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2019 Davis Cup Review

The Tennis Addict Podcast

42:30 min | 1 year ago

2019 Davis Cup Review

"To Be Kidding me stoking. Hello everybody and welcome back to the PODCAST. I'm your host Michael and this is going to be the Davis Cup. Review this episode. I'm GonNa talk a little about some of the news. Come out in tennis road or that'd be fair there hasn't been much At least much I feel like really needs to be covered. This mostly just going to be talking about Davis Cup considering that it was the premier event of the last week now so want to talk about the positives and negatives of the Davis Cup this year. And we're GonNa talk about an adult and his efforts in this In this victory Team victory on some of the upsets. That happened of course But really this is GONNA be You know me talking about more or less how I thought the first year in this new format went Because there were good things and bad things and we'll get to that all right So let's out in set one with the news and as I stated Ross Doll led his Davis Cup team to victory Spain over Canada in the finals of the new. Look Davis Cup after defeating Dennis Popoff. It is the Davis Cup. In which part of the winning team and the sixth overall title for Spain beginning with their first in two thousand. Yeah Again. It's just a a great effort really From from Spain and integrate effort from Canada. I'm not a team. I think that most people felt was going to be a real player. Have a lot of young talent. But it wasn't a team. I think a lot of People betting on this competition would have probably picked to get to the final. I might a winning stone. Get to the final But it happened you know. They played very well The the really Got IT OUT. Some tough victories Throughout the five days Yep So it was a really great effort by Canada. Spain however Was able to to win and in an adult The clincher of Russia Pavlov but also Roberta Batista Gut's and we'll talk about him as well His victory over Australia seem How that Played a obviously a big role for the day but You know what that you'd had gone through during the week. is Yeah we'll talk about that right so there really isn't a whole lot like I said news wise. That's really the big thing. Obviously I'm recovering that on the women's side and that it'd be t a second in the season's over you know at this point Players in the WTC side. They're taking a break. You've probably seen a lot of players. takes time off They've been off now for what deliver week. Now I believe Maybe a little longer And it's it's great you know. They probably went home. Said you know what I'm I'm flying off to some Caribbean Tropical Island and came back for week Maybe longer so you probably saw some players head out to maybe catch some sun to kick back. Relax a little bit Unwind. It's a long season folks. It's just you know there's a lot of There's breaks in the calendar right for tennis player. But there's nothing like the end of the year there really isn't because it feels weird for players like even the end of the your break is just the break between the end of the season and getting out getting ready for the new season so it's not like it's any different from having a few weeks off at any of the point point in the season except you're technically still in the season so it feels like there's all this pressure you now like even if you have a break like you can't really have a break you know you're just trying to to do whatever you gotTa do to heal up or train if you if you have a training block may be in between tournaments Maybe have a few weeks off or maybe lost early and see of time to kind of go back just spent some quality time in the gym But you really don't have time to just unwind a little bit in it's important to tennis is a very physically and I think the part that most often doesn't get looked at as the the emotional and mental part of the game which it's exhausting. In fact I would say. It's more exhausting really than the physical part. You can physically breakdown you can get injured and yes retired but I would argue that emotionally and mentally. That's the hardest part and a lot of ways so to get to the end of the season in have the opportunity to just unwind a little bit. Yeah you know you got to start training for the next year. That's coming up but sometimes it's nice to take a couple of weeks in just not think about tennis for for a while and I think that's probably what's been happening here but it's not just all you know sunshine and sand and ties and all that fun stuff Obviously there are things that are happening. And a Lotta. That really comes down to coaching changes. So we doesn't Change Carolina. Push give ended up steam teaming up with Daniel Overdue and Energy Kerber is now teamed up with Deedee Kimmelman and Here's here's one that I think is Interesting Gabino Mugabe. Ruth has teen back up with Cheetah Martinez. So if you remember a few years ago Mark Levin Ruth had that really great run to the Wimbledon title and it was in part she she a ton of credit to cheat a Martinez who stepped in for her coach for McGrath is coach. Because they were out with a kid. A child And so can she to Martinez stepped in and You know it was great. Now she ended up teaming up She ended up going. I think with a couple of different players in that timespan but ultimately I. I'm I'm surprised but this could also be something. That really helps Gabino McGrath. Because she has had a tough run honestly for probably I would say at least the last eighteen months It's not been a good run for her for a while And she's always been a bit of a hot and cold player. Her highs are really high talking winning Grand Slams. Her lows are are low She's not a consistent player on tore She probably is the definition a lot of ways of hot and cold when she's hot men. She is red hot when she is cold. She is cold like like Pluto Basically an ice ball Pretty much It sounds terrible. Maybe and maybe I'm being harsh here but it's it's just look at the results results in nothing good. She hasn't posted. I A solid result in a while this that I can remember In some of those dude injury no doubt about it. There's definitely smitten injury issues with her. But it's not just injury issues Even when she's seemingly healthy her tennis is not very good. So we'll see what can cheat on Martinez can can do here. Hopefully they can team up in and she can help her figure out what's going on because yeah it's been good And we'll see what happens with Kerber and push go. Maybe their new coaches will help them get across the finish line Kerber. She's already been there. She's one Grand Slams Pushpa oh-so-close oh-so-close. She's been there before she walked in the Grand Slam finals but she hasn't won all right. let's get to set to here. Which obviously this is going to be the big one because when you talk about Davis Cup Davis Cup. Generally here okay. I want to talk about when I think the positives and negatives when it comes to this new format okay. So let me first. Start out by explaining that I. I wasn't all that sold on this new Davis Cup idea when it was announced Michael Eric was still in the podcast regularly And we talked about. We talked about the fact. That Davis Cup. Just the idea of this new look just didn't feel right. It would take away from the great things. That Davis Cup had going for it right. The atmosphere The crowds and all that stuff you know traveling to the home countries who was hosting the Davis Cup between the teams. Whatever team. They're playing. You know it. Just it. Had An atmosphere ahead of attrition. It's I really wasn't all that sort on this but let me just say that. I am now sold on Davis Cup. I am There are things that are wrong. The things that have gone wrong in this last week and I would definitely touch on those but let me just say I think the new Look Davis Cup has been a success on the positive side. Let me just say this Davis Cup for probably the last fifteen maybe twenty years but definitely I would say the last fifteen years his had it rough okay There has been diminishing returns for Davis Cup for quite some time. It has increasingly been kind of forgotten. Okay and the reason. Why is that? Is the game of tea is tennis? Has become increasingly. More physical more demanding of the players. It requires more. It requires more physically from them. It requires more mentally and emotionally You know the the toll that it takes on your body to be able to stop on a dime and smashed a forehand then sprint to the other side hit a defensive shot then run back across the court once again. Hit another shot and do that over and over and over again. It's it's it's a lot is just physically more demanding now than ever and it has been going in that direction for a long time but part of the problem is that players. Just don't have the ability or at least they don't feel like they really had the ability to commit Davis Cup in the past You've course Nidal has done it in the past and and he's one Davis until has roger. Novak has one Davis Cup any. Murray his Davis Cup. They've all won Davis Cup but their participation has been up been on year to year basis. It's been spotty. It's been here and there and without the big names without the best players in the world committing to Davis Cup. It creates a problem. You don't have the big names. Therefore you don't have quite the same draw. Sure fans will show up. But you're not going to get the kind of attention that you need especially in this day and age and because of that Davis Cup has been suffering. It's been suffering your ratings wise. It doesn't get the attention it used to get. It's the only really the only team event I mean. Yes we have. We have labor cop in and we have coming. Atp Cup which is going to start January early January. I think January third of next year of course but Davis Cup has been around for like a hundred and twenty years maybe nineteen years hundred twenty years one of those It's been around for a very long time okay. So there's a Lotta tradition wrapped up into this but Davis Cup like a lot of things needed to come into the new era right. They needed to revamp Davis Cup. Instead of spreading it out across the entire calendar enforcing players to have to commit four times. Possibly you know It has allowed players to commit to just five days. They know the Davis Cup is going to be every year. They know where it's going to be at. There's more likely a chance that they'll actually be able to commit. At the end of the season he'll be able to get most if not all of the very best players in tennis. So Davis Cup needed modernisation. I know it sounds terrible and another author that will be. Hemmitt vehemently vehemently vehemently disagree with me. They'll say that I'm wrong to say. Hey Look Davis Cup. Just leave it alone. It was great the way it was it's et Cetera. I understand what you're saying I was there I was there totally agree. I was like this is a bad idea. I don't like it. I don't get changing this but after having seen how this week went in and let me be up front here. I am a big Fan. You guys know that but I'm also I also try very hard to be fair right. I mean I'm critical of my own favorite players. If they're not doing well I will not hold back and you guys should know that. I've said things about the tone. The past and up in very kind interpreted terms of his performance and like give credit whenever other players. Maybe they're not my favorite players but I'm very complimentary of them. Right if Novak Djokovic wins a Grand Slam I look at his performance objectively and say hey this is a great performance disagree win by him it's et Cetera et Cetera. Same Roger Saint for Anybody Right. You have to be objective. And that's what I do here. I mean yes. Nidal is my favorite player but I also am a tennis fan heart e tennis fan on in the Dolphin necessarily all the time he tennis fan. I Love Tennis. I Love Nidal second okay. So I'm objective. We say 'em as much as I possibly could be as orm saying is even though Spain one this week and it all one group performance and all that stuff. I'm looking at the Davis Cup. In the way everything played out and regards even if even if the doll wouldn't have played well or he would've lost or even if Spain would've lost. I still would look at this week in. I would give it a thumbs up now. There were problems and I'll get to this in a minute but I'm just saying this was a success. The compressed format helps eliminate the issues that came from spreading the Davis Cup of out. Over the course of the year okay. It stripped down IT STREAMLINE. The event in a way that made it easy to understand and so in an easy to follow someone says gee they don't have the five-set marathons like they used to. You know when you get this huge five said you know three four hour for five. Our you know match you know out there and they have been some of the great some of the. All Time. Great moments in Davis Kapit. History has been this big long. Five-set marathons with these. These are no longer are going to be A possibility because it's it's best of three so the best you're GONNA get a three-set matches and it's it's important because you know it makes sense in a five day span. You cannot possibly expect player to go five sets and possibly come out the next day into over against it. No no can't happen But I don't think that that is necessary. As great as those five marathons were given the wear and tear that some of these players would deal with by playing multiple matches over the course of five days. There's no way so again. You might say well book a fun. Let's go back to the old Davis Cup format. And let's just stick with the way it was and we can have this five-set matches etcetera etcetera. I understand your point. I'm just saying that there's no way they could do it. Moving forward not in this format. But that's okay because I think it worked despite the problems by issues that cropped up I think it worked. The atmosphere was incredible in the back into the tournament Obviously the helped the home team was the one that was in the final But I still think after the initial struggles Philip. Things started to work out. The teams were all in the players Rollin. Anybody who came into Davis Cup at the end of the year here was ready to win it. Novak the doll everybody Indy Murray. He played a match. He helped his team. I mean it was. It was accepted as a success. I think it was a success and I think it will be moving forward. The tradition it needed to evolve it needed to evolve. It had to in in an era like we're in now with with ever decreasing attention spans. People getting confused if you look at the Davis Cup format. It was confusing times. It was sometimes. It's hard understand hard to follow at times. There was often complaints about that. That that's all gone. I mean it's five days you can understand it you know who's playing all that stuff in a work bloomington into the negatives gives there are negatives number one you cannot have matches regularly finishing in the wee hours of the morning. Okay is latest. Four early is four. Am Is it laters early It's both because when you're finishing up a match around four am. I mean that's ridiculous. That's absolutely ridiculous. I cannot I could not believe that a match would finish it four. Am is just not and you cannot expect that the players to come back the next day in dude again no way That's number one number two Watching matches in the early portion of the week or the portion of Davis Cup whereas at fifty percent capacity during the first several days it was not a good look. It looked bad. He got these teams. That are out there. The fighting hard. This is fighting hard and Davis Cup in the stands is like you can barely see anybody. There it's ridiculous. It was awful I understand people are working etcetera etcetera but is organizers. You have to come up with a way to make sure that those stands are filled because it does not look good when they're not sluts another thing The the website was difficult to navigate their tunnel bugs. I was not a fan. I mean I I made my way through that site at tried to get certain places to get certain information and I found myself having a hard time doing it and given the amount of time they had to plan this whole thing. Kind of inexcusable. You have a website. That doesn't work very well. So that's another thing and then here's the away. The worst given how much is riding on success of the first year of this kind of new look Davis Cup the fact that neither ESPN or the tennis channel in the US bought the rights is awful. Now from what I've heard the price was simply too high for either of the companies to pay that they weren't willing to pay the high of a price so it was on Fox sports to Fox sports to most people didn't even know that. So it's just you're you're doing a good job overall but there's definitely room for improvement. They've gotta get these kings worked out. They've got to get this in the United States On a network that people will go watch Davis Cup. Because most people didn't even know that it was on Fox Fox worse too I didn't initially and then I found out like okay. What's worrying new watch it? I didn't know you didn't I mean it's just it's it's not very well planned and the fact that he didn't have this in the United States in ESPN or the tennis channel. It's inexcusable so near the positives. They're definitely a lot of positive. The atmosphere was great in the end. The lasting image of course unit all laying on the ground Exhausted happy his team. You know on top of them. You know yelling at them screaming at him. That's great. It's great image. Would it be great image food anybody? In the end of the day it was it was the passion the excitement the fans the atmosphere. The arena was great from what I've heard. The the courts were excellent. Nobody had any real complaints about that with the technology issues. The website you know play matches into the hours of the morning the stands being quite empty. I mean you can't do that not in the early stages of the tormented not at any point really so anyway. I think overall Davis Cup worked it was successful and if they can work out these issues moving forward. I think it will be very good. I mean very very good I think this will ultimately end up being a real success two or three years from now we could be talking about. The Davis Cup is a very well run Excellent overall event and I think you'd see the fans coming around the people who might be on the fence renouncing. I don't know maybe I don't like him. Maybe I can do like it. I think you may find out in a couple of years to three years. Now you know maybe saying You know what? They made some improvements. The things that complain about before gone. This is excellent. So let's move on and talk about the results so If you look at the quarterfinals all right which is the beginning of the week. Russia shocked everybody right now to one over Serbia. It went to the doubles match at the end. Oh and by the way. That's another thing. I want to talk about briefly. Hold on one second so doubles in the past in Cup they were never the marquee event right. The there were great Some fantastic doubles matches. But if you lost the doubles match you still had a way of redeeming yourself. You could find an opportunity to redeem yourself but one of the great things about doubles in this pull event. That was that if the two teams split their first two matches within the deciding. Rubber was the doubles match. Which is great and I loved it. I love the fact that it came down to doubles. That was the thing that got you over the Hump. If you've split the first two matches the first two singles matches I love that and I'm really glad because it. It gave doubles the opportunity to really be in the spotlight. It allowed the teams to really showcase some fantastic doubles matches and doubles teams. So that's another thing that goes in the positives. I really did like that. A liquid they did there and that that's what happened here. Russia Serbia that got into this really huge battle went to a tiebreaker. In the third set of the doubles match there are multiple match points by Serbia that they were Quickly evaporated by Russia Russia. One IT WAS. It was a really really tough match in Russia. Van Way give just get over the finish line. It was It was a great win. Next up was Canada's two one win over Australia. There was a kind of an attempted comeback thereby Australia. But didn't work out ultimately and candid was able to win. Next up was Great Britain to over Germany Partially because of Andy. Murray played his his singles match. He won a singles match He then put out for the rest Davis copy of thought. Apparently a little bit of a A slight injury issue nothing to be worried about. He said just did a precaution. So you know that's fine and then Spain to win over Argentina. Great Great Win By an adult over Us Diego Schwartzman You know obviously it all played well when at six one six two and then the rubber. The third rubber was a three-set win both which was no doll and Marcel. Akron liaise over Maximum Gonzales. Inland Leonardo Mayer Great. Win there and then moving on the semi finals. It was Canada over Russia to one. Which of course was a fantastic effort. There Andre Rube love. When the first match over VASIC pospisil Dennis Pablo one of three CETERA. Over a Karen Hatch Nov you know then Pospisil in Japan defeated hatching off Andrew. Love in it in a very tight very tight three center in tie-break in the third seven five. I mean great stuff great stuff by Canada to get to the final and then the other side. It was a Spain over. Great Britain Cow Edmund took out Feliciano Lopez Nidal took out Daniel Evans and then it came down to a excellent two-set victory by the dollar and Lopez over Jamie Murray and Neil Scoop Sqi so I mean it was a tight tiebreak in the second one. That was a tiebreak in the first seven three second-set-tiebreaker ten eight doll Played fantastic in that tiebreak. Hit some unbelievable shots was a great lob on set point lobbed it over Jamie Murray head in the corner just hit the back of the line. Put that overhead away and six after that Slam and then Nidal was able to hit a couple of big forehands later in the tie-break and then it was served out by Fleece Unit Lopez with an unreturnable serve. So it's just a great victory ultimately Bina donepezil to really get into the final and then the final really was it was It was weird so yeah Felix Australia seem was brought in Because there was an issue with the players on the team I can't remember who it was but obviously had to come in in relief and he hadn't played almost all in quite like something like five or six weeks he came any. He played Roberto Batista Gut's and ended up losing seven six six three. And here's the thing and I want to talk about this because what Roberto Batista you did is unbelievable in this match so Roberta losses father a few days before this match He flew back a he said goodbye to his father and then he rejoined his team came out the next day and won this match. I cannot possibly understand how he did. It admitted to be able to focus on a tennis ball after you have had an incredible loss is I just. It's amazing that he could even do it. I I mean I made in that. He had the ability to concentrate and hit a ball. Hit a tennis ball. Which by the way I you know. Very sorry to hear that Ha having lost a parent like that so this is terrible but he came out and he he fell. He needed to be there for his team. He played he won. And then it was the doll versus. Pablo all winning at six. Three seven six nine. Seven in the tie-break He kind of pushed Pavlov around the first sad second-set Pablo gains footing. Really went toe to toe with at all played very well and a pushed to the limit you could tell. A doll was getting a little tired He played eight matches over the course of five days. A lot of matches so He was to kind of get a little tired but he he found the little extra gear gear in the back end there. He had multiple match points. He let them slip away just regrouped and debris add to do in one with that That last point which was a return cross court and CHIAPPA WLOV ended up with a low percentage down the line forehand which hit the net. And that was that so I wanna I wanna ask you guys something and I probably should say girls as well because it's not just guys and women that definitely listen to my podcast have written him before. How are we to put Nidal's performance into perspective? Here he went eight eight nine for the week. Five singles three known doubles. That's a lot of tennis for anybody just just. The five singles matches is a lot of tennis but to come out and In in some of the huge just massive moments. He was able to bring out his best tennis in both singles and the doubles definitely doubles and will his team to victory. Because that's basically what he did here. This was a team effort. Don't get me wrong. Other players played in one for Spain at the players teamed up with his own doubles but at the end of the day. This was basically I think Nidal willing his team victory. He was pushing them just just pushing them constantly to victory. But how are we to put this in perspective? And that's what I like to get from you. Is it impressive league? Not impressed I I. Don't I don't know you know on one hand. It's it's a singularly impressive performance one of the more impressive performances in his entire career. But but will this be an outlier. The problem is we don't know because this is the first year that this new format exists. So is this going to be calm. And we're GONNA see this all the time players playing seven eight nine matches you know the best players on their team best players in the world. You're playing that many matches to help their team. When Davis Cup at the end of the year is GonNa be kind of just a common thing or we can look back on this and five ten years ago. Wow that's an outlier. That's that's not something we're seeing. I don't know I don't know I mean I would say my opinion is that it's going to be somewhat common is common enough to see players. Play multiple singles matches in multiple doubles matches. I don't know if we'll get eight eight a lot of matches I just don't know and we'll have to wait and see. Certainly the players and teams during this Davis Cup played a lot of matches themselves. And they're going to send ten otherwise but also that always thirty-three all right and he's GonNa be thirty four next so given his age too. That's a pretty big achievement to it's just it just is. It's a lot of tennis LAW TESTS FOR ANY PLAYER OF ANY AGE. Let alone someone who's thirty three years old and has is many miles on their on. Their fetus. Nidal does a lot of miles so I don't know I mean it's just. It's a great achievement. Winning Davis Cup means something. It does it does it. It should it's one of the most prestigious events we have no. It's not a grand slam. I get that is not the. Atp World Tour Finals but it's still a very very big event. And I think that this new format will help kind of revitalized Davis Cup. If they do a correctly if they if they get the exposure out there I think it will be the kind of revitalization that the the whole thing is needed for probably at least the last decade. If not longer so yet look at the end of the day I think it was great worked. There were some kings definitely but the whole thing ended up being worth it and a success success for everybody definitely was A. It was a success for Spain. The home country imagery in front of the fans on a doll laying on the ground Basking in the glow of the the crowd. You're roaring out of the Davis Cup win the first one that Spain's had since two thousand eleven. It's just it's just a big deal you know so you know at the end of the day. I think this will work this work moving forward. They work out the problems. They will make this a fantastic fantastic event. All right let me know what you guys think about Davis Cup. Would you think about it? Did you like the change? Did you dislike the change? What about the issues? That cropped up part of the unforgivable Do you think the work the kings out and then kind of in a year or two. We'll be looking at this in a very different light. At least they'd better light. You know for the fact that the absence of issues hopefully will be. They'll be gone What did you think about Spain? Winning how would you put in perspective? Nidal's performance let me know so I'd like to hear about anything that you guys have For me in terms of an opinion if you guys have any subjects you like me to talk about in the next episode. Let me know I will? Well actually no. I guess you can't do that. We're going to do moving forward to make an announcement here. I have my season or in review episode. I'm thinking about breaking up into four separate episodes in releasing it It's a lot over the course of one episode. It's usually like two hours or more Although this year I'll be doing it myself so much quicker but I might break it down into four segments release four separate episodes one per quarter of the year. And do it that way. I don't know yet how we made a decision that but I'm thinking I'm leaning into doing that but let me know what you think I sent in feedback. I certainly included on one of those episodes art. Everybody that's it for this episode. So thanks for listening. 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Davis Cup Finals Day 1 - So, what was it like?

The Tennis Podcast

33:36 min | 1 year ago

Davis Cup Finals Day 1 - So, what was it like?

"Hi I'm John McEnroe's board. This is Martina Navratilova Mats Wilander. I'm Sandra Wanka Enlighten Hewitt. I'm Marie and you're listening to the tennis podcast. The new welder started the new Davis Cup. The Davis Cup finals all held in a single week and Matt's who is over in Madrid and Catherine who isn't and and myself who isn't but have been watching with interest all day. Long are here to talk about it. And it's the first of our daily shows covering the Davis Cup finals throughout this week. And it's just. It's just so interesting to see. This format tried out for the first time. I think we should go to mount first of all just to get your general impressions. I mean you came into the the event yesterday we heard what you thought of the initial set up. We've had virtually full day although so it is twenty to midnight there and they are still playing in the doubles in in Canada and Italy. But we've got you safely back in your hotel room because we thought actually three. Am Finish on day. One is probably not the best idea. What did you think yes? I was glad that you agreed to my suggestion to call it. Call it early tonight. It this is. This is day one so I think we all have an shoal impressions. But they're by no means set in stone. I'm I'm kind of ready. See for them to perhaps change throughout the week but basically I would say as in lots of situations the reality is to be found in some kind find the middle ground. It wasn't it wasn't as bad as the naysayers were kind of thinking say hoping might be and and it probably wasn't quite as good as the tournament organizers. Were really hoping and thinking that it could be. There were lots of off lots of positive aspects which we can discuss that did feel like Davis Cup particularly on the smaller courts and there was some negative negative aspects. which made you think that? Maybe they've slightly taken away something from competition. But you know I think it's going to be a compromise and we will see how oh how it develops throughout the week. There was there was certainly some good some good tennis on display particularly in the Italy Canada. Tie Kid kid. We cut straight. It's the Shea to get your review of Alum Walker please. Tennis can wait fakes. Poll Eh. He's he's a multi platinum multitalented. It's multi no Ouija British man. I know I'm not sure Ireland I'm not sure I understand the kind of wide scale popularity of these kind of producer. DJ's Jays. I mean as far as I could tell he was kind of standing there pressing a few buttons and I mean the the whole opening ceremony. I must say I thought was a bit misjudged taking place at two thirty on a Monday afternoon. I mean there was just there was just. Nobody there does Always does matter how good a DJ is does it. If it's teeth at union Monday afternoon. Yeah and it was splitting nor is and yet no one in the stadium all the noises coming out from the PA then. They had a parade of the players which was quite nice and look quite good once. They're all out but again it was kind of flat because there was no one in the stadium and then Mr Walker came on and what did notice is the Diego Schwartzman Rube love came. Came back out. They they've been INC went back in and came back out and sat on one of the benches to to soak up the best of the best of Alan Walker. Left after after about ten minutes. I've had enough. I'm the yeah. They will having springsteen fan folks. He's he's certain certain standards and certain tastes. That are not what's his name again. Alan Bold Luke is not a memorable name is I mean. It's it's an absolutely fine name but it's it doesn't screen to me like international high rolling. Dj No right but what. What does Alan Right? Well Ju just quickly just to say. The winners of today's matches are who it was Canada. Today it was rusher ever Cratia and it was Belgium over Columbia now. The first the first tennis I saw was was turning on a bit of Rube live playing against the creation of two. He's called Boerner. Go Go Joe. Oh Okay Yeah. That's the question of well. It's great tennis depth. Well technically church is the number two. But he's been promoted to number one because of Chile is out. Why is out injured injured? Okay and then. They seem to have plucked born ago. Joe I feel like this I feel like there should be Croatian number three than this although Boehner What what what was the scoreline? Now yeah well it was straight sets to Rupe live so gore advertisement. Retirement might have done just as well. Actually quick how core he might he might have made it a bit closer. I think it was something like three and three. It was fairly onsite among is I did see a little bit at the heart of that match in my initial impressions when I turn that on was Oh. I'm not sure that a a lot of people in the stadium but it it didn't sound like I was hoping it would sound and it was quite dark. That was that was how it looked to me. I mean look. I love the colors list of the courts the green and the gray and then I saw your message. You said You I've gone. I've moved over to Canada against Italy. And this feels light right Davis Cup and I immediately. I mean one of the Nice things about the coverage that we've got in on your sports in the UK and it's a world fade. Is that the the kind of go in where the action is so the shifting around to where the bright points are and all that sort of stuff when they moved over to that. That court was Fanini. Amy Wasn't against pulse. You're right I mean it just. It sounded like a Davis Cup tight sounded great. The the world feed is great. That's really exceeded seeded my expectations and it and it's created a bit averse sort of bonus in terms of Mike Experience of it that I wasn't expecting Mitch's unlike Davis Cup Fed Cup that we used to unlike the tennis I've been watching for the last week is just this is worn event going on one match and all your chips are on that and if it turns out to be rubbish. Then you're out of luck doc. And I hadn't coming into this. I hadn't really quite processed the fact that they were going to be three times happening simultaneously on three different coats. What's that structure combined? With the way the world feed coveted created a bit of assertive early rounds of slams fail Ale which are my favorite my favorite period of Islam. And when you feel like oh my gosh is just something happening everywhere I want to keep across it. Want to make sure I'm not. You know not not getting any kind of foam. Oh and I really really liked I'd like to that field that I was just going to be taken wherever something interesting is happening running and if there happened to be something be shown the I wasn't committed to having to watch that rubbish beige thing. I'm not talking about go. J. Boerner inapt three he he might be belting Alan and Matt through Allen and and and rubbish I mean the best the best description I have of the atmosphere okay on the main stadium for Croatia. Russia was like the kind of early round of a tour event with a brass band. The band going on people were watching. They were engaged but mainly they were neutral. So I don't think they really have much shiver much interest on who was winning. There were in pockets of Croatian support and small pockets of Russian support. And they were. They were supporting their team as you would expect in a big arena like that twelve thousand seats are the the main stadium. It just didn't have much impact. It wasn't wasn't cutting through And I suppose you know thinking about it logically. That probably is what was always going to happen. You never go into get twelve thousand seats. Filled with supporters of the country's playing that was had to travel. That was just wasn't lately but what is much much better as the smaller stadiums. Where two or three thousand? And even if they're only half full two thirds full that full. I love partisan's support with drums and trumpets and making such a good noise that it really does feel like Davis Cup. It gives you all the all the vibes. You're looking for so thinking thinking long term. Perhaps just you know a stadium stadium on neutral soil just needs to be slightly smaller and you would get a better atmosphere. I wonder I suspect maybe maybe in the future it might grow and meet people might get more used to it and find ways to get to these events and wants to come to the finals but I mean in the shorts I I agree with you and I think I tend on as I said a little bit of Fenian pospisil which was won by pospisil which is a heck of a result. Oh Fam- isn't it and then watch most of chiappa valve against Beretania which was an episode cracking contest. Three tiebreaks ultimately somebody won by chiappa valve. That had pretty much everything has a match and also had. It was kind of like I thought it was like almost to a wage as Davis Cup taking on each other because they weren't big crowds but it was like the French crowd at the Fed Red Cup final times too but one on either side and they were really making noise going at each other and yes yeah that that was what it's all about. We had of getting irritated at one point by them hitting a winner and then putting his finger to his heirs to. Hey and that's a bold move from him right at the last stages of the match but he ended up winning so quite an encouraging sign from him and yet that that was the match that I think made me think okay. Well I feel a little bit reassured. Haven't seen that. That was exactly I take as well David. I thought that you know in many ways. The best thing about old old former of Davis Cup and Fed Cup was the away fans because it always felt like they eh to conquer and they were kind of there to put their flag down. This territory. Kind of thing. When you've got two sides doing that it actually created this? It's really interesting kind of Ding Dong both between the players and the fans and it was it was really. It was really special inside inside stadium to today for for that and yeah chiappa valve goading the Italian fans and they were whistling him and he was he was loving it Jeff Valve and. I thought you've got to win this match in done. You've done that and credit to him. Because he did I. Actually I actually positioned myself closest to the Italian fans hoping to get some good audio of them in in celebration of victory. I hate my bats and thought Berrettini would Would take the wind. So yeah very impressed. With with shop of Alvin and POSPISIL. They were both clutch in the in the tight moments today whereas the Italians weren't quite so are we going to allow Clutch Catherine on this. It it what's wrong with Clutch Brad Gilbert my. We'll talk about it. I wasn't gonNA say anything I wasn't gonNA say anything at the time but I did make a mental nate eight. Yeah everybody can go down So I've already been admonished by one American and listener this morning actually teasing American listeners. So sorry everybody. For America we love the other message we got was was from a listener in in the UAE. Who was saying that when we when we the policy as explicit it won't download over there so no swearing? They said that is that the dailies became sort of every other day splendid. The the the other matches we had today. Canada gotTa Win. Russia have got a win. Both of them both what we don't know the results of Candidate during the night three zero two to Russia and Belgium beat Colombia Steve Darcy's playing his final final his final tournaments. Because he's retiring. This is his last event. And Steve Dorsey isn't it. Yes I actually spoke to some Belgian fans. Today I wanted to try and get their view one on the new format because I know that they were very against it when it when it was changed and I was speaking to. What turned out to be? I think the head of some kind of Belgian supports Tennis Trust or something Ultra Leash Matt. And he was saying that they're actually planning a boycott in the Belgian tennis. His fans were actually not planning to come and they realized it was Steve. Darcy's final tie and I thought well we better some of us have better go About one hundred or so have have traveled. And you know that kitted out in the usual red and yellow and they've boycotted their that boycott. Just still see exactly but they were saying something quite interesting and that they actually Hoping Ping that Belgium finish somewhere between fifth and sixth thirteenth. In this event I e not get the semifinals and not be one of the lowest two teams in the groups because what that will mean is that they will then have a qualifier in February every. And they're hoping that they'll get a home one and they'll be able to go and see the OKLAHOM- like they used to be able to. I mean blood. Yeah Ah but it's very trying to. I mean if they get to the quarters are they gonNA stick. I doubted doubted. It does seem this. Show saying they want not what the team saying. They indeed indeed. Yeah Steve Dorsey. Once off to this week will be relevant. I mean maybe. ABC Council in in in in waiting. I think is I think he actually is going to become the motion Davis Cup. If US fakes you saw Catherine the you saw the mashed in you. You saw that. Avid goffin rubbers. Well I saw well Matz tipped off. The Sim Classic Davis Cup Drama was unfolding on. What would that have been the with the Between Dovey go found who is just Davis. Couple overs amion. I think you've kind of think of Belgium. Jim Is like the ultimate Davis Cup team in a way which which which makes me understand why those fans the way they do because they loved it so much tonight. I hope they kind of end up enjoying this as well. Because if it's not gonNA change back you know I mean maybe I beat Wilbur. If it doesn't you don't want to have them lost from the competition forever but you're right. I think that they were. They were an amazing host. I in in Jensen just the best atmosphere. Yeah Yeah No. I mean. They've always they've always performed above that the players always seem to perform above their ranking right. They they they defy the old some paper. They seem to be greater than the sum of their parts Belgium. Which is kind of the points of Davis Cup whether a team can be greater than some of their parts? So Matt ticked me off. The David Goffin is in action against gallon. Yes Daniel Daniel Gallon of Columbia. Who when they were one of the nation's that that were just chuffed to bits to be these these Davis Cup finals And I didn't think it was three old in the third. Go eventually winning three but just really lovely tennis. I thought the speed of the court looked just right to create sort of it's just nice pleasing watchable rallies but rewarding aggression Just nice to see the vehicle unpack and down the line firing. It was all just sort of Nice. It was nice to watch approach and very very Davis Cup. Khanna sums up go fund. Doesn't it really nice. Yeah I know. I'm -pletely damning winging with faint. Praise here I really did. Enjoy it occurred but you know what I mean just smooth you know Nice Nice Nice. So they weren't in Belgium. One officer of Winstar. Nice Nice Start and that was did the match in which. We had the first entertaining twitter exchange of the day because Philip to wolf both a former Belgium player who was a French Open semi-finalist and is now a journalist in Belgium. He's in Madrid and I think he he tweeted. You know it's a shame there are only about fifteen people in the stadium to cheer p-a-k International Spanish Spanish footballer. An owner owner of the entire Davis These days replied to him and said doesn't that to me and he posted a picture of a a lot more people so on and on it went and then we had elise acorn a French Fed Cup player replying to Gerard. PK to to say clearly. You've never been to a real Davis Cup. Tie Search involved. Well I guess she's passionate it but I I did find it interesting that the first line of defense was Gerard. PK Do you think he has trucks to alert set up for certain certain combinations of words say Davis Cup Crowds Davis Cup Stadium. Full Davis Cup Stadium and you must stay. Okay well put it this way Katherine. A few months ago he started following me which I was not expecting and one of a number of a number of journalists understood I know that he began following so on twitter. Feeling Nafta 'cause I am and he I I get the Albee implies to follow me but I He's he's got nineteen point two who million followers so he's quite a good suits of person to spread the word in terms of sheer number of the numbers. But I mean I did think I did think when he did that you reach really want to start getting involved in this identity NASA smartest thing to to be honest I think one of the problems rightly or wrongly that some people have with the new Davis Cup is that PK. A footballer is involved and the one kind of pulling the strings people. Lots of people have taken against that and I think him getting himself involved in being slightly overly defensive insist on day one is not exactly setting setting the right tone and then the official the official Davis Cup finals twitter Switzer retweeted him. As though you know kind of endorsing that kind of exchange body I just. I didn't think it was a great look. Really Yeah I am from from. PK's his position. I can understand why given that. It's sort of his baby and all of his team are on it. You know they they get you going to get defensive as oppose emotionally. If you see people saying things you've done agree with but I don't know what you just don't do it. Just just get through the thing and hope fully prove everybody wrong and that's how I'd be trying to do it without without saying too much because it's just going to get into a face off. Isn't it people. People are gonNA come at him I it just depends him up too much. I think because look. They're wrong be they're gonNA be matches ties that all going to be mt not and and I think they roll the need to go in with the approach of the sort of saying. That's okay you know really successful tour. You're events he wouldn't necessarily expect three large stadium courts basketball one really large one and tease ones to be to be complete fleet sellouts on all days of a tour event. So so yes I think the discussion the discussion about crowds is relevant and crowds aalto particularly important for Davis Cup but equally being hyper defensive. The first suggestion that crowds on up to scratch is not helpful. Because I think that I think that probably will be matches. That are all slightly disappointing on the crowd. Front it's going to be a mixed bag isn't it And You know th they they will hope to win people flavors to go I that that's the way I would approach it anyway. Especially given what they've come into this week with in terms of backdrop. I mean obviously there has. That's been a big buildup of a lot of people who like the original formats and you're not going to be out of the slap them down there. They're going to have to be convinced. Stole might be they might become institutional. That's that's the way it is so in terms of things that were good today. Certainly as you said the TV the feed the way the service there was was really good. The APP struggled a bit today. Didn't it the official Davis Cup finals APP. Which I'm glad that got because it's a good good way of keeping up with the live scores etc were big except when I last looks at Beretania was playing yes? The the Canadian Bertini was better than the Italian Bertolini today. It was which was uh which is what chef evolves known as the kind of these days until it was as though they decided on about Friday. uh-huh oh gosh we better make that. And that trust the that was the result kind of it was quite slow up dating eighteen and then the names were wrong and I just. I went to new draws and results section of the APP before according this just to try and remind myself of exactly what all the results were and offshore offshore by eight hits of refresh still was left with the message. The Davis Cup format has changed in two thousand. Nineteen for details of the Davis Cup. By racketed Madrid funnels Davis Cup by record and qualifies. Please visit Davis Cup Dot Com. I think an APP which directs you to a Web. The page is not fulfilling the function of an APP. I think you're on the old Davis Cup. Were you on the Davis Cup finals APP. Were you on the Davis Cup. That's the one that you sent me. The link four link AH says the I'm showing David pitcher proving your I have a decent grip on these technology. This isn't it so hang on says it. It wasn't that I am now slight rush pass. Yes confusing so isn't it well L.. Look what I would say. It's day one. No outpost does it. This one could fit right I also I asked I asked on. Twitter follows for their impressions of today. I mean the we've we've taken some flak as as a podcast. It's taken some sponsorship by the Davis Cup finals in the run-up to it in order to draw awareness to it and to visit to help with their tickets etc.. And we did that. And there's no question you know the people have wanted to set you know you're not going to be straight-forward in what you think about it because of that sponsorship. We know that that's not true But I understand how it looks so vast anyone twitter. What do you think you tell? It doesn't matter what you say will stick it out. That here's a few rundown policy doesn't matter what say on twitter will stick it out. I know separate. It's not I don't mean not reading all out about Kalisz sealift please. I'm I'm saying that if somebody response they respond than it's on it's on the. This is unfortunately reeks Asian media functions can read out the highlights. Now Yeah Right. And here's Quentin is as I'm enjoying it. As it is an opportunity to see great players in the same venue for a few days Olympics. Like situation I approve Phil de says. Even if wouldn't be boycotting due to the circumstances we've just had eight days of the best men competing and I really need a break so thankful that I don't like the concept. Anyway Alexander Alexander McClellan says a confession of never watched Davis Cup tie not involve in Great Britain but today on TV. I've watched three different ties and will continue to do so all week. The matches have been quality. The atmosphere seemed good on TV. I'm excited by the format doubles matches higher value as well which was saying yesterday. At least I don't the timing of it not even a daybreak after the finals in the Fed Cup in April will be better but Fanini against possible was a great match with a good atmosphere. Just it doesn't feel like Davis Cup yet to me. LV says. I'm just here what she in Canada in Italy put on a hell of a show and I don't care about politics. Go beavers. Alex P he says why is the doubles last which is very good point. Final one here Eddie. Says I'm giving you the chance as clearly a big loss of prefer to five like everyone else but it is the first year and I'm willing to give it three years. That's that's an interesting point. Alex warriors the doubles last three. I suspect it's because because all three three matches played on the same day the same session even On on the tool. There's a rule that if a play resheduled singles in doubles in the same day. They'll never be scheduled to place Doubles before singles will they. The doubles would always be off to see `table rest for from the singles match. Say given that they will be a number singles. Players will say playing doubles. I suspect that that's the reason who the beavers that's got to be something to do with Canada's is candidate thing. I didn't think you'd be with beavers so they probably know that was a good spread of these. I agree few days. He's off these relentless if we had to break from a D. missing tennis but today we're doing it again no really not really really what we got some Matt. We have got to sessions tomorrow. We shall. I'm oh I today was already slightly worried about but yes morning. Session is France. Japan Teaneck Schily in Kazakhstan. Netherlands is it actual morning because Spanish state of anything in the morning. Eleven o'clock local time by the time they've done. They anthems and the presentation about half eleven so pretty much afternoon and the evening has got three really good matches. I think Spain Russia and the main stadium which I'm interested to see I'm interested to see what the atmosphere is like for Spain. Tie In that stadium. I think I think could be really special. USA Canada on stadium to which which of CD have a natural rivalry anyway and Kinda dog looking to go back and us to upset them. And then a little bit of Nick. Curious and Australia On Stadium Three against Colombia. These these good matches. Why should be really good so so I think there's quite a lot in that and also team? GB We are doing their press conference so hopefully chance to speak to all of our all of our players and Mary etc okay you he won't Who thinks the Brad Pitt would be the appropriate costing to play him in a film? Yes he she had taken out of him for the answer didn't they own. And Leon Smith opted for George Clooney say modest you'll around nineteen. GP who should. I go for Next Pot Stephen Merchant has been proposed onto it you too. I wonder why generous people meet near us. That's years to Roddy I. Hi Matt come get some sleep. You have got a tank coming your way tomorrow in Madrid So thank you company folks. We'll we'll be back with another one of these tomorrow from the Davis Cup records in finals. Day to Loda Tennis. And it's brought to you in association with Tanna Graph RAFF executive produced by tennis balls. Dot Com mask is real with the Y. 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Davis Cup Finals Day 7 - Spain Wins; Pique's Perspective; Haggerty Grilled; Clarey's View

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Davis Cup Finals Day 7 - Spain Wins; Pique's Perspective; Haggerty Grilled; Clarey's View

"Hi I'm John McEnroe's board. This is Martina Navratilova Mats Wilander. I'm Sandra Wanka Enlighten Hewitt. I'm Marie and you're listening to the tennis. podcast sir. Hello Tennis podcast listeners. The reason we're all laughing is because we're talking about my editing moments last night when I decided to have breakfast before going to bed. Fortunately tonight is very different night because a team has won a Davis Cup finals tie in straight-sets meaning we're recording recording well before midnight and we don't really know what to do with ourselves however he will speak for yourself day no matter what time is it. My clock says nine forty eight. Is that correct act. No that was about three hours ago. Oh crikey so. What time is it an office midnight? Okay well I'll be having breakfast again. Dan Soon so anyway point in wasting and get into their for sounded good to me rough on the Dow and Roberta about history. Good have combined to win the Davis Cup finals final which doesn't sound quite right but apparently is correct or the world championship match as I also read it called are- Today and lifted the trophy that can longer clutch. They lifted. Well they didn't lift the trophy because the trophy Faye is the size of a truck but they lifted the little silver bit that goes on top of the rest of the which which story about that. So everyone on Heya Coz Coz the Davis Cup the Salad Bowl trophy because when L.. The newspapers the kind of second. Yeah when they when they don't want to repeat themselves by saying the Davis Cup again they call it the Salad Bowl and apparently salad full in Salcedo now and we sounds better when he signed. And apparently it's it's some kind of urban urban in Davis Cup Legend Myth that Dwight Davis who started the Davis Cup needed trophy and he took his. He's grandmothers solid bowl to to use the trophy. I believe that has been discarded. But it's a nice story and it it does look a bit like Osama bowl on the top of the Davis Cup. But how do you count for the wedding cake. Bit Underneath the pulse okay. uh-huh more research to do in twenty two. I have half a story about about to be to be continued. And and so folks if if we are successfully crowd funded for twenty twenty. These are the sorts of things will be getting rat robots to do given that we give him a job again right. We'd better talk about what actually actually happened before we do just to market on on the rest of what's coming up in this final daily edition of Tennis Podcast for twenty nine thousand nine. We have gone town or rather Matt Roberts. We're going to be hearing from refunder down in the press coverage straight afterwards we're going to be hearing from Gerard. PK WHO gave a press conference this morning about the future of the Davis Cup. We're going to hear Matt giving grilling to the IT. If chief David Haggerty you're going to be hearing that Tehran terrorist podcast and you're going to be hearing from a good friend of ours. One of our favorite colleagues Christopher Clary from the New York Times Matt's been speaking to him and it's just so fascinating to get the view of somebody who's been covering Davis Cup since the eighties and is there isn't really a voice in tennis. I think did did I. I look forward to the view of more than him because he's going to have thought of something that I know I haven't thought of and and that was the case again in Matt's conversation with him so we'll have that coming up but first folks water what a performance from those two players first of all when when it was revealed that physics is going to be drafted in his first appearance on a tennis court in six and a half weeks. I read to be playing against a guy who was mourning the passing of his father from three days ago and this has been obviously ever since and he was going to be the single selection. I I filled up. I was really I was. I felt really emotional about just the mere prospect of admittedly. I haven't had an awful lot of sleep couple diet and things probably are getting a bit more than they normally would but I. I can't really imagine how he did that about history. Good Just to to even commit to it and yet at the same time I can kind of see why he did why he did it. It's a bit like when people say it's best to keep keep busy. Sometimes I don't know I mean everybody's situation is different isn't it. There is no one way to grieve but the way he you did what he did handled himself won the match. I mean he beat Phoenix oceanic seeing for goodness sake and then the scenes of him celebrating waiting and being with his teammates are found it incredibly moving difficult to find the words isn't it. Yeah I I just thought it was one of the the most extraordinary things I've seen on the tennis court to be to be honest. I think there's there's such a danger with a with a player. lightbulb Easter Gu. We very often use words about his game. Maybe as bit robotic orbit or a bit mechanical in a way because that his tennis that the pure bones of tennis is a bit like that. But you know he is he. He is a human person going through just the most difficult emotions and for him to be able to deal with everything everything that he's been through an channel into that performance. I thought was one of the just one of the bravest things that I've seen in in a long time. It was really really moving and everyone in the stadium. You his story you could tell there was such such love towards him and there was. There was absolutely no sense that anyone was was forcing him to do this. I think think it was very much his own decision. I can imagine. I don't know the team conversations that would have happened but I can imagine they're all saying look. You don't have to play Roberto but you almost get the sense that he just wanted to as you said to kind of deal with it in his own way and he's already had a lot of amazing tennis achievement achievements this year about Easter Goo. I think you know. He's beaten Djokovic. A couple of times made a Wimbledon semi-final been a bit of a star Australian Oakland Crack crack the top ten but what he did today was was bigger than tennis. It was a it was really moving. The there was slight hint. Hint of irony to it because I feel like there was another incident of this this year. But that you know obviously he was a participants key participant in in that match that Andy Murray played at the Australian Open were now we now know foolishly. Andy Murray sort of essentially retired after it and we'll sort of lamented the fact that the time the Bautisa good embiid handed this role is is the villain in a just a macguffin in the emotional no torrent story. That was Andy. Murray at the time and of course what. Roberta t-shirt is gone through this week is is very different and and not comparing it to the physical strife of advantage but we thought at the time about routed feeling completely unjust that it was Roberta about Easter. Good that had to take on that role. Because he's this he's not just a macguffin macguffin or Roy Tower. You know participants is. He's a lot more than that and deserves his own story. And you know it's not it's it's not the story would have wanted but my goodness me was that torrent of emotion on his side of the court. Today also the end of it. He he as well as being emotional he said I would wouldn't WanNa be anywhere right now than doing what I'm doing. And you know that was great to say so. Water performance. What our performance he put in straight-sets he lived with this young lad all the way through that first and then he just took over fantastic performances salon that set the platform for now? They're very tough Felix organism. Today I really I really felt for him. You know it was it was about. Easter gets rolled against Marine Australian multiplied by a thousand if not more and when they put Felix Socially Siemian the team this morning but always afternoon I was thinking. Perhaps perhaps this is going to be his this moment because I still feel like four. We know about what you're seeing and we've seen his rise. He hasn't really had a standout moment yet. He hasn't Done workshop of out of beating the doll in Montreal carrier State beating the Wimbledon. That kind of thing. Isn't that one standout result yet now on it will probably it will come. I'm sure but I wondered whether it would. It would be today but then as soon as the match kind of started you got underway. We realized that this was not an ordinary match. Not an ordinary situation. It was it was difficult for for him. I think as well given given the background and yeah so he still waiting for that really but credit to teach do I mean. I didn't think I could have more respect. Respect for him as as Botha Athlete tennis player also as a person he's been he's been one of the most supportive tennis players of LGBT rights on tour. He's he's a good guy I think I think he. He's been through hell of a lot because he also lost his his his mother I think in two thousand sixteen. So you know you just you just really feel for him on a on a day like this and it's I. I am pleased for him that he he got the win and he did seem to get some joy out of it and actually noticeable the Dow made a beeline folks as soon as he got off the floor having one and just just picked him up off his. Yeah Yeah Nidal. Has I think all the team did but Nadal I think has a real real human quality where it comes to connecting with people both in the stands and on a personal basis with with his friends he sort takes over in order to to make people feel comfortable and he kind of knows what to do. In a given situation I feel with people mm-hmm and and that's what he did there and his performance today he was. He was pushed by chiappa valve in the second set. In the I I think probably CHIAPPA Valla was was a little tight and he couldn't he couldn't really put a finger on the Dow early break. That was kind of it. Second Set I think the Dow got a bit tight but chiappa valve. Just did what we all know he's capable of doing any any I hesitate to say should have won asset because I said that yesterday about the second set of the doubles the factors. Dow's winning these sets so if he should have lost them he would have lost awesome. He rips out the grasp applies intrigue. And that's what he did again here. Yeah it was a slightly strange atmosphere in the stadium. I thought for the the match Perhaps I was just comparing it to the last tune. Anxious that I'd seen West Bain had been one they were down and it was all on the dull to get them back in the tie so there was some jeopardy whereas today it kind of felt like people were just expecting the dollar to win and this was going to be a bit of a coronation and that was that was the case in the first set and it was. It was up to chiappa valve to change the mood in the stadium and to his to his immense. It's credit he did that. Started swinging started getting into Nidal Service. Games am really rocked him the mood yet. Move just begun to change thanks. People got a bit more anxious and yet every time there was a big point the Dow raised his game and saved his best for those moments. Because I think he was is a little bit short on Energie understandably this eighth match in six days. He was starting to drop the ball a bit short. And you know it wasn't quite the force awesome his groundstrokes that there have been a week and he he needed to get through the second set. I think just otherwise it could have become really complicated but yeah how many yesterday's podcasts. For praise about the doll. I think everything we said stands today as well. He's just he is extraordinary in what he has done. This this week is is up there with. I think some of his best achievements. I really do the way. He's played just relentlessly. Just just made it. It's such a mission for him for himself. Let's let's hear from him talking after winning. That Davis Cup title. He's a Victoria. them very happened habit goes. I played the game one of the toughest opponents possible and after a very very long week for me physically and mentally tune because The energy that I tried to put in every single moment on the on the whole event have been all the things all over the half inside me and honestly the perfect and other season for all of us know when all how difficult is to win the trophy and we know how difficult to keep winning in the in the future and we know that when to to convert this opportunity now without we fight very hard and What Roberto did Today is out of this planet in my opinion So but as I say all day our team is great. I don't see a lot of things that all five players take part on the competition. Everybody off is Played a much. At least that makes This competition even more especially because everybody off our theme participate in the victim. Sarah found the Dow I feel underlining confirming just how how DP has to dig and AH I remember that was my immediate reaction after the. US Open final when he would stood the Medvedev comeback despite having kind of tight himself. He's a human being. He gets nervous and yet he will. He will stare that down and find a way and I don't really know how how he does that. I mean that's something. Think for certain kinds of people there. Aren't that many out there. I compare it to Olympia NHS like Chris. Hoy and Steve Redgrave who who will find a level of pain that they're prepared to take in order to keep on going and get over the line and only the very best sports people have that I mean there are people in other walks of life. Who Do it all the time? You know withstand incredible stress and whether it be physical or mental or emotional national and within the normally comfy cozy surroundings sport needle goes places. That are very much naught comfy and cozy in order to win. Yeah in the words if Mary Carillo earlier today she said the best. Part of the Dole L. is great beating heart. Anybody that will never betray him. Isn't IT I. I've had all day to try and think of a way to say that in my own words that would be as goods own bit better and I have in me so I've just method I word for it. Well when you when we we've got Marika tackle these days. It's amazing so we tap into believe May. Yeah it was it was just just fantastic and it just I mean in the end. We're going to hear now in a minute from from jared. PK David Haggerty. And we'll talk to Chris Clarry but I mean they got what they wanted didn't they they got they. They have got this Davis Cup. Format change off to cracking start because it was held in Spain. Spain one Nadal was there and Adele was the winning moments disagree couldn't really have gone better for them in terms of scriptwriting. No I agree with that. I think it's been great success. I have enjoyed it mentally I I but and perhaps we should have David haggerty before we come onto this. I do do worry about complacency a bit. I don't think it helps. Is anyone to to deny the problems. The the the folks with it I think. Ut To is going to be incredibly crucial because you can forgive the Foltz With being essentially an experimental year and but next year the forgiveness threshold will be for thaw lower this paper over the cracks. Doesn't it really that. We've I've had this incredible end and there will be many wonderful moments that I think. Make this event in this format one that I hope succeeds in the long run because I think that it. They've got something they have got something in that we've had an incredible week of sport It just has so much further to go And they've got to. They've got to iron out so many things here now the man who's in charge of it all ultimately the is Gerard. PK because his company is marketing company. Come Cosmos Aboard Davis Cup. They own it they run it obviously in conjunction young show with the it ass but basically they bought the rights to him. This this guy is is a world renowned and World Class Footballer for for Barcelona Celona. He's very much still in the height of his career. It's quite a thing that he's doing to be juggling. These two things one. He still an active athlete And he came into press today spoke for half an hour in Spanish and English alongside. David Hannity Matt was there recording the press conference. We've taken a couple of the answers here. The just just give you a bit of an insight. Into what jared PK. His his outlook is particularly in terms of moving forward. Because he wants things to change next year. I think that in the future as I think that we we set it idea and we are really open to sit down with the ADP and tried to arrive to a deal to me to make a unique competition super event of two weeks and try to find the best spot in the calendar I think that during this week Nobody can refer to number one and number two in the war right now have expressed that They wonder saying they want. Just one you then any of its policy will put it in September of two weeks and this is something that For us I mean since they won we express that that we wanted to to arrive to this deal. I think is the best for tennis. It makes sense to have right now. Two different competitions That are very similar. And this is the way we're going We are very happy that in the next few months I think we will start talking again with the ATM. In and I hope in the next few months we can we can announce something the moment cosmos and not investing in the Fed Cup is. Is that something that is of interest trustee year for Sharon and since they won. I think that we showed interest to the ATF What we said to them you so obviously we wanted to step-by-step and Davis Cup on itself? It was a big big project. We don't want to to try to do too much because then you don't you don't do things right and at the end of the day. It have decided to vote to For the next three years to Budapest. Show For us now we are full. Focus on try to year-by-year make this competition and this event even better and bigger and in three years. Let's see where we are so he wants to September date. That's GonNa be interesting He wants two weeks. He said he spoke. Doke there in answer to Russel follows question in in the longer term of wanting to to involve fed couple on have a mixed event. Just just generally what do you think of what you've heard from jared PK. I mean. I think you met him as well Catherine I think he's very impressive. Really impressive and I think I think I really think his love of and a few tennis's very genuine. I mean overseas. He's a businessman and has financial incentives. That go along with with that but I do believe he cares about tennis I think Sarah I think there are questions too about things he says united. I find the the the party. Line from from pecan pecan from from haggerty. We'll hear about about Fed Cup the question that the Russell posed that pecan hippos exactly the same question to Hannity You know his money way. Mouth is isn't it at the end of the day. They haven't invested in Fed Cup and I think everybody knows that if they had wanted to that would have been greeted with open arms. So Fed Cup has been neglected in favor of Davis Cup of the facts. So I don't just accept everything he says simply because I find impossible in an impressive but I do find impossible. Impressive and You know with with some hesitations I am I. You think I'm willing to embrace him as a as a fact serving in tennis you know. He's he's investing in the sport. Oh I'd love it. If he were investing in Fed Cup to in a in a lot of other things but I think by and large. He is a fool's goods in tennis. I think from what we've seen so far And I guess time will I'll tell in the in the long run including how financially viable all this ends up being whether it whether it is going to be sustainable in the long run now mention in that Matt spoke today with Haggerty. That was shortly after that press conference and that starts by asking him how he feels. The week has gone the final. It's been a very successful week week. I think we have a great foundation to build on for future years We've had over one hundred thirty spectators fans that have that have come the top players. Harasser here We have eighty seven players from around the world. been some fantastic matches some great environments. I think last night watching Spain play a it was a fantastic against great. Britain was a fantastic match great atmosphere. But we've had that all throughout the week in the group stages so having the top I players here having the media coverage around the world. Everyone knows this week that it's Davis Cup. Finals were in previous years. It might just have been two nations. That were aware era of the rest of the world. Perhaps not are there any aspects. You think you've caught wrong. I don't think there's anything that we see that we've gotten wrong. I think there a number of areas that we can improve and I think that that's what we'll be doing. We'll be doing evaluations. Talk into the players talking to their entourage talking to media Vance hands to see what we can do better and how we can improve it scheduling is always a challenge. In that scenario. That will be looking at Is it another court is starting at different times is it. You know who knows what it will be. But we'll have a thorough evaluation that will be going through over the next few weeks and in order to make the the Twenty Twenty Davis Cup finals. Even better just on some of the other things that you perhaps could improve on you thinking the scheduling their other. Any other the specific areas. I think I'm thinking maybe if the TV deals we've our listeners we've had lost in the US talking about how it's just been difficult to what's it Also talking about things like the Davis Cup APP. which didn't really work? Do you see them as just teething problems that you can iron out. Yeah absolutely I mean I think these are a couple of areas that we can make improvements. I mean with the APP and the website I don't think we expected as much. Traffic Africa's we had and we thought we had the capacity but it was slow. There were some programming things we had to change midway through so absolutely the APP and the website Is is something that we're looking at and again broadcast around the world. I think that this was year. One had some broadcasters who weren't as interested didn't understand what it would be now with what we've had here in the success that we've had I think we'll be looking at those broadcast deals our partners around the world to be able to make sure it can be seen in every country in the way that we wanted to be so I think those are a couple of areas. There might be others. I mean that's why we want to do the evaluation and what else could be better So we can make those improvements in terms of the atmosphere of us. Davis Cup is renowned for its amazing atmospheres and passionate fans that has been the case in quite a lot of the matches. But it's also been true that certainly earlier on in the week the stadiums were not particularly full. So it didn't necessarily always feel like Davis Cup in there. How can you improve on that going forward? Well I think that One of the things that we're doing his working with the nation's because the fans and the supporters coming from those nations or what bring that atmosphere I mean tonight we'll see with Canada and You know a couple couple hundred followers that they have they will make a lot of noise and that's what the players one and we've had some players who said that if they're If not as many fans let's have traveled. They've said you know we need our fans to be here. We're at a disadvantage when we play another country that has their fans so I think those are areas that will look at and again and Have to remember that we start on a Monday morning at eleven o'clock and if you're at any tennis of around the world at eleven o'clock in in early in the week you don't always have as much of a crowd but we do know is Madrid. Loves Tana's so I think there's better marketing some things that we can do and also also working with the countries because it's important that the nation's travel and their fans come and because of the successes week we've already had nations right in US sane can and we get tickets Early now for next year. How do we get them? Because we want more of our fans to travel so I think twenty twenty will show great improvements in these areas so just to clarify. You think that some of the money can go to the nation's the federation's in terms of trying to subsidize some travel with the cost of tickets for fans so that log support groups can can travel to trade next year. Well the Davis Cup finals. generates significant revenue that goes back to the nations in the form of development grants and so the nations have the money to be able to encourage more fans. I think everyone was looking to see what the first here would be like in a now that everyone sees for instance Great Britain purchased Eight hundred tickets yesterday. Andy sent something something out on on twitter and a lot of people responded and they came. It's the same sort of thing that we could be doing everywhere but doing it further in advance to make sure that the you know the Able to come so absolutely those will be important changes. I just wanted to pick up on a few thoughts of occurred to me throughout the week and some things that have come up with with the competition in terms of particularly in terms of its credibility. I'm thinking Firstly sleet just about the issue with the walkover that candidate gave in the doubles and then Australia. It's something similar in the doubles do you think that not the credibility of this event. It was quite. It was quite fortunate that it didn't end up having an impact. Perhaps and how confident can you be that you will one of change the rules next year so that something. That can't happen again. Well I think One hundred and one thousand nine years says there's a little bit of credibility to the competition. so I don't agree that this anyway. Damages the the credibility we have rules in place The rules were not broken But that means we can look at the roles and see if they're modifications and again. This is one of the areas that it's already been discussed. Sure there'll be a change in how we do that because You Know Davis Cup is important and we I WANNA make sure that the best teams are the teams that get through What happened had no impact on the results as you said so again? I think it's a learning and each year. This happened so That's why the rules of tennis change each year to adapt to some new challenge that that might come forward. And what's about wildcards cuts. Why do you have them? The slogan for this tournament has been the World Cup of of tennis in other sports in World Cups. Uh the host nation would get to work but not others. So can you explain what the purpose of those wildcards is and does not seem to be done. I'm fair Actually so you think the wildcards give us the ability as you say for the host nation so in the Fed Cup competition in Budapest. Hungary has the ability to to to have a wildcard Spain if they hadn't qualified would have had the opportunity to have a wild card as well since they've qualified by being in the finals. It gives us the opportunity to look at other teams and make some decisions based on What the steering committee believes is the right thing to do And and and that's what we've done I think there's no surprise. In having a nation like France the number one ranked team in in the Davis Cup competition have a wildcard into the finals and Serbia Serbia. One of the top teams with the top player in the world as well so again I think we've we've had a lot of positive feedback on on those two choices. And how long is the intention to hold it in. In Spain ended its confirmed in Madrid for next year. What is the situation looking beyond that and do you think that potentially is a problem for the competition if it stays in? Spain long-term we've seen Spain having overstay a lot more support here than other teams again taking the example of a World Cup Cups. Move around every every edition. They're in a different place Your thoughts on that. Well I think that For now the intention is were here in Madrid for two years We wanted to finish this year's addition and will start a bid process to talk about You know future years and And where we could be we've had interest from many other cities And many other regions of the world. So I think that we'll go through that process and we'll see Exactly what we do and where we go but it is our intention and to be in a city for a couple of years and then move somewhere else so that we move it around like a like a World Cup. I think a lot of people would be interested in the way A. CF works with Cosmos on this Who is making the decisions who is running this event basically? And how does that work in comparison the passenger. How east to us? So it's It's a partnership of the ITF and Cosmos Working Together We have licensed various rights to Cosmo such as the sponsorship The broadcast rights. But when it comes to what happens on the court the operational technical aspects. That's the I.. T. F. leading on those sorts of decisions visions where the commercial decisions are more led by by COSMO's but we have a steering committee made up of Gerard I and two other. It F. One Cosmos Cosmos person that discuss all the high level issues that might arise if they're not handled at the local operating level Between the the IT FM and Cosmos and again we've had a good relationship We don't always agree on everything but I think we come to a decision at the end and so that's kind of how how it works and how involved is joppy. KABC decision maker was he. Move ahead no Gerard is very very very involved. I mean As a my but I think usually Were involved on the strategic elements and were decisions that are complex and being made when we get most involved we have strong teams Have you ever Lonzo from Cosmos and Kelly fairweather from the IT. F- spent spend a lot of time working together and then the teams that each Group has worked together on a constant basis. Just looking ahead to the feet Geno. Jackovich's said this week I think. Thoughts Co founded dollars. Well that he doesn't think that the HP Cup and the Davis Cup can coexist based in his words What is the position on that? Do you think that the best thing for tennis would be emerged of those two competitions. So so yeah the. It F- ATP had a series of meetings over the years there's been recent leadership change at the ATP So we will re-engage age. We had an election. I was reelected so now that our leadership on both sides is defined. I think we sit down and look at what's best for tennis. I don't so what that means. And what the outcome will be The great thing was both Novak and Rafa being here and playing in the Davis Cup and being committed to it We want to do what's right for the calendar and for the players so will involve them and look forward to collaboration with the ATP and we'll see what that might lead to what do anticipate those talks starting right in the new year. Yes I would imagine that we have meetings in in Melbourne. If not if not before a Before we get there just finally it does seem that the women have been quite left out of this whole team competition of the reform. Perform the we'll see the addition of that in Budapest next year but thinking long term. Do you think that a combined mixed team event is. It's the best thing for tennis. And is that your kind of ultimate ambition to involve them because from my point of view that you know you've talked about kind of festival full of tennis the the Grand Slams Film festivals of tennis when everyone is involved together and so is that your intention to to work towards that in the future. Well I I think that I do agree that when we have men and women together it It is a fantastic event and we talked about doing that. you know about about two years ago of having a mixed competition the issue was calendar so I think we still need to work through with both that we wanted to do was make sure for Fed Cup that we immediately got to The equal prize money position as quickly as we could which is for next year which is very important we also also have our Hotline Cup Mixed Competition that will be reintroducing in twenty twenty. One US we're going through a bid process because we know that when eight nations come together one man woman playing singles than plain mixed. It's exciting so that's something that will be bringing back and then as a longer term her goal. I think having both Davis Cup and Fed Cup together at the right time in the calendar would be would be fantastic so so we can expect to see Hoffman cutback on the calendar in in twenty. Twenty one Yes you could. Cosmos haven't invested in the new Fed Cup. So what is that position on women's tennis because it kind of feels like you to obviously working together on this but if Cosmos are less interested in women's tennis how is that. How is that going to work in the future? Well actually cosmos is always been interested in in the women's competition. I think together. We decided that for the first edition for three years in Budapest. The that we would be working on that from an IT perspective while they work on Davis Cup which is a big project. As you know so I think down the road. There's possibilities that we bring it all together and then have this mixed competition Davis Cup and Fed Cup together down the road owed. But I think it's GonNa take us a little bit of time to get there especially as you look at schedules and and working with two tours and the IT FM Cosmos in order to okay. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much enjoyed it. Thank you well thank you asked him just about every question we've ever wanted to ask so crate you over that entity three other. He did a fantastic job in it. It's it's interesting. There were some questions in there that I didn't feel were wholy satisfactory in the answers that you got. I personally don't understand the wild card thing I mean look. The bottom line is the reason they've got wild causes causes to make sure they get a couple of countries in that they really need to get in in case they don't qualify and whilst I understand that that part of me thinks that's just not not the not the competition I know we have wildcards in tennis. As a rule we have wildcards Grand Slam. So maybe you could make the argument meant that. It's just in line with that it. It doesn't feel right to me. In this instance there was also the one an reduce struggle with it with the the spending time more than a year in in the same country as a host nation. Because as we've seen I know rough on the Dallas Superman Superman but he was also backed by twelve and a half thousand people creating an incredible atmosphere. And that's great. We want that but should should the same country have that more than one year. I don't think so and it was just really good to to be able to have a a chance to sit down with David. Hi I'm glad that he he was available to speak to you. You've got to put some very straightforward questions to him and and well our listeners Karol minds as to as to what the yeah there was a there was a very brief suggestion that we might get to speak to pk but then he had to go off and see the king dumped at to To play second fiddle to the king. Who really by by the way during therapy codes prince the King Felipe Philippi? Eh Philippe pay. He will not good Paik faithfully. Pay Gerard will try not to be to put out after calling personable and all that not so sure now. Anyway I'll try and get over that and let's hear from Chris. Cleric is Matt has been speaking to to the tennis correspondent of the New York Times. Chris Wray sitting here in the dark actually in a in a dark room for the first time this week. I think I'm recording quoting podcast. Before that one I am in the morning We've got some pretty late nights. They haven't we how are you. I'm good I think the darkness is appropriate. This is I feel like I. I wrote the other day I feel like I should be hanging from my feet when I sleep here. It's been definitely vampire lates. Yeah absolutely what are your general impressions of of that. We have file there really mixed But they're mixing kind of a strong. I would say the ingredients are are strong. Ingredients danced in one way. The ends of the matches and some of the scenes have been very powerful as powerful as anything anything you would see in tennis frankly. I've been covered Davis Cup since the eighties. So I've seen a lot of different scenes over the years and there's been some real genuine powerful emotion emotion from Serbia from Spain from Rafa. Different people the Canadians. The negative is that there's been an awful lot of lost moments. I think to in lost content particularly in the front of this with the group Round Robin Phase now really zero atmosphere in some matches and some great matchups. US Canada for example at this stage of the game with North American tennis rivalry waiting to happen. You put either one of our country's at this point especially in Canada would've been a big deal for two or three days and here it was just lost. Virtually nothing so that to me has to be fixed. That's the thing that troubles me and I also feel like I'm joking about the darkness but I mean it's not a joke. I mean I was in their four zero four. AM watching the end of this match. The other night With the US. And I just can't happen. It's good for no one. Is it fans players media inches newcomer on a tournament. That sustainably long-term it's just that it has to be changed. Would you say that's the main thing that they need to get right next year is the scheduling. Well I think that's probably in some ways if they don't want to change the format in a more significant way a that's job one sure but there's a lot of other jobs too. There's a lot to do here. I don't think it's any way a a failure it's A. It's certainly at best a qualified success. I would say we'll see how the scene is this thing after it's all over but I my feeling is that it's a really There's a lot of work to do and I wasn't terribly impressed by how they came out of the gate considering they had time to plan this and the I t s been involved does will With Cosmos who had the right. So I think that's disappointing. But they did make some good adjustments during the week and they showed some nimble behavior there. So we'll see yeah they They push the Stop Times forward in in the morning and in the afternoon opiate any half an hour. We were getting better to other than to thirty but it showed a willingness to make some changes in recognition that there were some things that they were getting wrong. I've felt that maybe it was as it's been more of a success. Best than a lot of doubters thought it would be but it hasn't been as much as a success as the organizers creators had hoped it would be. Would you say that said kind of fair assessment. I think a lot will depend on what the numbers are really truly are in terms of the television coverage around the world I know in the US was basically non existent. I saw some numbers for France. which is a Davis Cup country? Obviously they were resisters accept and allow a lot of ways not all the players to to be fair but the majority of the players there were the numbers for the television in France. Were very poor so I think we'll see how that goes on idea but in the US Davis Cup was already in serious decline and this will make it non existent if they keep it like this and that's significant because part of the change was to trying to improve the situation and the and the prestige Iran Davis Cup and get more people interested in it. So can you talk a little bit about what is the TV situation in in in the US. Why haven't been able to watch it when? US Ten says you know was a niche sport. It's not a mainstream sport except for maybe US Open time and and then arguably Wimbledon's still but Basically tennis channel which is dedicated to the sport year round has carved out a decent niche on Davis Cup in the last decade. or so. And they've been able to at least become an appointment viewing for people who are interested in that and not just focus on the US going to give it a global view and they didn't get the rights to this from what I heard the rates feed it Cosmos was asking for was quite high not a great week in the US or great timing. Obviously a lot of the matches are happening in In during the nights in the US window so tennis channel didn't didn't bite them. Go forward and getting them to foxsports too which is one of the subsidiary Channels Fox sports a lot of households don't get that in the US. There's no identification with tennis in that channel and they only took the US matches And the final on Sunday okay. So if you had great matches like the semi's were on Saturday. No Way to watch that on any kind of television cable terrestrial only editing was through streaming and the streaming site was raccoon. Sports Do the sponsorship. And I can guarantee you that less than one percent of Americans recruiting sports so really not ideal in any way not that we're the market. You need to make your choices on Davis Cup. The US is not a great brand these but so the not a way to build it and just being here you of the covered. Another Davis Cup in in your career has it felt like Davis Cup to have the right thing. Actually I think the scenes of player emotion intensity of of the tennis is being played. It is similar to Davis Cup in that in that approach I do I do feel the the sense of playing for your flag and that Distinctive quality is still there however the fact that it's so convinced I think robs us of some of its long foreign power and the fact that there is so much going on at the same time makes it difficult. I mean you can argue on the old format you're playing First-round matches all over the world at the same time then. Of course you conflicting with each other as well but the three days of those formats. You had a way to kind of absorb what was happening move onto the next day. Who's playing doubles violent of the final final day in the reverse singles? This is all happening in a hurry so I almost feels like it's too rushed. People like may have been following Davis Cup for so long and remember those epic epic matches matches. So it's maybe you know I'm fifty four years old and so my sense of what's entertainment and where the power is is perhaps different than somebody that they're targeting and I can. I can definitely say that you know the emotions were were powerful at the end. And that's really the most important thing and also it's great to see see. I think that the doubles turned out to be so important this week. Although it could be very unimportant if nipping matches that are two zero after the singles there's a trade it off with devils. Isn't that sometimes. It's going to be dead rubber in this new format and sometimes it's going to be the most important match personally. We've been talking about that quite a lot on the puck custody suite. We will kind of in favor of it. We think we think actually ends up giving a little bit more prominence to the doubles. Even though sometimes you do get a dead rubbers but five over the last six tires as we as we talk just before the final have gone to the deciding doubles in it. It really has significant both seeing a specialist established teams but says some single sky's stepping in and trying to try to handle doubles. Yeah and that's the advantage to this one week. Bring everybody together format because you're gonNA Lucifer doubles matches. There aren't going to happen. With six six result in a walkover which was not verse Sporting. And and not really right for the format. They'll fix that. I think but because we have so many matches you're gonNA listen double but you're going to inevitably have quite a few if you can get people like Rafa and Novak playing in those matches You know like Medvedev down the road if they come back and play again. That's great that really elevates doubles and I think best testify for doubles as a lot duh three scrape. Yeah I think I think it really really worked in other years they keep. This format won't work as well but it will always work to some degree and so we've talked about some of the issues the you know the scheduling haven't talked about setting the kind of life scores at the website. I just wasn't really prepared for the traffic. And do you think those are the kind of teething problems that they can solve or are you more worried about kind of the competences to running. This event. Long-term had you see it playing out next year jury's out on that As you said before I think we were reassured by their eagerness. Ask An attempt to try to fix things along the way but they didn't get it all right by the end and frankly you know for an organization to start off a a major event like this with the technology. Such a poor state is really inexcusable. A really not talking about a startup here entirely carry over from the the. It F- In previous Davis Cups and they didn't use the expertise appropriately. They tried to outsource it or they tried to reinvent the wheel but The reinvention didn't work very well so yeah for sure. Confidence is a bit shaken. And I think they need to really have a great second edition to consolidate this thing and can this event work in its current guise without Spain doing so well and without refunded all carrying it because we have it has felt to me like the really special amendments have been when Spain been playing on that main core adults been leading groups. Do you think we would be having a more negative spin ban on this competition. Are they relying on on the host nation during wet in these tournaments. I don't know much presale ahead for the final weekend but my suspicion is yes. It would be much more downbeat sort of thing. But I would say for me. The most powerful thing that I've seen was the the end of the Serbian match when they lost Russia and that was a part from Spain. Fine but you could argue. That was basically a Davis. Cup Nostalgia at work as opposed to Davis Cup reality in the moment at work because the Serbs have all the memories of winning in Two Thousand Tan Team Spirit that they built. They were running on fumes of the past and all that out so much what. This event itself was creating Acadians the different story the Canadians. It's really all about right here. right now But in terms of Spain I think it's great that you have a home team that Spain deserved it. They didn't earn it but they got it because of the way the negotiations Russians went but no way I subscribed to the idea that it's a good idea to have this thing in Madrid beyond next year talking about adding a third year running. That's to me the The wrong method in the wrong approach you can have. Spain be permanent home team for the Davis Cup. It does work. Is there any kind of album that if there was a hotel how dare next year they can kind of grow a bit more momentum behind it and really get people knowing what it is before they moved on. Do you think one more year will be enough. Davis Cup has got to spread the wealth around on the homecourt advantage to be relevant and to be a have integrity. Just part of the part of the deal Spang obviously a huge homecourt advantage of not playing on clay which would be their service. But there's still a huge advantage. You can feel it. Rafeh was well aware critical moments. He tapped into into a very very intentionally. And it worked and Davis Cup record. You look back at the record book for one hundred plus years. Homecourt advantage is huge. Maybe in this very rare case of starting up again in a new way you could perhaps justify third year but my concern would be that would be eh consolidating it to the point where it wants to stay longer and then and I just don't see the point of calling Davis cupper pretending it's going to be neutral event where each nation has an equal chance. Dance Do you have any sense of where might go beyond up after Spain. Well I give a juror. piquet credit in that he keeps talking about the desire to consolidate this with the ATP. I interviewed PK. Just once at length. The and I was surprised. I kinda went in thinking it was going to give me a a PR line of thinking and kind of answer. My questions. Like a good central defender flicking the ball away out of trouble rebel but no he actually answered them pretty openly and was asked today about Federer and conceded that he was a little bit mystified by the fact that there had been more communication about Labor Cup. And and I'm sure there's another side of that story knowing Roger in his agent. Tony got sick but it seemed like a really is a desire to try to bring these things together but this architecture that's in place now with the Australians having taken their preseason basically in rework the whole thing gotta be hard the genie back in the bottle afterward. So it's hard to imagine that they're gonNA get the. ATP kept is to give up their spot. Now come together with them. But the Davis Cup moving to a different part of the year and be changed in the number of teams involved. I personally would like to see be not eighteen teams and a final phase but maximum maximum. Eight my own personal view But the there is a chance we're going to see some consolidation down the road. I know that the intent from the cosmos. This is to try to make that happen but I have my doubts once. You see the cup an action as part of the Australian vibe in January and may be hard to undo. Just that was something that she was saying. That maybe he thinks the change is too radical almost and he might have gone with two rounds of highland away a. and then kind of elite eight might you're saying can you. Can you imagine them doing that in the in the future or is it just still too early to say. There are so so many opinions on this thing. I will say that was one of the big proponents for change in the Davis Cup Grudgingly I love the event but I could sense of losing steam and that the final is becoming more and more local thing and that the top players are not clashing in the Davis Cup. Enough to give it relevance going forward to push back on that over the years of my theory was I felt like a final four war which were the ideal option. If you'RE GONNA make one change to start I would never have gone for the team aspect. They did keep the one round in February. Have you worry the vestige of Davis Cup Past which I think is good but ultimately Davis Cup still needs to be something that can grow the game around around the world. I remember myself. I grew up in southern California and Hawaii. I got to watch Davis Cup matches between the US and France and San Diego of all places because France came to play the US. And David Scott. Never would I have seen those players any other way in many people that would say the same and so I think if you were able to create two rounds each year on. Let's say three three weeks of tennis for the Davis Cup or World Cup. Whatever you WANNA call it and you have a real substantive chance to really move term into some places that wouldn't otherwise go and give? The people are on different things that totally uprooting the calendar. And then you have one final phase for so I really like that. Yeah I like that on top of that we're talking about already ready with these weeks at the. It I've had from previous Davis doing something like a winner. Take all matches singles. Turn a magic which I detest that I do. It's this counter. Everything tennis needs right now. So we're GONNA use that week for that by God. He's a for Davis Cup lean. Let's do that and you were saying about how it's it's been pretty poll. They've got some some things so dramatically wrongheaded you get the sense that Tennis Australia backing the ATP cut might be you almost a kind of smoothed out version of this except without oil the fail and the passion and the emotion. Do you think from kind of organization point of view. It might run most movie. I don't know I would suspect so. Yes because there's also ten. Australia has been very involved in Labour Cup Intimately involved so they've I've seen how that kind of an event operates. They've worked through a lot of bugs with that Become big organizers of events through their own Australian summer season what expertise there I don't see them getting the website and the APP and those things wrong. ATP's Guy petits there to siding. They will benefit from seeing thing where this one went wrong but they already have a lot of strengths in place that would allow them to succeed so so yes and and it is going to be strange because they are gonNA seem very similar. This is a federation based event or the nation's really in the structure of the tennis each country's important that's going to be really about the players layers but will the public distinction lead nuancing important to them. I don't know they'll be plenty of hugging and celebrating even a few tears. And then you're GONNA go bang right into this this great event whereas this kind of having not been major major around the world Can a drifts off into the off season and then needs to be cup happens. It's going to be all brightly colored and exciting that way Just just to reflect a little bit more on this week. What you mentioned the Serbia Russia tie any other any other standout standout moments for you? Well I think you know from a US perspective. We are definitely in a rebuild mode for men's tennis women's tennis and my country's he's doing tremendously well as you know so. Much excited about the future. With Coco Golf and Amanda Simonova and and other players and obviously Serena's still plank. So when are senators kind of rules media landscape in the US right now but some of these men coming up or interesting. And and I think Tiller Fritz showed me a lot That late night ride match in singles reasonably dimension doubles happiness because Taylor Fritz came back in and manage to win against against Bertini so that was for him. Am I think good character check. I saw a lot of good things in him. There that could lead to Some good results in the near term next couple years. That was fun for me to see that up. Close to sort of feel the grit and I just enjoyed really really enjoyed plugging into the doubles in this watching. The way doubles played honestly because at the grand and slammed his doesn't speak well of me but I rarely have time to watch doubles in depth. Because I'm so busy with the singles and covering the tournament. Get a chance to look really how it's being played. I really appreciate the nuances of that has been it's been a pleasure and just you mentioned the women that we've always talking about how we think. The absolute blue ideal team event is a combined team event where men and women together we think. Tennis is strongest. When it's when it's the men and women together like a slams? Do you sense that that might be somewhere down the road or is that even more complicated politics I thought that was. We're GONNA be doing here if you call a couple of years ago. Nobody would recall this. Probably but Dave haggerty the president of the basically announce that they're going to do joint. You Know Davis Cup. Final and a final four Fed Cup together That was going to mantra not to be a little bit premature. And Yeah and kind of unilateral and actually I think the board of the actually proved that was that was that was a great idea. I love that. I don't love eighteen months teams in eighteen minutes teams all coming together for two weeks. I think that's too much content. Too much stuff. Uh but you put them together. Yes absolutely I think. Tennis has this huge advantage in sport because they were ahead of the curve on integrating men and women together in a meaningful way it's part of the DNA of the sport now other sports are scrambling replicate that. I hear golf talking about trying to have joint majors the same time. Obviously women's football is going gangbusters All over the world now especially in Europe and see this huge push to integrate great to and this is already there. Why squander that is that? Is there any danger of the fact that because tennis has been the leader interesting on its lower was a little bit in that in that regard not pushing harder pushing for even more yes. I think that's true. I think also the basic leading the men man have been resistant to Some of these merger concepts because they feel like they've been driving more revenue over time. The wants to keep its independence. I understand that. But if you're being visionary about it visionaries not always Tennessee's thing unfortunately I think combining the W. T.. ATP together we're together. Let's make this make us one product and had the synergies and and And take the sport for that way. I think it'd be a great way to go and I really believe and I'm not just saying this because is politically convenient. I think women sports going to continue to rise And I think to have them together and the men will be happy ultimately that they're together with them. I think this I think really flip in twenty years a very interesting wet That is really interesting just on a final note have you. You covered Davis Cup finals in recent years. Or is this. Is this the first one for you in a wild or has it changed the way. You're you're covering this event the the change in format you know. I covered in almost most every year in the nineties and early two thousands than I basically less when I covered as a final was the Swiss final against the French judge when the Swiss one With veteran of RINCA. So it's been years now so I'm coming into it with a lot of background but not so much the most recent ones live. I haven't seen British finals that so it's my sense of it. Is that compared to what I saw before and finals a uh there's more potential I mean I was at the fun lost during legal and there was no news many presses as a head now from from a media perspective to kind of think that this concept is better it just needs some improvements. Well there's two things that worked there By bringing somebody nations together. So you're going to be pulling in And tying it into the Davis Cup tradition. Whether this should or should not be called Davis Cup is yet to be determined I. I've heard let people arguing against it. I can see their point. If you'RE GONNA keep that approach in the national team we're GONNA pull in a lot of people but that's also the first year says the novelty effect I mean me. There's no coverage of my country of any sort next year Equivalent to this year having seen what is already like. It's not a automatic that I'll cut. Okay okay sample. I would think so but you never know And I think they'll be. It'll be interesting to see how many people are return customers in that end of it but for sure with the wide variety of nations in bringing more media for that and that really to their credit is one of the big goals of this Take an event. Davis Cup was International. As you know at the beginning of rounds all over the world dots on the map kind of got more and more narrow as it went along here. What had that Great Rafa? Roger Final Spain Switzerland sherline that Great Novak Rafa final. It would have gone big again. It has never happened so it's always gone down to this very intense national sort of thing and that's the way the world works for big events not gonna be sustainable so they're trying to change that but they gotta get the meteorite and the TV rights right right and they've got to get the format to the point where it's losing content or between. Chris Clarion Mary Carillo. I feel like we have. I've got the most fantastic satellites parts to this podcast that we've added over the last few years of course being the best one of the lot and an a gun just just a really interesting conversation. Catherine what did you think of Guinness me. Yeah I mean I just always fascinated by the way Chris mind works takes. He has on things not just because he's a great mind and but sort of thought in conjunction with his rich appreciation of the history of tennis is just a very special and unique thing I think that I mean sort of hearing what he had saying conjunction with what we just just heard from from haggerty you know. I don't think I don't think it does the tournament that Davis Cup any favors to to pretend that that things like the cockup with the website and the APP is anything other than a big cook up. You know I liked the I I really Really sort of appreciates how nine nonsense Chris was about. You know it's not good enough but it's also easily put right you know it's it's a lot easier to saw that stuff out that needs to sort out the heart and soul of the tournament which thankfully mercifully wars was there and was on display from the players. You've you've got that but so you know don't bury a head in the sand and about about the other things and his take on the Labor and upcoming ATP Cup were very interesting and sort of without using being the the phrase he he kind of touched upon the tendency towards recently bias that we will have right in the moment. We're all saying additives. COPAYS great and and doesn't feel city that we're going to have the ATP Cup in six weeks time probably when the cup comes around and knowing what we do about those that are that are running running it. The same entities involved as with Labor copy. It's going to be a big shiny glossy thing and we're all going to sort of get wrapped up nothing thing. Oh that was really he gets so and would we. Would it be going to be left. Not sure not sure we will not not sure will end up fitting on Australian Open enrollment. Yeah but I mean as a member saying the time if the the Labor Cope nope the it really resonates at the time but you forget it quickly and nobody when they're announcing announcing federal into court is describing three-time Navy Cup winner. I it doesn't it doesn't resonate and that doesn't mean that it's not great in the moment woman and doesn't have a place but it doesn't leave a lasting impact and I suspect that will be the case with we. ATP Cup it'll have a Lotta gloss. It'll be a lot the fun it'll be cool that it it won't even impact whereas I d think elements of of what we've seen this week will will endure. Don't forget that the audience that we had from Serbian press conference. That was that was beyond what you see on a daily highly basis on the tour. And it's an IT'S UK geographical probably European centric point of view them about to make here but I think one one of the tests with the P cut will come just whether we kind of bother staying up for it or waking up early for you know it's going to be on in the middle of the night so how much of it are we going to see. We're going to really have to make quite an effort. I think to to watch it and started the season. The competition that you know in my opinion doesn't really mean anything the moment I don't know whether I'll be how much of that I'll be making. I'm sure that I watch whereas I feel like even if the Davis Cup were to move somewhere I would. I would make sure I tuned in. Because it's already already got that that history base that that grounding to be honest I think it'd be interesting to see what the players alike with the the Cup because what they've managed to very successfully with the levy copies is give you the feeling that everybody's caring about it at the time even though it feels like a real stretch to me with with Europe against the rest of the world it's like the players of almost got there and they've just decided these mates on wear blue or I'm wearing red and that's the thing with the Davis Cup. It's it's just very clear country and I I felt totally swept up this week with that element of it. It is instantly tapped into that now. Eighty cub is supposedly the same thing. Envisage caring that much. Who Wins I but I wonder how how big a deal that will be with the players and I think what Christmas saying saying about how eighteen teams perhaps feels like a few too many of the Davis Cup world? There's twenty four the heat up and there are a There are lots of players at the ATP Cup you know. We've seen the entry lists who you know have to. Let's be quite honest we were gonNA play Bingo with the with the entry list. We wouldn't have lasted very long oval names on there that nobody knew and at this bizarre situation whether it's teams of five but it's only the top two singles places essentially no value in the and this is the point point. The Monday Poku was making this week. I know this hub as well but rarely poker really speak well about I thought There's just absolutely no value in the number three three from a country playing playing the ATP Cup because they planning marches. Basically in in the son gets injured And I do wonder how how many how many matches we going to be watching not watching as the case may be for. ATP UP This Mountain Cuevas against boasted immature of one of these people. Israel stirrup. I genuinely love how pastor came to ask you sort of try to imagine what name you would give yourself off if you could give yourself your own nickname unto the point. I'm tiredly making is that. There's an awful lot of people's brothers. ATP Cup role that you never need played tennis or existed uh-huh uh-huh yeah no more. It's team they well. Maybe the some sort of technicality that he can just slide slide. They don't look. We are not going to see scenes like we see the Davis Cup this week in terms of the the big basing heart because you can't create out Niwa will I am interested to see you know. We'll try I'll try and keep an open mind but in sto question matters suspect. I'll be sort of fitting it in when a can be going searching a welby side Eh. Four in the morning and having my breakfast before I go to bed. Well we're not doing daily podcasts. Are we are we however we had booked flights to Australia shortly before the Australian Open starts where we will be bringing you daily additions throughout the Australian Open French Open Wimbledon. US Open a site. It's provided we managed to kickstart ourselves on the second of December when we launch an crowdfunding running but we always have in the past. You have always supported us in so generously and and we hope we have grown our audience enough so so that more people feel that they can pitch in and help to support the tennis podcast and keep it going and grinds goal Matt. You've been legend last night. We cannot believe how well you've done and the hours you put in the content. You've been out of get I the interviews. Oh you got even just today. I can't tell you how after key is to try to play the role of producer and interviewer the same time. Whilst you've you basically had had about four hours sleep nightly all week long and still did the podcasts with us. I mean brilliant job. Remind you if anyone David probably you know they do start say that dog start so matt starting to turn into me. Well I was. I was highly stressed Yeah I had. I had technical problems. I actually that that interview that I did with Chris in completely pitch black room. You know on this. I hope that doesn't come across but I could barely see his face. He can barely see mine. I had my talk on my phone to kind of to kind of look at the look at my record. Looked looked took like that when we when we emerged from this dark room and there was people standing outside. They must have been wondering what we were doing in there for half an hour ten the line told the light didn't work and it was and it was the only quiet space we can find. What did he say when you ushered him into? The group is led us. Their records was a Christmas handling the whole where we were called situation much better than I was. He is it. Oh I know this really good place. Full exactly what I love is that matters finally arrived now and the tennis podcast. Because you you haven't arrived until you come out of a great interview ago hasn't recorded or the sounds rubbish. What we're going to do well? It's this weird that's happened. A lot is the story of friendship serious flashbacks. What is that weird is thanks to David? Thanks to the genius. That is our producer. Patrick we've managed sort it all out and so they have the interview fear. That did we Chris. Bury so you've enjoyed it. Have you enjoyed it very much. Yeah it's it's been one of the more intense weeks of tennis. I think I've ever experienced and I've I've been constantly weighing are what are just glitches. And what are the kind of real problems runs with the with the tournament but I think I definitely fall on your side and I think Christmas is well the overall it's it's been a positive and they can then they can correct a lot of the things they need to we will. We will be judging them almost strongly I think next year As a as a kind of one off week week of tennis experience it's it really has been really special to be hit. Yeah no look. I've said it a couple of times. I'll say one more time yes. We did take sponsorship from the Davis Cup in the run up to this event. Monosso people don't think we should all think it might have compromised of us by doing interviewed the way we have there and giving views as honestly held as we possibly could wait because frankly we have been unfiltered. I think you can probably tell that we that is not influenced things in our toll. TOMORROW WE'RE GONNA go to see Andy Murray re-surfacing surfacing the documentary about his his comeback. All three of us. That's going to be good. Isn't it to get Mata- look into premium Eh. It's out on Friday. If you WANNA watch worldwide you better watch it and we're going to go never watch tomorrow. Sneak previews is the first thing I've ever had a sneak. A preview of not is flying home from his assignment in Madrid in going straight to a premier. What does this life I am not worthy? We've plunged you into a life a bit different to Eton Economy Fish fingers at university now that we know given that we're not not recording a podcast for a week. Yes week after tennis. podcast live on the second. Sh you should. We end on updating people on staff no sits passes social media. It didn't go for it. He's been in Iceland. Fakes Aussies headed. He's had a transcendent holiday experience in Iceland. which is a quite different the experience I had an Iceland's but maybe he sold the whole Shebang and not just the the Pale Green as he as concluded his experience by placing a picture of himself? Can you where is he in this picture. Sitting in sitting in air conditioning additioning tunnel is a tunnel. Looks like he's in a kind of mission impossible film or something but dressed in hired it to complete the final phase of crossroads. He's wearing so of high vis this Yeah in in eternal looking intense in meaty meaningful any. He has the following to say bracy. Fakes this is profound my trip to this unrealistic piece of land. The so-called Iceland has come to an end but I this is not me reading it badly. I'm trying to read it as he is punctuated it. But I see it more as a beginning. Starting point I witness things with my is surrounded by beauty unpleasantness journey which educated me and made me love. Even more I feel fortunate to be living life with such entity. It was more than photographs of beautiful landscapes. Breathtaking sceneries and gracious people. That made me feel. The things is a person this was more of a fragrance in host to reach reach a sense of achievement. This Icelandic Odyssey. That's in quotation marks. With something something extraordinary a cold a cold body carries a warm heart. That something that I learned from this trip by the way I feel like I really want to do. I really want to mash up. That that you've just just read with your description of Iceland we're Modin just just just pray them side by side and put it on some completely completely. You know some neutral tourist board site saying your experience where we one of these two things. Your life will be changed either way for the best all the worst same place different views. Oh can we just be clear. We think he's like a real life. INSTAGRAM filter reasoning the real life experience of Iceland and then he posted through an instagram filter and again Stephanie. I'll sit surpasses. Life altering earth shattering. Experience the real one and you were the filter deny there are a lot of people on that coach with me. 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Davis Cup Finals Day 3 - Miffed Murray Wins; Canadian Controversy

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Davis Cup Finals Day 3 - Miffed Murray Wins; Canadian Controversy

"The John McEnroe Martina Navratilova Mats Wilander. This Mary Carillo. I'm stunned. Rowing Am Lleyton Hewitt. I'm Amari Hi. This is Alex mcclelland. And you're listening to the tennis podcast. Well obviously it's nearly midnight and obviously tennis is still going on. Because that's what the Davis This Cup finals is. We're learning very quickly here on the tennis. podcast on our daily shows and Matt is sitting in exactly the place. He was twenty four hours ago in the same clothes and looking incredibly similar. So I think he hasn't left Matt tell us tell us that's not true. I'll miss I have but I do admit that I am sitting exactly the same place wearing exactly the same jacket and failing once again like I've lost all sense of time and and the difference between night and day and my life at the moment is one long giant tennis mask. The Davis Cup finals APP has lost all sense of time as well Matt say even even get company. The Davis at has lost all sense. But we do we do. This is becoming like a thing. It like a global thing now they it's sort of parodying itself. Everything's come full circle and it's just I mean you know an APP. His failed if you're unable well to tell whether or not it's been hacked had an update though. Does that mean it works no is worse. Oh this is really great. How with the entertaining? It has unfortunately reached the stage. where I just don't trust it? It was showing. It was showing that Sir instead of terminaling fertilizer yes they genuinely and it was showing the Germany at one a tie-break twenty eighteen which I believe to be ally until I checked all other live score apps and turns out that actually was the typewriter the longest tiebreak in Davis Cup history. Wow but I didn't believe it when I read it on the APP. I thought it was a I thought it was a Lynch Columbia road showing we showing his cabbage day. The Great and Canada as dog yeah. I'm people in them as you can tell conference back. I should also say Alex Maclellan so thank you very much Alex For contributing to our kickstarter extorted ahead of this year which is enabled us to produce six gazillion. PODCAST put podcast this year. So you can tell we've produced you. Send me I can barely talk so thank you. Alex will re- will be starting twenty twenty campaign on the second of December. And if you'd like to introduce a show just as Alex there eh you'll be able to do. So when I kissed launches on December the Second Right Great Britain played today and they just about one and against the Netherlands but considering it was skinner the teeth stuff took a long time. Didn't it. I mean that tie went on all my life. UH-HUH I literally had. I think I had to naps during the course of three tennis matches honestly the second one. I had one of those naps where I wasn't wasn't in the deep sleep. I was in sort of the surface sleep whether the commentary was seeping into my consciousness. So I was having a nap but it was like I was on the court with wisely. Cool well half and Robin Hauser and Neil scerzusky and Jamie Murray And playing he was in commentary I was I was doing right. It was a very anxious time which is the whole tie? Seemed to be. Yeah I mean all three matches totals GONNA the teeth. I mean just it was all completely classic Davis Cup wasn't it was a rusty Andy. Murray winning a match that he probably didn't have any right to win. Really I mean. He's pretty much said that yet. Dan Evans battling away. And then Neil scope ski being the Best Plan. Real sort of coming of age moment for Females Cup ski which is very uplifting side plot to the whole thing. Yeah because I mean Evans Radi should have won the tie for Great Britain into shouldn't he because he was a set and he was serving for the match to win it in straight-sets ended up losing to Robin Hauser. Who played very well to come back? Actually fairplay to him. I mean there was. There was some a good stuff played by the Netherlands today. How old is Robin Hauser? I feel like he's been around a really very longtime all those me. Think okay. Okay I'm in my forties but Springtime anymore. I thought he was going to come out and play Play doubles after that singles. Because he enlisted cool Hav have been a have been at doubles partnership for the since cool. Hof ditched sits pass. They've been a doubles partnership that half of the season but of course they've got a top ten top ten waiting in the wings Jones. Julian Rocha Ed but Yeah often those efforts against Evans I was thinking. How old is this blog? IS HE GONNA come out and play doubles he. He is surprising the young long or been house. Oh thirty two which Crikey I thought he was sort of like move federer. Same as David I would have said like thirty seven Yeah I'd have that would have been about my guess. Maybe some his fault I I I thought it was very impressive. From Jamie Murray and Neil scope ski. What you were saying there about it looking like Dan Evans was going to win that match? For the Jamie Murray Dr in Skopje sitting on the sidelines their whole mentality had to shift during that Dan Evans because they thought they were going to be playing pretty much a dead rubber and then and suddenly they were in a must win match and for them to come out with such intensity from the style I thought was really really impressive from both of them especially nearest upscale and his Davis Cup debut because we all saw his initiation speech. Didn't we and he looked seriously nervous when he was doing that. I mean he left. It looked way more nervous during that he did when he was out on court playing. Well I mean I suppose he would be in as much as this was his. He was in his element but he he really took over. He's a team. If Davis Cup champions as well is a name I mean that's yes. I mentioned. He has a a big daughter. PIFF imposter syndrome. And I've watched quite loss of Jaime Moreno's Cup ski throughout the year she could be. We've covered a lot of doubles on on prime and I've been really uncertain about that partnership and the chemistry of it I mean. I didn't mean chemistry in terms of how they get on. Get on really well but just that sort of magical extra element on the court. The Jamie Brunei. Stephanie had their contrasting personalities. Almost sort of charisma fight I to read it Radian Offerman. I've been watching. I've been struggling to see kind of he. The leader in the team is who's the one bringing the energy. It's it's often felt a bit flat and Niels Kope ski stepped up today. It was like He. He realized that that's what was needed. And I think it being a Davis Cup match did sort of stepping up country. If you'RE A if you're slightly diminutive or introverted character character I think it's easier to have almost the shield of if doing it for your country than doing it for yourself and he he completely stepped up and it was it was really uplifting site. Actually not football. Who's much and he's having a terrible evening? He lives gives him breathe. All of. It doesn't a piece. I mean everyone's pretty into it but bull he's very into it so side note on Neil SC upscale. How many initiation things to do these he? He's done to speeches and the song I mean it's like it's like stack do's and bachelor parties stacked Tom. It's a singer Song. It's a team dinner. You know he stacked is used to be one night now that a week bachelor parties Americans. Anyway that's what about on D Murray before we talk about it and let's let's hear from him because he seemed Zehnder the weather today I bit sluggish. Why you know like when I was twenty five like quite easy? He's like after a couple of weeks of practice. It's like Physically you I don't know it's it's quicker to sort of get going whereas now it takes a little bit longer when I first step on the court after two weeks of playing them a little bit more careful. I'm also made quite big changes. The way I train off the core As well oh which You know I think contributes a little bit too to that in terms of taking a little bit more time to to get going and also you know my the you know the way and things like that. That's that's my fault and you know I I've never had that my career before Something as I think as you get older you need to keep he closer eye on which I won't put myself in that position again? Make sure that when I do have breaks the you know more careful with with What I'm saying and you know look it up but I mean if you if you're weighing sort of four or five kilos more than you're used to that is probably GonNa Affect you know how you feel moving around decor and stuff those who go into medicine ball up five kilos is pretty heavy So I need. I need to do better with that. And you know that's my fault. That's not anyone else's responsibility but I think that can contribute tribute As well so they're not anti Murray Timothy chocolate biscuits and I mean it's kind of vivid image of him picking up a five kilo medicine ball and thinking to himself. That's how much weight off put on in the space of a month. PUT ON LEMON LAW. Wait in for four weeks weeks. He's really troubled by any what was his. What was his demeanor alike? In that press conference he was kind of flat. I think think think those mid type press conferences are a bit weird because he's not quite sure of the situation of the MAC show. He's kind of thinking about the Dan Evans Mattress. This was going on at that time. He's got one eye on that so you know he doesn't want to be really upbeat about his victory. Just in case it turns out that and then go on to lose the tie so he was kind of cool but he doesn't sound very well to me he's got a bit of a cough. Smith was asked about that and he said he doesn't think it's anything anything more than that but he wasn't himself that's for sure He was clearly frustrated with kind of the level that he who is putting out there And the fact that you know he's not in in shape and he kind of blamed. It really does blame himself for that as we heard in that in that clip and I think thank you know for someone like Mary who's always been so obsessive and precise about all these training routines and being in peak physical condition for him to be added Davis Cup finals and not feel like that must just be completely alien to him. I would compare it to little though to the way REF on. The Dow look took the oath to in his first match against Alexander's Vera. When he looked so rusty Murray's first action in four weeks? I think he can. I think you'll only get better from here. What do you agree? I think his tennis will get better. I just slightly concerned about his physical conditioning. I mean that that wasn't a concern within the Dow at it was just that he couldn't can play but Murray was really flagging during that match and I. Yeah no we've seen that a lot before but if Britain to go far in this Davis Cup finals you know that probably going to need Murray to play I every day. Maybe we can talk about what the actual for tomorrow. He might not play tomorrow but they're going to need him and it's a physical toll which I'm not quite sure. He's he's ready for. It's yeah it is tomorrow. That's the one thing would starting on Wednesday to win the thing they've got to play and we dine avenue and it's Kazakhstan tomorrow. Is that right. What Times that In the morning. Eleven o'clock start again. Yeah obviously they have to roughly awfully top fifty singles players in Kukushkin and Boob Lick. So that's GonNa be fun is fun is great fun and and I kind of felt like whoever Britain out in that match that would be the number one ally. The Bad Mentor Evans. Boop it's going to control the EH type of that match. Because if he's on he can do things on a tennis court to take the record out of your hand. But if he's off you know he's all over the place vice so I think the pick there is whoever can maybe get in getting ahead and get him missing because if he's allowed to play his game and express himself. That will be a really tough tough tie. I wouldn't pick Kyle Edmund for that given what you've just described Yeah that's the fool. I th I think maybe Evans might fancier actually Evans is better at being irritant. True you know what I mean. You know what I mean in terms of imposing himself on a on a tennis match mentally could you imagine we aren't Crozet. It could could eminent. Yeah that's what I want. That's what I'm angling for. Okay it's winner. Take all isn't it. Yes the The winner will go through and the second place team might go through but we know that until the group matches a complete so yeah. Britain's only way to guarantee going through is is to win that tie Tamar Okay right and so Britain one eventually the and it was very very close. I think Murray's mattress about three hours. Long we've just had two matches is still going on the side of the big one on at the moment said that. WE'RE WATCHING HIS ITALY AMERICA AMERICA. Australia and not convince the tennis will ever in Australia. Hasn't finished yet but they're already two zero pollock external has beaten Davidoff and it was six law firm set up which was very low down in my list of potential potential scorelines between the minority. Fan I was expecting to go on for hours. Gotham was really ropy at the start. He was missing missing the call by significant margins and was just making him play about eight more shots and he wanted to have to. You know to to have to play and yeah just became a bit of a route. Gotham woke up eventually right at the end but it was. It was a bit late and got him in a second-set type got got close. Actually the Gulf and wasn't far away was an enright made me laugh onset points or on match point rather when dinner or one he turned turned around to Hewitt and did did a real Hewitt type celebration and Hewitt just laughed in his face. hairiest curious we also one as well. He was quite similar. I wasn't because he he was just destroying Steve Dorsey in the first set and then second-set got pretty stressful. And but the the big doc kind of takeaway point was the serve. Curious wasn't eh wh- what were those stats again. Say every time he got his first. Serve anyone the point. Forty three out of forty three days bunkers bunkers. And I lost I lost track on the end but he ended up with twenty two aces. I thank including nine of his last twelve. Serve something like that where he uses. It was literally every time we were stepping up. He was just bringing it down in the corner. Anna it was as is and then sliced backhand to slice backhand rallies the composition of that match. Yes I'm not sure whether I want. Steve does not back at hand backhand slice or I want to be. Steve Darcy's backhand slice because the thing is just be a useful it it. It is literally the way I was sitting. courtside like a tally was just inches over the net and staying Solo Alot and just maneuvering the ball around. It was an absolute joy to watch He was just just out kind of out hit of anxiously by carols. Israel's in some of those rallies but he's he's a joy. Steve Does to watch voting. That's the last time we can wash it because maybe maybe you're coming coming upon an exhibition just for you. Youtube is my friend. Nothing but I think actually curiosity is a very interesting story. I I you spoke to Hewitt about it in the press conference at the start of the week because he didn't pick curious to play Davis Cup at the start of the year that qualify. He left him out. I'm saying that he basically wasn't up to the weekend. We count standards that he demands And I said to him you know. In what way has curious Shown those standards over the last few months you know. It's not exactly being you know what you'd call week in week out. Perfect behavior from Nick Saban in and Hewitt said it all started in Indian Wells when curious came up to here and they had a discussion and he said I really really want to play Davis Cup. This is basically my priority and I will. I won't really want to be in that team at the end of the year. Now we've qualified and Hewitt said okay. Well you just this needs to. You just need to prove it to me that that is the case and what he really singled carriers out for was the fact that he is constantly practicing and training and being just a mate really with all the other Australian players and that really comes across in his relationship with them at all because because there's different characters different tennis players and yet they really seemed to get on both their kind of dynamics between one's on the banking the ones on the call and you see them constantly together on social media clips and you know I think curious. His the best version of himself comes out when he's in this team environment fireman and he's he's back in back in that saw it he really looks like he cast doesn't am once. And and that is the version of nick curious that I I want to say I was quite interested to see the dynamic between Carrollton Hewitt on the court thinking there might be bit of outgrow attitudes Live is disappointingly little. 'cause they haven't got enough they'd have been They've been pretty open about all of that. I'd imagine really interesting. He he said I mentioned his relationship with demure curious would really ingratiate him with with Hewitt because they all very close aren't they. I think they Shera era an agent and he has been very instrumental in Domino's development. So yeah this is nice. It's nice to see carriers carrying so much still grows. Well I I think he's how would be fine. He's not he's had two months off as well. Don't forget I think mentally ill refreshed him which has to have? I think So you know. It's an interesting aside story. Isn't it to just see that done the. There's a lot of them in this Davis Cup finals. Having all all this at once you see a lot of stuff going on this just so much of it is brilliant. It's the is the biggest revelation of the tournament for me that it feels like Islam is the amount that's going on on everywhere like it is a slam. Yeah it's I really love that about it just now as Petema's from couple of nights ago but the feed is is creating that sense really. Well I think just now the the double gopher match finished and I thought that's probably the sourcing ten and he's done for the day now here. My feed is showing me a between Bertini and Fritz. I feel any watching. Bertini is lost. Much uh-huh fourteen hours ago just relentless is really in the knee in the stands looking just so into it and this is this is exactly the kind of day that they had in mind when they thought we need to change the Davis Cup. You know it used to be difficult to watch watch multiple Davis Cup ties because of different time zones and different streams now that they are all in one place it is easier to keep an eye on everything that's going on and perhaps the biggest justification is that Markelle. The sports newspaper here in Spain is doing a kind of Palau every day for Davis Cup and on the front page. Today they had a picture of Djokovic Murray and the dull and the code the day of the number one 's former world number ones and I I I looked up. When was the last time those three or played Davis Cup on the same weekend on the same day basically and you have to go back all the way to September Hembo twenty thirteen? We haven't seen it that they've all been involved in the same typhus six years and now they're all all hit today. They're all involved. Moved in matches with interesting storylines as well as everything else. That's going on and as you said it has felt like a really big important event like a slam that you just want up to keep up with. Yeah it's it is interesting. Isn't it because you know you can try and guess how it's going to end up feeling and yeah I mean that does Tyke wise from I mean. This is a heck of a lot of work that needs to be done on the show to improve it But I think that's some of that is inevitable just because it's the first time they've ever done it. Some of it is caused by the fact that they're crammed into a seven day period. I was having a very interesting interview with the chief chief operating officer of the F.. On Five Live today in Russellville really gave him a grilling thing about about this and and the changes and he did say you know really. The goal is to try to have a two week events men and and women long-term that is what he would love T to have an all these events to combine so Fed Cup and Davis Cup and ATP cut with just one big event which is what we've kind of hoped we would have ended up having one day. I think we've still some years away from it. Probably this is a start taught to it. I mean that that that's one interesting element of it And Actually I. I'm just going to play a little. Bit of audio. From Novak Djokovic press conference about this because he was asked what he thought about the Davis Cup. Final changes spoke at length. He was talking about home and away and he does miss that and he thinks you know maybe they might need to do is bring an extra layer into have an element of that to qualify for this thing in addition to what we've got now another is a round of it but he thinks maybe this should be an an elite eight rather than eighteen teams as we've got now but he thinks it's the right direction to be going in listen to this. I'm sure that organizers of this event her you know Doing their best to make this a successful week. A A successful event which it's a lot of responsibility and pressure on them because this is the most traditional historic team event in our sport over one hundred years so there's a tremendous burden of history on them to make it right then of course scheduling was always an issue for both ADP Cup and when Davis Cup actually in my opinion which was an idea that that daddy could happen was the merge between the two and so I think it's still open for the future I I've been I've been part of discussions through the player council. Oh through through through various Different ways in las three years about the evolution of of the ATP Cup and the changes in Davis Cup and of course the ATP ATP two different organizations so it's very complex. It's not easy to make any change in our sport but I think When the changes made at least you make that first step of course you can always point out the negative but there are positives as well so Looking long-term I I personally don't think that The two events can coexist six weeks apart. it's just a little bit too congested. The most ideal I think time time of the year is after use open. Probably end of September there would be the best time to have This supercup whatever one cup. Hopefully in the future yeah. So that's Novak Djokovic just you view and I have. I think that's pretty sensible. He wants the combines yeah. I was quite surprised when I listen to the clip. Actually because I think it's incredibly measured and just made sense but I mean I didn't. It's any secret that he's been A. It's quite heavily involved in in the cup. He very much. Who is a proponent of that wanted it to happen you know it Kinda feels like federal baby is Labor Cup moves slightly different in that he is financially invested in in Live Cup but some comparisons Jovic babies? ATP Cup and he. We know the of the three team events that exist for the male tennis players. Federal is zony playing the one. That's his baby. He's not playing the other two Jovic is is playing the ATP up this one And surprised I suppose given that given his in investiture in ATP Cup how how balanced. I was in his approach to two Davis Cup and a preached to to compromise. I suppose it was really. I found that Ridi Ridi pleasing to hear now. I realize that agreeing agreeing on. The destination is not the same as agreeing on how to get there. I have no idea how we reached this point of if collaboration for the greater good of the game but having Ping some powerful voices saying that sports required is a big initial step. We've still got the issue of of UH Labor Cup in September. which is that? He's proposing of course but yeah I mean he didn't e e e that was interesting as well that he he's basically saying saying it should be when Labor Cup is didn't didn't Save Jersey in a room and find a solution. And if that means Roger Federer and teammate being Of Stakeholder in this win fetters retired then fine old getting some of the pricewise. I don't care you know. Just stick all the creative juices into that as as well and just imagine I did. It could be an. I'm an optimist on the subject. I mean look everything see Matlab I just wanted to say something. Well I was just wondering whether Jackovitch ever regrets playing Leiva the company away You know because that that is the kind of tricky thing in this position of labor cop and if you've always been in kind of more firmly against that perhaps it would be easier for him to stand on the other side of things but then let's face. It sends as much of a message the that he did try it. He did play and didn't think again. Not Strong message. It does is. I'm not sure we play again But will say what we. I'm not everything is going swimmingly over the last twenty. Four hours You'll remember last night. There was a lot of controversy about the walkover that Canada gave to the United States and the doubles having gone two zero up. They basically I see didn't play the doubles now. The rules require that players that are not fit to take part to be looked at by an independent doctor. The have confirmed him found three of their players did see an independent doctor and we'll ruled. I don't know whether unfit to plays they're the right wording but It it was deemed all well above board But it does mean that the United States got this six love six scoreline which could become a factor if they ended up finishing second in their group and we go down two sets and and and games in order to try to get through to the quarter-finals because there are two places that aren't factored in by being top of the group. Now let's hear what Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray think about it. Yeah I mean I. I don't think that's good and I think that when we spoke in here yesterday I was saying I felt like one of the positive things to the the way the group stages work is Is that all of the matches are live There isn't any dead rubbers. So where Canada may have felt that that was a dead rubber in theory for them because they were already through. That could have implications across to you. Know to all of the teams Potentially that might finish in in In second in place and you know I believe they also have had two days off as well after that so I think they should have Issued a played. The Thai personally. Don't like that I mean I mean that. That shouldn't be allowed to be honest. You know I understand that candidates through already won both of their ties. Maybe they you know some of the players like Felix. I think he's injured and they wanted to rest their players for the for the maybe the quarterfinals and onwards but I just feel it's not fair. Also you no no. It's not fair that you know. The opposing team was USA. Get six love six love because they're going actually head to head to now to against Italy and then the winner might be is going to be second but then that six love six love might make a big difference in the calculations for the second best teams in the group. So I don't think that's fair to be honest But I also understand. It wouldn't be fair if you just don't give a point you know because USA was ready to play doubles so I don't know but I think everyone should be obliged to come out and play well pretty strong stuff from any Murray and from Novak Djokovic categoric in fact this Katherine is is not right is it and that they they need to do something about this. Math looked up. I think earlier today how they do in the ATP finals and if you if you don't play when your group matches you cannot advance to the semi finals and yet it appears no such role exists hair. Yup It's a glaring problem. Everybody seems united in agreement on that I. I do wonder if it's the law of unintended consequences whether this is just something that hadn't been seen but now that it has it it needs addressing immediately. The unfortunate thing is it's a space too late in this instance. It could end up having a very real impact on the tournament which will feel like. There's always an asterisk. I wonder if it'll be a bit like you know what happened. In the the Rugby World Cup with one of the one of Scotland's games being being cancelled in them you know essentially trying to take tournament organizers to court. I do wonder if Italy might end the Italian Federation. If they do end up being shafted by this Might end up with with the fading. They need to take action. But yeah it's so it's so clearly not not right. It's not it was something I wanted to just Correct from what I said on yesterday's podcast when I was caught up in all the ramifications ramifications of this actually Italy the the one team that it wasn't effect because it will actually affect all the other teams teams who finish as runner up the other girls and my head. They were the ones who again to most likely be directly affected by it. But actually anyone anyone who won't be so the likes of Belgium who finished second in that group and the loser of from Serbia tomorrow it could affect them So yeah I mean what what they want to happen from a tournament points of view and is for Italy to beat the USA. I tonight we support the ongoing as we as we speak and then it actually from a tournament point of view it went matter in terms of the results of it will obviously still be something that needs addressing. But if you say when that tie it's it's potentially very very problematic. Yeah Yeah I mean I think well for their sake. I hope that I don't WanNa be wishing for result the same time you know for in order to to not get us sort of orchid set aside. It's it's tough this isn't it But they've they've got themselves in a tricky position and I decided that will be changed at the earliest possible liberal moment but yeah it's too late for this year. Isn't it They they just need to kind of hope that they get away with it really Any of the results of note today Matt who else is played. I remember Spider Platter. Yes Spain beat Croatia. Three nil Dahl played singles and then doubles doubles which I was a little bit surprised about He beat he beat. Someone called the budget. Born in the In in the singles goes who who apparently is a kind of I think he's played a lot of us colleagues tennis and he's he's kind of a bit of a legend on that scene but he's not really been known in in ATP circles but I must say I feel really sorry for Croatia. They've had the whole Capstan. See Problem Chile. That Talisman man topsy was injured. Church got injured and had a tough year as well. They've ended up losing all six robbers. One of the one of the worst title title. Defence is imaginable rarely unfortunately And the and the original plan had been for the bottom two teams this from the group phase of this Davis Cup finals to actually be relegated to zone groups which meant that would have been with a six record. There would have been relegated a gated as defending champions and that. That hasn't happened that often most recently it was actually a couple years ago but that was the first time in a long time. They have have actually changed that rule. And they're not going to be relegated to the zone group they will go into into the qualifiers but yet that just kind of points out just how tough it has been for them. But I mean you know they were fielding today born ago Joe. Who's played one match on? HP Tour now four matches is on the HP tour. I think anyone one and Nikola mctighe. Who's the doubles player? And he was thrown in singles. It was it was really really unfortunate. Washington the Dow got the job done efficiently. Didn't he in goodness. Maybe he needed to do that. I should say Novak Djokovic as well the same he suddenly looks fresh now. We're in for an incredible few days potentially aren't we here. Because that is one of the animals we were talking about earlier today this afternoon in whether trying to remember whether these guys have ever played each other in the Davis Cup and I think we came would want meeting yet. Two Thousand and nine Djokovic played in the Dow well and the only other all big four meeting if you include federal was Federer Djokovic but way back in two thousand six so before jackovitch which was a thing really so yeah. It hasn't hasn't happened for a decade. Wow Amazing Just just one question here from Alison Bradwell on twitter. And she wants to know Matt's thoughts on the Organization of the event from somebody. WHO's there for those of watching it from the outside? It feels like a train wreck she says is it. I mean is your sense Matt that it's teething trouble. Double or is it as bad as as as Alison thinks it is the biggest issue for me is the scheduling The fact that they've pretty much scheduled scheduled it kind of counting on matches lasting ninety minutes two hours tops. And that just isn't the case in tennis. No new tournament scheduled six matches on one call in a day unless they're trying to make up for rain or something you know. It's it's a completely the one off tournament in that sense in that there's so many matches on one call in one day and that does make it a bit hectic They've been a few other thirteen problems I think they could. I think they could enhance the fan experience. One thing you do notice walking round the outside is a distinct lack of screens. You know if you're a fan fan like the Australia Belgium fans in the US and Italy fans today waiting to get in for a session which is overrun. You're outside the stadiums and there's no screens for you to be able to watch the tennis on and that would seem a pretty basic thing that they could change just a couple of areas with some screens or screens round round. The colts. Perhaps around the outside so that they could watch what was going on So those would be my two takeaways. I mean I think you you have to appreciate that. It's the that is the first go at this slams and ATP tournaments runs the corporations nations because they've been going for so long and the people running them they know they know how to run the events. This is a I go. There are some problems for sure but if they can figure out a way to change the scheduling. I'm confident that it will seem less hectic Spaniels couching the hectic. Mrs Is my favorite thing I think they can. I think they can keep the hectic north of there just being loads of tennis going on at the same time time but you. You can't in a situation where in repeatedly matches are ending at one two in the morning and you know they're ending talk to in the morning players go into bed for two three hours after that they coming to come back to three hours is my is my disdain coming across You know I just think that is an issue that they still drinking coffee do now. I was thinking thing that I was thinking that and then then I approached the coffee making machine and was so intimidated by walks away. What can you? We'll know we've breaking him. Can you remember the day that you started the drinking coffee. Catherine where can for me I remember. It was at Queens. One year. Didn't drink coffee before in tennis. And then it went. Downhill should side isn't that much. Just just embellish. Further Matt also doesn't even drink tea Thanks so I feel like there's a there's a gateway drug nobody. He doesn't even drink drinks. Nay but what is there. Besides as long as it's hot chocolate he didn't even have hot chocolate. I mean I I have had hot chocolate. I I don't want to make out that I'm Some kind of complete freak. You had a Frappuccino no because that might be the answer you know. You can't stop with the Frappuccino. Drink Tea David. Start with the Frappuccino. This is well at tennis podcast. Listeners won't drink chat instead he just just just two quick things one is. It seems to me that if they could just extend the duration of this tournament and spread it out a bit more it would it would help in the making that announcement we now. You all already complaining about the length of the season in the situation of this thing calendar and it's all dreadful but it's going to be even long just to live a Coupla away in in corporate that but win in Shaw. Yeah well Roger sorted out is busy in south. America looks if things on social media about that. Let's see I I've rented I've read polls in the last hour we've already had five hundred and forty six votes in our Davis Cup Finals Katherine Davis Cup. Final thoughts so far. What's your verdict? It's a mess but I love it thirty percent no it but it has potential forty percent. Awful change it back. Twenty nine percent is the only three categories. What else do vis ooh one vs on Davis Cup to neat? Defeat into one of these three descriptors. Correct I'm not winning this match. I've been trying signed for four four years. We've been running Paul now. I'm not getting any any closer. I like Paul Vote for a binary match prediction. Oh don't you start turning against me as well. I'm just I mean we've done four podcasts. That's probably two hours worth content. I'm still not sure how I feel about the new Davis. Oh I feel bad. It's right there it's David's face. No I and I know I know that doesn't come across some radio. But that made me sad briefly stopped winning tennis podcast Hoodie and everything honestly honestly anyway which you can buy yourself if you want one and ash show anyway. Let's turn on a happy note. I mean I should say we're going to have to come. Come back to this tomorrow about Italy against the United States because this is still Bertini was beating Taylor Fritz. WHO has turned around? I I mean this is an extraordinary turn of events. Basically he needs to win this Disney Fritz to keep them in the whole Davis Cup and he's one concern. A tiebreak is four hundred in the third. So there's GonNa be a doubles coming your way at about five in the morning so I question. Do I go to that dude does yes yes I think you do you call and I think I have to say thank you call you avoid. You're too excited. I can see your face. The what's holding me back. Ah that whoever wins. That tie could still not go through and I might have been here until three. Am for pointless and ultimately pointless match just to just to declared folks it says on the courtside clock that matter Bertini is looking at miserably. Twenty two one in the morning and the steelers doubles to come in there. The Fed headset. We will finish on this note We had a look a look on urban dictionary dictionary as I do every twelve minutes now and we found an entry for on the boat and it reads like this. And I didn't do it. I am not responsible for this. None of us are but this is what's written on. The boat is being considered a male female tennis player of endurance. Character Substance Gusto and verve. Someone that can be depended on in moments of pressure in the high storms. A team player and one that could follow the orders of the skipper gipper no matter what to qualify to get on the boat. You need to be nominated racing approved by Catherine with Good David. Lauren Matt Roberts from the best tennis podcast I in the world. I genuinely didn't write this. The tennis. podcast Catherine's dad has a boat and he needs only elite tennis players hand picked to be his crew to take on the turmoil oceans of the ATP and WTA. Andy Murray's definitely on the boat. What do you think Katherine? I think that we need to find into you ever write that and I need to marry them see me. It's a sort of eligible male under the age of forty but yeah it can be like Cinderella in the Gloss Lipa. We need to find the writer of that urban dictionary entry. Well that's the dad is in the dictionary fakes. And that's the way we've had six hundred seventeen episodes of the tennis podcast and we've had our first marriage proposal debris debris you did didn't you didn't someone is going on deny chiens jeans reviews is cooled. Mary me Catherine Royston Monk. I think I think that was one this year. A gay man. Oh Oh oh yes I did get one from a gay man. Yeah this is the first outgoing one isn't it I mean there are caveats. Attached hatched distinct to insert that. 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Davis Cup Finals Day 4 - Matt Meets Novak; Canada Makes Semis

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Davis Cup Finals Day 4 - Matt Meets Novak; Canada Makes Semis

"Hi I'm John McEnroe's board. This is Martina Navratilova Mats Wilander. I'm Sandra Wanka Enlighten Hewitt. I'm Marie and you're listening to the tennis podcast Matt's just arrived at the hotel. Everybody at one thirty a M and this was meant to be his night right. He has just run out of the magic box because they were closing the doors and he's managed to get home in the nick of time time here on the tennis podcast so that he can talk to you and yes. There's been a full day of play but we sit here in the dark ready to talk about it and and try to make sense of it Matt how you feeling you have been averaging about four hours sleep I have. I got to the magic box this morning and I thought you again then the tennis dot is and it was fun and I left it running and I don't run and I was sprinting out. I think I'm a bit high on the Davis Cup a bit a bit do Lalli because I said to the lady on reception I said how I got enough time to record a podcast. She said what's podcast. It and I thought that was my cue. Leave not our listener. I take it. Oh aw that's the best right okay. So you've made it. You made it and if anybody wants to see video evidence of the run for the Uber. It's Ed Mats Mats done all view listeners. tillerson's it was actually. I mean it was actually just for your amusement. Well I I didn't get that memo because what's out there out here talk has a somebody else other than Catherine so. It's going well right now. Tennis Alex Kim Minore and Dennis Chevelle played a head of the match. Not long ago Alex Stimulus one and it was all for nothing because kind of tie What a weird few hours? That was because man. That was a quarter-final the day before what feels like quarterfinals day. But you know it was a cracking tie and yet it was the one the one moment I think this week where I just thought. There's not many people in the stadium Catherine when your reaction. What many people in the stadium that is unequivocal Matt experienced it. I I mean I suppose any saving graces those that were there. were making a as much noise as they as they possibly could and had instruments which always helps I mean in terms of the tennis I felt like Russia. pospisil sort of draw didn't help Dennis CHIAPPA Vilo finished the job that he couldn't finish off three hours earlier needed his mate in countrymen to come in Come and give them a helping hand because with respect to external he did. Alex does which is not going anywhere. And keep you honest and run around and get liberals back fact. A ship of olive should have had that much wrapped up really. He could have just sustained so my close to his first set performance but if the first that was an eight-of-10 have ten the second set was a four out of ten. Maybe suddenly just everthing was missing and then as soon as go tie it in the thirds I mean it was Israel Hidden Hope Tennis which was quite angsty to watch shredding votes and yeah addicts demure just like a true ozzy? Sort of Gristiti's is way through Lleyton Hewitt Style and it was all set thing only the loss sleep matt with for nothing and he came out with the loveliest as quotes that. This is bigger than me. Didn't need them. Annoy said. Oh you know this is you could just tell him it meant to him And actually that'd be a good memory emery from amateur in the in the future you you were there. You were at the press conferences. You're in the stadium did it. Did it get quieter quieter as it went on. I mean obviously. This ended up finishing late at night and by the end it really was a fairly empty stadium at the start was it. Was it with a more people in there. Yeah she's going to say in fairness most things are bigger than minore. It's one of the peculiar ncua peculiarities of the sort of fact box that he is apparently over six foot. He's ops. He's just not just really isn't but matt with the shade but he has. He does certainly have huge amounts of character and fight in very Lleyton Hewitt esque. Yeah on the crowd I it definitely did thin throughout the evening Yeah I think it probably peaked Towards the start of the second match I think that was the kind of most exciting match. Given curious. Didn't didn't end up playing lying here. It said that the reason for that was. He picked up a color bone injury last night. which as we know is that it's the most innocuous bone can you can injure but apparently yet your outlet nick He didn't it was slightly secretive about how he actually got injured. There was no. I don't think he was suggesting necessarily in the chest bumping perhaps APPs that handshake did seem to involve the. That's true though that if the secret hum shake led to the injury that ruled him out but yes is interesting what you say about the crowd and the atmosphere because that was obviously one of the massive talking pinpoints coming into this Davis Cup finals and I think it was a big factor on the opening day. It was a little bit of a concern for the last two days. I've actually not thought too you much about it mainly because I guess Spain on the main stadium and it's been full for that and I've been focusing on lots of Britain both Britain's matches and Britain Britain had good following on a small call. It very much felt like the Davis Cup. Plus they've been kind of other problems. Have our attention mm-hmm but today thous- a little bit like it exposed an inherent floor really with this format the structure rupture having the quarterfinals. In this way. I mean how many support groups can hang around for the weekend knowing that the team's not gonNA play in Canada. Ah they did they they they were all still there and also how many neutrals are going to just turn up for Tai. They don't they don't really know who's going to be playing in terms of the crowd. Thinning out Matt presumably. It was all the neutrals that left is if you're a Canadian or an Australian way. Ah You're going to stay on you even if it's quite late one one rubber piece. You don't go all of a flight tomorrow it's getting a bit late fancier sleep. I mean maybe I think you you probably going to stick stick around for the deciding doubles if not for definitely and I actually. I moved to be near the Canadian fans because it was kind of empty. It was kind of take your pick of the seat so I thought so culpability atmosphere and when you're among them you really do feel the atmosphere you you kind of forget you in an empty not stadium because you're next to perfectly respectable looking men jumping up and down blowing air horns every other point. There's an Nisa women so yeah you kind of lose yourself at the moment a bit and the Canadians I think you know. I all CHIAPPA valve. Just people always talk about why I talk about support helping. I kinda said why what you know. What does it do? How does it help you? And he said well. We just feel very lucky that all the Canadians have traveled. You know they have some of the biggest support. This event candidate even though one of the furthest furthest countries away from Spain and I think they feel you know a tremendous connection him with those fans and a kind of responsibility to perform and give their absolute awful the Monier Mardy fish actually after the. US Tie expressed how it did make a difference in. He was Kinda lamented that they don't have that he was saying that look. Tennis is not as big in the structure structure for America in the Pecking Order of sports as it is in Canada right now and that showed itself. I mean I had a quick word with Michael Michael Down to you who anew from when he was the Lawn Tennis Association and he's now in charge at tennis Canada. I just wanted to know how many people were coming over from Canada for this us for this Davis companies. That are sit around about three hundred. People are making the trip. And they've really made their presence. Felt with those people supported by the Federation and in doing that subsidized. That's I think there is a bit thin. There is some that don't know specifically about Canada but I think the more generally there is there are some efforts made and I think you know in trying to work out where the Davis Cup can go from here to solve all this particular problem whether it is solvable. That is the one that you feel like. Maybe some of the the money that is generated and given from from in Cosmos for instance needs to go to making a heck of as easy as possible for people to travel and just make it as attractive as possible. Bob We just don't know long-term whether that's going to be doable or not. I think tomorrow we'll get another idea. I mean obviously this one specific quarterfinal but tomorrow Mara. We'll have Spain. Obviously that won't be fine. That's in the evening on the main court. Then Britain against Germany's on I think the number to court. That's right yeah and then and so so. It'll be interesting to see what Serbia Russia is like on Friday afternoon when when that that'll be inside the magic box. Twelve thousand seat stadium. How many people are going to show for that one? What time does that one start? Well they have actually address the start times slightly there was. There was an announcement put out today that they've moved each session forward half an hour. So that's actually a ten thirty. Am Start Tomorrow Morning which over obviously lots of the very cynical journalists saying oh great I'll be are we going to sleep at two? AM rather than half hysteria. But actually I do think gets a positive that they have recognized that the scheduling is an issue ultimately. Electing half an hour is going to make much difference but at least they are willing to make little little adjustments like that which I think hopefully both well the next day when hopefully they can make bigger adjustments. So it's now Canada Canada against either Serbia or Russia. Serbia one today easily. They did yes. They won easily and in doing so knocked out the top seeds France somewhat. Predictably Gamma fees was dropped and Benoit paire came in instead instead But both he and Sanga Lost Djokovic was very efficient very good fit. CRANACH's played. Well I've really wanted to ask us for unfit for their impressions on the week. Unfortunately a press conference mix up meant. That was that where that didn't happen but they did do they did do press in French and more pair. Pantley was reportedly annoyed about all the negatives about the Davis Cup whereas Nikola who was saying they've they've trampled on the tradition and it just doesn't feel right so even in the French campaign. Seems I've ever been divided edit as well. Yeah we're going to have to wait and see on way. I mean how how long this carries on and how much it can be improved in. There are pluses and minuses we. We know that I've enjoyed the week so fob but tonight was was jarring now. Yes Matt was denied aged going into the French press cards however he went bowling into Novak Djokovic is press conference today we heard from him yesterday Novak Talking About Harry thought that Davis Cup an ATP Cup should merge Matt has been asking him a bit of a follower. Never listen to this Novak. I just just wanted to follow up on something you said yesterday that you think maybe the ATP cop in Davis Cup should merge come together Yep A news suggested is it a week in September perhaps the US Open now oversee. The kind of elephant in the room is that the Labor Cup currently occupies that place in the calendar. Just so it's I'm just wondering What are your thoughts about the long term future of that competition in its place in the calendar in this discussion about team competitions? And do you think other team. Competition should take priority over it. Well Labor Cup is Very important for tennis. I think it has proven in the last three years that By attracting the best tennis players in the world and also the legends of our sport and presenting a unique concept to tennis which is A very similar also copy paste Ryder Cup in Golf. is something that has Generated a lot of interest in a lot of if Benefits for for tennis. That is the reason why it's in the ATP calendar even does does not have points but it is regarded as an important competition for your future of tennis and I definitely think Labor Cup should you know be supported by the tennis community But at the same time you know when we talk about team competitions Davis Cup has always. He's been the one that stands out the most historic one and Unfortunately in the last three years that also I've been let's say say part of this kind of negotiations and conversations that were happening between the F. and ATP and Cosmos and Different sides that were involved and There was just no unfortunately solution or no deal for the merger of the two events but from the very very beginning the desire from both sides was always there and I and it's still there so there's chocolate it's talking about Labor Cup which is is quite interesting. Isn't it that was. That was a cool follow actually given that he didn't play it earlier this year and given the is obviously part of this this sort of political team soup that we've got going on right now it wasn't just being diplomatic. Do we think or do you feel like that is a position that he accepts is not going to change and live a copy is here to stay and actually that also I mean he's aww positive is though is frankly there's room for that end another possibly a little bit of both he was. He was quite diplomatic Kind of slightly slightly talk to round it And Yeah I do think he does think that now it's an you know in in conjunction with the ATP is going to make it kind of even even more difficult to prioritize something over that event that event. I don't think he's he's going anywhere so I think he just recognizes that it is another part of this kind of ongoing team competition problem bloom and he doesn't. He doesn't have the solution but I do think he speaks well on the topic as a whole and I do agree with his position. Basically I I I think the Labor should be kept. I must say and I think that the HP Cup and Davis Cup should be he combined and it should be called Davis Cup and it should be the best event it can possibly be and if we can reach a stage where those two things are possible. Then I I would be happy with that. I would as well I think that both by you and by joke which is very well put. I think where it reached a bit of an impasse is fat as identified by Jovic. There is a clearly desirable. There is a clearly number one desirable place for a team. Competition in in the men's calendars currently exists and Labor Cup pies. That place I. I'm perfectly happy for a he. Combined Davis Cup. ATP Cup which. I would want to be called Davis Cope Delay Cup to exist. I agree I think there's a place swoopes absolutely but I won't. I would want Davis Cup to be given priority in terms of scheduling And that's where I see the issue because that it is clearly the prime the prime position in the calendar clearly capturing can I can I ask do you feel that the should be the strongest longest possible Davis Cup in the strongest possible Fed Cup. Or do you feel that they should be combined in a heartbeat. I just see that is a I'm I'm I'm trying to be pragmatic rather than idealist Like to think that that's a real possibility. Bit Given where we all currently gently Just reconciling issues with the men's calendar is Is Difficult Enough But oh absolutely in a hot being no brainer combined find okay. I did have a somebody come back to me on twitter today and just make a very compelling case for the Fed Cup staying saying and being recognized in its own rights which. I didn't agree with person because I think Jen. You think that the strongest events listen tennis. All the grand slams are combined they are. They're everything and so if we had a team version of that then all the better but that's Yeah I mean I take your point I just listened to that chat the CEO from Ninety F- sad did wonder whether actually you know maybe in a few years if really is the strive drive and they make that a priority. What why not just finally somebody keeps about away White Matt's just quickly before we move on from Jackovitch just something you said to us earlier today? Matt Solvency fairly new to this world and US. You know you were setting you can change. Yeah but he went running out of the the kind of magic doing a video of himself today. So we're flying and you went into Novak's explain. That was a great question you asked him and use. You said to us after that he kind of makes it quite easy to ask a question to. Can you just explain what you mean. Well because he he always gives questions his full attention. I think if if it's a reasonable reasonable question that he doesn't feel has some kind of handle or agenda if it's just a straight question he will you in the eye and he will answer it and it's it's I think is quite I mean. I feel quite comfortable asking him questions. In comparison to some other players for example who might right kind of chop you down. I don't I've not had the experience where he's going to do that and I think he has done that but not with me and yeah yeah I just I feel like he. He's thoughtful and I appreciate that. So that's Serbia through their plan. Russia Britney through as well and there was no today. What was going on there eating being biscuits well? Yeah he's not he's he is not physically ready for this. The intensity of this competition Shen and actually something that he said in that interview that we ran on the coast about ten days ago now with with he was speaking the launch of his Kostov with several journalists. You were there David. He said such confidence. Matt I did. I did go with sharks given any free stuff. We're not saying that Ryan to get free stuff so but he said that his physio thought that kind of going forward the slams are gonna be in the many ways despite the five sets easier events for him given the day off off and I think given the is not in his peak physical condition expecting him to play back to back days after three hour match was probably just not realistic and given the Britain have options in the singles. Columbine was kind of ready to go looking back at it. It's actually a a bit of a no brainer. The and marry didn't play today. I mean he was not in a good physical way yesterday. Who plays tomorrow? Now if Andy Murray is feeling refreshed D drop the British number one. Yes yeah I think I think it is only whole David. Says Drop Donovan's headlined Murray. I'm ready I'm ready to express online. Sorry yes I I've seen both as with with Dan Evans. And it's it's unfortunate for him because he played really well in both of them for set and a half and then he and I don't even think he went off that much in either of them he just he play two players that are bigger and stronger and hit the ball a heck of a lot harder other than he does and they just got on a roll I think he led a certain five three against Robin Hauser and he led a set and four three against Alexander they signed up today and Publix. third-set I don't I don't recall. Seeing tennis. Live from anyone he was he was hitting one hundred and thirty Eh and a second serves regularly and he was just trying to hit winners on every ball going in. He's really good fun he he is. I mean obviously He and Kukushkin lost doubles quite badly to Jamie. Murray Niels Kope up ski but Alexander Puplic in doubles was just an obsolete low fast. He was going. He was getting one hundred Asian. Thirty five MPH ACES on second serves and Kush givers turning round gang. May I'm here to you making making decisions for both of us so make better ones. I mean ludicrous. Awesome it also winning strategy but it was really entertaining and I think on on Dan Evans. He's if he were to play tomorrow uh-huh later today. I should say He would play Yanlin strove who while not quite as EXP- perhaps quite as explosive explosive and Sort of mercurial as public is very much of the same ilk in that he can completely take Max away from you with his power and his big serve and I think therefore matchup wise. It might be an idea to move it about tomorrow. Put put Mary back in after his his day off. Although Leeann Smith was Bhai no means particularly confident about that and think But if he might do that then you can shift Edmund. Up The number one position Edmund was awesome today. He was immense. He was was like purposeful and exotic aggressive. All the things you want to be. He was it was a little bit scary when he was fist. Pumping and chest bumping again. You know that we don't see often and when we do it takes you back a little bit. But he was great from from right from the start. I thought OKAY EDMONDS EDMONDS UP FOR LISTS. He's probably well he's bringing bringing in an energy to the core which he just hasn't done not not just on tour but he hasn't really done. It Davis Capo that often. Either it was a it was a totally different Edmund and also I thought Leon John Smith was a lot more vocal on the bench within. He was really sort of standing up after every point getting not getting in his face but really a encouraging him and Smith can sometimes be a captain that but also he can be quiet passive. Sometimes it just depends on the situation. He oversee read. The car was just this ball of energy today and was feeding them. If we had confirmation from Colorado and that the Franco in K.. Divine partnership is go. 'cause it was on a trial basis in Paris. Wasn't it yeah. They're kind of still going to be traveling a little bit sir. I heard I heard it was on now. Yeah it's officially on is no longer trial. Yeah but call today that still kind on of in the early period obviously because they don't really know each other yet so he's going to spend some time off season just trying to get to know a bit more with a with a view to felice fully starting starting next season Russia. Yeah how do you. How do coaches and players get to know one? It's interesting questions speed dating. We've had collard man's fist pumping and chest bumping. We've had matt running. I've had a NAP my first nathen six years. Yeah that was the biggest indictment of the Davis Cup scheduling call. The weird broke. David David Law did. I didn't afford their feel really weird anyway enough of that whenever another one for six years. What else has happened today? I what what happened six years ago and you had an APP somebody said. Let's start podcast and Tighten up all my time since right. So yeah that. That's what's happened on court today More quarterfinals tomorrow. Some very sad odd news today in that Rebecca about history. Good hat to return home. His father's passed away which is really sad for him and And we we wish him well. We had better news in as much as our competition. Andrew Millard was in Madrid today and had a lovely time. But but you didn't get saying that he escaped your clutches busy starring in movies. Yeah he was. He was an video on the On the Davis Cup finals website So well done under the lovely day and You go home with some very happy memories away from the Davis Cup finals. We've had some coaching changes folks. Because Angelique Kerber has announced her new coach. All of my predictions have not happened in terms into the coaching. Carousel Dittmar kindle. Men who used to be with a lease is going to be the new coach. He wasn't with the lease mountains anymore. Yes that's not being over here Isla Tomjanovich last year and and how about this one. Diana Yastrzembsky is the player that is hired Sasha engine which is John has shifted you pronunciation. Enunciate Earth because I've been told have been getting it wrong for the last five. Not that someone in the know budgen batting everything buying think that I thought he was basically working with Kim Clijsters. No that was that was somebody who is just inventing venting stuff in order to try to get clicks. Catherine I do think okay. Yes no it was definitely really. I thought it was GONNA be clicks. Somebody who invents things to get clicks a lot. I thought it was going to be gobbled mcgrew who I should budgen ended up with by account do this now and it turns out not as an company. Magritte's this is GonNa be with speculates that she'll get back to cheat Maltese. But it would be lovely a for a number of reasons but I knew that Sir under under the bridge there I think well well you strengths. Because an interesting appointment isn't it. I didn't who's appointed who they're ready But it's it's just an interesting partnership because I'm enough saying her couple of times in the bowl striking power she has is jaw-dropping and twenty twenty years old twenty one years old. Yeah tell me about it. Are there in the header in the road on Gareth's quarter-finals went out in the first round. She this time. Next year she's going to reach the Grand Slam semifinal. Isn't she shake Rien. I heard it here. I I in badging obviously had a you know had good results with a soccer but it hasn't hasn't exactly worked since which she had some great results with him and she she she had some some decent results. Would you say that your strengths who's got a lot more in her game dynamic her best you look at. The women antics paid in that Fed cup. Final action didn't get her playing like that. No but I think the Denisovich plays best with a cause a short-term goal Yastrzemski wrote two two might date her for the. I mean. Look I could imagine a mandate guessing here here but I could imagine that might have been one of the reasons. Why he's moved on is is because I I really feel like Yastrzemski has such a desire to be the best from what I've seen and what I've heard and I could imagine that yielding dividends. It's it's it's an interesting one anyway. I semi finals for the slam by the end. By the end of Twenty Twenty Donna Yastrzemski. It's my new one step further than I've already predict on you. Failure for golden final feeling key. Chief would these people that lurk is in casinos around slot machines. You call it with G so you don't choke him out the waiting. Yeah Watch people Slaughter way there will. They leased pennies and then Sweeping at the last minute and Tena caught me a lurker. Yeah Yep Phil that's what you've done you GonNa be picking Pity something network law. Oh she did you go on sweet yes yes yeah. Although I don't actually think I predicted her to get to any quarterfinals anything like that just just just noted to such a Tis namedrop turf e times strategy. You just pick people that nobody's ever it'll just tell you something and maybe one of them will come up trumps Anyway that'll be an interesting and the dinovite. She is fuming. I was listening to Andrew Petkevich on the record podcast last night and she said that did not end. Well that's all and the locker. Room friendly Denisovich north. Happy would send you buy at all. Yeah it's interesting. I mean one thing. We've ah now's not the time it's two o'clock in the morning in Madrid but we've not had time to talk about Taylor. Townsend posting about Komo Murray have we in oversea his relationship with Monica P- we ended badly. There's lots of Coaching Drom soapy. McKay she drama happening awesome. Let's have a whole episode on it. final point. That I've got is a report by Simon Breaks the Telegraph about the about a new. ATP Chief Incoming Massimo Cal Valley Who is lined up to be the new CEO Simon Rights he's been in charge of nyc tennis's Marketing Division since two thousand fourteen Representing a negotiating deals with people at Rafah Serena Williams close friend of Andrea got density. Who's the new chairman? The separating Chris commodes commodes former roll up. Well he's in the role until the end of this year and so they'll be a CEO and chairman. So it'll be interesting so moving towards Italy with the children being the venue for the ATP finals from Twenty Twenty One and obviously Milanez the next Gen final. So it's GonNa very interesting to see how that unfolds anything else folks before we let matt coach to bed early tonight too. I am I a couple of other points of business from the Davis Cup Canada. Getting through to the semis means that they're automatically in the finals us for next year. So that's that's something all the quarterfinalists supplying for automatic qualification for next year's finals and mm-hmm we wondered last night why Nidal was playing doubles. We gave a gave quite say well it was a it was a very basic concept but written between the lines minds. I thought it was quite funny because he said Basically he wants to practice in case in case he needs it later on in the tournament but then he said he hasn't played ws for a while. And it's much easier to play with GRANOLA. Yes he was playing with and I thought when was the last time the Dow play doubles. And then I realized that it was Labor Cup with sits a pass and we had the whole any finger you cross in. I think what he was saying is that Gonaives understands hand signals and it was it was it was a relief to our survey on court with him then so fast failure to understand signals with one of the moments of the but less than folks bedtime. Hope you're enjoying these tennis podcasts. 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Davis Cup Finals Day 5 - This Is What We Came For. This Is What We Want.

The Tennis Podcast

45:28 min | 1 year ago

Davis Cup Finals Day 5 - This Is What We Came For. This Is What We Want.

"Hi I'm John McEnroe's board. This is Martina Navratilova Mats. Wilander Cassandra winker Mary Carillo. I'm Andy Murray. And you're listening to the tennis podcast. What a day of Tennis Davis Cup finals? So good that Matt Roberts is ordered the Magic to stay open for him and he's even had a look at the hot drink machine to try to keep himself awake because it's that Kinda day boundaries are being pushed and We had everything today has had ever think it is joy it has had to spit. It has had drama agro tears. Everything we're going to be hearing the press conference of the Serbian team a a little bit later and I'll tell you it's it's a hard lesson emotionally. It is heartless when you compare it to what that brought of Novak Djokovic yesterday and how how Jovial and happy he sounded and you hear him today and it's a very different story but where to start where to start. Matt you've just come come from Spain setting up a semifinal against Great Britain and earlier on we had Russia saving three match points to beat Serbia. That'd be a- and they will now face Canada. That's the lineup tomorrow. Canada Russia GB against Spain. Tell us about that fair. That you've just come from always incredible absolutely absolutely incredible Rafael Nadal once again having to get Spain over the line and doing just that is that now his something like like Twenty Eighth Davis Cup win in a row. He's he's just an unstoppable force in this competition and to to see him winning a doubles match to kind of the contrast. You're losing a double as much earlier in the day on the same core economy action that that would've live happened before the big you know members of the big three four playing doubles on the same core in the same day. Certainly it would never have happened with kind of so much significance and so much much on the line and yeah I'm I'm drained by it already but absolutely buzzing at the same time it's a it's an odd feeling what it does does to you. This this competition But you know. I was reminded of that great expression that Mary Carillo uses. I think she's to describe Serena in a Williams But I think it applies to Dr as well the fact that he is his own weather system he is just an absolute force out there. uh-huh and kind of just take down anything in his in his in his path When discussing Catherine when discussing the changes that have been made to make this a single week competition? There are still many many people despite what we've seen today in the drama we've seen there are still many people are thinking well. I want that kind of Spain home atmosphere every time I go to. I don't want to be watching Great Britain playing against another team. That's not not a tire me and and and the many empty seats that were there today. Some people I know. Feel that because we've been sponsored by the Davis Cup finals in the run-up to this event that it would compromise of you. I feel that that's not the case. We've been very clear that there's a lot wrong with what's gone on this week but today there was so much rights right certainly from afar as a TV watching experience. I think the sport that we saw today was one of the the great days of tennis viewing that I can remember in a long time. Yeah I would share that view. I've had fomented for them. Be of Mount. The He's been there experiencing even I would have given up my nap today to have been in Madrid firsthand and it was. It was an epic day in a way that none of the other epic days. We've had in this us. Tennis calendar have have been it was eh. Picking Uniquely Davis copy ways you know when debating at length all the things that were potentially going to be lost or compromised by the changes to the former there. Will this sort of unique Davis Cup things like best to five and the significance of the doubles and home away ties and all of that will on a had a bit of an exchange just now because he can't help yourself at in the way hours of the morning David with Todd Woodbridge on on twitter in Hebrew as Australians ause notifying if the changes to the format a tool and he was sort of saying. Oh yeah well you know. Of course. Spain Argentina had a great atmosphere because it's essentially a home anti for Spain will. Yeah I mean the Davis Cup finals is always going to be somewhere somewhere. That it is is going to enjoy the best atmospheres for the for the for the team from that country so I mean yes yes a space. That is a point. It is a particularly significant. I loved the the prominence of the doubles today one of my issues when the When the nuances of the former was sort of making themselves clear at the start of the week I was thinking? Oh it's a shame that the he he is the final of the three matches that's played because it means sometimes you will either as we're seeing Leslie. Miss out on the doubles who's being played at all or the doubles isn't necessarily always significant whereas today the signet the the significance ignificant remain. I was as much as with my GB bias Tattoo. I was delighted the Dan Evans Win and delighted the Gbi be when. There's a big part of me gutted. That didn't go down to a thrilling thrilling doubles match. Because this doubles is been where it's out today and I've I mean that Serbia Russia doubles match was just a a glorious thing and thing that we wouldn't get elsewhere watch done. I watched that tie bright back again about half an hour ago and it's still just as good. It's watching it first time round the emotions. We were Kinda through exchange messages. I felt like because holding my breath throughout that tie break. It was one of the best tiebreaks I've ever seen an an an at least that's how it felt to me now. I know it just happened so I I'm aware AH in two years time on my forgotten all about it. But that's how it made me feel three match points to Serbia on which Novak Djokovic the team members and didn't win and poor victory. HP just just really going to pieces those moments before we talk about bad it. Let them talk about it. It really does. Summit out Novak Djokovic victory HP Captain Ned Zelic and the departing parting retiring kick savage. Of course it hurts it hurts us really badly me personally as well There's not much to say you know these kind of matches happen once in maybe forever and That's it I mean it's the season is done in. We're turning the next page. Next morning is going to be different. I'd probably feel the worst-ever I've never experienced such a moment in my career and my life and I let my team down and I apologize to them I had it's pretty. We were up in the tie-break. We had chances to finish. It wouldn't do it. I must up in the crucial moments. I don't know God gave me once to to be the hero maybe to win the Davis Cup in the deciding rubber. Now he took it away Really disappointed in myself really has no accent. It was a lot of emotions. Oh since really tough match the end it was point. One point decided and I'm really really disappointed in myself that I couldn't hold my focused ilyin finish for mayor sitting here and together with Philip and and duty. That's the I would say the our golden generation and it's or of our tennis and I see this as an because yonkers last match but he's obviously going to be here with us all the way and not just for this guy in future. We're really could France and you know your dream maybe to go all the way to celebrate you know with the victory but sometimes it doesn't Happen you know what's what you want it to happen but the main thing is that everybody knows here how much we care about each other other how much we love each other and this is what got us here. I'll be very short. I remember yesterday after. That was one of your colleagues asked me. What is the one thing that you can pull out from all these twenty years? And what did I say. The one thing is not the victories or the losses would know facilities. The this beautiful sport makes you fucking tough this emotion that you want to commit suicide after daylight this and you go towards and against the wind. These emotions is the one thing that I can draw from from all these twenty years that I was playing for the country and individual competition so Few of the guys apologized join me. I don't accept these apologies because none of them. Let me down all over these twenty years. I agree with you. Victor that God took away this from you. You will never have this emotion that you had because you brought us this last point as for the team. Everybody knows that they're like my brothers. And I will be with the team in one or the other capacity and I would like to thank them all for being with me on this his journey. That was a hard listen. Wasn't it beautiful. Listen in many ways because I love to see them lay their emotions raw bad for us all to say in the immediate aftermath. You know that was completely unlikely on sanitized. There was no spin on that atoll. That was just from the hot and and it tells you how much it means that you're in the room. What was it like to be in the room very very emotional? It didn't actually start off that way. The press conference started off a little bit a little bit tense as though questions. We're GONNA get batted back and get show answers but then it just developed into this tiff s really. I mean that sort of as soon as one when I all went and they were kind of voluntarily Tara early opening opening their hearts to everyone in that room and it was it was really powerful I think there's quite a lot to unpack impact in terms of why they ended up getting some emotional I was speaking to some of the some of the press covering Serbia and I said look what is it about tip. Savage gets people so emotional because that was the moment when when Dominic's started talking about this being thing to salvage the last match ever That he kind of choked up and couldn't get his words out what's next said about it. Being kind of the end of a golden generation of Serbian tennis is absolutely true because two zero Vick was the first. I Serbian to put tennis on the Mat. Really for them because he was such a good promising junior you know when he was under fourteen eighteen on the twelve everyone knew about tips. Arabic's there were saying and he was the one who then along with Jackovitch Zimin action on the women's side of innovation. Yankovitch started. This really incredible paired. If you think about it a country of about six million people to have so so many top players you know my might never happen again and for tips vix to be the one to go now it does feel so for them like a like a considerable end of an era. And you know they they were they were really choked up about it and it really hit me today just how much they wanted to win this for him. I hadn't huge the sense before because they weren't actually talking that much about winning it it was it was more about kind of format and how Djokovic she was feeling but today it really hit me how much they wanted it for two tower vich killer. He's quite a character is and anybody who hasn't heard the interview. We did with him back. I think in about April we did an hour and twenty minutes interview. Jan Katif savage. He's he's a compelling character and he didn't he hadn't told us at that point that he was retiring but yeah. This has been rumbling on for a while did everybody knew this was his last tie. His last tennis is a professional. And Yeah I mean. They've been training as a group happened in the in the loft weeks extranet prepare themselves. And Catherine I mean Victor Choice Key. I don't know how he's GonNa Sleep tonight because you know he he's. He's the one who gave him the a decisive point. I think back in twenty ten but he had regulation seventy-one regulation volume on his racquet to win time for Serbia and he couldn't do it he just he blew it. And and in the heat of the moment. On the Court Novak Djokovic. It just turned his back on him. Couldn't look at him. I found that I'm sure everything was fine when they left the court but and it was just such a natural reaction is such a human reaction. Just I think. Perhaps he didn't didn't didn't want to show him his reaction in the only way he could prevent himself from showing disgusted and gutted he was was by turning his back on him Oh it put a lump in my throat hearing just now talk about it but a lump in my throat hearing press conference put a lump in my throat But the the tennis was just extraordinary. Saying I think Jovic was hitting the bull harder in that doubles then. I usually see him. Hit the ball in singles identified. Something about the having the big court in Klay that sort of extra margin for error in just sort of swinging so freely seeing those four hundred to four hundred rallies with Andre Rube love and his Ninja injure like whiplash shots. It was just brutal hitting absolutely bruising hitting their stunning stunning toe to toe. And I you know I would say it's I personally think it's the opposite. I think is having a narrow target where you know you only want to across court like if they if these places so good that if they just across court drill they can keep going forever and they can hit it flat-out and still mid late because they know where it's skying and I think that that's they were of the mindset. Well we're not gonNA guys to the net we're GonNa go to the side of him and therefore just hit full on in that corner. It was doubles by non doubles players. I know there's a rebe Levin Hatch of Were finalists in in Paris. Jason obviously obviously which played played play doubles in the way that any great singles player can but it felt like singles players. Have you go doubles which was great fun. It was a it was the sort of tennis equivalent of an arms race or Kind of race to the moon. It was like Rube level. Try and hit the ball. As hard as he could Odin Djokovic now I can hit it hard effort with counter and you just get these incredible exchanges. I mean I have. I've never related. It's someone on a tennis court as much as I did VIC. Detroit skin that tiebreak because a lot of a lot of school tennis I used to play was doubles and I used to play with a with a partner who was much better than me and I always felt under such pressure to kind of deliver. Not letting down not the mess it up for the for the team and I kinda got that sense of Troy Skater. You know they were they. Were targeting him at the net and he was missing these volleys and you could just see him thinking. Oh I'm messing this up and that is such a when you when you're on the call with you know the the world number-two and your so I mean doesn't matter how well you play. You are going to be the weakest moment when they talk to them and they smashed about three or four grand strikes at him and he fended them all off one point and Jock itch just exploded with emotion because he's mated survived this onslaught and I I a little bit of me was thinking are really hope. They and winning southern choice keyed gets gets through this but at the same time. It's very easy to concentrate just on on the team because of that the strength that press conference but what an achievement that is from hatching oven that is an immense mince achievement. Yeah they are. They're pretty much a two man team. Hair the Davis Cup oversee with Dino Medvedev pulling out before Afghani donskoy chairman even kind of perhaps ready to go if they need him but it's very difficult to see them breaking. Hey He's not ready to go. Yes and actually they were saying being in the press conference that essentially now what they have action of blood is a tremendous friendship that they they feel like they can handle anything on the court because they kind of trust each other and get on with each other and they're not worried about letting each other down maybe perhaps in a way that Troy Ski Bras. jovis that isn't there with action of aunt. They only about two years maybe even less than two years. Apart in age the hatchet off looks like dad well. He made stirred because they does. She look like a tool but Alexei keys of or or much older brother the sort of brother that kind of says to his little brother. Can you just walk on ahead because you really embarrassed him eh backwards baseball cap or they hatch novas focus baseball counters. Yeah now I look back on the run in Paris in their decision to play together Embarrassing conditions very similar to those of the car magical magical correal Moss destroy. Obviously out of a a master plan leading towards the Davis Davis Cup up. I think we We covered their semifinals and on the final In Paris they lost to be blessed hatching off but I think we sort of referenced. The Davis Cup once or twice is like all of seek it needs a Russian Davis Cup team these playing so well but I hadn't quite thought of it in terms of it. It was really really strategic. Maybe it was an old. I mean there was the great mates and enjoy playing together but suddenly looking being like a A real straight genius these two forming that partnership and getting into a groove because they are singles players. They play double was in a singles players and yet they do have a connection a partnership on the call. I think for the second time in this podcast. And I'm GonNa Automation Todd Woodbridge. I think he's talked about doubles players in the past. Almost you could tie a rope around them and and they would constantly be about ten fifteen team feet apart. Never never more than that. And they do move in harmony whereas I think Jackovich's doubles players such interesting riveting case because it it negates all of his strengths really about the way he can s- kind of spread the coal shrink his core and also the way a he kind of beat opponents by being mentally stronger tougher taking it into the trenches. You can't really do any of that. And then the double was kind of becomes uh-huh a singular pursuit for him rather than acting in harmony with his partner is really interesting to watch. I was looking looking looking back at some of the quotes that Stepanek gave in two thousand thirteen Davis Cup final when it was Czech Republic Serbia and he was describing describing the Serbian team and he was saying Djokovic Ferrari and they constantly have this dilemma of whether or not to use to leave the Ferrari in the garrick judge for the doubles. Because they know they know he's the best car the best player but he's not necessarily the best player or car for for doubles. If you like to continue the car analogy for that track necessarily paps doubles has got more corners. It's not a it's not a kind of straight it doesn't suit Jackovic's necessarily and yet you absolutely calm. Leave him off and as much as he was uncomfortable out there. There's no way they would have got as close to win that double without him on the court. He was Elevating their level. It's just he didn't quite have it in the connection department that action of ruble of had which I think they've forged looks over these over these months. He's the two thousand and eight Queens doubles champion. Lever Jovic Canetti one name his partner. Jonathan an early beat me leave it and by the way if you offer are if you're going to use it otherwise point driven from from Andy leaving it for Oriental Gary. I'm the one for six months. And he said he said I I went to content I've just had a brain flash. That may or may not be accurate. Didn't get got Donskoy. Go He wants beat Roger Federer yes every day in Dubai 2017 star Shining Your hubcaps Eve Guinea. I don't know whether they've done whether they've played since or whether he still has a winning record over. We must I find out. We're talking about Andy Murray I can't quite remember how And he didn't play today. What was going on well? He it was more of a surprise. I think today that he didn't play An yet really the fact that he didn't completely made it clear that he is not physically ready for this week. He sounds like he's got a cold the other night to me. He sounded like he was really under the weather. When we play that audio? Yeah impression that the this this weight gain thing is really in his head. It's it's I don't know if you call it. Don't be playing because he's packed on a few pounds shorts on full. Oh Keila to gym sessions in these four kilos. Jimmy if he if he played the last few days it probably lost it by now like they do these a kilo our whole irate anyway to go with that. Sorry I didn't cut out. We're going to carry out. I get the impression I'm just gonNA move on quickly. Just GonNa vote. I mean not quickly but oh you're GONNA get texts from my family saying of lowered the tone of broadcasting in the morning great Deep Breaths folks deep breath I get the impression he is saying to Leon Smith. Count me out to this of weighed myself this morning. A haven't Shit don't you. I think that's the impression I get from from listening to Leeann had to say and I think if Andy Murray's says hands up I'm fit to play. He plays and story and has been the case for a long time. And I I think I think there has to be something else play like a cold or something but but then then on the other hand I think Andy Murray is not going to be put off by a cold thing is if he if he sounded pretty rope it to me the other night when when we listen to that audio and he was looking at him on the court in how tidy wasn't when you've got a really bad cold or a bit of maybe even a flu or something like that. Can you imagine trying to push yourself through match like that I I just I don't know and this is only I said that Evans and should be dropped last night I think we all did. Didn't we Don Evans produced. How brave was that tonight? If you consider. He got himself into exactly exactly the same position for the third day. In a row of being a setup heart of the second set and then the other guy starts just redlining it and producing using and he still won the match in a third-set tie-break and I mean the celebration tells you everything. The the sheer release. I've I've never seen him celebrate anything like that. I mean that was. That was something only Davis Cup or a team of enter for your nation. Either I only that sort of environment would getting reaction from her. Yeah the anything I've seen similar is when he won his first-round illustrated open this us. I much his first Grand Slam match back. That would have been after of qualifying off to the ban and he's when it was when it been through about four hundred under degrees and Matinee Sutton some of it. I think we'll send the Eid's some. I might have hallucinated. Matt being my dehydrated sweaty state eight and he was teasing. This is then memories. Bit choked up on the court but it was. He was choked up at the same. It was prompted by the same emotion this feeling of overwhelming feeling of the support he sides the the support east had he preps doesn't he feels a bit. I think humbled by it Lee I think is part of him that feels undeserving of it. and it was nice. Wasn't it the way the way you referenced. How how? They'd supported him having to really tough defeats the last two days. Tha Ah shows you what this thing is all about ready and we saw that in the Serbia press conference And it's it is quite hot woman actually when you see. These team competitions brought together. And what they what they do to these Blair's And I think people were worried that that might be lost with the change of format but you know if if you are. PK needs to stand up and give some kind of presentation justifying the change. He he should start with the replays of today. Really because yes there were aspects absolutely what he and everyone who's involved with the organization needs to address but the the feel of the tournament is right on a on a daylight this from the from the Soviet press conference losing should showed hurt and it did and winning should be amazing and it was and you had those those emotions. Were all there today A.. And yet Dan Evans is such a section underrated competitor. I think because because his tennis is kind of BRUSHSTROKES brushstrokes is an is not. It's not you know heavy punctuates yet. He really digs in when he has to. And you could see see you could see how much he was determined not to just be involved in some kind of treacherous drought groundhog day. Raise AH playing and losing the same tennis match three days in a row. I think I think the fact that he actually got himself in the same position again. Just kind of focused his mind even more. Oh I see yeah flat out refuse that happen. And and his third set tiebreak under the biggest pressure he did not miss a ball. It was it was so impressive Talking of things that they have to work on one of them is the fact that Britain appeared to have have a lot fewer supporters in the crowd today than they did in the previous two rounds which is has got to be addressed. Hasn't it and actually British tennis Andy. Murray the and the Lt. I've taken matters into their own hands. Andy Murray's put on a social media post saying that anybody wants to come from Britain to watch the semi final tomorrow. We're going to try and sort out some tickets now I I've spoken to the LTA tonight and they have just gone for it and try to find as many tickets as they possibly candidate negotiated in managed to get a load of tickets together which they are going to give free to anybody who well first-come-first-serve love Bisi for. I think from eleven o'clock tomorrow morning. A CPA cool. I really liked. I mean. Obviously there's still the thought that you could get yourself to Madrid but this it's like a story back in the day in the early days of facebook when somebody naively PITTA party invitation shouldn't openly on facebook and the whole house ended up just falling apart at the seams and the police were called and it was it will industry is also a bit like tennis. PODCAST offered a marriage proposal the open. They're not been re-addressed. The days ago that was we've got a reply. I am betrothed. This is my gauge -ment announcement. I've accidentally got myself engaged to somebody who's WHO's has to be put the greatest definition of on the boat better than anything that we came with and stuck it on urban dictionary identity still TB. Say I could be getting catfish could be could be but anyway to be continued folks. The other the match today was Spain and eventful podcast for me. Good isn't it. It's been the other. One was Spain and that even that was tense Nidal having to to win his singles to put them back on level terms after an aging I rubber y between karenna buster yet and Geena and get a pillar. Yeah and he won and then the Dow levelled and then the doubles and that one set all Argentina coming back at them and then the noise in that third set I mean even through the TV it was just making me shutter. Incredible Noise It it it goes right through you in just in when it's like that and I think one of my takeaways from this tournament seeing all the different nations together as you do get a sense of the kind of personality and Trademark if you like of the of the fans of each team you know the Kazaks. 'cause I've got their band with the kind of humorous trombone and the the Brit traveling supports quite elderly. I would say and reasonably polite and then there's obviously the the sterling Balmy army which which give it quite a lot of life And then the sort of all the Hispanic Spanich support is just continued. Shunting in kind of waving flags around in the air and just sort of the constant drop in Hama Eh is is very unique. I think to the Hispanic nations. So that's been quite a fun part of being here and having all these different Fans together gather which we've not really had before and yeah. I agree with what Catherine was saying early. I'm as the weeks gone on. Decided did I'm happy to accept the trade off with the doubles that sometimes it won't be a played or won't be significant and yet other times it will be the the most significant match and again with not really had that before. Okay sometimes has decided rubbers. But it's only decided rubbers when it's already been two nil and and the likelihood is is not going to be that significant there haven't been that many comebacks from to know down in Davis Cup. I've been some but not as you know. It's never venice decisive as one all. It's all on the doubles And I and I really do think that that is a plus point favorite things in the week. Plenty to work with certainly Based on today so it leaves us with a semi final line-up Tamara of Canada against Russia early on and in the evening one from four thirty. Oh You K. G. B. Against Spain what do we think folks. What are we now? Looks unbeatable to me really. It will come into Russia's an interesting wasn't one isn't it because they're both both teams already depleted The both teams to Frank Chevik Vic did say the Felix ordinarily seem was ready to go in the previous match but they stuck with Pospisil and Chiappa valve and I think they will stay with that again. To be honest. It's worked so well. Why would they change? Felix played for a long time. He's going to be rusty. I really he can't see them or making. A Chang is going to the doubles as well that one. I think I'd probably go think valve is going to when his singles. Yeah well I think one of them will be Shepherd Valve Hatch enough and yet pospisil I could make a case for either one of them in the singles but I think it will be WanNa pace and I think that Russia will win the grade actually yes. Es agreed going to be very interesting. And thank you down to the doubles ways. Yes I think I think. Britain's selection is very interesting tomorrow because of the doll. Obviously Leon Smith will probably be thinking we can. We can try and win every match but equally I think at the back of your mind. You've got to be thinking we have if to win the number two singles and then we got a free hand the dial and we take it to the doubles now. The most likely player at the moment I think to win the number two singles is caught up and he looks awesome. He'll he'll do it again today. There are no question marks over him. And they're all over Andy Murray so I think I think he'll stick with the same team. And it will be called them and Dan Evans and then if it is one all he basically said he hasn't really thought about breaking up. Jamie Marian ski but if if it did get there might be in the back of his mind to bring Andy in because again I'm not sure whether we will i. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that we might not see Andy. Murray again this woman woman and sidelines eating biscuits. It's good support. My goodness I don't have Dan Evans was feeling alien after that bear hug muscular bear hug tight summation two final points. Folks we are by the way Roger Federer's exhibition in Columbia. This evening with an accent is van is being canceled because of a massive protests in Bogota and they have to address the crowds on the court must have been quite tricky situation But anyway I hope everybody gets out there I But I also think you know when. I wonder whether they're really wear of what's going on in the Davis Cup over there you know you can't you can't live in a bubble count you and oversees various. Should you've been on this German team today. Weighty hate that federal has an eye on it I really do I come in today. He would have been so pumped. Have you seen that today. Anybody would anybody who loves sports would have been stirred by today was. There's no way you couldn't be an another is such a sense of competition and an tournament about this about this new format. I think that's been one of the problems with the old format of the Davis Cup that you win a tie and it's three months until you're next Thai whereas here you're able to build momentum like light. We see the in cricket and football and rugby which have well cups and then you think Oh next game tomorrow. Atmosphere going to be like who's going to be playing and and you just able to build a much better sense of tournament than you did before now again every every every plus point it has to kind of come with the with the caveat of yes there is something that needs to change in the main thing about this is the scheduling. Because you know it really has some teams have had it easier than others. Spain and Canada have had quite favorable scheduling Britain had really quite rough scheduling play so many days in a row. That maybe maybe isn't isn't fair and needs to be looked at in terms of the overall Sense and feel it. Just it just is magnified under this under this new format I think uh-huh yeah incident on the format. Had One tweet today really made me think what a great idea from Maggie Gorman. WHO said can I ask? Why do we need to have each team competition every year code? We Not Alternate Davis Cup and Labor Cup After all the Ryder Cups every two years and full ropy well cups four years loving your daddy spotlight. Thanks Maggie but just imagine that if you just said okay well. We'll have Davis every two years and then the other years in between we'll have live cup. She'll great cooperation and compromise in the room. Iran like all the good solutions. on't currently happening working out. Share the date in late September. And you know every other year you can have your your big show be great. What do you think yeah? I mean I'm down with that. I think I still think the ideal mm solution is to have Davis Fed Cup perhaps even a combined event every year I do think this event and when done right can be strong and his powerful as a slam. So why would you not want to every year. But I think I definitely think if we've they've really struggling to fit all these events and if they were good enough then yes. I'm some compromise. Maybe having lake up every other year would be would be a way of doing it. I mean the thing about Labor Cup is there is only three days. You should be able to find a space in Canada. I think some people have started mentioning. This kind of post post July post-wimbledon period that that kind of bit of allow you get in. July seems seems an odd one in the calendar in no-one's really put on and put anything in in their obviously there are tournaments but there was a tournaments in September would clash with what does do clash. Labor Cup would clash with this. Yeah I mean it's an ongoing ongoing debate solutions now but anyway there's plenty to work with them then I I've had a few notes from. I'm from the United States. I think they all one of the nations that are struggling to follow this some TV. For instance you know. We've got a good here. You're given round round the clock coverage in Dallas for us and and the you know we're getting a really good service but it's easy to find but it's not. It's not the case in America at the moment. Same Fox sports but good hours. He says recording the Polk County nine minutes past one in the morning. Yeah and that's for me. It's nine minutes past two for Matt At a final point We've had a note from Tim. Lee Your mayor. Tim was our New Zealand Listener. Who won the Davis Cup finals? Competition to get an all expense paid trip to see Great Britain play. He's British. He's living in New Zealand. Then he's GonNa fly out of and then his visa didn't work out for him so he wasn't able to go well he's he sends a picture of himself trekking king around the countryside in New Zealand in his tennis. PODCAST T. shirt which we sent to him a few weeks ago and we're going to bring him to the Queen's Club and give him a day out with sub with every wants bring to have a nice day Queens. So Yeah Tim Hello. Tim Hope you enjoy the Davis Cup. And our daily podcast. We'll have two more days of them. Are you ready for that matter. Have you got in you. Yes yeah yeah I I had ally in this morning. Yeah all the way to do well time wise it was it. Was You know it was about ten ten ten ten thirty but I haven't actually gone to sleep until three three thirty but yeah it was. It was a nice. It was a nice Lyon splendid. So I'm I am feeling rejuvenated. Good work does that mean your approval. Concern is is is ten acceptable. Well it's all he could have back-dated Zulpa hitting eight hours. Isn't it so the numbers that didn't quite add up a suspect. I'll I'll be sleeping with the rest of my life if I have to backdate mine anyway. Catherine Matt Lovely Savvy with us. I've ever gotten anything else doesn't say. Can we go to bed now. We can get that accent in nance packing up. And he's on his way because there are about to lock him in again in the magic box. We are being the tennis. PODCAST ASPRO in association with the Telegraph executive produced by TENNIS BALLS DOT COM. Our Mascot is rare with the Y. Two more days of the Davis Cup finals to come here on the on the tennis China's podcast. Thanks for your company. Your during the show's we'll see tomorrow.

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Davis Cup Finals Day 2 - Midnight mayhem, but a proper atmosphere

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Davis Cup Finals Day 2 - Midnight mayhem, but a proper atmosphere

"Hi I'm John John McEnroe Martina Navratilova Mats Wilander. This is Mary Carillo Dunbar Wanka. I'm Andy Murray. Hi this is Gina Madeo and you're listening to the tennis podcast. Yes thank you to Jen. Amadeo who has introduced the tennis podcast today and is one of our kickstarter backers four to one thousand nine hundred ninety one of the reasons why we're able to produce this many shows and we can't thank all of you enough who've supported us over the last year Nearly one hundred thirty shows we've produced now. I think it will be that many. By the time we finished the year and the the goal is to produce just as many next year if we can do As many exciting things as we possibly can with this show and so our kickstarter will begin on December. The second in just a couple of weeks time now you can hear an announcement in the background there in Madrid. Because that's where Matt Roberts says in the middle of the night matt it has been a long goldway few. How's it going? Yes that was just to announce that Australia are coming into press which is not even the last thing that where we happening tonight. Because there's still a doubles match to go as I come to his temple midnight. That will be on core in ten minutes and it's all a bit bonkers but it's very Spain Very Madrid and if there's one city way can get away with it probably is this one but yes. I'm having to slightly keep my voice down because yes I'm in the media center. Want to disturb anyone but I am absolutely buzzing having just Just been on court for Dowell you were on court with Di was yes sir. It looks remarkably like current addtional. Just just to be clear. What time did you get there? Today I got on site about ten this morning Pakistan so just just the full team and these doesn't wasn't finished yet. The doubles is about to start. It's one all between Spain and Russia and then once that's all done mathematical leave and and it's about an hour and to his hotel maybe about four. Am Start Tomorrow with the Gbi on eleven. Yes now a tolkien. Brilliant ahead write this match. Let's start with it. The one you Washington right now. We've decided we we have to record now because we're it's on satellite. It's it's been proper Davis Cup tonight has not in terms of what we know. Is Davis this COP. It's been a home team against an away team and I think that this is you know sue the one side of things people may say. Well they go than it does it. It does preserve this kind of Davis Cup that people cherish so much others will say well. Yeah this is what makes us so sad sad that we're losing the home away throughout the year. You know it depends how you coming at it doesn't it. I mean I loved it tonight. It was absolutely fantastic festival we had Andrei Rupe live Beating Roberta Battista seven six in the third including seven zero tiebreak which was was mind blowing. And then we've had rough dahl equal things up against Kevin Hatching of in a really close one particularly the second set that Rab- live Battista match kind of had everything. It was such a good match and it was such an easy one for the fans to get into because there were so many swings of momentum. There were lots of breaks. Lots of breakpoints eight points. Lots of big moments and it just was absolutely perfect for the atmosphere which was which was special at the star. And then it just reached the kind of Chris Crescendo towards third set. And then there was this really strange atmosphere when about Easter. You've lost couldn't gays rack. You're on a ball in the in the tie-break as you said Rube left winning at seven seven love just cracking winners. And then it was kind of like Is this going to be a problem for Spain. We Com Russia win Spain fighting for second in that group. You know they might not go through. And then everyone kind of remember. Hang on a minute. We've got We've got I found out all things. Things might be okay and always think in Spain whenever around Madrid play doesn't expectancy since they're going to win round Madrid fans Goto the stadium expecting round. Were to win and I really got that sense with adult tonight. It was like a K- it's fine. We've gotten the doll. He will win. And that is an incredible amount of pressure on the Dow and yet he just performed so oh well like it was any other man. She was so relentless I ball allows and I'd like to see more Dow Hatch Knob. I think that's a really good matchup. Ah It works really well. They've had good Max in the past and this was another one and yet and the dog just does what an adult twenty fifth win in a row in the Davis Cup. He's only ever lost once to Novak. But Not Novak Djokovic Year Novak the first ever Davis Cup tie and then he won twenty five in a row since then I mean the man man is extraordinary ordinary and tonight he. I saw the first Sam and saw the whole match for the first. He was like a dog walk us just being given meet I. I'm in a week. He was just ravenous he was and it was. It was everything that the O.. Two wasn't sir. In the the first couple of rounds group matches he had there but I just felt when he went out. Although it was sort of a shame on one level for that event I thought correct. This is going to do in the world. Good he's had three matches. He's got progressively better. And now here he is looking fresh and ready to go. And you saw the way burst out of the blocks yet. This would. This was not possible without what he did to he. He played himself out of an injury and into form their his tennis is just right where he wants it to be. I mean you know. Let's not forget. He ended up beating the eventual champion at the two. You know he was. He was playing that well by the end of it and I just think he's developed his game so much. I just think you know. His backhand now is almost as good as his forehand at times and yet his foot work works so good that he's able to get himself as many forehands as possible Varied is served right right in the end of the tiebreak keeping serving out wide the whole match and then he hit one up not in court action of completely by surprise. Just an amazing sense of the moment and tactical decision. Asian in under that pressure Yeah he was he was he was spellbinding tonight and there was a really crackling atmosphere and watching the watching any member but I think the big three in front of their home crowd is going to be a very special and certainly that was the case in the Dow is such such appreciation for him in the second set hatch really started to get into it with him didn't he. He took him on. He went toe to toe. And I did feel that. Nadal was stunning to look okay a little tight at the end because as you say enormous pressure and let's not forget. They were one zero down Spain from that first rubber and he it's on him he's got to produce and you know just imagine if that has gone into a third set what would you implying apply and then well haven't even got the Dublin. It's seventeen minutes past midnight in Madrid. The doubles plans haven't walked onto the court yet. Yes we would not be talking now David. No we wouldn't so anyway. He got the job done. Didn't a Dow just just to remind on that rib love against Patrick Good match match. Rubella was cramping in that match they played a forty seven stroke rally that the Rab- leverage. Just hammering the ball around and Battista artistric wouldn't let it go and ended up winning the rally. I just think that is a fantastic win. I have never watched about Easter Goo match. In which the now the person did not end up broken I remember the overseas Andy Marijuana at the start of the year Then he backed up by kind of in just outlasting John Millman and now this one I don't quite know how ripple have managed to play through. That crampy looked pretty bad especially on his serve. After he was serving it was really having to shake out his leg and he looked at a lot of pain and yet obviously just throw salt rallies. I'm just going to hit winners in the tie-break break and maybe maybe that tactic worked against about Easter. Go to Tom. Wear him down. Because we're blessed channel. Tim single-minded tactic that he I needed to to adult. Yeah more announcements in the media center drama tennis podcast. You got a little bit of live as well So what else have we had today. We are still waiting for the doubles we. We don't even know if it's nodal dewey in the doubles the last I saw what was it wasn't going to be but to be honest I don't I don't know they you can you can. You're singles players are locked in When you an hour before the Thai stance oh you are allowed to change your doubles line-up so I don't have to be back for another match tomorrow at six? PM So it's it's pretty full on Canada a through. Do they lead the United States. Two Zero just a word on Vasic Pospisil who is paying amazing so Husni I mean he. He got a great win yesterday. Ebbing Fabio Fanini yesterday. And then. He's he's got him Bayton Riot Palca today that that guy was seven foot tall and and seventy missiles as an pospisil is just so athletics so good and Canada radiant. Today's the shape of has matched as well. Yeah Pospisil. His career has been really marred by injury. Hasn't it the when you see him play like he did what he has done this this week. So far you just think Awatif kind of Because he's got a good Cervi steady from the from the baseline and he likes coming forward. I really liked watching in place really really nice style and yet finish up. Valve is in a rich. Vein of form Overstay knocking while beating Bertini yesterday. A now taking Taylor Fritz and other another really good win someone with a kind of similar. Samora ranking Yet looking looking really good Canada. Although say that tie I ended in very wage circumstances in that Canada announced that the doubles would be chef of elegance and O'Reilly rally AC- teaming up kind of seems. I go this Davis Cup finals. And then about fifty minutes later. It was announced that they'd actually forfeited the doubles and USA would be winning six love six love now. The reason being the reason it's been given is because is that the players were deemed to be injured. Three of the four players now must really understand that given the go-to squads and you are allowed to change the lineup Frank anxious basically admitted in his press conference the Canadian captain that they did it to preserve more than anything. He says. They're not quite able to play what they up to their highest level. Because they're tired and they want to save them for the rest of the tournament now. I get that they want to preserve that players but does that not bring this. You know the integrity into question question little bit bearing in mind that doubles the whole point of it is that it counts because sets and games are going to count Italy. Sh- really should be fuming about this because USA get a sixty six on their on their scorecard So I'm just trying to work this out at the moment. Italy the USO S. of both lost their match. Choose to Kinda rory through correct. Does it when Canada. When Italy plays against against the United States? Who goes through is the is the winner of their? It will be well. Whoever wins weren't necessarily go through both if those teams will be playing for one of the two highest ranking loses a sanctuary in the round robin and they they go through to the quarterfinals two the of the teams but that comes down to sets in games and this is going to be a big advantage for the US to have a six love six love on their on that score cold? So I'm a bit bamboozled. Actually it's the why that has been allowed to happen. Why couldn't they figure out out some combination of players that you know at least able to get on cold? Yeah that's that's problematic and We'll we'll we'll have to look at live further into this and ask one or two more questions because that doesn't sound right to me As you say in terms of fans so we'll we'll see where Italy have to say about it tomorrow And also yeah have to ask the question as to what one thing I would say about. This kind of competition is things that are put in place at the outset of something brand new light is probably GONNA have to have tweaks to them because and I think that that to a large awesome has to be expected for instance the fact that it's going on with the doubles this time of night. I mean I know it. Spain I know it's It is the national team and and people are gonNA hopefully stay around and watch this doubles but is ridiculous. Really that twelve thirty in the middle of the night. They're about to start a best of three doubles match. which could end up three thirty in the morning and it could have been worse if data gone into a deciding set? So there's a tweak you know they're probably going to have to bring the start time for it's now they had to do that with the O two arena Seven ten years ago when I started the O.. Two I was. I think it's it's fair to say this because the O.. Two is a tournament the finals that we hold up a great example of a very well run event and and that's what it is but in the first last year people were missing the tube to get home because it was starting to late And people and people were just left stranded having to walk home. This was two thousand nine and we had that situation with qualifying where nobody knew who qualified When Andy Murray was in the group with Martine departure and even Murray was tweeting from home have I qualified enough after the dopamine match and everybody was standing around looking around and I think it changed I I think he? He failed to qualify single game a thing in the end. And you've got Dell poetry who's playing knock-about Out On the court would call us terrorists while they worked it out. I mean it was. It was comedy and yet a year later. They've got they've got got a computer system for it that that just you know a couple of punches of a button sorted it all out you know then we never have that now do we. I mean we know exactly the scenario going into the match is okay. They might be a bit tense trying to work out WHO's qualified and who hasn't You know when you head but usually it's just just written down and everybody knows where they are so these sort of adjustments will need to be made but I suspect that this is one really is going to have to be looked at pretty sharpish rush. Yeah and there's there's an awful lot it will say an awful lot about the competition if they do sputter error and change it that everyone will be able to accept that and as you said first edition not everything is going to be completely smooth. But you know people will be a lot harsher next the if if something like that hasn't been sorted out. You mentioned Australia. That's the one that's sort of kind of passed me by a little bit. I I I saw a few points. Event External Saving victory for them. They were two zero up against Colombia But Nick curious played and when was the last time to curious played a match that we barely even notice happened. I mean that's a measure of how much was going on at the same time but but Yeah he he played he played and when he won and he served well and it passed me by. Yeah it was. It was very strange having Nicaragua. Some Cole no no all the eyeballs on him But the most eye catching School there is that pays and Thompson beat Cabal Farah in the in the doubles so that was a three O.. A three zero victory in the end Australia which you know they play. They play Belgium tomorrow. Which Zhonghua? We'll just pay a straight shootout to see you goes through right now. That'd be very interesting to see. We have earlier in days. Well there was France. What's playing and things did not exactly go? According to plan for them did them there we were talking about who now bath a few days ago looking utterly unbeatable at eighteen cents in a row and suddenly they were right on the brink today went they. Yes I pick them to win the title and and within about half an hour. They're not that we're going to lose to Nishikori less Japan They they did manage to to squeak the win in the end and really before Spain. This was this was the story of the day. The France Japan tie it was on the one hand. Absolutely absolutely everything you would expect from Davis Cup. It was the underdogs punching above their weight. Making really good Mac Chevette and hundred. The percent passion and commitment from the players really good matches and yet on the other hand. There was badly anyone in the stadium. It was was it was really quite a sorry sight to witness the masters in an empty stadium radium And I are St- The French team about this and I said your your last match. Your last Davis Davis Cup match was played in front of Twenty thousand in a football stadium. You walked out and it must have been cool to full if that stadium. Adm to a few hundred people. Did it feel like the same competition even. And how did it fail singing the Marseillaise as I really love answer from Peo- Gabeira. WHO said well? It was nice because it was the first time I was able to hear myself singing. The mouth says yes and I was standing next to Niko as he calls Mo and you know he has a lovely singing voice and I was able to hear him as well and go on his rhythm see was kind kind of making making light of the situation but he was also pointing out something quite profound freely that it was a it was a shame now. The one thing that hasn't changed is how much the French players still love playing for France. You know not sure. They necessarily agree with the format changes. That definitely here to give it an absolute to give their all You know every time. They put on that collars fails special show and no matter atmosphere and stadium. They were mowing airbag words into it as they were winning. HP Finals for the first time. This was a really a big deal for them. And I think from from what. We've gathered Siphon officer. We haven't seen every team just yet but it feels like Belgium old Jim and France all the two teams sense of supporters. That have taken this change the hardest. I mean I know Australia did as a team at the time time. But they're they're and they're playing plan heart and then they give it a chance and as you say all the players the plaza to but but I mean France from what we hear Like Belgium decided we're boycotting this. WE'RE NOT WE'RE GONNA make a stand when not gonna go and I mean my S- Walstein. I think that's a shame but I also do understand it The the they love Davis Cup so much and they put so much into those home ties and they traveled and we saw them in Australia for the Fed Cup. They never turned it down and and they're the ones that find this. The hardest and I really do understand that and I think you know. If that's the stand they WANNA take it has to be respected. I kind of hope that in time when when they when this has had a a year of everybody's throwing the Heart Center it player wise and becomes A. It'll become a better event. You would think when these tweaks and made etc etc that may be the fans will come back into it because I mean for instance. It's not that far to get to for the French and I'm sure they would have a huge following not for the the anger and frustration. NFL So you know. I guess that's a wait and see and maybe they'd let's say we don't feel like that but that's my hope well grows young was was very much urging patients and saying you know we do need to give this event. A chance he was he was not exactly issuing rallying cry for the French fans but he was saying look. I understand your frustration. But we need you you you know we are giving our rule haven we you know we really would like to have more of you here. It was pretty jarring to see you know not many French fans in a stadium even though they share a border with the country this event being in and a not many Japanese fans but many more than there were fans in that in that stadium But yeah you're definitely right about certain countries have given this format MC change more criticism than others. There's been a lot of intrigue and curiosity from all sides and for some that's come out as excitement. mm-hmm really excited about these new changes I think think the US quite excited about about the new format I'm for others. It's coming out as criticism and scepticism. This is amendment that is certainly the case with countries. That have a Davis Cup tradition light Belgium and France and it comes. It comes from that tradition that they've I've had but I do think rose you're spoke. Well when he said you know we're prepared to give this a chance and I think I think that's a good message to be sending. Yeah yeah actually. Great Britain were in press conference today. Went and the whole team as well as Leon Smith Andy Murray I head. Ed speak in a similar way to how did a couple of days ago but he elaborated a bit. Didn't and and yeah. He feels quite quite adamant rated a little bit like grow Asia that give it a give it a shot so I mean the British team are expected to have pretty decent backing tomorrow. Yes they are that I think I think stadium three which is where Within the playing against Holland will be pretty much full and it will be mainly British support. Yes I found out in that press conference is that I am frozen illiterate given that the TV players were were dropping in lines from frozen. And I I thought something was up when Carl Edmund when Carl Lebanon said fair is our enemy and Dan Evans was trying his best not to burst into laughter. But I'll be honest. I thought I thought Edmund was just misquoting the famous Roosevelt's we have nothing the only thing we have to face itself. I thought he's just slightly got that wrong but then it turns out Mary was talking about let it go and someone called on that they were. They were dropping in these frozen references. which I I have a bit of fun but I think that jokes a little bell now? Yeah Well Pick Matt. I know that's I know that song of Bihar. You'd like rendition. I'm here well your your picture on our. ITN's suggests that you might be able to sing it. Yes if you haven't seen the gun of a look at the apple podcast APP. Uh when she updated to the new system which I did today because I wonder why people kept sending me pictures of my name on the on the APP with a completely completely different black who is about twenty five years younger than me singing in a what looks like in a band and looks really cool and has zero gray hair and I was. I mean I've been trying desperately to to to convince people that it is me But ought I've had to admit defeat so I'm needing to get it changed anyway. I wonder who he is. Hello David Laura. I wonder I wonder if on his podcast. Your face appears probably we've had we've had we've had a law swap. Yeah it's terrible mix up. I hope he's name. Is David Law. That would be great music. I know another one whose gopher and he's my favorite Gulf. Yeah so anyway that did you tonight. So what time to Great Britain play tomorrow. That's at eleven local time isn't it. That's that's at eleven yet The other is all Serbia Japan Novak Djokovic. She's debut and Argentina Germany you and then in the evening Cratia Spain. US Italy and Belgium. Australia I'm missing any other matches from today. The other results the Kazakhstan Holland which does put a little bit of pressure on GB. To make sure that they do beat Holland tomorrow you surprisingly Holland lost the doubles. Even though they've kind of got a really strong sat doubles players and Argentina beats chilly in in the first match on the main stadium. Way Wasn't wasn't full but aplenty of noise. because there's such passionate sets of fans and there's a lot of a lot of them living in Madrid. I think it's interesting how that works. Isn't it because yesterday there was a there was a tie which had a lot of people in but I didn't hear an awful lot of noise and and then this one I watched quite a bit of one of the match. She's in Chile against Argentina. And I thought crikey that sounds well. That sounds like Davis Cup and then it depend depend around and actually was. They were not that many people but they were making a right Al Din and you know that's what you want isn't it as and as you say. The small stadium would be more beneficial for for a match light that particular one. Yeah well Diego Schwartzman said it was one of the best matches he's ever played in his career which I can neither confirm nor deny having more tension was elsewhere when he was playing. But I but Nicholas Jerry lost virtually and I looked up his record. He has not won a match. Nicholas Jerry since July when he when he won the title in Bullsh- that is that how you say it that's right. He won the tie it. So he's not Wanna Mac. Since which is pretty alarming you know twenty eighteen gene Leiva Cop Nicholas January and he can't even win a match okay. Porthole Nicholas Not Thohari not to worry. Okay well the news. Everybody's all been waiting for is I've been looking up clutch from yesterday Yes and you know. It's absolutely vital that we we we try to work out. Whether it is actually a word that should be that is befitting fitting the the tennis podcast And I've been looking at So his a few definitions dictionary DOT COM uh-huh says clutch means to grip or hold tightly or firmly definition. That's not the one you had in mind. No trying to the dictionary right okay. I've got the Oxford English dictionary here. And this one says it's under the several we'll definitely proper ones. And then there's another one that says North American English referring to or performing as an important moment that will decide the result ultimate game or competition. That's the one I've also consulted the ebon dictionary. Obviously and it says to perform into pressure. Yes and we like this David. Well this one's got this one's got four thousand five hundred thumbs up in two thousand and nine thousand nine thumbs down so that's a win. It even one blow volt. I was GONNA say I've I've also oversee gun to the the authority. That is Paul Volts on twitter at tennis. podcast where last your opinions. And I think it's about seventy percent in favor. Yes at the moment at the moment I asked twitter and I think the I I said. Is it an acceptable term. I think the first response I got was yes and the second was no and I was thinking. Thanks twitter helpful as always you know I was calling joining some of the responses One or two people just saying yes. It is a word but up but I I hate hearing every time and somebody actually wrote. I listen to your pod podcast rich Britishness I do not want to hear that. Yes I stand by as a legitimate term but I can see that. It's maybe not a tennis podcast term. So I will. I will try to reign it. You know well no Ma you've got seventy percent of the listenership on your side at the moment. Sadly um so I think we have to let it go We would ask Katherine Wichita. But she's not here tonight She's been waylaid elsewhere however she has just been in touch so we know she's okay say And and it's important that the the that she is because tomorrow I need to tell her about something vern Jones's sent me. He said WHO needs Davis Cup. The cheese he's World Cup is in on in France. At the moment Oh my goodness Katherine Katherine secretly been doing yeah. I think so confusing. It's on twitter and somebody. I mean this is. This is the ultimate tennis podcast feature. Somebody is running a pole vault competition competition World Cup rating cheese against another cheek so rockfall be term Cam. Umberto sixty forty tonight all right. This sounds like the French equivalent of what Richard Osmond does on twitter with his world cups of crisps and sweets and films and things. That's a great idea. You give me another face right in. La well done Okay well look I would say I go to bed but Douglas hasn't his doubles. She goes on court yet US shortly it must've done by it. Has Why is earsplitting showing it. Your should still sharing Colombiere against Australia. Obama in the doubles What it is it is I can live score Sindbad of date? It is to all fifteen forty the Spaniards which is good and Lopez with two breakpoints. Okay Okay Right Oh so very interesting. Okay okay well that's GONNA be That's going to be some that. We update you on tomorrow along with their other match here on the tennis. podcast how you enjoyed it And Matt GonNa don't get beds that when you can And we'll see you again in about eight hours you'll be there again And this has been the tennis. PODCAST brought you in association with the Telegraph executive produced by tennis balls DOT COM with our mascot Rio with a y yet. We'll be back every day of the Davis Cup finals by records. And if you want to go to the Davis Cup by the way we still got fifteen percent off code if you go to Davis Cup finals dot com put in the code. 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Davis Cup Finals Day 6 - Superman Nadal vs. GB, Canada and the world

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Davis Cup Finals Day 6 - Superman Nadal vs. GB, Canada and the world

"Hi I'm John McEnroe's board. This is Martina Navratilova. I'm mats wilander. I'm Sandra Wanka. I'm Lleyton Hewitt I'm Marie and you're listening to the tennis podcast. So Spain against Canada will be the final of the Davis Cup. And it's been another day where we keep thinking. Oh it's going to be an nights and and here we saw. Aw One o'clock in the morning might I'm Katherine Time. Two o'clock in the morning Matt's time and we've had yet more drama and it's hard to know where to start so I think we'll okay way backwards because the the two tie-break sets we've just had an doubles between great. Britain and Spain was so captivating so such thrilling really in terms of just the energy and the excitement generated. I said I don't know I just feel as though that was as good as sport gets I mean forget formats whatever just that was two teams teams going at it in the most incredibly passionate stadium and rough on the Dow just underlined his Superman Status Catherine. Yes I'm annoyed that much or the used Mary Carillo he's line and found a dull yesterday Because it was cool to mind again today wasn't it. I mean he is a force of nature and to think that we still sort of seeing facets of him the odd. I don't feel like I've seen before At thirty three years of age given everything is better just done yeah. It does which defies logic. I mean I'm I'm this is ridiculous but if you ever seen a dull that pumped before that certainly on a Paul with any pumps adult that I've seen in the in. The Post Bruguera was asked and afterwards and he said what he's just like this in every match. Now I happen to agree with you noticed just demonstrably. It was what really struck me was when he kicked off the empire about that about about that inability to or she wasn't letting them challenge an out coal and he just couldn't handle it and he went charging up to her and he was shouting impossible to be any faster and she she lives so he he charges up to Wayne Mickey and the referee and he says the same thing to him. He comes over and talks to the empire and they're in agreement. We're not backing down here. And then he he goes stomping back to the baseline and he grabs hold a Feliciano Lopez by the kind of color and he punches him in the chest. And he's and I mean I I don't know what what he said but the gist. I got was right then. We're going to shove it up. Everybody now I don't care what happens now. We're going to destroy these people because we're and not just not having it. I mean you're in the stadium. You tell us yeah. I was trying to work out all evening whether it was better to be near Ski. Discuss key and Jamie. Mary's position of being facing intense tae from the doll office Yana Lopez and having to try and match fat intensity of Nidal I felt for everyone on that court because the dolls presence and intensity was so overwhelming in that stadium. VM And in that match and ultimately there were four players on that call they all played extremely well empower tes. Jamie Murray and Neil Ski the Ski. The whole match Lopez was a little bit more up and down but I just could not take my eyes off Nadal. He imposed himself his game. Aim his or everything on the whole stadium and everyone was hanging people say people kind of hang on. Someone's every word what everyone was hanging hanging on every nidal shot because there was just an expectancy that he would do something brilliant with it and in that second set tiebreak Mariinsky had a set point six five and the point Nadal played will stay with me a forever. I think firstly the fact that he was on the ads side was a significant factor. Meant that he was getting the important points. Lots lots of important point supplied on the outside. It was a good serve. He hit a backhand return that was dipping and low the toes but he got a really leash short volley that he had to charge up towards and he is shocked. Follow it was an Jamie Murray. Cutting off the frame his wreck sort of dropped so sure okay. And and then he charged up and running full power he still managed to have the softest hands and just loped it over Jamie Murray. I think it was who then scampered back it landed so close to the baseline Jamie Murray through a really good defensive lob and the dog just sort of moved Feliciano Lopez is out of the way as if the say this smash is mine and he nailed it for a winner straight down the middle and the place erupted took the roof off and I never forget that moment and it was it was rough on the Dow. Just doing what he does. And yet it still romance to surprise me like you said I still feel like we saw more from the than I've ever seen from him it was. It was mind. Boggling and Gino. She know to put it into perspective. We were really close up. I was caught side watching Feliciano Lopez played doubles with Andy. Murray this summer queens and I remember feeling how how would a presence Lopez has on a double pump tea and yet stood next in Dall- you just looks nothing decidedly low energy and and I thought that narrow scope ski in particular played a a really brilliant match because all this other stuff was saying about an adult. They've really is no way you can prepare for that. He's never played before four and for him to come out and play as well as he did under that pressure against the plane like that I thought he showed me something certainly never seen from him before as well it is Jamie Murray Played Nidal. Apparently I think Steve Fraser tweeted the beaten the dial in two thousand and seven so that would have been tonight whether they've played since. I'm not quite sure. But yeah I mean. Where's your Laney Yankovitch? His book for that much. I just listened to the press conference that the British team did and and Neil kept ski was asked what it was like facing that that four hundred for the first time and he said you know it took me quite a few games to get used to the pace of his shots. But I got I got there eventually and actually I mean goodness May. He held his iron and when they were when they were six. Four in that second tie-break. It felt like it was going to be a travesty if they didn't win that set and yet at the same time when because at that point that you described it in the Dow one for Spain Spain he just ripped it from their grasp and look it was. It was hard on the British pair not to have a third set there. But how can you deny Nadal. I I don't think there was a human on the planet that could stop him today in that mood in that form and I include even the Great Novak Djokovic Roger Roger Federer in that I just don't see how in front of that crowd anybody could have stuck to it. It's it's impossible to play better Under pressure tennis dulled in that time right because he followed up that amazing point I described with an inside out forehand winner issued. I just don't see on the doubles court. Yeah use it. Feliciano Lopez is a human shield firm so more sightscreen gene or some combination thereof and maybe that was fluke. But it just didn't feel it in the moment that Jamie Murray was was very to play on it but he didn't see the ball until it was too late because Feliciano Pez was blocking the the line of sight it was is yeah mind-bending and just to continue what you were saying about in the dull showing stuff new stuff fandel to be playing this tennis at the end of the season this well this often. He's paying twice a day. He's winning both of them and normally dull all can really make it to the end of the season. Let alone look as ravenous and there's just brilliant as he is okay. He missed the Asian swing. But he's he's played a very full season this year. He's we've talked about all the semi finals weeks. He's paid a lot of tennis and he's still going strong just day two a week after that match the the transformation is completely remarkable. I'm really struggling to get my tennis and momentum didn't he would he needed is to be playing too much is a day weeks and he's got his wish to is two weeks ago. Well two days. This short of two weeks ago. That match happened and win. That match happened. I was in the commentary box describing next to Dan Evans and it takes me back to the fact that when when I asked Evans who's going to win the tournament. Who Do you think's who defensive for this? He said on Adele. Absolutely no the Dow this was before that match and I mean he felt he was so shocked by that performance from the that day. I mean obviously. He hadn't played in ages is he was rusty. He was coming off the injury or the question marks but even all the way through the match you could see evidence just couldn't understand what was going on. When he was watching Adad against very couldn't he couldn't understand how it didn't end up happening? He obviously just reveres him to such a degree and then later on in the week when he had a couple of his his matches that he won he he he messaged to say. I told you I told you when he plays when he plays his best. I don't think anybody can live with him. And then suddenly last night after that incredible win for Evans in his final Korea match. I said you got an Adele now. That he was trying to sort of kind of back himself. But you know he I think Evans played as well as he can possibly play. I Games too much like they're meeting in Montreal Adamantly in the summer Donovan's played prey to brilliant match. Absolutely flat out. It's just a horrible matchup for him and it just is impressed as I was. It just felt inevitable. Didn't the result always felt inevitable in this is interesting It's interesting hearing you say that. About how Evans felt about Nidal having stood on the other side of the Ku them also hearing in the same tournament sits at pass saying without stopping to catch. Breath went off to the toughest of the big three minutes to play for him. You Know Nadeau Oh of course Nidal and he. He spoke for four dollars and he said Oh yeah everyone thinks Nidal and that is important G to how brilliant tennis player is but but I think it's I think it's the Aura I think is way. He imposes himself on the tennis court. I cannot imagine Perot Jamie Murray Niels Kope Sqi. Brilliant tennis is Great. Doubles team really rose to the occasion. They've got so much to be proud of. I mean Jamie. Murray is a Davis Cup. Winner himself in a grand slam champion but but they they look like two blocks from the park. Didn't didn't they in comparison to just the electricity coming off no dollar. I mean I could feel it from London and it was in. Madrid is just mesmerizing. Mesmerizing utterly mesmerizing. Let's actually here from January. In that press conference I found one of his answers really interesting talking about the power of doubles an in a plane down. And having this as you say completely different. Sports warmers that they bring to the court. It's not conventional doubles. Let's have a listen to this. You know tennis. Is You know for ten years being in the big four and it's been about stars by. There's a hell of a lot of amazing talent on ATP tour and I think You know doubles as a huge part to play in and I think when you get you know a lot of guys competing in the doubles you know. The level is incredibly high. Think nowadays with the way that the sport is there's different ways to play doubles different ways to win it doubles. Yes and you know we're more traditional players who serve and volley and come to the net and use those skills you know Rafeh Rafeh. He plays a more. Let's SEE UNORTHODOX WAY. Maybe she's a lot more common now in in the game because these guys can you know they serve big and then you know they have great groundstrokes that make it difficult to to volley against. But that's what makes it fun to see that those are different in stiles on on the court together And you know I think you saw tonight like you know that. That's doubles at. Its best really. I mean you've got one of the great players ever on the core competing for his for his country and you know make or break match And you you know. It's an exciting match was really close match. There's a lot of good exchanges You know everyone was was playing well and of course you know unfortunately for us we lost but I think overall is definitely a positive thing to see these guys fighting so hard in the doubles court to win a point for their country. I find that a perfect example of of how I mean that was toward the end of the press currents Jamie Murray and at the start he was asked about right and he was philosophical but very deflated as as all the team were but he kind of almost worked out of his system by talking about it and then by the end of the press conference he he was in a position and I think all of them were where they're actually they feel really proud and as other been part of something really special official tonight and yet it's I mean it's just another example of how this this event is format think can work and the best part about the whole thing has been the deciding doubles rubbers in these ties. What is it five out of six six now matt? Yeah that's right five. Six ties have gone down to the doubles. How many days have been deciding except tiebreaks three sure? But there's two or three for sure Both both the Russian ones were And then obviously this was to tiebreaks deciding Setai right but it kind of kind of feel like lower kit and the you know. I just think that the doubles has always been such a big day in Davis Cup and it used to be it used to be great that it had its own day which was very nice but it was. It was never as we said yesterday. It was never the most important match because there was often time there was a chance chance to make up for afterwards or it was already to nail in the tie was heading one way now when the doubles is played it is the most important match because it is the decider. Hi Dr and you're going to get occasions where you have teams who have a doubles specialists. And you're going to get teams who have great singles players and they're going to be drafted in and that is always going to be such an interesting and fun thing to watch. Jamie was saying that about the different styles of doubles. And I just think the way that it set up now we're going to. We're going to see a lot more of that and I'm I'm on here for another couple of things that Leon Smith said in the press conference that I wanted to just raise one was we heard. I think we touched on it last night. How Britain would trying to scramble tickets tickets together to get some people in the stadium and it worked out? They've got four hundred and those all sold out and they went and got another four hundred so they had this. They got a thousand people people in the stadium which was fantastic effort. I think from the teams fish fans to them. I heard Matt saying the elderly Bush fans was. I roamed people with disposable income. You can don't go free tickets and and I thought that was a great effort from from the to organize in from from the players players to kind of get behind it and whip up the frenzy of interest. You know that was that was brilliant. Leeann was talking about his impressions of the week and things that need to be better turn. Obviously there's the things like the shedule and all those sort of things but he said you know the thing that we take away from Davis Cup is what was the atmosphere like obviously tonight. It is incredible but because of the lack of home and away with anybody else other than Spain you just you risk losing that. And he said he feels when when they go away and they'll do they'll do all sorts of brainstorming and feedback meetings on this stuff. He says he'd like to think that they're going to find a way to direct a a budget package of whatever the money that all these federations are getting into finding a way to get a group a hard core group of fans to these to these ties. Because you know lives and dies by its atmosphere doesn't it. He he was sorry. Remember you can say well. It's just GonNa say that is absolutely fundamental that I really do think that needs to happen and even if it's just one of the ties days on Stadium to stadium three. We saw the impact that the traveling British fans had on those calls and the traveling Canadian fans ends and if if all the teams had support like that then all those group stage matches would have been at averted even further and we. We wouldn't really been talking probably about the atmosphere because it would have been there however is is it came to me today. Is there a problem With the fact that this is this is in Spain for this year. It's going to be in Spain next. Da Spain are one of the best teams if they've especially if they've gotten a dull and is this tournament thriving because of the fact that Spain doing well in it if if this was was held in a country where the host nation wasn't doing so well what would the atmosphere tonight. And you know if there wasn't a doll how much how much of the success is the null factor is the Spain factor. I do think that's a slight concern going forward. I thinks say this the same. The same thoughts occurred to me. You know is is the Nidal in Spain fantasy. That are providing a bit of a fig-leaf A are you for over a potentially major issue. I mean this is slight chicken egg to the in the you know. I think. Spain Success Assessment Dole's success is is being amplified by the fact that they were in Spain and they're having enjoying the support that is assisting shifting the move but ah yeah without question. I think that's definitely something that they should consider. Not Ignore. And and their whole model Sir David their whole model of the kind of woke up star Event World Cups on not held every year and they do move around and I don't necessarily I'm not necessarily against the fact that Spain of had the the home advantage for the whole tournament I don't necessarily Saudi Fund that too much of a problem but if it's going to be in Spain and I think there is an argument to keep it in Madrid to try and build it and try and grow some momentum with it but if it's there for two more years that that seems a little bit unfair major credibility issue even having having their for next year now that we've had this year how is that fair. How is that fair? And all the all the other nations when you've got this massive passive home support fine for year have a host nation. But let's be honest. There's there's always going to be an element of unfairness. This event is never ever going to be held in Columbia is it. It's no it can't be it. I mean even just holding outside of Europe is going to be challenging shing just because so many of the nation's involved all European just practically to encourage fans to travel which as we've just all ooh identified is the single biggest ingredient to success taking away from Europe. You've at least have a South American option now the same whereas you have for World Cup in football I think Argentina I mean for fairness purposes. I agree with you and that feels right. I think that would be problematic crack crowds. He's funds Walk Atmosphere Wise. I don't know I mean look how I know it tries does your federal but look how many people he's bringing out in South America right now. Forty two thousand in Mexico. I know it's Roger Federer. But what if it's found. Now what if what. If it's another big star I mean these people if promoted right. There's a massive interest in in sports in in South America as there is in in Madrid. But it doesn't mean they're watching. Gb Belgium now will look. I take that point certainly But I also think the magic box is one of the most extreme examples of a soulless stadium. Now they made it rock tonight but it's one of the most difficult stadia around I think for that but now I think it's one of the big questions I have is how can you. How can you take be taken seriously as a competition? If you're going to return to the same place I think there's a that's a big problem mm-hmm yeah you almost wonder whether they could do a eurovision style thing if you win it you kind of thing or something a a little bit outside the box that so that it will get shed around but yeah I mean. The practical places need to have the facilities to be able to host. Multiple records are needed. That's the that's another debate. Maybe even three isn't enough for this tournament given the light finishes maybe even need larger venues. There are a lot of logistical question marks about the the tournament in this format and yet from feel and concept perspective. Give it kind of feels right. But I don't know I don't know how they go forward with it given given what we've just got lots of work to do for starts art and they're not going to please everybody. They're going to have it in Spain next year. Maybe they'll maybe they'll decide on a hard fast rule for that in the future not have the same venue every year. But we'll just have to wait and see but I. I think that they've they've had enough. Good news out of this. I think to be out of being courage. D- There's been loads and loads of stuff wrong but crikey the moments that we've had from this event as you said about the Dow they will stay with me. There are some this moments from this document that I will remember. It's any one of the things that slightly annoyed was Leeann. Smith was the the substitution of Lopez INFO karenna buster at the very last second That sounded a bit a bit. I don't know how you how you do that. If you submitted admitted your designated player and then they get injured whether that should just be a walk but anyway it was allowed so catherine I remember it was going to say no but I I. I can't imagine Sergio Garrett doing doing dodgy dealings can you know no context. Actually I think it was strange because there was talk of cranial booster being injured from the Spanish press conference last night it was mentioned action and then over the day the local journalists were telling everyone basically the current hopeless probably not going to be playing and then suddenly. He's in the team when the nominations put forward and then somewhat mysteriously with five minutes to go he's changed it felt dodgy now. Perhaps something did happen to tatum. Extra in that in that final hour before before the match. But we don't know the situation as it turned out it didn't affect act the singles. But you know you do wonder whether I've talked before I think about the best doubles players often being singles players. You've already played that day. And and Lopez found his groove a little bit in that singles came out and he actually didn't play great in the doubles. I didn't think he served really well but other than that. He was kind of the weak link on the court so whether it had any impact on the on the Thai probably not but yeah it felt a bit wrong. We still don't know why Andy Murray I didn't play doing. No I defined I defined. There must be something wrong. He quite surprisingly. He wasn't asked about it in the press conference. Leon Smith and I know he was yesterday asked about it and he. He said he's not he's not ready to play. Chosen these these guys and they've they've produced so that kind of went away without incident but today day the couple moments one when you realized what you're up against with Dow his force of Nature Presence Send. The wash is as brilliant as Neal's Cup ski was today and he deserves to play. The was a moment where you just saw the Dow walkout and you just thought just imagine if if the Murray brothers walked out right now as well Just in terms of matching up that that personality out there but he was there looking terribly miserable courtside and ex and just going through hell. Yeah I mean I felt the same fulfil just for she she or a purposes to try to try and fight the force of nature and on the opposite side of the court. I thought the only chance of combating that would be with with the Murray brothers and ended up feeling guilty for for having felt that as I watched you know Neil scopes give rise to the occasion Asian and be really as much as he doesn't have kind of Mario Batali score and presence he's an incredibly cool cucumber and I was really struck by that really. Didn't doubt his nerve at any stage because the noise people make when he was about out to try and serve in that second set time writing for instance. I don't know how they concentrate when when the crowd is kind of whistling and if if they missed the first serve and then they kick off again and as you say he just kept Tattoo. Art was mightily impressed. Some place just just come good. Donate the Davis Cup happen. That's two wins and pushing the Dow. Close that's a pretty good FM. Yeah meanwhile landy. Murray sank into a state of sits esque despair on the sidelines there is. There's a prolonged camera. Shots of him as ASKEBZC in his his brother were walking. Of course the the one of the cameras on the side of the Panthers Marine it was. His face is frozen in a state of deep despair. It was it was horrifying. I mean for for for tennis player who is achieved. Zandi Mary to be sat inches away from that core. Not being able to do anything about it that was unfolding thing must have must have been agonizing and normally tennis players watching. Tennis is one of my absolute favorite things Felix. Would you Elliott this week. For example has been just great to watch in the box face pumping Andy Murray. What Shing tennis is one of my least favorite things is it? It just made me made me sad. He was he was squirming and biting his nails and sinking into his chair and hiding behind his hands so he he was going to have watching his brother. That's the lowest he didn't. He didn't sit in the front row didn't he. He wouldn't hide himself away. He knew he would be projecting his angst which he very much was he wouldn't go away stuck it out out but we don't know what's wrong with him and I kind of want to know whether it's any more serious than what we knew about it. It is not just biscuits no many having a day off after that match was was understandable Having another to not playing again in the entire tournament well. There's something wrong so I want to know what it is but we don't know anyway. We'll find out. I'm showing showing Yukos now. Spain they're gonNA play Canada in the final tomorrow. Canada beating Russia. Quite fantastic result doc for Canada having come from a rubber behind because vast pospisil finally beaten by Andrei Rubel if Dennis Chevelle of is producing isn't he. Isn't he doing in well. Ready to step up his he can still be erotic and he was against the other day but he showing some metal here I think. Think and great. Great performance. Canada's first-ever Davis Cup final for them. Isn't it yeah. That's right and he. Yeah Dennis chiappa valve has has been really great not not always the most brilliant tennis that he's capable of. I don't think but in a way. Okay that's that's why he's been so impressive because he's been managing to win without just kind of blowing people off the court. Necessarily he's had a lotta tight sets difficult situations. And Yeah he's he's been really impressive and this was a big big tie against Russia. He's obviously got some Russian heritage. Take and you know so. And he's got a Russian coach Mikhail Youzhny so so there was that connection for him out on the court today. Yeah he was. He was really great and to see him. Combine with specific this week. Because the the partnership everyone was talking about was was os. Your Semen Zemun Chapa Valve. That's the that's the more natural partnership in the in. The Canadian squad seem not quite being fits enough because of his ankle. Well I actually asked shop about oven pospisil impression of what was your. What was your relationship like before this tournament and and had have you played much before and this is the first time they've played doubles together? pospisil and CHAPA VALVE AND CHAPARRAL offset. He's always looked up to pospisil and wanted to play with him ever ever since one Wimbledon and possible said. Yeah we've we've been through something special together here them. We're going to be stronger because of that and it's good for our team going forward that this that this is a partnership that we've developed a relationship that we've kind of nurtured on court and yet is there's something there's something really powerful about them for them to be able to beat action of a rube left who have already got that pre established friendship before the tie I thought was just incredibly impressive from them. I think we all picked action of a move live yesterday. I thought Russia would make it possible Saul afterwards afterwards asked about the comparison between the Davis Cup ties. He's played in the atmosphere is played in before and this one is his captain. Frank Don Civic was was interested to listen to as well listen to these. I feel like the the emotions are comparable to be honest. I like well this is the first semifinal I mean is even even even more emotional. I feel like there's been such a big build up to to this day. Just we played so many matches to get to to the semi semi finals. So it's it's yeah. It's the best of three format now but I wouldn't say it's less taxing on the body especially if you have to play singles doubles every day. I mean I feel like it's pretty similar at least my feeling. I still feel like it's like we're playing Davis Cup. There's so much on the line you know we have we have great Fans flew in and so it just felt very similar to to playing Any other Davis Cup tie accept just for some reason feels like there's more on the line because all the players are here all the teams are here so in some ways that that makes it kind of feel even bigger that if that makes sense I don't know but Yeah feels feels feels amazing and I would I would still. They say that they're from a player's perspective. From our perspective it seems very similar. It's been an amazing ride. So far as a captain I. It's it quite new to me. I've been doing this for two years now. I believe two two and a half years. So it's quite you and To be in this position this early in my right my captain career is amazing. I mean these guys have a great team to back it off. These guys are world cost players and and they're playing they I I mean this week. They played lights out. And I just think that You know I'm I'm really really happy with with everything that's going on. I wasn't expecting it to be honest. I know we have a great team. I know we're great players. There is but to be in. The finals of Davis Cup is a really big deal. And and to be here it's it's sort of surreal but You know it's kind of gathering the motions right now and and we have a shot at the title. So I was telling these guys on the chair when I was when I was sitting on match point and my you know my heart was beating so fast that it was actually starting to black out a little bit before the match plan I was trying to control. Oh my breathing and just on my cell debris the slowly and stay calm and we're you know we're close to this so damn civic basically passing out while he's he's courtside not very helpful but you know what a what an experience for for those guys and to be in the final now and it's a Dude I love the way. Canada embraces tennis the way they've embraced the Andress Q.. Story in these the young Canadian men as well. It's it's a fantastic story and they've come at numbers to support them as well do they have do you think. Do you have a better chance of beating in Spain in the final in Britain did or Joe do you think it's going to be straightforward. You think you think we'll get doubles tomorrow. So that's a good question shop shop Ivanov does not have a good record against top top players. I don't give him. I don't give him much chance against Nidal So who do we think will play. Spain's number T to we have to do. We seem Lopez. They were in the Spanish portion of the press conference tonight. There were saying that quite unbelievably really really but there is a chance about east to Google will come back and play he was there today. COOTS and camera radium. Moving having a moment between the Dole and heaven embrace in in the tunnel before they would g to count No word spoken but Non Needed see very emotional for the Spanish team. Participate if you if you didn't tear show of a couple of nights ago lost his father a few days ago and left the team as a result of that but has come back today so yeah incredibly moving to see the pictures of him. I mean that would be. That would be something if he played so so. Yeah I think so. It's about whether Pospisil I think can beat Spain's lines not pospisil isn't really fully fit. As a matter. and He is put himself through the ringer. Absolutely he he's got a bit of a shoulder a problem. He was getting heavy massage on his shoulder. During that doubles it didn't didn't seem to affect him too much but it's clearly really bothering him. Saying idea see might be just about fit but but he's not played for weeks. I mean yeah. Expect him to come in and play. I think would be incredibly difficult. I think they'll stick with pospisil. Don't you talk to shoulder or not just inject into that shoulder and off you go check your whole career for that moment. Franken income frank. Dang Chevik is an interesting captain because I think he must be one of the most understated captains you know he's not he didn't have Brilliant singles career really. You know like like Lleyton. Hewitt's or Ramadi facial captain's Nicolas Massu an equally. He's not he's not like a Lien Smith or a top chef. You've got lots and lots of experience in the Davis Cup and yet I think because he's a similar kind of age to a lot of the players and he's been on the tour with them. I think the players do connect with him quite well. I think there's a related but let's see there and it doesn't doesn't feel like there's a hierarchy in the in the Canadian team. It almost feels like chiappa valve pospisil. You know everyone's directing the questions to him whereas for example in sorry to them whereas in Britain's press conference Leon Smith gets a lot of the questions he feels like the team spokesperson. But it's less so with with Danka Vich and what we were saying yesterday about the kind of end of golden generation for Serbia. Well this famous feels like the star to the golden generation for Canadian. Tennis already started with with Andrea School and shop of Alvin are seen rising but just just for them to be in a Davis Cup final without really using well. I haven't used. I think what they could be doing in future years. It does feel like start over kind of Canadian power in tennis. Um Does Roddy. Then I think we saw going to get a doubles match tomorrow. Still it would feel so wrong if we don't get a doubles in the final. Yeah this week given how this week is played out just no body will start Nidal. Spain on spinal went. Yeah I I'm not sure we will get a doubles. I think I think they might get it done in the singles I think there they have had the tougher side of the draw in terms of rest. Nadal actually shut down the the press conference in quite respectful away but he basically said. I know you're doing jobs. I need to do mine and I need to go to bed. Kinda thing we'll need to rest and everyone kind of accepted. Did that issues enough dull on that now catherine which you just informed formed everyone that we will need to Catherine. Richards is left Sankara and we are going to leave the tennis. podcast on Nice for tonight anything else before we do go matt. I don't to cut you off and prime. No I think I've covered most just things that happened today. I mean I can't remember what happened much earlier because so much seems to have happened this this evening. That seems to be every every day you think oh the mornings have really interesting interesting story and then what happens afternoon and evening morning night just seems to just seems to take over here. It's just just to let you know listener. It is ten to three in the morning formats right now. 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"But I don't I really don't have any regrets. I really don't I've I've lived exactly have wanted to. I've tried my hardest every single time. I didn't win the matches. Maybe I should have always wanted or but I really get a mile so that Kirby is hi everybody. Welcome back to the body Surf. I'm James. I'm Jonathan it is week seventy three of the tennis season. How are you holding up? Your is extraordinary. How many weeks are near fifty? I know I know except on a leap year right. There's fifty three. Does that work? No no it's still through. That's an extra day extra day. Let's let's circle back on that one after the recording. Well since we last saw you. We saw the world tour finals crown. A new champion going from Nexgen to now jen neurons agenda Real Jim. We saw the inaugural version of the new Davis Cup which has been getting summarily roasted on tennis twitter. But it's only on day two. They're all these new countries that are playing in the Davis Cup. Apparently apparently dog a country. And you know. Countries are abbreviated in an acronym. Three letter letter. One of them is dog. One of them has like seven letters. Well Yeah we'll get to that a little later but the digital profile of Davis Cup is having some problems. We're not here to talk about Davis Cup. No I mean it's nowhere the agenda. I'm not even sure why ally and mentioned it. I added it. Okay but point taken. Let's get into the substance of the episode Memoir Preamble. Stephanie Stacy Poss won the world tour finals the NITTO. Atp FINALS. He was the winner of the next finals. Last year has soared through the rankings. His his come up has been quite reef. Actually he had a surprising. Excellent twenty eighteen started the year at number fifteen and it's been mostly upside all year. He had that big breakout run in Toronto last year where he eventually lost an adult in the final. You remember that Yup. And since then it's been mostly uptick. He's had some regressive moments but whatever fatigue we thought he was going through at the end of the hard court season he's been able to rejuvenate himself and play some sparkling tennis in London. He lost only one match and even in that match was a dead rubber for him. He'd already qualified for the semi finals but still took the opening set from medal and played. Three tough sets. Tennis media is very very tough right because this guy started the year at fifteen is only twenty one years old had a run of impressive results and then lost in the first round at Wimbledon and the US Open a disappointment to be sure but in a sort of forest for the trees sense. I don't know how you could see any portion of this year. As a disappointment he played a lot. He wasn't successful at every tournament. He mentioned feeling tired mentally and physically in Cincinnati through New York but looking back at the year as a whole Few people jumped the gun there. This wasn't object sock winning Paris two years ago. It wasn't even a Dimitrov winning the tour finals. Two years ago where you could make the argument that it was a depleted field. And you know while there's potentially a little bit of an asterisk beside the person's name that the achievement isn't as great like this was outstanding from Stephan Right. He has beaten every member of the top ten at least once this year some multiple times. He beat Roger Federer twice Once at the Australian Open very notably and that includes also a walkover in Rome and then he beat him again in the semifinals. Here right this is only his fourth title while if you count next this is actually the fifth but his fourth. Atp title the previous three were all at two fifty S. He has two runner-up finishes at Masters. One thousand which one of those was in Toronto last year and three runners up at five hundreds and he'd be dominic team in the final. You could make the argument that the two best players at this tournament made the final and they put on a heck of a show in that final. How did we get to that point? Though because at this tournament we still had Novak who I think was the presumptive favorite for this tournament. We had an adult playing the year and tournament. There was a lot of questions surrounding his participation because of the injury that forced his withdrawal from the Paris semi finals What ten days prior with an abdominal injury those are those are tricky to say the least right affecting his serve most notably and so. We didn't know what would happen with him. He showed up. He looked being in pretty. Good Nick as it were saved for that first match. I much and a half. Well claimed that the abdominal issue wasn't bothering him that he wasn't in pain while he was serving but it was a matter of getting matches and practice in and then there was Federer who came in fresh as well then. You had the defending champion verb. Who was also on an upswing? Right beat Rafa right off the bat. I believe on day one day to day to sorry the first day of that group. Yes and you said before that Novak was the presumptive favorite and I would have to agree to me. The biggest surprise of the week was that Jovovich missed the semifinals. The elbow injury is back and is still very much an issue and he mentioned that he was in pain during the federal rematch. And he's not the type of player who invents injuries and this elbow injury has been around for a while and seems to be rather difficult to manage that being said Roger Federer played a nearly flawless match against Jovovich in the last match of the Round Robin which had huge impact federal beating. Novak made it impossible for him to qualify for the semifinals effectively handed roughing it all the year end number one and it was Roger. Federer's first win over Novak. I believe in six matches. And that's dating back to one hundred fifteen twenty fifteen the world tour finals in two thousand fifteen. All those things were at play riding on that much. Sure but before we got to that. Dominic team burst out the gate. Winning his first two matches he beat Federer right out the gate in straight-sets then I mean in just an outstanding match highly entertaining from both players. He takes out Jovic in three sets before with the dead rubber situation. Losing to bury teen at Third Man's and evidently being sick coughing a little bit and probably wanting to preserve his health or what was left of it for the next few rounds so at that point. Dominic team is through. Bertini is completely out. And so this last match of that stage of that round robin stage in that group with Federal Jovovich decides everything on the other side with the dolls opening loss against verve in straight-sets. Close at all it was it was a it was a big loss was comprehensive. And the afterward when you're waiting for that press conference you're wondering while is there any lingering issue with the abdominal stuff and like you said he said nope everything was fine. He didn't feel any pain he was able to serve as he wanted to. He just was not able to have the practice needed to perform at that level. Right off the bat him for an adult. It was a case of stymied interrupted. Memento we know that indoor hardcourts are not his preferred surfers. This myth. That's been propagated in recent years that he's a bad fast court player doesn't like fast courts. That's not true. Nidal himself says that's not true but it does require a little bit more for him especially stage of the season having taken time off after the. Us Open after winning the US Open to then reset and get into the groove on the surface and so having reached the semifinals in Paris. He was on his way. It looked like potentially this was a year that. Michelle could go all the way or at least make the semi finals the word World Tour finals but that withdrawal and that little injury put a spike in those plans he played Medvedev in his second. Match was Donna. Set won the second set and then ended up being down five one in the third set. It looked like his tournament was completely over and then a combination of medals never say die ruthlessness and Medvedja blinking contributed to Nadeau coming back to win the third set in a tiebreak and that really turned that group on its on its head because all sorts of scenarios then became a possibility adult point. Medvedev. Even though he'd lost two matches was still with shot in with a shot of making the semifinals. Yes this had me consulting the NATO. Atp Finals Their website. Many many times trying to wrap my head around this. You know the the rules. If there was a two way tie between players it would go win loss record and then to their head to head and then if there was a three way tie which is what we ended up getting it would go percentage of sets won. Then percentage of games won and then all the way down to who cares didn't come to. I can't even remember but it all ended up handing citybus his only loss of the week seven five in the third and we had a scenario where there needed to be a tiebreaker. Nadal did his part by the time he had won two of his three matches which was was good after we started in that tournament come back and beat media and then beat city pass. The eventual champion was an achievement not to be scoffed. At what then became the scenario was the to deciding matches. Federal Jovovich and then the next day Medvedev's verve because verify had beaten a doll even though Nadal beat citybus and if they had beaten mad video they both have two wins. Verb would go through because he had the head to head win against an adult. Start the group. So the only way that Madonna could go through to the semi-finals even though he won two matches was for Matt video of to beat Verve. And I thought that that would have been a situation. That Medvedev would relish. He seems to me the type of player who enjoys putting a spoke in that wheel. Who will like to shift the WIG? A little bit right. Danielle just did not really have at this week. The you could say maybe that the long successful season has caught up with him. He did pull out of Davis Cup the following week. It makes sense that this dude would run out of gas at some point right what he'd done to even make the US Open final and to come back from two sets down to force a fifth set against doll in that US Open final was unreal to begin with and then to to expect him to be able to carry that on even further into the fall. Swing was always going to be a big ask now on the other group to me this. When I saw this group I was like okay. Oh we said Novak was probably the favorite in this tournament. Roger has an excellent chance obviously after winning it so many times but this is extremely tough and I'm not talking about Bertini was talking about if either Jovic or federal have to face team and then the member of the Big Four. This is going to be damn near impossible like whoever comes out of this group could be really banged up. By the Ron Robin and will be saw was the dominant team. Guthrie Federer played an outstanding match and a very competitive match against joke bitch and Jovovich. Shockingly was the one to not come through because Federer beat him handily in streets and this this match from Roger was kind of crazy. It's a vintage federer. Indoor performance was crisp and clean and Punchy. He served twelve aces. He broke Novak four times. He only faced a single break point in the match. And then you get to the semi finals and you see kind of different Roger and this is what you have to expect from thirty eight year old legend that your body is not going to be the same. Every day I was surprised that in that matchup against Novak he fared so well there was nothing even if Novak was injured and in a lot of pain with the elbow that I figured there would have been something Novak. Could've done to get in Rogers head and it just didn't happen. Roger handled the moment very well. I don't know if he knew his opponent was was suffering but he also prepared a lot for that right. He told us that he went off site to practice. He had an hour long meeting with his team. Ahead of that match clearly strategize. We take for granted that these top guys especially federal. Because he's seen to play so effortlessly and his success be so effortless that does not a lot of preparation hard work. That goes into it but what he's telling us here. Is that his team? Actually putting a lot of hard work and preparation into this match on its showed he was able to execute on-court what they had prepared for an his post-match comments what I phoned exceedingly instructive was him saying how much beating Novak after four years was important to him at this stage of his career being thirty. He's not out here to just be ceremonial. He still believes that he can win. These big tournaments and he gave the impression that if he can't feel that he can win these big tournaments. Then what's the point and so being able to score this win for years after the last one was important to give him that belief that what he's doing is not in vain that he can still go forward and probably propel him to have even more belief in twenty twenty? So what do we have at the end of the week here? We have seats Yukos putting his hand up the next young winner of the ATP finals after Alex Zverev positioning himself as a threat at literally any tournament he enters now. The final with dominant team was so close that I don't think you can sort of nudge. Stephanos ahead of Dominic in that. You know in that conversation for me that still a no I've long mentioned that dominic is still the presumptive next best the the presumptive heir yet can't skip that generation just because dominic is still making improvements. The tennis that he played against Jovic was jaw dropping. Novak himself was floored by the sustained. Accurate power right that team through what him throughout that entire match. It was alarming in a good way. And I think I hope this doesn't sound dumb but I think you can make the argument. That dominant could be a Wawrinka. Like figure somebody who can smack? The absolute should out of the ball and overpower all the best players on tour. When he's accurate so Wawrinka has done that at three majors against the best of the best. Why can't dominic it? They're not the same person but dominic is starting to master hardcourts and faster surfaces like he has clay to me only a matter of time. It's a good comparison because like Stan. Grass is his least favourite surface. He's had the least success on grass. They both have the one handed backhand. They both generate incredible power on both wings. If they need to the part for Dominic that's-that's heartening here is the this was also thought to be one of his least favourite surfaces. Right like he's made progress on hardcourts. Sure he won Indian Wells but that's a slower grittier more high bouncing hardcourt This was fast court a fast indoor court and he was able to do that against two of the goats. It was astonishingly good and an absolute move in the in an upward direction for him. The other thing that came out of this week obviously is Paul finishing the year number one for the fifth time this puts all of the big three with five year. A number one's each murray in that same stretch has one he finished. Twenty sixteen is number one. It's Always surprising to me that Roger Federer only has five because his his stretch of dominance seemed so fulsome and it seemed so long. When it was happening it was but then the rise of Nadal led right into the rise of Jovovich and they kind of alternate took a lot over the last decade bright fifteen of the last sixteen year number one have been those three guys each of them with five and like you said the only spoke that sixteen year wheel is Andy. More in two thousand sixteen when he had that outstanding year capped with the Olympic gold medal right. And what did it take for him to be the one to stop that run? It took him wrecking his body. He was never the same after that year. I took an absolutely Herculean effort at the end of twenty sixteen. Do you remember how much he played and then Davis Cup winning Davis Cup at the end of that season it was. I mean what he did that year. We've seen the offshoot of on his body yet. But Look Dow is out here world number-one again eleven years after the first time. Yeah the first one was two thousand eight after ten and then what those thirteen thirteen seventeen nineteen. Yeah this is a guy who we've been told. Our entire adult as tennis fans would not be here let alone be here number one and I wanNA give all those pundits a little bit of pass because there were some sound logic behind that and also maddow himself did not believe he would be here at this time. He did not think that his body will allow him to be here number one and so while it's an easy target to swing after these pundits. It's there was some sound reasoning behind it. It's a if you're an adult fan. It's nice ha ha. Prove it to you moment you know. Feel good about it but you're doing the same thing to an adult at this point it's all gravy for him now to at this point because he he himself did not expect it all right. So that's a wrap on the ATP season that is true we have Two more episodes to go after this one. And they'll be our year end recap episodes the first one will be the WTO every cup episode and then likely the following week will be the ATP recap episode but as far as the actual tennis non Davis Cup tennis. The men's tour is done wrecked Davis Cup. Is it technically so the ATP tour is Fini? To- CICI Bellis is back we talked about are a few episodes ago. How she had undergone all of these surgeries. Her career was in jeopardy for a while after a series of misdiagnoses but she played a challenger in Houston. Sorry it was not a challenger was part of the W. t. One Twenty Five K series. So it's it is a step above the challenger level you had a decent field it did. Assisi won three matches. She lost to the eventual champion. Kirsten Flip Kuenz from Belgium. And guess who else is back? Another see colleen I'm Gonna. Yes so colleen vandalise back. I Okay I did not mean that obviously Oh okay. Wow Colleen Vandeweghe is back and honestly. I have softened a little bit about this. It is difficult to begrudge her because she has gone through a lot. I just an injury nightmare. She won the US Open doubles with Ash Party last year. But it seems like it's been a long time since she's been a factor in singles over here. She was one half of one of the brightest greatest moments in my tennis. Fandom career the twenty seventeen open semifinal against Venus Williams absolutely she will always have given me that we also enshrined Magdaline Rebar. Cova into the bodies of hall of fame for beating Vandeweghe and Wimbledon. I believe was also in twenty seventy s but colleen is back made the final lost flip. Kipnes it was like you said a pretty outstanding field for this time of year in Houston which apparently was freezing Taylor Townsend. Was there men? Some of these tennis players were complaining that the temperatures were near or below freezing in which is not ideal for playing tennis. Jahic Center member him. From last week he played a challenger in Italy which is in his home region of south tyrol and want it did not drop a set who was clinical backed up his next. Gen Win with more superb tennis. This is his third chant challenger title season. He's the second youngest player ever behind gasquet to win three challengers in the season. So he's up to number seventy eight now kind of on the cake after the next finals. That is after. He started the year outside the top prey on. I think five fifty three. You had an update for us on the India Pakistan Davis Cup tie which is still being discussed. Yeah so so dipped again. Guli hugely popular surname in India. Because of the former Indian cricket captain and current I believe head of the BCCI was just elected. Serve ganguly can you? What's the BCCI? I of the Board of Cricket Control in India. I believe something like that. Hey there the head of Indian cricket all this background Info Guli is if you hear the name gangly you think cricket if you know anything that's I'll say but you're referring to the gentleman who wrote the story for writers correct Sudipta ganguly for Reuters. He tells us that the IT F- rejected Pakistan's appeal because the it have took India suggestion that. Hey we think that is not cool. It's not saying we don't want to go to Pakistan's play this dying and agreed Pakistan led by Aisamul hot Karachi appealed this decision and it was just decided that the IT F- rejected that appeal from Pakistan and since the ties no longer going to be held in Pakistan. Officially they've decided that the neutral site that Dr GonNa hold his tire. I had speculated somewhere in the UAE because that's what they've been doing with cricket they've instead decided to hold the tie in Kazakhstan as far as Karachi is concerned he said that the attitude towards Pakistan of both All India tennis association and ITF is highly deplorable to say the least. Those are words he wrote in a letter to the Pakistan. Tennis Federation chief. Selling Saif Ullah. Khan he says that there is absolutely no threat for scene for the Indian tennis team in Pakistan. He cited the fact that India and Pakistan signed a pact last month allowing Indian pilgrims across the border to a six shrine in Pakistan demonstrating rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed rivals at the time of tension and clashes elsewhere under frontier. Those are gang goalies words correctly. Those cited the agreement which introduced visa-free access from India to the Pakistani toned of cardboard. He says if everyone else can come including hundreds of other Indians every day then. Why can't a few members of the Indian tennis team visit Pakistan when Pakistan has assured them of extremely high levels of security protocol however if the I-IF does not correct the wrong decision then as protest against this unjust unfair and biased decision? I want to raise my voice on hereby announce not to participate in this tie if it takes place outside of Pakistan this just means that the entire ties is going to be depleted all around because on the Indian side prisoners GonNa Swear is already not gonNA play. He's getting married during the tie. While doubles player a has already pulled out due to a shoulder injury. The last time an Indian Davis Cup team traveled to Pakistan was nineteen sixty four. They defeated Pakistan four nothing and Pakistan last traveled to India in two thousand six. Losing three two. So this this was slated to happen on November twenty ninth. It still remains to be seen if it will happen at all. If the entire Pakistani team will follow Qureshi and boycott. I don't know how much you all find this interesting we do. And so it's this kind of off the beaten path. Tennis store that we've been following. It is still developing and we will bring you more. If you're smart this past week we saw the first big wave of momentous monumental meaningful retirements and tennis UNIFIL is bad. Anybody who retires? I don't want to diminish their careers. But we've been speculating for years now. When will we see this wave of retirements from top? Tennis players. A lot of the players at the upper echelons of the game are well into their thirties. The big speculation is that after Tokyo the Olympics. We will see that in full force right but for now the two big names who've retired this past week. Dominika Civil Cova and Tomas burdock civil cove a one of one of the great personalities and tennis for better for worse. It's not always used for good but one of the most colorful players of the past fifteen twenty years in women's tennis. She has the skill of being able to tell which tennis ball. She's holding blindfolded by smelling it. You didn't see that. No I didn't. Yep they blindfolded her and put in front of like three or four different times balls and she snipped them until them which was which brand speculation has been swirling around her retirement for quite a while. She won the WNBA finals in two thousand sixteen beating. Angelique Kerber in that final. She's one eight. Wti titles. Her breakout really was that two thousand nine semi final at Roland Garros but she also had a runner up finish at the Australian Open in two thousand fourteen. Losing to Lena Lena who had lost the previous final to Victoria as Aranka 2013? Listen she said a great career. She reached number four as recently as early. Two thousand seventeen barely two and a half years ago. She's super from a lot of injuries. She has and we've seen that from a lot of players who punch above their weight. Rod Von Scott. Retired last year and she was kind of in the same boat. Different player in that Dominika could blast the ball with the best of them just a a wildly different style of game. Yes Dominico was what like five one five two very small but you can see her. She was a ball of muscle. She had incredible timing and somehow rung sometimes shocking power out of out of her body outside of tennis. She is famous for elevator selfies. I would say it's safe to say she is the goat of Tennessee. Elevator Celsius much imitated. Never duplicated I try to imitate in Spain. Yes she is a fashion east. She has a better worse. She has a stupidly. Hot Husband She's famous for her Slovak catchphrase poem which she even branded put on clothes launched her online. She's also infamous for her Wimbledon incident. Well we cover that when it happened. Let's not let's not beat it to death but as I said a huge colorful personality for better for worse and she was also able to score. Huge upset wins. Oh yes she had something like near four. Two top ten wins in her career. She beat five number one players. If you had Sibolga in your side of the draw earlier on you were not happy right. That's gotta be her biggest legacy going forward five years from now we're GonNa remember her as someone who improbably won the WTI finals and who could face down literally anyone without fear Tomas Berridge. This is a big one. British is one of those guys who is had the misfortune of reaching his prime when Roger Federer and the dollar Jovovich were doing the same. We're dominating tennis his. I mean we talk about Souckova had eight quarterfinal or better finishes at slams. Berta had seventeen. This guy was perennially top ten or higher. He was Wimbledon runner-up against the dollar in two thousand ten won thirteen titles on his own. Which I'm surprised even when more honestly with the level of his talent nozoe a pristine ball-striker. I'm also surprised that that he did not make more than one. Grand Slam final Because of his prodigious talent unball striking skills and that unfortunately for him will be one of the things that folks remember him for in a couple of years is that he was probably despite the air that he played in a bit of an underachiever. Somebody who didn't always to the occasion when he could have. Okay a will retire as one of the best to never have once lamb one of the best to have played the game but he does have those two Davis cups which is a really impressive addition to his resume over Spain and twenty twelve and what I view as a real stunner against Serbia in twenty thirteen Serbia who did have Novak Djokovic on their team had excellent doubles players as well and both of those were with Roddick Stepanek one of the things I will remember birdied four is his unquote fashions. He took the road less traveled signed with H. M. and for a good while there was delivering floral print off upon prints on the tennis court gorgeous before his time he's also known in some circles to have some of the best legs on the tennis court that was never really one of my observations. But that's something that I've been told by a lot of votes. You can objectively see it. Objectively objectify him exactly and the Bryan Brothers announced that they will definitely retire after the twenty twenty. Us Open which at their age. Not a huge surprise. But this is a is a huge moment in doubles. They're one of if not the best men's doubles team in history. They lead the number of titles and this could set off a a major wave or or be the first kind of harbinger of what's to come after the US Open. Because I don't think you know the Olympics are kind of the the marker but if you're planning on retiring in two thousand twenty you're probably going to play the. Us Open Right. Meanwhile I'm over here like Roger Federer like nobody cares. Nobody cares nobody can. Oh I know I know. I really don't care that they're retiring. I know that this is terrible. Opinion to have and I'm probably going to get a lot of pushback but I just. I just do not have the bandwith to care about this so far in advance. I just don't fair enough I don't have. Why are we going on this big farewell tour for this team? Well I mean to be fair. If any doubles team is going to have a farewell tour it's GonNa be Bryan Bryan or Williams Williams right. That is their right but for me. They overstate their importance of the rest of the world. Outside of North America. By doing this by Zeke got this announcement that inbox ready. Regard this announcement on twitter on tennis channel after the completion of the day's play at the world tour finals. A major known cement coming. The one of the Bryans made a video and said tune into tennis channel in like half an hour where underway. We've got a big announcement and for me. It's like they're retiring and then it's like a where retiring in a year like no. No you don't get to do that. I'm sorry okay I which is bad of me because the one thing I do feel bad about is that I don't want this to demean esteem that I have for doubles doubles quarter right. But I just I don't again. I do not have the bandwidth okay. We'll talk more about Bob and Mike in September twenty twenty. How about that might give us enough time to try. And tell them apart probably. Won't you know I'm really? I'm really bad at the right and left thing. I I just barely wrap my head of Miranda Caroliina in Christina. That is not the same thing at all. And that is still a blemish. It's a big embarrassment. Embarrassment is a big shame in my life. But it's fine. You're like which one is clearly the right here. The League. She's lefty right. Carolyn is a lefty. That was a least two years ago. Two years ago. You had already had a tennis. Podcast for three years Okay effect I take your point. Anyway Kiki Mladenovic has had quite a few weeks. I would say as dominant team well. Listen there's more. Kiki and dominic have reportedly split up. They've ended their relationship at first. I The news hit me was how I felt about the Brian. I had literally nothing to say. I had no comment like okay now. You're all Torah. No No I. I don't know it's it's what it is sorts the same free. Yeah so in in the same thirty day stretch. Kiki and Sasha by split up Kiki dominant team split up and MS Mademoiselle Medina Vich. Her tennis has not suffered a sword on Air France to the to the Fed Cup final. Okay so within a few weeks she wins the WPA finals in doubles with her partner. Today Bob Oche. She Wins Fed Cup for France or assists hugely in their win in both singles and doubles for three points. Well yeah I mean mouth point. You could argue that. Kiki one fed cup. Youth splits with Dominic Dominant Category Week at the world finals. I don't know if it's amicable or what or like who's getting the dog. I don't know if there's a dog. Is there a dog? I don't think there's a dog. There's who gets the instagram count. Does Dominic still get to hang out with Kiki's brother that's a good question. Do the photo stay up so far. The HALF SASHA buying. He has told us that he has a new phase of his tennis coaching. Live coming and we are to stay tuned as to who will be his next pupil. That's coming shortly. Apparently okay. Maybe he's getting back together with key account doubt that. I know you said we weren't going to talk about Davis Cup but I did have to drop in that. Alison Corny roasted the hell out of Gerard. Pk like the rest of us. She's just out here having fun. She poked fun at the opening ceremony and says well clearly. You haven't been to a lot of Davis Cup matches because that's not what that is. I believe her exact words were that. Aim IT chief. I do not have the bandwidth to get into this whole fight Davis calling and people complaining about it. It's too late in the season Thanksgiving next week. It's true it is too late ours over just going to act like Davis Cup doesn't exist for no okay. Okay but we can tell you that Sonya Mir's will be back in January signing. Had A baby at some point this year early this year. I don't I we probably ought. We talked about it on the shore. She's been off the tour for a while. She's been training getting back into shape and she is coming back already has committed to a bunch of tournaments in January all right and who standing in her way nobody because she does which the fuck she wants. I promise y'All we're not looking for dramatic readings. Dramatic readings seemed to find US and again. It's an Italian two weeks in Iraq it is Silvio Berlusconi. I mean let's say it's Bowel those guys gotTa noted tennis journalist Socialist founder of. Ub Give me. That looked like girl. Can you say on this podcast? I forgot what we have here like. Well the receipts are plenty and he. He stepped in it with Rafa again this week and it was a whopper typically wild. Those interactions with the top players are a bit scattered but jovial. There's there's joking. Going back and forth Wade fluctuates between them ripping him an absolutely searing him. There's this famous one where Russia is distracted. While he's being asked a question because he notices. In his periphery that Obama's sleeping in the press conference and he goes Sarsour. Start Juicy. The Obando sleeping okay. So here comes our dramatic reading. Please don't take offense to our accents. It is not meant at all to mock. We're just trying to get into character it tonight. You're playing very short many times. I don't know why because you're not used to that. I'd like to know for many people get married is a very important distracted thing before the marriage during the manage after the marriage. I'd like to know if somehow you are concentration on tennis. Life has been bit different. Even if you're going out with the same girl for many many years on this leaf are are you. Are you asking me? This is a serious question or is a joke is is serious is not something that the Spanish door surprise is is a big surprise for you. You ask me this after. I've been with this girl for fifteen years and having a very stable and normal life doesn't matter if you ring on your finger or not in my personal way. I am very normal guy. Maybe for you was how many years you been with your wife Thirty years this year and before may before you're not sure that's why okay okay. We'll move to Spanish because that's bullshit. Thank you very much revel was simply not having it all not having a so. The reporter was roasted all over the place and then released a blog defending his decision tasks question and to be honest. I wasn't I mean the question was silly. It wasn't offensive to me. I can understand if people took offense to it but it it didn't rise to the level to me. I thought it was just silly. And clearly the reporter had something he wanted to say rather than being genuinely curious about the answer. It seems that there was something he wanted to share. And then he did in a blog. You know so I have to. I don't want to serious about it. It was fun I enjoyed. It will always have referencing. That's bullshit like that is that is we moved to Spanish. Because that's bullshit that another pause we moved to Spanish because that bullshit. This next segment is not tennis stove every now and then we talk about something that interests us. This one happens to be still willing to sporting world. It's a topic that we've stayed away from mostly publicly ourselves but this week the developments in the con- cabinet situation were just so egregious that we feel compelled to opine so the NFL contacted Colin Kaepernick on November twelfth. Which was a Tuesday inviting him to work out in front of Scouts from the NFL teams there. Thirty two teams until this is notable. Because if you haven't been following the situation Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for a little over three years. Now I believe because he has been essentially iced out by the NFL. They've colluded to not have him be a quarterback on active NFL roster because at one point he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans in America specifically at the hands of police across the nation right. The protests had a very simple premise. It was stop killing us which may have seen written on a wall and beyonce's formation video but it boils down to something very simple. Stop killing black people. This was enough to get basically kicked out of the NFL as a a firebrand as someone who as it's now being painted as too much of a circus for any team to sustain a distraction and these are the sort of the propaganda terms that the media who are beholden to the NFL propagate The Stephen a Smith's of the world people who are dependent on NFL money and networks who are dependent on NFL money to sustain themselves. These this league is run by rich conservative. Old White men nearly universally across the board every. Nfl team is run. This way right so agree or disagree with Collins Message. He is good enough to play as a quarterback in the NFL. Well we didn't we were. We didn't know that for sure because it had been so long. Could he still play but at the time that he was released he was even even as a backup if he is good? Enough to play as a second string quarterback give him a job regardless of whether you agree with his protests. If you view it as a distraction he the NFL and capper. Nick settled the collusion lawsuits. Warren Moon was out here playing quarterback to seventy two years old. The NFL has a long history of decrepit way past their expiry date. Quarterbacks hanging around if Colin Kaepernick were not wrapped up in this situation he would be on an NFL team. Wrote but the issue here all these these last few years and why the situation pinned on my radar y is the NFL offering him apropos of nothing this workout. At this time it. It smelled fishy the entire time. Kapernick I'd imagine would want to prove that. He was still a viable quarterback option. My initial reaction was why is the NFL giving him this opportunity and why now after sightings collusion lawsuit and so they say the. Tell them on a Tuesday. Were having this workload that you didn't ask for an Saturday. And he and his team is like Whoa. Can we push it to the following Tuesday because coaches the the the brass of the teams though the Scouts Scouts Scouts are out checking out college? Football Games on Saturday Saturday's a lot of the team. The personnel is traveling to another city to get ready for Sunday. Sunday Games is not an ideal time to get people who you want to see. You see you and they're like no. It has to be Saturday and it was like well if it has to be. Saturday can be like two Saturdays. From not ignore it has to be now right and then it then really becomes like what is really going on here. So kapernick shows up. And then he's presented with this waiver. There were a few stipulations. That were too much for the Cabernet team. One of which was that Cabernet team would not be allowed to film that there would be no independent filming of the the workout that the NFL would have complete control over what footage was released. So cabernet team was worried that they would compile out a tape of all the bad throws because if he had sixty plays drawn up and he made fifty five of those throws they maybe do a a a video segment that has him missing those five plays and then maybe like four or they're not as impressive once the waiver they asked him to sign also prevented Kapernick from suing again regarding anything that took place at the workhouse regarding anything that took place at the workout and it made clear that no second collusion case could go forward had he signed. This waiver was much more narrow than the waivers that they ask other players sign. But apparently the deal-breaker with Cabernet ex attorney was actually the filming thou. That was the straw that broke the crack the camels back so the team drives to Atlanta area. High school around an hour. From the Falcons practice site and Cabernet has worked out. There brings his own receivers. You know some footage has circulated and he looked quite good. I mean I'm not a football fan but apparently he's in great shape. He's throwing the ball. Well there were a reportedly like six to eight teams representatives from sixty teams present and the NFL assures us that all thirty two teams have been sent the footage from that that workout. Why would the NFL not want this process to be as transparent as possible? Can we answer that raise? Whatever and So Colin was interviewed after the workout and obviously throughout this whole thing since the kneeling started he has had his message on point he will. I interviewed. He came out of rower people there and he like a boss said he's Pete's right. He was wearing KUNA. Kim Tae t shirt by the way Kundun. Kim Day the character from roots who refused to adopt his slave name. Toby and was whip for it. Obviously a very pointed allusion there and he said to the scouts. Tell your owners to stop being scared. Basically hire me. Stop running BA- listen. This is how worshipping at the foot of the man works the map. The man the white man in this case. Why are we still putting the onus after all this on Kapernick to prove and prove and prove himself when in fact this whole situation has laid bare that there is no good faith effort being put forward by the NFL to quote unquote rectify the situation? And instead we're left with distractions can has proven that he can still throw football good enough to at least be backup on any number of struggling budget as teams right now. There are so many. Tom Brady break his foot next week. I'm sorry to your family. Where Big Patriots fans? I don't have a backup is right now. I don't know but I'm sure he could use some some insurance. So many teams could use the insurance of a player. Who's lead their team to a super bowl? That is that is not nothing to be fair. Bill Belichick does not like distractions. He does he's had players murder. People only Literali stars. He's had he's not going back he's had quite the scandal into I'm so sorry. Use Your thanksgiving mixed. You know what? I didn't say anything. That was a lie. That doesn't Rizal level of slander. Not even close. It was true. Have you inflated tires and the car lately girl was going to be on the road next week? I can't stand so you my point. Is We need to shift this narrative from putting everything all on him to putting it on the NFL. Now we what are they doing a nut doing. Let's not talk about the context shirt. Let's not talk about what Com Cabernet is doing to get back in the NFL. Demand has principles. He sticking to them that he is A. Does anybody have any doubt at this? Point that con- Kapernick wants to be in the NFL. He could step and fetch it. He could boat onto Massar. He could do whatever he could possibly do in opposition to his personal principals to get back on a football field but he has shown that he's willing to preserve that and also still work meticulously. And what five? Six days a week keeping his body in shape waiting for this moment that may or may happen like he's not willing to sacrifice one for the other and truly is a remarkable thing to watch. I hope he came out of this situation handling it with such deft precision while still maintaining his moral authority and being true to himself is. It's a Goddamn inspiration to me. I am floored it's not easy to go up against the NFL in this kind of situation and and win right or at least a a maintain the moral high ground because they laid all kinds of booby traps for him. Oh of course yeah dangling this thing that he wants because the best the best thing for the NFL has four Cabernet to be seen as selling out The the like that's the best case scenario and for folks who think that he's been grandstanding this whole time and he's just happy to hear collect his welfare check but like for what. For what collecting all these unearned monies from being this grandstanding? Protester like being an activist doesn't really pay that. Well sure. He got that Nike deal but like he's he's given up his career he also sued the NFL one right but somewhat sizable amount of money now but he would make from playing not even close. We don't know the exact amount but potentially you're right in that situation. My point is he has no shown us that he still absolutely wants to play. You do not show up on this field on such short notice agree to these terms and present yourself in such great physical shape and throw the ball that well. If your goal isn't still to be a professional football player that takes a lot of work dedication this far out from the last time you played to still be in that kind of shape to me. I'm kind of a something else going on here. That's interesting to me personally. Is the the commentators who worked for networks who carry the NFL Games who have a vested interest in parroting NFL talking points A lot of the You know the Stephen a Smith's of the world isn't Whitlow Tiki Barber. Jason Oh my God Jason Whitlock one of the most repugnant. Human beings that I can think of who somehow some how still has a job in sport. After torpedoing the undefeated which at one time was touted as the black rat land which has survived In spite of him and the one of the most misogynistic sexist pieces of sport writing dribble. Yes about the wrong. What's delicious about is because it was so wrong because it was premised on such a misunderstanding of tennis just the the parade of assholes and lunatics. That they've trotted out to discredit Colin Kaepernick's character is what like Rex Ryan Asshole Stephen Smith come on tiki barber slept with the babysitter. The Mirror I mean like what? Who are these people who thought both thought this through? I'm just saying not for nothing. Bizarre black men who will throw their own under the bus to further their careers. They won't even think twice about it. I'm just saying like at at its base. The the message of Colin Kaepernick is not a radical message. He said of black lives matter and people got upset. He nellie no room the android the anthem. I felt it was disrespectful to veterans which personally I feel like it requires a bit of a logical leap and I understand if you disagree with me there but the promise of his political action is actually not not outrageous. It's not a stretch. Is that black? People are disproportionately disadvantaged by the United States Justice System. By the way we police people and that is an idea. That's becoming far. More accepted in in centrist. Democrats are exactly like this is taken to be no. But he's still out here. Being made the scapegoat kneeling during the anthem. Maybe this is because I'm Jamaican but I don't get why it's such a big deal and also from a political perspective. Can we question though? Sporting Industrial Military Complex. That is so enmeshed in all of American Professional Sports. Why are we? Why are we especially of? Why are we tying football to the military as something that is so unbreakable? Why is that there in the first place? Why before every not even just important sporting event we were just at the raptors game last night and we had to stand through with all our concessions in hand both the American and the Canadian National Anthem for the fucking Toronto up playing the Charlotte Hornets. Who What what this is not the start of the US. Open final. Which I still find repugnant. I just don't get it. That's something I've never understood. I was in school in College. And one of the things I was taught. During our our sports sociology class was this whole business of of the intertwining of of Sport and and military in America and before one of the College Football Games. One of the bowl games in the early nineties must have been like Nineteen ninety-one. George Bush comes on and addresses the nation. This is college football here but this is wild to me. I grew up in the state so I get it to you. It's a it was a foreign experience when it when you went through it. I just can't believe that people like rex. Ryan are calling capita distraction when we got people like being on their wise girl's breast footage. We I'd works. Oh God I sa- stop. He was the bills coach at one. Point was like yeah whatever but the point is the. Nfl has like some massive problems domestic abuse traumatic brain injury. You Got People. Killing people like fact that cabinet is the number. One distraction that you all can point to. Something is wrong here and it speaks To to me a lack of independent thinking among people who are paid to commentate on the NFL so we normally cover tennis that was our NFL. I think that is our first. Nfl segment of Juror We were at the raptors game last night which was fun. They beat the Charlotte Hornets by like thirty something points. I was at my husband. Norman Powell was in double digits. Who ex- excuse me holder of an NBA championship ring. Thank you very much. Norman Powell the most handsome man in the NBA is Is fulfilling his role with Kyle lowry and Serge Ibaka on the injury list? I've never made some more capable around the rim he finishes at the Rim Solo Stop I was listening to the re today because they drop on Tuesday now and they talked about loud stuff that I wanted to talk about. They did talk about Kapernick. They talked about okay. So Liz oh is being sued by an Uber. No sorry I post mates driver. We don't have post mates in Canada but it's like Uber eats This driver was accused publicly. Bilello of stealing her food. Apparently she was like circling building. Whatever couldn't get in touch with Lonzo and so ms? Oh tweeted. That tiffany from post mates stole my food and Lizardo is a a famous person who has millions of followers and people just went in on poor. Tiffany so we don't know we don't know like if tiffany soul food if she couldn't get in touch with Lizardo if posts mates because apparently post mates can tell their drivers like if you can't get in touch with in a few minutes you gotta go. You gotta go to one of the funniest things I've ever seen on. Social Media is when the story happen. Because that's a little while was when somebody tweeted. Imagine that Lizard out here stealing people's lyrics and how she out here hungry so recently tiffany Channel Crystal Obeida and said I will sue the bitch and she did good. Tiffany is suing the The UK rapper. Who wrote the lyric? 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ATP Finals Day 8 - "Tsit-si-pas" wins London hearts ; New era for Davis Cup in Madrid

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ATP Finals Day 8 - "Tsit-si-pas" wins London hearts ; New era for Davis Cup in Madrid

"Hi I'm John McEnroe onboard. This is Martina Navratilova Mats Wilander. I'm Stan Wawrinka this Mary Carillo. I'm Andy Murray. And you're listening to the tennis podcast podcast. And so the annual conversation between Katherine Wichita Myself Inside Out Arena as the place is dismantled around at is there is blue blue and white. Confetti all over the court in front of us where Stephanus sit surpass dominic team have just knocked ten bells out of each other for the last three hours. It's the annual race against time to get a podcast under full the drilling star. Yes that's right all right. Sorry I it's just a full people come along saying you can't be here without haunt I've already had my badge check about four times to make sure I'm not some insulated It's been some afternoon and evening. Hasn't it we'll be talking about robots by the way a little bit lighter. He's he's in Madrid. Safely arrived at a crack and chat with him already. which you'll hear in a little while but here inside the arena where it will concentrate on first before before we move onto the Davis Cup finals? That match was everything we hoped it would be. Stephanie wanted a final set tiebreak. It couldn't be more. Oh perfect fitting end to the season and the we can. Oh yes just Really really special. What happened today? I think I mean the the quality of the match was unreal unreal lose it was just so big time all of it was just big time. Dominic team was big time. Sit to US big time. How did he win it? Because one of those blocks has to win Sits the bus won it. We thought he would win it last night. And I'm not saying that glowed under Democrat. Share that but it's more that that kind of it happened exactly as I thought it he. He hit three the tension didn't he he was able to hit through it and team is trying to hit through it in that tiebreak couple of four hundred misses. I think he was trying to just hit out and swing freely but his arm his own wouldn't letting you could feel leaden is on was. Maybe it was just sweating. But I didn't think it was because pretty not much everybody that I was watching that tiebreak with just had a feeling it was going to go sit to passes way so I mean obviously there is a very derail world in which we will wrong but doesn't doesn't feel like does it. No well the fact that he made us feel as though he was going to win the That says something about him. The the the the vibes. He transmits what gives off. It was the same when he played federal. The Australian Open even though those break points becoming in going. I always thought he was going to win it. He's just so solid now he's he's just you just don't you don't think he's GonNa miss usually when someone's one stop kind of explosive and I guess I guess a bit Musuva single-handed than than Double Hondas Death starts to bear that out but I always just think they're only the most spectacular. They're more they're more frail single-handed backhands I always think that kind of game it's does does it this sort of naturally frailty to it but he somehow has all if the only the explosiveness and the firepower and the weaponry but with the solidity liberty. Yeah that's a good word for any had that train open where he ping through these backgrounds. But there's a natural cover natural actual spin on those balls that just gives them an ark and a margin for error which team doesn't have team hasn't incredible timing which allows him to hit flatter strokes. It seems that go through the air quicker but which can go off you know and my last segment of what we watched in the reasons for it are that the result is the product of sit surpassed pretty much pudding in a nine out of ten performance laments all the way through sit surpassed put in an eight two eight and a half performance most of the time and occasionally nine point five that got him really close ice so he just he doubles a little more his levels undulated little more and sits passes. Don't I mean I know I know you had some commenced I kinda have faith in his game. Yeah me too much more than I should have in a in a many twenty one year old. He couldn't be more of a contradiction could he. In some ways of the way he hits tennis ball consistency has and and the other just. He's just a warrior out there and then he literally had blood dribbling down his leg the end of the match he loves it was bleeding from the effort of it all. I think the blood was from a just completely classically on brand sits pass dramatic fall that that he took at the baseline think midway through the deciding which he made looks far more dramatic than it needed to. Yeah made for a very Poetic Image with the conclusion of the match. I mean they shot to the T.. Plays Sutton sat on the bench then at the end of the match waiting for the ceremony to commence and actually they both actually had extremely similar expressions on their faces but obviously knowing what we knew it was just disbelief I think can and team was despair and had the result indifferently. How our despairing with the Fast Bay right now? We'll levels of despair. Would we be discussing. Lobby didn't have to that. Wish to alarm anybody hearing particularly Katherine but right behind you. Several people in high vis jackets and hard hats and things are about to get taken apart around our ears. However we'll press it was? It was a heck of an atmosphere inside the stadium. It wasn't it I mean that is one of no I could end up during the L.. recency bias thing here but I just feel all the way through this week and particularly today that we have seen the two players are going to take this on for the next few years. It doesn't mean they're going to takeover and dismiss those big three and that nobody else is going to get a look in but these two are good enough. These two are mentally and physically and tennis wise good enough to to continually compete now at the highest level and the crowd in here reacted to them like they should to Grand Slam champions. It was comfortable in this. They can own this they can take take up the mantle. Yeah it was. It was pretty glorious. Feeling the crowd build over the course of the match wasn't it. In the first set the crowd will be team team. You commented on that and we're watching the prime studio and I couldn't quite count for that not because team doesn't supporters but a are expected even if it were equal Equa- expected to sound like sit to pass had more support. Just because he's more vocal. Greek fans are very very vocal. But I also expected g generally neutrals to go with sit to pass But the team definitely had the crowd in the first set and I wondered if maybe that's because they considered tim the underdog which is interesting and then the fact that I think by the end I mean there was? There was a general appreciation for everything that they were seeing saying that the crowd will be set to pass those chance of ct pass city pass going round this arena which was completely full that that was great seventeen and a half thousand people made me. Shudder went through my body and the the only player that's had had fan support. This shot three my body length. That in the stadium is federal. This week it was. It wasn't quite at Mental Superman man onesie levels that it was of that ilk it was of that ilk and you you could certainly imagine hit. Uh I'm not saying I can imagine him being twenty time grandson champion. Greatest will time having David Foster Wallace right article about watching him being a religious religious experience but I can imagine him galvanizing people behind himself and behind the sport in federal esque way. I got so much of lots of different people within him that will appeal to all sorts. Yeah how can they be so weird new unique and also so completely relatable because there is nobody else on the planet like Stephanus it pass Fisher. There was nobody inside this stadium tonight. Seventeen thousand people that is remotely likes deficits pass. Well it's probably probably listening some some times in guys that happen happen And yet he's he's relatable which it makes no sense but it's is that it's one of those indefinable qualities. Isn't it like making you care that she's also go. Can we talk about their post post match interviews on court can first of all dominant team gentleman. What a lovely man emphasis on gentle? I mean we always talk about the I think in him. There is the biggest discrepancy between playing style and personality. It just feels so wrong wrong when he opens his. You've just seen him absolutely wallop a tennis ball lake like he's made of anger and yeah I just I let. She can't imagine him ever getting angry by Chelsea leasing. So magnanimous even remember to pay tribute to Allie. The chair chair Umpire Is His last. Those much officiated becomes a supervisor. Yeah that was just so close to Stephanus. He said you're an amazing player player. And he said this is a brutal sport any said it was the right result which when eve lost a match basically basically come down to a couple of points and those points came down to a couple of centimeters. I think that's really incredible. Incredible thing to say in the moment touchy and then sit surpasses space. I mean it was comedy gold. He I was watching. We're stream-of-consciousness yes. We're halfway up the stadium here and we're looking down and this is where I stood watching it and the thing I started to figure out about ten minutes into his speech Sean Court because that's how long it felt like it was taking. It was that he was doing it. Wall sort of walking around walking around looking bowl like he was in addressing each individual. Oh person in the stadium. One time he was sane lovely thing is but none of them sound bite. None of them were kind of usable. Nana Mama no point. Did the crowd win to clamp Croft is hovering on the sidelines. Not Knowing when to step in to take the microphone for me. She didn't know when he was actually the point at which he was a complete it was it didn't end on sort of mid seventy they trailed TJ waiting hoping hovering over the button to press speech. Now they didn't come when then he did a an inch. E frost. Primeau say with Annabelle and he said he was going to have some champagne tonight. That's been telling me to not drink alcohol a week on the big screen. I sense that he was saying that. Because that's what you do when you win. A massive famously said sense during the Labor Cup that he was forced to drink alcohol his biggest title before this is to fifty eight hundred fifty. This is a massive massive deal for the one thing that I noticed he was talking about in the studio afterwards was that he was now planning to go and so off season the only thing that slightly maybe should Roberta is that. That's exactly. What could we did two years ago when straight into the off season isn't and then? When he came to Australia he his serve was a bit often? He is going to have all day. It's an instance past Shirley I would. I would hope types out and I really hope for his sake that he just shedules his year. Like a grand slam champion waiting and not somebody who's just desperate to play as much as you can. Because he burned himself out this year and he's so full of energy and emotion and passion and it means means so much to him. You can't do that every week and you don't need to do that every week aid. You don't need to be playing every week if you're that good l.. Elsa David themselves we need to find some hope. PODCAST is yeah. They'll just be watching on the telly going to bless him. I mean fantastic performance from from both of them the the story of this and I'm shift that they were in the final. They've made the tournament Africa. I think you'd say the adults it's March Watch But apart from that they've been invoked in every great match dull Medvedev match one of the most memorable. We've ever had one of the best. Yeah and it was it was team against federal is good but team against Jock itch. That made this woman mint. Yeah and I know this logic to the fact that great matches seem contagious. But I mean they're overseas he's so I think dominic team everybody up into it and there is just a vibe in the place as a result of that it has been tremendous it really has. The doubles was pretty cool to the story. I mean nobody can get near peer bad. Ah Nikola who is Katharine jumps out of skin with that drop piece of wood whatever. It was Anyway Stadium King Nikola who have won their last nine matches in the last eighteen sets of tennis and Michael Venus by far the best doubles team in the world at the moment I know you found Farrer and not the best may be maybe a bit. Burn out for them. If it's Russian emotional season but I think the French at the best of the best doubles team. I mean the speeches which is lovely but my my expectations of them were so I I expected to be sobbing so I was a little bit disappointed. They didn't say something completely gut. Wrenching me poignant. A bird seemed to announce his engagement. prematurely. I hope something is lost in translation in his case maybe wife to be she looks very perplex throughout he was up to me said. I've I've been given the UK to announce this in her face that may be discussed so that was the highlight if they're speeches I think maybe there was a deliberate sort of. Let's not make one another cry by unspoken agreement because it could so easily and say quickly have gone down that road but they've set it all to one another in private original faces the drama. That's gone on four Grand Slams won all four. They've won seven of the nine masters one thousand just Madrid and Shanghai to go. They won Olympic. Pick gold another one. ATP Finals Yeah much left today other things keep doing it. They'll be pumped. The Davis Cup finals. ooh Sweet well-nigh in France that's old camp now just One of the points just before we we join Max. The Dow had an interview with you guys. I was in prime today which I found utterly fascinating. It was after it one one originally number one was in it for the end of the year. Think and yes. The gist of it was he gave chapters really inside view on how how low he'd got in the springtime. I think after Indian Wells Miami that period and when he'd gone to Monte Carlo and he just wasn't right and he said I think he said I went home decided to go home to me Orca and I just felt like I needed to stop. I felt like a con. I haven't gone energy for this anymore. I mean these were really quite points and gut wrenching work you know. He looks like he might even be wondering whether this is is it he. He said something he changed he. At that moment he decided to change his outlook and be positive about everything from that birth everyone change. You never hear an adult open up like that. You really don't some marker of the relief that he feels having achieved this fifth time here and number one I mean I find I find of all of the top guys I find a dull the hardest to interview. Not because I didn't like him. I I really really do find fantastically like for. I just know that Kinda matter what I ask. He's he's going to say is things if he's not there is is not honest and frank if he's confident he'll say he's not confident but I kind of feel like I'm not GonNa draw on anything I'M NOT I. It doesn't particularly glee matter if I if I'm really as my question well I might. I might get that different angle that someone else might get Kinda feel like is doesn't come into play with Nadeau a bit He just completely opened up. He said he said it was Monte. Lhasa Monte-carlo Tiffany me. Yeah he went back to To Monaco and unconsidered considered calling a halt to the season to about how his team sort of picked him up and and helped him. Turn it around. And then He. He said he talked about boss alone. which would have been the next tournament played off to Monte Carlo and this is a tournament eighties won eleven times and the flipping center core is named after him there and he said he thought what am I doing here? She's just an amazing absolutely amazing And sometimes sometimes I think we can take what the Big Three D for granted that they can just walk onto attended school and be great and yes they do have something instinctive that sets them apart. Ah but they also suffer like everybody else suffers and they just all they have up until now figured it out and battled through but it. Nothing's given absolutely nothing. Just getting from that were was that the injuries were just wearing him down just making making him feel account. Keep doing this. I can't keep coming back from these injuries. Oh this one's just like your like a bit of depression almost abandoned. What about the Dole? And we've seen that with Andy Murray we. I think we would know that junk which had his sort of burnout period. Yeah I mean he talked about. He's he said In Monte Carlo suffering with an infected thumb he must have just thought that point. You've got to be kidding. Me My finally got my knees or right. And I've I've gotten infected thumb. He must I mean. You must have feelings if you're part of the universe doesn't want to tennis matches anymore. Yeah Yeah you must. and He's ended the year number one in the world in the same year that all that happened and the same year that he got back absolutely hammering from Australia. It's GonNa make him. It's GonNa make it very difficult for him to ever retire isn't it. Because he he must feel now like nothing. I can't come back from what's going to be the thing that makes him think on actually this this this is it now. What are we going to have to? He's already had his appendix out. Where is the things that are not Tennessee? Let's stop speculating about what evil illnesses Kipah Full Rafeh on the dolls. Just keep him guarantee. Anyway it's been good. It's exceeded my expectations and we've had pods every day and typing consume and at least every day to day one time and we haven't stopped yet because we're going to carry on next week on that subject. Well Catherine just to say as a final thought. Fantastic Aston job this week on the podcast. She's if you haven't seen she's an amazing TV. Presenter tell you just just ever watch anyway so salute pretty feet up for for about ten hours and then I won't do another one of these But let's let's Silat showy man that's how you doing very well thank you very well. I did a little wet Madrid is wet the house expecting here well and I've just had my first day. I the magic box. Wow is this your first time did you. Have you ever been to the tournament itself. The Madrid Open. I haven't no. I did live talk for a few months. So it's nice to be back but I didn't. I didn't overlap with the tournament so my first experience onsite. Yeah it's it's interesting. You say that about the weather because I saw pitches today of the British team who it like gone and visited the Burn Abou- And all of them. We're hearing massive coats you know. They'll they were all seriously wrapped up. How what sort of temperatures we're talking about well? It was just below ten degrees. He's today and raining. And actually that is a definite factor. The weather here because as much as it is an indoor event in terms of the tennis tennis for the actual fans the lots of the food stalls and kind of activities that they've laid on are pretty much outside because it's not a fully enclosed arena the stadiums are endorsed. The rest of the stuff is basically exposed to the elements that obey its undercover. Have a the wind. Chill definitely gets in so that is an interesting situation itself. The fact that this event is taking place in in November in a city in altitude and fans fans might be a little chilly. So if you are attending I suggest wrapping up of recent you with the appropriate thermals. I didn't pack my biggest coat and I am regretting it. They do coats apparently Madrid. So yeah there's one there's one on the tennis podcast for you there if you need one. It's interesting thing. Isn't it to to see this venue out of season. I know you haven't been to the tournament itself but that takes place in May it's a clay-court event in May now. They've stuck down a a green deep green courts. Haven't they would grace arounds. It looks a little bit like the Paris. Indoor tournaments in terms of the visual is that about right. Would you would you ever. That's exactly it and the I asked some of the players today about how they thought it was playing in terms of the speed. And the JEHMU consensus is that it's a kind of medium fast court the balls are flying because of the altitude but actual core is maybe a little bit grip so perhaps not quite as fast as we've seen in London but certainly certainly reasonably quick. It's quite an interesting one isn't it because Madrid obviously. CBS Clay-court Tournament. But it is the one that the players that can hit through the called tend to do better on him in. We've we've been watching Stephanie. Sit Surpass isn't isn't isn't that that's where he beaten the dial isn't it. Yeah it is and Dominic team as well has beaten the Dow there before Car Letterman had a good good result there last year I think maybe he made the quarters or semis. So that definitely does favor kind of players with a big game. Yeah I can imagine it might even be a little bit similar. The two Indian Wells where the air is thin in Indian Wells but yet the actual court surface itself says little drippy and gritty. And I know that Andy Murray in the past has has struggled there so so. It's just going to be very interesting isn't it. Because these new circumstances before we get onto much of you into some of the press conferences today. What about the the since your arrival there? What is the scene? been like. I mean this is obviously a lot of question marks over over this event over the the decision to bring it to Madrid and to make it into a year end finals as opposed to the traditional home and away. How big a deal does it feel? Their upon arrival arrival it fails like a much bigger deal than it did. When I was in Lee last year for the Davis Cup final which was obviously between just two teams France and Croatia? There was barely any advertising about that in the city. You wouldn't really have known it was going on to be honest however the Davis Cup finals Madrid oh noticeable because they. There's a lot of advertising the metro to get from my hotel to the OX and almost every station is lots of branding and signs about it. And they've also you've done quite a cool feature of pudding player names and the country's flag on the metro stops so you so you see kind of a tight. Fritz Riley Poker's names. They're kind of kind of caught me out. I was I was looking out closely for the Stop I need is again and suddenly I thought Oh hang on a minute am I stop Philipp Kohlschreiber. But then I'm cottoned onto the fact that this was just just their their advertising of it so it's definitely definitely feels bigger than in previous years in terms of the actual city itself. It's quite interesting tactic. That I mean does it literally you just say Philipp Kohlschreiber or is this something else next week. I 'cause I mean people know these. It literally says the players surnames names and the flag and kind of force so one person from each team is actually left out. So as as I came home I was. I was looking at the Columbian squad and there was farrer. But there was no cable well Goo Goo full marks for effort and haven't for actually going out into the city and putting some some I notice is up about the event that that is always something that I look for in homes say it's in terms of the actual site site itself does does. Does everything feel ready for. This event starts tomorrow. Yes it does. They were putting up a little bit of breath advertising still and a few kind of directions to get people to move move through the grounds freely but having having been to queens leans kind of that's where onsite earliest it always. It always amazes me at Queen's kind of how much there is still to do in the last in the the last week and it always it always gets done than it's always pristine there and it was looking very ready. I thought to to host this event. Tomorrow yeah. Yeah and we've had over the last couple of days. I we had here Catherine Resolute into it on the podcast I think yesterday. Or the day before the quotes of Alexander Zverev talking about why he's not in this event he and being very specific about him liking the tradition of the home and away and and and he's felt that all along and he spoke very passionately in pretty eloquently. Thought about it and it's almost as though he was talking about sort of he was doing it on principle role which which I found interesting and actually you know if there is a reason to do it. That's that's the right reason. I think if you really you don't believe in it. I mean I. I personally wish he didn't feel like that because I think that this sort of event is needed within tennis I was reading. Might Dixon's since pace in the mail today talking about what we've constantly talks about about making the team events the fifth slam having it over a longer period of time having women involved left as well so that it's you know it's a team slam And that's what he wrote. I noticed Andy Murray spoke to Elena Crooks of Press Association and and we're saying look he feels that some people out there want this thing to fail and he doesn't feel like that. Okay maybe it will. Maybe it won't we'll have to see but he wants to give it a chance. What what is the prevailing sort of feel that you get from the press conference today? Well I attended Lleyton. Hewitt's press press conference Lleyton Hewitt and and the other captains from his group he was with the captains from Belgium in Columbia and Lleyton Hewitt has been One of the most outspoken against the format and at an actually question to him in the press conference saying how do you feel about about it. Now that you're here and on site and he said nothing yet has convinced me otherwise I feel like the Davis Cup has has lost Austin two points of difference that being the home and away ties and the best of five sets so he's still feels strongly about that and is disappointed about that and yet he's hair he loves representing his country even in the captain's capacity and he wants to give it a chance and and that really is the approach that I prefer I agree. I thought I thought was very very very well on the subject but I I do find it slightly slightly disappointing that some players kind of written it off before it's even started almost the kind of so they can say or told you so kind of thing but really really if everyone was putting their all into this event it might grow into a really good even if some people kind of automatic at the ruling out ready. Then it's got less chance to succeed. And I do feel very diluted his point somewhat by what he said a year ago about season length and then using this particular way to gun. Play half a dozen exhibitions with Roger Federer in South America. Eric Yeah absolutely and I think the main thing about this event is that it you know the reason they have changed is because they want it to be bigger they they do believe they are doing the right thing and actually I was reading a an interesting interview Jero. PK in Alpes which is one of the newspapers here and he was saying that actually his vision for this event came to him while he was playing for Spain in the twenty ten woke up in South Africa and he had quite a lot of downtime during that tournament and he just thought. Why can't the Davis Cup have the same status us as the FIFA World Cup in football and then oversee since then it's been a long process to get to the stage and now and now it feels a little bit like a plunged into the unknown? But you know deep down I do think. PK Cosmos and the people who've come up with this event. Do one the best for tennis. There were just so many conflicting interests and visions about what that looks like. But this is one route and let's see how it goes and and MPC does talk about possibly taking up to five years to be able to see how successful is whether because that means more fans will. Oh now about it The players will decide whether it is something that they can do in that. Calendar that kind of thing so as much as we'll get an idea from this first I addition equally. Maybe we do need to think long term and give it two or three goes before really judging it. Yeah as you say plunge into the unknown and a plunge into the owner. That's complicated by the fact that the cup starts in a few weeks time and it's so similar on paper however that's those the tennis politics yet again. Let's talk about the actual tennis and the people that you've seen today. Who else has been into the press conferences today is it? Has it been busy today. It overlaps with what we've got here going on in the the final the media centers quite large. There's this kind of three main rooms for the journalist working so I think they're expecting quite love media but not many here yet. I think because so many are still in London and no doubt hotfooting it over tomorrow morning but there were press conferences with captains from from five of the six groups. The one group that I didn't do was a group say with Argentina Germany and Chile because of Nicolas Massu still. Oh being in London All the other captain spoke and a few of the teams were introduced as well And Yeah given. There weren't that many media I I managed to kind of go and ask questions and clean up in a way a mixer. So tell us tell us who you spoke to him. What what sort of things interested you? What did you ask him? What did you hear that was so the one of the main stories is Danielle? Medvedev has pulled out for Russia. A- and the Russian Captain Shamil Tarpishchev who spoke through his translator but he said that he he he spoke to Medvedev immediately after the very of Mexico to and Medvedev have made clear his decision then to not play but top top chef said well hang on this copy of heat of the moment decision. Let's let's speak again in twenty four hours about Medvedev still came to the same decision saying that. It just doesn't feel like he's up to the required standard at the moment Given what we've spoken about a week rarely about how how he does appear to have lost his age and his form form so that does weaken the the Russian team though they still have Rube Levin Action of actually that group as well as interesting distinct. Because that's a group with Spain and with Croatia is kind of the headline group really. Wow what a group. Yeah and Croatia significantly weakened because marrying Chile is out that Talisman is not playing and rather bizarrely at the press conference TURNS OUT THAT FRANCO SCHOO- goal was the captain which kind of Co everyone by surprise. Because he's no he's that Franco or is that Victor. Because I remember having this out with Catherine we still not quite sure what his confirmation that. It's Franco okay with a K.. I shall pass it on. But Yeah He. He was sitting there and the captain's chair so I said to him. What are you doing here was Zelko Cryan the kind of inspirational national leader? That was that was gracious. Captain Thou stay of the defending champions SCHOO- goal set that he's filling in. Because was there are some issues between Crayon and the Croatian Federation and the players are actually on the side of the federation He didn't want to go into into too many details but essentially I think the problem is that schoogirl said that being Davis Cup captain is not a one week thing and the players don't necessarily survey thing that Cryan has been fulfilling his duties throughout the year because he's got responsibilities with other players that he coaches and they didn't fail. It was right for him to be the Captain Tin. So it's a last minute last minute. Switch for CRATIA. Oh it's quite a quite an interesting story. I know he is he has he coaches Polonia her. WTI Tour and has he's relationship therapy married actually But yeah. I didn't know about that crack. That's that's quite an interesting interesting one. So it ends up in the Croatian team than in that case of Chile So they've still got PAVIC TICH and Dodig and Charlotte and then a young player has come in. Who has never played Davis Cup? Conquest memory surname. But he's he's also called born so still a strong actually when you consider the doubles and Chara exactly and that is the kind of one of the big points about this. New Format is in previous Davis. Cup ties the doubles has been worth twenty percent. It's been one of the five ties whereas the format here is two singles and the doubles. Oh so it's it's elevated the status of double so I do think that is going to player pretty crucial role over the week. Oh that's interesting. and which sh rubber is the doubles. That was the third Are So it is likely to be a decided in quite a lot of situations and they will play. Oh the doubles in the groups Because there are six groups of three and the six group winners go through and the two best place runners-up also go through to the quarterfinals. So that means that sets and games are all accounted an important said the doubles Babu's right so we numbers again. Yeah Okay but you know you look at a team like like the. US who who were impressed today. Obviously Jack Soccer's had a pretty miserable year but you would still count him as one of the best doubles players in in the world and you ask you in a tough group Italy in Canada but if they can sneak singles win and then have checked sock. Maybe with a big serve like Appel car or query. They could be really you know they could be dangerous. Yeah Yeah Wow. It's within these matches. These are best to three-set matches they standard time. Br Yes we tie-break break sets Best of three and Yeah so it's the group stages are Monday to Thursday and is also one of the quarter finals on Thursday and then the rest of the quarter-finals on Friday semi's on Saturday and the final on Sunday. No it's it's going to be very interesting. I mean you know I have an open mind to always have We have problems with it because of the of the the cup and the time in the calendar and all that but I am now pretty excited about watching it and you know I'm interested. I'm interested sort of how they dress everything because I think among right in thinking they're making a big play of national color they are yes and actually that was something Leon Smith spoke about in his press conference that he thinks the setup has been in really brilliant. He's had positive feedback from his team players. You know good good practice conditions transportation and in particular titular. What I think? Everyone is impressed by that. They've given all eighteen teams a hundred square foot locker room each which you can kind of see in the far end of the complex and they've all got their flags on top of the kind of Porta cabins that these locker rooms also they've got earned space a and they're all dressed in their own colors so it does create very much kind of a good a good vibe and an and it looks vibrant so yeah I think from that standpoint? They've got they've got everything right. There are there are some concerns about the ticket sales The Spain's surround Robin matches are sold out and the opening opening session tomorrow between Creche Russia the first match on the Stadium Court is pretty not much sold out however the sales for a lot of the other ties. Frankly are not great so hopefully they might pick up the next few days and we will get some good atmospheres but that that is probably the main concern. At the moment that we could be playing. There could be playing a twelve hundred seats stadium with being a quarter third full and that that isn't going to look great or perhaps lead to the kind of atmosphere that that we associate with Davis Cup. Yeah I think one of the keys probably will be to try to get those people as close to the court as possible and and to have crowds odds even even if it's just like a singing section where there is a noisy group. I saw that from from France in the Fed Cup final. You know they. They they made annoys. The weren't that many of them so But anyway we're just going to wait and see our way. Anybody else spinning today. That was was that you spent the two of interest Never Jackovitch arrived. He's quite interesting quite significant. Yeah interestingly he said he's hit today a at the magic box was the first time he'd played since going out to Federer in London and he was asked about his elbow and he said no issues news was fine and I asked him whether he thought the new format has elevated 's the importance of the event in his own mind Because I was the we've spoken so much about how he's speaking for the slams these days. Where does he see the new Davis Cup and in a roundabout way he basically said that yes this has elevated it because it's always an honor privilege to play for Serbia and this just makes it that bit more possible for him he says it's easier even the notes the end of the season? He thinks it's easier to commit to one week than it is four weeks like it used to be for weekends anyway so therefore he feels like he should be competing and therefore is more important to and I think I think the fact that he's won the Davis Cup in the other format be interesting to see whether he can win it in this format where lots of the top players are playing. Yeah we'll be very interesting anything else before we'll let you go and get some rest because you've got a busy all week coming up. It is busy. Yes Sir all the matches starts tomorrow four is. There's no morning session tomorrow. Because there's the ceremony with the multi-platinum Norwegian British artist deejay and producer Allen Walker. Lca headlining the opening ceremonies tons. I've got kind of free tickets to an alum Walker. Who I've never heard is in the urban dictionary? I looked him up and he wears. He wears a hood and a face mask on stage read. Yeah he's quite scary. Okay right well a UH we'll have to wait for the story of his arrival tomorrow. You'll have to tell all about that on its and then it Shakira. PK's wife to to close the close the event Actually that is some in the. PK spoke about in interview. I mention how he he a kind of festival of tennis. She's going four and there is going to be quite a lot of other stuff going on other than the tennis. There is going to be music. WHO's going to be events to try and enhance the fan experience Oh I'm looking forward to anyway. We'll see how it is We'll you know we'll we'll give it to you as we find it basically That's going to be there all week. Long Catherine and myself. We'll we'll come on with Matson and chat about what we see on the TV and Mac and give us the low down from the ground. That's the idea of him being there. He's going to go to all these sconces as you heard. He's been chucking questions. The direction that Joey's today that's brilliant. Ah which is amazing really isn't it. 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REShow: Guest Host Nick Swisher. Mardy Fish. Hour 2 (06-24-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Guest Host Nick Swisher. Mardy Fish. Hour 2 (06-24-19)

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So when you're ready to experience a better way to sell or trade in your car, check out truecar today. True cash offer not available in all states. We are back hour number two, the voice swish Knicks, wishing sitting in for rich on the rich Eisen show boys on vacation living life living his best life. And this is birthday. That's right. How does he think five oh, not fifty rich bro? You look good, bro. I wanna be like that, when I'm fifty. Maybe not running the forty like that when I'm fifty but somewhere close to that road. Your forty time be right now. Slow bro. Four ever. No, I can definitely do it under five seconds. Under five seconds, for sure. Richardson breaking six. So you're totally. Yeah, but he's in a suit, bro. You know, like he's classic. I. I don't know. We got a lot of great stuff coming up. We've got Mardy fish in ten twenty. Davis Cup captain this year on Twitter at Mardy fish. It's my guy Minnesota's finest, we'll get a lot of great things going on man. You know we had pools this weekend. We had the Cam Newton thing this weekend. Right. I want that had that Cam head. Pulled. Be able to pull that off. What's the craziest thing you ever warded you dress up to come to the games every day? You know, that's a big thing now in the NBA and the NFL wasn't he? Wearing to the stadium the ballpark missing. I think that's what we're missing in the game of baseball right? You kind of see Alex bregman doing a little bit of that. Do. Could you do out a little bit of see Mookie Betts? You know, I think all star Tom the red carpet all star game. Fox's got it this year. I think those are when you see the guys come at last year. Manny Manny Machado had on the suit. No under shirt. Right. The Gary guy, Eddie? I was like, wow, you need not Sherbro exactly t shirt. Right. Hey, you got to presume swag it out. You gotta be you. But I think that is what we need to do. We need to get the cameras in the tunnels following the guys like they do in the NBA coming in. Yeah. Those guys they got on the swaggie shoes, bro, like half those pairs of shoes. I'm wondering where they get those right? And they only wear one time. I'm on the goat app. I'm trying to find him too, right? Dirt pay extra on the phone. Nike. You know, like, man, I didn't get that sort of swag with hook up back in the day. No. I mean. Yeah, but, like not that cool. New balance. You know, say, hey, how are we sitting on that poll question? Right now. Yeah. Guys, let's check out the poll here in our two and reminder, it's brought to you by the Honda fourth of July sales event going on right now. You can enjoy monumental offers on the accord pilot and civic sedan. Hurry in and cast your vote for the great deals today, talking about this Cam Newton situation guys Cam offered up fifteen hundred dollars to a guy to switch it seat wanted. More legroom, dude. Wooden do it. So we're asking you guys. What's the best coach seat on the airplane right now? Forty nine percent say exit row, I'll twenty three percent bulkhead window. Oh, seventeen percent exit row exit row window eleven percent bulkhead, I'll or the bulkhead aisles not the one bulkhead I'll elected no dice. Yeah. That's I think that's what Cam was going for right? Bulkhead. I'll yeah what he wanted. Yeah. I'm I'm thinking to myself Cam had a couple people to ask at that spot. He picked the wrong got the wrong guy, right there. The wrong exit down a whole row. Bounced around. I would've too everybody in that say. Yeah. Five fifteen bucks to give you know who I am seen this, come on. This is my day. Fifteen hundred clams. Gimme that seat. They would have done it. And you would have done it. What if he said, like, hey, here's fifteen hunch and my watch? Well, see, now if I was that guy. Yeah. And I wonder if it worked. Ignites Cam Newton, I would give them a once over throwing the wo- I. His size eighteen throat throwing the hat hat the hell will be good. I watch got rolling got a bright wings fatigue throw it in there. What does that a swatch? What do you got there? Brought, what do you got a G shock? I wanted to hats from all of his post game press conference seasons. Give me a box of the whole hatchet outfit. Right. I'll just take what outfit, but all the hats from every every, every one of his postseason interviews are amazing or just a confidence to wear those hats. One of the two Trump Zinke, the thing at this room. I we're having a great time. We got two hours left with swish. It got a question from a man here. Give us a call. Eight four four two four rich. We're hitting on anything and everything swish. Let's take a couple of calls. Let's get it. Let's go to Mike in queens line to Mike, Mike. What's up? Hey guys, great show. Listen out bomb a Mets fan, New York City, but I always liked you'll always liked your game. Nick everything analysts do question. You know, yesterday, Marcus Stroman had, it was exciting at the end of the sixth inning. And, you know, you shouted any fist pump and, you know, then Dennis accuracy was, you know, saying tired act and I'm tired of this baseball need this enthusiasm. His personality showing on the field. Yeah. We have the old timers talent to stop adoring. I wanted to Where'd you stand when it comes to this kind of stuff. Yeah. Hey, I appreciate your calling in brother, and thank you so much for the love. I'm definitely, I'm all about it, right. I feel like if you're not trying to show anybody up, and you're celebrating the success of something that you did. Then. That's okay. Right. I think that we see so many home run hit so many home runs that have been hit this year and guys are walking out of the batter's box. They're not scared to their shimmy, when they hit home plate. So like the old saying goes, if you don't wanna see. Emme celebrate, don't let me get in the end zone. So I think for all of us in the game of baseball, we do need this, right. I love the Marcus Stroman you remember when he was in the world baseball. Classic aided that little shoulder shimmy coming off the mound. He did a couple of pauses yesterday. I think that's great for the game. Obviously remember that you're going to get an X on your back for doing something like that. But I definitely think we need to bring our game back. I still struggle with this all the time the fact that we have the greatest game and the longest game that's played ten months out of the season. But the least talked about game. On talk shows. So I think for us, we need to find it. We need to bring some more personalities out in the game, and I'm with you, bro. I think that we can have that. I think it's good. I think Dennis Eckersley is a little off on that. He needs to understand the generation that we're in now and how things do change. You got to keep up with the game. And you can't get stuck man. Because if you get stuck the game just kinda passes you by a couple of years ago, he might have had a run in with David price. But here, two years. Yeah. I, I think in general, you know, Eck, is one of our, our games, great pitchers, and closers wondering if he almost wondering if he's the right messenger for this because he's the same guy when he would strike people out. He would point and fist pump and thing like that the coming around the fist pump the he would do the exact same thing. But now he's up in the booth. It's not as accepted that doesn't make sense to me. Right. The game should not get different should not become different when you go up into the press box the game doesn't get easier because it's hard. Her and just because you're up there doesn't mean you can say, whatever you want. That's just my personal opinion. So I agree with you. My man, I, I don't mind the Shimi's and the whole nine. Especially if it's not really something that he just paused kinda stared in the dugout for a little bit. And that kind of went about his biz. Yeah, where do you come out on the backflips? Yeah. I think sometimes some backflips are kind of overboard. I think we're I really struggled the most is watching bat flips in the Little League World series. If you're the big leagues, and you've, I remember, especially my rookie year, I think it might have been my fourth or fifth home run. I hit in the show and I kinda hit it pretty good and kind of stared at it walked down. But I, I remember Jason KENDALL Marcotte say Eric wherein me out saying, hey, you're not allowed to pip home runs until you hit one hundred of them. You're not even allowed to think about it until you hit one hundred of them. And so I was like, wow. Now you've got guys hitting like three homers a year. Really letting everybody know who hit him, you know. Right. So I think the game's changed a little bit. And I'm fine with that because you gotta be you, man. You gotta let your personality shine because I think when you are, who you are is an athlete, your performance reflects that for myself, the more comfortable, I felt the better athlete that I felt that I was being what did you do for your hundred home run newish, Chicago? Chicago was lost. I remember like two hundred home run. That was cool man. That was a grand slam in Yankee Stadium. That was dope. That was super super cool. Did you get the baseball? Oh, yeah. Met the kid, you know, signed I think it's like fifteen bats like whatever you need me to sign just went up, all whatever you want you what my jersey, what do you need to come to the house? Karen sprout you have dinner with families. Like, right. Or like hey guys, the man whatever you need me to do. That's awesome. All right. It can help. Mary. I think he would be the best possible minister, wedding for sure. Say Brock I would love to have that opportunity to do something. She liked the greatest, if I if I ever take the plunge you're getting a call. And I'm talking about. I mean, I'm DJ in the wedding. Just go to let's go to Adam and Louisville, Kentucky. Adam how you doing? Neko. Adam Ronin a little Kentucky man diehard Oakland fame following you. Since day one, but first off, I was hitting a couple of things real quick. And now your times short, but the own launched and the props that you gave two polls Molina I've never seen anything like that in history baseball ever on the road will done. Also you played into baseball classic against the college kids last year. Yeah. The World Series. My marriage right there Backley, named a bluegrass rotate came out. I was like, Nick's playing you know, Damon Anki look. And that was cool for you guys to give those college kids at opportunity to face you. All you still got it first. Checking off with the only niche. I've got what you is. It was raining that day and you came up, and I was your getting around on these college kids back. They weren't ready. And I'm down the right field line on the front row. Okay. Because there's not a lot of people there, one not you guys still came out and delivered and you hit a laser down the right field line, the first pitch. I told my buddy Scott, I was like, hey, be prepared. They're getting around joking around you hit a laser in the rain. I had not chosen beer in hand. I'm like, all right. I came into defense mode, so I essentially he's looking down the ball comes flying. I'm like, that's coming right at it. So I tossed nachos and. Could save Faye. Obviously, I didn't catch it barehanded but you owe me Kotler nuts. Nachos bro fiber. Mega back to Louisville. You're my guy, you're gonna make sure I take care of you, bro. I got that I got that ball though because there was nobody around to get it. On, like, man, that's my squad from back and moneyball days. I like that. I'm going to the game day Wednesday night and Saint Louis tomorrow because it's within a draft. Appreciate the line, my friend, keep doing what you're doing. You're killing it. I hope you here. I'll we I'll tell you like the love. You just gave me right there. Just put me up so much. I really really appreciate that. Man. I feel like you know when, when you don't play and you get the opportunity to put the uniform organ doesn't really matter what you're doing. You just wanna play again. Right. And so for us, we played in the blue glass, Br bluegrass World Series last year, which was amazing. They set it up for us. It was great. We got to play against some college kids, who what was your what was the lineup Woohoo you playing with. So I'm trying to think so we had, like, Johnny Damon. We had, like Adam LaRoche, we had Andy LaRoche. We had like Jason worth right? We had some pretty names, right? He's bell. Was there Corky? Miller was there as well. So I think for us man it was a lot of phone. We had a great time doing that. But like I said, man, anytime you get a chance to give back I think you have to because at the end of the day, you never got to where you are by yourself. You got some help along the way. So for myself any chance. Get to give back. Or do something or have some fun. You know, I'm all about that. Yeah. No doubt. We were talking about earlier the game in London. Let's go to Thomas in Ireland. He's going to go to the games Thomas. What's this? Thomas, are you there? He's. Oh, let's put Thomas back on hold. Mike. We'll try to get to him social nervous Lewis. It's always good to know that you still got it putting women. When did you know you had it and that you were going to be a big leaguer? Yeah. I think every athlete kind of goes through a kind of like an eye opening moment when they're kind of like, wow, you know, I'm kind of good at this for myself, I was lucky and fortunate enough to have a father who played in the big leagues for ten years. I was able to learn from him early as a kid. I don't think I started playing organized baseball till I was in the fifth of the sixth grade. So I think for myself being able to have that I opening moment, I think happened my sophomore year in high school, and I remember looking at myself, and I was like, wow, man, I, I really enjoy this kind of good at it. So I think for myself man, I've always had a ridiculous drive to be successful. Maybe didn't have the tools that matched my drive. But I'm all right. To be able to do what I've done in my life has been a blessing for sure. And to be able to just live at man. Live it love it be able to be here on the backside of it with a huge smile on my face met, a lot of great friends. But I think my sophomore year is when it really hit me and I was kind of like, well, I'm pretty good. And I think from there that hard work ethic that blue collar mentality that was drilled in my head from my grandparents, and my father, I think then that's when it really started to take over, because I was football guy. Man. I love football Parkersburg West Virginia. Football was the thing Friday night to town, shut sure. Of course. Everybody go to the games. I think there might have been like four people that are baseball games. I like playing in front of people I like when the lights are on, I feel good through, like that's when I'm at my best. Yeah. Because you said you weren't drafted at a high school you became a prospect eventually a first round pick half. You're going after went to college. Yeah, so I you know, I think that's something that I really hold near to me is the fact that I wasn't drafted out of high school, and it wasn't end of the road for me. It was just kind of, like, hey, if they don't think I'm good. Enough, I'm gonna prove to them. So from a non drafted out of high school in first round Radic college man, that was a huge jump for myself. And I think I got you know you see that put my put my helmet backup here. State for that opportunity, man, because you always need an opportunity and what you get that opportunity. You gotta make the best of it. Thomas is back on. Let's go to Thomas in Ireland, real quick. Tom. How are you? Hey sorry without my fault. I'm in the gym. So had you on mute. Thomas bench press. Ongoing late today. They plays cobs cows children. So I'm gonna go overhead bench today. So it's like my, my question is about the series this weekend. So I've seen the pitch of the weekend. It's a really small infield. I started reading more outfield and they've actually moved to the foul from right around so unhappy, I'm gonna go see a little bit diggers. But again, I'm probably gonna watch eight or nine innings of lows foul balls. I'm wondering have you seen what they what the layers join is gonna be? I'm being P think it's going to affect international funds would like the game. Somebody who Trump's the US every day every year torch my socks play. I'm just happy to play in the backyard for a change against evil empire. We'll brought this guy is you brought this is your brother over there. The band looks at being town love. Yes, I have seen pictures of what Wembley's gonna look like. I'm really really excited to go over there and check it all out. I think the game will be the same Tom. I think there's a load of home runs. Hit over here in the states, and I think there's going to be a load of home runs. Hit over there in London. Chris can give you one piece of advice going over this year. Maybe go to the Olympic park because you could be lonely when be this weekend. Because I what maybe go to Olympic park 'cause that's where the games on loan you. Oh. Oh. Yeah. Oh man. Well, there you go. Pro I'll beat the Olympic park. Breaking news brother just changed the game. No, I'm just kidding. You're right. I think lipid park center be great. It's not Wimbley Bruce Olympic park. I could've sworn I thought it was Wimbley. Okay. That I have been wrong. Plenty of my life. I think it's going to be great man. I think just to be able to witness the game in your backyard firsthand. I think is going to be amazing right to be able to have the first time to just kind of have fans up close and personal to our greatest stars. Oh, we just got a little thing. It's at London stadium so going three different spots. I'm gonna go see him wall. Thomas, I'm going to go to all of them. So I think he's going to be amazing man. I think it's going to be great. I think that the players are going to try and give the fans as much of an experience as they can. And I'm just stoked stoked to be there man. So thanks for calling in Thomas. I appreciate that my man. Well, that's kinda cool bro in international caller fees. That fees worldwide. Swish, appreciate you saying the head stop. Mr. worldwide pit bull. Yep. So next on next guys as my man Mardy fish, I absolutely love this guy. He's over there, working on his golf game he doesn't really need that once gave him and tell you who this guy is this year. Former top ten tennis player. He's the US Davis Cup captain this year. I mean, wow, bro. That's amazing. I didn't even know that until this morning. So to be able to have him here is amazing six career titles. Right. Olympic silver medalist and two thousand four in Athens, bro. And might take you back or what that feels good longtime ago, Minnesota, Minnesota's finest can't wait to have him on here. We'll talk twins. We'll talk all sorts of good stuff going on. We'll talk a little golf. We'll talk some tennis Wimbledon's coming up, so to be able to have him here, man. I am super geek man Superstock when my favorite guys on the planet at Brock you norm. You guys play golf a couple of weeks ago. He got me a free travel bag. That's, that's right. Oh, yeah. That later, we're going to be able to have him here in studios, and honor, we're stoked to have him. A lot of great stuff coming up to four what else you got Brome hanging out. I'm watching you switch anymore. All right. Well, again, this is Mick Swisher filling in for rich Eisen on the rich Eisen show stoked to be here. Next up Mardy fish? Okay. This is a thirty second commercial and I'm going to throw a lot of numbers at you, but please stay with me. And just fifteen minutes you could say fifteen percent or more on car insurance. This company's been offering great rates in great service for over seventy five years, in anytime you need help, you can speak to one of their train specialists. 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We need to know exactly what a US Davis Cup captain does, right? You replace your place courier. Right. And just on the outside looking in bro. Like what an honor to be able to do something huge honor. It's a dream job. No doubt about it. And far as tennis goes, far as retired American tennis player. That's kind of the gig that I wanted ever since I played Davis Cup which is our, our team van really are only team event in tennis tennis is a really an incredibly individual sport. Maybe maybe the most individualists export in the world. Major sports. I mean when you leave the locker room we're all by herself trying to figure it out. So Davis Cup is the team part of that. And you know, maybe some of the most fun memories on the tennis court in Davis Cup playing for the us. You know, here in the national anthem before you play stuff like that anyways, well, I was playing. I always thought it was awesome b Davis Cup captain would be so cool. Eventually, you just sort of run the shots. He picked the team, you put the guys together, you sort of mesh personalities together right now. We have an interesting. Mix of personalities where we've got some older guys in. John is ner and Sam query Jackson dock and guys have been around for a while. And then we've got some younger players as well. They're coming up in a couple. Ryder Cup star guys. Yeah a little bit. And there's only five guys on the team. But yeah, I mean you know there's only. We've got three young Americans that are twenty one and under that are ranked in the top sixty in the world. So trying to kind of, you know, that's two complete course, generate Dino different generations try to put them together and stuff. So it's a lot of fun. And then, you know, you put together the physios in the stringers, and the doctors where we stay all that stuff. So so, you know, and then you do a lot of other stuff as well. You try to promote the game try to grow the game as much as you can within the USDA and stuff. So it's not just competition, but it's, it's a fun. And it's a it's a heck of a role for sure. Well, I'm Nick Swisher filling in for rich Eisen on the rich Eisen show sitting here talking to my homey, Mardy fish is that the only tennis talk. The history of the show. Captain on here. New there. Sure, we haven't through so to be able to I'm thinking only as a retired guy right now. Retired what does it three years ago? Now, and when you retire, there's such a huge hole in your heart, right? There's just something you were so used to doing each and every day you routines are different. Right. You know, you're married you've got kids. Right. We've got to wake up in the morning. Now, we make breakfast and the whole nine but for you to be able to come back in and be part of tennis the way you are now on the national level. I mean that's got to feel amazing because it brings you back in. It's tough right? I mean you know what is three years for me as well almost four years now for me. Nothing is ever going to motivate you the way getting out of bed and playing that day is for us. And that's what people don't really understand as athletes, how they struggle when they retire. It's not right away right away. It was actually nice. You know, Brad. That is the same thing. You know, I, I had the same thing and then you know, you can eat whatever you want stuff. We were so I was so. Disciplined with my diet and stuff. But I think my first meal after US, open two dozen fifteen was a five guys, I'd like never even heard of it. Believe it was unbelievable. And so I had, like two burgers and a couple of fries, and I need like that in the long years. And what are we talking about for a daily what, what was your average day like when you were playing in terms of training and eating? Yeah. I mean you know, look at dependent on if it was an off week or or during the week. I mean you know if it was a tournament week, you know, we got to eat, and we had to stay up. You had to maintain your calories course. Michael Phelps type stuff for burning. We're burning as many calories as we can't eat as many calories, we burn during tournament week, you know, 'cause you're playing and it could be an hour and a half or it could be four hours at your plan miss, you know, right grand slam or or Davis Cup match. So you can't burn you can't eat what you're burning. So you're, you're just trying to catch up at that point. But when you're training, it's a little different, you know, you're totally, you can sort of regiment, your, your diet, as how as far as how many hours you're training later in your career. You don't practice. Quite as much you may do a lot of physical stuff away from the poor because you don't need quite as much a practice stuff. So, you know, it'll, it'll obviously, obviously depends so Nick Swisher sitting here talking to Mardy fish. And I think if you as a silver medallists in the Olympics and all around, good guy. Great tennis player. But the thing that I remember you most about now issue golf game 'cause how do you get so good at golf planned tennis? That's got to be a country club thing. I've played cutting Jackson. Jackson play grown-up trace like so I played it was like a learning. The golf is like learning language in tennis really. Like if you learn it at two or three years old, it's going to be much easier than if you learn it at twenty or twenty bucks. About four five and tennis. Now. I mean we talked about that we got a all hands team at the metro. Yes. I gotta take him to the local park. Throw a hat on. We can help. At a point since he doesn't look like. This guy, but I grew up playing goal go up playing golf just comes really naturally natural me. And I, I love plan. It's just I'm outta point engulfing may sound conceited, but I come to a point in golf now where I can't really t- degreen get any better. They never play. I never play. I mean I probably thirty times a year and people think I play all the time plus two or plus three and for not gambling purposes. Gambling. Zero scratch. No one ever questioned scratch, by the way. Okay. It's couple strokes here and there, but, you know so I can't get any better and then I got a practice to get your short game better. I just I never feel like just play golf ball and takes too long. It's Titian you guys were talking about Joe is mad when I'm gone round last a minute over four hour. She's like where are you? You visit people that golf no this and they've got a wife at home or a girl, at home. You get that. Text message. Right. Well, hold are you on? Tell me you've ever put the exact. Ever. On thirteen when I'm done. By the way. But, you know, so it's, but it takes too long. You guys were talking about baseball, and I love baseball. I'm a huge baseball fan. I watch every twins game probably watch a hundred and fifty eight hundred sixty two games. Yeah. This year is going to be more than one hundred sixty to tell you that let's tell you that you're Minnesota Twins right now. At what they're doing over there specialist, that to see where they've come from, as an organization show Mauer, retires. Pretty much the heart and soul of the organization. Yeah. All the sudden you kind of bring over a band of misfits that no one's really heard of that have had decent years now, sudden, Rocco, ball delis taken this team fifth, and Molitor and then did Molitor get a bad. You know, the short end of the stick there because they, they had, they had a bunch of young guys that Kepler and resort to know and Buxton and Polanco in these guys pull uncles leading the league in batting. Now they just needed a year to go through those, and they still won seventy five games. It wasn't like they were like fifty five and whatever. Cleveland Indians aren't what they used to be as well. I think they're kind of a bluff. Yeah. Yeah, I do. And obviously the rest of the division is, is what it is. So there's opportunity there are no doubt about it. And they're taking advantage of it. They're pitching great burritos. Awesome easily bona fide as but, like two years ago, rape lading Yankee Stadium two years ago when we had that an urban Santana, you know, they get up three zero urban Santana. Like walks the first two guys, and you're like, no, we don't have we didn't have that guy like a burrito. So that, that, you know, they could go in there and shut somebody down, I'll oh baseball super tight with ver- Landers as well. He put the game Yankee Stadium. Yeah. E-. Every every time I look up. He's seven innings giving up one or two nine struggles joke. Joke mixed wishes sitting here talking with Marty fish all around good guy. And brought let's talk about very Landa for a hot minute. But just the fact that, that guy. Could continue to keep doing what he's doing year in year out he doesn't get hurt. He's productive. I mean I'm facing that kid is a rookie in two thousand and six I, I mean he had electric stuff then. But I feel like he's better. Now, I've had the opportunity over the years to sort of see the best do what they do not during the season, but kind of in the off season when everyone's taking time off I spent a lot of time in Tampa at Saddlebrook, we actually lived on the same street news, broad, we lived on the same street in Tampa Bay his sister room with my wife back a long time ago. So we have been major history. Same street back is a little bigger than mine. But, but, you know so, like I trained Saddlebrook in Tampa, and jeeter was was, of course would train there and in the off season only and he would go down there. Killed thirty. He was he was living in the same place, as well. He would use it up there. Seven thirty every day in the off season. Justin I spent a lot of time. He's out here in the off season. And I spent a lot of time with them, that do doesn't miss a day to work out. He'll play golf every day. But it's not it's not until he's done working out done training, you know. And it's it's, it's sometimes the lets me is, again I played baseball a little bit. And like I I love baseball standing there every night. So we went to UCLA he was like throwing, you know, throwing program where you just has to keep his arm going for, for ten minutes a day. And so he let me do it with him a couple times, honestly, thousand died. He throws Sohar, and then he goes to the other side of the of the outfield. I'll pull the foul pole toss dude. But it's not like high shoes ball cannon. Can't rate like an arrow and I'm catching these things in my arms flying back on seeing, I'm seeing a one hundred fifty mile an hour serves since I was to, you know, since two thousand and is these guys this thing out scared. When he's like, you know. Playing catch and then returning hundred flame serve. We had a ball feels like it hurts a lot get hit you guys. Get hit by a pitch or something that doesn't. I mean a tennis ball, you can shrug that all but baseball. Tennis players getting like full-on like squared up with a tennis too. I've stepped in there, too. And then we went and played a golf Jermaine Kabo, and I should probably shouldn't be saying this, but we play golf tournament Tahoe. Justin and I were partners. And they had a little baseball field down there at El Dorado that place. It's awesome. And, and I got in there, and he had a couple of cocktails, and he threw the first I guess it's one of these ones where, like they throw the they'll pitchers will like kind of do it on purpose, and they'll throw and eat through on hard over my head, and he wasn't so ver and I was like. Right. Out of here. Let them do it. We'll tell you what, man, just the precision of what he does like it just seems like his control. He's got it. And he, he threw a six inches over my head on purpose. Exactly. Well, I didn't think so I got another question and I want to take it back to the Davis Cup only because of myself, you know, being a special advisor to Brian Cashman, and being able to work with, like our younger generation of players. Right. I feel like it's a little different now coaching younger players than it was. When you and I were growing up just to be able to have that opportunity. Start working with these young kids. How do you go about preparing them for something that they've never done before? Obviously, you've been there and done that I've always said, it's a lot easier to listen to somebody who's been there and done that rather than no one has ever been there at all. I mean, luckily, the respect levels there for you. When you get kids, I love helping if anyone calls, I pick up in, and we talked tennis, any of the young Americans anytime any day. Every one of them knows that. It's trying to, you know 'cause tennis. This is not a huge life expectancy in tennis. Right. So if you go to college, that's, you know, maybe you're too off your off your career that you should be getting maybe in the, you know, some of the, of course, they're gonna prompt futures or challenger levels, which is single a and AA AAA of, of tennis. So it's it's trying to speed up that clock. Right to, you know, to to try to teach these guys and they're only going to, you can only take them so far. Right. Like too, because you know, they can only you can only make them understand how important a physio is when you're traveling course, but it costs money and, and they don't get that you gotta spend money on yourself to make money. You know, kind of thing, just don't get that it just see it going out, not coming in. And they don't see the long run. It's, it's realizing that it's longer than just a yearly sort of thing because young player, it's such a sprint it's a sprint to get there. But then once you get there, that's when the journey really begins. Yeah, yeah. And you gotta you gotta, you know, understanding your diet understanding that in tennis's Abreu. I heard you saying, like I you know and your baseball guy. So you're going to stick up for your sport. I'm a tennis guys on the Stig up from our I think, tennis is a horror sport in the world. And here's why. Because you need to be really good at your craft in every sport. You need to be physically fit mostly in every sport. And I say mostly because golf, you probably. And, and you need to be as mentally, tough as all three of those in antennas. If you're not good at your craft you're not going to be any good. If you're not physically fit as physically fit as you are good at your craft, you're not gonna make it. And then if you're not as mentally tough. So it's so hard to, to create that tennis player to create a top twenty or top thirty top fifty in the world player because outside of the United States. It's a really popular sport. It's author, it's tennis. I mean, in Europe I mean it's European dominates will right now. So we're like fetter Nidal and Djokovic Murray. And these guys that I played with, you know, so, so it's a massive sport over there and, and Australia. And you go to these places like you're going over to, to London. And when you go, by the way, so there, so the Wimbledon starting on. Wimbledon coming up a gust of tennis. So you'll see in the papers, they'll have some stuff written up on baseball and that'll be really cool to have of course, especially those two teams there. But dude dominates tennis dominates over there over the overall life vibe, the whole month Wimbledon's, huge over there this time of the year. And so it's, you know, so my point is there's a lot of people playing tennis into create that player to create that sort of player, where their top fifty and top thirty and even talk ten in the world. It ain't easy. Well, you're the best, bro. But it's still coming on ladies gentlemen. Check out my men, Mardy fish on Twitter at Marty fish. Once again, Mardy fish all around good guy, the best grill. Thank you so much for coming in. Let's get out there and hustle, some fools on that on that. Mardy fish brother. Thank you for coming over US Davis Cup captain, really, really wishing you all the best of luck and that my man, and I'm sure I'll be talking to you soon. Prepare to get stunned. Steve Austin show is back and better than ever been kicking his ass kicked out of the piledriver. You wish time to go home with new exciting episodes, featuring tales from his new life. Unbelievable past interviews and talks to pro wrestling Powell's, you name it Steve's on it. Your hell of a Damri's. Download new episodes of the Steve Austin show every week on apple podcasts and podcasts one. Stay tuned for sixty seconds of AP news headlines, right after this podcast. All right. Guys for the first time ever watch all the remaining matches live at the twenty nine thousand nine feet women's World Cup in stunning four. K lifelike picture quality richer, colours and four times the resolution of HD don't miss the twenty thousand nine hundred for women's World Cup from FOX F S one, an F S, two from now until July seventh on direct TV channels one zero five one zero six don't have four K go to AT and T dot com slash is in four K. For more information you enjoying the World Cup swish. No not. Enjoy down the wrong tube their money so bad rich Eisen Cup man so bad on the Cup. Cook not feel good. I mean, you know, to one now, right. Yeah. So the women up to one Megan repeat. Oh, score on a PK. We got seven minutes of extra-time. That's just started. So we'll see if Spain can get one here in the final seven minutes, the send this overtone obviously, this has been our first real challenge for the women. Right. To get ourselves there. And obviously man the women. That's what we hold our hopes on and soccer right now man. They're so amazing absolutely busy. So awesome to watch the. For not only the game of soccer. But just for the youth in general. Right. These girls and women, they do things the right way. It's so cool to see, especially being a father of two daughters to be watching something like this. And to have those women to be on such a stage and so powerful right now and doing things the right way. It's awesome could not be more be in American and United States. Hey, go team USA. Are you a soccer dad? No. I mean at six and three are you a soccer? Okay. Six three. No, they're not playing it. How would you think I look bro? Clearly, bro. I don't know when you started having kids. Late thirties thirties when you should should sh. Okay. A lot about yourself. What did you make of the whole we've been talking about, like fun and baseball and backflips and all that stuff? What did you make of the whole to do people were having about the thirteen nothing? How the women's started the World Cup against Nigeria. It was just kind of like, wow mid week. Yeah. I guess Thailand. And you know, obviously you never know. I think you can look at it from two different sides. I think you can look at it from that side as well which you can also look at it from goals count, right? Differentials things you never know who's going to score as many goals, and obviously I didn't like watching that as much because it was just like we're celebrating like it was the greatest thing in the world on the twelfth goal. And it was kind of, like, okay, it's twelve nothing still but I understand it's a World Cup. I've never played in the World Cup. I'm sure the emotions are flying high. There are a lot of first goals for some people think what Carly Lord. How many you five goals that game? I think. Yeah. Now. Yeah. So I think just in general. Hey a win is a win and in the World Cup. You got to score as many goals as you can. Because you never know what the outcome of the other games are going to be. What is it now? So to one you're looking at it like. Two one. We've got about four minutes left. So what happens after this? We way winter place, France. Oh, that's going to be a good data huge win Brazil, that was a big win right there. You know, Brazil soccer's amazing. So that was in overtime. They scored an extra time. Yup. France did to win on that'll be heck of a match. We've got to keep our fingers crossed somebody four more minutes, or more minutes, keep you posted moving forward. All that. Okay. What else you got swish? So we got another one of my buddies man. I feel like today, it's just been like me just hanging out with my guys man Mardy fish was here, earlier, my man, Ben Lyons showing up, you could check him out on Twitter and Instagram at at. I am Ben Lyons hosted the podcast, the lions day, and he works with the players Tribune, the only thing I do have against him is he did graduate from the university of Michigan. Big blue over here. That's all right. He's a Yankee guy. He's a gosh that right? Then we'll take you we'll take your accent. So we're going to have him on there. I'm surrounded I'm surrounded by Anke. Surrounded by greatness Brock is surrounded by I'm surrounded by greatness, twenty five years ago. Hopefully, this, this could be the tenth anniversary of the last World Series, the Yankees want, so hopefully this year, maybe the year Mike, you better be because we gotta get a decade. Decade eighties eighties house where I was born. We were a little bad in the aides that was it. That was the Donny baseball era too right now. Ios your favorite player growing up. I think if I didn't say my father, I think he would be very upset. Other other than my father than. Somebody that I never ever got to watch in person. 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#44 Janko Tipsarevic - Former Top 10 & Davis Cup Winner

The Functional Tennis Podcast

1:06:58 hr | 1 year ago

#44 Janko Tipsarevic - Former Top 10 & Davis Cup Winner

"Hi I'm Young Clip Sarah Vich and you're listening to the functional tennis podcast and welcome back to the folks attempts podcast episode forty four hoping joyner episode so far. And if you have please leave a review or five star rating on Nigerians. These really do help make a difference and help spreader podcast to more listeners. So this week. We've a man who needs no introduction on the show I'm very excited ungrateful to have former top ten player and Dave's co-winner Yanko tip savage on the show. We talk about yangos career from juniors into the senior career into winning tournaments winning Davis Cup. Plain talk much is what he learned from playing those people and a lot more including his current day. Kademi and a look inside this whole covert situation. It was such a great show. I really enjoyed it. And I know you're GonNa love to so let's go. Hi Yanko welcome to the functional tennis. Podcast I follow you. Thank you for having me. I absolutely unbelievable pleasure to have a legend on the show. Thank you very much. Tell me how are you getting on right now? During these tough times I guess same like everyone's Serbia is actually. I read an article yesterday. Serbia as one of the fifteen most rigorous countries when it comes to like laws and restrictions of movement. Now it sucks in one way better than the other way I have hefty about it. Because I mentioned that this was held the pandemic to pass along much quicker rather than not taking it seriously Dragging it along for two three four five months our country has a close connection to China. We have a bunch of Chinese doctors doctors here which leading the charge against the virus so this isolation rules restrictions that were having is hopefully going to help to get rid of the pedantic sooner you guys have been in lockdown a good one actually did a live Q. Nate with Steph. Osieck the Guy who? You're trying to do some tricks with. And he was telling me he'd been locked in a tree weeks at this stage. This was a few weeks ago. Can you actually go to the house at all? We can yes. I couldn't population. It was the first day that the lockdown actually started. Talking lockdown borders there was a law or rule issued by the government that whoever came from a Western country has to be self quarantined for fourteen days and on that particular day I came back from Vienna because I went to visit my brother so I got a fourteen day. Sailed ISOLATION LOCKDOWN Partner soon after that after these two weeks have finished. There was an additional fourteen days. That all of us at the same partner saw had twenty eight days of cells isolation believed in. God and with you are high energy person. You know you'd like to keep fit haupia being keeping fit. We'd have an elliptic machine in one of our rules and I am doing my core exercise and the strength exercise and it's not too long I would say an hour Themed every day just to sweat a little bit but I definitely miss going outside and running being the fresh now this twenty days as possible. I'm running outside every day for about forty minutes but something to try and stay fit in my old age since retired. You're not adult tire doesn't mean your own show and tell you also you retired you and last year Did you play HP COPE? This year. I didn't I didn't I actually I could enter with my frozen protected ranking but I just thought Davis Cup was one of my favorites competitions. Even though we tragically lost Russia with matchpoints and everything. I enjoyed my time with the guys and I just felt fifth. That's that's the time to to retire but at least you want to win. The Davis Cup Tummy was. Is that one of your most memorable moments. I consider myself a team player. So I always flourished in team environments. I always wondered. How would I be cy? I've taken on basketball football or any other team sports. That's why waiting days cup. Also because we'd all of the guys from the team like Nanna Personally close friends this victory whereas the team success was the most tackiness I felt on the Senate scores. I I can only imagine look at yourself. You had some epic like you're to finish tie winner a few times. Those big semifinals finals. That must have been such a huge moment. We were lucky that a lot of these big ties played at home. In Valerie and tennis was booming at night on was number one. Yelling was number. One Novak was number. One was number. One in doubles so tennis was really rocking and rolling in Serbia. So a lot of the ties especially the ones we played in Belgrade. We were playing in front of fifteen to twenty thousand people indoors for some of your listeners. To understand that's an equivalent of a center courts on a Grand Slam and imagine the courts of Grand Slam stage being indoors. And all or most of the people are cheering for you so these fears will be imprinted in my memory forever and yet not too. Many tennis players gets experienced that sort of atmosphere especially with their teams. Well with your countrymen. And what is the secret to you Serbians? Having such great players I spoke yesterday would Friends of mine on the same subject. I don't have an answer for you. Fabio I don't I know that it's not because of the system that we have not blaming the country or the tennis federations Lawrence Because we are not Serbia as not a tennis nation. We're talking about history right. Not Not right now so all of this has happened in the last few years happened by chance. Or they're I say by accident. Because in the turbulent times of Serbia or Yugoslavia Serbia Montenegro. There was no structure. You couldn't say did there was a structure with a strong federation that brought up all these great bliss. Everybody found their way and I am so happy that the younger generation coming now with does Shawn and Philippe and loss learn all these guys neo Mir which talk fifty right. Now they are. I don't WANNA say looking up to the generation before them but thinking. Oh if this guy can be top twenty. Why can't I be kind of like a positive jealousy Yeah no I think you guys are very have a very positive mental attitude fortitude. Probably the best word that you just belief on the strength is just comes across. You can see it and also is really nice from me. Interacting with tennis players all over the world like most disturbing guys have interacted with them. All like you know they reply to say hello on videos. I can't say the same for all players but for you guys have been really nice to me into functional tennis being your own hospitality at the Australian Open last year to Novak last year. Giving US nice words at Roland Garros unto Dustin Sadness Video Masters and various things. So I just gotTa say you guys are really nice as a whole thank you first of all. You're doing a tremendous job. That's either WANNA say that's why we are nice but I can speak for all the guys if you are not doing a great job I don't think I would be on. I just believe in your channel. I believe in your instagram channel. That's why the second part is I think it's a cultural thing. I'm not saying that. All of the Serbian people are like this but this first generation of land. Now than I know myself I consider us very personally close and therefore you translate that kind of behavior to the younger generations and they adapted really really nice. You know this is well as I do. You don't have a loft of Dedi. Sculptor Separations Davis Cup players. Which are so tight outside of the core so once this is happening we kind of feed off each other and I personally really loved. Yeah no it's very clear on. It's such a great characteristic to have so well. Don't on that and well done on you guys this senior guys transfer and that the younger guys like you about do as no real tennis history dare so for you like you were your world number one junior you won the open junior. Just give me a little background headed you get to that stage of tennis. I had if I can draw one thing from a younger south. I had a very good working attitude so I used to train a lot at the very very young age I used to practice. I believe for already for age of fourteen like twice a day plus doing fitness. I had a very good traits Russian coach which was bushing me to become the best version of myself and I was JUS- goods. I don't know what to say. I was world number-one under fourteen sixteen and eighteen and Then the translation through the senior tour didn't really go as planned but my junior career was vice to say really really good. I imagine the main difference was because I was really working hard at the very very edge. Okay we do hear a lot about the juniors now if the guy tries to hardest normally way because they just cave in so easy so I can see that at chewed king. Oc help you get so far but you must add extra. Y'All see had the game on a lot more than that. We talked with difficulties entrance the senior tour. What makes it so difficult for juniors entering the senior tour for juniors like myself which had a great junior career being number one in every category over the years you are. I like to say young and dumb. You're a teenager. So you build up an attitude you build out this eagle or superego. Witches completely unnecessary is damaging to your career in the beginning of your senior. Atp career at now. Why is that in the very beginning in these few years? You're use winning. You Win you win win and you don't really be talking about myself. You Not really used losing. But you don't realize that you are not competing against men you're competing against the handful of Voice of the same age and then when you come to the senior tour and you break through unique to stock to understand the concept of losing in need to stock to understand. How do you deal with defeats? What do you draw from defeat? And how do you use it for your next? Not only match a practice. This is what I didn't. I build up an eagle. And I'm not saying I can't matches but this just say I didn't really give my best if I saw that. I am not going to be definitive winner. I wasn't really a hard core professional as I was in my junior year so this took longer than I expected. It took me. I believe like two years. Or maybe a B three little short break through to the top hundred. And then things started unraveling a little bit. I grew up and I started understanding. How the men's tennis is working action. Two or three years at the top hundred that there's not many players that now at that age so you were still on a good pot but how did you learn with just plain matches. Losing an eventually just came to. Because you've got a bit older with Jeff Sunday near Corner helping you. If came through a mixture of just physically growing up and looking at the example of the younger players breaking through and the mixture Meeting the right person their core of who was my coach for a very long time later in life career in my manager who helps me to understand. How do you deal with these things? Outside of the core I was still a hard worker all sorts. I could go all day and practice all day. Is I joined it? You know as well as I do become a player. It doesn't only take hardware can practice if you don't devote your life took tennis outside of the court as well. Chances are that you will not succeed. And I'm sure top. Juniors moving and senior Games are guilty of not devoting the time maybe off the court two tennis especially in this time especially in this day and age. I don't want to sound like an old heads mentioning in saying this but especially in these times in a not calling this generation softer than the previous generation. Because this is what the older guys tend to. I'm not doing that. I'm just saying that in this age of the World Wide Web's and fear accused blue-sky instagram and the Greengross of facebook. I'm just saying that. There's a tremendous amount of distractions. Which are pushing you away from your main objective and then things don't pan out as they should. I completely reach it. I think that's a problem for not only tennis players for all different aspects of life. And what is your advice for people who have children? Let's say. Our kids are juniors themselves or even. I'm sure they're senior players. Who Struggle with this? Who spend too much time on their phone on social wasting time. This is one of the episodes that I want to do on the Mike chiefs newly formed Youtube Channel. But it's this is a tremendously interesting topic and love just saying that I have the right answer. This is just my humble opinion. I have nothing against songs. I have nothing against search. Facebook or I just have a problem with it. If you're using it to waste time. I believe my general thinking is that life is very very short so if you used these things to waste kind this is really really damaging for the potential best version of yourself that you can be. What I'm saying is to younger players in my advice is it's tried to set up a bow. This goal can be very short term or long term. But when you set up and you clearly need that goal whether this goal should be to do something with your individual stroke or it can be a career goal is to your really true to the goal amount of time that you will be spending on social media on your phones on. Your computers will be much much much less Kim. No I agree with. You is such a tough thing to do with everybody on. I personally struggle with it. Also 'cause most. My job is based on social media. So you're trying to get the balance right all the time that you don't overspend and I struggle with it but trying to get better day on day but some days it's can be tough being online all day and just want to show to phone away but I can't it can but in your case let's put it like this. I have nothing against if a young player is on Youtube. Four hours any particular day that these for hours are being used to watch matches videos. Which are benefiting his game. I would tell him and six hours. This is a possibility. There is a very thin line in using the technology to our advantage. Like you're doing in terms of growing up your company and your business and wasting time wasting time means that you're being on Instagram scrolling. Up Down Reading comments liking disliking leaving comments being on facebook on thick talk forever productive. Time is creating a post and for you to create the Post. I have nothing against people posting stuff. But then don't spend another forty five minutes being one instagram just watching it other people's pictures. This is what I have a problem where it's a pastime accepted everywhere and it. Thanks a kid would really strong mental attitude to be able to see over that and just you know just not be interested in on as you say busy under game to work under goals they have their processes in place. So yeah it's I look forward to the video at the senior further taught on it. Yes I still haven't made it in my mind how I want to actually articulated but I hope it will make your expectations now. I'm short. They always do. I remember seeing a video of you speaking to kids. It was mostly your Kademi videos this a few years ago and I think you're teaching them to slice anticipation and it was just like you gotta stay out here until you can do this with. Al Franken about a takes two hours two weeks four weeks. Six weeks dissolve. You're going to be doing not sure if you remember the video. It's one the first thing. We're taught his tennis players. I think the sliced dissipation with the way sold them was like you need to just put into work here. There's no there's no cheating here. I am a big. I'm a big big believer FOB. Your in habits in creating big habits because I believe that every human or every person has a certain amount of willpower. Some of US have more some of us have less but will power by itself. Imagine it as muscle so a muscle only has a certain amount of energy to do stuff whether it's through whatever list wage so run or do whatever you you can't and then at the end of the day. That mustn't is empty. There's no more energy. Imagine we're power in the same capacity so if you need to tack into the well of Willpower to use this to think about should I do this should I do that? Should I do this? The amount of productivity that you're going to have is going to be incredibly small as in comparison to Putin the work than you create habits instead of stocks because when we do our habits which we don't think about. We don't tap into the well of willpower to use it to do so. This can be as easy as brushing our teeth in the morning in terms of a good head. You do it but you don't spend any energy thinking about should I do it? Should I not do you just do it? Because it's a habit which you created exactly as you said over the course of time. Repeating it from your parents when you were young one million times this is exactly the same thing and it's very applicable in anything in life also when we're talking about tennis so if you put in the work as you just mentioned you create a force of habits that even later on in your stress environment on the match when all the emotions are kicking in you still do something without thinking. Therefore you don't spend image. I went too much into psychology right now but this is something. I really sorry. I think you're right. I never taught a willpower. Some mostly and I think that makes a lot of sense because I know from personally speaking where you try and I gotTa do this. I got to know economy. This food gotTA TRAIN HERE. Go to work here eventually. Because you're forcing yourself to these things. Something always wanting gives in so it could be a late night. Could be sweet so beat junk food or excised. Econ do it all because you know to not have long-term habits but that's a great way to put it Yanko lately. I'm not sure if you've heard of a book called Atomic Habits I read I read. It's a side believe like over a year ago I liked Very good I WANNA say entry level book to that so that people understand the power of habits. I only start reading their last week and I absolutely love it and I put it on functional tennis as a recommended read to all our fines. I think it's really good. And it goes into as you say the intro level of building habits into your life which will help you achieve your goals amazing book and I will recommend saying thank you to everyone to read it straight. Okay so moving on you started your senior career Initially went went pretty well. You got so many titles you want four eighty titles loads challenger titles so I want four. Atp titles. I don't know how many challenges I won. One doubles Steinfeld Fifty Challengers Fifteen. Oh my God. That's pretty good. And I feel your way into like you'd be Murray Djokovic like your career goes back so long it's amazing Carlos Moya Safran you at Ferrara Roddick. I tend to forget how long you're actually on the tour. What changed for you. Playing those players like let's say from a Roddick to a Jock itch. I like pressure I enjoy pressure. I flourish in pressure and I actually had a very good habits of Very record against top ten guys once I was trained might believe even though my ranking was I think the stage my career high ranking was like fifty or something but my record against top ten guys was almost fifty percent meaning that every second top ten guy that I played. I used to win so this was another again. I'M GOING INTO PSYCHOLOGY. Another complex being drawn from my earlier arrogant cells. When I was junior why I didn't use my full potential earlier. I had to brilliant talk ten years but the main difference then was I took every single opponent with the same amount of respect an escort as I did when I played on a big stage against the top ten player which I ultimately respected so once. This changed in me. I was able to unlock my full potential and play the two greatest seasons of my career coming back to the early senior stage. I only wanted to play when I want to play. It's not that it was a three hundred sixty five day effort. It was hot and cold hot and cold and you know to achieve the best results in this game since the season is so long. Consistencies one of the main factors. Definitely you need to be need to be showing up every day and think consists these key factor for most things in life also but tell me two years and the top Tan. That must have been amazed and like the top guys. Were scared of you with a record. Like fifty percents against top ten. They must been at insane not Yanko today. I don't want to see him to draw. Well I don't I don't know about that but I failed at certain stages. I could hurt a top top player. The main difference hobbies that all of these champions day never if you look at raw sites especially Rossland Noah. They give the same amount of respect to every single player. So it's for them. It's completely irrelevant. If they play a guy who is hundreds guy who is top fifty or top ten. They gave them the same amount of respect. Now I had some good matches against top players but I don't think within the emotion has changed much from yonkers before than young cool being top ten because they always knew I could play. The main difference was that I had actual consistency right now. As opposed to beating top guy and losing the next trillion and headed that consistently come about was it just. You're healthier for longer periods of time or not creating a goal coming back to my previous point. One of the things which helped me tremendously is creating an actual goal and willing to do whatever it takes for it because before even when it broke into the top hundred top fifty and my career. High ranking hierarchy was thirty something that stage. I never actually committed in created the goal. I always worked very hard. I always did my routine everything as a professional tennis players should do. But I never really created a goal in my mind for which I'm willing to do whatever it takes so the year that we won the Davis Cup. I said to myself the following year in two thousand eleven. I believe I said this year. I'm going to be top twenty and I'm going to win my first aid to precisely because I lost the in five signs before. And if I don't do that I will on paraphrasing. I will jump off a bridge when I say. I am obviously paraphrasing by them. Saying a willing to do whatever it takes and the year started terrible. The first three matches that I lost. I lost having matchpoints in every single. All these matches it starts a terrible and after every single niche. I know this sounds like a Hollywood story but I swear to you on my shadow on the Sand Lake Gypsy now but I swear saying I called my brother and after every one of these losses I said this is going to be here. I promise you this is going to be my and actually nothing changed until middle of the year and then all of a sudden southern getting last year in draw. I started teaching players that I didn't beat before I started using chances than us before long story. I started the year with forty nine and I ended up playing in London. Nassir Andy Murray pulled out with the rank number nine impr- you just had was that you knew it was coming. You just can't work and really. That's what I knew I knew it was coming. I am not a religious guy. I'm an atheist and I don't believe in but I believe that if you really want something and you put in the time that the universities this the universe sees that and I don't believe in one once in a lifetime chance I don't believe this. I believe that if you want something so bad than you Putin your work continuously. The Universe sees this and is continuously giving you opportunities in chance the only differences because you are so obsessed about your goal you are there to seize the opportunities. Most of the people are not devoted a not saying about tennis about things in life one hundred percent so when the opportunity is there they don't see it's not that they don't use it they don't even see it because they're not obsessed too many distressful men in instructions name and tell me you also know you read a lot now but before as when you're young in your twenties did you read a lot. I did read a loft and this was one of the problems because of the literature that I was reading. I've got the lost words for For literature from my mother who used to instill he's reading quite a loss but the the books and I fell in love with at that stage. Even though I was young I didn't completely fully understand was like heavy hearts or philosophy. I like to talk about the and think about like life foster deaths than thinking about all these really really heavy objects so this is something which then really helped me in my progression to senior career. Because if you read silence Affi Light Schopenhauer hide him. Our most of these guys are really freaking depressing most because at the end of every philosophers book. It's always. It's philosophy's not the art of truth. It's seeking the truth. The truth is different for everyone but normally it's not very positive in the books of these guys so this really. I believe it made me smarter in a way that I look at things differently even today but it didn't really help Vincent I taught to read. What the Hell I talked to read might have helped you tennis career. Because that's you're getting a lot of knowledge from DOT put. Obviously you got something from. It's giving the outlook which is really important as well. It is helping me in my later years. Definitely it's helping me to put things in different perspective different compartments too. Because when you're young emotional like I was. You tend to do everything all at once. But now in when you're older and obviously drawing back from my experience I put things and saw in different compartments and then wisely choosing went to open them in restock so definitely agree with you. I think reading's good in all forms. I happened to see one of your matches on youtube against Andy Roddick. Two hundred eight. I think I'm a right. I'm terrible with yes I don't i. I know I played roller. I lost a bunch of Times. I won a few times. You beat him at Wimbledon okay. Good we're talking about the one the one I want the one. You're not GonNa talk about doing your loss. There's no no loser Sarah put. It was actually own. Believe anybody's looking should check it up to test eight Wimbledon Uganda ROTC. You're hitting winners like the rallies were going on for a bid for especially with the grass and then you're coming in with background winners after blackout winners and it was pretty impressive. You could see the fire there. And he's one of my favorite people on the tour. Just I love how he conducted himself how he had relationships with the media how he saw how he retired at the right time for him so everything about him was really respecting shutout to end early. I enjoyed playing him because I wasn't really affected by the speed of his sir. So my problem was placed. I hate being on the receiving end of Roger. Serve or I mean. Everybody does but for me. This was terrible or kill each serve or guys were very precise because. I'm not tall guy but in terms of pure speed. I didn't really have a problem to control it. And then from the baseline anti was playing pretty clean which didn't affect my ability to try and hit witness so even though I think I lost more times than I did send him. I enjoy playing. I advise people to check it out but you just mentioned Roger Der his Sarah. What's it like return to Sarah for? It's as you say it's not the quake aspera from the world but he's GonNa hit a spots an are you actually. Are you just guessing or have any clues you have suggests and I always say the best service in the world are not considered the best because they can't serve three hundred miles drought? Obviously the speed helps. The real aggressive servers are the ones which serve and I tend to say all four sites. This means that when you're on the receiving end on the surface you need to end up guessing where he's going to serve which is giving you a terrible disadvantage for the next shot if we talk about Roger. The rule of him is that unique to SA- tend to say you need to Sir live his first serve and his first four hundred because this is how he asserts dominance in most of his points. So is you sent in other foster serving the world. But it's he's mixing and matching it so perfectly who set up the next for him which is how he wins the majority of his points especially in his later years. Yes he can't really hang around all day now especially at thirty eight. How many more years do you give him knowing Roger? I was safe forever. We're all GonNa be you know dead and she's still GonNa play tennis but he loves it that much and I don't blame him I think every single time when I doubted Roger or Rafa I. I never doubted NOLAAC when they doubted. Roger saying this is the end or thinking she can win a grand slam thinking rough as knees are going to give up their proven you wrong. I'm generally very good in guessing. What is going to happen but we the two of them. I am terrible. I missed almost every time I saw that they're gonNA retire or having the inability to win a slam so I honestly fog. I don't even want to take a while. Yes but People said Rafeh as legs ankles knees are going to survive policies. Thirty one thirty two thirty thirty three thirty four now. But you've been you've had your big struggles with injury so you can tell us how tough it is to come back from these big injuries. It's incredibly tough. This is one of the reasons why this quarantine is not so hard on me as it is on some other people. I had seven surgeries and most of the recovery. I did alone in Germany. So I'm Kinda used to being alone in a hotel of trying to recover from an injury now. Obviously I'm home with my family so I enjoy it so much coming back on your on your topic. I don't want to undermine the sayings of office team but we are hearing the same story for a very very long time that Russia's knees are going to give up what he's thirty when he's thirty one when he's thirty two when he studied me. He's still rocking enrolling in winning. Grasslands right so it's Kinda like Cry Wolf Story you know at one time using okay. You said the same thing six years ago when five years ago in four years ago so but on the other hand I actually physically saw the the MRI of Ross Potala. Because the same doctor which was helping him with his knees was doing my recovering. Barcelona and he did a tremendous job by the way. And I can tell you that I'm no doctor but it looks terrible but it doesn't. It doesn't look good at all. I wonder how he's able to plate. Now there's obviously a pain threshold. How much he can sustain which I can imagine. It's a significant amount. So when you mix and match everything I on. I honestly don't know I think he's doing it very smart now in skipping tournaments they might rotary skipping clay Russell in the later stages because number one is not a priority for him. He's GonNa keep the hardcore tournaments because this is what is giving his needs the most problems when this kind of smart scheduling unless there's a God forbid serious injury. I see him playing for a few more years. It's great to have around think the longer they stay the better once they can. I'm sure once they start losing. Those guys will probably call the day so until RAF has a few more Roland Garros lifted but speaking of injuries you hard stem cell treatment. I had stem cell treatment done in my niece. I did my surgery in Germany. The surgery went very well. The Bud Potala didn't react goods on because they needed to clean it encounters and everything else so I couldn't come back on floor. I didn't know what to do. I contacted roster. He appointment with his doctor. I went to Barcelona and I did stem cell treatments on my right knee to reduce the inflammation held the healing process. Now shoutout to Dr Kotaro Franc's fan which was the tremendous doctor. Probably the best tennis related doctor on the ATP tour. I'm sure most of the people in the professionals know what he is. He really helps me through my recovery with my right knee. The stem cell treatment is very individual. I can only draw like a positive experience from it but I would advise people to be cautious with it because I know even though it's helped Rothstein is how me and few of the other guys. I know a handful of players that it didn't do anything to them. So if you do it makes you do it with the right person and make sure you get all the necessary advices from the right people surrounding you whether or not you should okay. So it's not the holy grail guaranteed a two bit of reading and bitterly nonsense. Podcast they all go on about it. So it's good to have some these actually got it done and those people's had to turn and get some feedback for me. It was miraculous right when I did it the progress that I go after. It is incredible but I don't want to mention any names but I know three hundred Spanish players which did it and it did absolutely nothing for them. So it's not the holy grail. It definitely helps. It is medically proven that it helps. And please don't quote me on this like with liver disease or something like that but in terms of sports injuries of insurances are not even covering meaning that. If you do it you need to pay for it by yourself. And it's quite pricey if done right but there's no there's not enough evidence in the medical background that actually really helps can have but it also you know cannot make cannot okay. Well that's that's that's good to know but let's move a bit more onto current days Just before we hit the current day of today you of retired in the last year. Was that an easy decision for you. It was very because if came over time. This decision was hard when I made the decision. But I didn't make it one month or two months before I kinda new around French Open. Nineteen Nevin going to call it a day at the end of twenty nine thousand nine. The main reason for this is that I thought to myself what would make me happy to continue playing and I saw okay. I would be happy coming back through my goal story. If I set the goal to myself that I want to be top stood at least once to create the big come but then austen the time. After a few weeks and months and part of the year I saw that I would not be able to have the physical consistency to achieve that particular wrenching or that result. This means that I can play good a match or tool and defeats a good player but to have this kind of ranking unique consistency which I physically could not have the second pot. I started losing to players which I should have never lost through due to physical limitations and this was frustrating me the I didn't see myself at a very old age. I mean tennis old age. Thirty five thirty six to go through challenges again and stay on the challenge tour and I mean no disrespect for the people which are doing. I just didn't see myself. The second is the business. Didn't I'm currently doing in terms of our tennis academies really started to boom and the explode so I thought just. It's the right time you know. Maybe I could have played for a year but I would imagine that this would not bring me any closer to my ultimate goal which was to be cops turn again so the decision was very well thought about so when I actually said it out loud to everybody. It wasn't really probably is a bit easier to contact inclusion. We do have a bit of time. Radan an injury happening today on court. And you're done but I did see that much of so two straight against Dmitrov and then you gotta Man Roland Garros again. Thousand an epic match in rolling. Good starred nostradamus but went to Roland Garros tied at the end. It was very tight. You could clearly see. This was one of the saints. I end up losing to Griego inside the French. Open the recovery time for me after a match like that and the sad part is because I'm unfit but prior to that doing seven surgeries on your legs. It takes its toll so the recovery part off the bed. I end up playing quarters in doubles. I don't know how we initially lives but But to actually get up and play the next day or in two days it would be impossible for me and I would be swept off from the club by probably a player that I should have won. So these kind of things are okay. I was ready for neutral. I gave it my best shot. It was a great match replays. Four and a half hours lost in five sets but even if I won would it's raining maker big difference. Of course I will get points and prize. Money would be higher but in terms of achieving your ultimate or mild commit goal. It wouldn't have brought me any closer because I didn't have the ability to go deep in any event so this was the the true for me that it's time to call it a day and that's hundred percent down to your injuries your seven surgeries. I don't know I like to think that it is over the course of my career. I was obviously never the best player but I strongly considered myself one of the fitness players on tour. I had a very good working ethic fitness coach. And even when I was thirty or forty I positioned myself being the top ten of top five in fitness being how I was and once I started losing because a lot of my tennis was evolving around fitness. I was not hassled of the player that I used to be. When I say fitness I mean continuous fits everybody or most of us can give it our best shot in one match but you need to rest. Recover sleek trained tomorrow and stepped on the second round of a Grand Slam playing best of five like nothing happened and I just didn't have the ability of the age doesn't help either at once. You Start in your thirties. It does get a thirties now. And I. You know only play at this recreational level but if a tough weeks term the next week you're I feel it at age is definitely. That's all respect to the other guys to let their competing at that age with Jesse Recovery Protocol must be unbelievable or maybe just naturally gifted we don't we don't know but So actually you're nobles I did see your match also against Murray's Copeland bopanna. I thought that was a great role. Great my seen a feud and put no coming onto so that's the current day elsie great decision to retire. By the way 'cause this year would have been a disaster at least had time to work on your business. You've obviously you've been working on them a few years. You had forecast to say okay. Well my career will end soon. So let's start building a business and how you're Kademi first of all. Where are your customers? Now I know you're in Asian or Middle East is in Abu Dhabi. I thought at a very early age I would say twenty five twenty six. That's okay I like to plan things so I thought I want to do after cuts and I saw. It will be incredible. Shame not to stay in Tennessee. First of all because of the drive and the passion that I happened towards sports the Second Part is I love coaching. I enjoy coaching so much. Sometimes even more than playing and then I saw a tremendous amount of examples of my colleagues fellow sportsmen located all kinds of spirits oster their careers trying to become be something. They're not trying to be big salt businessmen going into agriculture business or construction business or any other thing. I'll shallow for those. Who made it? But the amount of athletes. That didn't make it trying to go into businesses. That have no freaking idea how they worked most of them fame and blood sweat and tears to creates a little bit of capital after your career to invest into something smart. I wasn't going to be the guy to try to back like a big businessman and do something that just for the sake of the cabinet started to grow slowly stinks years ago. We opened a small club of four quarts in dull rates after a year. It got completely full than Three three new courts on a different location officer. Urine fool one and a half year. We took another facility with nine courts. It got completely full in the now. The stingles twenty twenty were taking another facility in Belgrade so we are growing at a very fast pace internationally. It was always my drink. You try and spreads the way and the philosophy. How do we work as a unit totally work as an organization worldwide January twenty twenty? We opened our first Outside delegate in Cancun Mexico and has been doing tremendously well. We have opened three facilities three Japanese in Shenzhen China. And hopefully by the end of the year we will strike deals in Israel Tel Aviv in Berlin Germany now obviously with the Koran virus there couple of question Lars which we need to answer I foresaw it. I have more time to do both myself into projects like this which I can tell me tremendously the fact that I can play four hundred back in I would be a successful business owner in terms of academies. But it's been so far very good to us. But I know that I put in a tremendous inaugural that serious grow if we keep moving forward. What would your day job consists of? So I'll tell you one thing. This corona virus and I know it might sound terrible when I save is but it was kind of a blessing in disguise because my the rhythm of my life from the moment that I retired up until ofter Indian wells was I was either going to get sick or something because it was really really. I ended up the retiring. Madrid's then we flew immediately to Maldives for our vacation. Then I spent one day in Belgrade and flying to Mexico for seven days then. I spent two weeks in Belgrade doing preparation with the player that I'm coaching and helping Philippe trainers so. I even took that job upon myself then. I broke my shoulder on snowboarding doing surgery than with a broken shoulder. Slide for Australia then from Australia. Flying a back doing two tournaments in Europe flying to Dubai I was supposed to fly to China and then from China's lied to India was it was raised retirement. Terrible Ben was retirement so people are people. Were telling me like yeah. You have time to wrestle thinking. I was thinking working more in my life and I enjoyed it so my day job. I have to be which I'm not Sadly snot about organize my time. Because there's a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done by nature and I learned this from hake wasting time so it has to be very smart in organizing by the so I'm trying to make it as hard as I can Eight two five eight two six day job right. I get up every morning six thirty and I go to work at eight and then I do a help and work with Philip than I do the academy than I do emails. I feel again then. I do another set of phone calls and everything else. But it's very hot and my wife is very upset with me but she understands that in this stage. The growing of the business is is really cards. We opened another company called the savage luxury tennis which is stargazing entering a world five star resorts. We were lucky enough that already. In the first two months we entered Fairmont And one and only in Montenegro. So it's been a very very exciting retired. I'd say it's only going to get busier. Your wife is GonNa be like even you bay become a now. You're going to be under a lot more pressure on your rights. But this why I said this correlates the blessing that I want to set up a structure. Things exactly how I want them to be. Once our life come stacked normal in I would imagine it will slowly starts in June something like that and then I need to know. How much attention do I need to devote into which project now another big company but we have a wrong employs working for us so setting up and getting homework to everybody to the right person at the right time? This takes a lot of managing become a hate your manager faithful that and yeah speaking of all covert and stigma tennis. You think it's going to go back to normal in June. What when do you think the ADP W tator will get back to normal detector will be any tournaments this year? I'm very skeptical. View and the reason for that is I think John Millman. Jada gave a very good into a few weeks ago about it. Now if you compare tennis as a sport to do listen. Mba or German Bundesliga. Whatever and we're not even talking about crowds for about a mass gathering of people coming in watching matches. I'm just saying the the problematic of actually sustaining tennis sports which have sadly nothing really to do with Lacey. Peer Decay at this stage. Meaning that you can play a German Bundesliga. With a complete lockdown of the borders of the German nation our country. Everybody stays inside and you play football without the fans with it being televised. It's still not as good as with the full stadium but you can do it because it's low. The issues with tennis. Being an international sports are much greater. Because they don't only concern the ATP the WPA they concern international governments. And I'll give you a simple example if it is a ton of being organized in the United States the Soviet situation in Ethan is quite terrible. There is no way that you Chen organized Washington five hundred events would the US government forbidding people from equally? Because the key on. I'm giving you only an example taking you because it was very bad. Few weeks forbid in Italian to enter the country so you cannot create an entry list. I mean you can but I would be the worst industry decision ever so the beauty of tendencies because it will be one of the first sports that will start working in terms of locally people playing tennis because there are no mass gathering liking football or basketball or rugby or sports of that nature but as of international tournaments this will be very very very because the virus needs to be sustained globally in order for ninety POW to create entry lists to allow every single player from every single country to enter the tongue. Yes and when will happen I not sure so? When will call it? Be Globally on a lower scale than it is today. I honestly I think it's it's really interesting. We don't have a clue I actually in a few weeks. We're going to have craig tightly on the PODCAST I'M GONNA say it's really good. Get Him on and I'm going to be really excited to ask him. What his talk. Is he getting worried about you know Australia next year? I'm sure there's going to be. They don't know what's going to happen so he's lucky. Got The slam in this year. So the government to tennis Australia gets elder cash. But I'd say next year they're already begin to take they've no idea because there could be relapse. We just don't know what's going to happen. You're so you're working with Philip Cranach. Are you speaking to him? Daily knows he busy. Working we aching. Every second day we started working but then we stopped. Only because of the government restriction. The problem is that in as I told you as much as it sucks. I also happy about it. Because hopefully disproportionate sooner by law every single tennis club and facility was close. You're not allowed to have tennis clubs or sports center alter their under lockdown. If you do in your breaking the law so then we were even. We are not breaking the law technically because we were playing on private property. I have a few trends which have tennis courts in their houses which is not breaking the law but then at one point we thought okay. I think this new vendors and you know playing then is is not really you know beneficial. So we she's doing his fitness routine everyday. Obviously but we are waiting for an actual decisions from the government to say okay. You're three to play tennis without sneaking around into a tennis racket. And the TINK. Let's say let's say. Tennis STARTS OCTOBER FOR RANDOM OCTOBER. We have some SORTA tournament which I don't think there will be anywhere. Detained is going to be a few surprises. Some New People just pair. All of a sudden or detained. It's going to be the exact same guys. Aren't Carol sorry. I don't know what he thinks. Hobby I think there is. Olaf of decisions that need to be made from the IDs. Eighteen and the players by themselves. How things are going to come back to normal. But is you asked me to take a wild guess. I think the exact same people will at least try to pick up where everything has been left off which was obviously for talking about the down about challenges and WTA the Indian so. I think it was a smart decision to freeze the points. Freeze everything and then once the situation is back to normal which in my humble opinion will not be any time soon That things just start from that moment from that point. Atp still hasn't made a decision that how are they going to deal with the points once? The tour starts Becca Jen. Because they don't know. How long is it going to last? Because it's a major difference in decision making if this virus last night for three months or for nine months but a definitely everything is being definitely. Everything is being affected me personally. I'm not sure the. Us Open will happen. I think United States potentially will be hard when the corona virus and I cannot imagine that will take the risk to organize international tournaments with gatherings from people all over the world to restock it on them. Again I agree with you so you know enough a cova talk. Let's just we end this soon. And let's just ask you just for a bit of advice for young tennis players as there what to you. Tell the young teenagers boys and girls who want to be pro tennis players the thing which I regret in my career because I believe all of us have regrets and I think regrets are actually healthy if you approach them in a right way. I don't believe in this. Don't smick any regrets about your decisions. You should have regrets that you should approach them in the right way. Knock in terms that these things are bothering you for the rest of your life the more as a lesson and opportunities to pass along your notch. This regrets for decision making that you didn't made ultimately smarter or Becca Person. So the regret that I had when I was younger was that I was only playing tennis. I wasn't leading breathing tennis every single day. This is the main regrets of my younger self. Why I didn't have Salinas and let's say winning Grand Slams from being world number one at why I didn't have a longer career at the top of the men's game maybe number h was the highest ranking. I would ever achieve but I would imagine I would become much better much sooner. If my attitudes towards tennis is this monster thing of my life would have been different at an early stage but most of the teen just knocking them. Tend to have this thinking gross. I have time especially the good ones I am. The young I have time so when I get older I'll be more prepaid. Yes the time is now if I turn around Foggia and I think about where the hell did Mike Curry I. It's like he's like yesterday. I won the Australian. And it's been like the goes. That quick doesn't really eggos adequate. I can attest to that as somebody who's freshly retired so make sure you set up your goals very early and make sure you're willing to do whatever it takes for them because your tennis career life is very short. Young people don't understand tennis careers. They go so Fox than I can. Coast so fast. But I'd say you want my coach was telling me like can you imagine if you're a true tennis player you know what it means to play women right at one stage when I was twenty six so whenever he told me. Can you imagine the play wind only six seven times? Maybe only and when you think about this own my God you start to panic in in a good way. So my point is that Tried to set up a goal very early and be willing to do whatever it takes for the earlier than guys start live and tennis breeden. Tennis every decision has to revolve around you getting better but also you send a few interests. Your big into photography and drawing photography has that go yes. I used to be a Gamer. When I was younger I used to play a video game so luckily at the later stages of my life I changed that hobby through photography and Video. Rosie bought a bunch of five basically a studio gear in apartments. I don't like when somebody takes pictures of me. I'm more like of behind the camera. Kinda guy so It's a big passion remind. I love editing. Because of the gaining background from me I can set sit in front of a computer for hours and colored gray at special effects and add subtitles and found nails and stuff like that. So this kind of let's say post edit work is not a problem for me because I imagine loss to the guy is they shoot the video and then they spent like visiting seconds trying to edit always going to look like. You'll go as well as I do. It doesn't work like that. You need to put the work on your phone or on your computer to actually make it look good but in the right music and stuff like that so this is being a big passion of mine of the first things that I'm going to do when we exit the positive. I'M GONNA fail steps boy and make might waste away his tricks. I cannot wait I already have good and tell me this gas station pass or some tips. He's quite good with the camera. Iping sesame Amazing the camera. I love the way that he's color grading in the editing video. I saw him seal things go online. Obviously saying how much she loves. Edison and one of the reasons outside of his natural charisma. Because how he's doing. The work is the love towards editing. So he's anything. Videos is one of his biggest passions and now yes. He has more time to do a lot. So it's great hobby to have but a Yankee. I won't take up any more of your time. I really appreciate you coming on board hair for the chat. It was really insightful. Thank you very much and we wish you your new baby. Few Monterey Roughly Monterey worship of the health and happiness which a new baby boy coming soon so thank you very much great. Thank you for having me on. You're doing a great job. Just keep doing it. I'm sure you're you're channel is going to grow the more. The is right now. I hope you enjoyed that. I thought it was amazing. And such a pleasure to have Yanko on. Gave His articulate answers on the show really loved it. So thank you very much Yanko. If you know of any Yankee fans or any big tennis lovers please do share this and also. Please remember to leave us. A Five Star Review Lever. A small comment would mean the world to me on finally next week. We'll be back with the great neo scope seat on the show. We had his brother Ken on in earlier episodes. But great to speak to kneel seedier side of the sculpture household. And he's getting on playing with Jamie Murray so I'll be back next week. Thanks for listening. 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Ryan Harrison on ignoring the haters

The Tennis.com Podcast

28:59 min | 1 year ago

Ryan Harrison on ignoring the haters

"Hey everyone welcome tennis. Dot Com podcast. I'm your usual host Nina Pantic. I'll be joined in this episode by my co host Falconi as well as our special guest Ryan Harrison twenty-seven-year-old American has been ranked as high as number forty in the world. That happened in two thousand seventeen. The year he won the French Open doubles title with his friend. Michael Venus and won his first. Atp SINGLES TITLE IN MEMPHIS. We catch up with Ryan while he's literally working out at the track during the quarantine era and he's hoping to get back on the tour sooner rather than later as he just came back from elbow surgery and was trying to work through his first few matches before. The Corona virus ended the tours. We talked about his passion for a team. Tennis Doubles World Team. Tennis and Davis Cup and talk about his family as his brother is also a pro player and his dad. Patrick has served as coach. But the biggest thing Ryan talks about the ups and downs in his career and how the online social media haters have not gotten to him. Let's jump into our episode with Ryan Harrison. All Right RYAN WELCOME TO TENNIS. Dot Com podcast. Thank you for joining us. Thanks law for me to be with you guys awesome. Let's start with one of our favorite questions. These days is high as your quarantine life going. What's your setup like? Oh it's pretty good We're lucky we have a little home. Gym Southern able to stay active. And there's a track that's close by so I can. I can stay. Distanced Away from people and so run a little bit but like most people. I'm going a little stir crazy at times but we're we're all set. Just doing his best. We can to do our part of league this virus behind the country. And where are you right now? You know it says on. Atp Your your resident Atlanta is that right or smile. Yeah it's Atlanta now. We moved here probably about a year ago so we're we're all set here in Atlanta and just kind of hunker down and and hopefully hopefully traveled against soon. Although I can say that this you know in the foreseeable future anyways we got a few months at home okay. So recently you had elbow surgery on something. Called a torn. Extensive Camden Camden. But you you made her comeback in January so are you fully healthy are able to use his time to kind of do even more. We have that so really fancy way of saying tennis. Elbow so tennis elbow is basically tendonitis in that tennis Tendon right there and for me I had more than just basic tendonitis IDA. Teheran it so it was tough to diagnose because so many tennis players are accustomed to getting tennis elbow. Did that's what they thought it was initially show There's a little tricky process figure out there was an actual tear in there but yeah after getting surgery I had a great surgeon of New York. Dr Davis Cup and in Fact Cup teams for awhile. He's done a great job so he did my surgery and did a great job so I was able to start back in January of tournaments again and I'm feeling really good house excited to get the season started but like a lot of us Disappointed that is on. Hold now so when you came back in January you're clearly all healthy factor armaments interro in that goes to show that you're just fine. Did you feel like okay? Maybe this whole quarantine is a good way to discontinue the Rehab or re kind of like what the heck. I'm really making a run here back in action. Like what are your thoughts on the whole thing for my career? It had a couple of pauses and negatives. Obviously I'm trying to focus on the positives in those would be that it gives me extra time to get in shape because I missed a lot of off season training. Whatever I would've been doing a lot of practicing and a lot of a lot of getting ready for the season I was actually just in Rehab so I missed a lot of that that training you would have normally done for a couple months to get yourself. Perhaps so my first few tournaments it was It was a bit tricky because I felt like I was trying to figure out things on the fly and tournaments whereas usually you'd like to be a little bit more dialed in before you got back out there You know and then the negatives are I spent so much time injured and re having and then to get back on the tour it was. It was one of those things where I was just disappointed that I had worked so hard to come back and then have to stop again. But you know we're all. We're all disappointed about that for different reasons. I mean the only time this all right is Roger Federer. Getting surgery just before. So you're a little off. It's okay everyone's in some capacity. I think the most interesting thing is that we're all in this together. It's not like someone's missing part of the tourists like we're all missing the tour. Yeah definitely I think. The Roger Federer's health actually determined fate of the world. So we need to make sure he is continuingly as Rehab and he gets back onto her. Feel like it's GonNa follow his path because he's you know he's he's majestically now exactly what I meant before. All this went down you actually played one of the last pro events that we've had The World Team Tennis Celebrity All Star match it was in San Diego on March first. What was that experience like that match? Really Cool You know it turned out to where one of the players Maria was was proper play and then she made her retirement announcement right before that so we were all excited to see her out there and then just to be on court with a number of different players that I've looked up to We have some legends out there. I was just Alongside Mardy fish doubles quite against James and Sam the Bryans and so it was really cool because I remember watching all those guys playing Davis Cup and playing a lot of different Big For the USA. I just remember being there and watching them in idolizing them so to be on the court with all of them the same time was a unique experience he also got to against the Brian's in what was also an exhibition style matching delray. I remember I was there and you Christian stepped in for that. That must have been fun. As well was bobbing micro in their last season. Right now and you know. They've had just historic careers. I mean what they've done for the doubles. Just incredible I. I really looked up to them. Naven so kind to me from the from the start you know. I'm coming back from this injury like we talked about in Bob and I were out there hitting a couple of days in San Diego in Bob was actually out there like working with me on different sorts. Parts of my game. Help me out and not just goes to show you how good a guys they are. I mean they're legends are going to be in the hall of fame on. First ballot. And then you got a guy out there who's just spending time hitting with me making sure that I get my work into be ready to go and then not only doing that but actually helping with some pointers and advice and so Both of them have always done that. I mean this was an isolated incident with Bob but with Mike. Also been that way as well you can say the Bryan Brothers are pretty much on your court helping you out and giving you pointers and I mean clearly. Something must have stuck because you are a grand slam champion. French Open twenty seventeen. I mean that must have been held experience. Can you tell us a little bit more about that? Yeah that was a cool experience on you know it happened with my body and one of my Michael. Venus who trained with me growing up You know we. We knew each other whenever I was twelve years old when we met so we have a lot of history there training together and my dad had coached both on so we knew each other. Extremely well Prior to that partnership but I was really fortunate to have been a part of a number of different tournaments that Brian have been around and of always really enjoyed the time to get on board with them even if it was playing a late doubles afternoon practice sad or at any point in time. Just you know helping them out when they were still in the tournament and maybe I lost early and getting out there with them. So they've always kind of given me pointers here and there and helped me transition my singles play in. What my normal style. It is in the plan good doubles and so you know. Us along with that and having great chemistry with my partner we were kind of In a good spot going in the French and we we felt good about what we could do you know. I don't think that anyone including ourselves we're expecting the title but we were certainly just taking it one national defense in front of us and at the end of the day we were able to get it done until he's the times when you don't expect something to happen. The unexpected kind of happens and you know to have played with Michael. M sure it was great and to have the Bryan brothers. I get that they're twins and they have that whole twin thing that they can pretty much read where the other is going. When you've played with Christian before. Do you feel like you have something similar to that. Yeah I think when you're used to being with someone out there every day you you know what people do well you see them every day in practice and you know what they're working on and Christian. I've always trained together. Now push each other so we know exactly what we're GONNA do when we get out there. I mean without having to know or talk about it. We know who's playing what side and who's who's really comfortable going. Where on you know. When he gets certain balls on the court I know his tendencies when it comes to where he's in a place that helps me getting prepared for the next shot And those are things that a lot of different teams have to talk about. Rehearse time and time again to get to that chemistry and when it's your brother and someone you grew up with I can't really explain it. You just almost see it and seal it happening before it happens based on each situation and you've been coached by Your Dad Pat as well as this tennis story for you as a family affair from day one which according to Wikipedia was the age of tale that trail. Yeah I mean to as a you know a crazy number when it thinks you even think about starting age of tennis and so for me. That was more just like going to work and being active with my dad Two years old I started running around and trying to pick up balls and rackets and hit them around so from my dad. Being a coach I'm going to courts day. You know. He brought me out there all the time. Just be around me. He wanted he wanted to be around me. My brother and my sister a lot growing up so we were on the courts all the time and as soon as I could walk. It really started putting things in my hands like baseball. Bats and rackets golf clubs. I wish the golf clubs have been a little bit more their because my golf swing these some work but the Tennessee seemed to work in Stockton for me to be out there with him. Experience at a young age to Tennyson. Truly van. Like a focal point of bonding for lives. My Name's John. Cuban on the host of a new podcast series called real narcos. It follows the stories of the world's most dangerous drug lords and the American special agents who hunted them down when you work undercover of you have to play the role because you stand to lose more than just on Oskar. We didn't have sophisticated software. That didn't exist. Software was a pen and paper. You are doorway away from the most wanted man in the world. Do not expecting him to go down without a fight. Follow real narcos. Wherever you listen to podcasts Irene here today with ADP player Ryan Harrison talking about how he has been able to handle roles and haters throughout his entire tennis. He'd listening it's also kind of remarkable to think about your tennis story because it extends even further. Because you've married someone who tennis player. Who is the sister of protest player? Christina Mackay Married Lauren macallan. Tony Seventeen. Did you guys meet tennis? I presume. So yes we did growing up Christine and I were always on the same team together and she was around quite a bed and her mom was traveling a lot so we saw. We saw them a lot my family in their family and so You know just growing up you. You travel a lot on the road you are. They're allowing a lot of times. Not just with one other person like your coacher. Whoever's there with you and so you're always looking for that You know distraction at times to kind of relax and calm down and With Lauren being on the road with Christina that was really how we started to connect because she wasn't actually playing in the tournament. So anytime that You know I was looking for someone to just talk to or really kinda share. What all's going through with? She was just always there so that was how we really started connecting. That's an awesome story. I love both Lauren and Christina. Christina's a very close friend of mine. So it really is tennis family affair for both families here and I just wanted to follow up on your Gulf comment. So you're talking about how your swing needs a little bit of work over here in Florida. We actually can still go play golf with the whole quarantine the virus going on. Can you still go out there and play and go to the driving range stuff or are you totally on lockdown where you cannot even practice your golf swing able to get out there? Some golf balls I just been going out alone in the afternoons Courses Wide Open and not ring flying with anyone and I've been walking to not really be on the cart where other people event distance but It's been a good time to try and dial in my off game. I'd like to try and be better than I am right now but I need some practice. I'm working on it I'll get there though. Got Some passions words so hopefully most career whatever. It is fifteen years or so. I'll I'll be more competent out there than I am now. You like Mardi fashioned teacup that pro golf career. Afterwards Mortis. Golf Swing is unbelievable. Don't tell him I said that if he asked what I said some I said it was awful. Hopefully it doesn't listen to then you've played on the Davis Cup team as well you played last year. twenty eight teams are adding no year anymore time. Time is nothing thus those order. We're all going back to last year. Let's just forget. Twenty twenty two twenty. Nineteen nineteen stale. Yes Tony Eighteen. You had a couple of experiences on Davis Cup team. What is team tennis? Means you 'cause I know you've had a couple of years as a world team tennis member as well. I mean you to enjoy this atmosphere. Shortly growing up we always had this mindset that we didn't really take the subtle approach to how we viewed competing so there was a lot of conversation a lot of trash talk between my brother and I and we were very used to just sort of conversation and that sort of pressure so when it comes to Davis Cup and Teen Tennis. It is more similar in that regard. Because there's more encouragement when it comes to just like the fan engagement and especially in Davis Cup. There can be some animosity and some people who are trying to get at you and I feel like just based on growing up with it. That that's always been something that. I was able to use it as a tool to to help me. And it just naturally fits my personality. You know when I when I feel that sort of pressure intention that helps me WanNa Wanna find a way to get it done and maybe another match. Where if it was just me and I wasn't playing for a team in that sort of environment I would have been more susceptible to not play my bastard. Illusion my head a little bit but in those situations I feel like it's extra pressure to really get myself In the best remind I can't be successful actually playing team tennis a few times and I mean that commodity that team like you just bring it to your team and I just wanted to know like where you ever inconsideration like for college. Did you ever think that was the route to go since you just love? Being in that team atmosphere turned fro young. I was fourteen right. Turn pro show. I was not really looking at schools yet. I've always looked at the guys who played in school and and kind of had a little bit of like a you know man. Maybe that would have been fun. But I know that might passes different I certainly appreciate my path but I do think that I would have been a really. You Know Fun player in the team atmosphere of college. I think that could have fit my personality. And I think that plan for team and trying to battlefronts you have delays and those sorts of experiences that a lot of really great players have gone on to have great careers on tour like an is ner or somebody like that James Lake. Those guys you look at them but when. I talk about their college days in some of the most exciting memories of their life you can just see when John is ner talks about Georgia it just as a different light up in his in his demeanor in that just shows you how much passion he had for his time there. You'd had some significant success as a pro. I mean you were top forty twenty seventeen you one. We mentioned the French. Open doubles settled. We also WANNA singles title in Memphis which no longer exists that tournament. That must have been a massive breakthrough milestone for you. It was and it wasn't just because of you know being my first titled Be my first title was was really important and it was Memorable moment but it happened in a in a town. That was the closest town to where we had a pro tournament growing up. I was born in Shreveport Louisiana which is only about a five and a half hour drive to Memphis Whenever I was going up there was a number of different times that we drove up there to watch pro tennis and so it was special because it was my first title is also a special because it was the closest Pro Event at the ADP level to where I grew up totally unrelated to what you just said. I'm sorry but we were talking a little bit. About how your dad was the one that kind of brought you up and tennis and everything? Do you still work with him. Like is it ever been? Has there ever been a point where you're like? Ooh maybe I need to go into a different direction with my Coaching staff or is he still like very much in your career at all times on the court. The traveling is different. As you become a pro you start to travel twenty five thirty weeks a year. So you're coach is not necessarily the person you work with us at your home base. Any more as it is most of the time in in junior tennis. You have US coach that you work with at home and then typically they either take a big groups of the tournament or you go back and work with them at home and then you traveled to the tournaments on the weekends or whatever it might be but when you become a pro The travel schedules just grueling. And you have to have somebody. Who's there in your corner all the time? And so from my dad having his job working at Tatham e we find a solution to where you know he could stay involved because he does know my game better than anyone but also get somebody who could work You know on the road work with us in and really be sync with my vision in my dad's tennis vision about how I was going to get. Better so I've been fortunate. I've had a lot of coaches that have been really really good working with him and for whatever reason coaching relationships. And and you move on but I know that like my path is always included. My Dad being there and having been the cost of amazing that you have such a family support. It's super important. I think Tennessee could be so lonely. Especially you know when you're going through ups and downs and in In researching for the show. I was stocking instagram. Which I I mean honestly I suck and scream all the time but more so for this and I noticed that some of the comments on your pager on honestly particularly vicious or what's your what's your handling of people on social media that are trying to be haters and trolls. And how do you deal with it? Because I noticed that you leave comments up. I don't really look at them beyond with you when they when they come out. I feel like engagement with those Schwarzer's interactions kind of promote people. Think that there may be getting to you or that a have a voice in your head that maybe they don't have or if they do have it. It's something that I don't believe should be one that a lot of athletes are figures. Take take to heart because You know for whatever reason athletes and entertainers are always You know you have fans and you have people who don't like you and I think that it's really important to cherish people who you're supported by that are looking up to you and and try to do your best to make a good example but I think the part of the in that good example is also showing how to deal with backlash and how to deal with people who are for whatever reason just Have a hateful able mindset or hateful spite so my biggest reason for not taking down instantly are going through and cleaning that out. Because I don't really engage it and I don't really entertain it and I feel like Maybe if you're a troll and you go on there and you see that he's been lit up four hundred other times by somebody else. Your comment relates doesn't matter doesn't have a say in what he's He's thinking in that. That's how I view it really. I think that it's Invi show them that. They don't have a voice in my head that it doesn't really give them that satisfaction. I had a feeling you'd have a very mature like take on this and that's kind of why will hunt to bring it up and I want to hear how you're handling it and obviously as expected really. Well it's hard. I mean to be honest with you. A lot of people struggle with it and I can understand why because You know were an individual sport and it's it's hard when you don't have a ton of team around you to to rely on that you up and talk about things and it's hard and so a lot of times when you come back after a tough loss and the first thing you do your hotel room you're alone in there and the first thing a lot of people do is check because they want to see what did people think about my performance. What did that look like? How did that out of that? Come across and then at times it can be a bad decision especially after a loss because A lot of times they might not even have anything you did out. There is is warranting backlash. It's just people who either you know. Bet on the match or just have a fan that is not a nice fan they they can say some awful things and so I just hope that You know moving forward it. More and more people are able to be monitored when it comes to that because the last thing you want to see as people psyche you really get messed with President. Hey everyone listening the tennis dot Com podcast with Special Guest Ryan Harrison. It's honest about his passion for team. Sports Doubles World Team. Tennis Davis Cup. He listening was there ever a moment where did affect you or have you always been super mature about this because I mean you turn pro at fourteen and then you know. He had the facebook twitter. And I'm sure that they were already writing really vicious things by then like were you from the very beginning just trying to give them absolutely like no edge on you or was it something that took lots of time and lots of deleted comments and tell us a little bit about how you got to the level of maturity that you're at now to handle these tools yet definitely took some time Growing up my first first time playing on tour There is there's excitement because I was young and I started to break through my broken. The top hundred as a teenager. There was a lot of positive things being said about. So you Kinda get excited about reading that point because it's just all positive you see this hype and excitement around you And that's the that's the first thing you see. So I remember Googling my name for on twitter and googling searching yeah what the articles were most of them being Positive at that time because there was high excitement around what my career could manifest and then following that Around Twenty one twenty two years old I had ranking drop in the ranking drop was a really big eye opener for me for a number of reasons but that's the first time that you see People who were on your side you know it might have been fairweather or people who were writing positive things about you are now coming down on you. And when you're Google search and your name you're seeing Negative and and really a bad thoughts that you don't really WanNa be reading about yourself and so for me. That sort of period of my life was was tough because I had to try and figure out. You know at Twenty One. Twenty two twenty three years old How is GonNa prevent myself or House GonNa turn my career back around into a positive direction? Where the later stages of my career could be more successful than the early stages so Understanding how to deal with that was a big part of that. Also you know opening because you realize it at the negative moments who are the most supportive people around you that have this denying confidence and belief in you. All athletes know that. There's a lot of You know ups and downs and volatilities in your confidence in there's a couple people who have this Ability to make you believe in yourself. Trust yourself even when you might doubt yourself and those are the people that you want to have a voice in your head you don't WanNa have Outside and fairweather comments that are that are affecting how you want feel about yourself. You've touched on the most important things I've noticed in the sport is having that right support system and it's great to hear that you figure that out answers to shame that now I mean twenty seven you still have. I think a good chunk of career left to shame that now as you were trying to make your comeback. Everything's calmed to halt. We want to end on a lighter note and you mentioned Google there so we have three random questions. I WanNa ask you kind of fund and things on on a happy time And just quick. Quick fires can answer in how many words you want. Okay my first question to you is. What's the last thing that you Google on your phone? The last thing I've googled would've been Cobb county pandemic. That's awesome went. What did you find from that found that the number of cases in my county has thought up quite a bit in the last a day or so so I was? I was searching that this morning when I was trying to decide it was a good idea to come off the track and if I was going to be around anybody and fortunately I'm alone so there's nobody around me I'm good on. I'm getting my distance and still getting my workout in but I wanted to make sure that I'm aware of you. Know How how? Things are transpiring in my area. That's fair I mean you're you're keeping informed so unfortunately the Olympics has been postponed for a year but what non tennis sport would you play in the Olympics the Olympics? That's a really good question. Because my favorite second sport would be football. But that's not an Olympic sport so Shoot I I really love watching swimming. I think this Fleming's extremely cool You know those guys and girls just do such a great job of representing the country in representing Themselves in their team and the that and I think that it's really cool to to see a number of different races and relays and then I love watching the The parts were everybody's together. I forget what they're called. Whenever you know it's a team event and everybody runs in the or races in the same event. I I love that atmosphere. It's really cool. I remember exactly where I was sitting. Were Not Michael. Phelps closed out that one race and then and then I forget who it was his name They closed out in one by one hundreds of the second in the twenty twelve Olympics or maybe it was two thousand as whatever whenever he did that. But it was the coolest thing I've ever since I literally feeling quite being sure on the means at our last question last question here is what. What question do you hate? Hearing impressed the most work I hate hearing impressive us. I would say anything to do with like. Why did you do that at that certain time or you know did you? What were you thinking? The it's just the most generic question of all time. But you know everybody when you're in the moment is just doing exactly what you think's best and anybody who's played tennis knows that you know it's not one of those sports where each shot is rehearsed. You know you're you're making a lot of decisions in in fractions of a second so I can't tell you exactly why things go through my mind. And why did I decide to randomly hit a drop shots in the middle of the court on a deuce point but it certainly wasn't well thought out plan a front for days? It was just something that popped into my head and that second and For whatever reason I tried it and those are tough questions answered because you. You don't really have an answer. It's almost like a will. That's just what went through my head at the time and so that's why I did it. It's so funny to have Nina a journalist asking these questions because it's only getting better for her future questions for tennis players but training but We'll let you get back to your track training and just want to say thank you so much for spending some time with us during these difficult times and hope you keep that trask. Thanks a lot trying to try to stay in shape and You guys back on the Tour Leagues. Sooner than later. But I'll keep social distance as much as I can and do my part. Thanks thanks Ryan from the tennis channel. 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Coming from the land down under: Serbia win ATP Cup; Serena shines in Auckland; Andreescu out of Melbourne + AO 2020 updates; Kyrgios the team player; WTA Cup plans

The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

45:58 min | 1 year ago

Coming from the land down under: Serbia win ATP Cup; Serena shines in Auckland; Andreescu out of Melbourne + AO 2020 updates; Kyrgios the team player; WTA Cup plans

"Thank you ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the passing shots. Serbia with the ATP. Cup Serena shines in Oakland and Andre ask you out of Melvin. Hello everyone and welcome to the passing shot. Tennis PODCAST BY FANS FOR FANS. We've Jolan Kim today. We'll be looking back on the ATP Cup as all the events going on around the World This Week. Kim. The tennis season has started a feel like even though we're like a weekend we've already had a million stories. Come Out in the tennis weld where to begin. How are you? Are you keeping you? How you keeping tabs on everything. Well I watched have Riley appelgren properly cuevas with my porridge warning. Downey keeping up state with some some tennis Yeah I mean it's it's crazy. Tennis is definitely the sport that never sleeps. Everything's GonNa WanNa know straight I guess based good and bad So I think we're gonNA start there We have a few taken tournament state. We do our and Chen's talk about but Australia's whereas So we have. Adp COP very exciting which the final today. Serbia have one twelve Serbia Spain. Final probably what the tournament wanted. Would you say in terms off the matches they go? Yeah as looking at it. Went down literally to define match. It went down to it. Went down to the doubles. You go the number one ranked player in the face off against the number two ranked in the world. They had a great match. I think generally in the across the event we had some great matches and wondering how seriously all these are. GonNa be taking this tournament but it seems that yeah. Everyone is almost all the players kind of bought into it. And you're really kind of height. Crowd was loving it as well Yeah I just thought we have some really great matches and you know Serbia coming out on top and to see get a little potentially a little taste of of the of the Australian Open Nidal Jovic Yeah. I think he was just a really good. He's really good final. Yeah I think I think if we. Dc navien Rafeh head-to-head ao again. I mean I can't see rougher winning it to be honest Novak just seems to have his number in in Australia but yet the Serbian fans loves laser. Sapient fans big like Serbian ex-pat community out in Australia. I think they really boyd owned by the fact that they were out in Sydney tanning support them and yeah I guess great that it went down to the final match. Please for me to see Mark Clippers. But he's one of my favorites and while he was in the team it was Feliciano playing. Yeah no I mean apart from Australia. Overseeing the that's the two teams that kind of is gonNA come up as a big spectacle showdown head to head and I was pleased that I guess I guess I was thinking God if Spain. What's a win eight pickup as well? That's like two team tournaments on the trawler they they would have to be the undisputed number one team in tennis by gas for all those teams. That didn't quite manage to say well at the Davis Cup having the HP Cups so close off the does give them a option. D kind of what's the word it's a rectify anything. They were able to achieve like T- months before so in a way that proximity. Maybe it's good for that. That's interesting because the last time we saw jackovitch choice ski on a tennis court. They were playing doubles in the Davis Cup and they had they had that much calmer who was but had a match on the on the Iraqi and they lost and the press cope. I was really emotional. But they're they're like literally call six weeks later back home to call a no elements conveyor able to rectify the situation An and win and I think it's really interesting because you know I think Djokovic this week has shown the you know he's like Mrs Peak level at the moment he's looking very good going into the Australian Open Nidal is well. It's kind of like he's played. The singles is paid a lot of tennis. It doesn't feel like he's had off season given pow much played in Davis Cup. How much how much he's been played in the ATP Cup. I just wonder whether easel mice going to burn himself out going into to Melbourne. Yeah I see what you mean. Although I'm kind of thinking the Melbourne he will take time out there and I think that might actually be a more logical time in the season to have a break because he won't really have to play anything until Indian Wells so he he could have six weeks without actually. Having to play at his schedule is in terms of if he's going to play like Dubai or something like that but it may be. I don't know I was Kinda thinking that address and you'll probably know is freshest going into the so oft was. I'd like to see him. Just take a bit of time I I mean I hope he doesn't like Natee for an injury or anything but just to kind of conserve himself with trae which we all know extremely important. Say Yeah but I think I think the HBO was was interesting. I do still have some qualms as phase about it being so close to the Davis Cup and yet the women on their having a joint couple of their own equivalent but I think provided some entertaining tennis. I think it's nice that we actually get through. The plays comes together for countries more often and I think that she brings out the best and set and players like Nick Springs to mind He. He seemed to be very calm and composed at misbehaving for one. So maybe he team sports maybe actually just see him a little better. Maybe he should just continue it. He played for bednets. Atp Cup is this. Rebirth of Nick curious because he I think he had a pretty great tournament I think and I think he's. He's almost like one everyone back. Or like all the haters of the curiosities like they swayed. He's done so much good You know on a tennis coal rallying behind for a great cause you know for the bush fires and yeah. He's played some great tennis and I loved by Swiss think he was doing pushups for every double foldout expire of school. But like the day off after that was like Things that he had you'd go to back injury but that I think he I think he was good. But yeah we definitely sort different carriers arthritis interesting you know. He came out in the press. Saying you know being in a in a team event you know playing for team. Australia is almost like he i. It gives him that motivation. That doesn't have You know in in singles competition and Know he's feast kind of admitted this and it's interesting that you know team events. Have this a different impact on on players? We we've seen that with with Nick. Carriers. I just wonder. Maybe maybe it stems from like a lack of self worth might. Maybe he doesn't think that he's worthy enough. You know when he's playing himself maybe he doesn't think he liked deserves to do the best for himself. But when it's the people into the mix maybe he's just gives him extra motivation because he's claim something so I don't know maybe it stems from like lace office. I'm sure issues going on but yeah it is it. It's interesting am. I would really like to sort of delve into his brain law. I think just say much going on in the. I don't say great. Britain did better than expected. I would say I'm proving that we all factor in these team events. We can do pretty well. On all day we only just missed out on a semifinal spot. We just lost Australia and not double was waiting. I was starting to wake up and see that I mean I I went to bed with. I think you know nick carriers You'd like a Santa break up on camera story and I thought this is just GonNa be routine this routine exit for GB. But no. And I think one of the reasons we've done so well this is. The form of Donovan's is just going from strength to strength for the moment. Think he's now going to be seated. He's GonNa be seated number thirty the the Australian. Oh Yup Yup and you know he beat I think he this week he beat demure in I think potentially what would swell the singles match of the tournament? I think it was. It was certainly the longest on. He was over near enough three and a half hours. And Yeah he's just been really really fun to watch Yeah it's just a shame that we've Salisbury and Jamie Murray. They can plow against. Carrollton to minority in the doubles. Because yeah they have five match points and You know again. Call going back to Davis Cup spade in that in that second set again they had chances to make it to make it interesting and I kind of I guess similar here. It's like they had that opportunity to kind of rectify that. Bring a right that wrong but I'm unfortunately this time it didn't go away but certainly yeah very good performance and I think Tim Henman as coach. I think kind of looking on TV. They all really enjoyed it already. Enjoyed themselves knows Bits of Banter. And you know it was called Yeah I think I think it was. Yeah it was pretty good to see kind of a different dynamic. I liked the team zones as well because obviously we saw the players kind of easing the like the IPAD. The technology to Kinda get stotts and I just thought that was that was quite different in a different insight and like just to have information and to be able to utilize it like straightaway and maybe some place. They might be like visual learners who they learn from stats having quantified by. I mean Ashley Yeah I really do. I think it's a good way of you. Trialing these things our. I don't think that's going to be on unruffled across the whole tool but like why no for this event have something a bit different like we will want row change. It certainly looks like you know for me. There are some things that almost like they've learning for like a Laker. And you know if we kinda talking about Labor Cup an you know an x. a glorified exhibition event. You know seeing some of the things clearly worked in that style. I'm put them into the put them into the tour and on C. H. E. A. What really well. And yes some of the best things I've come seen on on social media have involved the group element and Siegel the teams off benches and having really good time of the French. The French debut always kind of hilarious. Bedwell pay you. Just dudek said everyone jokes about that kind of saying them as they would be like behind the scenes like in the locker in might be having a laugh and Jerry something either so we get to see that whereas normally you deceived is woken call play against Jeff Walker forgotten. So it's nice to see the desert shield of like cameraderie friendship and support on the tool between the players. They spend their whole lives traveling around to get the pretty much A. It's it's Nice era as we know pretty much watch any tennis so I mean I'm I'm still like us to watch the age because of still enjoyed yet whether it's going to be changed for next year there's talks of a WPA Cup Who knows what's going to happen with the event next year but I think on the whole it was. It was fairly successful. I mean the one thing I I think. A lot of plays maybe struggle with on a rough city. Didn't like it was the times. Ain't change like you know the teams Famer in Perth. And they had to go to sit in a three hour time time change so think do that in. The middle of the tournament is a bit like unsettling. Yeah I think I think that is something. Yeah I think that is a big Oskar. Feel like there is so like a Preferable your place to play. So you'd have to have that kind of type zone issue. I I still think you know there was definitely some controversies. I think for me the biggest thing the most perplexing thing is the ranking points. Because you know that I see You know to some of these players. Yeah that kind of playing for ranking points. They getting an extra event compared to kind of other players who don't have the event and I think that for me from a perspective is really probably the biggest controversy. Thought that your entitling some players to get Ryan King points to be set you know that wild ranking a not doing you know enabling not for others Yeah I still think not as something that needs to be looked at I mean even earlier I was kind of looking at I think Bautisa and and joke of it. I think they both won their singles matches but Jakovich actually got more ranking points. Are they now? I don't really sure how that worked. But a mishap acoustic the players that they're playing against if they're playing against ranked pain and say makes victory disadvant- someone. Yeah Yeah exactly. No I think they will have to look into that. Definitely I mean do we need to have ranking points for a tool of do we just have like I think maybe just ranking more space on the stage you get to not making fun of so complicated but yeah we will say that. That was the speaker. Let us know your thoughts For illnesses like what did you think anything? You particularly liked the really the tournament. Keep the next day or anything major. Eating there should definitely be changed. Let us know on twitter so not just very quickly as well. Kim I ching also I mean what are your thoughts. I mean I think the other big conversation is about the timing you know. We've talked about Davis Cup we've talked about the ATP Cup and again. They feel very similar. I mean you have to look at the you know you got to the knockout stages at the I think it was like six of the eight teams. Were pretty much to say but it feels like it's ATP Cup has better slot in the calendar. Then Davis Cup does it Only thing so because Davis by the end of the Season Cup for when you're tired and one team cut for when you're fresh. All you think Davis Cup would be the perfect curtain raiser I disagree. I think it's better at the end of the as like finale. I think it's it's too early in the season to play for such a historic tournament. Like I don I. I just woke up. I think to become a good Walmart. I think. The Davis Cup is is good finale. They both have their of their merits. I mean I don't know if maybe we should plan a trip to Australia next year for the HP COBB SAFETY. Let's see but yeah. Let's let's let's go on to other news from this week in tennis I guess. Most notable perhaps is Serena Williams has won her first title was a mother had first title in three years today. I hadn't realized that she'd actually not want to for that long like a no opposition reached. What three three seven finals? Since coming back it's raining full. I kind of just thought she'd one like a smaller Auburn since coming back. But she hadn't done anything so I think this is quite a big significant may even in. Harare had chased T to make history. Yeah I think it was interesting because in in the final you know in the in the batch in the ceremony. Afterwards the feeling was almost. Kind of like relief from Serena you know Oh thank God. I've won a tights again. I'm back on it but you know I think I think you know as long as it went on Obviously without set from Serena herself online while I'm on I'm going to win its height so again and I think this is a very cute very good step to kind of you know. Obviously they're going to be bigger titles to hopefully to come in the future you looking at the grand slams but you know I think this is very kind of stepping stone and yeah it was just like she played awesome tennis awake. And you know she's definitely going to be a heavy favourite. I think you're studying apron now. She's called prove that in Oakland. Here we should just say it is the Oakland we're talking about. Didn't add. She mentioned that. Yes they Serena Jessica Gula of the US Straight sets in the final to claim her seventy third career. Talk to so. Yeah I mean I Guess Jessica Gould and the ESPN CLASSIC. Final is a bit different. T facing assault occurred in the final district. Nathan but I think Certainly the mental hurdle of can. I eat a win a win a title again that now so I feel like it will. Help has become more competitive. Should she get into another major final? I think she's going to be more secure. Also Jessica Tequila. I did not realize this. Oh just kind of reading up on it. Her Dodd is the odor off the buffalo bills at NFL. Not In the United States. I just thought that was everyday life people then maybe a half cerita dated prize money as well to the you know the Bush Fire Relief Fund. And she'll say auctioning of each dress that she wa- across Matches in Oakland. Say these really nice guests. Maybe just Gouda should have buttons as well. She's called billionaire dad but yeah. So we also saw Serena reached the doubles final in Old Clinton say hiring Caroline Wozniacki together for the first time. Which is already you know. Really Cool partnership shame that they haven't teamed up before because obviously that that best mates like a women as lay. Isn't it but lately never not she? It was a good week for Americans it often. Because in that doubles final it was actually Taylor Townsend in Asia Muhammad To and then back in the singles we had any somme of getting to the semi. She lost to Serena see quite a good week for Americans are in In Oakland yet the uncut Gulf doubled parliament. Yeah just America they just. I love La Played Oakland but yeah there were other tournaments going on as well in Brisbane. We had a premier tournament. And I think to pick up yet preschool. One nine and risk She was yeah she said title there in four years. I think so She didn't have to work hard for those she. She beat medicine key seven five in the third-set and she was pre taped up. Free Talk to the end In the semi final push had saved a match point. Beat ASAKA in three sets so really long matches clinch the title but Yeah waging wage wins titles before slabs then slams. I'm already you get into the season and it's going to be listen. It's going to be like most titles won Miss Season. Piscopo is going to be taught online. Whatever yet grad slabs she still going to have a zero. We'll say we'll say I thought Namie saw quite good as well so I definitely think she is going to be a contender. Come the Australian Open but there was one surprise. Actually Ashpalt recently weld well number one when out in the first round to Jennifer Brady? Yeah a little deliver doubleheader be followed up beating Ash Balti- by by beating Maria Sharapova but Yeah that was surprising loss. I wasn't I wasn't expecting that for Balti- In front of their home crowd. Yeah today if if maybe it's nerves playing in front of a home crowd I I take now how that's going to affect her in in the Z. Season I think. Yeah as that's why pass me didn't pick her to win. The I just saw I think she might Gabbert nervous but she did reached it up. Final say she's playing with Kiki baton. Say She's she's getting the match practicing. Whether it's doubles cool Robinson. Go school an F. Play. We haven't really spoken any length about Patrick veto last year's Australian Open fineness. She got to the semi in Brisbane. So I feel like. She's very under the radar that maybe they want somebody talking about her. So yeah I think Haruna Sarka also but that have been tournaments in out soy outside of Australia. Yeah we've had a sheddings and and we had a Katharina Alexandra pronounce this. Is this the first name of the season? I'M GONNA GET ZONE SHIVA ALEXANDRA. Well she has made history by becoming the first. Wt because Duffy winner of the decade. Say remember that for end of season cuisine and Yeah she beat Elena Rip Aquino Ripe Akina Sixty six four at insurance and that was her first title She's out she had a very good stole two. The one event in Limos lost month which is just like a one t five case series. So she's at Ted much winning streak say Pepsi's adult course the you know. She's dangerous a dangerous first round of payment for someone say watch out for her and we also had a ATP tournaments in Doha as well. I think Stan the man's type of income was the top seed but it was the second seed Andre Rebe lab who captured his third. Atp tool title defeating Somewhat surprised. Finace in co-written Muti Frenchmen. I think he was a qualifier part of the next gen crop of players but yet replay coming through six to seven six so I feel like he's just kind of gobbling up to fifty titles at face. He had a very strong end to the law season. He's almost picked up where he left off. So so yes relief in Doha Alexandrova in Alexandria in Shanzen. There's been some been some wins this week. we'll be back after a quick break and we'll be doing a bit of a mysterious player okay. We are back and new season. Kim. I'm saying mysterious player. Would you listeners? This is where we we. Are we go through a series of lease and you can play alone? And you're trying to guess the tennis player We are referring to with the clues as quick as possible. Kim Are you ready for said clues? Yes gaffer and come home okay. Right first clue. I WANNA get one hundred percent record in twenty two thousand nine hundred eighty S. I was born on the twenty third of July nineteen eighty-one. Ooh Okay. So they're thirty eight. Ooh that almost sodas well if they're slightly older than Roger Federer who was born on the eighth of August of that year. That's crazy. I mean that's already crazy. Roger Federer's birthday all the talk for voice birthdays actually the big sorry eight. Okay Yep right next cly I have a career. High ranking ooh. My voice went high. That as I said hi I have a career. High ranking of world number thirteen. Ooh Okay a reached the complete top. Ousseini K next clue. I have reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open Wimbledon and the US Open. Can I guess? Ready Nadia Petrova. It's not true but that's a great shot by its final. Actually no she go. Hi Thirteen in the world. I just suddenly. I will give you this for free. It is. It is a male play. Thanks next clue. I retired from tennis in June. Twenty fifteen now. Five years ago Carlos Moya he would have been a fillet would have been earlier. The might make me be played. Probably played I reckoning prepaid K. Gained some more niche. I Love I love the starts right however. I came out of retirement in twenty-six team to play Davis Cup for my country against Zimbabwe defeating the world number. Two thousand one hundred forty seven courtney. Lock Six love. Six Love Six love. Gosh and you're going to like this one and Denmark where I be Frederik Nielsen. My in my loss issue much. How dare he? I don't think we've actually spoken out on this podcast about my love. For Frederick Nelson. He is like my second favorite player after Nevada. Oh Gosh what. Tough unreadable is. It is Swedish is it a Thomas Johansson. It's high ranked come out over time to pre-tape the soft part of the World Scandinavian. What I was GonNa say Robin saying obviously he reached is incorrect. Y- franchise three more. Three more exclusive again. This is this is. This is probably my favorite. I defeated Bernard Tomic in the shortest recorded. Monsters tour. Tennis match in Open era lasted just twenty eight minutes. Twenty seconds bosses in twenty forty. Wow Oh my gosh So Scandinavian player. Yup Thirty eight years old. I'm DO Y'ALL K. Nieminen yes it is yesterday a classic okay Neiman my final class. We're going to be so far. I'm I am the first and only player to have won an eighty two four. My country and in the final was. I was born in Finland. Definitely yes each phonies forty-nine man and I remember watching quite a few like didn't he have a really classic like five set match of Tim Henman at Wimbledon. Yeah yeah I mean it sounds like that definitely rings a bell? Yeah really solid play. It got the second week of all. The Grand Slams made the most of his talent. So yeah listeners. Let us know. Did she get your Neiman? And how long did it take you? Did you get? Did you get straight away? As soon as I said his birthday press players. Yes yes moving on so yes. We've had all kinds of first week on the tool and already looking forward to the Australian Open and there has been a lot of chat about lots of different things with regards to the first Grand Slam of the year. And I think the biggest piece of news wigan start with as Andreas Q. Who probably one of the favorites It's going to be one of the favorites for the women's title. She's out with. She's out with an injury. Yeah it's a knee injury. What she picked up at the. Wd finals the end of last season. It's just too soon this tournament in her sort of recovery. Say she has to miss it. Which I imagine the out of the other players will be quite relieved about that perhaps Serena Williams or a Salka and they might be A rubbing their hands in Glee Yeah I mean if she wasn't really fully fit all in match practice she she might not have gotten that far anyways. It's probably best that she just takes the time out to kind of recover. It will be ashamed name because we won't see you again. Wait and see her choice. Gave her back to back slams. Kazakh did last year. So yeah I mean maybe makes a women's draw a bit less exciting still still plenty of plays. They're gonna I think the draw light so wondrous skew will do. I'm sure she'll be aiming to be backed by what kind of Indian Wells time. When a week and a half a season a address she'd been around that long already talked today. I've already said the SIG all week and have joey skew and a fully an fulls Tennessee season. She played was I mean she? It's crazy to think how big of an impact she had given. Yes yeah he played. I think what six months she paid like half the tour last season and this season as well how much of the tour she gangs play. And you know just kind of talking about Ash Balti- as well number one but For me onto skew. Fill the biggest barrier to getting to welcome on isn't isn't any other tennis player. It feels like it's going to be a jury pro boaty. Yeah she's not going to become like Adele portray who's just been plagued by injuries and has never been able to maximize for what we know is his is capable of even talking of dope tra- he's also not going to be at the Australian Apron still having issues with a with a knee again say again. A shame full departure and his fans are. I didn't think well will they ever come back and and kind of ever wait another side looking a less likely hope on dress? You doesn't kind of be say plagues as as a dope trade for example things. She's got a good team around to to to help. And then yeah a lot of other stuff going on in Australia. Pal from the withdrew overstay. Stay dissipate of who about the show? And all of the the air quality issues as a result of Says the Apron is now kind of under a threat and they're potentially going to have to eat like play a lot of matches indoors because the equities is kind of sad. I don't know how they're gonNA manage to to move every single match indoors because they've got three three big arenas with with reefs which is great. But you know that's any three cool. So how how are they going to juggle the situation if the air is that is horrendous nonstop tennis twenty seven well. I mean has the AA indoor practice scores baby. They'll have to move matches to like those one man and his dog watching a do think it's going to be interesting. I mean to be honest I mean we could just get to day one and not be initiave by by the time it might a monitoring on some scale a no Jakovich as expressed concerns and the hasn't he had breathing issues before like when there's beans or something dodgy in the essay. Maybe this is the way that will stop him from winning. Wha How many one seven or a lease Irish counties say Madison. I think it might be seven so we presents which is mad. Yes no way. There's no way this. This grandson is going to be cancelled as long as called. Imagine imagine yeah. I'm sure I'm sure they wouldn't. They just have to be sentenced him to with what's been going on and actually talking about the bush fires love. The players have come out and joined in the efforts to raise money for the for the for the relief. Efforts going on so we've had an at. Caritas Come Out and say he stayed eighteen Every every you however much money per ace that he hits and then other players are sort of started doing doing the same but for their double-faults instead of aces. So a Belinda bench. She's going to donate two hundred dollars per double foods so I mean the crowd can block genuinely cheer her if she double foods because sharing sharing the day nation instead. If your name was Camila Giorgi be saying two hundred a Alex. Sheriff which she. She called out to odd social media. When I saw that I thought that's pretty punchy. That's pretty that's pretty punchy. Because at the moment is having a judging on his performances. Atp husband having a couple of issues with his thing. He served like twenty four double faults in two matches. But Yeah I. I love how benches was trying to turn that into a positive. Oh by the way you can still raise lots of money. Well cool. I'M ELISE I. She's donating fifty dollars for every drop shot winner. So that's very neat and then somebody to have. If I'd like this one. She said guys you know. I love Australia but you know I didn't hit two aces so I want to help my pledges. That every time I give Darren K who a hard time in my box during matches in ause out. Donate two hundred dollars every time. She tends the box yells. Darren Cahill again. We should be applauding that because it's more money for the relief today but it's nice that the place is sort of coming out in the pool at a as as they should and that she there's going to be a charity match on the fifteenth of January rally. For Relief Federa rougher Serena and carry us. Already signed up to play that so hopefully that will do a lot to to kind of get more money going and at least they can relate when they are in the top prize. Earning millions of pounds and dollars as the least they can do in my opinion. And Yeah as we as we mentioned earlier just going back to the HP this being some news tennis. Australia have announced that they are actually in talks with the WPA about creating an equivalent women's competition at the HP up that's being cooperative criticism From the from the female at presume because the WPA tournament which is a premier clashed with for few days it clashed with the HP COP. That was taking place at Brisbane and at and Sharp Other player's came out. And said you know? We were kind of pushed aside for the for the men as be carp and then as soon as they went off and they'd completed the group's ages you know we were allowed back onto the to the main court so that was a bit of a feeling of being sidelined yet again for the for the men so if for example they had wj recipes. They can just make sure that well they could. Just make sure that is fair. I suppose I mean they would still maybe play the top Tier Brisbane but maybe they have the WPA cop elsewhere. I'm sure but just need to make sure if this sharing venue that the matches are kind of equally distribution not purchasing one over the other. I mean we've had scheduling DEMARCO's before but that was a lot of a lot of saying that this week that it wasn't fair. Yeah and I think I think rose I think those kind of conversations about getting a new stadium a court in Brisbane almost potentially to manage solve not workload to be able to do kind of two events I guess concurrently but Yeah Cup. Wti Cup when? When are we going to get mixed up? Like oh we walk for many. This is really confusing. Is a really great fun mixed event and we've now sort of splitting out into two completely different events and once again we kind of not as not very much chatter on a in a mixed team event now. I don't know if kind of tennis Australia. Or whoever are looking at this thinking we can have an ATP Cup for the men's tour a Wj Cup for the Women's tool because the labor is just going to be the you know the Labor cop is going to evolve and become a mixed. Yeah If the HP and HP COP Jake of couldn't be separate then they should definitely my opinion make the Labor Cup a mixed event. That's probably the easiest thing if they want to injuries yet then another cop into the calendar just make the Labor couple of mixed one because actually in tennis. It's one of the only sports that men and women can play alongside each other and they're treated as equals like on the court. You don't see that you don't see women and men official pitch playing together D. So I think. Tennis is very unique in that perspective that we have. It's a mixed doubles grand slams as normal Hartman Cup. We've had for so many years like so. I don't think I think it would be wrong if tennis. Sali's that because that's kind of what? She has very unique progressive. Things about about tennis. We'll see to be continued but yes we do have a couple of other things on our bulletin board Say Thomas Mr has joined Dominic Teams Coaching set-up. Say he'll be working with. Nicolas Massu selected tournaments. I think that's Ground Psalms in small series events So yeah expect Thomas Mr in his box. I think anything hits really says interesting. He's he's bringing a grand slam champion on board. Whether he's kind of looking at that right. This is going to my next push. This is going to be to win a grandson. Anita movie that experience in my book. So Yeah Hi Thomas Mister. It's it's a good rhythm perks dominate team. 'cause we'll see some control see where he he's not. GonNa play the Olympics in 'cause I was just thinking yeah he's gram slam champion his tonsils going Olympic champion and his team so he's well sets up for base. Yeah we'll we'll see. I'm not sure I feel like I feel that you might be imagining that I remember we thing about dominate team and what tournaments East Bay when I said he yeah say we have had yet. Only a sharp over this week did get a wild card into the main draw a set. She lost to Jennifer Brady this week. So we'll be going into the Australian Open with no match practice but of course we know she's a former champion and everyone will want to see Maria back on a tennis cool denies Joe or you. Don't think that it's kind of thing that wildcards should really be given to play up coming. I state no shower. Paver is really that popular still date. No if if she's actually going to do anything with the work I just I don't know I really sure if I would would have given him myself I I've given her wildcard qualifying but I don't think she is any more deserving than other players out there but I think yeah I think for me if if I was being really kind of honest I'd say I would never treat like a former champion. I'd think like this. I would say look you need like Ed match practice. So We'd love to give you a qualified while Khad because then you get match practice in the main draw. Yes yes. She's cheap but she has been announced as one of the five major wildcards. I think the others Pulling Polenta from Franz Coco Vandeweghe in America and Rodeina verse. Well stray and So yes that's kind of. I think this week I think yeah as I said spill a million stories. We're trying to cram them all in Into THIS EPISODE IV HOPE. You have enjoyed listening to us the next time you will hear from us. We'll be our Australian Open preview. 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Entry 29 Garry Cahill  Prodigy Tennis

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Entry 29 Garry Cahill Prodigy Tennis

"Welcome to the twenty nine th entry into my tennis journal. Where the hell does time go? Today I've got a bit of a treat for you. I just had a fantastic chat with their one and only got a cat who who is a tennis. Coaching legend was the national coach in performance. The rates are for Tennis Ireland for fourteen years and earlier this year decided that he would like to create his own company in on environment with the Cleveland Mission of developing top. One hundred self sustaining food tennis professionals. We'll hear all about that business and what he has included within it. You will hear an amazing thing. Right at the star about how he has actually purposely built his own facility using patents and and coaches amazing story and genuine spiting. And you will hear all about Gary Time as Davis Cup coach. Some fantastic tips in there about how to do on Courts match-play type coaching and some great advice for coaches in general. So a real treat. It was about forty minutes but of course we could have spent hours and hours say chatting about the tennis world so before I pass you to. Gary as usual is just a case of if you like what you hear shared it with your tennis. Pows give us a cheeky. Little Five Star Review on itunes or any podcast in that you listen to if you got a minute to spear spend minute rating interview about what you'd like to in particular this episode or any of the other that you have listened to in the past go back check at the back catalogue of guests some amazing people in there for you to listen to so that's enough for me. L. Pass move on Tuesday so Gary Cahill welcome to the show. Orange Custodio note. Perhaps I always seem to ask start by asking people. I think here you are moment. I'm in a local coffee shop in Dublin. Now just join a nice coffee lucky and so. I've been meaning to speak to you for ages. Things were both very busy but saw something on facebook. The other day is up if you don't believe it. It was the site of the Indoor Sports Hall being transformed into to to endorse sports. Is that right? We have now to indoor tennis courts and to aerobics studios for physical training often. And the thing that got me was that it seemed to be very much a joint venture with parents or like community zone. So can you start us there and actually tell us that's come about and what it what it's like. So how come abode is a? I wanted to develop a performance center of excellence for high-performance players in Ireland. And I was trying to find a venue dot was suitable for housing these kind of athletes so I looked around and looked at loads of different options like my own center. Many different options that show a lot of courses that done but they all pro proven to be way too expensive with vestment Particularly when you're in the performance Site of sport because performance. Tennis doesn't actually make money so I ended up Lincoln in with a local school called Woodlands Academy which had to structure. That was a ginge with her out of an all purpose surface. So you've seen them. They're like slippery surface stuff shiny. Shiny Kinda surfaced. I if the ball tennis ball Lonzo but it's a bit like glass nice short socks. Even from the school's Perspective Way to slip to have kids so I approached the school to lease the center. Part of the to resurface the surface into center. Because it said it was not suitable for pipe performance. Tennis bears so to do this. It was a really expensive project is firstly we have to take up the existing floor which would be a huge Jolla. Then you have to put up a surface and top of this and then you have to be acrylic. We got these incredible colts to do this job so I said well. Let's try and do really well. Let's try to do it on a much much tighter budget. So I got coaches that. Were working with us. parents one parents in particular Who is an engineer? Who would be involved in projects like this? Before the lead. The project and We took in some contractors as little as possible because we run a very tight budget under. We've just finished resurfacing the course to a USO file Harkat court which is incredible surface And we did it on a really really tight budget so yeah I am. I wish decided podcast. So should see my face like you so without going into too many figures and wherever bit percentage from the court if you'd gone with the contract to how much it costs you what percentage of that while maybe fifty percent some serious money. Yeah it wasn't affordable really to to to do is we had gone away but perspective of team building a community of people to see parents Yet in some cases helping to paint is warning about the surface. These are parents have high-performance tennis players. Who just want the best further children under willing to go to Stanton nanette surfaces? Really offer kids. They all rolled in dot involved. Which were really really proud of. Just amazing to see the pictures of everyone mucking in created prodigy tennis. And what's the? Let's say for coaches at? What's the mortal of delivery for prodigy tennis from a business and also practical sense so so basically probably came from Lhasa? You know there's been. There's been debates around the world but in Arlington last year. But what are tennis should decentralized centralized are? What's the best supposed Tennyson in? Oh I believed us. We need really good close. What at a certain point. We need the best players together in an individual because large squads lar squad programs in my experience. They don't produce really hypothalamus. Bears there has to be the individual approach to produce farms bears. And that's why I went about quit prodigy because I wanted firstly base for players. Who were really serious about coming become performance? Bears means twitter. They've become pro players. They won't all become pro players but at least give them the opportunity because pro players are secondly maybe a lot of these players when US colleges. But I want to create something that in wasn't firstly hope becoming a college player. The college was something that was down to back on I wanted something that players but the ambition to become pros this tran on. Also I wanted to link in with other services so for example prodigy will also coach education the future prodigy will also help academies are clubs to develop their. Komo's so there's a lot of different strands Bush. The first stage three to start a develop programs. And did you have some that? Use to word resistance for lack of a better word in terms of ambitions for Irish tennis players. The conflict of opinions there or was it. Just the piracy be decided to go different routes. Yeah well it's more the powers-that-be sell decentralisation More regional BIZ programs with the goal to develop high-performance and college Tennessee. Seen is really the pot for Irish players player. Should go to college Nashville site in my experience. Seeing this Clair's course can go to college. If embiid caused college. That's all we will ever produce. That might even saw exactly. So I'm business type AFAM players then. No I know also fall short because there's very obviously top players who went to college you don't. We will produce high-performance. I mangle the Parole Megan College but we can't develop a structure hotly just for US colleges. We shouldn't as a federation CEDAR TO US colleges. It's not there's no return for federation and most of sorry you the Pun is going to make is that. Most of our players who end up in colleges fit county them played Davis Cup Perfecto for the constantly. So as a federation why would we invest everything in players that realistically Will Not Pro Sport but a hunt trying to top hundred players for me. It does make sense. Does just for clarification for anyone listening? Your Vision for prodigy includes people that come back from college. Tennyson further. Their career and make it and approves absolutely. That's the way I see it or key. In certain instances will have who will go to colleges hopefully good colleges? Because you know. I don't believe that just gone to college. Not Unique Goto it a good college to develop your game and the level of college sentences actually get better so so that means that you know if you're gonNa be a really good college for you have to really top junior in the world as well so those players of course see feeding back into the system. Afterwards what I would like to take the probably will be able to produce players who will go on the Pro Tour and our ambition movie which was top one hundred players and that's the difference of opinion. I don't believe even squad programs with the ambition to be college will ever virtues players. I think it's the saddest thing of is that you want to aim for. And what is the objective National Governing Body? So let's say for example. Someone says he wants to develop January wants to develop players and then they say unto do disperse everything. Back into the clubs. That's when you would have the well that might produce some good players. But it's not gonNA actually the the attention of the special ones enough to meet that pass music. Yes yes you're you're spot on and and And I completely agree without him. Particularly when you're in the nation for the facilities are substandard. You know we don't have a lot of top-class indoor courts national factor very few armed. We have one province. It doesn't have any indoor courts to expect to be able to produce top professional players. Wet astroturf in the middle of winter in groups in all. Were were kidnapped. And what to plead? Devil's advocate see the other side of the coin de advantage of having more provinces or regions around. Well I think the advantages of that would be that you certainly get more players chain sport and you'll get more talent or I think that's also really important part but what happens when you have the talent and you're trying to get them to the next stage is to have to have an environment somewhere that provides all the services that they need like. It's unlikely that clover province into the science support services that professional athletes. So not mean stunt time. These athletes will fall in travel around. They're not traveling internationally in regions clothes. They don't have the resources to travel to the losing all over time. All these small things will make a difference than will will actually mean by the time they get to sixty or seventy years days behind. You stand up. Is there a potential simulate? Your choice alerts. Connector of businesses year but potential for prodigy to act as almost like a national academy for Arlen Door. Well Yeah I mean this happened. Have you seen it To a certain sense the UK. You'll have a lot of players now training in the performance academy not far away from where they all seats up golf together. Good coaches to provide pharmacy programs. I mean potentially this is an option again. It goes back to what you mentioned earlier. It depends on the ambition of federation in all would like to think that we have the ambition to produce top flares to have flares who are on the pro circuit. And Yeah I. I wouldn't rule this out even if it's not formal. I think yeah if you are thirteen. Fourteen years old are showing that you have the abilities. And it's within your means than people need to have options and yes it would be way better as an option within the country rather than feeling they have to move to Barscelona or niece or so. This is a very good point because you know we could say well. Okay get layers to seventeen or sixty or whatever and send them to Barcelona. But you know I know that when you send them to Barcelona unless you have somebody there somebody involved with those athletes. You don't really know what's going to happen because a lot of time they become numbers these bigger academy so in small countries where you don't have huge amounts of talent and again you know you don't have all parents who've got the money to send the kids the Barcelona and we have to be able to fight a service in our own country. You definitely definitely. So you've mentioned a few times this individual approach and also you mentioned about the sports science backup so give a little bit of an overview for say prodigy will supply your or for these players that you work with. I'll give you an interesting point. recently always Above the prosecution in Finland Obosa Walk. Those are really good. High-performance job look like Gather information to at ten top centers. They're not close their performance centers that have produced high-performance level players from junior grand slams to to roll out slumps. I tried to find common denominators. And there's one thing that sticks out glares who were common trudy systems and the systems develop players of the more individual approach. Dave provide individual training. It provide services round individual trapped under very skilled. Cultures are common denominators being accused of groups of twelve flares. Ten players on Warner to Individual program so I see model for prodigy. Long-term we are nowhere near there yet. Because we're just star that we will have base of talent. Stocked juice developed high-performance individual programs around these outfits. So not just not just over the weekends but we will. We will start to have programs that will give these athletes a lot of individual work as well as some group programs traveled programs science support Which demand greediest and when you talk about individuals because I remember a stage in my career. I was working with primarily one player as foucus. If like and yeah working probably twenty to twenty two hours a week on all this as you experience. Many times in member Sunday come into in. How many players could you do this for was like the amount that I'm doing it for that one? And so how? How will you cater for? Let's imagine because the realities of let's say countries like Scotland and Ireland is the very best talent comes through sporadically. Not You might have a fifteen year old female and you might have a twelve year old guy. So how big is your team at the moment? Will it be your goals in that sense? Well at the moment there's three of us Working at the center. I don't imagine any points in this center. It's going to be more than five because it's a small venue but I also see how we can help older coaches to provide individual programs for players that are also connected to our center so for example players will come to our center Friday Saturday and Sunday but they will also work individually with other coaches to coach. Peace I see where we will help these coaches as well to work individually with their players so we will not be providing all the individual war Bush will provide support around the individual programs for this burst into words individual using. I think I would use. Maybe an integrated approach. Yeah everything's considered no just the few factors but the whole package around the plane as well. So what you absolutely? What would be your saying this from a selfish point of view but I I know what the challenges would be like in Scotland for raising awareness or working with coaches out in the field. In that sense what would it be? What would your biggest challenges be immediately working with coaches? I in Vitas parts of Ireland. Well haven't been involved in national centre. Parkway experience saw this. You know when you when you work with individual coaches very important that you know you have this integrated approach where you know. You're acting a support mechanism or sold. Then tell them coaches what to do on your involvement as much as possible and everything you're doing with the athletes. That's very good communication channel between doing programs Wilson but the programs individually. Yeah it's very regular communication contact so for example a profile. The keats that they're involved such that it's it's mixed mixed voices and it's managed. Can you can do well but provided that you have and what you said there you know. You're twenty two hours with a fleet. You need really missive to coaches to provide this program because financially as well for cultures like taking these players like this provide individual approaches not as lucrative as working within a globe accessory store. No we need committed coaches who are also ambitious to produce high-performance athletes here. It's just the it's I think it is. It's a hurdle that people doing appreciate. Is that an initial perception of what? You're telling someone to do something where they can get out of jail card. I jus it's not about me it's about you. It's about the player or the person that over. And if you have that kind of one vision and everyone is playing their parts up vision come to life than everyone knew what the rules and responsibilities are then can usually work but it it's kind of like cast you said it consistent communication and also monitoring and evaluating how things are going the last that we miss a law intense yes absolutely absolutely and you know from from my perspective Go back to the financial Sidiq Obama the courts etc project like this Will need investment retirement sponsorship overtime and we lead people businesses sports Who would like to see Irish players? Intron stops get behind. We need to support. Yeah definitely one hundred percent and so. Let's go backwards in time. Just a little bit just. I'm curious to pick your brains. The diplo this moments I've had in tennis like captain. Scotland for junior each fair like can international events and you had the absolute owner of being the Davis Cup for your country. So could you. If it's possible to even explain how that makes you feel. What does that? Time kind of memories. Does it bring back in feelings? Does it bring back? I mean Davis Cope me as a coach was probably the most joyful time life career. I loved there is Co. I lost everything about us The time with the players to preparation time really enjoyed today's come up to the marches. I really enjoyed. Yeah the practice Trenton on. Of course I never felt that kind of adrenaline ever in any other advances of sitting on the chair Thais You really feel like you're you're you're living. I could say safely say a week. Davis lost half stuff. Yeah because just you coach your your your sole focus. You forget you forget yourself. Aren't you end up Un DOPE? Just completely forget to lease. You're leaving on adrenaline. You get on the after Davis Cup. You feel like you'd but in a positive way yeah we had some really really good times some tough times as well as because you know you can prepare for for a long time but then you can lose it in the space of two points or whatever you know they can be a huge disappointment describing how it was just for me. It was the proudest time as a coach particularly member. One Tie in Egypt where we ran over days. We had like five said marches. With these gypsum clay. We were supposed to finish on the Sunday and we were like two one in the fifth set of are over. Yeah we had to run into a file. A and we finished it with two men and a dog sitting in the stands because no one had taken for Yeah they were moments. I thought that they were just they were just you know yeah. Go Go gone back to that. I mean you have to look at. Why do players spread the sport? What's the reason for getting involved sport for me on this fire what's prodigy player or whatever Davis Cope has to be one of the pinnacles? Any kid tests definitely one of the things that I'm Su- jealous of tennis after ruined Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. It's like with some of the players that we've had in the last ten to actually had tape going back to one thing you said. It was particularly interested in links what was spoken about already. Is that the preparation the days leading up to the event. And all the different plates that you have to spin the captain and it's one of the things that I probably wouldn't have appreciated until at haired and spent a time with Leon sneak in about those earlier days about all the things that you have to consider that may be loosely sauce off in a way that is like the kind of the pinnacle if you like off for. You're talking about it. That for younger age group is that that's where the the preparation starts for getting to a stage like that. Yeah because if you don't if you don't have an idea or any expedient of professionalism Luke's like is feels like on a daily basis then it's too big my opinion it's too big a jumpy. Yeah Yeah I would completely agree with us on a younger age group. Experienced things like way team events like even four nations at Call for these kind of events that it's a it's a bit of foothold into it. And then I suppose the importance of Dole's is key. And all the Trudeau's team events you begin to understand quantities of doubles rubber. You know thinking about what you're saying there. I would really learn from Davis. Copays the importance of this pressure element and how to develop these stuff you know are more of the pressure because you look at Davis Co rankings. Go out the window to a certain extent and it becomes more about who could deal with with these moments and then Nashville would. Home crowd can even be more difficult for players. Away crowd Friends Can offer more pressure from this piece for me was hugely hugely important. Smear did you have any strategies to either help players struggles in that area or get basic environment. Yeah well firstly when I did learn over time in the jaw was that it was important to create a recreate. These very stressful pieces before your tight. So we ended up organized creatives cup ties so we actually one of them was GB. So Don Evanson. A few of the guys came over. We played them the weekend before our Davis Cup title people watching to try and recreate scenario. I think that really helped because again for people who had not played a lot of ties or maybe I need to understand what it really felt like to recreate this. I think it really helped. I brought in a psych as well. Who worked individually with the capability to cope as well which I was very very useful then of course known the players on the team as much as possible having traveled with the players of the team and being with the Ministry of Environment before as a coach can really help. I love the idea of pre tie and yeah yeah it was a bit like a dress rehearsal dress rehearsal for me because I was able to sit on the chair with players to understand what the what they felt like those moments than review and often does give me a lot of information style. I'll I could be a better and name with that in mind. When you're sitting on the court I think actually literally just finished a coup Sam performance of course for the LT in one of the elements that we talked about on that. Course we've done in previous years. It's what we call match-play coaching so Davis Cup. Captain says the Pinnacle of that. Would you have any tips abate? How You Cool Bikes matchplay coaching Captain Gills. Yeah well the first thing for me was always a not to say too much was to not to be very very very clear. If you're going to see anything very clear about what you're GONNA say keep to one or two points because in the heat of the moment that Never GonNa Remember Order War Two points. The second thing I'll say is when the person sits on the chair. Don't start talk straightaway. Give them a little bit of time. When you feel good moment when you feel their heart rate is lower than it's it's time to go in which your information eye contact is very important You need to need to have a presence. An eye contact soda re really concealed out there. They're getting the message and then I would often ask them to repeat back to me. What exactly the message wall so just tell me. What are you going to do in the next two games? Yeah so so that you're sure they're very very clear on the one thing we we forgotten last year. A did some A executive coaching really taught me the importance of how good are how hope relief while. Tato questions can help. Yeah I would say something. I didn't do enough As a captain was maybe OSC Questions about to change Because you don't know what feeling possibly as a coach to ask what they're feeling are have some clear questions around there toss will be useful while definitely. It's it's such a in some senses you would think it would be easy but in reality. It's one of the most difficult things to do. Especially in high pressure situation is ask the right question at the right time because if you if you actually break down you say will you only reason you ask? A question is to get the answer sinking feeling but quite often in coaching people ask questions and the player defines it as. I think you'd want me to say this He ends up ruining the whole exchange so at Depression X. Thousands of people watching X. Perhaps millions of people watching on television and the heat of the battle that you'd have to be. Neal's with your question and I think as well as nails with your question than the skill of listening yet at all because the question can be asked just saw. The coach can talk. You know whereas the question so that you're really gonNA listen. He's actually an important piece of the question skill. No massive marking an online assignment. Just yesterday actually was on this oil. Kuch Kuch was asking a question. The kid would get one word. You joking on it and I was like a sell toys. Wreath never made to actually reflect to work invested so tough one three piece of advice in terms of the especially when feel the heart rate gets lower? Listen TO BE SUCCINCT THING. Clear Back Court did what we're GONNA do. Yeah well that's that's have certainty. Rfk's of the Besson. You're you bolt onto the sandwich. The iconic piece for me is key because you can ask the same question in many ways they need. The question is more effective within. The presence of the presence can be Contact to posture. So that idea of the coach get down to the level of the player. It'd be on their knees looking at the players. The I think is is really apart cool. I've got one more question before we tie up in a nice pretty bull and so you mentioned earlier on something I speak with. Please could have tried to change the terminology star player development. Get of the coach. Seen I don't WanNa be in conformance. You mentioned about the commitment and the dedication required for. Of course that's going to work with a player that wants to elite advice. Or let's say reason. Weirdness to coaches that maybe are thinking about getting complete development. And what would you just be aware of your ex-wife said what would that be well firstly the relationship with the athletes? I think that's in the performance element. This is the relationship particularly the trust is the most important thing and this takes time on this us to be built up over time but also could be destroyed quickly put. It is so important that as a coach you spent time in this relationship with this trust because at the end of the day. I don't think the players really care how much you know about buying mechanics that you know the the internal rotation etc. They don't really care about this so much. What they want to know that you care about them and this part is some plans for it. Takes until you're a little bit older before you actually realize this. I would say that you'll have to start with you. Have to start by building trust and you have to be prepared to go the extra mile you know if it's raining outside or it's on your feet on a coach it's just it wet today in a we WANNA do. Maybe it's not you. You have to be prepared to go the extra mile and yet you got to be able to to want to give more than your pay to give gotta to be prepared to listen at all times to the athletes. It's not about you. It's about the athlete. It's it's reliable player. You have to put yourself in the background and understand that you're gonna be in the background. You're not the guy that you are around layer always looking for. Thank yous at the end. It's not. It's not the worst when I hear coaches saying well we're planned tomorrow. We're doing this. You're you're not there planned tomorrow. They're at the front. Your your your support you really you have to be. That's completely selfless. Yeah when I think back to. I Guess Matt Little Works with Andy as fitness coach and he was talking about that one hundred percent about getting the best player and you just have to take a back seat and not bring anything of your issues to the table. It's all about cleaning the past if you like providing clarity for the center though so yeah it's not easy always fun stuff. You know the players can forget that you have to sacrifice things in your life. Tennis can be selfish. We all know that but you have to bite your tongue us both. Yeah well this is interesting that you may be remember. Clear Bernie from Scotland. Yes I do. She got married on. Frady so She she's thirty years old and they coached. I mean she was four years old right and probably one of these moments. I think I was asked a couple years back conference. What your proudest moments and essentially cheesy around watching players? I've worked with getting or being invited to weddings. Because if you've done that yeah yeah you know what you got relationship and mom came up to me just after the speeches and said apart from a handful of people here you've known cleared the longest and an unclear came up and said something along the lines. You played a big part in my life. And I'm like T's and up but I think that that kind of thing can epitomize the relationship. Is it the end of it? If you're still they still feel that you've got their back and then they get biggest stage. She appreciates in hindsight just nothing. That that's an important thing from absolute homes absolutely am nicer to be invited to the wedding then getting upon southeast before violence never anyway so so. Let's wrap this up. So we've got. You've got your venue to endure tennis courts. Us Open SPEC You've got a bit clearly great sense of community and team and it would be nice if anyone listening or anyone that's connected to potential sponsors raise their house to and if we could fast forward maybe let's see five years what's prodigy ten is GonNa like. Well it's not gonNA be two indoor course it's going to be bigger. It's going to have a really high performing team around us with Specialists in sports science or aunt I would say that we we are going to provide a war. Saas service to Irish not just Irish athletes potentially actually some of our will come to trend with us and gives these athletes the opportunity that they deserve to become professional taxpayers. If they want to be professional Tarot Spurs decided to go to college. We will still support Decided to go to college and Combat Groups I see it as a as a a work in progress and it will grow over time under percent now. It'd be one of your measures if you've got people coming from other countries to train and you knew you must be doing something right. Yeah absolutely and well. I've got new date. That and this vision will come to fruition. My favorite type of people who are ones that are. I call exceptionally normal. So you're you're a normal dudes but you actually have exceptional tendencies or characteristics in terms of constant learning and wanting to do the best for the people around you and so on so hats off to you and across at some point and yeah you're always you're always welcome all right thanks very much got it quits.

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ATP Cup - Yes or No?

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ATP Cup - Yes or No?

"Hi I'm John McEnroe's board. This is Martina Navratilova. I'm mats wilander this America Rillo. I'm Sandra I'm letting you I'm Andy. Murray Hi this is Byron in Frost. And you're listening to the tennis podcast and we're back so tennis podcast is back. It's twenty twenty and we're here. It's been a month since we've recorded. Live podcast I say we're back. I'm back Catherine. Wicket robots back. David Law is warning around Florida. Of which more later There are photos folks. They've been coming thick and fast. He's having a whale of a time. Easiest is young children as an excuse to go to Disney is is how I say. That was a Byron. By the way in the injure their thank you Byron for backing his enlarges kickstarter. You can do the same in this kickstarter if you would like it's number lately we're absolutely overwhelmed by the response to this is kicks US two more weeks to run. We're about ninety percent of the way there at the time of recording things a little under ten thousand pounds to go before we reach our target. We very much hope to DC. Because we want to keep the podcast going and growing in twenty twenty whether David Lewis Not Matt new decade. Everyone's going to decades the new decade. DOC ID I wouldn't even particularly registering the fact that it was new decade. If it weren't for the list of favorite things that happened in the last decade that have been clogging up my twitter. We're a list free zone folks if you didn't if you didn't love the tennis podcast ready. Maybe the news that we don't plan to do any lists will will will make you love us. 'cause I'm just I'm listed out too many lists too many lists. It's also I mean I know now. I'm a grumpy. It's completely arbitrary isn't it. It's so arbitrary discussing always been a thing like I mean I don't really I mean I do obviously remember the turn of the last okay but I don't remember registering it really and now this this time. Everyone seems to date remember being forced to do like stocktake is the last ten years of my life like I feel like I'm being forced to do this time. Okay it's like a sort of enforced measuring stick. which I I appreciate you? Look back on it's like from seventies eighties. You talk about them like that too literally the day after we've come out of it looking back on. It seems down in fashion though. Isn't it in front of Nostalgia. Lots of different about twenty twenty Pickup this is probably going to be a an ATP heavy put caused Tennis in the has the Tennessee. WAC's essentially started noted. Today it's It's midday whoever mentioned where we all know that it is notable people might have noticed just by the sounds of coffee. Bean ground in the background but we are starting our twenty twenty tennis poker season at the Putney exchange which is just really convenient for me. So uh-huh excellent excellent way to start. Yeah it's about midday on Monday. The sixth of January the season has been been going for about twelve. How is The results which we will bring up to date with this news and stuff as well but there's been more a tennis because the cup has been going strong or well. It's been it's been going on certainly. Yeah we're very grateful that tennis's started happening. You must see I I think it was about December the twelve. Maybe not. That's IT folks. I Miss Tennis and yeah ready for it to come back and David Cream agreement. Yeah I was really it is. The season was a tiny bit longer. This it wasn't a unless your oil on deserve we didn't have enough season is in an adult doesn't seem to have had an off season randomly and events sprung up in Riyadh which I wasn't expecting is this Medvedev. Go injured at forcing him to draw from another exhibition. Yes yeah it was all of it with yeah. Tennis is now back. Tennis is back back with the cup which is new fangled fit twenty twenty amd potentially beyond as we speak though never I trump which is beating gambling fees in straight-sets which is a lovely reminded. Some things will never change this sixteen an hour now face and it just. I didn't Sulu Vick. said to leave to put cusp it. It just looked free rally that I saw with. I'd seen before so let we stop. Stop it stop it now so the way that we stole with. ATP UP UP because it's in three different locations two different time zones. It is is taking place at a as the whole Australian Tennessee's in taking place at a time if huge tragedy and turmoil for the the country. I'm in ways. I'm always really conflicted. When when this sort of thing happens where sort of the the horrors of the real real world so grave that the option but fair for the sporting world which usually is refuge from the there's no watching for the sporting world to to acknowledge it and been bracing news? It's power to to to try to help but equally. I am very protective. That refuge I spoke to me and for most people probably to extend is a refuge refuge for the absolute horror of If many aspects of the world so there's sort of wants to protect that But then say so. We we see so horrendous. What's happening with the with? The bushfires demonstrated that that it's it is it's overshadowing what's happening when you see lots of lots of players stepping up and pledged to well it starts off in the curious didn it pledging to to commit two hundred dollars price and I think it was really time. They've nick curious to do that because I was. I was guessing the sense. The tone of a lot of the social media activity was not quite in line with the gravity of the situation. I mean I I completely understand you know it kind of does have to go on the spoilt but not if the situation is so severe and tennis is he's learning itself in a climate disaster and it's and it was very much kind of welcome to Paradise feel about this social media posts that were going on and that is just not the reality not at the moment so yeah especially I mean as things stand at the moment in terms of main tour events. Everything's proceeding as normal. They've moved a except I to because eh qualities so bad Encumbrance in in in parts of New South Wales is curious versus home state city. He was the first to well first of all he. He employed tennis Australia to need to step up and do something coming in. Then he himself pledged that he would be an eighteen two hundred dollars for free. Ace hit lots of other players have matched that the NBA players doing is saying. Look at it hit that many aces but all corners during two hundred dollars for every every dropshot winner she hits in two hundred dollars every time she gestures towards the exact wording of it is is going to be quite interesting every time she Tools Darren K hill in the box which is a brilliant moment if self-awareness yes I think now Lord Lord of the players have got the tone exactly right and we do see. The best of these plays often in these times. They often do come together. Like this. Jason find creative ways and just just try and do that bit used. Their platform thing was curious was saying and it seems that they're doing that now. which is which is really good to you? Say Yeah he he He breakdown didn't he suddenly welled up on the courts after his first match the ATP Cup against Somebody he won it anyway. It was somebody from job. You've stroup it was struck. Yes without raising my voice. Let you into theory from friend of the poet Old Andrew. Yes please more than friends. Yes hasten member Andrea Andrea. He's he has a feeling that we're going to see a really good curious. This Australian swing I know and I said Andrew. You've been sucked in ninety nine point nine minutes we've been podcasting for in twenty twenty and already but the theory. I like the theory that carry us. Plays his best when he's not playing just for himself when he's playing agree either in a team or for something bigger and if he kind of convinced vincit himself or which I think he probably genuinely believes now is playing something bigger than himself. All right sold upton. Perhaps perhaps he's going to win the Australian in our area it is a good theory and I completely induce induce the logic but it still best five-set tennis and and his body's already he's already had to pull out a match with a back injury. I sent me that it might result in a sing the best of nick curious. I just don't want at Grand Slam level. The Best of Nick is these days. Because it's it's been awhile since we've seen him do anything anything good bit. Sorry bring that up you explicitly. You said in our live show that was recorded and we said it's not happening until two thousand twenty things change fakes new decade. Ah I'm drinking coffee. Things Chain Matt is drinking not only a heated hot drink but a caffeinated one. We broke them. Fakes aches because the ATP Cup has not learned his lesson from the Davis Cup. Tennis is happening all hours of the day and night so you need yeah and it. The second night was it. The first first night was that when I was watching Jason Ray in and Jamie Murray and about about one hundred people in the stands. Yeah three o'clock in the morning finished at two forty eight. Am and there was another example. Where the the tone of the coverage getting the world feed it's being shown on on I'm in the UK and we getting the world feed I and many aspects of its comprehensive coverage? If you know you've got choice of tennis happening in three different cities three different. Matchups unloaded the top players. Playing great about it but the tone of the coverage in a couple of different ways doesn't feel quite right to Maeve got these little sort of musical a sort of Judas Sharma's wish you were here. ESQUE INSERTS SIR from the Tourist Australian Tourist Board essentially advertising each of the respective cities. And obviously the the commentators have a little script or semi guidelines about what to say about. You know the the glorious coaches seen in Brisbane which. FYI I've been Brisbane. Lots going going for it. I wouldn't say it's arts and culture saying who is necessarily one of those things but I could be wrong. Great food feed eight quake climate. Yeah it just feels totally yet. It's it's it's tone deaf and I realize they plans and everything. We put in place before before recent developments with the with the bushfires but still it's it's just not quite right and yeah it's the same with that to forty am finish it. Felt like maybe he was mentioning it. Yeah and it's not a good thing Tennessee's fall to have pay to accept. The tennis happens in in the dead of night. I I mean it's his crazy matt has the look of a man that will never be the same after the Davis Cup finals. Yes t ninety. Someone said that to me only those who are in Madrid. We've shared experiences. And never never the same again. Here is drinking and Cappuccino. Yeah not unrelated relate but no but I'm serious like you know we we knew before Davis Cup the scheduling six matches on one call on the the same down is bananas. We completely new after Davis Cup. Six weeks later the same thing is happening again. I don't understand how we're putting ourselves it was in that situation. The only reference kind of to the feeling that the that the commentators may drink coverage was it about ten thirty pm right say four hours. I was prior to the finish. They was very audible announcements around the stadium that the commentators had to acknowledge informing. The crowd lost all strained back to Sydney would be leaving in ten minutes. If you need to get back to Sydney you need to head off. Cute most of the crowd leaving and tennis continuing for four four hours. You right we just have this. We'll sort of shrug and laugh about it. But we will need to take a step back and allies. This is really weird. Like not necessarily love night sessions and the old match can go late and become an epic and be a one off and it's one o'clock two o'clock in the morning we're probably okay with that but scheduling so that it becomes inevitable is crazy absolutely crazy and in keeping it. They're playing in three different cities. I feel like they could have figured out a way around. I don't know I mean they have. They have at least shorten the Doubles Competitive Davis Cup but equally double is such a great part of the Davis Cup in it feels a little bit diminish than they had to be cut with a shorter format. So Yeah Yeah. That's that's one of my biggest gripes about it. What are your other gripes? Mainly David we positives. Because it's me we're doing gripes I to next week's Pod for Positive Davis back the biggest gripe is that it's not the event tennis needs. I think mainly for the two reasons one. We've just had the Davis Cup and this is essentially the second. It's so similar I was watching. Just how similar it actually is in terms of the format of the ranking system. Means that you've got different players. Actually I think now it's worse. I think we think witness quite a little mismatches in this in this. ATP COMP which they weren't Davis Cup and secondly it has has replaced the Human Cup in the calendar in terms of its slots and that was the mixed team event that Tennis Disney undeserved and you know I was to go off at a tangent I was listening to a To a football. We'll podcast over Christmas. Sunday supplement which is the loss of the leading newspaper journalists. And they were looking back on twenty eighteen nineteen on their best moments info and not a single one of them mentioned. Did they. Mention the mention reading's fool pool match winning streak to close out. No no I mean not. One of them mentioned the women's World Cup full generalists that and they were scrambling around for things to mention all making the Liverpool Comeback Against Bosa also in the campaigns league and it's like the women's World Cup didn't even Kurt stole the that actually showed tennis in such a good light. Because if you know we were looking back onto one thousand nine hundred and we wouldn't wouldn't even think about it. You know women's tennis men's tennis. We don't really distinguish you know just tennis and I thought how far ahead Tennessee's competitive football in that moment and yet here we are. I'm with we've taken away mixed team and replaced it with the men's event which is the same as the men's event. We had six weeks ago. Talk about tennis shooting yourself in the foot. Yeah I mean the Chris Larry From The Sydney with him Davis Cup The tennis is just so far always has been so far ahead of the curve and in the past a couple of years maybe a bit more. There's been this huge awakening if the rest of Sport and they've been desperately trying to catch up looking at tennis going. Wow we I wanna be where you are doing our best to go backwards and is again take a step away from the from the tennis bubble and it looks bizarre. I mean my my feelings but the same is not terrible like I'm really. I'm enjoying watching it. I'm very much enjoying the fact that his his tennis on. I feel like a probably be enjoying whatever was put in front of me right now and that is a huge advantage that the Australian radiant tennis events have their positioning in. The calendar is really prime position in the calendar. And you know they've they've gotten adult playing they've got jovic plainly teams verb and sit to pass. That's all that's great but it is pointless it it doesn't it doesn't it nobody it. It's very clear that the players don't care like they do about the Davis Cup. Given how recent Davis Cup. That was how clear that benchmark is in that imagery of needle in joke bitch. And it's not the razzle dazzle or the the plates or the just performance element performance factor no performance. That's not the word. I'm looking for Matt to describe what it's not the the affiliate Glitz too flimsy word. I'm looking for something more substantial than glitz which a uh-huh okay it's cool. It's neither it's neither one thing nor the other and nor should it be because those two things both exist aced yes and are feeling fulfilling those two categories of tennis event therefore this is just not necessary to made the biggest thing that doesn't have Rick Saliva has a point of difference. Exactly is you know for all its flaws which we've talked about. You know it does have a lot going for it and the main thing is that it's three days it's taught play is it's it's a kind of different format and you can get into that just for for three days. You know what it exactly. This feels like neither is meaningful and meaningful fool in and stirring Davis Cup nor is I catching and rousing is the Labor Cup and I think it goes is to show that you can add ranking points but Uconn at the meaning is still has and that is really interesting isn't it look I the the ranking points next thing is is I it might probably sound a bit boring but it is really significant because I mean the cup exists because if the the fallout the inability of if the in the ATP to to come together and reach a compromise on a on a team then on a reformed Davis Cup and and the the ace in the pack for Davis Cup is the meaning in the history the ace in the pack for the is ranking points said dot that is why the ATP Cup has ranking points that is the main weapon. However it's pretty unfair Jack Riley poker with all of his? How how many is it? We did a quiz Before starting Getting really focus some twitter feed up his. I'm GonNa read out to you. Couple couple of tweets. He's out because he's not happy about the the ranking points situation. ATP Cup Matt said before you look look. How many followers do you think? POLKA has on twitter. I guess forty thousand. He's figure I would have gone tick fakes. And he's he's a tennis tennis player. He's quite active on social media. He's a young guy. One thousand five hundred fifty three then. He's doing wrong anyway. Raleigh Polka takes issue with the full amount of it. In a couple of things is one is that If you're the number three player feel the number three singles player from country. It's you'll you'll screwed 'cause you don't get in the team and obviously you've got plays ranks. I mean I think you have to have ranking points. Valuable don't eat the player's rank sort of eight hundred and something in the world. That are getting in in the Greek team. In the Moldovan team getting in off the back of the ranking sits awesome exactly whereas you've got somebody rightly poker. He's fifty he he can't get in and be eligible. Phase ranking points because if the country he's from and the the the depth of talent in that country and the other thing is that the way the ranking system works is that you can play as many events as Khanate tour but only eighteen. Eighteen are eligible each year for to counter. Would you franking eighteen best results now. ATP Cup if you play it counts as an extra so you can understand why somebody like Riley poker feels hugely aggrieved he he would play. ATP Cup if he were able to he's ranking fall fall more eligible for top level event in a lot of people playing and he. He can't do anything else if equivalence. He can't do anything else to to score a nineteenth event expressing this very well no this is completely true. The the only other event which counts as a nineteenth event is HP finals but that's accepted because because everyone has a chance to qualify for that level playing field. Yep It's a bonus it's rewards for its reward in America meritocratic aquatic system whereas this is plainly. Not You know he could be playing another event you know. He could play for example Doha next week. But that wouldn't be. You know that would be one of the eighteen events so there's absolutely no way that he can just indicative for me. If what we've been saying just been caught between two things. They want to guarantee the top players being able to play look Greece there because they really want it to pass it this event. I completely get that I. We don't sit surpass at my as well and and with the Labor Cup we know that this would have qualification indication eligibility all of that is pretty fuzzy. It's it's guarantees. Its its appearance. Fees to is the main incentive to get the top players playing and I accept that because it's an exhibition it's yeah whereas this has ranking points. It's trying to because that's that's the pack. It's trying to be something official and yet it's also trying to have its cake and eat. It wants to by fuzzy means. Make sure that they've got all the components necessary to make it a alleged cop ask Glitz Glamour type thing. It's just cool between things. Yeah it's and I think I think the players who were there are enjoying it and liking it has got a lot going for it for the players In that it guarantees the matches Hopman Cup. Did that hold on to that as well. And it's interesting the position the calendar because that is definitely something going for it but equally I also think it slightly take something away from it because it's here it is always going to be Australian Open warmer. It's always. He's gone to play second fiddle to the Australian Open. We went thinking about the HP Cup as the event to win in January. It's kind of a building block to getting ready for your strategy and open which is is fine it will always be mine is an offseason sequentially immediately after the Davis Co you'll always have that measuring stick so yeah anyway it's happening and we all enjoying it. Yes Oh yes and it means that will. On the second day of the season we got to see the author devotees. It's weird because of the overnight but he's up see sit suffice for example. It's not ready brought us more. Sort of Heike. Yeah dramatic matches. We'll see these joke. Vich really Liane. We usually have to wait until his semi final thought. So what are we seeing tennis. Wise what have we seen. I've just mentioned it's pass losing to should we. Should we deal with very very much losing now. Oh go bring back David. Should we showery okay. Well actually for once. He actually said it himself. He did not practice enough offer his loss he said Yeah. This is only my seventh day of tennis tennis. which given the heads Ya es at the after his first loss yet alex manure? Yeah yeah which was very troubling in a very different way to seconds yet the Senate break up. He was playing against him on the knoll and what was so stock that matches. How quickly when wrong? How thin his lair? Confidence is at the moment the sooner if something goes wrong it's just a spree of double-faults unforced errors a negative faces. I mean it is so ooh thin. His confidence like I've so fragile on the court at the moment and then we saw that even more is in his second the match where he just lost. Ijaz loves the bluntly had had berry public meltdown. Full blown argument really with Boris. BECA HIS DAD and his teammates and to me. It felt like the point of No Return with his coaching. I don't know how he comes. How he can continue having his dad's if he's just going to chance at him like that? I mean that was and then for another Coach looking at that. No other coach would take that dot com quit pretty quickly but then I suppose that's that's chicken egg isn't it would he. Is he only doing that because he can his dad and he knows he can't quit. I didn't either because he looked back. At what one call is very every had to say after the end of coaches all getting out of that it seems that he potentially doesn't justice behavior. I Don I. It was tough. It was it was tough to watch. I think we all don't Vary that much slack. I think because of because of what he has to say in impress he doesn't give us much slack slack to give back to him if he like in the United That he's we've all seen a lot of pitches if him Julian around the world on federal coat tails during this off season. Playing these exhibition events is playing. He played one in China a week ago. I think say Monday today that it was last weekend most weekend he was playing with federal in China. Apparently federal is committed to play exhibition for the next four years. Whether it's various committed as well. Yeah so as much as it sort of is nice that he's acknowledging or enough time to practice. Well that's took a massive check. Alex presumably probably two to go round. Actions have consequences these the inevitable consequences of the decisions. You have made how much how much sympathy can we have with that but that I did feel sympathy forum watching him during Matilda's much it was hard he looks like a little boy. I felt sorry for everyone involved. Yes we know even on the payroll and the commentators were like he sort of sat down they change events and they were sort of commentating eighteen weather. Boris with with going to have a go at speaking to him it was like a sort of wildlife took dementia. They're like versus is. Oh He's he's leaning in he's a K he's going to have a golden and then it's not backing off naked. Sworn at him. I just want it so frustrating because was it a year ago is very actually gave some of the best comments I've ever heard about the importance of the off season and how how important it is for working on your game you know. He says we don't get time during the season so to have proper training blocks because there are so many tournaments. Yeah and we also need rest. I just thought yes that makes that makes perfect sense absolutely. He clearly needs a two week. Training Book to work on his his serve is has gone from the. I think we were calling last. Its full crisis. Yes like can you think of any crisis like this. I'm thinking like Saray Rani when she started underarm serving then she. She doesn't have a good things where he served as a weapon. And it's just gone on Sunday but I mean it's very of his six six with capable of hitting one hundred and forty miles an hour. He should not be feeling insecure. You serve and yet you watch him and you and you're waiting for the double fold for the disaster happen that's that's why his matches a compelling at the moment because because you're you're expecting it all go wrong it's it's it's like watching T.. Test Batsman go out with confidence facing a false bowler. Isn't it that you just your age yet. Completely owner suit surpass wasn't even returning that well against him and yet he was in every service game. I found it interesting that he wasn't being more ruthless about sort of his stones returning this very second. Second serve. Because you could you can really troll him getting e you could start because he kissed together in East having to to roll and if he's going normal second serves he's he's double-faulting more often. The no he's only actually making second serves when he just completely rose INS. You could stand to meet inside the base line. Could you tightly limb limb and that does seem like something that sits pass would be helpful. He wasn't I would like to see very curious. Curious curious Will was doing press ups every time serve. double-faulted was yeah. That was. Yeah and then. He pulled out of his next match us with the backache which you know. I don't know how much you use. You're backing oppressor not marcello something he dealt with it pretty well. It was very funny was impressed because I would find that deeply irritating. Oh yeah well. I think she's if somebody was doing such trolls net. What he said the the Leiva account last year? Twenty eight or twenty eighteen two years ago that Dimitrov almost got in a fight with Kari Awesome sock about the kind of antics celebrations and push ups and that kind of just drop Dimitrov in it so hopefully someone will ask Dimitrov about. We'll let be the the only time you mentioned Jack. Silk on the cost in the twenty twenty. Possibly Gosh No I think as much as anything we might mention mentioned that makes him. Because he's not around if Ryan but now I think I think actually I think Jack Salk economy much worse astier county well. He's not gonNA ranking Nancy. So regreet from here Jack Okay so other things attendance wise. We've learned for eighteen months not notes. I'm just getting going to hand over Domino's very good hasn't he. He's probably been tennis. Wise the Revelation yes I think I think how do the how much do we read into it given that it is so different from regular tour events and it is the first last week season but demos really caught my just just. He's just picked up Mary off the back in Iran season really winning a lot of matches digging in his serves so much better than it used to be he gets gets that deck funniest groundstrokes. That is all tennis plaza searching for And she seems to have this chemistry with curious. Which which is I love in particular particular? Because he's also got the chemistry Hewitt yes and he in Carol. Well I mean this sort of de have chemistry fire chemistry chemistry. So he's like he's he's like the carriers in the curious Medvedev sits at Paseo triangle. Yes I like Demi Moore is. Yeah yeah no I'M MM-HMM I can see that Cuba her catch all seven really thing again. He was injured at the back in the last season. And and he started this season with wins over Schwartzman encourage and looking really good and sure it could have been a dominate team. He's not licking Jagdish Walkman Awesome Navy night which is one of Tennessee's matchup. Yeah really it's like the anti mafia shock of it and it's and it's cool that it works because they are such good good friends as well that you've got they completely you know. It's not weird in the way that sometimes when I think about the same fight we but with shorts team it works and then they just have. Dave loves it sort of team. Rest his head on Schwartzman's shoulder his. It's weird looking head for twenty twenty his break-up hair. Yeah he's frosted his tips folks like it's nineteen ninety-six. It is extraordinary. I I I mean just. It's extraordinary each to their own Siam. Yeah I think something about teams. Tennis would be the when we talk about verbs off-season not being kind of the perfect off-season teams walls. And yet he's come out a little bit cold so having the off season doesn't necessarily mean you're going to have a great stop this season but you should at least be giving yourself out tune into it. One thing that struck me watching dominic team in the match against charge was that in comparison. I I didn't two loss to shop evolve I probably should should say I saw sits baskets he just it feels like he's going food throttled just throwing his body into the ball completely holding back and yet there's margin he feels he still feels like he's sort of within himself himself somewhat. I just feel completely secure watching him in a way that I adore watching dominic team and the moment. I don't want to see full throttle dominic team. I just don't want to feel anxious about it. He was saying that he'd actually found the adjustment from indoor tennis. Tennis two outdoor tennis a little bit tricky to get used to. He thinks he was king of course adjustments. He's the guy that goes down to Rio to play. Whatever is he plays in Rio in the middle of it? The the the the Holocaust he's the guy goes to catch boo play. clay-court event whenever knows is in Washington or the Olympics. What he was? I know literally his specialty but he was saying that on the backhand it go so used to step in on the indoor courts and taking it early and that was a thing that we did see a law which was lovely which was great but now he's kind of a little bit stuck about whether it's going back dominic wind. Yeah I think I think he's listening. I'm actually not concerned too about him. I think team's team's GonNa I think he's going to have a really good feeling would is really. Is he going to slam this year. Yes and it's not going to the friendship so you're saying is going to win the US. Open I think you might as well I think I think L. A. Really Awkward Times in the last couple of years and I just think I know that's partly bad luck so suze. I am interviewing him with the day. He arrived in Montreal. Just off the heat. One Kitsch Boo and he was obviously a shell of a minor on a jet lagged. I feel absolutely rubbish. And he was in this lovely twinkle in his eye exam. Just one catch boolean. Say Much but also obviously he was going to lose first drowns. Obviously that was gonna get badly Jeremy Mike so yeah okay so anything else notable for me to be cut. What have you made of the innovations? I mean they've been not native. Well that's kind out of what I'm thinking like. I haven't really no system. I remember the press release about them and I remember working on your brow not thinking that sounds gauge but but during my watching experience until you mentioned them just then not natives. No SAFM was all suffering by the way big check energy as Hannah Wilkes did did not disguising the fact. He's there for the paycheck. I want Sophon Cam just in the top corner of the screen. Just watch him he. Just it's sort of sat back sort of stories at the beach your holiday. He always plays the French Open. Pin Legends event. Every day they put on the legends will access our parade Grab them for quote and we'll see everyone into one softened see him that much he's teacher enigmatic etc.. which are everyone wants to sound bite from Sophon or everyone that hasn't Previously interviewed him recently. Wants to offend because what he says inevitably is. I don't Really Watch tennis every time I didn't I didn't watch tennis so I'm very much enjoying him. Having to sit. Having to pretend to be interest he was asked about the the stats that are available for the players. Is there allowed. You know like during the imagined anyone less interested in your honest to use the use the IPAD have you seen anyone using using the stats of Chile Chile on the stats. short-term was asked and he said it wasn't working so I like that in principle. It's it's not been a feature of my coaching experience. Being aware of David I think that some of the video review quite well where there was a display over. I mean that's the title of my brain. See you should have a e should have the folk camera available to the by. I mean yeah right. Yeah and the one that determines whether the coal interfered with the show yes that was one on hatching offers playing and it took ages. It was like but the unpack toward Shit like ten times to decide but if they insight speed that process up. I think it's a good thing but sometimes it is so close on those cool with interference that they should probably have kind of empires. Cool kind of thing rob ages but the point but so in terms of actual results can. I'm not going to run free. We're still at the stage. The pickup. I'm not going to run. The Australian qualified for the semi semifinals finals. Quotas quarters neither. And who else is qualifies seem. Serbia if non-qualified Spain of qualified. We'll we'll we'll do most of results the ATP Cup PODCAST next week. I think one point that I think is interesting interesting that the HP companies the crowds. There was obviously a lot of talk. The Davis Cup about the crowds because the crowds have always been such an important Davis Cup on the way that the crowd supported with different to other tennis. What I'm finding the? HP Cup is the crowds better. I would say they were Madrid's overall But it's less partisan. It's it's Pockets vocal support but equally. It's just good support It's just kind of fairly full stadiums watching a tennis match as they would normally with slightly more vocal and I feel like it's it's fans that we'd come. Yes regardless of what tennis event you putting on Sports Fans tennis fans yeah and and and that is something strata has going for it and I think they're all Australian very coach. There are lots of. There's lots of Serbians for example which matches and here's really like having that that supports it. I think it was Kevin Man. Yeah loved it absolutely loved it So that's that's been interesting points about it and I think something that the Davis Cup really criticized for was the when the kind of the outside courts whether weren't fans and if if the ATP Cup continues to pull in more that's going to potentially look bad for the Davis Cup. The just just emphasized to me. How important is next year? The Davis of his Co. this year sorry the ticketing on the fans right because you know people can kind of except at once if the crowds on lab if not this year and they keep paying eight to become. That's not GonNa look great for the Davis Cup. I didn't think I know so you know. We talked about Davis Cup being in Madrid Multiple Times. And how unfair that seemed because it was branding itself as the world. Cup of tennis doesn't quite feel that to me with Australia. Stralia having the home advantage advantage but because the support is so parties and it doesn't feel like such. I mean as far as I know knows. It's be copies planning to Australia for this foreseeable future. I think I read you know. It's almost like a like a ten year deal or something. Yeah AH if the location of it feels pretty integral to the whole. I mean not least because it's run by tennis Australia and the fact that that got it in three different pursuits. Yeah Andy. Murray isn't the Because he announced just over a week ago I think ten days ago Between Christmas and New Year he announced that TB missing the whole Australian summer gt pelvic injury that he sustained during the off-season sort of now emerged that it's pelvic breezing which sounds uncomfortable but hopefully not critical I mean story is it's huge. It's a huge blow. I mean none of kidding ourselves that he was going to be a contender at the Australian Open. But that moment if I'm walking out in Australia at the place where he was retired loss. Jeremy I should say I think our reactions to that news told us a lot about who we are. Well I'm thinking of you and David You you go on a WHATSAPP group saying no. We're not going to get that moment. Davis says yeah and It's still going to be amazing it. Yeah I mean we come from when the when the Joe was first on the ATP Cup we thought the first of the season was going to be federick. Murray ended up being. Not that it was Evans Demetrio which was still quite. It's just. It's not federal Maury Maury missing Australia as cavendish Corey. He's injured Matt. He's English and he's also thirty. Yeah Yeah how. Many lesson jade's thirty still struggling with his elbow right elbow surgery last year and he's had to pull strain open. which you know is a is a massive shame for him? That's what was it three missed. Yeah that's tough for for him. We also have injury concerns on the women's side. Well the biggest one is spank rendering ski pulling out of Oakland in the same injury that caused it to withdraw from the deputy finals knee injury that this really worries me. Ready really worries me. She so injury yeah it it's it's it is a real concern that somebody base young. Yeah Yeah I mean she she won the US Open with seemingly myriad injuries everything she wants to so at least there's a kind of high tolerance but how much of that is just being being young. Yeah so that's that's a big worry so we we've got the Brisbane. WTI event exists still. But it's essentially until Thursday it's side show yet to walmart packs for the pickup. It ever has been because the main core in Brisbane is the rafter arena. And that's what they're using the ATP Cup while it's been a long week therapist. It's not a question if Making decisions about which matches belong it is the main code is designated the ATP Cup which you can argue the Ms Grey failed is the top. Seeds have buys and play until until Thursday will can be kept from playing into Thursday. If if you want to oversee the main Cote will be available but still just the principle of detain court while faith. The men's and women's events happening the main core is dedicated to the men's oven. Regardless of the much is happening happening. That makes me uncomfortable. May to a soccer Sakari is happening tomorrow. I believe on the second call. I mean I mean that is and I don't know the schedule on in Brisbane. ATP But there will be almost certainly every match. Yeah less High Profile Cuevas against initiate. No data took place on the PAT. Rafter arena folks. ooh certainly on the main stage. Whatever it was yeah yeah not great? At first when we saw when we were processing that shuttling the ash policy. He's in the field in. Brisbane would be playing her first match as well number one on Australian soil of the apart from the Fed Cup uptake because she wasn't well number one she was kind of. WTI match yes but because of the by she will she she will play Thursday presumably has match and of course you'll be on the pat rafter arena in that will be an incredible But still yeah well. She played doubles today. On a on the second call St- just makes me so uncomfortable that it's it's allowed to happen. I just can't really yeah. She's not right. Serena versus kinetic playing Auckland which is interesting because she did not like kit that two years ago he did. She teas years. She played in sort of Horror K. We still look rubbish as documented previous the forecast. I hate playing tennis in the wind. Moving anything so I feel you Serena. I'll be back fresh. I'm never coming coming back St Wendy but she is in Oakland but it is interesting that she's back and she spoke about this in her press conference. This was a tournament that yeah she played the first woman she paid when she was pregnant was Auckland's twenty seventeen and it's kind of Ood come full circle for her now. That was you know her whole career. Korea whole life has been completely different since that Oakland Tournament. And she's actually got Olympia with her or Clinton's this year. So that's that's that's quite nice. And she said that she didn't know she was pregnant when she was in the Nas time and she and now looking back on it. She thinks she thinks that was potentially why she Chris. Oh miserable I Go down and I'd seen on. I'd seen various places is it. She drunk his nets for in the first round. But I now see that she's playing. Camila Giorgi happened because net loggerheads. Oh I just saw that. That's still a great first round. Yeah so we and I think Giorgis can be so dangerous but actually I think I think Alexa tougher surround around. Yes agreed completely. Just she'll be focused. Hits a nice ball. Enjoy that you'll be a good match but she'll win. You know five five and six or something. Why am I doing? Results predictions the matches. That will be done by the time anyone's listening to this. This few results from overnight in Brisbane So I looked through the list results and almost all of them were notable The first night tennis of Twenty Twenty because Danielle Collins who of course semi Furnaces Trading Open Nas Jay did did very little since then beat elitist Fatina six one six long. Yes catching yeah. Go Line at the point of that. I saw what was matchpoint enrich Selena. Hit a buffet. He could serve and calling just smacked straight for winner. So I mean if that was anyway indicative of what happens than it looks wchs you know like Collins was kind of in that group. She found in Australia last year. She is kind of she is. She's strict it is a eye-catching result. But when when you think about it capable of cub knifes Austria. She's lost seven six seven six two. Sam Stays it's a great room some Kerber. It's an even year. Isn't it so we would expect to big started. Not Start to necessarily how you'd expect a severe slash Sony. Canon is been Sylvester Ver- straight-set strips of a beat counter. That's great starts. What's the Ejei strickler she lost during the quarter that Wimbledon to cheat. But it's not a great star jam though is I. I think Simon Briggs reported contest kind of own going to knee injuries that she was dealing with a lot of last year. I think I think she wasn't actually sure whether she would make Crispin Comtesse so the furnishes there is good but you know it. Sounds like she's playing on a bit of an injury that she hasn't hasn't properly healed. That doesn't doesn't sound great to me. She's not she doesn't start music to play that will. She's not an address given she. I think she's should be thinking exactly. Alison Riske beat Macabre Tomjanovich Feet Patricia. Home in clean. Sweden is the top seed isn't she. I think it's the the first time she's been the top seed class. You come back and she was yes which is great. I we'll be retiring at. This is Australian Open. She announced that couple of weeks ago. It's I don't it doesn't come as a surprise nice to me. I think Daniele Hunter he is still in touch with mentioned you know since getting married and everything she she thought that sunny have minded already returns retirement in the back in the last year. It's nice that she's going to be able to tolerate the strategy and open whereas Khushi one one hundred slam couple doubly is going well of course cover that story at the Australian Open where we will be Matt. Nine days time we will to be on a plane in nine days time David I will be on the same plane in nine days. By rumors of a plane is never flown with David it before. How are you figuring about it? Probably better than he is is. I'm like a move suitable size for Nara claim. David the WHATSAPP conversation that we had with David drink his flight. Laws Chair with the. That's the worst I've ever in twelve years. If David Law that is the worst made I've ever known him to be in when the man in Brunson reclined on his flight from Dubai to Mobin. It was really really bad and then you said Oh I do that all the time. Yeah it's a subsequently I'm now really alert to the to the debate there is in the world surrounding reclining. I think it's a total free rephr- I mean not not during meals must always upright upright drink ales. That's the protocol. But we'd never. I didn't think anything of it. If the person in front of me recline isolate. Expect them to you paid for that. Yeah I ever since you use the word privilege. Yeah yes but not yet nothing. Nothing Groins David Gears. Like it was it was really scary. Folks it was it was almost like would be left with is the memories in the metronomic winning titles Bill Anyway. This is going to be a new David. Look he's actually had a holiday he's he's Oh sort of a time we describe is you've obviously seen different pictures. Yeah I mean it's not GonNa let like time any gets Austrailia surrounded by people with actual times relative to the baseline. I'd say it's it's sort of a team has still been worryingly early. Oh Yeah we waste. We're getting messages a ten eleven. AM which is like five six. Am Why he is east. Hyping not mind typing as we speak get us ofi of UT. 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OK, We Move to 2020, Cause That's Bull$#!t

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OK, We Move to 2020, Cause That's Bull$#!t

"But I don't I really don't have any regrets. I really don't I've I've lived exactly how wanted to. I've tried my hardest every single time. I didn't win the matches. Maybe I should have always wanted but I really get a mile so that for me. Hi everyone welcome back to the body. Serve I'm James. I'm Jonathan will. We have reached the final episode of Twenty Nineteen. Yes that is correct there. There still could be a floating episode. I duNno I duNno okay. That could be a Christmas surprise. I would say we were exhausted. But we've been a bit energized over the past week because we're pretty bold over by how the go fund me has gone so far. I'm completely sincere when I say that it's crazy. In addition to that so many of you have written such wonderful things on the go fund me page. I read one too. Because you hadn't seen a new side continued doing this. I'm going to start to believe it. There's a lot of truth in that because honestly there's so many people who've donated who've never heard from we. We are really just shocked that so many people have responded to this and so all of this is to say we thank you immensely and it makes us very motivated to continue to put out a good product going forward and hopefully a better one. Yes a couple of notes on the go fund me going forward. We had said when we were teasing it that we intended to keep it running through the Australian Open and there couple of reasons for that. The first being we started early because I mean this is such a difficult time of year for a lot of people moneywise that we didn't want to we didn't want people to feel rushed in having to contribute a certain window right like there's Thanksgiving Black Friday shopping Christmas January. Lord knows everybody's broken January in right right and then the other bizarre historically for us we get or most traffic at the grand slams so it made sense for us to potentially try in an have new listeners. Be a part of the process as well. So thank you. Everybody who's donated. We encourage you to share the go fund me with your friends. If you know folks who like tennis you know have them. Listen to a couple of your favorite episodes and see if that moves the needle a little bit. What we're really here to do is recap. The season in men's tennis. Quite different from the women in that most of the same people were achieving the big things. And that's been the case in men's tennis for over a decade we had two people when to slams each Nadal. Jovovich are still one into in the world. Roger Federer is three there of course are a lot of rumblings in that next Gen second tier dominant team rung of the ladder. That they're getting much louder. Guest this business of the big three still being firmly entrenched. I feel as though that's most clear at the Grand Slam level but stuff is percolating more so than it ever has before we had dominant team winning a masters one thousand we Daniel. Medvedev winning two. We had Stephanos seats winning the year entitle. A lot of things happened team had a win over. Jovic of the French Open to get back to the Roland Garros Final Again. But he got there with a little bit more moxy. I felt this year folks who had good results in the past have built on them. Folks have entered the top ten for the first time that maybe ONC- tear it's becoming a little bit more populated and the young guys are on the come up. We saw a lot of young guys have big results this year if you're looking at the HEB stores fires. What's the product going to look like going forward? I think it it's in a more positive light now than it has been the last few years because we've actually seen concrete signs of stepping up the trouble for the ATP going forward after the Big Three. I felt it was a problem for them. If you just skip the entire middle generations and relied upon the shop all of the Osceola Zemes the Huchon of all these young up and coming players right Medvedyev city. If guys like team didn't make a mark at all during this transition period then you'd be in trouble because you could be in store for a few baron years right but I don't think that's going to happen no I don't at this point I remember a few years ago. We were saying the. Atp is in rough shape like they need to get their house in order and the next gen process has been a kind of iterative. It's it's been a like a Beta testing and a lot of it has worked a lot of it has stuck the difference on the WTO. Is that their next. Gen is winning big titles and were starting to see the successes of that investment in Nexgen on the ATP side so the four slam winners. Jovic starts the year by beating a surprising finalist in Adul- An adult with a a reworked serve. If you're recalling. Dial Kinda blitzed his way through that field to get to the final. We thought that he stood a pretty decent chance because his game was so aggressive and he was beating people so easily as it turned out. Jovic handled him probably as easily as he ever has not fine. He got clobbered at Roland Garros. After a difficult clay season rough winds number. Twelve la duo decima against dominic team for the second straight year in the final at Wimbledon. I we all know what happened. At Wimbledon it was both For heartbreaking for some invigorating for others tragedy and triumph this match one. That was referenced. Probably the most with respect to any question. We asked the listeners for this episode Favorite moment most surprising most shocking. Funniest depending how you are on the evil scale right back but for drama and feeder you cannot do much better than this match no at the. Us Open we had another five-set. Men's final roughing. It all wins. Us Open number. Four in this decade beating Daniel Medvedev. Rafa looked shook in the fifth set. And I remember saying that he needed to kind of wheel and come again in that facet because he looked tired. He looked beat physically mentally and he did it. Because medved have had serious momentum on the masters one thousand level a big moment for dominant team winning a masters one thousand on a hardcourt albeit a slower hardcore a grittier hardcore and more high bouncing court what adver but it was. M- versus Mr Federer. It was in Miami Roger Federer coming off of losing in the final two team. At the previous event in Indian Wells he wins. Beating is ner the defending champion. That seems like ages ago. That is ner was the finalist Miami. I had a double check that it was even this year and monte-carlo Fabio Fanini while this was a wild tournament one of the more surprising masters winners in in the past five years. Fabio Fanini overdue son lives in the final Fabio beating a kind of a listless Nidal earlier in the tournament in Madrid joke of its beats citybus and in Rome what happened. What happened in in Madrid happening? And what's happened in? Rome was at Rafa when the title avenging has lost to Teensy bus in the semi finals and then beating Jovic in the final. You kind of left out a happen at in that thing it started off with Monte-carlo what happened. What happened in a remote? Well we are. This is real in that final. If YOU RECALL NIDAL BE JOVIC. Six love in the first set. That's when you got the sense that Nadal on clay was back in the driver's to yeah in Canada and Montreal wins again. He defended his Rogers. Cup title beating mad video of in Cincinnati of reached. I think it was his third straight final at the time beating. Goffin in the final will we get to the. Us Open then. Shanghai Medvedev wins another masters beating Alexander Zverev and that was verbs only big final of the year minutes. Capped in Paris with Djokovic winning his second masters one thousand of the year beating shovel of who had an exceptional finished his year winning title as well and finally in the World Tour Finals Stefan Citybus Beats Dominic team in the final. So we've got fourteen big titles on the ATP next year there will be fifteen with the Olympics but of those fourteen they were not quite as spread out as they are on the WPA. Nidal Wins Four. Two majors and two masters Jovovich wins. Four two majors two masters and my Veggie of wins to two masters. So that's ten fourteen one by three gentleman right on the eight to five hundred level of which are thirteen tournaments in Rotterdam gammel feast. Got a good start to the year less Loggia in Rio. He wins his first tournament in Dubai. Federer scores the Win Acapulco this tournament Kinda loomed large over Wimbledon because when curious beats nidal their their rematch at Wimbledon becomes one of the most anticipated much of the year so curious winning Acapulco in Barcelona Dominic team wins in Hallo- Federer Queens one of the Herculean efforts of the year Feliciano Lopez winning singles and doubles on the same day. Winning something like five matches in two and a half days in Hamburg. Bustle severely wins Washington. Curious gets his second five hundred of the year Beijing. Dominic team starts his surge at the end of the season. If you recall. He suffered from some viral illness. That kind of derailed his summer hard court season in Tokyo Jovic Winds Vienna. Dominic team wins again and then the final. Atp five hundred of the year in Basel Federer wins. His third has third five hundred title correct. So the title leaders eared. Jovovich and team were tied at five. And then we had three players winning four titles Nidal Medvedyev and Roger Federer and not the you know the eleven titles ten titles that we've seen in the past during the heyday of the big three but things are a lot more spread out these days. Also an adult played twelve tournaments jovovich federally sixteen each. They're not for whatever reason. Be It body preservation. Be It injury. They're not playing as much as the other guys. Somebody in the top ten hit his highest twenty seven tournaments and it wasn't dominic team. I was in the twenties but some Tony. Our go played twenty three series. I think so w gopher impossible while he did it on the double side. A lot of noise was being made by a few different teams are bare. Ma who win the career Grand Slam at the Australian Open beating continent appears Evelyn girls. We get to shocking winner and crab eats and mies beating shoddy in Martin at Wimbledon the newly number one team from Columbia Cabal and Farah when Wimbledon and the. Us Open a bit of a doubles covet. If you recall Kabbah and Fara they had lost previously in the weeks leading up to Wimbledon to Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez at the Queen's Club Nature Valley Fever Tree Fever Tree. Yes and so they play again in the first round of Wimbledon. That's correct right. And then they beat the right Murray Lopez. We're going to speak a little bit about a couple of observations some notable things before we get into Davis Cup. Because we haven't talked about that and then we'll do or listener questions and lead that kind of inform the rest of the recap. I think Roberto Bautisa good is the book end of the ATP SEASON. He was present for so many pivotal moments. His name kept popping up. He had an excellent year finishing at number ten. But there's there's something like forrest Gump in about his year right explained so forrest. Gump was present at many important historic moments. He was just kind of there and this year about Teesta. He Beats Novak Djokovic in Doha in the very first week of the season and wins the title. He gets the good or bad luck of drawing. Andy Murray in the first round of the Australian Open in what might have one at one. Time Andy Murray's final match ever. There was so much emotion surrounding that match because Andy made the shock announcement before the Australian Open and the tennis world was was kind of on edge. Everybody was upset and Bautisa get set unenviable task of playing and fighting against the. Great Andy Murray and possibly ushering him out of the sport. Of course we didn't know then what we know now but what a way to start your ear and in the very first three weeks of the year but I think folks felt that if it were one person who had to be in that position he would have been one of the few that you would choose one of the the Nice guys of men's tennis workmanlike. Who's built his game to the point where he has a weapons know that he's he's excelling and he's still so humble so then we get to Wimbledon. He is surprising semifinalist. He has to postpone his Bachelor Party. Any beatha because he had no expectation of To be frank eventually Novak Djokovic avengers his previous two losses to Battista in the semifinals and Bautisa goes on and has his bachelor weekend. Any BEATHA was a breakout year for him at the slams as well because he hadn't progressed to a semi final before in his career. He been somebody who was there or thereabouts And this year he was able to to take it further and finally in the final week of the ATP season we get this just incredible story a tragic story. He Gets Davis Cup to play for Spain in Spain. He got news that his father's health had taken a turn for the worse and he went home left. Davis Cup was at his father's side as he passed away and after the funeral he came back. He came back and he won a match. And so for somebody who is known for being so workmanlike and just down to business. A lot of his personal life was big news. This year this happening eighteen months after his mother passed away as I think. A lot of folks want to lionize him and make him this braveheart kind of figure for doing this. What's important to remember here is that there is no set way for somebody to grieve. And as long as you're not hurting somebody with the decisions that you make let people do what they feel. They need to do in the moment to get by bow-ties to said that he absolutely his father would have been mad at him if he did not get back to Davis Cup. I just kind of look at this from a distance on kind of be in all of him. Not that he's any better of person for playing this match. But because be frank the courage that it took to it was inspiring but I think your point in bringing about he struggled through this prism was that for such an unassuming player he featured so prominently in some of the biggest stories of the year right at he sort of found himself in these big spotlights and handled himself with APLOMB as usual John were them. Didn't some spitballing about the the pivot point of the ATP season being Rafael Nidal in Rome. Sort of what happened. At the moment he recapped quite succinctly his clay season so far which was by standards very disappointing. Losing to phone union I then team than syllabus but going into Rome with no titles and Rafa turning around his season in Rome after considering taking a pause in his season to regroup mentally and physically that changes everything that you know now we have another hardcourt masters in Montreal. We have another hardcourt major and US Open. We have a Davis Cup win. There's so much that changed. On the day he went wrong and I don't want to overstate that. But it's interesting to think what would or wouldn't have happened. If RUFFO hadn't been able to turn around his season there. I think more interesting for me. Is How momentum can shift so quickly with these top fellas on the ATP tour. Joe Kebich can be looking lost at sea and something can click for him so quickly. Nadal can look like he's invincible at at the Australian Open and then be totally vanquished by Jovovich in that final and pick up a couple of injuries and then he struggling through the best part of his season and for him. It's almost never as simple as something clicking. He needs the repetition. He needs practice. He plays with a lot of doubt a lot of the time he always talks about the good feelings once he's able to to recapture that because of being willing to go through the struggle like all these top players are then we see a complete one eighty for the rest of the season but even at Wimbledon. It wasn't obvious that things were Iran. Also unders. He played extremely well to get to the semi finals and played not just not a great match against Federer there and so looking forward a was a little more difficult to predict that he would have so much success for the rest of the season. Like it wasn't a foregone conclusion yet but it wasn't that's part of it wasn't unheard of either parts of momentum. You then create your own luck as well that stuff kind of snowballs whereas in monte-carlo or Madrid it would have gone against him in those matches where he was able to eat them another observation. I had from this year. Is that because of the way that Jovovich season ended were looking at a season with two majors and two masters titles as something of a disappointment and I think it's unfair the way that his season is being painted. In retrospect it's absurd it Franklin right. It's like it's crazy. It's not one of his best seasons but he has probably five seasons that are legendary hall of fame stuff. He won Wimbledon after being down two match points he absolutely pummeled Rafael. Nadal in the Australian Open final we got the Paris indoors Madrid on clay. And because well maybe maybe not. Because but part of the reason is that he didn't do well at the world tour finals. Serbia didn't Go on to the semifinals at Davis Cup. I like. I'm struggling to understand how anyone can be disappointed by Jovovich season. He was so close like within shouting distance of number one and he still struggling with the elbow injury so I say like cut him a little bit slack here one of the other big themes of twenty nine thousand nine hundred was Andy. Maher in general and the wild ride that we went on with with his career and the prospect of him retiring starting in Melbourne and then ending up with him coming back at Queen's winning his very first tournament back as a doubles player with Feliciano Lopez eventually winning a title a whole ass title in Antwerp beating Stanford Rinker in the final. It's it's so difficult. I do not have the words to describe all that happened with Andy. Murray in twenty and we just sat down last night to watch his documentary or as Rochester and say documentary on Amazon and it was an emotional rollercoaster. Which sums up what his entire season was Lo and behold we didn't know the full hundred the full extent of just how much an emotional rollercoaster it has been for him in the last two years. It was surprising to me how much access he allowed the filmmakers to have he left these voice memos that were raw. He revealed a lot more. I think than it has in the past about his experience with the Dunblane shooting He rarely talks about that. He talked about his brother. Jamie leaving about a year after the shooting and he shortly after his parents divorced we saw his father who we almost never see. We also saw inside of his hip while we saw. If you way more graphic graphic gratuitous footage of a hip resurfacing you know where to go. We saw way more of any more than we ever imagined. We would have like. We talked about before during Australia. It looked like and it looked like he believed this could be his final tournament. He decided to take a chance with Bob. Brian's advice on the hip resurfacing surgery and now understanding this as kind of the end of a two year process of trying literally everything and nothing really working. He break danced. He did break down a few. WanNa see Andy. Murray break-dancing wash the documentary. Now that you've made fun of how people say you don't know how to say it. Roy Messed up. Just know. There's still there's still some. I think uncertainty about how the HIP will hold up over time. His doctor said something. Like if you put seventy years of professional tennis. There's a small small chance that the hip could be destroyed. No the doctor said what? If I told you that for seven years of playing tennis you'll have to deal with a fifteen percent or thirty percent. Chance of your hip being total should again. What would you do? Would you still play so? I think he's decided to play but I mean is he really asking for seven years. It seems like he's happy with anything right now. One of the things that I found interesting getting a bit of a inside peak as to WHO Andy Murray is. We see him as this beacon on the tour four inclusivity for equity always at the ready to correct reporters when they want to exclude doubly players that that famous clip of him being asked about what. It's like to be the first player to have double Olympic gold medals and he goes male player because Serena and Venus have done it multiple times over and we were given this narrative that that stems less from his want and desire to be inclusive that was even mentioned at all but they had this kind of throwaway segment where they made. It seem like Andy just needs to question everything that he's always kind of combative about the the small things. Minutia the fine details but like big picture stuff. He's a lot more expensive in his thoughts. Right you know. They didn't tell the entire story because it was just kind of a throwaway clip. But there's definitely something to to that one of the reasons that Andy is such a champion for women's sport might be because he is so stubborn. And he so contrarian that he just feels the need to like stick it in there whenever he feels like it he loves the pushback like the tension and you can see it on court but with the big things he said you know. I think I'm I'm a good student. Basically I do what the coaches told me and do what the physios tell me. I don't fight about that. Big stuff but little trifles I'm just not willing to accept that. What we've conceived of him as this feminist icon within men's sport is just a byproduct. I'm not I'm not really about that life. Okay Okay Davis Cup. Yeah we promise that we cover this because we've missed it over the past few weeks. Obviously there was a lot of controversy about this event going in with how it has been completely refashioned and where are we now I think it it was clearly very popular it was there was so much engagement about it on social media as I mean as is to be expected tennis which was going to talk about it for better or worse there were obviously a lot of misgivings from commentators reporters the twitter commentariat. But I think there was a lot to take away from it. Both positive and negative. You said popular. It was popular for better or for worse right. There are a lot of folks enjoyed it. A lot of folks who hated it we talked about in our pre open era episode. Just how important Davis? Cup was in the first fifty years of the century of the Twentieth Century. Right how it was probably more important than the grand slams for many decades and it's just in the last twenty to thirty years that has changed right and so with the tethering of Davis Cup to nationalism and the use of sport as propaganda to further nationalistic goals. You know like that. Tethering has become frayed over the last couple of decades And so the import that Davis Cup held for such a long time as being the banner event for all these tennis federations are around the world. It's no longer the case. It's something that is still there. But it's reduced. It's it's significantly reduced and something needed to be done. I don't think there are many people who would say that nothing needed to be done to tweaked every just perfect await exact but what we got was a complete overhaul and this overhaul seemed to play second fiddle to a second year exhibition in Labor Cup. And so you go from Davis Cup having this rich history to kind of an afterthought at the end of the season what this tournament should be thanking stars for is one referendum Adele Pereira because on home soil. He carried that Spanish team to that title and that was able to brush over a lot of the flaws that could have sunk this event in the first year right. So what was there? What were does that? The buy in from players was was clearly present. Rafa Novak the Canadian team there was so much to love about the actual tennis being played like you said not. All I mean just lit up. He's won the Davis Cup several times before this. He has an incredible record in singles. And the week on an indoor hardcourts at the end of a long season out to where he doesn't normally excel. It's just he made such a case. For this event. In this format the event also succeeded in giving double such a prominent place in the event. Right because each tie I guess only had three rubbers. Two singles and then the deciding was always the doubles. The third rubber was always doubles in some cases. The doubles was not played but in many cases doubles was the decider throughout the week. Rafa Beats Huchon of he beats doted. Popovich in doubles defeats Schwartzman in the quarter-finals Plays a Dan Evans. Great Britain in the semifinals. He in Feliciano Lopez Defeats Cup. Ski and Murray. He Beats Danish up over love who was on such a run in the finals against Canada. And I haven't mentioned all of his matches but the caliber of opponents was there in a way that it's not always in Davis Cup and the ease with which he beat some of these opponents giving or allowing Diego Schwartzman. What two or three games indoors? That's that's crazy in that final. After all that he's played something like eight matches in five days by the end of it. The final match he plays. He has the opportunity to secure the Davis Cup by beating shop of all of and he does it in straight-sets after his countrymen comes back from his father's funeral and beats Felix. Oj assume in the first match of that final. Can we talk about Canada? Sure this team. The Canadian team is so deep because for most of the tournament they did not play Felix. They didn't play me Loesch. This Vashem pospisil and Dennis shop of all of doing almost everything for Canada. A healthy Canadian team is very deep. Because that would include me. Loesch rummage right. I would argue that. Canada made made it this far because of Russia. Pospisil say what we have sayid over the course of this past year bash But he was resurgent at the end of the year winning some Challenger matches and events and he parlayed that into Davis Cup magic of R- beating players that earlier in the year. Absolutely no chance keep in mind. He was off the tour for months. Rehabbing an injury and so this is exactly the type of momentum to get him back into the feeling of being a top thirty. Atp Player again. It wasn't that long ago that he was a player of Haft on eighty murder and there are all higher ranked than is open Oko Fanini. He and Dennis teamed up to play out John Van Ruby in doubles and one and then shove evolve. Beat Bertini Taylor. Fritz Chana of these. Are you know? Canada knocked out. Basically four world powers in men's tennis Italy USA Australia and Russia to reach his final two things. That didn't work. It has to be said that it is unfair given the history of this event that one team maintains such a strong home-court advantage throughout the entirety of the tournament. Right when the character of Davis Cup historically has been these raucous home court advantages these home crowds and a lot of fans weren't are just simply not going to be able to come and create that kind of atmosphere so Spain had kind of an unearned advantage by being at home or being in bed with Peking I mean what are the ways there to look at why was Madrid? Pick does the first host but at any going forward. This is the format any country is going to be seriously advantaged the website. The APP was atrocious. I mean if we mock Grand Slam sometimes when they have Faux Pas. We've seen this time and time again but this this took the cake. This was bad from snorre finish. I think that's a larger thing in tennis. Like why? Should we not use Google and all these scoring APPS wikipedia? Even what are your digital properties doing better than those in you know when you're following a tennis match and you need to find something out you need to find out. Well what is the head to head of this player against that player? Are you going to go to the ATP website or the W. T. website? I don't know. Are you going to where you're going to go to get a live score? Are you going to take the time to open the pro score APP? Or you're going to just google the name and the new Palmer right down there. It is disappointing that there isn't one spot where you can feel comfortable to get everything that you need to follow tennis. If you are that keen about there was too much tennis in the sweet. I think it's it's too much to pass to pack into one week and the matches way too late. It's not great for fans. It's not great for the players. That's something that I hope that they work out in the future and the larger issue that this is going to bubble up a lot over the next few years is that the calendar is problem right over the past few decades. These tennis associations have been trying to balance a lot of interest in their calendars and you've added Labor Cope which is Roger Federer's event through the ATP you've now added the ATP Cup in January and. There's the Davis Cup. So you have all these team events that are supposedly happening every year. And you worry about oversaturation Buying from players and the thing like with players. If there's money and there's this sheen of prestige involved the top players are going to play and they're going to try because that's just who they are well to answer your question. Maybe the problem that you describe of oversaturation. The answer to that from the organizers was just to not make it accessible to folks they just can watch because who could really find the difficult to watch it. I know this is going to be an issue going forward because these events are novel now but in a fury few years. They won't be. They're not going to be as exciting because it won't be new so you have to find a way to make this sustainable in the future Davis Cup. I was prepared to hate it. I didn't hate it. I found myself interested by the end of it. Of course I like a lot of the Spanish players so that was not surprising in that respect and I also live in Canada and I have a vested interest in following Canadian Tennis Rent. So for us it was. It was about as good a result as it could have been in terms of keeping our interests throughout the week. Roger Federer and Alexander's Verve did not have a vested interest in Davis Cup. They were like fuck that will federer other things going on. I don't think it's shocking that he should choose not play Davis Cup in this format at the end of the season now like he had scheduled this Latin American exhibition tour which is awesome because how often to South America and Central America get to see Roger Federer if ever and he took a long young Alexander Zverev as a partner who we know. Hated this iteration of David. He talked about it like it's something that he's known his entire life. And how dare they have messed with it right? When in fact he's like two or three times but his opinion as I sit here mocking him was that it was a travesty. It was terrible that they were doing this Davis Cup and he had no desire to be a part of it and that is an entirely valid opinion. Yeah no I'm not mocking that. At all I think is Latin. American tour is awesome. I think bringing tenants to fans in different countries that rarely get it is super cool. They in Santiago. They had to postpone or cancel the match in Boas because of protests and we get to Mexico City and forty two thousand people attendance match. This has possibly the biggest attendance ever for a tennis match. I couldn't verify that. But that's what that's what I've been hearing. That's what we've been told. And they expect it to be broken. Nadal and Federer Plain South Africa so honestly I'm not one to complain about exhibitions because you know it's not the same exertion as as real real matches that actually count. Let them make their money and let them complain about the calendar too. I think those are not mutually exclusive. Which is to say. Somebody can complain about the calendar and still be able to go make a few bucks here yet without you being because it's not the same without you being nasty about you know folks like to sit here and tell you what you can and cannot do. Just sit there right. Sit there on your mother's coach in the basement and just just let it be food and lent Mexico City while out because Roger Federer is there but what I did find was some folks who traveled to Mexico City to go see that match were then having things disabled people who traveled to Madrid. What's Davis go like handler man? What is going on let people live? This is tennis in the in the middle to end of November. Let's just get through it so we asked you again a few questions about your impressions of the ATP season and you are all very generous and sharing your feelings we asked. What will you remember most which I realize is very open ended? Well we want to get as many responses as we can and to the question of what will you remember? Most bad toss says transcendent RUFFO. Resurgent Andy Surging team and plummeting Gimelstob. We've touched on three of these four things already. We have not talked about plummeting Gimelstob but I think we well and truly covered this topic throughout the year. We did so. We encourage you to go back. We make time stem so that the stuff is easily accessible to. I was going through our outlines for all the episodes this year. We talked about players council and Gimelstob like a lot so I hope you all were interested because I started to get a little bored of it. But bad toss. She hit on a lot of things that you all responded with that. Us Open final. And the Wimbledon final. Those are things that kept coming up. Simpson's paradox out. Little wonder one sixty eight mentioned Rafa kneeling to catch his breath in the fifth set. And there's a lot of symbolic import to that as well because we know how much went it was very touching go into that well into that fifth set brad hunter offered the Medvedev experience at the US Open and his relationship with the crowd from match to match. Oh he went from embracing this role as villain to accepting culpability for stuff. He may have done wrong cord. And then transforming into Cinderella almost by the end of it swing volley mentioned that one of the things to remember most was members of becoming a troll. Master shows. Talk Tennis had a similar response right. He became quite skilled at it as the week goes on and I do want to circle back to something that we set on her. Us Open final. Which I think could have been misconstrued because we mentioned the stereotype of this kind of Cold War Soviet villain whether you saw throughout us culture for many many years and I grew up in the US. I I saw that growing up. I don't I don't want people to think that we were supporting that. No like what I thought. Medvedev was doing was ironically embracing that that villain archetype. So I if I was misconstrued was probably our fault anyway but I don't want people to think that I That's how I see the world but also even if media weren't in the moment aware of that aspect of it in in fact that's a whole lot of it played out right to the people in the stands on the casual especially the casual viewers watching tennis right. We have the rise of team and CNC POSS from at Russell Underscore neary. I think James Shank wrote Robert Fara. That's a that's that's the tweet that's twenty nine hundred. Which if you're not a social media follower of Tennis. I think what James is referring to. There is Robert. Ferrers insistence on thirsting. His instagram it could be just workouts. Could be just that Brad. The weight shot and the angles and this and that and the what have use it presents a different kind of viewing experience or other storage esque. I'd say there are a lot of these men who are Angling for that thirst trap Po Position. We've talked about this entire segment on the show. Before Marinko is kind of the most obvious about it I would say and self aware I mean. He went through a little phase after the break up with package where he was out here advertising what he had to offer correct. And so what I want to ask of you now is what were or who were the thirst. Trappers twenty nineteen led topic. I think it's the usual suspects you have. Vasko Gratuitous Chore Itch. Were Rinca Fara Ah anyone deeming trove a lot more classy about oh definitely damaged. I'm not here to to slut. Shame anybody that's not what this is about. But Gregor has a different aesthetic that he puts forward right all right moving on and then you have the folks who who want you to think that they're not strapping but Stephanos seats. A bus is Thir- strapping. If you recall one of his blogs he just casually wakes up out of his bed and he's in his underwear and he's taking extended strolls across the living room in said underwear it and goes to the bathroom and said underwear. Was that a choice and so might task to ATP players in twenty twenty is to keep the bullshit at a minimum and keep the thirst trapping coming and diversify keep it interesting. Give us different. Looks Mt Way Scholes? Talks Tennis Submits King Felix's runs at Indian Wells and Miami but wasn't and Anyway oh I thought it was a handle if he looks had an immense first half of the year struggled in the second half but he's beaten twice he's been for Nina Buzkashi league twice shallow curious. Need I go on semifinals in Miami. His first final. Rio Losing to share as the case when we ask these questions is a lot of overlap. One of the popular responses was Andy. Maher telling Fabio phony to shut up something that I still. I won't attempt to try and replicate. What the accent. You've you used your actual accent like that you were born with. It would be a lot closer. Showed up well no sorry. Shut up when you moved to Canada. You just started dropping your T.'s. I think shots up whatever. We're not doing this again. Andy Moore was also a a big response from folks as far as moment of the year. Things that you won't forget easily based on his retirement and comeback and winning the Ark of Andy Moore was a big response here so to us. Bautisita good on Nadal at the Davis Cup a bit of recency bias here because that just happened with. That was a big response from a lot of that's from Burne Jones specifically and Wimbledon final. We haven't talked a whole lot about it but while what a moment this thing had everything. I'm not going to repeat the infamous score because it is triggering for federal fans but Novak Djokovic overcame two match points on federal serve to win the Wimbledon Championship. I like this from our A. R. Follower at Viking drew be he said quote Federer one good swing short of the greatest moment of his career while that that hurts. That is rough. And I think that's what a lot of federal funds felt in the moment and the ensuing months and possibly still to this moment right because we saw a lot of hurt being carried through the second half of the year. Do you remember exactly where you were? When federal lost those two match points? Yes we were in the car listening to them on Satellite Radio. Yes which you've let the subscription expire and. You need to get on that. That's been like three months now But why you can't. Are you incapable error? You have that account setup. I deal with other things but yet we listen to it on radio which was an entirely different experience from watching it on TV and it was. It was devastating as a non fed fan to watch when we came home on because we had taped. We came and watched it and was like. Wow that was that was I mean the both of us have kind of a neutral interest in that match but seeing anyone go through that is just. It's a lot especially when it felt. So unforced yeah and so again commiserations to fed fans across the globe because that was a memorable moment of twenty twenty nineteen but not in a good way at all but still fitter won four titles. He won a masters one thousand in Miami. He won three five. Hundred's it's still a good year. It could have been a great year for him at thirty eight years old but for those two match points and so these fine margins that we always talk about in sports how they can shift things in big ways. This was one of them and Yovich is somebody who handles those kind of points so well especially against Federer. I you can envision several of them in your head right now yet. That's why this is so painful biggest. That's not what that was true. True true you're right. C L Moore and sixty one submits a few Rafa answers here People writing off Rafa season and Madrid. The NAL curious Wimbledon match which was actually very good. If you remember and both players had a game plan I also remember Christos. Curios calling it all a quote fucking prick on I g live. Do you remember that? It's wait again. I circled back to my bandwidth. There's just so much the season as long at willows court mentioned shoe gate. Love it the gamesmanship. In general like changing his rackets right before his opponent's serve on important points. Love it. Patty do do you love it. No I don't love it but it does give me entertainment so this is a case of multiple things being yes. Okay and thank you to add. Be More Mala because this tidbit about seatbelts in Osaka doing that. Instagram live. Do you remember that? And then promptly on following each other because I had forgotten this Stephanos released. Dm's with Naomi or we think it was with Naomi and all it was with me it was it was a. We know that we know okay. Yeah I have a feeling. She didn't really find that cute. But it carried on after that for a little one there was another incident where the rim back and forth on the Internet's. And then this happened. Okay the next question that we asked or listeners was what were your surprising or shocking moments of the two thousand nineteen season. Does anything shock you. At the end of this decade Gregoire's Topsy-turvy season was a bit of a surprise. That was proffered. By the swing. Volley Cheryl Harris Azi. Hd One one one gives us Lopez winning singles at Queens and doubles with Anne. Murray Queens Club. Having to win all those matches over the weekend was that was a legitimate surprise. Also because it was Maurice First Tournament back. He didn't come back in singles right away. He played quite a few tournaments in doubles. The first one being at Queen's Club they take the number one seat in the first match beating far and cabal who then GonNa Win Wimbledon and the. Us Open finish the year end number one in doubles. That was a big result. Shoals again gives us Novak giving a fifteen minute answer on players council and Gimelstob and I actually had to ask him which this which one this was because I feel like there have been a lot of extensive dialogues with Novak Djokovic about this issue a few times can think of to that. He got kind of upset. This was one of them. He got very testy but then expanded. What was surprising to me was that he kept being caught off guard by these questions. Right he would say. I haven't had a chance to read the victim letter. Get back to me and then when folks get back to him he's like we're doing this again. Athlete underscore tennis says given. Nobody picked Barton odile in the Australian Open. Final surprising how the year went to slams year. A number one player of the year surprising for an adult that is Catherine. Shaw says funding. Winning a masters was an unpleasant surprise. And we concur. We absolutely concur but you know at happening. Fabian quote tennis allowing a football player to come and deer. Its oldest institution burst sink and very to the point. Okay Okay Fabian. Your point across funniest moments of twenty nineteen. This one is referencing. My Russian doll sequence of tweets from February through July at Sunshine. Double One says San grins losing streak and so I got a little bit petty and each time sanguine would lose in the first round and I believe it happened nine times in a row. I would tweet about it for a matter of fact and just saying that he lost right but what half thou wrought because he reached the round of sixteen of Wimbledon and he beat Jo Wilfried Songa at the US Open. No laming that on you. He beat a thirty four year old Frenchman. It's the end of the season. The the sentence is finished. I had hoped that twenty nineteen would see the disappearance of sanguine. Didn't he won in Auckland? He gets these or two results a year. No that keep him afloat in the rankings. He's in the sixty s and this was my pushback Any still have enough money left over to contribute to our go fund me today. You'll think you're cute A lot of folks have had some jokes however if I find out these are actually the real people. I'm going to be stunned young. I mean I would like to think. It's a Coco Vandeweghe. We know it's a fit Kendall Roy that because he is a fictional character. Michigan says the curiosity but some are fleeing Kamo shoelaces the summer fling. Thou was something right. The like the private jet with what was curious. Cc Bus imaginative which was a powder keg. The social media profiling repairing these relationships. That was hilarious to me. And the shoelace thing curios presenting Stephanos with a fresh pair of shoes to preempt. The you know the Tonya. Harding shoelace moment. thirteen offers. Novak's not too bad. Not Too bad. No that's not too bad mucking. Yes we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that a lot of twins and nineteen was the top players mocking. Baldo Scott though for sleeping at most of the time. They're having fun with them except for that incident with Rafa and Burne Jones Submits Marie. Lebron the top men's players trying to pronounce English placenames. Which to be fair. I speak English. You speak English. This should is impossible. How are you supposed to know how Marlon Marlon and his pronounced not even based on the way that it's spelled at the two finals? These players were tasked with pronouncing these British names. These towns is places and what Verne Jones referencing. Specific I think is the overall experience of Marlon Nutmeg. No but how enthusiastic. Rafa was to say at incorrectly. That was my favorite one where Russia's Moore Riley Button. Which pronounced should phonetically do it a? Yeah it makes perfect sense. You've added here pettiest moment of the year. I've I've put up a few nominees and after I would like you to vote a. It's it's just you you get to vote. I Have Bill Babcock. Who might remember was the He was the president of the Grand Slam board I think and he was the one who fielded the response to Bernard Tomic after he appealed his first round performance line at Wimbledon and he wrote like the pettiest letter. I've ever seen about how there is. No Evidence Bernard that you'll change your behavior in the future. So why should I grant this appeal? It was nasty. We did a dramatic reading about it back in July. Think when the letter leaked it might have been her first ever dramatic read. It might have been so bill cock that I have. Nick CURIOS ENTIRE SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE. Just a lot of rude comments. Some might say cyber bullying other might say trash a as is your want the next nominee is the ATP which announced their New World Tour Finals Prize money in twenty twenty one of fourteen point. Five million dollars very shortly after the. Wpa announced their record-breaking prize. Money of fourteen million dollars in Shanzen. This was a prices right moment. You know how when they're bidding the four players are bidding on something. This was the. I don't think this is an appropriate. No it is. It's so somebody bizet thousand and the next person says Bob Albert one thousand one whom ago it was so petty because this is an arbitrary number read the ATP landed on Fourteen Point. Something just to overbid wgn joking. I see I'm not joking. I see where you're going but I think that that comparison is tenuous at. I don't think so at all and finally pettiest one of US know you're talking about me us for any number of reasons but banning Jo Wilfried Songa banning the thirty four year old French again. I mean were taking steps that are out of line. You're making my case no because you won't even respect the process. You won't even say his name. Respect the ban the ban is therefore a reason like he's Lord Voldemort. He wanting these the time will come. When the thirty four year old Frenchman's name shall be called on the podcast again but we need to understand that he lost a two sets to love lead to tennis. Sangram at the US Open. But you'll say his name supposed to hurt. Is that supposed to make cast me in a terrible light? Am I supposed to look like the villain here? I think not. I am not bothered. So do you do have a winner out of those four. It's a tie between the ATP and Bill Babcock Bill Babcock. Try saying that three or four times in a row. He was out of pocket on the line. He was rude as fuck. That is like we said on the episode when we covered it in real time so unprofessional. Nobody who has an office should behave in that manner. An office an office. He wrote it from an office. I presume how dare you have an office and right that should take and then the ATP that is that is just so soul so petty as well. Y'All let us know as you may know you may have seen the ATP has announced its award candidates it's nominees for there to be awards player of the Year Comeback Player of the year at Cetera. The one that we want to focus on here is the comeback player of the year. Who Do you pick? There is the thirty four year old Frenchman who finished twenty eight hundred number two thirty nine now at number twenty nine winning titles in mets and mold peltier. There's Andy Murray who? I don't know how you can come back for more than he did. In the span of one year in season there is under rube. Love was one of the rising stars of the ATP TOUR ONLY TO BE DERAILED BY INJURY. And then there's Denver Bronco. What's your pick and I'm not GONNA pick. It's I'm glad I don't have to make that decision. But I think for setting the historic record straight. I will pick Songa. Just to kind of overcompensate for the injustices he has suffered on this podcast at your hands. You're trying it on your as usual doing way too much. I go with Murray Player of the year. Is there any doubt? It's not correct. Both he and Jovic wind to slam. Titles the Dow has three slam finals. He also wins two masters one thousand along with Jovovich so they're equal there but then Nadal Wins Davis Cup in this fashion to end the year. I think that kind of pushes him over the edge and he also has your number one very close which to your point. About how some folks view Joe Kabila's? Here's a disappointment when you look at their two years together. Nadal has incredible consistency throughout the year in his results but the the main tenets of their two thousand nineteen resume are very similar but an adult is viewed as a roaring success. At this point we had a few retirements in two thousand nineteen debbie per his interminable retirement tour terminated in the spring. Nicholas Magro. He called it quits. Marcus Baghdadis recovered Thomas Baird IX retirement a couple of episodes ago Victoria Burgos. If you'll recall as three Burgos won three consecutive titles his only titles in his career in Twenty fifteen twenty sixteen twenty seventeen all in Kito Ecuador well into his thirty's as well Tim smeeting. He retired recently as well as young savage and I WANNA say a couple words about young Koutoub savage because one of the things that came out of Davis Cup with tip savage on that team and Serbia failing to advance to the semifinals. Was this press conference that got a lot of play for the emotional of it and one of the reasons for that was the fact that Jiang tips which was retiring. I want to state for the record that I have not been moved by the press conference and I will not be moved by the press conference for the sole reason that Yanko tip. Savage is one of the worst offenders as far as sexism in tennis and male chauvinism onto. Atp Tour Back in two thousand eight. He had some of the worst things you'll ever hear spoken about women's tennis shy of Justin Gimelstob. He was translated as saying nine thousand. Nine percent male. Tennis players can't stand women's tennis. There's no other sport with such a big disparity concerning level of play and the money woman make a friend of mine says that a woman who wins a slam should only earn enough money to pay for her airplane ticket home. Who knows what else I would say. If it wasn't for an Angelina. Lena whom I consider friends. Imagine that because he's friends with von and Yankovitch God imagine imagine what God what could he? What worse could he say? Well what kind of friend is that? But he goes on to say worse. So let's continue. He says but of course. I appreciate the effort. They're putting into tennis because I know they practice as hard as I do. The way women think on-court cannot be compared to men they're only strategy is hit the ball where your opponent isn't. We've heard this a lot over the years. Nothing more no put more spin on the ball. This is an important point. Played to her backhand no way. Is that such kind of tennis. Works today look at the Williams Sisters Charipova or Ivanovich who hits the ball like a truck on steroids? I get a bit critical when I see how much the woman earn. And how they're opening Ron's go. That's what irritates me the most I feel like going to WTI headquarters and something all of them look at Federer who so dominant. He has to work so hard to beat us. Derochie or an Magro. You may even lose a set. And then look at Sharapova von which WHO's three games in the first four rounds it makes me sick and as it turned out the The shape of the tours are totally different in the last couple years whereby the women have so much parenting the early rounds and services out here losing easily in the first round in most tournaments that he played so that was a big prophetic in ways that he did not imagine. I have heard a lot of calls to a disorder. Forgive this assessment. But I haven't heard him reassess what he said. I had no backtracking. No apologies. Whatever you can never trust these guys. Were like heralded as the philosopher poets. No thank congrats. You've read a couple books you've read a couple of books are you ready for your quiz on the GP season. Yeah are you worried concerned. No you've done your preparation not really know if I fail like it reflects on both of us so question number one. This is a fill in the blank filling four blanks this is from the ATP Twenty Nineteen Season Wikipedia page for the masters events. The introduced a shot clock players had blank minutes to come on court blank minutes to warm up and then blank minutes to commence play as well as blank seconds between points Toga. Okay like I don't have to do it in order right now. So they have. Five minutes in the warm-up Okay Correct Day have twenty five seconds between points correct They have Like one minute to come on court correct. That's right. Yes and they have like and then the last one was. How much time do they have to commence play once they warm was done Three seconds one minute I was Gonna say I thought it was too obvious. Okay that was pretty good. Okay Yeah I'm not gonNA give you affirmation after every little thing and luckily I can give myself affirmation number two. Who won the Huffman Cup Switzerland? Who did they beat Germany? Okay you get you get all of that. Rip To the Cup which were told. We'll come back which of these players did not win an ATP title in Two Thousand Nineteen Bautista. Goot Kevin Anderson Rally Belco Felix Socialism or Taylor. Fritz Taylor it's incorrect. The answer is Felix. Oj Elliott Sam. You may definitely new. Should have known that because you laid out all the winners for this agenda Felix Made Three Finals Twenty Nine thousand nine in Rio Leo and St Guards Question Number. Four fifteen players won their first. Atp singles title named five hate this jar. Correct Christiaan gutting correct PALCA correct Oshaf evolve correct. Come on man while you're being particularly dim right now because the previous question was which of these haven't won and you picked Fritz but the answer was Oh. Ogsm so Fritz once his first correct. But I didn't ask for the answer. You have two full points for that. No I did not ask for the answer. I I wasn't done. No I asked you off air because we have pause. I said you want me to just cut you off and you said yes then so unfair. You did not explain what that meant. You got four fifths. You're not gonNA come up with the answer. The other ten men who won their first singles titles in two thousand Nineteen Tennyson Grin. Regrettably Alex Dinar. I I was GONNA say Demon our but you cut me off okay. That cannot be proven. I don't care about the rest. Go LONDERO ALBUQUERQUE PELLA MARINO SCENARIO FRITZ JERRY. Layover judge and or catch question number. Five four players defended a title from twenty eighteen named three. What really yeah. There are four players who wanNA titling Tornado eighteen and they defended twenty nineteen zinc through it. Use Your Commonsense Jovovich at the Australian Open. No no but that is correct because it is asking name which tournament but joke which is one of the answers at Wimbledon. But I didn't get that correct but I didn't ask you to tell me which tournament I said. Name the player. Oh I'm sure at all did somewhere. Oh at Rogers Cup. Yeah he did. Does that count to different cities. Also the French Open. Yeah okay also Rome. I couldn't remember if you roam the previous year. And then who was the third? It's also fairly evident dominating no Roger Federer in Basel Oh and then the other person was Nicholas busllish belly in. How'RE HAMMERED. Yep so you get two thirds for that one question number. Six six players cracked the top ten for the first time named five Bertini. Yes medvedyev guess About he's still yes seatbelts. Yes and trying to think who else was at the ATP finals neither of them were at the G had a feeling who was at like nine and ten Schwartzman no China and funny. Oh so that's four fifths. I'm giving you these questions where he can get a lot of credit lotta partial yet True or false the thirty four year old Frenchman who lost sanguine from two sets up at the. Us Open deserved his banned from the show. Absolutely false that is incorrect. I will lose a point for the very simple in correct. The correct answer is true. There is no correct correct. Answer is true question number. Eight Daniel Medvedyev led the ATP in most singles finals how many Z. Make nine correct. How did you know that because I just knew it? Now I'm going to take a page from your Wti Quiz where I give you two quotes and you tell me who said it. Question number nine. He's my polar opposite and he is Super Salty. Who said this? And about whom Nick Curio said that had to have said that about vert lasko partial Carbonara curious said that about Nidal El God. He says salty a lot about people he does. And if you recall that was from his infamous interview with Ben Rollins on no challenges remaining. Oh God how? Can we be remiss if we did not mention that on a year end? Recapping the twenty nine thousand nine season two. He talked a lot of Shit so much on that show. Does he ever need an invitation though? Well he got an invitation for that chair and he made the most of question number ten. I mean or chemistry definitely. Isn't the best that you can find them tour. It just happens with people that it's not that you can just like everyone. Oh that's a Oh God. This could be like this could be three people. I'll read it's a guy to get a couple more seconds. I mean. Our chemistry definitely isn't the best that you can find on tour. It just happens with people that it's not that you can just like every okay so this is about CPOS. I'm not going to own to give me. This is Medvedyev about city boss. Well wouldn't you know it's the complete way around it. Sits if us about Madonna and I believe that was at the Ot finals so you got zero for that one. I've tallied all your fractions and you scored five point five. Two out of ten Walsh. I don't really think that you want to succeed. A couple of these. Were pretty obvious. I feel like you definitely could have made. Hey on your so close unquestioned number ten you just gotTa go the way I would. I would like you to check your math again but I mean you gave the complete wrong answer about the thirty four year old Frenchman. You knew what the answer to. Latoya's how does that count codes intelligence the term. It's a question you answered incorrect. That is you actually knew what the answer was Dickie. You what the correct answer was an chose not to give it so you sit there in your shame of fifty five percent. I fell on my sword and I'll do it again. Well we're at the end of this season and the end of our ATP rap episode. Thank you for listening again. Thank you to everybody. Who's donated to the go fund me? We thoroughly appreciate it. We've given instruction as to what's GonNa be rewarded in the go fund me as far as a personalized email or or tbs postcard so please if you are eligible for those get ahead of the game and Diaz email us your email address or physical address or a social security number. We'll take that too and if you you're like well. I don't want no Jenky. Tbs Postcard email us and let us know that too because that's a that's a valid perspective to have. You can get in touch with us on twitter. I'm Jonathan you can find me tennis underscored John James at Elliot J Amar to else to tease you can. Dm The body serve on twitter at the body serve. You can instagram us at the body. Serve or email addresses. The body serve at gmail.com. Thank you for a wonderful year. We have enjoyed you all. That's a wrap on season. Five your season five is in the books. Next year we moved to Spanish. Because that's bullshit. Thank you very much

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The Sweary one

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The Sweary one

"Editon is podcast listeners is at one month since Katherine Matt and Myself Tassone US beams delivered mass now has a TV thankfully against we can actually the US is quite useful having a TV to go with the sinus but yes yeah what about the Oh it is sleek. It is sexy. It is enhancing my only experience. It's all the good things son or Stockholm Hi. I'm John McEnroe Joan Board. This is Martina Navratilova. I'm mats wilander. This is Mary Carillo. I'm stunned. Rohingya enlighten you I'm Andy Murray and you're listening to the tennis podcasts. We are in deepest darkest London near Victoria station. We have come from all corners of the capital. Matt Roberts not even from London half all you come from Arundel right whereas it's hour and a half off on the slow train see that's that's the sort of commitment we've got. Catherine's even got out of bed so commit when we're talking about so we're here in a pop and we are here to talk about Labor Cup and Policy Math Roach Ephedra and coach no Dow and everything everything that's going on over the weekend. We've got Dano Medvedev chance to continue because he's played yet another week in a row and won we've got soccer to talk about winning in Asaka which which takes him head getting around loads of the tournaments. We've got talking points such as the big three dogs which we started of course last last week. We've got Slamet she would change the results stokes big three ASHTEC's. Not just the the big three sweet. Do I think that's a separate discussion right separate because I may or may not not star so this this just loads of tennis to talk about first first of all I should tell you that we are sponsored until the Davis Cup by records in finals between now and the eighteenth and twenty four th of November which is when the Arabia's cup finals takes place in Madrid responsible which is pretty cool. eighteen nations and tickets are now available. If you'd like to go and get some Davis Cup Finals Dot Dot Com your teams will be playing you can get tickets for them with a fifteen percent discount for tennis podcast listeners with the code t t Ed Davis Cup finals and we've got amazing competition as well if you get yourself subscribe to a newsletter or if you WANNA back kicks out of ACAS last year you can get tickets to try to win. Two tickets to round-robin matches of any nation of your choice includes to return economy flights and accommodation. Tell you what I wouldn't mind entering this and yeah so you can get on get on the news that list and you'll be able to get all the details this week and enter that competition and we'll see console you out with some some amazing tickets and a fly to an accommodation. I should also say we are going to be daily here. On the tennis podcast throughout the Davis Cup finals because Matt here is on his way. I'm on the plane on the plane. I'll tell you what I mean. I'm not sure how finance he's outstretched online so you might be on the face underestimate the cost debate state of to get Catharine in stats to sort out of boats that is affordable for Matt's to go anyway. We're GONNA got finals and from the Fed Cup final not not straight eh still a tidy shows daily from the O. Two ATP finals. Is You know about this guy yeah yeah they sort of came up in the province degree to all and we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA say about a Wti finals because I would like to do Danny from that but I don't know what do you think I think he's putting me on the spot. Thing sounds like it's going to have to make bad right so we've got the bears. We've done our PROMOS. Let's say hello to Charlie Echo Osha. Hello Hello Hey did yeah we are brought unicycle station with the town of Golf. We all spent about the last forty five minutes effectively seventy doing a podcast without the Mike turned on because it's just so much tennis to talk about. Let's can we start with the Labor because that is the talking point of the tennis world wells at the moment. Is it yeah I guess the men's tennis world yeah I mean it's sunny captures the imagination third third edition festival Catherine what are your immediate thoughts about what you saw course of the three days and one by team Europe in a in a nail biting finish once again which is aided and abetted I would suggest by the most helpful of scoring systems that awards three times the points on the third day but it certainly was an incredible atmosphere tickets all went in the space of a couple of hours. What we are what we all the elements. Steve Enjoy it never Lahore elements. I enjoy about it it than than elements. I don't enjoy I'm yet. The scoring system is engineered for thrilling finishes unashamedly Headley and and successfully Anna thrilling finish is what we go over here. I'm not sure is very row. Niche much of is it's how everybody who visit Stanford thrilling conclusion but nonetheless it was thrilling but there was a point in favor of the Labor Cup but that was it was a really gripping match in round in an older mature of and that might not have actually been that thrilling but I kind of was really into it as a really good point yeah. I I think tickets for the whole weekend so Latin two hours right I everybody I've heard Eh from the female every fan that I've seen tweeted about. It absolutely loves it. I think there's a place for in tennis. I think it's a really really positive thing I feel like. I'm recycling repeating everything I said on this same coast twelve months ago and they're only thirty two things things ain't like about it. Really I just those t- things a quite significant to me. I don't like that. It doesn't include women and I I don't understand why it doesn't include women because it just seems it's obvious to the point where I feel like they need to explain. Why doesn't it because it's so glaringly obvious that that would be an improvement women and the right thing and I don't like it being sold to me as something that it's not something that it doesn't need to be what when did exhibition should become a dirty word. That's what I don't understand. This is sales job at not being exhibition world in my mind. It is an exhibition and that's just fine. I still really enjoy it and think it has a really valuable place in Tennessee. Where do something go from being exhibition to not to be exhibition but I just just on captains. I think the competition seems to think it's mutually exclusive to have something that is an exhibition does have loads of history with it. Meaning it can still mean lows. I didn't get men lows to the play is but you don't need that slightly affected like the history of the Labor cop like an it's it's ration- is if that was what mattered it wasn't it was just about these really competitive people in a fun format and they did really can because you put uber competitive the best people in a fun format and they really want to win and they want to show off in front of their peers and that's fine but you know describe highlight on that Switzerland. They described fetters a three-time Malaysia Cup champion. That's how I kind of remember. It just felt a little overblown and they didn't needs as you say you put it out on on our was that I hadn't quite realized it thrived copies. Exhibition is an exhibition that means means an awful long yeah and I was googling Ryder Cup exhibition kind of the way down hairs a I was thinking just hoping I had imagined that and your articles going back. Roy mcelroy is as recently as nine kind of got into trouble because he called the right accompany exhibition. Everyone's like now. He's not an exhibition. This means so much Tiger Woods Cisco at an exhibition. The pastors physical focus no language which I think certainly we listened to David and they're happy to cool an exhibition like it doesn't have to be a bad thing. I I think the reason it's become a bad thing in tennis is because there have been some exhibitions in tennis which kind of sucks and no one's really into them like. I think we were talking David about you. You told me about Turbo tennis and super set and things like that we kind of sounds like individual been tennis Matt Survey Gameboy Day. It sounds like Lordship on the apprentice has told them to make up a tennis those those names they've come up with like oh that's caught but some alliteration check nothing wrong with that isn't what and also that those events th those events tried to change change tennis like. I come into the isn't gonNA remember the INS and outs of those competitions but essentially like there was like a time limit on one of them they were short sets like even like the IPL tennis thing had substitutions and and uh they went away from what Tennessee's Labor Cup is still very recognized. Tennis is just the production values different and the scoring system is is tennis but then you've got these three and that's a bit different but it's tennis but it's like a tennis trip. It's like a weekend of fun and color and all the best spy in the world converging and it's great. I think I genuinely think it's really great and that's but I just wish they would embrace it as what it is rather than trying to make it official eighty thing where the matches accounting head-to-heads because let's be honest I mean a tie-break shouldn't really be talkback for a third session seems a bit silly things at the head coaching going on on the side yeah. I think that deserves an asterisk couldn't even made the point on twitter really well this week about the uproar. There's an awful lot of people have been very outspoken against on coaching is somehow infecting the purity of the game that quite happy to defend and the legitimacy of lake off and the fact that these matches included in head to head with absolutely no mention it the fact one of the things we will celebrate about the Labor the coffin and the brilliance of the matches is the fact that they are so heavily influenced by on coaching will be in a very unique form but very heavily influenced the it's interesting though isn't it because we've seen a lot of events like the the next Gen finals and and they will admit this. They've tried more or less everything to kind of see what were in the Labor probably had fewer of those kind of gimmicky innovations and it did feel like quite a good balance. There wasn't too much like the scoring system. I think most people were pretty much on board with that but they you know they didn't have things like Sunday juice which made it makes it too quick for people so that she if it feels like a reason to good blueprint going forward for a different type of tennis if we want which. I think most people probably do whiskey whitaker. That's interest see I. I knew I'd get in the end yeah. Look I Sergio. I feel that they've got the closest to being just about rights. They've had yet I do feel that they've made improvements to it when when I think even including to the presentation of it when what I mean by that is when I think back to the first year when they put Balkan Federa and the Dow and room and films that team talk which was clearly. I'm the I'm not saying it was scripted but it was a setup. It was let's stick them in and pretend we're having attained talk whereas all of the the beauty of all all of this last three days were unscripted moments where they they've just left the Mike's running and got what they got and they weren't afraid to put it doubts and that includes Roger Federer turn the APP blue which you know I don't. I don't think Roger Federal went in there thinking you know. I'm going to swear this time that already get people. I think he just just tap and he just let it go. I genuinely love that. I thought that was one of the best bits and because I know probably some Catherine I've previously previously not found better human enough and I thought that was just great to see that just him doing well any one of us. Who Do you know pretty route one team tool as they go it was basically you know stuffing around and I loved this woman the Dow assume to him and you could see just taking on board in there too much on is ner and and making in just this kind of take thinking about one the Dow was saying okay. I've got to do that whereas you think with better at Solta Matic and easy and you just breeze through Beulah. Oh He is actually of course yeah he's thinking talk. Yeah I mean every time I agree irritated by the sales job a moment like that would arise any looking completely league an utterly nonplussed well for federal in Ref on the Dell. Give him a team to very emerging from the toilets with Nidal and Federer vetere. Dow generally was hilarious. He was the much in the league sits back such as refusing to celebrate this past underpay sits celebrating with like his life depended on it and then the the moment with the citizens being made fun of his handsome great. I mean I go irritated by the presentation of at times that moment did cancel out about ninety percent of my irritation because it was so good and I'm not start so that does appeal to a wider audience psych like on Saturday my wife and I ran in and I was like geomancy watching this isn't a dial and sit surpass playing both I can fetters of tea and that's just such an easy pitch to a really casual fan whereas if if I said You Watch Patisserie Movie Fan in the antelope and semi thanks she would have filed for divorce it does I I WANNA come trust for the sign but I think in this eighty Jove tennis twitter. There were just so many package -able moments and fear purist purists may be. That's not good but I think it's Kinda Great. It's an event I think very much of its time is an event that you consume as much as you watch like you want to watch the tennis but equally you watch the moments between six of us out and then you want to see it on twitter and get Clinton think of a funny comment about it and kind of walk in that way so I think in that sense it really resonates with people. I also think it needs to be given time and I think I was listening. Took us you did on the last year and I think what's interesting is the fact that this year we're starting with it last year. You did Deliver Cup in the second half of the show. It didn't feel necessarily like the biggest event of the week whereas this week it kind of did it did for me. It was the event that I was most drawn to this. Week was the cup and I think if it gives you give it a time rather than ramming it down people's throats that is already the best event. Give it time it might grow into something truly special bill but hundred for me was way better than the previous one of the one of the great additions to this year autumn. I'm saying was that Mary Carillo Gorilla was commentating on it and she learned and I wear buys. We think she's amazing. She's been regular guest on this show but she is a fantastic kostic broadcaster who understands just she just understands that the timing of the field of it all. I'm that other people down but she really does get it on and I just. She just feels that if it's not right you you don't need to send it to me on and that's the thing with these with with this presentation. It was so good in so many different ways. Frankly you can just let it let it cake a growing let it keep doing what it does because and I I still have question marks in my mind as to whether and how it's attains meaning and if that matters if it if it should strive towards doing that or not whether it should be every other year yeah as opposed to every single year whether there should be I even thought this morning amount maybe should be alternate years but every other year it should be women's events or should it be every but with both genders in I mean the one thing the calendar doesn't have any more combined fine men's and women's glaring and terraces through Tennessee is at its strongest when the men and the women are together and we see that the slams times we see that the combined mazdas premier mandatory events and who doesn't want to save Dan Kendra telling curious what to do. I mean give it to hear me now. Let's say I mean I mean the scoring system. The One T. three on the days does insurance during even contests regardless of team balanced clearly but it it would not that they should be the main reason to include fleet women that I mean I can't see a single reason not to me but it would balance out teams significant name because the three of the four grand champions on the Minnesota this year in from outside would be awesome. I think is just I mean I think they just misjudged adjudged it when they created it. I think if they had any sense and realized how popular makes events where they surely would have done it and they can change their. It's quite easily extract extremely and I do think that is one issue is that imbalance of team Europe and team world. I mean look it's in its infancy but at the moment it's just so weighted towards yeah. You're a decade since WANNA sound deer wild we do do spent you'll great legend of the game. I'm not sure he's adding counts indicate. What was there one of you tweeted. He said female legends legends that would maybe bring more to that off. I can't say I agree with that because its onboard. When did he ever speak when he was playing. He's just being who he was but he's not he's not seated to the role live team captain what worked for one. I mean because I mean history and I know you better mainly. It's certainly not detracting from is it. We might he might team captain. He's not not Susan to a television team disagree on Bork. He's you WANNA live and beyond borders plan. Nothing nothing to do is nothing to do with that. David's I approached my convey playbill exhibitions. I've been electrified by that. I've had these uh-huh from it. I get it I've interviewed your. I get I get onboard. He's not see to that role. I don't like what did he say. They're looking for A. I gotTA DO is focus to walk out of Wimbledon looking black and get moment. He was just that cool he could get away with their house him okay but he wasn't visiting team tool swales doing that eighteen people the other blokes that the way as well. Joe Doesn't matter I just think initial as opposed to a lab gives Dr Federal the space to be eh give their input like if if he was a really good one of the holding room yes I crunched yes. He doesn't running off the ball. You try to get him to sign for us. These dates we're not saying he's doing a little but actually we are seeing was getting. Kareem federick shower stepping. Let's have a moment to talk about federal and the Dow on the Ryen in context of this competition because this was quite I opening rainy. I think not just for us within the tennis well not just for tennis fans but for the wider world I mean we've referenced it briefly but if you didn't see yesterday Roger Federer was so worked up yesterday watching Alexander's very in in the second sense trying to come back against or trying to hold off Miller trion instead he was hiding his eyes while he was sitting courtside cheering points he just and I was not putting this on he couldn't walk. She worked Tom and then when the match level of settlings ranch racer that second consent goes off to tour changed by Roger Federer and Rafael the Dow and I apologize mother mother but I know you're listening but I'm going to read this anyway and she wanted to shadow language used here but this is what Roger Federer said I wanNA hear. Let's go and come on every fucking point you win and every point you lose every point. You lose you fucking tight like a man the Dow no one negative face federal no. I don't want to hear any. I knew it fuck shit this was Roger Federer live on TV. Yes go and it went viral now. What was your immediate action to that did anybody was anybody surprised by Harry now from him. It was a side if we don't often get to see through the better for that though he has been swear reform recently swerved. US Open didn't he an in a press conference but it was pretty it was like seeing how much she cared and seeing that human side that ruinous to him swear we I I think I think Labor countries one of those events where it's quite difficult or I find it difficult to draw conclusions about applies. Why is tennis because it almost. Doesn't it feels like a completely separate thing. How are they going to transfer this to the tool but I think it did give us a really good insight into Sawai federal and the doll as much as they're probably better tennis players why they've been able to be so superior. It's because it's just so much mentally stronger as various himself he wouldn't have won that match against Rao Niche. Had it not been for the Dow telling him to stay positive various. I you know he's instinct in their situations is to get negative whereas federal dolls instinct is to stay positive and to completely not allow themselves to get negative and I think it amazing insight site into why they've been able to be so good and I think it was interesting how when Federer was playing. The only player who felt kind of qualified enough to that was a gift federal. Advice wasn't a doll like the severity sits as team all world class in their field completely woke laws and they don't feel unlike adequate enough to be able to tell federal what to do and I just found that fascinating cetera really wanted to hear one dollars scripts is by widened and I'll just say that you're Roger Federer may office. You're GonNa win this match. Just play like other end of the spectrum my i. It made me laugh out loud even more than sits being made fun of by. I'm just thinking about that right now with is very telling advising dull Stanford back research. I mean I will never know think about that. It was so twenty nineteen telling someone to stand for the big dog and the dog was like that was like thanks but no have you seen already. The line is off the the the way they divide the insight that that gave into how they approach things both the veneer of what goes on underneath. They know that this stuff goes on but they've clearly clearly done a job on themselves over the last twenty years to suggest fool everybody food every opponent you actually it's quite interesting hit hit our in the mid to late thirties sunny letting everybody in on the secret almost to the point where you think do they worry about giving so much away because as says says it was a really interesting insight into that coping mechanisms in tough moments which you think they might want to keep to themselves and not really wants to be improving proving himself in this moment and then north threatened by very very much so yeah. I am the Dow and the rest of the JC particular. I've just I've never seen anybody able to move on as quickly as the Dow can just generally but he was shouting everybody ten in the more they need to do very clear in his mind in the knowledge that without me telling you to do it's every five minutes. She wouldn't be able to do it and I think I think. After the last two Labor cups a lot of the discussion has been how will this help severity Mikan Edmund Nasty like he was possessed by the Labor car like help him on the tour hasn't really since that Ivankov started the big three of the slams at hasn't transferred into this sort of counting winning slams so I just I do find it interesting whether they will be able to take any of this or whether it's Jackson is GonNa. Win Islam now no no could suck become as Ian Poulter and a Labor Cup specialists well. I do feel that over the years there have been Davis Cup specialists jury you can on say that. I think that that is one thing that I still still great sued. May We had a debate about it and that's an earlier this week where it's still I still find it really hard to take that all of this energy and all of this investments all imagination and all his commitments from Roger Federer Federa and Rafael on the dial and as much as I. I love what they've created here. Why the Hell didn't you put today's come. Why did you not just go due to the IT F- and for the greater good you've got something with a hundred plus years of history which needed help John McEnroe's doc in our spent the last twenty years that I've known him anyway saying that Davis Cup is on life support and Davis companies to do this not the other proposing basically exactly what they ended up doing. Which is a finals event? His brother said to me fifteen years ago when he was Davis Co captain. They need to have a single week finals event so why on Earth has tennis not managed to come together and put this incredible production level that tennis Austrailia and teammate and put together hats off to them because from a standing start they have created something truly incredible which has old all but silenced a lot of the doubts about it because it's so even though there are some still some irritations about it. I just wish throw this into Davis County already dead yet he hit if there is a tight fit team competition by fan up tight commercial appetite TV appetite broadcast appetite there is every recliner appetite for an obsolete that could be channelled into Davis Cup and hasn't been I would say that I do I do. I don't exactly know we want to know Davis. Cup finals ends up looking like until it happens and match. You'll be out there. You'll be able to see it up close. We'll be able L. TO WATCH IT ON TV from afar and getting like a pariah mind but if I were them I'd be watching Labor. Coverage is still an idea they should they should be shamelessly. Melissa stealing the fact that players are allowed to talk to the players. I think Davis Cup has always been only the cans because I uh-huh now wanting t- but these things can evolve conway. It will be really interesting site. I don how much if they do go for the county glitzy nece they've cut. I mean I don't huge the see labour as this massive threat to the Davis Cup 'cause. I just think it's okay yes as a team but it's so different. I mean it's not country. Based is completely star driven three days. CETERA isn't playing Davis Cup unease unease and therefore it is yeah this feel like he has such clouds and will not dow is scheduled to my end of the year of Ember. Kinda applies Davis Cup. If he's fair I mean they've kind of. That's a big. That's a that's a calendar issue as anything. I know that Davis Cup could go in. This in the calendar is assured pretty much yeah. He said he's fine and I really down. I think tips rich pool is pretty big for him said that helps they have the world number one but yeah. I The I agree with. You shouldn't be a threat. It shouldn't be a threat led to exist is an exhibition that's not see as posing threats but because for two federalists say publicly said he's not going to play Davis Nineties of the bold with teammate negotiations with Labor copied it puts them in it puts them in a position under those in the ATP Tabin in John Six weeks. I mean that to me the ATP event is the more direct rival. Davis Cup in terms of the actual tennis is kind of a it's kind of a rip-off really off the Davis Cup I am. I don't see enormous enormous threat really because Davis goes I in the in upon order. It has the history. I think everybody will play. ATP Company. I think it'd be really good then. Get me wrong but to me. It's it's a team based Walmart. If if there's an event you don't need outs of ATP Cup and Eva to me. It's ATP Labor. Come at a lot more to will the tennis doing experience than okay. I haven't seen the Labor but the pickup so far more. It's far more difference yeah. She's actually if if only one of them existed and that was the fifth slam but y nos good why why can't we vote but one one of them two weeks long long and have all the big five in that but I think what we like about like a cup is that it's just three days is when you say weeks yeah I mean but I like the fact that so convinced. It's it's so different. The android anyway is limited appetite. That's the question isn't that so if you're watching TV with your wife in January and he say August is federal they teachings Irvine. They wish you eh happened in September plus every month. Now I won't get me about this or Google fat now. I think as long because you've got those big guys. They'll always be appeal. I really do and whether it's for few days or two weeks is and maybe that's an issue isn't it is a massive issue. You and I do think that is something for the health of the school with relying on on a few players and for the floating fan and I think federal in the Dow like okay we can't it's difficult to talk about the future of labor. We'll look like especially when you think of it without federal in the I'm still be involved. Maybe it's a captain or something but the one aspect I think it might how would slightly is the partisan element of it because I think for someone in the USA. WHO's favorite player is federal is going to be difficult to root against? Federer enliven cop but if Federer during the daughter out of the picture they have this different fandom. Two other players might help slightly violence off that Europe versus is still probably identify. It is leaving of trying to cheer for team world. I think the red is amazing. The blue is amazing the colors all the rest of it but it is they make you work because the team Mayo Kaffir each other and they bond together but as a general fan it ain't the same as cheering for USA hard township is a good saints disappearing for Europe because what the beauty of ride Ika now. I realize what Ryder Cup does it excludes Australia. It excludes South America are all these countries that you might want to include but what you do have is American saying we're the best and we're going to win and you've got European saying let's stuff up. That's basically the the reason that I mean I know there are tools as well but that's affected me why so many people care about right coming and that's Davis Cup it does on a country by country basis you end up caring about your country as a longstanding cultural tension between Europe and the US say I mean it goes beyond sport that kind of rivalry. You know how your likes to view itself. How America does business in the world versus Europe is the remains the it probably would be desirable in an ideal world starts has got to be. USA versus your by the US as strong with Manzoni yeah. I mean in the nine hundred ninety s if it'd be your versatile. I I mean the thing about the Ryder Cup. Is it did change I think in the late seventies it used to be the US jobs and they include they added. You're to make it a better event like there is the scope for the Labor Cup to be able to make tweet which other other countries they know moss a mainly to hear adding adding women really to be as much as I think they should do it because it's the right thing to do. I I completely agree with Catherine as well as much as anything. It would make the event better. I need a scoring says not to do that. I don't think STU phrase already call him about the fact that that it would it would separate it. It would elevate it. It would legitimize it in so many different ways that whichever those team events does it I the others will we'll be like massively. Mr Trick commercially as well as morally just makes so much sense. It's shocking which ever gonNA play it again. Do you think because these the world number one I mean. It's a pretty big on He couldn't applied this year. These is big ablaze Labor of the He. He doesn't play the Davis Cup. Federer doesn't play. They're not having the world number one and knowing that he is electing not to play well. I think this is where the Cup Kinda wants to have. Its cake and eat it because it would probably say yeah but we've got ephedrine. He's the show and the Dow but you the world's number one and you can imagine it came to. She cool retail right player for world. Guys need to embrace the exhibition side it if it wants to be a really legitimate. ATP It completely needs to have the well number one playing it if it doesn't if it wants to be a little bit of a disruptor Ktar that's kind of combining as much entertainment as his sport and this room for that. I genuinely believe there's room for that then. It doesn't necessarily need the world number one I. I think it's a massive. It's a credibility leave. is a kind of show business dilemma and actually for the Labor Cup in its current inform. I think curious would be a big Austin Jackovitch in the sense that if the tournament is about getting your casual fans and getting lots of little funny moments they can get I think curious is going to offer you more probably than Novak Djokovic possibly not maybe joke which would also offer a Kinda dow great insights but I don't think he's it has quite the pool of Sun in federal eve and probably someone at curious. I'd agree with that but it invokes embracing being shaped exhibition rather ah yeah which which is what I urge them today. I've got one final point. What what's yours okay last week. On the questions Salchow Catherine we were asked what what sort of whether they would make coaches down Federa but we have we changed. I think the Dole would make a really good coach federalized. I mean federal said Rice a slightly more this way divide but I still think it would be irritating to be told by much ephedra out today things shooting Goldsboro. Oh He's very yeah. It's an interesting one actually just just a quick point on him before he plays live because to me. He looked like he was hating getting the experience ninety percent of the time. I wanted to in a year's timing. I'm sure he will continue playing because he's managed by team ain't now and they. I think it is probably for the deal and I'm sure it's very lucrative for him. Say Once he claimed that he didn't like his enjoy inlet like if he's having an existential crisis ninety ninety percent of the time but then he had the moment didn't they saw at the moment so I wonder big a pitcher when he's got a bit of distance reflect how he will reflect on all say just seconds slight nugget is I find it very interesting that he still had the absence serve even in the car. I think that was alarming to me is sort of how far these YIP's of permeated into his psyche how deep the confidence is. She does a one more point just on federal doll. I will say this is kind of in my first year on the tool set to speak into slams against the press conference isn't things and most press conferences federal dollar asked when I think think of the next Gen and want breaking through and all that kind of thing and they they tend to give fairly positive answers. I give them time. They're doing all the right things. That kind of thing was proved that they have thoughts about why those players are not breaking through so I think next time there are little more negatively typically. They need to be personal harder. Because of what would you say to them to believe that these guys are doing and something wrong like because they were tending to their face. Federer might have a bit of the Glenn Hoddle which which the thing people criticized out of that he was so incredible he found it genuinely quite hard to understand why people couldn't do things capable famous video mediators been gift someone someone sent that to us on twitter sweet. Glenn Hoddle just showing that you'd want to I hope so I think federal in that way I think in the tenth see might be overwhelming but very few players you know having him scurrying around. I love when he was like I've looked at your winning. Most of the notify show rallies imagine okayed I chill or dot guy love the conversation. I didn't really interest particularly. I didn't think tool the so information overload from the air. It was superb. Just won't change we. We just saw things really than we've. We've always had to see who hasn't wanted to give Fabio Fania peace of mind. I'm here we work and it was it was it was like in the build up to the event and I found the social media content kind of nauseating and too much and I actually want to do is of history yeah I wondered at one point where the team world even like all I saw pictures of Europe and the ones that moment from team wove should've you've coaching sessions was was John is now calling himself an effing reliability the net because it was quite interesting because the the Bible and moving because he's not is too big and he's not great move but I found it interesting what he said he needs to be moving at the net in order to could volleys because if he's just standing that he comp react but he said to suck We need to have formations. Hey where we cross so that I'm moving and immediately involved in the point so most of the good insights are coming from Europe but I didn't think that was quite interesting. One from including the DALLIN is ner. Here's a big Mac uh-huh famous gone many they'll say joy and this is the Roger Federer uh that I remember when when he was seventeen just literally taken kind of rough founded on social media you know saying the posting of the clip of Adele saying the I Brown and walking around with a camera showing how big the court was not. We've made flow to space beyond I actually I know who else could get away with that stuff. Can I have one more labor. I've got a quiz we it because I was wondering what is the point of the ultimate Thompson. There was an injury tearing his juries and they weren't so that means. I think it's to do with the rule stipulating using that everyone has to play singles on the first two days so if someone were to get in the first two days an old set will come in then but can we remember the alternates from the previous. I do feel like it's going to be a good pub quiz to can you name the Labor couples in Europe. One will be like somebody top ten have them pat do day was like Karenni Vista Vista Schwartz nationality with karanja buster for the I eat almost vanilla Schwartzman Spanish oh left-handed Spaniard not download the Daska and last year from from Komo sunken now now you need to rent my oh my goodness shoddy show there it is it's called the and shouting Jerry and the and the two thousand seventeen in the the twenty anti seventeen teen world wish up about of young Australian Noman two children against Eh some girl of US cocaine. KC that's cool cooking. Hunky says he'll injury back. Oh less side. I think we've done like the cockney forty four minutes right side for an exhibition. That's what else has happened so this sonar speed Catherine that we both had delivered a matt's got one as well. I couldn't believe how easy it was to set up because you know what I'm not a ten dollar G. Also I'm in trouble here. Eh sent it to me that two minutes and basically I'm in a tennis match. Yeah your team at Gateway. T- tennis is watching Heaven Yeah and also there. I was saying how turn it up and you go get the APP the APP and then you just talk to the APP well. That's why if he if any friends we just don't know sat that's right because this thing works it works. Google Assistance Phillies you instructions instructions which friends don't always day yeah so basically you want to get yourself a sonus being if you are great sound some real easy to set up and something that you can talk to as well. I have a friend on TAP SENSE DOT COM nightmare soccer's Asoka which that's the second year oh you did this mom mice it. T- world and with nearly that's the second year second year last year but she I mean she didn't she. She won her last three matches. This year in the last two days heavily rain affected tournament and she was looking really good. I was quite a bit Maggio's. Jenkins dance coach bought out to the end of the year. I just feel like what she had at the start of the year case. She's maybe not quite at that Australian. Open winning again but that sort of that feeling of how hard she hits the ball felt was back because she just feels so much more comfortable in the lower courts able to get in position and she's just entering the bowl again and Putin save who had a lot of probably women's here Martin and then you didn't drop more than four games in any of the sets and just really good at some uncle caging exchanges with her dad's she she then releasing as I'd point that it was something about. She seemed to have a bit more of the Comfort Comfort level in Schwab Vive back. There was some sort of Nice that makes changes the indicated a bit more and she's been on on the show Davis when he was really I was GONNA say yeah. She does vary a lot more polished than than the Erika Yeah. That was a funny moment on the show she I was asked whether whether she had met Brad Pitt backstage as she spoke for all introverts when he said no I was hiding so I didn't have to speak to you yeah if you're wondering why we're saying we've all been on it because in a moment which I thought would be incredibly amusing posted the picture of Catherine's the backup Catherine's France hedge which was screen shots in whilst the Ellen Degeneres sharing feature the US Open and courts Catherine Interviewing Asaka and I post this today and just said you know you've already when you're on the show except honey. I needed an Emoji show that I wasn't being serious. Thanks David. He didn't re tweet that one so yeah. It's good just say it's modern again. Tights was destroyed and opened isn't it as well and it was so nice the lowest level event she's ever won because she'd one maybe just one Indian Wells. US Open on going into the van rescue before Porn Bank and rescue did don't you love the way the current risk is just pulled out of Wuhan Nicer just a win win deal with that yet. I'll see you in a couple of months. She wants to extend that doesn't shave not having any mon- I was thinking. Have you ever seen gang convicted lose. I watched instead. I haven't watched to lose. I I didn't see any what's to lose because of inch yeah I mean I know she lost the NORC but see the lose a tennis city. She's going to spend the next next three weeks. Distancing us. Oh from Justin Tintri does become expert light west from jobbins current unbeaten run. There isn't it. It's just you know you slide rule thinking a slightly worried that it's GonNa come to an end eventually. Why sprawling not guilty competitive. I'm looking Johnny Hairy. The area supports the invincible thousands been so on that bombshell. Dan Medvedev is one again and I mean a bit like Andreas Q. Just nonchalantly pulls out a massive events so that you can go win the next. WTI finals deals done in Medvedev nonchalantly goes from tournaments tournament playing everything and reach United States v in a row right. Yeah I first man outside of the big four to reach five straight finals since Goran Ivanisevic in in the early season Nineteen ninety-six wow which is a crazies running but you know how many oh they are going to be put on the spot. Jami I suppose to verify the JOVIC reached in a row findings to twenty sixty feel like his whole twenty fifteen gene season was finals right. I think it was sixteen events and he was just a fall in love. These notebook ask sixteen sixteen seventeen and in a row at the start of twenty fifty and then he made fun Odell Stratton Oakmont did Indian Wells Miami. I think the Davos are up to about twenty one and yesterday actually so I'm going to say twenty one seventeen of our good a message secret yes so it's whether he played fewer events in Twenty fifteen or his started later in twenty fifty. Would there've been in two thousand fifteen event weighed in meet you you think he responded everyday date. Yeah Wow guys. Thanks a lot Medvedev's away to go off our. It Hana well Eh despite the name is not Russia. I'm unclear is anyone who can ask on twitter so the Saint Petersburg has had lost its status as the most strove end of the week because of the Labor. I was wondering what is so extra about Saint Pizzas bug then I tuned into the trophy ceremony just for just for the no Medvedev King of speeches wondering what you might say it was gonna stay easier companies literally in Anaesthesia Kumsum thinking he's anaesthesia. Tell you ahead if someone could anaesthesia in nineteen ninety nine. It's one in the same. It turns out she. He has more than one song. Does she gonNA cost that. How many she performs molding just left outside alone. There will ever more love yeah. It's okay so yes listen to allow. Yes left outside alone. I tell you this I wanna see that relative specify plays. Steve by his second couple. Anyhow says lab that stays mattered spelt the same way. It's not the same who's done this so you're talking about Matt's Crikey. That's taken a turn anyway so anyway well done to to hear. Actually I thought it was the final against Szarek. She was actually a very good indication of just how much petrified ennio Medvedev is now his church. I think beat him three times a season and beat him by three and one on something in the phone. It just crushed it. It's important he did win that final because he lost three of the previous spoil had any and then that can slightly if he'd lost this as well to these four or five finals then you'll slightly reframing achievement interested live us now. I just love the way just steps up for its own of weekend delivered and whether we will next year you know it's one thing to to for spell but whether we can keep doing out the reason why not I quite liked. He'd had a heck which suggested he does what like I do in the weeks after a grand slam all my life. Admin is if he'd go back. Roy Roy dentists face as she over right. That might be more one yeah yeah. That's why I do them. It's all just lie. He's called deal. He's been on the cover of say really dubious Turtleneck I did. Let's see those speech. I didn't realize there was a recent about makes sense easily be staying. They cover a year ago. Pretty Nissan is as long as he doesn't go from improper star in January worry that uses himself and that sort of Jock itch e way and we just it's great to have yeah Kate Kate telling people that that reason I saw someone compared to Minnesota and I thought it was interesting. Consoling I thought was a really pretty good balance of he gave good post. Speeches usually talk about he also light too rough with the feathers he was on the only reach a mess up so I mean that's it kind of good benchmark for your friends right now listening and saying why does he need to mess down when he's already got a winning record against that's true because he will but but but in other ways to be loved. Isn't it twin to embrace being the disruptor exactly not to be. Dow but I think Jovic the hill would be brilliant it would be because because he's got that enter and we talked about it last week or the other day on the show about what he used to be like when he was impersonating other place Brian. We've got a few other results what we have run through the Matt in Matt's Jo Wilfried Songa be act. That's better than a good result for soccer is there. I mean better night too but Songa who's had a tough time coming back from injury as I think it was the mets last year while he made his comeback from knee surgery that he had what he was out off the tool for a good chunk six seven months and he's kind of been slowly building voting throughout the year and he's actually on the ten match winning streak because he went and fight a challenge to the US Open and one there and now nice backed up from one in Metz as well and yes. I get to see him back really top players play challenges. Roy So impressed by that that dedication and humidity to be on the former grand finalists so I'm GonNa go buy a challenging and then in Seoul Caroliina Muka who we like beats Mukta Lynette for her first I first career title ix mandates with rebel Wilson Great Tennis Player is new cover your new your strength. Scott Stroke COSMO's slight young spe attack stroke everyone else bill. She's like twenty two or something but I mean a year ago. Shut the callers knicks qualitative. Not The attack is she. She teenager is my nothing but a year ago to qualify for the US Sopon now she's inside the top forty. I think so I think I think the success of Andrea coup this year has kind of maybe there've been some other players on the w eight or who you would think would be very sensitive eligible to win awards such kind of like newcomer of the year or break through the air or something but and rescues taking that away but someone like Muka is a player you would probably say would be in that category and I knew mover of the year and I think also Kenan who won in Green Kwangju j yes stays which her first final a couple of years psalm status of being coached by Rene steps now as well which is a she's showed immediate upturn in results of it a pair air cannon yeah cannons one of those are starting to Lower Robson and commentary today for at and she grew. I was just saying she just feels like one of those players that just gonNa keep bringing in every single week. The might be a ceiling to what she's able to achieve you know she keeps going into courses and Sam Mr National titles side and she's really to the ticking off milestones. She's got title. She's into twenty now. She said afterwards on targeting the top Tan. I think I think getting to Chen's then we'll be able to offer but I think she wants to play zoo high and get there and just keep on keep on the building else. the the other event that was all was the Mary Trophy up in Moscow which which was I said which did not feature a Murray title win but it did feature Jamie Murray in the final didn't it and the most wonderful anecdotes about how he had spotted that there were no been someone outside and Stephen Farrell the WHO runs all the events in Britain and his friend from Queens texted him Jamie tell him and eventually stephen picked it up and said I don't worry I'll we'll get somebody to got and voice and bins for the outside goes. Don't worry I'm already being kid so good. I'll buy some myself. I love that manager. People Jamie Murray and probably worth mentioning the the the winner of the singles was a guy who until a week ago. I'd never heard of I what could Emile Roux Suv Warri from Finland thing and the reason I heard of him a week ago was because he beat team in Davis. He was the guy who I think I posted on our WHATSAPP testing. What has happened here with team. Sends out this guy's in about four misses. His herds challenged. I talk on the cusp of the two hundred nine again. I mean probably not what I'm saying but Emile Ryusui Bori as for us in his surname action plan. Show Young Ulsan captain's pick alternate now I ah other stuff off the court has happened over the last couple of weeks because it goes we will with your last week but firearm questions special in a New York eatery rather open this hour Victoria London up we had Kim Clijsters. I mean I still I'm back to say the sentence I still okon quite believe Kim clijsters making a comeback and I really it's so rare that these days I will read something and not believings and April genuinely checks what the date was no word of. Li- I saw Kim classes to make a comeback and I and I checked the date because I thought that cannot be real. Somebody's having having a laugh with someone message me saying. Have you seen the compliance news. I was really concerned. It didn't occur to me that it would be a comeback so go. I mean she. She is thirty six. I mean I know that's that's old and exposure time but she is young. Serena's about ten thirty A. isn't she so. I think a lot of people when they saw that Kim Clijsters. Does she enough forties you know how is this possible so. I mean to be a huge surprise. Though if you go back to anything like where she was I I don't wish to be. I wish to sound like I'm being disrespectful. She was a wonderful laugh. She has second comeback it just doesn't I didn't get it at the time of her life. She can do whatever she likes that she can make a comeback. Good luck to her. It was just the last thing I was expected to. I I mean apparently she said a film crew documentary film following her six months now committed to the comeback at the start of that but it was certainly ability spend on the cultural. I mean yeah I thought exactly the same as about the surprise. I've worked with Kim. Prices Avenue in a plus capacity is recent news the French Open three the champion's tour. I've had experiences retired tennis. Bears is recently retired tennis tennis plays badly with retirement and struggle with it and I never performer in that category for one second second she we seemed like somebody living a very fulfilled pace time in life and I found it quite such very interesting. It sounds like it's more Abou. It's more about motherhood than it is about out tennis playing. Some of her comments resonated with what I've heard of you. My friends say that recently had children not seriously they had children about sort of wanting to find yourself in amongst being a mother warnings fines reinvigorating passion. I think is how she puts. I guess that must be really difficult. If during the time that you've been heavier children raising them the window the already a limited window for exploring your passion is closing on sounds like she just she said look into his time his comeback. It wouldn't be possible so if I'm going to try. I have to do it now. Which San I think you'll depends what her hopes and expectations are if if she's Aka with breaking took hundreds and play just playing into events and seeing having your result here and there may the oed inspired week then. I feel like that's possible but it's it's hard. He's like that with Anne Murray. Isn't it hard to mention a champion of Gravitas long-term. We even medium-term being satisfied satisfied by that. It's also you realize when you look at some like Murray when you lose early in a tournament and it sounded like well then what do you do. You know it's one one thing playing tournament competing you go gee them want to be away from your kids or do you know and it suddenly becomes quite hard to kind of map how how whoa look site and how how long she gives it and there are limits the number of wells you can take on a team. That's how she'll do it initially when he did. She say that she was a limited eight. Evo caught up in in Harlem. Yeah there are that's. How long have you can have protected rankings. Well listen I mean I wonder if others I mean I thought the Jesse Nanu I spoke to earlier. Hey this year I saw will. She be similar sort of situation. which even thinking maybe? I could come back as well and that great rivalry will be insignia VERTEX saying comeback happening. Is I know how old is she younger enclosed. She's pretty much the same yeah. You made either thirty five thirty six. I mean it must make everybody in that a lot of players in that age age bracket retirement bracket thing. Oh Ah possibly just possibly or just see how close you can be all Canadian out in the mind WHO's up. Tatiana Golovin is giving ago as well unexpected. I mean I I do. I do get two minutes mostly. It's such a fantastic life and experience and a lot of these people that just don't lose competitiveness then they must see people that are all competing and think well wild. I release you know maybe life circumstances have changed so they felt something that have felton some long time and and again. I just end up fitting more good luck to them. It's just also having like Kathryn being on the champions tour. I realized how apart this is to give up for some of these on you. You hope when they do give up. They will find peace went because it has to stop sometime. Um mm-hmm so good luck to Kim classes to get whatever else she can get out of it or whatever else she's looking for within the same photonic which male or female player Sauve Sauve Age. Would you most like to see do a similar thing. A someone that kind of age he had a tweet. Sydney saying right anger but I I mean Yeah Aso's sailing. I mean I don't think Andy Roddick Woods considerate horde and think woods make any impact on the two I mean his his resulted really drop taste as his games he wouldn't WanNa make up the number ninety way I would want to be the be able to compete for the main titles all also and I think he knew he could have under the two or three years last asked playing at a certain level. He didn't WanNa play at a sudden he wanted to be competing for. The major interesting to see clijsters says it is kind of once she's done it. She'll be a good place to kind of talk about how the tool has changed the moved on. We've been talking a lot this year about how much more variety there is in women's game and she had quite a lot of variety people people compare and rescues kind of game a little bit too clijsters don't especially her movement. I think as well interesting to see what class says about how the tours moved. I'm in the Murray's quotes from early on in this year saying he didn't think the men's tour had changed much in the last two years. He's aping away of psychosis has been away from US longer be interesting to see well what she does say because he said the I think I listened into the percussive did w inside or when she was announcing his comeback and she said walks in the US Open she was a concern that she wouldn't be able to reach that level level but she said she felt in her playing days sometimes watching matches on TV. She was like well how how can reach that and then when you get on the cool. It's a different story because you feel that you feel the game differently. I think Sunny Daniela talks by it. I struggle with is the the how much the debt this may be harder to get the ranking back up is going to be hard to get any momentum going because the the debt is so much. I think Daniela talks about. She said she she noticed as it was happening. She said there was one season. I think she said it was around about two thousand and eight where it felt like it changed within season the level of debt who is just instantly felt like instant knee greater so slamming marches that you would change the results and the Pakistan history. What would you have joe while I think I would love as a push Tim Henman to have won a Wimbledon nor a grand slam so I would maybe maybe one of the Samper semifinals he played in one thousand eight or nine thousand nine in the hope that then he would win the final. I Know Navy night ninety eight would have been the more unified even easier which idea it would have been Agassi in one thousand nine. I just French French after the Gods yeah but I didn't need it. He certainly didn't need tally. I think I think but even Wimbledon final would have changed Henman's the way he looks back on his career some not sure he does. I think the down he does what he said to David about exchanging script American churches in a heartbeat just about one san title so things have had that shots the history of being in a final. I think he must have regrets six hundred seventy six how can enow regrets and said. I think this is an interesting question because it seems to be mainly to type advance as you get you get people who want someone who who didn't achieve what they wanted to achieve to get that one kind of moment of glory eight or you get like the complete other end of the scale like all time greats to become even more time right like the one grand found they didn't win. They wanted them to win that one as well like we've put it up on twitter. We had hundreds of replies and a lot of them. Were a lot of them. Were the men's final from Wimbledon this year. They may be a bit of recent is creeping in there but that that seems to resonate with a lot of people and I'm was as great as the Vinci moment was i. It really did want to see Serena win. Canada Grand Slam something something a tennis event in in my lifetime that you might not see again. I I just think that okay that would have she would have to win as well but I just kind of once. I remember being completely gutted for Serena that she didn't get that Shaw. Ah Great Great Show my my late submission was the two thousand six Australian Open final which was one family family marasmus debut slam wonderful moment but it was won by retirement and it was horrible horrible way if such long-awaited long-awaited warmly received first grandsons lemon and multiple grand slam champion at that stage the world wanted it summa resume and for her to get in that way and not be up to celebrate it with uncomfortable in an unfair. I'd love to go back in a win that I spoke to an unedited. We talked about and she said resume hasn't really given us that. It is it is still appoint attention. I also would agree with yours. Catherine narrowed federal. Fa- I mean that was that was one of the most heartbreaking really was just not not Miss Bali narrowing this volume the second-set which I mean I still think about reasonable kind of through the Venus twenty seventeen season yeah. I feel like that season. She put together deserved a late career. Grand Slam and what's the story that I I think the Mughal reuther Wimbledon final might have been the one it's not like mood aretha has kicked off since then and that was like a Iki turning can take that away from McGrath or in the universe would be yeah undeserved. She's still the grandson Chiang Yeah whereas I feel like that would have been such a special moment for Venus to have one and on that one or even the what she does. She needed one fun. I think she didn't actually win. A title which is crazy. Yes really amazing twelve months so the big stream as dunks. This is what you've been waiting around thirteen minutes for facts. Come Lamont Mack. Give it to us. People come on holiday last week. My home was going event meant with emails of people messing messaging just the title of email jokes that was I was leading to you can do. I was thinking of me. Katherine Mission Accomplished is kind of thing I thought the two by steamrolls one was from Joe Right to went into synthetic and said Djokovic is one hundred Percent Korea probably a Jack Russell as he never lets go and the Dow is a Springer Spaniel with endless hunting spirit energy alertness business and endurance and federal is a German shepherd the most elegant fast and clever overall and popular throughout the world what was interesting spread another email from Mel who said that Djokovic. 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54 Jonas Forejtek - Former World No.1 Junior

The Functional Tennis Podcast

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54 Jonas Forejtek - Former World No.1 Junior

"Hi I'm uniform. Thanking and you're listening to financial Dennis podcast. and. Welcome to episode fifty four of to functional tennis podcast. I'm malate your host to get US started of a question for you. Verisign to video of a young blond kid playing tennis with a wooden spoon. A better have daffodils taken seven years go one the most famous ten videos online and featured a twelve year old UNICEF for attack. WHO's Today's guest playing with a wooden spoon? That is coach event. It based on the pizza and pro staff. Staff? Racket Janas, who recently turned nineteen, wounded, Aussie Open junior dope style, as well as the US Open junior boys tile on September became the world number one junior. Since then he's raisin to inside the world's top fifty in demands rankings on. We can expect to see him. Roy's quickly over the next couple of years before we start our chat with Yoenis and to celebrate Yoenis says introduction of the wooden spoon which we now call the. The tennis pointer to the tennis world, and it's integral part to function tennis business. We have ten percent off all wooden spoons, which is now available in tree models to junior for kids, ages six to ten years old, which weighs in a two hundred and eighty five grams and mid-size at three hundred fifteen grams, which is our most popular model, and the recently introduced pro model, which is for players, play with a heavier racket. Wayne in. In at three hundred forty five crimes use the code Yoenis. That's J., O. N., A. S. When you check out at focal tennis, DOT COM and receive ten percents off any pointer order. If you've any questions at all, regarding to pointers, just send me an email at ace at functional tennis, Dot. Com Arc de me at defunct tennis podcast instagram account finally before we get started shed at putting sponsors. Head your amazing guys here we go. Hi Welcome to the Funk tennis podcast. Great Avalon on the show exciting of talk for. Obviously we can start this off with your famous video as a twelve year old and you hit with the wooden spoon that. It's been doing the rounds. Everybody must have seen it. Tell me do people get onto you? BET video all the time. Yeah, they get to. Talking to me a lot now because the video especially when I had like. They are always asking amusing. It's fail, or if I'm not using it, but actually I am not using it so much since since ride sixteen. So, I was strangling. Would that a lot when I was around twelve thirteen fourteen and now not much it just for fun. When you did use your coach was Jerry. Bartels semi correct says he invented it. He invented his first idea was. That it should be just for him actually, and then he gave me to try, and then he started. It's. That I can win without friends. saw then we started using it then he me that I. Like to do. A bit else I don't know. What I'm on how often you say used it when you're twelve, thirteen, fourteen fifteen. How often did you use it? Oh every time before the breakfast so when I went on the card. I used to play with it for five to ten minutes every day, and then I just played with normal cave. Do you feel it's. It's really helped you. Could have me because sometimes I was like. Are maybe stealing like falling back from the shots so when I'm playing with a witness I can't or with the woods. Who gave my body still and it's helping. I think very nice I tell me a lot of people who use it always say they try and use like a Western grid at heavy. Thompson heavy grip when you use it. Walk Grit us I have for a normal grip like mine for four hundred. So, like my normal grip, subodh I'm not using so much spin so I'm playing more fled because if I was spin, it's almost impossible to play. I have the same grip as I play because if I would. It would been. Interesting point, so advise people not to change the grip. That is interesting on. Tell me Alexander. Vasco were were you trained? was telling me that there's a notre kid in there that you said the hits the ball, even better with the wooden spoon. Oh Yeah! I saw some videos. That other people can hit it also really good so interesting. Say That I started crying and I like I can see videos like kids are playing. With the wins, it's nice, it's it's crazy. We even get like professional players like. Opponent who used to buy them unused of? It's pretty crazy, so you're definitely a trendsetter. You're from Czech Republic. When did you move to Germany? So when I was around thirteen or Thirteen, I've moved to Germany. because there was head coach loss. have. Ten have German and I don't him very good I used to breakfast with his mother Yacob's Napa. And so I went there and I was always going there and Baxter always I was in Germany maybe for two weeks, and then two weeks in check because I was stay studying school so I couldn't be there full time, but I was very often. Did you ever move there full-time? We still did time between voted. On now I am breaking more in Brac so sometimes I'm in Germany but also breakfasting and Brock, okay interested when we spoke to Alexander, did say that you wanted to change your forehand because you felt you wear it hitting it hard enough. And he had said look. You just gotTA stick it out. Stick it out, and eventually it will come good with that hard for you not to change I remember that the bed because I was always tonight's smaller than allocates so I was more mostly like defending can. I didn't have follower so I wanted to like more on my phone, but I think it's good that we didn't change anything because. It's more important because now I grew up and I think it's a flying for the past. Any anytime. We share one of your videos of your forehand. It's it's so smooth. People go where that is. It's really smooth. Four hundred and you do generate a lot of peso for you. What's the secret in your pace? Is it a lot most entity sneak? I don't know. I I remember I was not playing so fast night when I was younger I remember like one and a half year ago two years ago when I was playing vineyard on first time. I saw not breakfasting. They're far. And I can practice any know how he into practice he. It's night's sleep over every shot, so then I. Inspired and I tried also to hit more. More. And that's why. I felt comfortable with that. So now I'm blanketed. You play full power. So yet at Tummy last year you had a great years junior. You wanted junior. Doubles and you wonder US Open boys as well as becoming to world number, one junior, which is an amazing achievement but i. did hear that last year. You had to change your mentality a little bit that through some research done in your matches on weren't given. How did you change? What did you do to give everything so again? When I was younger, I used to when I started. Losing I got a bit like. Mad and I started in gave up too early, so when I lost my clothes, person for said than I used to give up, and then the second said it would be like six or sixty so then and now when I was split last year. Fighting for every point and it's much better. I was just trying. Like justified, forever burned methodist score and bits. This. And it was like a switch, was it? You just went to your back. Pressed the switch. Fight a now. You just change mentality. Yeah, it was even last year I had like maybe one or two matches where I was like mental, and not the best that I kind of gave up about indoor, just like one to matches, which was much better than before. Do! You have any cues for that or you just remembered all the time. To write writing cured on your racket or right in your hands to say look, keep fighting. Urge just all in your head. I don't have anything. It's just like I'm thinking it then maybe when I'm going to sleep tonight the day before I'm always like focusing. The dice would should fight for every point. That's what I do. What I don't have anything like when my records on my hand or Okay, okay and Nettie fight more court. You fight more into training sessions. You find your intense. These gone. Oprah's dot always been the same age I think it's better in the matches event, because into Mitch's adjust like fight for everyone and in breakfast is sometimes if I'm not playing, the best that I could a bit met, but it's because I want to play. Play like good, also the breakfasts, and then if it's not going well, then I'm a bit a bit mad about I think it's getting better well. I've just been reading the one the federal books and you know. When he was young, it took him a few years before he channel that energy and the right way at least on Courtney as it's really nice. And so, what was it like winning? The junior boys at the open last year was amazing. I mean I knew his last chance. Actually I wasn't ordered. Event happened that I wanted to. Residents in doubles by, but I always wanted to do good in singles and my biggest I think was French Open by I didn't didn't use it. In. Their things by then I was spanked well on the US Open and it was really nice, and then the next week was Davis Cup. Play Davis Cup. The next next week after US Open Hybrid Davis against most now and we want to. Saw was nice. We went and. That's great I just to cut back to the US Open again, so I also heard that you want it on. You said you didn't play exceptional in any democracy. It was just that this new attitude really helped you. Yes, I think so because, but also in in the US Open. It's really hard to and everything so I was fighting for every point. Then a car by Dan also maybe I wasn't playing. The Best I set for example in the finals by then I got a bit more relaxed and I was playing holiday much better but I think I was playing. Okay, like pretty good. It was not not the best, but I think it was pretty good, but so would you say your success? There came down to your change in attitude. Oh! Yes I could say that okay. We're going to I was not giving any point. No freebies! Area. So just from that change of attitude. What is your advice to order juniors out there who you know who may get carried away? They don't try. What is your number? One advice to fifteen year overcome ingenious that says Jonas what's the one thing I can do that can help game I without him. That person needs to think about himself. Why is it happening? And then he has to do it himself so. He has to focus on. Why is it happening or you know because I? Don't know how he's feeling on the guard. Everyone is spinning probably different numbers. So he has to think about himself, and then then he will for functional manage. How do not give up or how to fight for everyone. Great Great. Okay, so that was a good anterior junior career. You'd a bit of a raw and actor. ITF World Junior Championships and then. You made the transition to senior game. How's the transition? I know the the season's finished short this year. Has the transition being earlier on the year? India I was lying some futures off from beginning. Of course, not good in spin by then I was playing me. Really good features so the transition was actually not bad I was really looking forward to Klay season, but it could suspended in March. Unlucky, but we can do anything but I'm using the time because I'm still like young in the senior game, so I can improve things I think. Def definitely at we can all improve no matter what I think. Players can always improve and for you. What's the biggest difference when you play like? Let's say grand, Slam junior match verses, futures, much plane like more veteran pro on the futures tour intimate different, but I'm trying to focus on every match fame the. End Trying test everyone is the same. It's different that I don't have so much fresh futures you know, but every match I want to win so for me. I went to take every match the same, maybe various, not so much pressure on the future when I'm blank first round as on Grand, slams RS Sunday stop by. I went through take every mentioned the same great, and from an opponent point of view Howard Day different like is it just is? It's such more of a dog fight at the senior level. Is here also now. I finished school, so I feel like that I'm doing quite tennis. That's that's my all. So I don't know how designed by, it's like that I have to do it. Everything hundred percent not give up anything and all the breakfast is hundred. that's that's how I'm doing it and. Create an tem you just finished school. There S I have been a school. I think one or two weeks ago. So Hyundai I. AM breakfasting again, no more exams. Nomar exams I finished. It was actually like because I was a bit late, but with the coronavirus I had more time for the sport, so I finished. That's I think that's really important. Finish School, too. Many people's don't finish. And I think that's great. You play the tournament last week. Where was that? Our last week. It was like are integral link. Brad. For sixteen players were like photographs by people. And then there was only one was going through the semi-final, so there was a final, but I was lucky. Because for example also lies play finds with him, and he retire because he got injured or something, so I said I. Tell You what it is. It's why I was riding. I didn't know that. At least you have you. Have you practice with Thomas? Barrett H. I I was breakfasting with him only once when I was around fifteen sixteen baht. Only once I was with him. You'll have to move to monte-carlo maybe to practice. If pledge. You need the Grand Slam Win for that and so looking back. What's being your most memorable moments on a tennis court most memorable? It was the US Open when I wondering US Open our when I won the next week after this open the Davis Cup the deciding. So did the tool which I enjoyed the most undercard, which was like all the hardware paint off, and it was really nice. It's great, so many players Davis. They've much most memorable moments deal. D like being part of a team, yes. Because under normal tournaments, their defense had not feeling for us so much at least not on the in the juniors, so it was really nice to play in front of the in front of the people in Davis. It was Nice Nice will I'm sure to be many more. Davis Cook much is for you just why you travel that people are interested in now is the size when you travel. What sort of team would be which I know? You can't travel at the moment, but if everything was normal next week and you'd begun the clay court season. What what sort of team travels with you with me? Now I have like my tennis coach by and fitness coach It's like hard for me and for Catalina Muka, so if the perfect if it would be renamed parking tournament than I would prefer to travel with both of them inside thing, it's important to have finished co channel fitness go, because he takes care of me physically and also food. He takes care. So with this'll if I would travel, and it would be like might find finals away when breakfast, when I'd only with my tennis coach gardening right now, it's nice to have a tennis coach to travel. You know most players still an apart from your tennis coach and fitness trainer. How important is nutrition to you? I always like nutrition plans. I was wondering than than perfect so now we started after. School We started doing like really professional, so I'm taking care of food and I feel better under guard biggers I will use become are always like. Stomachs tired or in the breakfast is I was not handsome person. And when I think of the. Aren't they? Undo Wofford gives you your energy. Is there anything that works really well for you? Not really like something, special out of like. And everything, but mostly only the Hudson with what I actually. But more has. and. What's your one? Go to food for when you want to treat yourself what I like. I like pancakes or something. Sweet is no matter what. I like it. I love it. Great I saw you last week. You're playing with talk. Your racket and funny of header sponsored this podcast, which to be delighted to hear that you're on the show. You were playing with the new color for did for extreme. You normally use a radical, so what racket you play with actually? I used to play with radical, but. I don't know long or not long from beginning of their high started using the new. been called interesting. Throw I think so. It's not the extreme. It's a bit dinner and of its mother had so. That's what I'm using right now I'm a radical player, used them all my life Lofton and was distance between extreme, pro and the radical, so I think. An extreme so game is flying much more. It's much more much faster. And maybe takes a bit more spin, but it's a bit less control. I would say I'm business control, but much better speed are much better. It's just faster and more spin bafflement. Under radical I changed. When I was playing features, start changing eleven thirty. And sometimes. When I was in Turkey for example audience, and was always likely gold or been training. Both heavy. So I preferred. Unfortunately the extreme and I feel comfortable I have also would control with it so I, said it's. It's good when it's trying Ryan fast in a good garden it's. Nice, it's good to hear it a player inside annoy you change. It's where we get to hear it that and finally. What's what's the plan? I know the detour is all over the place. What's your plan at the moment for the next couple of months? So, are we have for again donation tournaments or Mentioning Czech Republic and next week. We have also something like friendly mates with Slovakia or Davis Cup were so we? Davis Cup against Slovakia in Saturday, Sunday or actually the Disney. This. So Saturday Sundays, Davis Cup. And then makes me I look. Play some check through romance. Let's see when the sites. I will get breakfasting for sure and hopefully seventeen. was was. Let's see great and finely watts wanting that you're going to commit a cove vid. That's going to be much better on your game that you've been working on. I hope I will be much stronger physically. I will do everything more professional saw I. Will Not. Lying. I Dunno broke down. So I will be just like I want to have my consent level on a bit higher level than it used to be. Great Okay. Well, that's that's great. It's good that you're working on exempt sure. Some players will come at a cove. It better fitter stronger and they've worked on parts game. I players will come out slower weaker. And Quinton tour so hopefully under Iside, but thank you very much S- great, speak and tear on the hope to see on the tour at some stage. Thank you very much, thank you. Great Speak Yoenis and I look forward to moving up the rankings over the next few years. Remember we've ten percent off tennis pointer. Tennis, Dot Com when you use the code Yoenis as I said earlier. If you've any questions about its semi diem functioned tennis podcast, the cantor email me at ace at Functional Tennis Dot Com until next week. Get out there. Hit some tennis balls. Go enjoy yourself. Goodbye.

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Wuhan wonderland; Murray makes progress; What is Alexander Zverev doing?

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Wuhan wonderland; Murray makes progress; What is Alexander Zverev doing?

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Twelve wins zero defeats her first five sets of the tournament she lost five is games and and then and then in her sixth set against Kiki Burton's. She was five one up. She was a game away from beating Kiki Abedin's six one five one and need one more game and then she lost the next six games so that sort of stumped her little run but she still win win. The title what was fascinating was just how quick that surface was and I've heard this talked about before I remember covering the event last time but this year it really struck me just watching the rallies and watching the people who have played the sport at a High Level Latino Robson and Kyong people who who really understand what it's like to be on these quicker services and what difference it makes and it was so I find it so refreshing to see tennis on a fast court. We humbled in which doesn't really what does it. Although I'm not really into plays on words spur that one just it just works because it actually is not into plays on words be think this is the exception to that yeah. I like this Matt Tiebreaker. Ah Yes not great. I don't think but he lives up to the name doesn't blink is never already done anything at Wimbledon no but the but the past winners you had Venus Catava an allison risk to the to the final this this week and obviously she's a bit of a grass court specialist. She was fantastic. She beat back to back she'd be to Lena SF Italy and and then she beats Patrick Uva both of them in entirety fashioned me she was comfortably the better player in against physically and everything she beat a six one six three and then she beat Kavita ver five and five and what was notable from both of those two matches was that she had one of those absolutely epic games on the other players serve which I think managed to hold on after six break points and harvey doesn't juices and thirteen in minutes but there wasn't much left after about two twenty minutes for it to recover from that game and Italina the first game of the match was fourteen eighteen minutes long ten juices and she and she was broken on the sixth break-point and then it was full of what about four minutes later. It's just allison risk. She's an slutty or cooking. She doesn't look particularly dextrous in the way she hits the ball from the baseline but it Metronomic in its consistency distance and she's just such a strong mind same out there twenty nine years of age in the world's top thirty for the first time in her career. I I think she's just she's just a great story. One of these that flies under the radar never really gets much in the way of headlines. But she was she was commendable. She's title no nonsense since isn't she from a from a mental perspective nonsense of which more later and very fans yes she's. She's just nonsense in terms of tennis isn't she. Just I'm GonNa hit this ball. No other thoughts necessary and Allison Risk Doc is I'm GonNa do my very best to win. This point never thought necessary. She's just so so dialed in all times but in a very sort of relatable way like she is. She is incredibly focused but she she just. She looks like she's going about her day on my God. There's a big exclamation. Mark Me Matt where David's face ones was. He's back that was alarming alarming same at the same thing I was. I was wondering whether into Jackson not literally over the portion of the screen which your face until moments ago filled there was just a huge exclamation mark which I'm sure with some sort of allegory the yeah she she looks like she's just pottering about doing shopping except she's she's winning tennis matches. I'm I'm I love Alison Riske. I'm full of IDONEY. She's she's sort of brilliant in a very very relatable way. Yeah you don't you don't get anybody who says about word about her. Really everybody seems to like respect her and but never never you never really feel like I've never really thought that she's ever going to hurt anybody. Significance at the top end of the game and then suddenly this year remember when an ash party came into Wimbledon and she'd won the French Open she'd one Birmingham on grass and then she won the first three rounds of Wimbledon more straightforwardly then then I can remember anybody winning years. Everybody thought Ash Party was GONNA win Wimbledon. I certainly did and Alison Riske took her out and in a reached the quarterfinals of grandson for the first time in career and then she goes and she reaches the fun of this event in Wuhan. Actually it was the sick the seventh time I think in nine finals the risk is had in China Xi. All of her successes have pretty much pop up from Togo Bosch which he won this year. Virtually everything has come in in China which is an interesting one and she just likes to conditions generally. I think the the vibe out out there and then her first thirteen match victories ever in her career all came on grass which just shows how suited used as to the to the fast conditions and it's a similar story with several anchoring China. I think as well I think I read the she's played nine nine tour events now in China seven eight of an eight of those she's reached at least the colts finals so I think there is something to be said about the conditions in China suiting certain players and they certainly seem to suit Sabah Lenka and risk risk had some interesting comments about how as is anything she she thought the conditions are Wimbledon like in in terms of the bowls that they use things she was saying as much as the core is fast. The actual balls are kind of similar to the ones they use it. Wimbledon someone that seems to suit her so I think it's just this time of year does seem to suit certain players better than others. I think we've talked a lot about how it really doesn't suit Sloan Stevens but she's picked up a couple of wins but never really done much. This time of year seems to seems to suit some players so I'm always a bit hesitant to draw. Oh big conclusions about plays at this time of the year because the conditions are different and draws. Sometimes you've got someplace who aren't playing in the mole aw that fatigued from the whole season but later risk and sampling coast certainly played extremely extremely well last week in Hannam. You were the best two players in the tournament. You mentioned plays that the happiest certain types that's the the other thing is just how much energy they have to expend throughout the year. If you look at Ashburton had this amazing first six months of the year one Miami he won the French Open Reaches World Number One and I mean she did okay. She got to the semifinals in in this one but she looked absolutely tevita literally sideways this is no. I can't even see I can see comedy gold related with David so we've got this video. Call on folks some some weird stuff happening. I didn't really know about my three best. That's I felt like. I've had them anyway. Ash Party suddenly looked absolutely exhausted on a feat in in Wuhan and that's the thing isn't it someplace coming fresh because they and I think that was one of the things which Sabah Lenka. She's had such a a tough year. If you think back a year ago when she won this title we thought she was going to be the one I I would say to follow soccer. I in rejecting the other day that we've got a field in our predictions for the year of the next person to do something. I can't remember what it was and I just got sampling connects to tell anybody asks me and she was kind kind of like last year's and rescued before settling became cool and started losing every match and now and rescues. Everybody's answered everything everything she'd be studying elise. She's just one. She won again today. Three sets against Alexandra Sausage in Beijing which they've already started. What do you think about about selling because what what does strike me. Having seen what and rescues done is that Anderson has obviously. I think more options but I don't know I don't really understand why SABA linka wind so far off the boil. Really I mean possibly the insane. INSTAGRAM posts gives an insight into why that's all I can think of I mean Maine in a world were slightly bizarre instagram posts Satanic Penny that was award-winning but but but entirely normal activity on social media from suppling this week so the the trend seems to say that correlation I'm reading into that correlation in the absence of any other any other sort of logic to where sub blancas form comes from which I struggle for she such a sort of Purple Patch player. Isn't she that it's difficult to find rhyme or reason to it so I'm going I'm looking to instagram for the Roman reason. It'll it always very nonsense free. I think there was just one picture of over one trophy post saying great thanks to my team mentioned. Tursunov no witness nice stories about getting to the hospital with random and people know nowhere to me major usage it's old. It's all been Hashtag. Normal say you're the you're the one that introduced excuse me to Emoji usage catherine so you start to other people because I've you know I've now slightly lost. I think they should just be a quarter of how many any time you can use this evening. I've Gone Mike because I'm having to use both my hands to to simulate and it is one of my very favorites. The hands shrugging being hands in the air water north is happening in the world. It may be but I think if you using eight times in one post should probably tell you something about your mental health you do you did commit give me a hard time for one emoji written comment that I made on what sample earlier this week 'cause you couldn't decode what I meant because Newton the sentence using only Meiji's thirty three of them. Yeah there was one of them is a medal though yes winning. That's why this was in the predictions chat. Wasn't it yeah I to me. That's eventually uh-huh fallen out I was I was getting closer relations. Yeah sorry you can you. Can you remember what specific stagey needed. We were falling out yeah. I was asking questions and they weren't getting Johnson and I were just wasn't aware of it. Because it was meted Matt at waited hours and there was no there was no sensible information forthcoming so I thought Oh and then David I'd using emojis and then you just turn the whole thing off. Okay okay well the other thing on my woo hand list to bring this conversation back from where it's gone. was the crowds the tastic in the last few days in Wuhan and it was I mean look. It's still a pretty new event at six years old first edition in two thousand fourteen eighteen and it was notable by its lack of spectators for for most of the three or four years and it was it was put in we've talked about this before how it was brought to woo him because it's Lena's hometown and she retired about two months before they started the first edition of it not ideal but it was. I think I think I read that. They did last year that improved the connections. of Tram said that it could people could get them more easily from the city and suddenly in the last two days of the tournament. You've got this fifteen thousand seat stadium absolutely absolutely jam packed and it was uplifting as you know when you compare it see what's going on world championships athletics last night where there were more runners in the hundred meters than the were spectators in the crowd. You know it's just it's so important. The crowds put at the head of what people do because it might not make that much difference to your bottom line the experience surely that's what sports all about yeah. I think it's okay to admit that crowds matter and a big crowd and great atmosphere makes it feel like likes matters more and and mattering is what makes us watch that rather than boss based on quality but makes his tune in rather other than them watching. T. plays slug out down at the puck it it. You want to see stuff that matters. That's what we care about. Will Oh cut much more than we care about a a much of lesser import. Whatever whatever the sport in a big crowds what's thousands of people carrying spot caring's knit and sing a bunch of other people caring right there in the moment makes you Karen and yeah I mean the it. If ever you needed the contrast with the stock at a station of the ultimate world then unfortunately athletics championships and diehard at the moment is that and it's frankly disaster isn't it. I mean they they predicted. It might be a disaster. It seems like a disaster from from the crowd perspective. It feels like an insult to the athletes in. It's actually really uncomfortable watch so they obviously worked really hard on it. From a very hamstrung starts in hand we we've told previous booker's around this time of year how much we feel for them as tournament that they've really acnowledged the significance of the issue rather than being defensive about it and sort of batting away in all being arrogant about it and saying if if you build it they will come maybe go to help them to come and encourage them to come and explain to them why they should come in that so visual been done and it's paid off in. That's great to see on. It's an it's great that a a tennis event has that time to kind of blossom and bloom whereas something something like the the one office athletics championships which only happen every four years is at one go to have it in Doha and it's just an absolute nightmare matt whereas at least Wuhan has addressed the problem and improve the transport links. I think it's probably just a quiet meaning for residents of that city. It's become something that they want to go to because they've seen good tennis played and they think I want to be part of that and it's good that has been given that time to grow and hopefully it will just improve even more now. Actually I remember Courtney saying that a couple years ago that there's not that much undestanding Sergio familiarity with the sports in that part of the world get been getting to know it and that's shown by sometimes the way they react to what goes on the court. It's the for stop they they attached just as much significance to doubles as they do two singles and the other thing is they get really excited. If anybody goes to the net back really start going wild the city. Somebody Hits An Upright Shaw. All the really funny thing was they had a kids day early on in Solomon's and it was one of those kids dies where the place is packed with kids that the Empire's unwisely trying to shush and completely unsuccessfully and every time a serve hit the net. They all cheered because I didn't know that I mean I can't exactly tell you why they did that but it was very funny to they would they would love watching me play tenants. It's all well and rush never hit the net. All right can talk about the park this time next next week matter and I will be hacking down the puck my local park uncomfortable be the empire yeah. I wasn't invited to participate which yeah I can only take an indication that David running sched- Salo. I'm trying to have some a this is a match for the right it to face you when you're fully fit after your back problem and it's also match for the right to coach. You don't quite how we got to that but matt. What's an I had an argument about. It was who should be your coach. It was a it was it was a listener email. Someone said who would who it's each fiction you pick as the other one to coach it and Catherine immediately said David. That's absolutely unequivocally not true date. Amy Meet You Matt. That's not true I said from a purely tennis perspective Matt Matt One Hundred Percent Matt if I I just needed motivation someone to snap me out of a sort of Klay at night pick is a SIM alip esque sloth so flagellation Funk pick upbeat law arm. You're darn could although I could imagine doing k. Hill and you're saying I mean I would not respond in a Halif esque way to I would I would probably default hang hauch so the winner of May against against David is then for the rematch will be coached by Catherine no so yeah you know you're gonNA coach. You're GONNA coach the loser of next week's match for the rematch between me and Matt Right so he team pick who gt pick to coachee oh. I need a week to think about that. Kathy Watt just to be clear clear the winner of the match gets to play Matthew Whitaker Catherine's brother. He's just sort of done done in eighteen hundreds Wimbledon and just sailed through to the final without yeah finger. Here's also really good. I understand so so he's definitely better than a lot of US circuit near record right okay so anyway. That's the same big H K so but I you know the winner. Henrik match gets to have coaches against your brother right but I'm in the chair so I could do it lay on if I want you to. The Knicks Nice David. I want to help you catch in next week's match anyway. You don't WanNa hear about it is that's another four minutes gone zoo high which she's also taking place this week Andy Murray has had some encouraging matches his name any Beta tennis sanguine in a rematch of their one from from a few weeks ago in America and then he narrowly lost or what did you think seeing Andy Murray playing and that sort of form wisk is away from beating the the eventual champion. I'm trying to I'm trying to temper my excitement and enthusiasm because in all honesty this these matches the first time that I've felt like a genuine believer. I'm not convinced that he can make it all the way back but it was the first time I thought it that was some evidence to suggest. It might be possible because he was winning. US winning. Andy Murray Mary esque points. That's what was so uplifting about. It wasn't winning a different way as so many people are included have speculated at eighty that he might have to you over the last couple of years you know find different ways winning points because the old way of winning points with so labor intensive. He was winning vintage. Andy Murray points that he had absolutely no right to win and it was it was I mean it's domino was was brilliant unlooked fresh daisy at the end of that second round much with with Murray absolutely just outrageously fresh given they were playing in about four hundred degrees eighty percent humidity. It was about three hour long grueling match. and Murray was was bent double leaning on his racquet gasping for a and let's not it's not because he hasn't put the work in its because there's just no way to replicate locate these sorts of matches. January to get fit for the Mr play them but it must have felt horrible for him to to to be losing because he didn't have the physical stamina and looking at the other end of the court and saying a twenty year old like he could go for days. It was depressed. I don't think Andy Murray will have been disarmed this a bit but it would have been. He wouldn't have enjoyed need that feeding yeah. Now I know what you mean but I think the the fact is game was there and he was only short but little bit in terms of the physicality and he's he's doing what he said. He was hoping that this four weeks stretch do now admittedly that's only week one. He's he's drawn. Matteo a Bertini in the first round in Beijing and then he goes on to Shanghai doesn't even then I think he's got Antwerp in Europe the week after that. I mean he may well not play all for those weeks depends on how many match wins he gets tired is how he physically pulls up from these matches but he won a match and then he had a really hard for second match and I think that that is big exactly what he requires in order to incrementally get back to something like full fitness for the Australian. Open and read it. That's what this is all about isn't it and he pushed domino's hard as anyone in that in that tournament and he said after the match again it's tennis sanguine which itself was a good win and a good kind of indicator of how much progress is made in the last month. Because of course he lost the tennis sanguine in Winston Salem about about a month ago and this time he beat him other than a slight sort of dip in the second set tiebreak could've close out in straight-sets he paid or if I had a really good match taught them Mary but he said that match that he was feeling ready to go again ready to play another match which was absolutely not what he was failing. At the start of the year before his surgery he could kind of pick a kind of manage one match but he was then the next day waking up in all sorts of pain and just not wanting to play again whereas whereas now he kind of his body feels good enough that he's able to keep plan these matches of seasonally played to back to back so be interesting to see they everything over these next few weeks whether he can stretch that two three with getting a couple of wins but generally it was just so lifting and encouraging encouraging. I thought to see him back and even even seeing him even seeing the pictures of him sort of mingling with everyone in Beijing like he's part of the tour again. Latin man that in itself is just really nice to see seeing in prowling around the back of the cool whingeing about nonsense about unspecified nonsense with just great didn't realize how much I needed that since two came up to the empire one stage age he was I think sitting around Betty or I think it was higher than he sat down and he he complained about an overall. She gave him an answer. There's just sit down and he goes yeah but what about that one earlier on his side. We go lawyer like Andy Murray again uh-huh did you. Alex Terminal has won his third title of the Year Cranky. That's good what were the other ones. I remember when in Sydney it still to the didn't they. I couldn't remember what the second one was in Sydney was interesting because remember he won that Sydney title on the Saturday and then they gave him a Monday first round at the Australian April which was really really tough gig and it was a lot of chats about that at the time what was the what went missing torso talk so it was it was Atlanta just after Wimbledon when he when he when he served his way to the title and it didn't face a break point or something mad like that and I think that is one of the really big improvements I've seen in Dominos game his serve. He's getting so many free points on it kind of he's a bit. Nishikori like his game and his his number one attribute is probably his speed and his movement and his ability to kind of take the ball early and be consistent Sistan but if there is a point of difference with Nishikori I think is the fact that his serve is better than Nishikori is and that to me. I think was standing in in quite good stead stead going forward for demel. I'm really impressed with him. At the moment I think he's had he had a groin injury in the year and and struggled a bit come back from that but since Wimbledon he's been not the phone plan because oversee they've been plays one in particular tearing coming up more than him but he's kind of quietly been really impressive since since Wimbledon now he's got two titles since Wimbledon and you can see you can see how frustrated Andy Murray wars at times hitting shots that he would have assumed would be winners against most players. I think that that's what demo has over. Just about everybody is speed. Them doesn't seem possible at times across the court so it'd be interesting. I think that makes him really exciting to watch. I think speed is sort of such a primitive parts of sport really people have measured speed for rages and to see someone with his speed on tennis cool and how he's able to use as a weapon. I think makes it. I just think makes him really exciting can reach that you think how's he going to get that and then he hits a winner public arena busters when the title in Chengdu. When was the last time we mention public arena booster on the podcast. That's a while ago isn't it two years I would. I would expect burgers. The people who've been waiting for wealth on here he return Alexander public who is kind of the story of the tournament really managed managed to make himself the story wherever he goes but Blake Nazism. That's his goal he needs. He needs to become a thing yeah. He's against watch Dimitrov. I've watched this match against image of who was playing well and there's no way that guy could lose no ways to set up its three concerned about Greg of because I'm a fool and it's three all second-set public's having treatment to his knee a certain three all right Demetrius playing beautifully blick hits thirty five aces and fifteen double-faults over the course of this set fifty points that detro- has no role to play whatsoever and then Dimitrov loses. The second set eleven nine on a tiebreak in the third set on a tie-break as well so public. It's all the way to the final. He's yeah. He's all things isn't it. Pathetic doesn't mind remember when he drew Andy Murray in the first round of Wimbledon decided to give him some sort of boxing esque trash talk and then loss of t one and t with anger and he loves and underarm serve younger himself more than curious does he is the challenger curiosity. He's he's somebody who hasn't made it yet but you know very starting to make it. That's the thing he's starting to do stuff now he's he's the he's. It's just overtaken Kukushkin as the Kazak number one I saw contested title absolutely and what you're saying about the underarm serve there was a rally played against against Fritz where honestly underserved was the least outlandish outrageous shaw in the rally dokes Lopes. I hope everything going on. It was great Chevelle of got to the semi's and in Classic Style Now he lost Austin the Siamese. He's zero for seven. I'm reading from your notes here Matt. Yes zero seven and ATP semi finals and whoever has beaten him has gone on to win the title every any time and that's again with criminals. It's not great for visit when when you when moments ago we're talking about. Alex do minore minore winning a third title of the year shop evolve yet to get posted semifinal stage at any at any event is is it disappointing record. I'm still optimistic generally about usually in and him turning things around a bit but that record is going to get an his head hasn't alerts. It still makes you feel like his game is more about the spectacular than the successful and I it felt like like he'd made a real stride of the Saipan. We talked about the match against my face the impact of usually all the rest of it but yeah he's he's got to start turning eighty two fifty events that you you said it yourself three titles for this year at that sort of level you should should be able to do that as your first layer of success and then move on from there. That's what these players do and he's yet to do that so still a long way to go for for him. A title in Tashkent Alison Venoy Bank and we talked about crowds. I mean they were playing on course lew applied ones you next week man. I'm telling you and henley-in-arden is not hosting. WTI International tournaments take time soon as far as well Norris Tashkent. I believe that was the final final edition of thing maybe Henley's taken over uh-huh anyway so she betaseron a custodian the final well top seed and US Open doubles semifinalist bitter because Mova when out in the quarterfinals that is Labor Cup esque intros. I just needed to get it in Bali Selena. I think one singles and doubles Wuhan Cheese One heck of a doubles player playing with the least mertens and that seems to be doing good so this week it's Beijing which is premier mandatory tournaments. I mean what sort of name is that I believe those names are changing next year do heart so. It's not exactly sure if if that's confirmed by I mean it's a no-brainer exactly a senator anyone out there from the taste thinking of changing them. Yes yes do it. Change them to something in good but anyway there's loads of points and prize money available for it. Everybody's pretty much there apart from Serena Williams. She's not into and Tokyo's going on scientists. Men and women Beijing isn't it and five hundred men three women says four those and joke. He's has been doing some seaman wrestling Yes springs assuming it's not quite the physique for it on the basis of these fighters but it was quite what is quite amazing to see him. Try to move the sumo wrestler even an inch and he wasn't able to do it with all his might the big Latte. We're not tennis played make this seem a wrestler and unaddressed one. I would say do you. I think he's better at tennis. All DJOKOVIC is better at sumo wrestling tennis podcast Paul Volt coming your way I think see wrestling from from from what I've seen is largely physique. I'd say I mean I'm not saying there's skill involved covering the the number one determining factor of whether you'll be successful. Seaman wrestler is your physique. We're going to get emails about us. From from sumo funds are going to disprove this tennis. I mean physique is it's a thing but the more of the stuff going on the some sumo wrestlers might just just be greater because in a nappy say the of course you what else is on my list. He's didn't take it well Jovic. He loves his church is there. I think I think each of the plate take before easy Beijing. I think he's played both he's. He's specifically said he's playing Tokyo this year so that he can get used to the courts. What's for the Olympics next year. Oh good plan because it's the same venues in it. so you start at different time of year but in terms of the the court conditions he I think he said I think he announced around Wimbledon that he was going to be playing Tokyo so he's been something that he's obviously been thinking about for a wild whereas federal is claiming that he still undecided about whether he'll play the Olympics which I find decrease. I don't believe a simply not tree. Maybe just I just try to say everything is about physically. Doesn't it depending on you know. He might be injured spurs but he doesn't say I'm undecided whether I'm playing Wimbledon next year because I don't know whether I'll be injured. I I read those quotes and I wondered ended whether whether what language he gave them in I read them in English. I did wonder whether what he meant was. I'm undecided about whether to play doubles as well at the picks because that my office he's already got a doubles meadow. Mix would be an option bench each all he do that do that really focusing on the singles. I'm not sure but I can't believe he's not going to play anything. The mixed yesterday's incidentally in Beijing the already had a two thirty. AM match finish between governor McGrath and Severe Kenan in an match went on the courts just after one in the morning I mean they had had about five epics finishing seven six third but what I I just think something needs to be changed so that those players can come back the next day and played at a normal time and not lose at massively She's a mcgary threes. A witching hour specialist isn't she pull thing yeah not to thirty not even her latest finishing the year how ridiculous tennis sometimes but here's your staff for the newsletter that does this stat every every week yours can be you moved to one and one for Manchester finished after two. AM The food so that pretty much concludes the tennis on-court Philosophy can this week the other talking points have been off the court one of them. is the. I think this news is probably being there for a bit about the exhibitions that federal and Zverev GonNa play the week of the Davis Cup finals now very told us the two last year matter birth attended the press conference in which he explained why he's not GonNa Play Davis Cup finals this year it because of the length of the season and the inability to have a a decent off season. He has said separately lead. He doesn't like the format changes in a number of people feel like that. A lot of fans hate the fact that they're gonNA lose at the home in a way throughout the year and that's gone from the sport. There's a number of people within the sport. I don't think this is gonNA work. There are those that do but it's very of has chosen that week upon the invitation I would imagine it Roger. Federer there now represented by the same agency teammate teammate to go think it's too it turns out now. I think it's four separate exhibitions that week in different parts of the world. I I think one's in Chile ones in Mexico carbon where the other couple which in my immediate reaction to that was one frankly disappointments not it's up to them what they do and obviously Switzerland haven't haven't qualified for the Davis iskoe finals so they wouldn't be playing in any way but there's there's verify. I thought it was A. I don't think it's a great look to be honest to the same week so you said you know it's too late in the year to play the Davis Cup finals and you need your off season to begin often plane for exhibitions around the world. Now some people say what have responded to me and said the exhibitions not the same as competitive match player of the space of eight days which which is certainly true but sills in the same names holiday or retraining block. It precludes doing either of these things I I mean. I'm sure we'll have some sort of media mouthed explanation along those lines of of you know exhibitions not being the same as much blake. CETERA ET CETERA but it weakens weakens would is a very valid argument in principle from verve. I think the season is dealing. CETERA ET CETERA. They're all legitimate reasons to be concerned if the Davis Cup former I personally don't think that's a reason to to boycotts. It certainly wouldn't be for me but I is legitimate concerns about. It is legit to not be happy with the length of the season. I think think this is a particularly dignified grown up way of hand. It just looks maybe not dignified grant. It looks bit graceless. I think and ultimately ultimately the can took rounded alike. We not the the primary motivation that will be other factors bringing tennis. Today's pulse of the world that don't have huge events really get thing audience but we night the primative ation for plays playing. These exhibitions is money. We know that say bottom bottom line. You're choosing money. Representing your country is how I see it. Those are the two biggest factors at play. Yes that's a real shame shame and it is not in the interests of tennis ultimately. I don't I think as much as there are positive up sheets just mentioned to to them going applying that part of the world. They're not as big as this is. A Strong Unified Davis Cup that the people in spite of their concerns try and get behind or at least give go it just it isn't if if if he was to say well hold on look. I just think that this is a massive mistake played the Davis Cup home tie to get my country due to its in what was it April but I just don't believe in the Davis Cup finals and I'm going to show my displeasure by boycotting and yes I end in a slightly troll it by planet Bunch Serbish. I'd have a lot more to that that openness rather than I have no idea if he does feel that at all I mean I'm still I'm still counter with one gay 'cause you don't we don't know what it's GonNa be like a but still counted with that still find ashamed that he felt that way but I would. I would have some respect to that that position certainly. What do you think that I agree. I just think by playing these exhibition matches. He's undermining his own argument. Which I think is a very legitimate argument about wanting the more time off with number one more time to train the point he was making in that press conference he gave that we attended the St David David the tennis players don't actually get that much time to kind of work on the game during the season and you need that time during the offseason and and but by play an exhibition he's making his offseason shorter and if there is a there is a player who's game has kind of stagnated over over the past twelve months and could do with it good training block over the off seasons very would be out there now. I'm sure he'll say that he will get some sort of advice. Ice from federal in these exhibitions and playing with aim is never a bad thing that kind of thing kind of get that argument but at the same time what he said before is that he wants the longer training blocks and to them planning submission whatever two ways you know whatever way you look at it is contradictory thing to do based on what he said in the past so I find that the main disappointment out of it or because he's been we liked the fact that he's honest and up front and gives his thoughts on the length of the season but he's not he's not backing those thoughts up with with this action. I don't think it'll be interesting to see what he does. Say when asked about it I should say as well I had a A couple of people said to me well. You know you would say this because you are from tennis podcast that is now sponsored by the Davis Cup finals between now and the Madrid finals in a in a month time which you know hands up I can't I can't completely say to you. Oh well. That's nothing to do with anything at all because we are sponsored by the Davis Cup finals between now and then I can say hand on heart. That isn't the reason why I have this view. I've been consistent on this show over the last few years that I felt that Davis Cup needed to be reformed to me. A finals make sense and you can go back and listen to the archives to hear that conversation point several times over when we weren't having any sponsorship at all the the fact is. I still don't know whether it'll work until it happens. We don't know whether it'll work but that has always struck me as something that needs to happen in order order to try to get the best possible event I mean it's clearly isn't in the best week. In the world they've acknowledged that themselves and it's just a shame again they haven't found tennis hall come together and found a week that works for way more people and once again it it makes me feel. Sir Sly. I'd love to talk to federal about this as well and hear his views on it because he has taken a a week in the calendar for the Labor cut which was a fantastic few days of tennis. We talked about it last week the so much good about it but that could have been awake for the Davis Cup finals. I don't and he's now yes. He's not playing the event I think he gets more of a pass than certainly than served us because frankly his nation isn't it for start but also so federal has a twenty years. He's played. Davis cubbies won. The Davis Cup verve is not in the same position as he is in but I do it does rankle the these exhibitions being held at exactly the same time as this massive team competition and I think it's and it may be that they just have to book these locations so far in advance and commit to them maybe even before they knew the date of the does cut funds. Maybe it would have made no difference anyway but why isn't it the week after just feels that that that that just is like a troll it does a great semi that that is happening and it comes to the point of just again tennis fighting itself all the the significant constituents within its and Roger Federer batteries a massive one of those. He has now become one of the factions within tennis. The is just battling it out for territory that doesn't feel good tennis overall as much as the many many good things that he brings there are the sooner the sport and its factions actions. Come together and just try to figure out a way to make all this work for the better betterment of the sport well. That's what I want doesn't feel eminent. Does it no no it doesn't so I take on the Chin that we we saw all the time with things that we should say yes to say no to in terms of opportunities as for whether it's sponsorship and so forth we are really we do try to be vigilant about it and not compromise ourselves but what we do make sure we do is anybody but we do pont. We've we tell them look. We're going to give honest opinions about things regardless of who responsible. That's just the way we do it. and and people can take it or leave. It and that's what what we've done on this occasion. nick curious has been finally adjudicated upon his behavior in. Cincinnati wary had the the argument with Thurbers Murphy and several of the things that he did over the course of that period. He's ended up getting and this came out. It's it's the I think the day after or two days after Labor Cup finished this this judgments and also a few hours or a day after curiosity set himself. My shoulders injured He. He played a match he lost. I think seven six one and he said my shoulder hurts I'M GONNA LIE NOT GONNA play for a while he then announced that he's calling calling his season to a halt apart from trying to play the Davis Cup finals frustration in mid November the ATP judgment then came out to say that he was getting a fine of twenty five thousand awesome dollars. This is in addition to the finally got during the the the events of strength afterwards and a suspension of sixteen eighty p weeks however that is a probationary period of six months so that sixteen week ban will only come into operation if he were to full full foul of the rules one small in the period of six months to which he's been given this probation and what he's got to try and avoid in that period is any verbal or physical abuse of officials spectators or any of the persons while on court unsportsmanlike conduct based upon an act such a spitting directed towards official spectator title other person during upon the conclusion of a match any visible obscenity directed towards an official six months gotta keep this up for content and he's gotTa have continued support from a mental coach while competing at ATP Tour Events and additional support to be sought during the offseason in November in December from a professional specializing in Behavioral Management Jeffrey. Your applications of flooding in from mental coaches and specialists rush listen behavioral management. I will not job I think so it's a bit like football managers who go to Manchester United Food and think I WANNA be the one to turn them around. Yeah right you think what what do you think of the judgment. I think the timing of it is laudable. and I think if I wait eagerly to see if fissile be held to because he is he's not going to go six months without swearing during a tennis match audibly and that is what those rules state that he if he commits an audible obscenity he will receive a ban from the sport correct defeat visible obscenity and verbal physical the club use and unsportsmanlike all actually isn't it would have sent the isn't in the doesn't that's interesting right. They probably know but the only thing is I mean he he got this. Come down to him. The end of September said that's October November December the only event anti Latin is a plan that theory is Davis Cup and then you're talking January February march so the Australian summer and Indian Wells Miami the the other fighter to consider an you could say he's just bought the job but it makes umpiring curious across much is now even more difficult because his yeah if if you give them a former warning that is getting getting banned from the sport and saying any pressure will be applied but you will be aware if the various stakeholders in in those tons of events right. They'll be people desperate for that not to happen. probably more desperate the the Nikei rose himself for that not to happen so it makes an already incredibly tough gig if umpiring curious much she's now even tougher which is just an interesting sort of upshaw the whole thing but it just feels is like I mean and if they explain why it's taken so long I mean why why is the new onus on them to explain why it's taken so along the process is being Richardson was who used to run the rules and regs in the ATP and is a bit of an authority on this subject anytime something light comes up he he's the best everybody goes to comment. He felt it was all absolutely fair. You know they take as long as the take. I mean it still does feel like this massive coincidence that it happens to fall and just after the up and just after he's announced that he can't play for two months or whatever but at the same time you it could also imagine that they maybe they were just going to get to it eventually and then Sunday all this stuff happened in terms of curiosity. He's going to pull a code on there's year and then we thought we'd better put this out is important as justice justice being seen to be done is as important as justice being done say even if their Rona sinister cynical migrations for the time the timing of this announcement decision then nonetheless yes they should have been aware of how it would look if how these timings would look it it. It does not good no no. It doesn't doesn't so anyway. We'll see what happens. What do you think that woman I was kind of unshowable wasn't appropriate punishment the bay. I felt very strongly that they needed to be something. Mono Chris Clarry came on the podcast and sit the absolutely thought we should be slapped with a quite a big suspension shen and he hasn't he hasn't got that so I I find it quite difficult sightsee comment on what the punishment as I'm interested to see how curious will take it because I was looking back at the one ego at the end of twenty sixteen when he tanked that match Shanghai and then he got given a fine and then eight weeks suspension and he did come back 2017 briefly slightly reformed character. I didn't last long but his his attitude on court was a lot better at the start of twenty seventeen but that was the period way had those really good matches in Jim Wells Miami. It was fantastic but I noticed at the time then so in two thousand sixteen once he got hit with the suspension. He put out a statement saying that he was sorry and that he respected the decision Asian. He wanted to improve this time. I've not seen any signs of contrition or remorse or anything I mean. He was kind of joking. Oh King about it a little bit on on Instagram wasn't he just get the sense that he quite understands the severity of the way he spoke to focus August Murphy and in Cincinnati so you know we'll be able to judge properly when he's back on the tennis court but I've not been overly the encouraged by what I've seen from him on instagram kind of joking about it when it's not really something to joke about enter the mental coach now where you'll say well that leads to okay right well. That's that's the tennis. That's the off-court stuff I should say. We're we're looking if anybody's going bright ideas we're looking for a life event venue in London in the first two weeks of December. Certainly Stadium is unavailable. Say we're on the hunt and we wouldn't have been big enough anyway. This is fair. 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I've got a road road trip tomorrow the Eh Eh what's going on Ding walk. It's it's a nickname reading that my friends and I I try to make takeoff. Wasn't the reaction you hoping for on an reading against Fulham Catherine Matt's teams so I I mean I don't know I haven't seen football matches involving your teams with the before I might to expect that I may only have the company of one of you now because Sir relations may be somewhat prostate will not is is being the bigger man and sitting with me in the in the home mm stones so if if Fulham school I need to be on my best behaviour punished for hockey. I suspect that is a problem. You might have developed. Some sort of the strategy is not spot. My money's on okay well. I'll get an update on this next week if they turn up to solihull for we're having we're not only having a podcast up here where having a tennis match Megan's mats and all the ramifications of that winner to get Catherine's coaching in the future I can't I remember it was anymore now but anyway we decided he would be coach. I need a week. Tell you yeah under the week have we have we decided the format of this match. Yes best to three. Oh that's two three with a talk champions tiebreak for the third set Labor Cup rules. I have to sit in on pie a whole best-of-three bring my pant and it's not even like Prophets Harris. It's US crikey anyway so that's happening next week and then we go down the pub talk about stuff next year also so yes. You've listened to the tennis podcast. Thank you for your company. 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