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"garo swift" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"I think history against like the very very best so How To beat the to that baby because he do for the rest of his career he was just GonNa pay cut of thrashed off court. Basically I mean this was on this was when Madrid was on the heart so less surprising the he beat recipes especially rougher on a hardcore back in two thousand six really had little of today to improve his game. But I do remember just every time I think. Rafa played burdette after that match. I was like Ooh go bird. Go is number replica. Reverse that will they should still was always a quality fire always day. I think you could be anyone say see. He retired last. Jaden Hiebert finally after injury problems. So let's move onto our forth Madrid moment and this is actually from the women's side because Madrid is a combined. Event is a master's level of for the men is a premier mandatory. I think for the women and we again going back over a decade ago. You to for me. A moment I think is tinged with sadness Kim because it's Def- Dinara Safina's super clay season in two thousand nine number one and she had a really epic crises and two four finals and she won the biggest title of her career at the time. Probably now to be honest as well at the at Madrid. And you know she was playing really good. Tennis and issue was kind of really informed during the clay court swing and she'd already been in the Grand Slam final in in Australia. Epa nothing she'd risen. It's kind of wild number one and it felt like this was a moment and Madrid was along that path to the French. Open right on garrels where you just felt that it was written in the stars for Safina to to come out and win it and kind of break doc in terms of like Grand Slam titles and she went into that she went into. She went into that. French is probably one of the favorites. Got To the finals. I think you know I was reading. Got To the quarter finals. Drops fifteen games managed to get to the final but didn't wasn't able it's going to get to the line. Yeah I remember watching that final against the road and Garo Swift Safina. She was like my favorite women's fire at the time. Because I think the full in two thousand and a Garros Safina had been like pretty much dowd in like almost all matches and had made these like epic comebacks. I think just really indeed had to me and I saw it following her more because of that I did not find in two thousand eight. She kinda lost quite three two so you know a year later. She's had this amazing run on the clay got to like all of the flake. Oh finals at which I think she's the pledge of dots to make all four of them which is amazing in itself so she want Madrid. I think she will say one room. But yeah she gets the road and Garros Final steamrolls. I way through the tournament and then comes up against in the final and leases in straight-sets and all has lime fine was three intelligible. She lost them all in straight-sets 'cause she just mentally just couldn't Massively she just couldn't put a game together in the final which just such a shame because she is one of guys that you really ought of managed to get one slam under her belt. But it's just the way especially as the world number-one as well because you're always going to have that monkey on your back is like yes. You're well number one. But how many grounds tights and you know pay is will come out and say I for me. Rankings on titles are more important namely Grand Slams and I think that was one of the issues. We've kind of Safina. Is that it at the time. She was getting fair Real Purple Patch. Think she got to eight finals. Kind of the two thousand nine season including two Grand Slam final. She made the semi-finals women as well. But let's we'll talk about that a sack real puzzle ashamed that I think the biggest career your biggest career is the Madrid. Because you feel like it shouldn't be. That should have been should have been the French. Open in two thousand nine and it was kind of sad because you know from that point on you know after the French Open. It kind of did spiraled down a little bit and kind of go on as I said to kind of Wimbledon came semifinals Venus Williams. While number. One you guys love and one. It's not great for the for the tool for the world number-one Blair yeah. I think she had a lot of issues. Around people thinking she wasn't a credible player to be number one in the world And oversee. I think that probably didn't help in the fact that she wasn't that across the finish line at slams or she didn't even get into a winning position you know. She lost all his finals in straight sets and just that was really had tied and that was that was kind of a million and interestingly in Madrid She wasn't in the final and obviously we'll snacky similar kind of story really well number. One hadn't won a slam at that point again. People sort of saying the same things you would. We really remember you. You know if lab in the same way. It's not the same. It's just been well number one oversee years later snacky in a finally did get Islam. He's off they go. Maybe if Savina carried on gay group longer she eventually had her day in the Sun. I think injury really did it in the end. I think he was hit back because actually two years later she retired. I think actually the last match of her career was injured. So I think it's choir symbolic place for Herat Chilean. I'd also I think she. She trained to low in Spain. I think she speaks fluent Spanish. Think she spent a lot of our time subsequent. Nice for her. It's kind of like her adopted country if he likes say I think the tournament and hair kind of gained a I guess forever sort of intertwine somewhat because of these moments okay. We are back for some more moments from Madrid in our trip. Down Memory Lane and again. We're going to be getting back to two thousand nine now for a men's match which for me came in. Vos One of your favorite players put. Well your favorite player and I to me. I want to say this is my favorite match between Rafael Nadal. You're rich on tennis. Call Bob. Maybe the Australian Open final. They played in the Madrid semi final and the Dow came out victorious. Three six seven six seven six. He won eleven nine in the final set. Tiebreak it was. It was a match that went over four hours. It was just a really high quality it was just a really high quality tennis match and I think it is on that list of not only best matches only best matches in the rivalry between the down jock which is just think this is just one of the best matches that was that has been played on the ATP tour because it was so good. Because I think jock of each was really kind of at this point really. He really understood how you played. Cadel land coming that match. He felt that he was playing some of the best Tennessee ever produced. Now I think he'd won. He won more points day even but the Dow was just found some way to to get over the line. Yeah I remember actually this match. I was watching stuck on my computer watching on a stream and I was thinking. Oh my goal. She's going on and honestly such a long tough battle I say into it was it was fantastic. I think arguably yeah is the best three-set match ever was one could say. I don't own a lost episode. Show we were talking about our favorite matches and this would certainly be a contender for for that. But we'd LE- Under this might sound of out there. I remember this much because it was the day of the year vision some contests that year in two thousand and nine so I have sort of say shit on that but yeah it was interesting because two thousand nine. This was the season the rougher lost Robin Soderling garrels so Boston while that places and didn't go so well as it went on and actually tournament rather lost the final the next day to Federer so oversee this match must take and say much our affair four hours long Iraq. Rosario is still had an impact was season where I think kind of Novak Djokovic really showed you really kind of pushed Nadal to the limit on a tennis coach on a clay court in the clay season and the impact of it was ultimately. I think further down the road right on Garros. Nadal Ernie made the fourth round loss to loss to Robin Soderling I think matches like this really kind of took its toll on him and had if as you said a physical impacts that meant the you know. He didn't think he had as much left in the tank. When it got to write on garrison say some of the other seasons where he kind of was coast to victory but the fact that he was kind of able to put on these matches absolute delight delighting. The crowds and You know is one of those rivalries has certainly is delivered at Grand Slam level and it delivered its delivered on the tool in the tool tournaments as well in the best of three set full. Matt and you know I can. I can think of of you know I can think of other matches kind of this one. Klay cool how come back back. Guard in. In Madrid's against Novak Djokovic that really sets it up and it was something the definitely delivered but Yeah again listen. Let's not think that was one of the best matches ever on the the ATP circuit. Are there any others? Maybe if there are other Nidal thus is Jock. Vich matches of a better than that better. Yeah let's be interesting. We'd be interested to hear your thoughts. Let's move on to our next memory. I think we've got three more left for listeners. So this next one actually is a bit of a break free. When it was in two thousand fourteen and it consents. Dominic team who came up against Stanford. Rinker team was a twenty year old Australian qualifier at the time. Of course nowadays. We know him as a very accomplished player. He's not grandson just yet. But we feel like it's on the cards especially on a clay court where he's really He is really hard to to live with. And you know in Madrid in two thousand fourteen. He came up against stomach drinker. And and just Shoji some of those qualities you know. We've we've seen in the years ahead. And he came out. He came out in a winning. A Topsy Turvy match. Actually one six six two six four but I think that day it kind of shared you on the circuit. Yes we've been talking about the big T- than we were talking about the big three about the big full bachelor. There are other players kind of talking about as well and that's not just Denver anchor as dominate team as well. Yeah it is interesting and its look back six years ago now and see when these players that are now off the top of the game sort of emerged onto the scene. And at the time you so of maybe miss some of these moments With have hindsight and reflection that you can kind of appreciate the significance of the of the This was pretty much..
"garo swift" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"We're going to be taking you through some of our favorite moments from Monte Carlo. On what would have been finals day at the Monte Carlo Country Club elsewhere will bring you some of the big talking points. Coming from Andy. Murray and Novak Djokovic instagram session. This was an update from the tennis. Well this week including the postponement of the Labor Cup but Kim first. Let's start with Murray Novak Chat Friday evening had a long week at work and it was a very pleasant and nice way to kind of start the weekend. It was a conversation. I think that they had admitted they had no actually. Despite having these rivalry kind of gone for so long they never actually sat down. Had a chat with each other. So it's really pleasant kind of have that moment almost kind of be able to share it with the yeah. It was nice. Isn't it just them is kind of mates. I suppose just having a chat and that means Joe. They were clearly listening to fashion episode causing show that we did last week because the conversation turned at what point stand. Mann's excellent shorts that he won railing. Garo swift say clearly. They had tennis fashionable Nemo. And like we had I thought was funny because Jovic said if SAM was watching he should burn they shorts And I think she was watching because he did like At one point in the essay they show it during the right and guarantees e Mont. They say he called exactly. Yeah but maybe he's got a spare pair at home. I did love the fact that other tennis players joined didn't as well as kind of your general fans as well and it was kind of great to see some of those responses for some of the topics of up light stands short. I think curiosities Sleeve Kobe. Bryant tattoos was brought up as well say it was great to see you the kind of everyone kind of getting together and having a little bit lobe. Ever sit down because as you said. It's like you know these guys that you know. Generally speaking when we see them together is a head to head. It's a competitive environment and it's nice to have made like this. Where is a level playing field and just kind of talking as mates and I think some of the I think one of the big talker boys are one of the things they were discussing? Was that perfect. Tennis player. Agai through different sort of aspects of a tennis player. And saying who who they would like I found the most interesting thing was what they were talking about. Back cads returns of Sunday said they would prefer each other's each of his back. How does over time himself? Which I thought was quite interesting. Well I am being humble respect. Fourteen each other or was that the rule. They just couldn't take themselves so therefore oversee he would pick the the the wouldn't because they generally speaking I would say they are the best return for example. I was surprised. Jovic didn't pick rough maybe physical as well as mental. I thought maybe he was trying to like spread his His pigs around today. I'm I'm not sure but Pretty much agreed with all of their old of that picks picks along the line. But Yeah I mean. It's nice as well just to see them like eating because these guys. Yeah we we see them competing against each other. The end of the day the players get on say well the friends of each other and they must be missing that kind of camaraderie of being on the tour as well right now so. It's nice to do something like this isn't it and the fans can join in and and get as well exactly. Maybe maybe we'll do a future episode on talking about how we would build and structure our perfect tennis players. But that's just kind of give a listeners. Feeding catch it the the run through of what they they fought was that kind of perfect tone. Spy Say Novak Djokovic serve was either it was kind of between John is ner nick carry US return. Murray four hundred went for the Dow poetry full hand with a backhand Murray Volley Federal Man Tuna Dow and then physical yet domain Tame Strike David Farrar. An- Andy Murray Chose for his. I mean no surprises. He kind of went for seven. Apothecary else is now return. Novak Djokovic forehand rough on the Dow back can Djokovic Volley Federal Mental Nadeau Physical Jakovich. Maybe we should do. Yeah maybe we'll do an episode construct. All perfect I thought the one thing just looking at one other things maybe interests me is the Jakovich for his forehand shows. Really flat four hundred we've portray whereas Murray of C. Wet for the Dow's complete off the the massive credit four top speed and You know high. The showed is thought to be interesting. They chose different different approaches for different shots. I'm really surprised that she didn't pick carriers for you. Know his mental attitude. I mean a car. No match and why. They wouldn't have picked him for that. But maybe maybe they went for his his underarms. Maybe referencing that but yeah anyway in Albany Joe as slightly more serious thing is pays ad. It's come out but there are plans to play a relief fund fula ranked class. You're going to struggling a lot financially. current current time so jovic revealed on Friday that the plans for that player. Relief Fund would generate moving full million dollars. But the way they're going to do it will that outlining how they would do it. Is that everyone in the top hundred singles twenty doubles which country based on their ranking? Say for example those players in the top five would donate thirty thousand dollars each and then kind of below down the rankings. You go the less you would need donate into the prize ports. Not Too sure I mean I think is a great idea passing. They obviously is a lot of talk saying players shouldn't have to be helping out all the players like it's about. Atp tool they should be doing this. It shouldn't be a problem the players themselves to have to do this. But I think it's really nice initiative and I think the top players do have some responsibility to initiate something like this. Yeah I think it's it's an interesting one. I think it's a good place to saw. Obviously it's the intent. Is that to kind of help in that. Coastal of collective spirit. That kind of we're all in this. You know the the top players of their own initiatives kind of going on as well And Yeah it's very interesting. I feel like this is going to be a big is going to be a big talking point. It could open up a lot of. It is a kind of worms. I think a lot of people are going to have their own opinions and already kind of those opinions A different is like how great it should be on a sliding scale of of ranking or should it be something it should be something else. Is it Fatou on ranking? I think is one of the biggest kind of conversations and I think kind of doing something like this kind of highlights. The you know that wetness. The players ranked lower down need financial support. But you know. Is there an argument to say? Well you know how we got into a situation where we've needed a global you know global pathetic figures passive as the corona virus to to make to make something like this happen. Yeah I agree because eat at this. I mean how long term will make everyone take a more serious look at the pay structure with antennas? I know it's been on the agenda for a couple of years but hopefully this'll be kind of like the final push to actually make it much equitable. I mean the issue with this sliding scale was the the amount that they're sort of saying should be pushing Like ranking its way is to disproportionate. Say someone who's to one hundred in the world is actually going to be doing much. Larger percentage of their income than say joke rich in federal at the top of the game so therefore maybe it should be done. Just how much you could actually afford to give Or if you're going to do ranking perhaps what would be fair is to do on like ranking. That would be from the last couple of years. Like an equalized average ranking because a lot of players like for example Dan Evans. He's just going into the top thirty. He's just go back. He's not going to have an awful lot of money from top tournaments that he would be like Able to access at that ranking like. It's all very new to him. So as conversely other place he would be in the top one hundred and then maybe a much lower at the moment because of injury but yet they would have a much more financial capacity to give a bit more or to treat this. Obviously no system is perfect. It's like a new idea. They're going to have to. I guess. Run three these issues but the inspire. The idea is very nice but I think perhaps they just need to kind of streamline and make kind of sense of some of these inconsistencies are going on. Yeah I think as you said I think conversely people like Jack Circle people who've gone on the rankings. He had to get have had. That had that moment and made a lot of money. Jacksonville finals power. Small says etcetera. It doesn't feel like he would benefit that much. For this sort of your relief fund this kind of Aimed at plays. We'll have similar rankings. Maybe around him. I think it's kind of like this. Does this effort from the players but I think also needs to be from the tournaments as well And it will be interesting to see you know. I told him it's like you know Wimbledon for example whether the prize money whether they still kind of look to distribute that to players on notice spin some sort of chatter and some talk about you know first round prize money being distributed to make sure the players. Because I think if you if you don't support these players farther down we might get into a situation where they might be more vulnerable than ever say of them. Kinda going down roots of match fixing and betting which we know that kind of tennis has a history wave when you know we will not repeat itself but this might be. This feels like a moment. Where if we don't do something? It might lead players to yet. It's kind of desperate desperate. Meshes Yeah and how many are going to be able to stop again? When when they're allowed to you know there's a lot of investments and expenditure that go into just traveling the tool so some players might just find that they they just cannot afford to stop again. Say Yeah I mean I think they're all various other schemes. Think the WGN for someone has a loan scheme going on but in reality I think the criteria for as she being able to get financial help. You know isn't kind of what they say. If that makes sense it's you have to meet certain criteria and it's audit and I think this is. This is a step in the right direction. So that's a positive thing. We'll read bit as much positive news this weekend right now. I suppose one other thing Joe. That's been announced this week In relation to make arenavirus is the Labor Cup has been postponed to twenty twenty one so not a big surprise is just the latest in series of events. Go oversee this is an exhibition. So it's certainly not as Important as for example the slams and it was going to coincide with the newly scheduled French shape and so I guess it's just for the best now that Labor has decided to kind of delay For Year yes. That's still a pall of became a just. I think there's going to be any bladders played this season. But let's say Fidel there is a as as you said. I think he is completely a completely makes sense. The you know the priority is given to Grand Slams.