4 Burst results for "Gaston Gaudio"
"gaston gaudio" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Well, hello and thank you to the dulcet tones of our wonderful, wonderful listener, Steve armor, who was just introduced the show there. We love you all, but he is one of our very favorite listeners. He sends us emails that make us cry on a semi regular basis and it's very fitting that he should be the one to introduce this our tenth anniversary show. This day, ten years ago, David and I was sat in David's parents dining room, making audio history. Yeah, trying to work out other microphones worked. Two different microphones. Sounded completely different from each other, but you know. How are they celebrating their tenth anniversary? I hear you ask, well, I've worn my jazziest eyeshadow. Matt has worn his jazziest shirt. David woke up extra early to listen to episode one. Correct. Did you? Yeah. How was that? It was, I thought it was all right. To be honest, you know, I might have come back for episode two, especially since Carlos moya was in it. Gaston gaudio is an episode too. That pulled the punt is in. Anyway, there's more, folks. There is more. Because joining us for this tenth anniversary episode is a woman that we all still can't really believe we get to call our friend and the 1977 French Open mixed doubles champion. It's only merry carillo folks. I'm delighted to be a 45 years ago. Some Italian journalists told me that the other day. And he said, how does that feel? I said it feels like it was a long longer. Yeah, yeah. Do you know the date when is your, when is your anniversary? Will you and John B not a clue in the clue back? Will you also have champagne and madeleines with candles in? Like we're doing right now? I'm guessing no. Should I tell David the omelet story? Yes, please. All right, so David, so 45 years ago, John's 18, I'm 20 years old. First time either one of us has ever been to Paris, not one of us has any French. Three of our friends from Douglas in this tiny little town, I ended up introducing them to the late grade, but Collins, and he said, which one of you is the mayor? Anyway. Anyway, we go to just have breakfast at one of those outdoor cafes. And no one's coming to help us. No one's coming to wait on us. And the only thing I knew how to say is omelet de fromage. Okay? Which. It's a strong order. So all we wanted.
"gaston gaudio" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Move on to par for the courts before we get on to all of the news and gossip and previews. One of our listeners actually did say that I should do the quiz for you today, Joel, seeing as your slightly hungover after your Christmas Day. But I think you've actually got one for me. So yeah, I have and I'm going to make it as painful for you as no, I'm joking. You can lower you can lower the past score for me, maybe. And then I can just ace it. Yeah, no, I do have another path for the courts for you and our listeners. And again, it is related to number one rankings. It will involve it's quite difficult. So I'm going to give you some clues along the way as well. But what I my topic for you and for our listeners this week is it's been over 18 years. Since someone not named Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, will rank number one. We spoke about this last week, which is just crazy, crazy, crazy sock. But what I want to know Kim is who was in the top ten. The last time that happened, so there are ten players, February 1st, 2004 in the ATP rankings. And I want you to guess how many of those you know for back in 2004 to help you. I am going to give you their nationalities. So you've got an American, you've got a Swiss, you've got a Spaniard. You've got another American. You've got an Argentinian. You've got a German, you've got another Spaniard. You've got another Argentinian. You've got an Aussie. And you've got a French man. Okay. I'm just sort of typing these down as you say. So, okay, so this is before roger Raphael. So 2004, February 1st. And I know this is quite difficult, so I've given you the countries. So I'll say them again. USA, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Australia, France, and I'm going to set the past score at 5 out of ten. I'm going to give you 50%. Okay, this is probably the toughest part of the court yet because I wasn't even following tennis in 2004. Apart from, well, apart from Wimbledon, Tim henman. As you do, as one did back in the day, okay, right, let's do this. So Switzerland has got to be Roger Federer because it where he wouldn't have been number one, and he must have been in the top ten. At this time. Correct. Roger Federer, he was ranked number two. So the Australian must have been late in Europe, I would imagine. Leighton Hewitt? Yeah. Incorrect. Didn't he win Wimbledon like? I don't know where Leighton knew it was, but he wasn't in the top ten. No. So, okay. If you've had said Mark philippoussis, it would have been correct came. Okay, so I'm obviously not getting past school, but I'll carry on and see where we get come on listeners we can do this. Carlos moya for Spain. Yes, you could have given me Carlos moya yet. Juan Carlos Ferrero? You could have given me one call a story, Kim. Yes. Argentina must be now bandy and yes, you could have given me David nalbandian. Make me hear it really does on you in, hasn't he? Honestly. The other Argentinian I'm thinking it must be are they both Argentine? Gaston gaudio. And I'm thinking of Puerto, although there was courier. Oh, Gaston gaudio? Was he no less? No. No Gaston gaudio. Gael corriere is correct though. So he was ranked number 5. Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras would be the Americans. Andre Agassi is correct. He was four. The other American actually was not Pete Sampras. The other American was Andy Roddick, yes, he was the last, well, obviously Medvedev now, but yeah, back then he was the number one ranked player Andy Roddick. Oh gosh, of course. Sorry, Roddick. And then two left, a French man. And a German. Oh, Tommy Haas, for Germany, surely. Not a bad shout, but incorrect. Nicholas kiefer? No. Nope. I'll be very impressed if you get the German and any of our listeners actually get the German player. And the French man as well is the French man is too early for songa. Oh, maybe it's like arno clemons. Oh, that is very much the right era. It's a bastion. Did he ever get to the top? Don't you remember him? Not Sebastian lodger, but it is a Sebastian. Oh, Sebastian. Oh. Nate, I'm going to have to give out. Okay. Sebastian Grosjean. Grosjean was in number ten position and the final one, the German and listeners a little applause if you were able to get this rhino shutler. I do remember seeing him at Wimbledon a few years after that. He was ranked number 6 in the world. Which I completely forgot about until right now, but yeah, he was pretty handy player. I always remember Sebastian Grosjean. I swear he played Tim henman like a thousand times at Wimbledon. But great, yeah, great double handed backhand. But yeah, those were all ten. Roddick, Federer, Ferrero, agassiz, courier shutler, moya. Now bandy and philippoussis and Grosjean. Fantastic. That's very interesting, Joel. Thank you for that part of the course. That's definitely the hardest one. I will be ruining Leighton Hewitt's inability to stay in the top ten come February 2004. I'm wonder if he got back into the top ten after that I'm sure he would have done, but we shall see. We do have a passing shot mailbag as well this week. We had quite a few questions come in. So thank you everyone who did send them in. But Emma has been chosen this week. She got in touch via email. Hello, Joel and Kim, following on from Yelena oster penko, rediscovering her French Open Grand Slam winning form from 2017 this season. Which single slam women's champion, would you next like to see magically find their form again and have a resurgence back up the rankings? So obviously, the Austrian guy won a tournament recently getting to that form of her. Back in the top ten, doing really well again. Who are you kind of going for Joel with this one? Because there's individuals just single slam champions. Still on the tour that aren't quite up there right at this moment. Yeah, I mean, Emma radda khanu obviously is the answer on everyone's lips, right? No. It's way too recent Joe. Way too recent. Yeah, no, I'm going to go, I'm going to go for Sofia kennan. Mainly because her form at the moment is shocking. She lost in the first round. I think today to had admire, she hit like 70 odd unforced errors. I feel like she's in a bad place at the moment with her with her form. I don't know what's going on with it in her camp. But it's not good and it's complete worlds away from where she was at when she did win her when she did win a maiden Grand Slam title. And given how far I think she's fallen from the tree. For me, I want to see a miracle worker come into the comment is Kennedy team and get her back up and be that fiery, no nonsense player that I think we just, you know, we see now more, I think, in Danielle Collins at the top of the rankings, but I still think there's room for Kenyan and I don't like to see how the decline has been so quick and so rapid that, yeah, I've just been a bit kind of shocked by it and you know, I don't think it's obviously going to be easy. I think she can do it. And I think she will take confidence from players like oster penko, who have done it, Stevens also has found some form. So yeah, for me kenin is my pick who I'd like to see kind of have a bit of a resurgence. But if I'm being quite honest, I can't see it happening anytime soon. Yeah, I would agree with you on all fronts, you know, I'd love to see her back up there..
"gaston gaudio" Discussed on The Mini-Break
"Like jovovich is unique because he wants the crowd to like him who've mean what tennis player doesn't Like how did stephanos city pasta like it. Whether u s open crowd was not with him. No nobody likes that. And i mean you can go back to novak. I don't know what your will it was but like inviting john mcenroe down from the booth and hitting with him. He's done so many things to try to be like. Hey i like you guys. Please like me back. And this was the moment where the crowd was like. We are ready. We are ready to love you. and it was. It was really poetic. Because there is no moment in novak djokovic his career he deserved more love than that moment after the ron that he had that he had made at this grand slam and in the final match. It wasn't going to happen but it was. It was such an incredible wrong. Yeah no again. You look forward to neo medvedev. Who as you mentioned gets over. The finish line holds at that five. Four game Does not face a break point in that game to get his first grand slam title. You look the atp media info some of the things he accomplishes. Obviously here's the list of grassland men's singles champion for a first time champion since two thousand five rafeh jovic del po. Murray stan tshilenge team deal medvedev. Eight guys since two thousand five. That's onless to be on. You look forward. He's a knife different. Us open men's champ in the last fourteen years You look at the locked by the way. Yeah that's right. By far the most of any of the slams the other there have only been four different men to win each in the last fourteen years and by the way that speak. Sue fourth grand slam on the calendar. Things are always going to get a little bit. Funky you look. He becomes the fifth or excuse me the third russian man to win a grand slam kafelnikov one to ninety six ninety nine staff into two thousand two thousand five now. You have to kneel medvedev as well. You look broadly than that mavrodi. Kanu become first pair. First grand slam singles champs at the same event since gaston gaudio and has an anastasia myskina at the two thousand. Four roland garros. Were you alive in two thousand four. I'm just kidding Diaper still now. You're offers that at little bit past that Last pair of first time. Grand slam champs at the us open with sampras and gabriela sabatini nineteen ninety you look of course for medvedev. He denies novak the calendar grand slam. He'd comes first man since rafa in two thousand ten seconds since lendl in eighty seven to drop only one set on way to the. Us open men's singles title. I mean again. Four deniro medvedev. This felt like a long time coming. Four masters titles on hardcourts year end finals on hardcourt that he was a champion of he'd made finals of the australian open finals of the us open just. Was this final hump getting over the finish line. In what was so impressive for him is that he was a front runner from start to finish..
"Hello everybody happy while wherever you are on this glorious year revision we can came under your Eurovision Song contest fan you. I think you're even begin to it this year. Weren't you in in Rotterdam so? Have you been coping without the prospect of any sort of live dies than well getting Easter? Now Joel tennis being canceled Irvine being cancelled. Yeah I had tickets for the first time and it's law it was council but hopefully out next year and we had celebration on on the TV last night and had some Swedish food and some cocktails to kind of raise a bit of a glass to what what never happened. But but yeah I think I think you were watching us. Well Joe. You're right yes I was. I catch Lubbock came. I'm going to hold my hand up here. Johnny Logan he comes on the TV and have no idea who he is by turns out. He's he's pretty much the go of of the on contests Mariah a bit. Like the Federa of of your vision life. If you don't tennis you you at least know the name federal. Maybe Johnny Logan could could be a bit like that but yeah. I was quite surprised. You shouldn't you've never heard of him. He's one well three times twice as a singer songwriter. Say He is the kind of the winningest person in in your vision. I guess you could say but yeah maybe actually we can do a European podcast as well. But let's let's go to tennis because we're going to be looking at the Italian. Upn and top eight movements. The happened in rave the last few decades. And perhaps I should lead on this one job because I'm going start with a moment featuring the man himself rapper. One of surprise well yes and listeners. And said he'd rougher bear with us because we all see you're not the end of the alternative Casey's season I mean let's be honest because light Madrid. Rome is Dallas. Hi I think he's one like what nine titles zero something ludicrously say is as as hardly a surprise to kind of see him featured this list say yes came. More is was the first moment. We're WE'RE GONNA be reliving. Well I thought we have liquor two thousand five. Which was you know I play horses and really where he takes. The kind of took it by storm. He won the first time. Yeah his first of nine titles. I think back in five and so he came up against Korea. Who at the time I guess was probably the most to stop ish claycourter of over air or at least one of them very face competitor for sure but the final was another five-set Masters Final five-set thriller? It was over five hours long. Which if you think about now if they were doing that consistently Austin Final Monte Carlo Madrid. That would just be insane. I mean I actually am believe that they used to do this to be called with the but yeah it was. It was a real ding. Dong to one of the better word. Joe Six four three six six three full six and then rougher one at seven six on a law set tiebreak but think about this much. Rougher was a double breakdown and fifth say. Who's three lockdown Sakaria? Really could've gone on us up momentum going away and one but I think really is kind of weakest point throughout his whole career was was his mental strength and he kind of collapsed that combined with with. Rafa you know. Obviously he's attitude his diehard shoot. Never giving up. He was on like a sixteen match winning streak at this point and say obviously he. He had a lot of belief in his game. And but I think Korea would be very devastated after this loss at I think. Actually in his post-match she interceded say this was one of the hardest defeats of his career. I think it was interesting to is. I think Korea probably getting into this matching gains clay season. Yeah he's probably thinking. I'm beatable on clay call. There is no one else out there better than me and who comes along on the Dow eighteen year old teenage eh relatively unheard of and I think this match proved that even when Korea was playing his absolutely best tennis possible. That was someone else out there better than him and I think he was kind of disheartened by that and I think this much great show us. You said mentally he you know he wasn't as strong as some of his other competitors or I think when you're three love up Double in the fifth set us really should be closing that match out and he wasn't able to do that. I think that's one of the things we might associate with a player who you know as brilliant as he is in Korea kind of on the mental side of things. I don't think you could put him up there with the greats and I kind of look at this match. I look at the two thousand four French Open final as well where he Gaston Gaudio. In the final game was five sets but again crucially he was two sets up. He was six love. Six three up was unable to close out the the match. And you know he's probably one of these as you put in the category of greatest players never have one. Ud wonder if if he hit if he had won if he had won this final in in Rome beaten Dow that would have given him the confidence indicate and reinforce that belief that he was and he was at the time the best the best clay court player in the world. I think obviously that loss against scout and then going into this match against Rafeh just his. His mental side of things just wasn't subscription. A Rafeh had beaten him in the Monte Carlo. Final just a couple of weeks before this so again he knew he was up against and he kind of let it. Let it slip away to be honest with you and Yeah so I just thought you know. Obviously this was this was a great match and it was symbolic because again you have this is like the birth of of Raffarin. His kind of play. Call dominance in this. Totally kind of pulsing off of his. You know the best steak or two at the time we had people like Carlos Moya one Ferrara Cowdrey. Kara in a sort of all very good establish trae which just as soon as Raff kind of started working his magic. He'd I guess it kind of became almost impossible. Perhaps to argue against for being the best. Geico