35 Burst results for "Grand Slams"
Quibi is Proof that Capitalism Works
"Six months after its launch, an April Qutb. The short video streaming service is being shut down due to a complete lack of interest. Company was started all the way back in. August of twenty eighteen by Jeffrey, Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. The raised one point seven, five billion dollars, and then proceeded to like that money on fire. Where do you want to begin with this because? I had and we were chatting a little bit about this yesterday is that capitalism works? Like among other things, this is an example of capitalism working. The built this thing they spent a lot of money to do it. They put it out there and everyone collectively said No. I mean you're absolutely right. This is a great example of capitalism working And there are a lot of different ways to go with this in. I don't want to make light of the fact that people are losing their jobs from this though I will say that Even even for the most glass half full person. Jumping on board with this with this. Entity had the probably feel like chances were were chances of success. We're going to be lower than fifty percent I would have assumed but I mean, it seemed like it was a little bit bit obvious to all of us in the analyst community. But I, it was amazing to me like there was read in one of the articles that during a video call. With. With employee's Katzenberg actually suggested. Staffers listened to the song get back up again from from the trolls film to buoy their spirits. Like, he's still talking book. He's ready to lay people off is what it sounded like. It was very odd. I just feel like. It it it just didn't seem to me to be empathetic is probably could have been but. I mean, we talked about this a few shows ago right a few weeks back where it just I don I don't think anyone including Jeffrey really knew what Qube was supposed to be I mean is social as it streaming is social streaming i. mean there were already all sorts of competitors out there in that space to some extent in. So you know you sometimes when in-investing, like we say sometimes investing, you just got to be able to call call the mistake admitted move on as opposed to just keep on burning money in. It sounds like in this case I mean they burn through their capital and that was basically that and I think the writing is on the wall. It sounded like a lot of Hollywood was doubtful to begin with interestingly enough. They didn't have any problem selling content there like eight. Sure. We'll sell it but we don't think you're GONNA succeed. So. It's listen when you jump into a crowded space like this in in video streaming a crowded space obviously, you need to differentiate yourself right you need to innovate do something different and and it just didn't seem like they did that like at all in. Speaking of Seinfeld that reminded me of that reservations episode of it all comes back to Seinfeld Chris like you know how you say you know how to like get in their differentiator or innovate, but but you don't actually know how to do it. Right saying it doesn't mean that you're doing it and it didn't feel like they. Really. had come to that realization until way too late. So. One of the thoughts I've had about all this is. I feel like we need to come up with a new word to replace the Word Unicorn as it is used in the world of investing and for those unfamiliar. A Unicorn is a private company that. Reaches a private market valuation of a Billion Dollars and. I was thinking about something Emily flippant set on this show a few weeks back where. She was she made the comment like the world is only getting bigger. We're only going to have more. Companies with trillion. Dollar. MARKET CAPS in the future not fewer and so as things continue but I think I. Think we need to come up with a different because you know that was part of it. It's like Oh look at this company they've raised nearly two billion dollars. You know what would this be worth in the open market? Well, it turns out zero. So, look at I look at some of these capital raises with some of these businesses. It's astounding the money that some of these businesses raise and it's just. It's Just astounding I mean like it's it's breathtaking like you said, I mean look at. Robin. Hood for example with all of the trouble and issues that they continue to have like I don't know why anybody who's getting started investing today why would you use Robin because every other platform could basically match what they're doing for the most part and it's going to be a more robust and frankly trustworthy platform and yet this business continues to raise billions and billions of dollars it's garnered some like Ten. Billion Plus Market Valuation now, which to me seems really serve but it. It just goes to show. There are some very deep pockets when it comes to when it comes to. These, these these interests in know investors who aren't necessarily participating the public markets and. I think the thing is in most cases it's really all about it's all about hitting a couple of really you know it's about hitting a couple of home runs as opposed to try to get like sixty percent of your picks. Right I think most people know they're not going to be getting sixty percent of those picks right? It's really just about finding a couple of grand slams. The can make a big impact. Yeah. I mean a Unicorn is an incredibly rare creature and private market valuations of a billion dollars are becoming increasingly less rare. I'll tell you what is really a Unicorn is something like qube something that from day one we all sort of looked at and we're like I don't think that's going to work and then every step along the way like, yeah it's still working the launch isn't going well, they're burning like Oh my God they're they're exploring strategic alternatives up their dead. Every I can't think of another time when. There was a bit like. maybe, pets.com early like back in the day but. It feels like. They're always going to be those examples and I mean it's it's it's that's just so fun. That's why this job is so fun because we get to see this stuff every day I mean the market at the end of the day we said it is it's just like a really big to just disagreement right and I, mean both parties think they're right for whatever reasons and You have to figure out a way to reconcile that and choose the side. I think we chose ours on
Susan SurfTone: Female Competition in The FBI, and Criminal Psychology
"I I think we need to start with the FBI. Special Agent in the eighties. Yeah. That's a pretty male dominated field initially for that. Yes. It was convene many women back then or there. That many where I think I, think women had been in for eight years before I joined. So what was lacking was women in the supervisory roles who they hadn't made it up that high hip. So those of us that were there were you know bottom of the Ron Did the women's stick together women did women do Basically. No. Women aren't like men and women don't help each other usually. Oh. That's sad to hear it is but it's the truth than I. Always tell the truth they'll please do. So every woman for themselves, I wouldn't say it's an all the time general rule but most women that do want to get ahead a lot of them feel that they're better off putting their, they're investing their time with the men that have power. And they don't help other women and I have a theory. See My father played baseball father was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League and I grew up in a very sports oriented household were learned to play on teams and be kind of a team player and understand that a team has to work together and I learned that my ban to. And women don't learn that because my women Meyer didn't plant sports teams, I hope some of the younger girls learning that now that they're having an, you know able to play more on sports teams that you kind of have to help each other to win. And sometime, there has to be. A star. And, sometime, that's the quarterback sometime that's the pitcher in the guy that can hit the grand slam home run like puts. Hernandez. Whatever his name is did for the dodgers women no learn that lesson and they don't help each other. They don't know how to work together with other women is that probably than reinforced back then there's a lot less women in the workforce overall. So just didn't. Learn that because women to learn it with. Yeah, I. Think. So that's what I'm saying we weren't on teams. We didn't learn that how teams work together and look at look at what happened to Hillary Women Support Hillary I it's hard to describe. Unless you've lived in it and you've seen it and it's hard to describe to man I. Think because they just don't don't see. They don't get it is that there is kind of jealousy among women. That is a very female thing. It's self-defeating. We'd be a lot further ahead if we learn to work together and support each other. Even with everything you're saying though do you still felt like accomplishment getting into the FBI originally though, right? Yeah I was it was an accomplishment. Sure. What was that I like when you're going there for training I guess scary. I didn't want to be looked upon as weak by the males in my class or the instructors who were all male I wanted to pull my own way and I wanted to do a good job. I felt good because when I took the entrance exam if I had been white male I, would've qualified to get in. So in my own mind I didn't feel any exception had been carved out for me because women were allowed to have lower scores because they wanted to get more women in when I think about the training. I think about learning to shoot guns personal defense will tell us someone's lying information from them without them knowing is. It all those things. It's all those things plus it's a lot of academic work. We did a lot of academic work. We did I had fascinating classes in criminal psychology absolutely fascinating. They were some hard slide shows to look at I'll tell you that Jin example, Flynn murders, bodies mutilations, and it was funny because it was in explaining the psychology of Ted Bundy in we were taught by experts in the field people that had pretty much written the book towards the end of the class I had showed us. Of course, it was female bodies were mutilated female victims and they said at the end of the class, we're going to show you two days of. Young boys and men that were victims and mutilated. And they said we can guarantee you. That There's GonNa be some mail in the class that's GonNa Faint. Said you're GonNa the men are going to get sick. They won't be able to handle this. Guy's all at all of course out eight hundred lightning ha ha well, one of them hit the floor guy sitting right next to me thud. The guys were practically running out of the room to get to the men's room so they could vomit. Seeing the male body so mutilated and it's bad. The things they show, they show you the real thing it and just you're saying that they were they were made sick by seeing a male body relative a woman's body right and the women were fine seeing the women's body and with the instructors told us and neither the guy that like I said wrote the book on Criminal Psychology said that women are so conditioned in our culture to see ourselves mutilated that it doesn't bother us. But men are not. And when men see it they just they can't handle it. Kind of blowing my mind to be honest blows your mind when you see. When you actually are sitting there and you sitting next to the guy that just fainted I've never heard it put that way that we are conditioned to see women's bodies like that and it's nonchalant toss? Yeah. Yet is a mind blower isn't it? It's like the opposite like we're conditioned to see women's bodies sexualizing half naked, and then we see a naked male body it's like, Oh wow, that's that's a naked person it's. How we're conditioned.
Los Angeles Dodgers' 11-run 1st inning sets postseason mark
"That Dodgers set a record there. Blowout win over the Braves scored 11 runs in the first inning off Atlanta starter Kyle Right and really picture Grant. Deighton right, went two thirds of an inning gave up seven runs and five hits, including back to back homeruns. Three run shot by Jack Peterson Solo shot by Edwin Rios. Then reliever Grant Dayton came on. He loaded the bases for Max Munsey Munsey, the 13th batter of the inning. Seven to nothing. Dodgers Dayton On three and to the bases were loaded. There goes the carousel. There's a fly ball to center field that's well hit, and it's a Grand Slam home run. Max Muncy. It is 11 to nothing and we're not finished with the first Charley Steiner on 5 70 Dodgers radio. The 11 runs is a postseason record for run scored in one inning, breaking the old mark of 10. Bellenger homered in a second Seger in the third and Dodgers win it 15 to 3. They're down two games to one. With Kershaw going in Game
French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win 13th Roland Garros title
"To win this year's French Open. This is an adult twentieth Grand Slam title this Tyson with Roger Federer for the most of all time on the men's side. Match with Jovovich was a landslide yesterday as well. Afterwards, even Jovic. Said Nidal played a perfect match on the women's side unlikely winner came out on top nineteen year old Egos. Phone Tech is ranked fifty fourth and she took home the trophy, her first tour level title she beat the number four seed and the reigning Australian Open champion. YELP is now labeling
Nadal routs Djokovic for 13th French Open, record-equalling 20th Grand Slam
"In tennis this today, Rafael Nadal straight sets win her over Novak Djokovic's to win the French Open men's title that added to his own record of 13 victories at Roland Garros. And matched his longtime rival Roger Federer. By winning his 20th Grand Slam,
Iga Swiatek makes history with French Open win
"History was made at Roland Garros this morning, IGA Chiffon Tech was Rates That's winter over Sofia Kenin to win the French Open women's title. She is the first Polish player, woman or man to win a grand slam and chiffon tech and unseated 19 year old. Never lost a set in the tournament and sit on NBC after the match, so happy and so, But my family was here finally, and I don't know it's just overwhelming for me. It's crazy years ago, I won junior grand summoned right now. On this year, It feels like such a such a short time. So Yeah, I'm just over warm. Her American opponent, Sofia Kenin, 16, and one in Grand Slam matches until this morning, but a leg issue in the second set hurt her chances at a comeback.
Poland's Iga Swiatek beats Sofia Kenin for French Open title
"Tennis Fans in Poland have literally waited forever to hear this. The first Polish Grand Slam singles champion is 19 year old IGA Chiffon Tech. Capping a dominant French Open run with a straight sets victory over fourth rank. Sofia Kenin Avantika and unseated 19 year old never lost a set in the tournament. She is the youngest French Open winner. Since an 18 year old Monica cell ists won her third straight women Seidel Way back in 1990 to
Polish teen Iga Swiatek beats Sofia Kenin to win French Open title
"Year old ego spontaneous beat fourth ranked Sofia Kenin in straight, said 6461, She becomes the first Polish player. Man or woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and get this. She did it as an unseeded player. She didn't drop a single set the entire tournament Unbelievable. Run
French Open Update
"David Lewis just taken a most enormous swig. If he's fifty five percent alcohol gloss of whiskey that he's drinking fit tonight's podcast I David just down. I'm going to have an excellent. Now, this one's going to be my twenty five year old Erin from US sisters whiskey show. Can't wait what percentage is that. Doesn't say. Strong. If it doesn't even say. One of the questions on my. Wanted the submitted questions on my instead. The INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM DOT COM Cuban a this evening. Which I didn't which which I elected not answer although it wasn't my list of potential to answer I just happened not was he drinks to most alcohol as if you met and David. Come kind of like a dog ears elements. The amount I drink. You drink in terms of the offense has. On us is. Massively multiplied in May yes, I did I would probably say me because Matt lives with his parents, which is isn't necessarily party vibes. These boys as we as we speak Davies pouring himself another whiskey. So I didn't instagram INSTAGRAM DOT COM QNA that was fun and some tennis happened. Today and we have a we have all semifinalists. It feels like that sort of just happened. That were the last four stage. I mean, obviously, it hasn't been doing this for seven days but. He kind of feels suddenly like where the the very sharp ended the tournament somehow that is actually. What makes you re remember the this is a grand slam because that always happens every grandson doesn't it the first few days with so many matches to follow in your eyes are everywhere and and you dice are extremely long. They feel like they're going on forever and then you get half and you think well, it's still another nine days to go whatever, and then the next thing you know there's only four days left, which is where we are right now and that comes upon you very quickly and here we are yeah, I mean we've got four days we've got just semifinals and finals to guy. And I'm. I'm reading joined the tournaments, aval enjoyed loads of the matches and. There is a lot still that really. Wet Smile. I. I'm it's been so long since I've been consumed by how we did it all is. I'm just I'm now I'm now anxious about next week when the Guam tennis happening fills lake I've lived in a universe. Grand Slam tennis for so long now obviously, they were the two weeks in between the US Open in the French. But. Even, then I mean that was just a recovery time with the promise of the French. Around the corner and Yeah suddenly we're going to be descended plunged back into the the the battle days a few months ago on Monday in. Yeah it. Far Slums. This year In terms of when you think of the dailies relived shows that as well. We'll think of something the point is that it really feels like like how you should feel when you reaching the business end of and it's really pleasing that it that it feels. That way. You're agree. Yeah pumped pumped an pumped I'm slightly concerned about just how down Catherine was just that was that was a thought I hadn't processed yet, but you're right. It does feel like that and I'm now I'm now also concerned about next week but. Today was slightly we'll have each other and David's secrets of whiskey say we'll be fine. And my sister's got her own shop. As goods that I mean you have to pay for it. Usually the I seem to have got these ones free. Yeah, the twenty five olds recommend that. Of? The war, the twenty, five year old whiskey that I'm. Erin. Yeah. The Tennis Mats Talk About Tennis What happened today? How did you find it what? I think we've been. So you St- in the last few days to some really great days. Today was slightly less good. I would say, overall. I. Mean. The first three matches I think combined took about as long as the team Schwartzman match did yesterday's it's just a very different pace to the day. But what I would say is that all the winners were probably the ones we would have expected to win just about they're probably the favorites and they've set up to very exciting semifinals of come from these matches. So as much as today didn't always hold my interest for the entire day in terms of the competitiveness of the matches I think they've set us up for a couple of very, very exciting semifinals
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with Achilles injury
"I think this was the best day at the French Open so far and the one where I thought about the witness the least. There was a good combination of really excellent matches and drama, and also an an unfortunate story of a big story line which was Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament which happened moments after the sonic boom. Eerie how how close those two massive events were to each other and it was very hectic hectic time I. Think Actually Serena Williams's withdrawal was announced while we didn't know what the sonic boom walls. So it was it it was very unsettling period of the day that was probably the weirdest period of the day. But after that I would say it was a it was a fairly normal and eventful an interesting day of Grand Slam tennis. Rumors started to circulate pretty pretty much as soon as play had started about Serena Williams Joel and I'm sure would have been. One of these things have been more people and journalists. Onsite M Maybe proper word would have got out early than than it did was the. Circulating and actually pretty soon after that Serena Williams came to press. And told everybody Yep I am I. Am we from the much due to the Achilles injury that she hits kind of played down after her after I much against Christiaan It was obviously the injury she sustained in the US Open semifinal against Victoria as rancor, and again after that defeat, in New York, she had really played it down and said that wasn't why wasn't why I lost today,
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open with an Achilles injury
"Williams is out after the first round. I tried, You know, I always give 100% withdrew Justin hour before the second round match. She injured her Achilles tendon three weeks ago at the US Open. She says the injury is not fully healed, and she found herself limping in her first round match. Williams next opportunity. The weak will Margaret court's 24 majors. Will come at the Australian Open in January. Williams's 39 years old, she was trying to win that record tying 24th Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open with an Achilles injury
"On Serena Williams. She pulls out of the French Open. You got a big win in round one terrific point here from Serena Williams put, Serena says she just couldn't get herself out there for today's match and knowing her history, she tried. I always give 100% maybe even more than 100 best possible, and she thinks she has a lot of tennis left in her career, so she needs to be smart about all this. I think Achilles is a really injury that you don't want to play with, because that is not good if it gets worse, and this is the last major of the This season with 23 Grand Slam titles. Serena Williams will have to wait until next year to try for Margaret Court's all time record of 24
A Conversation With 2020 U.S. Open Champion Dominic Thiem
"Everyone John Worth I'm here is this week sports illustrated tennis podcast were all catching our breath after the twenty twenty us open no one more. So than our first guest, why you ask it's dominant team, your men's winner he stopped by for what I thought was really quite an extraordinary conversation especially given the circumstances after that we speak with Dr Seon Bilac she's the president of Barnard here New York. She's also a cognitive scientists in a world expert on choking. So given the events of the week, we wanted to get her take. So it is a double, but I are champ from singles. Here's Dominic team. I didn't have time yet to reflect on on this incredible match on the on the win. The Dhamma. Grizzard champion off it's it's unreal to me still and also yesterday. We rent. Straits to the hotel after all the breast. Had some dinner together and then I didn't sleep on seconds so. Was not able to reflect but I guess that's coming the next day's. Going to say I, guess you pulled an all nighter as we say, how do you celebrate a major during lockdown? This is a new one. How do you celebrate when you can't exactly I would have been happening the? Honestly. We had pizza with my team Del Room, and then we were just jailing talking about. Reviews for weeks about the tournament and I think that I, wouldn't have done differently when. Everything was normal because I was shattered dean was as well, and the is coming in the our with a big hole. They wait till you get home. What affect. Do you think it had on? You not having fans there Stop for everybody I guess because fans of full stadium if she'll so much energy positive fantasy. You can rely on them. You can. You can rely on them, they will carry you. Through tough situations, carry us. Through when you feel leads and all these falls away. Of course, the teams April the Eugen for, but it's only three people so. Is was really tough to all the TIME INDIANA CI yourself. push yourself all the time. It's a unique situation and over even thought for the stadium full. In the moment, are you aware of of just how crazy crazy match the Zeus of are you aware of all these wild swings? I am yeah. Usually. I. I really remember. Most of the details in in every mansions. I four said sorted were kind of strange but then if said. I never experienced something before it was so weird such a big drama you will were ending up in the daybreak. With all the years we know shallow with the fringe share the Chinese broad a super long. Two Grand Slam finals, and then we badly all if said daybreak, it's just so crazy and. I guess to lock your. Normal to pressure before big matches. Did you know how intense the pressure was before you got out there? Did you know before you hit the first ball who you were really nervous? Noam usually are most times i. I find. The perfect mix between two nervous and the northern Norway, which is this area yesterday I just didn't find it I feeling really good at the warm up by. was hitting the ball very clean, very goods. Didn't have any pain was fooling fit and then I go out and suddenly I feel. So nervous arms are heavy lakes or heavy, I cannot really blame I. Real Dennis and the dental tough, and then all of this auden. Even I think was only off among soon to sits down. What are you telling yourself after that? I was telling myself. I was hoping that I free up at one point in then I was getting myself well is a major final. Fight for every point doesn't been get way worse than debts and. just hoping that also your opponent gives you something because he was playing very, very limited getting serving. Amazing playing solid from the bank and. then. Maybe he gave me a little bit. Maybe one full or some easy mistakes on the base on broken bank in his third and. Will moment where three. When it became. A good match.
US Open Day 14 - Thiem at last; Zverev devastated
"I'M ALMOST THERE CAN BE A. A third I've just called the name of mine wrong. What was it called ready What's his real name? I'm on my second bid David. Leads you've just opened third Tonia. Catherine. It's an Aq-. It's an Eq-. Right okay. So. Yeah. I'm drinking San Miguel apparently others call semi Guel. Not to worry about three of them. We've just watched the men's singles final. It is the sort of final that makes me feel like I've had about five days. Even if I haven't because it's. A meandering delirious. I don't really know how to sum it up. It was just but. Yeah I'm slightly worried that the match is just a big blur in my mind and I'm going to struggle to talk about what actually happened. I can remember very strongly the feeling of it happening and how I felt watching it. I think that will be etched into my mind forever because it was one of those matches by the end I was just so an egg tense for both players A. But trying to rationalize what happened might be quite a difficult task I think. Is a bit light last year's final when ref on the Dow lead two sets to love and a break. And that looked over and then suddenly it was in a fifth set is it bit lineup? No. I didn't think. It was follow quality I would say. I thought I thought. was really good like the whole time. This one was patchy. But the idea of it being not that interesting because looking like going to be a straight sets win. And then suddenly you don't want the match to end and you wanted to go on forever in that sense, it was similar. But I don't think quality-wise or. Sort of the reasons for why ended up being such a dramatic match were that similar tall I also think that Medvedev's comeback last year was completely unexpected I think again somebody like. Nidal or not somebody like against Nidal, if love down in your first Grand Slam final. Very few people are predicting away back I think even at sets breakdown today. People will. I think most people watching. Were waiting dominate team to wake up and. Waiting for something that felt like, surely, it has to happen surely at some stage today even if it's only. A small research and see and I am a break back pushing the set to a tiebreak. Winning a set. People were waiting to see the real. Dominic team. It felt. It felt like only a matter of time whether he could get it together. In time. Before it was either. But for me, that was quite crucial difference in how this one felt. Lost felt I will remember this match I think in the long run for the final set and for the final set tiebreak but. You can't have that without the other stuff that comes before just two guys. So, let's talk about that talk about the start of the match. And how we it was. It was weird. It was I mean festival Amazon deserve. Totally, different men to the guy who came out against public arena buster looked. Just, totally paralyzed with nerves and unable to play his normal game. He looked free now there for those first two sets, he looked languid he has. He has a languid power. Unlike, anybody else I think when you he said of generates speed of shot whether it's the serve of one hundred and seventy seven miles now or four hundred. That's kind of hit the back fence without you realizing he's actually hit it that hard. I don't think anybody else gives me that. kind of feeling out on the circuit of the moment you can. I can feel the power of everybody else is almost a slight of hand the way he does it, but he was timing the ball way way better and also the intent was there and he was coming into the net I mean the statistics on his net approaches. I think after a sense set in half to gone to the net twenty times. And with some success, he looks uncomfortable at the net, but he was just playing. The odd. So masters using his six foot six inches his wingspan. Great. Get into the net. And Dominic team was absolutely awful.
Dominic Thiem wins U.S. Open after losing first two sets
"Coming from two sets down to win his first Grand Slam title in five sets in a tiebreaker. Over four hours. The last time someone came From two sets down to win a grand slam of the U. S Open was 1949 on the women's side of
Naomi Osaka recovers brilliantly to beat Victoria Azarenka and clinch title
"Is one of second US Open tennis championship and third Grand Slam title overall. By coming back yesterday to beat Victoria Azarenka and three cents and the final of Flushing Meadows, Osaka's 166363 victory in New York and to our trophies from the 2018 U. S Open and 2019 Australian Open. The 20 year old born in Japan is now based in the U. S.
Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title
"Osaka has won her second US championship US Open championship brother and her third Grand Slam title overall by coming back to beat beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets in the finals in New York this afternoon, the final was played in a nearly empty and mostly silent Arthur Ashe Stadium. A facility that holds 23,000 people.
Osaka comes back, tops Azarenka at US Open; 3rd Slam title
"To tennis Osaka know it. Naomi Osaka. Just 22 won her third Grand Slam title by turning around the match after playing poorly in the first set. She fell. 03 did Azarenka and U S Open finals.
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Primarily, stay , for an predictions are all over the place on earth has happened today I mean. . I woke up this morning and his feeling pretty good about my life. . In prediction therms. . Was Thinking about. . Yulia potency of somehow in the quarterfinals, , she's still going Alexandra Sandwich one the daily thing for me today, , and you know, , and then Miller round which has gotten lost and he was in the semi finals. . And who else lost today you Hannah concert I mean. . What are these people doing? ? Don't understand? ? Well did you have been you McGrath Renewal Final David? ? No that didn't some people some foolish people someone days, , I couldn't possibly name. . It makes you feel any but I haven't. . I haven't looked through everybody's submitted predictions but I rather suspect that at the very least meals roundish today his stunk up a lot of people's <hes> prediction dreams. . Honestly why does everybody? ? What are we? ? What are we all fall for this week before the tournament results think. . It's just irritating. . It was all we had to go on day. . There's been knows tennis six. . Full. . Well. . We should know better. . Is All I'm saying, , well, , it was summed up beautifully by A. . tweet that. . Hanging was it one of our tweets today? ? It was really good <hes> saying that <hes> thinking Oh Gobi Migori the maybe it's no surprise that she lost because she hasn't played any tennis of any kind in six months and then going Opitz photonic Barranca that beater hasn't played any kind of Tennis v three years. . During the time she was birthing and raising a child. . I did a double take when I saw her name in the draw. . Because I'd completely forgotten that she announced that she was coming back to tennis because she did it on the day that tennis was shutdown back in. . Time and was abysmal the actual day I. . Think it was the day Miami got caught off that she announced she was coming back. . I presume she she's not. . A big believer in sort of divine signaling. . Because if she were, , he would probably take indication that you shouldn't bother. . Yeah. . Thank naming slightly bad that I didn't actually know that she'd been away. . That seems to have passed me by somehow. . I just like to say congratulations to Fontana Bronco who have always enjoyed watching play tennis I just thought she retired. . Gaping hole you felt for the last three is quite a finger on what it was. . Yeah I, , mean I've put her in in the past I've put her in various quarterfinals that have just not come to fruition. . So I've got a bit of a beam abundance about that. . If anybody's wondering what all this predictions is about basically when we crowd fund our podcast, , every December we have a predictions competition that our highest level backers can enter and lots of them did and we've had a wonderful competition and I was going to win it like I did last year. . And then I'm not winning it because things are not going heads. . So Yeah I don't know what to say. . Really let's start with Peron cover over Maruta parameter loves fast tennis matches doesn't she and? ? Parole Garbin immigrants who I think she started the match quite well. . Tiled away dramatically yes. She . was up break Mugabe, , Reuther, , but this is what? ? Does. . This is totally in keeping with what she's been doing throughout her whole career, which , is occasionally just having having a run out of nowhere where she takes out some seeds she's beaten should beat Venus Williams impact tobacco Wimbledon's, , and she's also beaten Venus Williams another slam. . She's a bit of a seed killer <hes>. . She's got an incredibly flat backhand and forehand, , which she will occasionally slice and ruth did. . Did Not. . Particularly like that I actually thought the competed pretty well I thought she. . She paid okay. . She wasn't awful an but. . Really. . Had A had a way to mess her up and. . This was this was the kind of match that she came back for I. . Think she said she was looking for these feelings again on a court. . So it was it was nice from that perspective. . McGrath came up with a great word in her press conference she said. . She said, , he needed to see where she was tennis typically. . Which I wish I thought was brilliant and that's because she didn't play any warmup event to the US Open because of her the line call injury kept out of Lexington and also the western and southern open so As. . Much as Catherine back to to get to the final I think I had earned my quarters or semis. . It's perhaps awesome. . Not that surprising that that she's gone out early especially when you consider she was up against. . An opponent who can do this kind of thing
"grand slams" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
"Was First I playing Ryan sweeping from the US and I Jill serve for the match in the second set. It was a really really windy day. So I, guess it was six, four, five, four or something and lost my serve and took the ball out of my pocket and I hit us Dan the other end of the course in sort anger and the wind took. Have Hitting Alliance Alliance judge I shouldn't laugh. Lightly on the on the shoulder and. The that the lines still obviously with that was lost a lot of pain but was a little bit a little bit short as was i. Got Defaulted so I was head of the tournaments and to a friend of mine who was the manager are Ucla who does a little bit of work with peace? He texted me and said, so Eurasian. In the lost and Carson whatever can you hit with tomorrow and UCLA? So I said he had no problem. Obviously, he was my big idol growing. So like I staying Obse Pete How are Ya Pizza, says, how did you get on the tourist? To Fall it's like the first thing on stage said, what am I childhood idols a full tour Sunday happened once in my in my life. So FUNNY STORY SO WE ENDED UP GETTING ON PRETTY WELL IN HAVING It hurt his back actually I think So he he only. Hit GonNa Grant Strokes for an hour, and then he didn't hit any Serbs so I didn't actually get to face. Samper serve yet a really good penetrating old it was surprisingly flash. And an heavy already came through. sometimes, I found when I was playing guys So at the talk on judge in the the ball can actually slow down a bit when you're playing with them they make a lot more balls like sometimes futures things can be almost greedy fast and everyone's sort of slapping the ball over the place, and then at the higher levels things slow Tanna Bash. And you feel that you actually have quite a lot of time. But whereas on our slang with Peter was reading, it was really coming onto we. Could experience tomato still have Monday. WHAT'S UP Was All it was all through his manager never got that never got the number. Yeah and has his ball I. Know you trained with Murray as well? Headed their balls compare. Bit a bit different obviously Andy when I was trained with them was you know was to the world whatever at the time whereas these had been I dunno I'm off the top of my head maybe. Five Years Retired L. Cam. So that I when I played practice points in that with Murray, I just found it really the. Thinking of so I actually am I going to accumulate points against this guy because you can kind of. The bowl pass because he's so quick and and then obviously he's ridiculously solid. He's not GonNa Manson then he's got he's popping the serve the hundred and thirty and he's got you know hundred huge. Variety as well. So I just got the full picture with Maria suppose in terms of which he brought brings to the table You know he's Gosh probably four or five different ways can be again with with the Sampras practice, it was a little bit more of in the middle and I get to face the serve. I think the sandwich game was probably a little bit more simple and You know serve was was the foundation. And then. We obviously had running four hundred athleticism and all the rest of the book. Yet the Murray was. Just had so so much to his game I. Guess that was also interesting. What did you come away after Proximate Murray? What's the few takeaways that you got like that? Made you up your game after that? Yeah. I did find my I think I find myself playing some really good tennis for a couple of months after but we did sort of too little too day blocks with them and but I think you find I think playing top layers is ready motivating and the first instance for for guys who are you know I? I was I guess I was one hundred and fifty in the world or something time. So it's really motivating you to obviously get to win some points against them. So it's great for your confidence, but then the level of the then obviously you're bringing your level because you want to give them a good practice of the quality of your sessions probably goes up a little bit more than usual. So you're just getting a lot of them getting a lot of benefits. It was really interested in this sort of attention to detail around. Physical trainers he adds a couple of coaches with him down He. was there and I scratch time. And he I think was even he was might have been trying out a couple of pairs of shoes at the time and he was sort of checking the the tone on his shoe. Just make sure it was a little bit thicker and fatter but more comfortable. He didn't have any Babbel's I think on his grip. On his racket was smooth Ryan Grip I. Think, I might be missed not put lots of those details. He was quite an assay kind of looking for that edge I guess all the time and making making sure everything was was opposite of you. Perfect So yeah, it was entrusted whereas I suppose I was a little bit more. roughened he didn't show I guess I don't have the budgets you know to employ I was there with gary cows there for the trip and So I had one coach and whereas he had out four or five people on his side of the course but that comes with the success that he's he's worked for his whole life. So it was really cool really experience. And what what he mentioned Gary Der. But just a quick one on Joe. Dwyer. Where we had him on the show at twenty episodes ago and he was saying that he was travel you clay court tournaments and you're playing matches wit the wrong soul shoop that a true story or not true Yeah. When I actually heard that hang on I one like four or five. On Clay for my match. Oh so sure maybe that week or something I had had different shoes on i. told you..
"grand slams" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Is that really know because you didn't play 162? You know you're playing more than 100 games less. Is it still an amazing accomplishment? Sure. What am I going to consider it with anything? No, I'm not. So I think really, That's baseball's one That's really gonna have the ass trick next to it, as opposed to the other two sports, and if if we get football, it's going to Steve. A rescue team Mike and Clifton Heights, Mike, You're on 94 to be, I think. Great show, Mike could save the best for last A couple games I've been at speaking the 93 I was that old Mother's day with my mom with Mariana docking in that grand slam him and that was that was good. You know what? Mike? That was another one of those moments where you thought this seems destined, like I just had that feel to it. Yep, they're not treating with little quirks is unbelievable and game one of the NLCS against the Braves. Jim Batiste makes that era third base, My uncle, my other uncle and my cousin with one of his ads. Hey, that's leaves. Have one on the way home and back, Delko. We end up finding this day one. Why did they leave? Repair. They were just angry that made the air. Yeah. Oh, my God. They told they go down there, and I know if they were going and it's not like you had a really long commute to get from South Philly Clifton Heights. You know that? I was that until that was Schilling was dealing in that game. Yeah, Sympathies end up being the hero. You have a hit. We have found that out on the way home, E. I hope you got on your uncle's after that man and there is not exempt game of 15 14 game. Yeah, I was thinking to the World Series with a little mystery. Dykstra should've had four home runs in that game. My eye was unbelievable. Unbelievable. That was that was the Siri's right there. By the way they win that can win the World Series. Absolutely showing pictures that great game five wasn't Game five to get addicted to get into their sex. Yeah, exactly and could have given something in seven if they got to seven. Oh, yeah. And then flyers game. You know, I'm heading with this one. Uncle has season tickets, third row from the ice next to the opponent's penalty box. And guess what? Came out of tie Domi high. Don't you.
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Hello and welcome to our fifteenth and final edition of Roland Garros relived Catherine feeling when I say that. Wistful. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa stop missing the past sort of like A. Double again I will. Note that is. Are You you're right I'm all right I can believe it's the fifteen. Well when I came up with the idea, let's just keep doing the daily podcast. Slams that we promised we would at the start of the, even though there's no tennis by watching lots of action, the past I thought it'd be easy. Turns out then we got lots of ideas about how to do it. Including interviewing everybody, we possibly could find relevant to each match, and that's what we've done again today. for Simona halep against Sloan Stevens 2018 final, and we've got down K. Hilas special guest coach to Simona Halep, and yes, it's been a long and tiring journey to get through today fifteen of these podcasts. We've enjoyed it immensely. I think it's fair to say. So let's get cracking with this one. <hes>. This match has a lot to it. Doesn't it the whole saga because? Simona. Is it three Grand Slam. She already played. At the to that point and not. Finals yeah, yeah. She played the two, thousand, fourteen and final, and lost in three to Sharapova. She'd played the two thousand, seventeen, French Open final and lost in three Ostapenko, and she played the twenty eighteen Australian Open. Final just a few months before they send those to Wozniacki all three senators. She played well in all of them. She had a lead in all of them and lost all of them. And it was becoming a real. Saga actually. Can help get over the, line. 2018, you say. You want some facts about two thousand eighteen. We. Well, it's not long ago, so you can probably remember most of this Prince Harry and Meghan markle married. Thing right I hosted a semi. Gathering in the garden, did you did you was on the invitation? To, clarify with a few friends and family that I wasn't like a rabid royalist, and it was just an excuse to make some cake and sausage rolls. The I remember seeing the pictures. Wasn't invited that. We can handle it. aretha Franklin and Stephen Hawkins' both died toys. R.. US went bankrupt. Not Quite sure why that to my list, but it is. I'm not sure nothing either. Toys R. US went bankrupt and student Matt's became Grad Matt became Matt. Two thousand eighteen was a big. And formation. Toys R. US, they might. How do you feel about that? No I think it was pressed. Until Lo que, but so I was reading it. I won't saw. Phillips scattered toys R. US In writing when I was about five. States have good stories. Did you speak for? Him! I remember being very excited because it was circuit in the gopher. Time, I was at my dad. That's a long time ago yet. Longtime Gay and I think it was. Joseph in mazing technical latrine time as well right Matt, wasn't even Baby Matt at this point. He's never even heard of these people. You don't know Gordon the gopher is Dima. No. Right so. Just, minded ninety correction. You didn't mention that freedom got promoted into anti eighteen. Thank you for pointing that out. Rather than to. And it didn't last long. It's as relevant as toys R. US, thank you I so. Yes, so we have this final on our hands between SMYRNA HALEP and Sloan seems and it was one that. I was I was looking forward to. A tennis match in. It's just in its own right of these two players battling it out because I thought it could be a really good final. And, should he? I think it ended up exceeding all of those expectations <hes> and You're quite right Catherine when you talk about the number of finals, the the salmon halibut already been in, and it was similar to play as we think of that. We've already covered here in this running relived series like even lendl trying to win. A A I slam Andy Murray course. It took him a few guys. <hes> Goran Ivanisevic but Simona Halla. Yeah, she already had three. She'd had Darren K Hill by his side for awhile by this point, so let's hear from him about the journey that led to this moments. Together for about three us before she played that particular foreign against flown in two thousand and nineteen and I guess the memory of what happened in two thousand, seventeen, against Ostapenko, as well was brought in the full fun of Amazon so for her to go out and do what she did. And now they say that <hes> both of you most destinations. You can't get there unless you go to refund pain a tough road and that was kind of the journey that some had had even before I came along. She might the final. Open and lost Marie shower. Piping, a great match on six four on the third added chances in that one, and then to lose to paint code and then the Knicks Jay come back, <hes> an inbetween that of course remember the final that she applied at the open against the Yankee which was another great match, and just even getting to the final at the Australian Open was itself, so I I think that helped a lot. She learned a lot from that particular tournament, and when she got to the final at a French. Against Launch, he had a little extra confidence and belief in a self to finally get it done.
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Desperately pleased and relieved that she went onto win another after a Wimbledon But it's still the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Lima's main and that is absolutely no fault to Ferrari in I feel like apologizing to her that these might brain pulse ways. Because it's not fair but it but it is that that much that moment sticks in my mind and it leaves such a sour taste and. I'm not sure we'll ever hear his the the the the rural trees from an and I hyped. She has regret about it. I do I hate leaves. A sour taste for her as well. Do we know how resmo feels about it about that moment? Because I was looking at their at the immediate aftermath the press conference after the final. And she's at pains to say she feels sorry for just but there is one quote in there which perhaps gets to how she really felt which was well. I was prepared to die out there today. Which perhaps implying that she was and she'd she'd denied me that that moment of victory that sweets sort of exultation that comes with winning winning slam especially as you said her. I I. DuNno how she now she was. Sell it pains to be a good sports and you know you don't want to look at somebody who's retired has got a stomach from say and be unkind about them and yet you. I felt as a as a commentator and as a spectator felt shortchanged. An should have just got through somehow a lot of the other combat. As you heard there felt that I I would imagine morass. No felt that as well as you said she ended up winning the Wimbledon title beating the same player from a set down but there was also a lovely moment quite memorable moment from Australian Open. Where once they called game certain matching the waiting for the presentation to be set up. Marina WINS OVER TO ENIN. Just sit sat next to her and kind of almost consultant which which is incredibly generous thing to do. I think But yeah it does stand out. You're right Kathryn. That puts it quite well when you first thought of somebody is. Is that that moment. It's it's not what you want. Is it in a Grand Slam? Final very very weird thing. I came across when I was briefly. Section this match that and whether you came across this as well David so you have to wait in the seven matches to win a Grand Slam. How many of them are asthma's opponents? Retired during that Australian Open on obviously in the final but also to more yes. Michaela cry check retired down six to in round three and then Kim Clijsters retired down three two in the final set in the semi finals. So they say the quarterfinals was the last match where she won the lowest point. Correct just to add. Another layer of ood spoke really works and she's playing well enough to win it fair and square she was. She was a multiple Grand Slam champion. Tennis player. That you know it's makes me feel really sick thing going on that Wimbledon. Yeah that is. That's the universe writing wrong. We're having a heck of a couple of weeks you're absolute publications and we've got one more of these as well. Thanks even quite done with the worst slum. Finals Matt Scott's him honorable stinkers cocky. We got some honorable. Mentions not out of this honorable? Mentions what we've kind of categorize them? We've come up with Paul contributions to grandson finals in general people. Don't ever want to see you compete in a grand slam again. Yeah so they talk. Their ideas award goes to Vera's Vulner- Eva and Kevin Anderson neither neither if they respectively Grand Slam. Finals made the list because we couldn't decide which was worse between Between the two that they fool that each planes I think the other thing just to say about them and plays there are a number plays in that category who those two have done incredibly well to reach grandson finals. But I think that that kind of sums it up. They've they've in many ways. It feels like overachieved grandson out in it when you then meet one of the greats. The game like Anderson ended up meeting Jock. Itch and oversee also had that epic against isn't ner a couple rounds around earlier and he and he played in a dial and this other one when you them meet the all time greats who are peaking for Grand Slam final. He's just not at that level. And you kind of went into that all of those matches involving those two just expecting that to be the case. And so should say. Von Arriva Played Serena and Kleist said that absolutely backs up what you're saying. Then we've kind of with made that distinction between going into a grand slam final with expectation and falling flat and going into with a grand slam final expecting it to be bad and being bad. We've gotten the nod. What was what was worse. I think we all slightly thought that At least you get the hype when you're expecting something to be good so we would always be favor those but there's a lot of those which was sublime performances from one of them but disappointing matches role. We've got federal in the doll. Vernon gals two thousand and eight with four games. We've got jackovitch doll. Which PAT cash I know says Djokovic Shas while he thinks one of the best performances he's ever seen in tennis Yovich beaten at all in the two thousand nineteen Australian Open final. We've got makomo. Connors Wimbledon eighty four final. Which you mentioned. David we've got highlights Serena from last year which was just perfect tennis from Halibut. But a no contest. And we've also got another Sampras against Palin would ninety-seven on that list in terms of the sublime performances so we couldn't put them in the worst of all time because that would have felt really unfair on those who played so well but almost those ones leave you more disappointed in a way because you've built them up so much then we've got some that Os just on the list for just just being dull to be only a rare over kirk thousand three Agassi's Australian. Open two thousand and three. That was that was a bad start to the year. Nidal Farrar roland-garros twenty thirteen when the final really was the adult Jackovitch in the semi's and you just knew I had no chance. Riaz called her Australian Open Ninety eight dropping and also Nick Ori. Us Open twenty fourteen. Which I remember thinking okay. This is the non big four match the maybe people have been more than seeing and then we got that I think it was three three and three and it was like bring back. Bring back the big four immediately. Probably wanted to remove Larry's too funky saying in our interview with him last August. That really tanked not Australia final. So this Glenn Slam final tanking this going on. Then we've got two more categories. One is for being the final. Nobody wanted again overly harsh. Probably the standout in that category is Panetta Vinci. Us Open Fifteen. When oversee the whole story was going going for the calendar? Slam and then and the crowd inside. The stadium barely concealed. That wasn't what they paid for right. That was a big who are about the fact that the women's final it sold out before the men's for the first time or something and it all sold out way in advance which is quite unusual that enormous stadium in there were there were a Lotta disappointed. Ching Panetta Vinci and then I'll find a one. I Know David disagrees with me on this but you know as soon as I think of worse. Grandson finals one of the first ones that comes to me is Serena Asaka. Us Open two thousand eighteen. I know there was agro and we like agro but for me it went too far and it turned into. You know I like it. When tennis crosses over and does become more than tennis it becomes kind of political and cultural. I do like that but I just think. This went too far that way it was too controversial. I hate the way Patrick. Dogu tries to sort of use that as what he wants to be in terms of because the fact that he was part of the reason it was such a mess. I hate the way that Naomi Asarco in the same way we talk about. Emily Marasmus lost her moment. Name Asaka was lost a pictures of her crying lifting that trophy. The way the question was. Is this everything you've dreamed it would be just the whole thing. I really happen the line. She was almost. Is this everything you dreamed. And I've never watched. I've never watched it again. I calm. It's too much but I know David you. You disagree with me on that. I thought I would put it in. If I'm in charge of the honorable mentions I feel like I've just relieved and I feel I feel like I've relived it just looking at the expression of Matt's face yeah. Is this dreamed it would be mortified..
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Because they wanted to match but owner we can't re against Federer us. It was really weird feeding in the stadium as well in federal didn't have to do anything spectacular tall you watch federal matches normally. There's something that you remember some point. Something did you walk. She walks that. There's just nothing it's just it's just the sort of straightforward demolition of an injured man. And it's it's it's really tough watch compensated on the second set and where we positions in the BBC Radio Commentary Boxes Court level in the corner member watching the first over the shoulder of my co commentator Russell and there was a point nothing as I. Four Games Matt where? Chile won an extended rally and he and he was a brilliant rally. And I remember thinking this could be really good. He's got chance here. You know he's looking. He looks good. I had heard the rumors from pat cashing in our country box. He'd said he'd he'd been in the locker room and seen some concern around the challenge camp. He didn't know what was about but they all looked pretty pretty worried about something. And then you saw this rally and you thought no no. We're on in infra traitor. The first set comes and goes. It's yeah it was mildly. Jarring time I thought but then when I sat down I didn't expect to be commentating on on a nonentity. The way I ended up doing and three love when wind chill it starts to cry. And you realize that as commentator. It's a it's a challenge not really had before like that of trying to well I guess. Strike the right tone felt really. Sorry for him You know it's it's it. How can you not to see a guy who's so nice? He such a lovely guys marriage and to see him just distraught. Like that and not as you say. We just didn't know why I'm actually glad. In the end. It became clear that there was such a bad blitzer problem. That at least you you know. We had some understanding that but not everybody was sympathetic. As as I recall time and I think that's really unfortunate. I mean this was this was before the Andy Murray crying in Cincinnati the in Washington. Sorry by which felt like such a if you excuse. The accidental kind of watershed moment for for men expressing themselves in in in tennis. I wonder if the same moment myron tillage crying would be received slightly differently or perceive slightly. Different now kind of of the that moment with Marie and the way. He's kind of embraced it and used it as a as a a platform to promote the message that it's absolutely fine for for men. Unfit champions to show vulnerability in competitive situations Was uncomfortable. It was is. It was kind of a kind of love that it it came out in that way from which. I just hated the hated the response to it what what could be more devastating for for top-level athlete. To be in that situation to be to be living your dream in a in a situation where you you should be as he said Ma that was billed as a potentially really interesting competitive match and he was unable to to the person in the player that he knew he could be in. That must be devastating and Yeah it was. It was pretty harrowing. This is a downer. Isn't it down this days? He's a leading that chorus of terrible opinion on marriage. Crying was pays Morgan on twitter. It was just being. I mean always an insufferable over freely on their buddy particularly stands out on that day just tweeting also things about how Chile CH- was sort of letting himself down and not being a proper sportsmen. And you know who does this? And because it's Wimbledon people who only follow Wimbledon would have just seen marrying Chile and some people have thought that pays Morgan was right and I get to weak brigade of fans. Who would have just that will be the memory now of marrying chilies. Because they've seen that and it would have been amplified by someone like Piers Morgan talking about it on twitter that with his platform and I absolutely detest that. Because as you said marrying Chile which wasn't doing anything wrong in that moment and also he's just the nicest guy and I got myself blocked by Piers Morgan's response team. David remained the case. Yeah my life is being so much more pleasant since so glad that happened. So that lovely number. Three entry suits to to even more depressing thing. Okay number two here is coming. Your way folks didn't long so less than two. We're too indisposed by Steffi Graf against Natasha Zvereva. In the French Open final of one thousand nine hundred eighty eight grass was the all conquering play She went on to win the Golden Slam that year all four major tournaments and the Olympic gold and even I think she won a grand slam doubles titles well but she was up against a young Russian in Zvereva who is seventeen years of age. Lot of excitement around her and the match lasted thirty. Two minutes making the fifty nine minutes early. Yeah thirty two minute Grand Slam. Final Two sets six love six love. I watched all of it In swift half an hour over the weekend and I mean it was very uncomfortable from Missouri. Position. I mean she struggled to keep the ball in court a lot of time a lot of that again because graph was just a nightmare plague and she was just knifing this backhand slice it actually from the baseline onto her toes. Radiant felt like and it was just on a shovel the ball back and just couldn't get any sort of rhythm at all. There's only ever been one of the Grand Slam final as a as a double Bagel and you have to go back to Wimbledon in nineteen eleven and Dorothy Lambeth Chambers beating DP boothby. Six Love Six love. There was a one hour rain delay in the match that trebled the length of the time that the crowd were occupied and afterwards Zvereva was just unable to address them at all. She said she said afterwards in the press cones on knew what I had to say. I just couldn't do it and and I remember watching the match at the time so awkward and uncomfortable to watch and to see this plan. This young teenager just unable to perform on the day against one of all the all time greats. But it's very for went on to have an incredible career. Eighteen Grand Slam doubles titles two mixed doubles titles and she did beat Graf on Salish at Wimbledon in singles ten years later in one thousand ninety eight but that one really stands out the best of times and the worst of times that French. Open run forever. Because that's you know that's kind of the pinnacle of her singles achievements and yet it will always be remembered for that love and love. I just I find it kind of almost even more cruel that there was a rain delay in. Because if you're having a shocker what you what you're praying for is a rain delay thinking. Please just send some rain get me back into the into the locker room. Let me compose myself. But obviously that didn't happen is quite rare arraigned later everything just proceeds exactly as it was doing before usually some something is altered usually the course of the much if not the result but the course or the dynamic is altered a little bit but but much that demolition proceeded as planned the New York Times led off with Steffi. Graf won her French Open so quickly and easily that afterwards she apologized to the crash of I mean I if I was in the crowd. I would want that apology. I would be annoyed. So so the two speeches one was an apology in one didn't even happen what? I want to know how we got a worse. One that to what's along well at least that one finished number one folks was amorous great moment of finally winning a grandson title against Justyna non in the two thousand six Australian Open final and it was six two six one to love retired. And just ain't an-and only the second woman to retire from Australian Open final. The previous ones of that was nineteen sixty five. Maria Bueno. Who retired to five in the third? I don't know from what matching videogame arguably worse your game. Away from defaced. And you and you're retired but I think we all remember this six finally just run you through it. Briefly Marasmus had reached her first Grand Slam final seven years earlier and ninety nine thousand nine. She Played Martina Hingis. That was a bolt from the blue shoes. Under your teenage years. She'd been at the upper end of the game. She'd been a world number-one she'd won the tour finals. We know always struggled at the French Open. Never GonNa be on the quarterfinals there but she was knocking on the door pissed consistently and then managed to get through to the final of the Australian. Open play beautifully and you have to say that again you have to just remind people I'm good. She was I watched this match over the weekend and she was playing lovely tennis. But then an-and who plays a thirty three stroke rally at six one to love or six one love to get to Jews and she wins. This thirty three straight rally asks the trainer at the end of it and she clearly got stomach problems. You've got gastroenteritis. Do sympathize anybody who's had that is horrible. But within a few points she just walked in the next neten shook hands. The the crowd were in virtual silence as though they didn't quite understand what was going on. Marasmus suddenly realizes oh my grandson champion and puts her arms in the air. But it's just all or could it's all muted I. I was commentating on it at the time and again you know you don't get that moment. That crowd reaction. You don't get the ovation that release of emotion from Who's just finally when Grand Slam title? It was just disappointing quad on a state on. Espn TV. Which watching on it we we we had at the time we had Mary. Carillo commentating alongside Ken Beck and Chris. Filer would would Brad Gail but to marriage in in the presenting studio afterwards. Brad Gilbert said. I'd like to have seen a Finnish Mary. I said if it's just an upset stomach you tough it out. There are pretty. They weren't pulling any punches. Told and Brad Gilbert said look I'm GONNA I'M GONNA walk out of here today struggling with what we've just seen and I think that that was the feeling of quite a lot of people now. I feel for an unknown. She's got a stomach upset on daylight that it's a horrible thing to have happened when you were trying to win another Grand Slam title. But should she have found a way to finish that match and just let me? Resmo win it. The way she would've is envisaged winning her first grandson title. Yes I mean. She was able to stay on the court for for the speeches and trophy presentation. Everything I think. If you're able to be physically out there you should finish that much. I mean it's different if she had to be stretchered off or something Thoughts a different situation but It's it's still. It was made worse by the fact that that was Marasmus. I slam and.
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"That could have been going for the kind of slam because he was such a dominant player albeit that the French Open was on client need one Australian and Wimbledon grass and the US on grass all in that season. But it's another piece of the story. That's actually missing for making that moment. Perhaps more special with if conard won the kindness lamp. Those French. Love to shove aspirer in the world and then they yeah some some things. Don't change right in at nine. Nine is Two thousand nine. And it's Serena Williams against Dinara Safina in the two thousand and nine Australian Open final and Serena winds this six love six three in just fifty nine minutes. Sapphire started the match with three double faults in her opening service. Game set the tone. I sat took twenty two minutes. Saffir has a brief moment at the start of the second set was watching the commentators. Say Oh she breaks Serena and the commentators voice just see is over no main Serena then won the next four games and it takes forty eight minutes to hold serve and Serena wins and fifty nine minutes and by the end. The commentator has kind of changed his tune he says it's a it's a merciful and it's I mean. There are plenty of Gwen Slam finals. That have six love sets in them but starting having an opening set if Gordon Slam final be that one side to be six love. It just happened that that many times. I think most of the Times will probably be in top ten but the awkwardness that creates. I mean it's just the ultimate atmosphere killer isn't it because no matter how big a fan of if the person that six level up your anything anybody wants to see that or nobody wants to see that really. I coincided on that match as well so. Abc Radio and I remember feeling going into it because this is a player who had been well number one. She was world number one later that year and quite a few weeks we were looking at this slightly curious stat that she was at well number one for longer than Venus Williams was which which doesn't seem right given the Venus I won seven Grand Slam titles but in that compressed period softener reached three Grand Slam finals and she didn't come close to winning a set in any of them and I think what was what was really jarring about that final that we're covering here. Six six three against Serena Williams. Is that at no point? Did you feel that she had a chance including beforehand? It just even in the knocker. You just had this really uncomfortable. Feeling that here we are about to have a grand slam final on commentating on it and you're just hoping she can do a self just as it's not that she's not a good player. He's a very very good player but she couldn't. It seemed like she just couldn't handle them moments in the occasion. Do you remember how you dealt with that. And how your your pundit dealt with that feeling of it would be misleading to even try and big this much too much because we we would debating where. Move settling on the top ten. Whether it's worse that matches is much looked forward to NC hyped and then completely fails live up to these expectations. Or whether the worst scenario is when you just described with a Serena way you know in advance. It's got no chance of being competitive or interesting and so it proves I mean that's really tough from broadcasting perspective to where your job is to to hype a match in tow people why it's GonNa be good and with that time at the start of a much lighter grandson final. She is still. She's done really well to get that. She's oversee a capable player. So maybe this is the day maybe is the day she suddenly discovers remember. Finds out how you do it in on that stage and relaxing? Play the way you can when you get two or three games in an. It's seventy three love after a handful of minutes and a player is clearly just not settling and it's it's awkward. We'll have other other matches like a little bit later. I think you you end up your tone just automatically shifts down a gear and it's hard because you don't be doing Serena Williams a disservice. She's doing her job. She's about to win another Grand Slam. But it just feels a little bit. You just feel downbeat every the air sector the stadium. That's how it felt at the time. That's why this is in in this last awkward. It's just awkward. It shouldn't feel like this. I don on this stage in the worst person you feel for is the player South softener who just looked. She looked like she wanted to get off the court. And then but I understand why that commentator has reacted the way here she has when she wins a game or wins a couple of big points. Because you just as accommodate you think about. Maybe this is the moment. Maybe she can still get into this because it has happened but like I said not. One of those six sets grand finals were better than four. Six for And I think for me the reason that this match jumps out when I was thinking of worse. Grand Finals was the way that this match was talked about. I came across this to the press conference around that tournament. This was right in the era of federal and the dull having some absolute epics and they would have won the next day in Australia so people would end would end that tournament thinking all what. What a great place. Men's tennis is in with veteran. The doll and what was that women's final that was kind of the narrative that was often build up around these these matches and even after Serena's just one tenth Grand Slam. One of the questions in the press conference was so that took fifty nine minutes yesterday. And it all played five hours against Fernando Velasco. Would you be able to do that for that to be a question anyway is just? I just hate it. Because it ignores all the inequalities that means that she's not going to be playing a five hour forty minute match anyway but also to put that too often she's just won a grand slam. Just leaves just sow Feeling and just yeah. I just remember that. There was a fear around that time. And there's absolutely no reason you know we've got an equal split here of men's and women's matches that have been just as many bad men's Grand Slam finals as women's magazines. It happens and the Batmans wanted dragged out of that that set longer which you just don't absolutely by no means a slight on the game. Just it happens one other thing from the press conference that did amuse me was kind of explained nerve saying that there was this extra element on the line to get to world number one. You know the the the would overtake Delaney Yang conviction. She said she was just consumed by nerve safranov that kind of having to deal with the Grand Slam final and the number one. When it was put to Serena afterwards she said to be honest. I forgot number one but it wasn't until the climbed in my box and they told me she was number. One that's cool. I mean that sums. It up doesn't yeah and also she was asked. You know this is your ten slammed. Do you think you can reach Margaret? Cold on twenty four. And she didn't where she claimed not to know about the Margaret Court records. You said is that in singles Was Now obviously. It's become sexual focus. And she's talked about getting that record openly but at the time wasn't really talked about it was more Steffi Graf that people were talking about. I just thought a couple of interesting lines inches. Press Conferences for sure that's number nine. Who's at number eight number eight and I'll hand over to Catherine for this one because you've done the research for this but it is Andrea yeager against Martina Navratilova in the one thousand nine hundred eighty three Wimbledon final and spoiler at eight and seven of Nineteen eighty-three Wimbledon finals because it was a body if for Wimbledon finals. Now I have to say I mean I wasn't. I wasn't boon for this. I vaguely aware of of this. Final of the name Andrea. I couldn't give I'm embarrassed to say. I don't think I could have picked her out the lineup then or now And I the the research into this much is just an absolute revelations. So it's it's nine thousand nine hundred three Martinez Atalanta in Chris ever took de seeds at Wimbledon completely expected to meet in the final. They'd already played the finals. In seventy eight seventy nine and the previous year. In eighty-two Nevada Labor is the three time and defending Wimbledon champion. It was a just seismic shock. Something that is not talked about enough. The Chris Evert lost in the third round that year Wimbledon because that broke her streak if thirty four consecutive Grand Slam semifinals which we should be mentioning sort of every week on the tennis podcast. That is ridiculous so you can imagine. Just how massive that was for her to lead in the third round so already. Everyone's hopes dashed if this Everett Nevada rematch but that will Andrea was a completely unknown youngster. That it's come from nowhere. She was the third seed. I had no idea that she was. She was the third seed at Wimbledon that year she had reached the French. Open final the year before and she. She reached the friendship semi finals a few weeks before in one thousand nine hundred eighty three so she was she was really what established. She was still builders. This young exciting disruptor t to Nevada avenue ever but she was very much established and Walnut. Leiva was the heavy favorite for obvious reasons. People were expecting this to be a good final. An interesting clash of generations and it lasted fifty four minutes And it starts with a six love six love six three and it was awkward from start to finish. Martinez said off the much. It wasn't a thrilling final. But it was very satisfying and She was actually on the match where she she was too. Good for the Women's tool because at that point she just seems to so fosse period to everybody else in in the drawer. I think she won the tournament without dropping a set. She replied. I hope say I want to try and make it as boring as I can which I think there was this sort of murmuring if well you succeeded and that was a win that took a record for the year to forty nine and one which is just ridiculous she increase ever at that time we just believe Bush won the women's doubles title. The previous day with Pam Shriver. Yeah it was. It was fascinating sort of on on the face of it but then doing a deeper dive into into Andrea yeager. I'm I had no idea if the drop to to to to that final and it seems that the public did didn't have any idea until two thousand three. The Guardian did a retrospective of it. Speaking to both Yoga Undergrad Lever. Because I think there were sort of remiss behind the scene that something had gone down the night before that final and this is what Nevada had to say about it. She said there was some difficulties with Andrea his father. He was so coach particularly that Wimbledon. It wasn't an easy time for her to probably F- for her. The court was sort of refuge in bad times. No matter what was going on in your life that's what you could get away from. It hopefully play well. Despite all sadly that was the case with some some of the women with abusive fathers. It was the only place they were safe. I think it was a difficult much Andrea because of that and she went on to say that she she did consider giving her a game when she was six love. I think she in the end decided that she didn't unluckily did get some games in the second set but those quotes within puts By the Gaudron to yeager and she then made the decision to to open up about what had happened and she said basically the night before the final. She had an enormous fight with her. Her father ended up running away from the house. She was staying in floods of tears. And the only other place she knew will think of Goaty with Martinez. House down the road so the night before the final the Wimbledon final. She works up her opponents house banging on the door crying Asking to be to be let in in sort of refuge which which she was and she she then said of of having to then go out and play the final stay she said. How can you go out there and be beat? The person who's been your friend. She now she said maybe how the competitive edge I would've won. Who knows I didn't go into the match with the same mentality usually have? I didn't have the same determination. Will those comments were in two thousand three and then subsequently in two thousand and eight an interviews around that time she did a big sit down interview with ESPN. She says she tanked that final. She said because of what happened the night before. She didn't want to beat Martina. She felt like Tina wanted it more. And she tanked that Wimbledon final and I should they in that same. Espn piece. That I found. You had Chris Evert saying that Andrea had a reputation for tanking and Yoga says she tanked to French Open. Final in one thousand nine hundred eighty two which is just unbelievable. Now I I don't think the full story of undertaker's I've really been told or perhaps of a will be told. Get the impression that you know the issues with her father running credibly deep in this all scratches the surface and it sounds incredibly sad and distressing but my goodness me would have untold already told story that is I saw the match as as any ninety years old at the time but I remember I remember the feeling of watching it which was going into with sort of hope you always did watching a Wimbledon final a grand slam final and I we only in Britain. O.`Neil I've got to watch Wimbledon. We there was no access to any other tournaments at that stage that I can remember anyway and say you come up to the finals and oversee as you said we're going to do nine.
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"Thank you Carolina. Be for introducing the tennis. Podcast one of kickstarter backers at the start of the year. It's been a funny old. Year has not earned. We have just had our worst predictions ever week. Split into two parts. Hope you enjoyed it. We hated it but Catherine's back Catherine Halley still collecting dignity from the floor. Okay stay down there because I think there'll be more of it to pick up later a matter. I'm well thank you read it that it should become a yearly thing our predictions. I'm not sure where ready claiming that they will be enough material annually to create a Hoesch. I that was eight years worth in our defense left now. Honest and plus That's a great way of teasing reddit. Matt Weldon we gotta read it page. Everybody which online community for ten podcast listeners. If you want to go out there and just make fun of us like that person clearly did things that is constantly telling me about activity on the read it page lurker. He is a bit of alert. I believe he has inputted once. Or twice I can't remember his name is but it's something you could probably do is is my dad if you were so inclined. But he's very much lurking. Okay well a folks. The worst of saga continues today with the worst Grand Slam finals ever. That's what we're going to be talking about It's really jolly isn't it but actually it is quite quite good fan. We've done a lot of research. We've been watching a lot of rubbish matches to come up with ten. We're going to feature in today's edition and again. There's a lot left on the cutting floor that we weren't able to include but we'll we'll give those honorable mentions later before we do that. Has Anybody seen virtual tennis because I think that that probably needs some inclusion in some of the West tennis ever seen dulcet bearing collusion tennis? Podcast I don't know whether it does. Maybe not what I would say is valiant effort Madrid for for running the virtual tournament. I think there's a. There's a lot of room for improvement. Andy Murray Bonnet. That was nice. He donated half the money to the HSEN half the money to his fellow players who may be struggling lower down the rankings. Did Kiki Burton's when she ditches she defended her title. Right which is uh that is the answer to a quiz question in the features and it was what was unique about key. He Burton's Madrid Open Title Defense in the Twenty. Twenty and Mary was also quiz question answer because he actually lost in the semifinals but they put him through anyway. Because of some massive technical glitches that happened in his semifinal that they decided that actually it was an unfair was out and that he was the better player he should he should go through an intriguing into Andy. Murray contrary in style in the city of Jolie interview about his his victory. How'd you feel to Madrid Fernandez? Andy's and it great he was like yeah. I really feel like you know what happened in the semifinal. Those real asterisk next to my win and I wish I could have done it. The hard way so for for anybody who hasn't followed this story and particularly my mother who won't have the first clue what I'm talking about. At the moment this was this was the Madrid tournament. Play doubts as a computer game because they couldn't play real tennis and those are the results. Kiki Buttons Antibody One. Let's talk about something else. As an kiosk tweeted she'd rather clean her toilet than watch it. Which is the place for ease sports? I'm very aware that there are a lot of people I understand in the world that love watching the people play. East sports and good luck that subsidy fine. It's just she's not tennis signal. Anything even remotely like tennis. I think they chose the wrong platform like me on something like twitch. Where gaming is is the thing people like Wall Street? It's where you watch other people game so this would've been David and also the gameplay play of that game I only watched I don't know ten minutes probably across the four days but the gameplay was really bad on that game it didn't look like tennis at all. That's the thing isn't it like you say it's clearly a massive business and I don't want to sit here like a granddad saying he doesn't because I don't play games don't really understand it but I know it's a huge business but that didn't show it in its best light. I don't stay twitch the rival platform that Gammel fees has a deal with possibly I includes prompted his withdrawal from the Madrid open and the Dow had a hoax back injury and was back in the talk Jay. Everything was weird. Yeah but fair fair. Play to them for putting something on an not not for us but we are So yeah we'll talk about rubbish grand finals in a minute. I should say I've just had a note from solihull Simon. Who has speaking? He's been so bored that he's actually been listening to the tennis podcast. For the first time in his whole life and he just wanted to make a minor correction he's actually from Stratford so so he's he's requested that he'd be renamed Stratford. Simon a gun to allow that. But he still lives in solihull now and it's convenient that he's from another place beginning with us. Well that's it I mean. I chose Soil Simon because just sounded good. And that's vaguely nearby he doesn't he lives in. Stratford travels from Stratford to play tennis with the correct wat- why not structured in London. Start on even if it's for why it still further than I would travel to play tennis with the how far is that. I traveled a lot further to play with tennis. David correct. He travels from strokes into play Tennessee. The that's a good thing. It's a good gig. He's gone leaving connection whatsoever. Then then yes it right so we gotta talk about Rubbish Grand Slam finals today and yeah. I've had a lot of fun watching and reading about all these. We've divided up the research over the last couple of days and yeah we're going to ten to one and what is number ten. I mean should. We should establish couple of ground rules here. These Memorable matches in in many cases for just being so bad or and it's to take nothing away from the player who might have one really easily or played the match their lives better an occasion. It has come to nothing. It's not it's not dissing the person who won the titles. They can only win the title. Inevitably there are. There are occasions that we've just looked forward to so much for one reason or another and they've just ended up being absolute duds. And so. Yeah we Kinda guy through all manner of reasons. Why they're in the top ten. What are you going back? Yes well number ten. I should say we put it number ten because it's the one that was that is the oldest and none of us remember it but based on the scoreline based on reading about it. We thought we absolutely had to be in there. We just struggled to actually places its position. But it's a Ken. Rosewall against Jimmy. Connors in the nineteen seventy four. Us Open final. And it was won by Jimmy Khanna's in an errand eight minutes. And it's the most one-sided men's Grand Slam final of the open era rose while anyone two games to six one six six one Jimmy Connors and I think what makes it kind of so bad is that it was dubbed as this this match between the sort of ageless wonder of tennis in cameras will. He was thirty nine at the time. Against this brash exciting youthful Jimmy Connors Bachelor generations but it just ended up completely exposing that age gap between them and it not being an interesting final in any respect Joe. Jara's in sports illustrated said that connors made rose a middle aged club. Playa Oh no this is the great. Can Rose will just being made to look like nothing by fitter stronger fast? Jimmy Connors so graceful was thirty nine Connors with twenty and they also met in the Wimbledon final that year exactly and that was a drubbing as well so not going as much as people knew maybe knew what to expect but at Wimbledon cameras will fight this epic fifth set. In the semi's he was tired so people were giving him more of a chance against Jimmy Connors but he apps he had absolutely no chance there. There's something about an old player Losing that really gets to me. I saw Tom Watson very very nearly win. The Open Golf Tournament eleven years ago and he was. I think he was sixty years of age. And he he was a Coupla away from winning the whole thing and then his nerve just went and watching that I felt so emotional watching that seeing this guy fighting against each and somebody younger coming up apples to everybody. At some point turn at I always get Semitic resulted. The law speaks podcasts. I was discussing with my family of the weekend. Why 'cause it's not just me? It seems to be a wittig trait. Why pay US gets to US so much? Faith Awesome Poignancy Gets me in the goat that that That emotion and is is to do with the passage of time isn't it and the irretrievable passage of time in the sense of the sense of ending so much about sports and sporting greats is about kind of defying gravity. Say seeing seeing gravity start to take them down Which we inevitably all going to see with Serena Federal Needle eventually. Jovic mean we've seen glimpses of it with with Federa it's gets you. I completely understand that. It really gets news the piano out track of racing in the street. Oh yeah that's why racing in the street gets me exactly. Yeah and and the lyrics of that some guys give up living others dying little by little piece by piece. It's that it's that sort of end of the career. You just always seems to be dragged out slowly. Oh I just I quiver in my tummy mentioned. That just really gets me whenever I see. Ken Rosewall The Australian Open and he's he attends functions and he's always all nodes. I don't know him. I've interviewed him a couple of times but he's always such a gentleman is such a nice fellow and he's been he's been in the news last week. He lost his wife this last week and repair response to him for. And but you never hear a negative word. There's never been. I've never had a controversy controversy about him. I've never heard that he was involved in anything. You know an on-court row or anything like that and one of those great champions the everybody loves something and as much as there's no denying that this was a bad match and is definitely worthy of inclusion. Should be said that he is still the oldest man to reach a grand slam final in in the air. That's yet so he did it. Wimbledon and then the US Open in this year and nine hundred seventy four. That's a record that still stands so an incredible pavement. Be there one other note from this. Final is another reason it. Perhaps lack a bit of age is the connors could have been going for the calendar Slam because he won the Australian Open and Wimbledon on Gross. But he was actually denied entry into the French. Open that year him and Evonne Goolagong. We're both not allowed to play by Philip. Shatri who oversees name is now on the main stadium there but he was the president of the French Tennis Federation at the time and he didn't allow them to play because they had contracts with world team tennis which took place during the clay court swing and he thought it was kind of you know they should have been playing on clay. They should have been representing those European clay-court tournaments they didn't vet them enter and there was a there was a suit filed to the French court by Connors and Gudang which they lost But yeah just an interesting..
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"grand slams" Discussed on Story Pirates Podcast
"I'm dreaming right. Betsy legendary dairy baseball player. Hit a grand slam allio through some what. I'm tenor play baseball. America's favorite game. You gotTa Know Grand Slam to reach that. I'll tell you how and you'll make your story. All you gotta do is hit that. No I'm waking up Grand Slam. Just have to remember what I woke up with. Our Babe. Ruth could tell me how to hit a grand slam morning. Betsy time for breakfast. Dad made pancakes in the shape of Baseball's Roun- Thanks Dad. Maybe I'll dream up how to hit a grand slam when I go to sleep tonight. Well Betsy it's time for bed. Let's Tuck you in like a little Sushi rule. Sweet Dreams Sweetie Pie. Thanks Dad. I'll write betsy. Time to sleep and dream up how to hit a grand slam dream again. Indeed you up betsy. And I'm as well Yogi Berra. Quite right it's me famous baseball player. Yogi Berra you hit a grand slam in the world series guilty and now. I'm here to teach you how to hit a grand SLAM WITH MEALS. Aac again like I always say baseball ninety nine percent mental and the other half he's musical oh Kay McCain Hidden Rambam threes pat town no Dan. You'll make history with Ono. I'm Waking Betsy Ribbon. I can't believe this happened again. Waffles in the shape of a baseball diamond. You know a diamond. Thanks Dad the Little League World Series. Game is tomorrow and I only have one more chance to dream the answer of how to hit a Grand Slam. I hope it happens tonight. All right betsy time for bed. Let's Tuck you in going to roll you up like a French Creek Big Day tomorrow. The Little League world series. I Know Dad. I'm nervous but excited. Oh I know you're going to be great. Good night okay. It's my last time to wish. I wish I can dream. Howell to hit a grand slam woking. I'm back in my dreams. I wonder which legendary spoke player is going to be here. Hi Honey Dad. It's me Dream Dad. I'm like regular dad but in your dreams. I thought there'd be a famous baseball player here like Mickey Mantle or Chris Sabo. Nope just good old simple. Dad What am I GONNA do? The World Series game is tomorrow and if I don't hit a Grand Slam I won't have the chance until next season starts. Well Betsy I can teach you how to hit a grand slam you. You can sure if you WANNA play baseball. America's favorite game. Then you gotta know how to hit a Grand Slam to reach that hall of fame. I'll tell you how to do it. I'll tell you what you need. He just hit a home run when the bases are loaded. And that's how you succeed Dad. That was beautiful thanks. I wasn't an Acapella group in college. Please don't tell anyone so I have to hit a home run when the bases are loaded. That's all I've got to do. That's right it takes a whole team to hit a grand slam because three people have got to be on base before you hit the home run now. I know thanks dad now wake up drain. Dad taught me how to hit a Grand Slam. And now it's time and we're in the final inning of the Little League world series. What a thrilling game. This has been a Wendy can say that again Jonathan. The scores are tied and bases are loaded and next stop tobacco. Use The little superstar. Come on Betsy. You got this just hit a home. Run win basis. And that's how I'll succeed. Throws the ball and slam patsy over here. You really did. You won the game. I couldn't have done it without my great team getting on base. I'm proud of you whenever out of you to ruth and Yogi Berra ask. Thanks Babe Ruth in Yogi. Bear and now lease speaks with the author. Hey Paul how are you great? I just run. You can't run. Yes why not? I was just so much what. Oh I'm sorry to hear that to get them taken out and then will you be able to run after that? Yes I'm an athlete. You are a real big athlete. I do basketball baseball swimming. Actually all the sports and do you have a favorite of those sports baseball. Definitely and your stories about baseball. Yeah I know about Grand Slam home runs and I just like writing stories. I've ever seen someone hit a grand slam home. Run live like at a professional game. I saw Homerun but not a grand slam so when you saw that home run get hit it exciting. Yeah they have everyone stand up. Clap and fiber start going off. Oh it's all the way. Yeah tell me about the character of Betsy. Come with that character. Well I like girls. And that's what all my stories are about girls. The main characters like girls. That's super cool. My sister help me come up with that name. And what do you like about writing stories about girls? 'cause they're really kind but actually my worst. My detect keys. Worst enemy is a girl. Your your detective team check this. What's your detective team where we meet and talk about players to raise money and solve mysteries? Wow I've never heard of this really cool. Yeah we do all at school. What's an example of a kind of mystery that your detective team would solve any industry that someone would give us? We'd try to solve it. You have any mysteries. Let me think I guess my number one mystery is. Where does the time go? You know what I mean. Yeah one of our main mysteries right now in the case of the ghost what. There's some sort of knocking over towers doing stuff. It's like messing up the school day. We got to solve that mystery. We don't know where it's coming from any clues so far none other that it's in the first grade classroom somewhere. How many people are on the detective team three? And is there a leader are as it? Is everyone equal equal and we can't fire each other. That's a good rule to have fined because everyone's hired forever and ever ever fired. That's great I put that same rule in story pirates so that they couldn't fire me. Yeah Paul it was so fun to talk to you today to talk to you too. Thank for letting US perform your story. Thank you for your very welcome. Bye Bye Paul. Thanks for listening to this week's episode and a big thanks to today's authors bridget. And Paul before we go. Here's Today's story spark kids right. It's a story from your magic nation about a chef who can take ordinary ingredients and create something very surprising in the kitchen. Tell us who your chef is. What ingredients they use in. What's surprising thing they're able to make with those ingredients? Who Do they serve this new surprising dish to? And what is their reaction? Grownups Nazzal ways. You can submit stories. At STORY VIRUS DOT COM CNN. The story pirates podcast is a production of Gimblett media executive producers Lee over tree in Benjamin Sokha. This episode was produced by Leo Retrea. Sam Bear Peter mcnerney Andrew Miller and Jonathan Roberts recording sound design and mixing by saying bear at the relic room in New York City. Our theme song was written by Bobby. Lord in produced by Brennan Upgrading. 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"grand slams" Discussed on Story Pirates Podcast
"How's it going? Everyone Okay looks like we've got a fair amount of stuff on the ship sorted into two piles one pile of stuff to keep and one pile of stuff to sell. I think we're cleaning up pretty nicely. I found one of my old guitar tuners but I don't need it. Mike Guitars already. Perfectly tuned C. Put this tuner in the cell pile and I found this old costume. I had in the back of my closet war during my first starring role in a musical production memories in this baby. Is that a tree costume you know? What sal pile found this old tripos lighting kit backdrop and camera? I was going to use all this stuff to start making advice videos that I could put on the Internet at become famous for being an advice guru. Oh what kind of advice were you going to Let's put stuff on the cell pot name. And what did you find? I've found my baby blanket. You have a baby no Peter. It's mind from when I was a baby. Oh but I thought your childhood was a murky mysterious past. It is when I was a baby. My parents left me on the doorstep of Cheuse. Bless you know Peter at choose the agency to chart and observe outerspace. Bless you anyway. They left me on the doorstep of a truce with a note that said. Please take care of this child. You see I didn't join the agency as an adult like everyone else. I was raised by the agency. We had no idea. Haven't you ever wondered why I'm the best secret agent in the Galaxy? It's because my whole life. Since I was just an infant I was taught to think on my feet. I can make an underwater respirator out of paper clips. I can disarm a whole army of aliens with my bare hands and I can keep my calm in the heat of adventure but as my mom slash data slash instructors always told me. I'm also impulsive and headstrong being a secret. Agent isn't just something I'm good at. It's all I've ever known and this baby blanket is the only thing I have to remember my real parents by so there's no way I can sell it. I'm putting it in the key pile. Nim Andy that was a beautiful story. I had no idea you were raised by. Choose less. You paid her name. Anne thank you for sharing. That with us Everybody there's a big line of people outside for the garage sale. Everyone ready okay. We are open business. You know. Start to one. It's not for sale unrelated place. That was exhausting. But I think we did it. We sold all of our old stuff. Yeah and the ship looks great. Now we made over five hundred trucks. And what is it naming my baby blanket? Has Anyone seen my baby blanket? What I could've sworn I just saw it was well. It was right over here. I thought I saw it over there. I'm sure it must be around here somewhere. No no no no no no no no no doubt baby. Blanket is irreplaceable. It's the only reminder I have of my real parents and I think it accidentally gets during the garage sale gasp. We'll be right back. Hey grownups Lee here with your weekly announcements the story buyers greed or club is getting a huge upgrade for kids and families who are learning at home and right now you can get all of our new digital offerings for four three sign up for a free month long trial of the Creator Club to get access to story. Pirates radio coming at you live every morning at eleven. Am Eastern Standard Time if you miss an episode. Don't worry because it's all archived on the story. Pirates radio page you also get access to story pirates university. We've spent the last several weeks creating new video content for kids to help them write their own stories every week. We'll be posting new videos and hosting new livestream interactive classes with our expert teaching artists. You also get access to story sparks for the first time. Ever we're adding illustrations to our story. Proms helping to spark riders more than ever before new story. Sparks are added every week and of course Creator Club members get access to brand new activities that go with every episode of the story. Pires podcast to find out more. About what the Creator Club has in store go to story. Pirates DOT COM and Click Creator Club. Remember the first month is usual. What if the got sold to some sort of blanket eating monster? What if it got dropped by the side of the road? All what if it's lost to the sands of time. It's okay mini. Luckily we took down the contact information for every person who bought something at garage sale. So we'll just call everyone and asked if they accidentally bought your baby blanket. Everybody grab a shell bone from this story. Pirates you stay with the baby blanket. What do you mean not satisfied with your purchase looking for a baby blankets? Soft About Three Feet Wide Tat. I'm sorry but all sales are buying all by mistake. It's kind of a funny story really tremendous sentimental value so any information you have no. I'm a one star rating. Well ANY LUCK. I'm sorry Minnie. Nothing came up. Seems like nobody who came to our garage. Sale can remember seeing a baby bike. Well I can find it. I know I can if I just use my secret agents skills. I can remember the faces of everyone who was in here so I can do. Quick sketches of them and then run those sketches into an intergalactic criminal database. And it's okay. Sometimes things are out of our control and it's okay to just feel sad about it. Not Every problem can be fixed K but I just don't understand if nobody took my blanket than where could it be? What is it Rollo Siegfried baby with the mustache? And I have a surprise for you. Oh thanks but I'm not really in the mood right now. I'm really sad because somebody took my baby blanket. The only remaining object I have from my childhood. Well somebody did take it. It was US moustaches baby blinking excitable frame while you are all out having a garage sale. We took baby blanket frame. So you can hang it up on a wall display. It proudly speaking as a baby. I know a good blinky when I see one in this. This is a work of art and it is treated as such. We heard how much this blanket means to you and your memories are really that precious than you should be proud of them. This blanket deserves to be on display for everyone to see not packed away in a closet or attic. This is the best gift evert. Thank you so much. You're welcome. Limone grill dog. Should we do another story listeners? If you know the game of baseball the no that baseball has a lot of rules in. It can sometimes be confusing. Well this next story clears up one of those rules. Here's the author to introduce it. My Name's paw on eight years old and I love in Texas. This is my story is called. That's his grandfather him. All right so it's beautiful night for our base call game isn't it Wendy. Mansour is Jonathan Gorgeous night to me watching the last ending of a children's baseball game. It's all coming down to this next play stepping up to the plate representing the home team. That's that's know that the this team's star player seven years old. That's right Wendy and with one cute alter. There's no doubt that betsy could win this game. You're right now here. We go throws the ball talk very game. That's that's the over here. Ask Betsy you want the game or team is going to the little league world series. Thanks Dad what's wrong sweetheart? Oh nothing you know. Playing ball is my favorite thing in the whole world. It's just I can never ever hit a homer at the right time of a game. Do you mean night. Dream is to hit a grand slam. But I don't know how low well I'm proud of you. No matter what and I think one day you will hit a Grand Slam. I feel it in my old dad bones and I guess thank stab no problem kitto. Now let's get you home. It's past your bedtime. This was a night game after all there. You're all tucked into bed like a burrito. Why don't you read some of your favorite ballpark mystery books? I'm kind of tired. I'm just going to go to sleep all right. Good Night Betsy Night Dad. I wish I could dream how to hit a Grand Slam..
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"You can probably write a book on how to you know how to understand women so a lot of people that are listening. They probably don't understand when that transition happens from being a hitting partner to coach so you were a hitting partner with Serena China and once. You knew you're like okay. I'm this is my cap. When did that transition like what had to happen for you to realize okay now. Anna coach you know. I don't think there was like a particular moment or something. It was like of course in the beginning. You know you're in. I'm not a twenty when you one year old guy who's GonNa run up on screen until her how to hit a foreign. You know I would never dare to do that especially that back then but I like even now like the last few to two years with Serena. You know we had practices alone. We were alone at tournaments we we had Adam Kinda preseason alone and so my job hasn't really changed in also visa or with Caroline. You know I still kinda wanted to see say I have the same mindset may be. The responsibility has been getting a little bit more from the outside world because now they finally realize it and they gave me the title I guess but I never really cared if they called me a hitting partner even with caroline you know or coach. Oh Net I gave my opinion just as much as I do now and suggest you know things to do on court off court and damn. I can't really pinpoint a certain moment where that happened with the transition. I think it became slowly as I grew and became more comfortable in my role and yeah yeah. It's sorry it can explain it better. Now it's fine. It's just one of those questions where a lot of people don't understand like. Are you coach but you travel fulltime. You do you everything that you're a coach with dupree your technically a hitting partner so it's just one of those tough things to kind of differentiate. It's hard for me. No like I I do believe also like having their certain coaches who just traveled twenty weeks in I know coaches that coach twenty weeks and then to have another guy on the side doing network so for me if you only travel twenty weeks twenty five weeknight that's half year. What do you do for the rest of the half year. You know who's the main guy responsible saw shaw. I do believe that these guys deserve a little bit more credit as well. You know who do all data arrest. Nobody really sees them and they had not that. The tournament and you know the main person that runs on court and gives dead vice but does all the work you know in Florida or you know whatever that might be when there's no cameras around so oh yeah it's all over thin line. Do you have any interest beyond tennis that you know you would a book slow. Oh the book is called. Strengthen your mind fifty habits for mental change so there was some writing involved but Japanese English now to know nudge it I did. We're working on it. Only Japanese only a little bit but nothing serious what what interests you besides tennis. You have things that other sports. You follow things you like to do. I mean yes sports. If we follow sports huge juicy thin I respect the fighting game a lot. You know these guys all girls women. They make one mistake and they have to eat mashed potatoes for three months. I think that that's you know that's pretty darn impressive but overall yeah like you see I. I tried to stay as healthy as I can. You know keep in shape and your book was a superfund project. I'm very I'm proud of it. You know I I tried to leave it all out there and hopefully it'll help some people and that usually I'm pretty boring. They don't do much go to the gym at on have any friends. I don't go out and it's true. It's should so said I I don't go out much. Yeah I go to the gym. Stay at the court order delivery food out uneven go alone to restaurants and stuff. It's really boring just like a regular tennis pro passing. I don't like most people actually whether they've played tennis yeah. The effort to interview coaches a lot more it. Do you enjoy being a bit more in front of having a bit more of a platform being able to communicate your thoughts in your knowledge and share it more more than ever. I think the past year absolutely. I think that that's a great initiative. You know I do believe that. There is a lot of guys that work really hard at that. Nobody really knows them so much. I think that that's like basically you. In one of the only sports everybody knows all these great you know soccer coaches football coaches that get so much publicity than yeah of course. I do believe that there's a lot out of good people that do good work and they need to have exposure and yeah sometimes starting things makes it makes it hard. You know the moment. You have a little bit more of a of a presence. You'll also get a lot more. 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The match courts so I do understand the benefit of it and them the I do believe she gets a lot of good things out of the doubles. It helps over the singles in the team to have a good partner. She has a really good partner infringed on no it doesn't it doesn't take much and we've spent enough time with you in wasted your time in the middle of the US Open analyst so we wish you the best of luck and I really really appreciate it. Thank you thank you for good luck half length..
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"I didn't really have time to over think it and I I think it all just settled in a little bit late at wants to season was over. I think that that's where it settled in but I believe that was a good thing because you know you don't want to have too much time to think about. Would you have done what you have accomplished. You WanNa keep going you know so I believe that it help and keep going at the same time you have to understand. Stanton live in a moment but to keep keep moving forward at the same time. I don't WanNa talk about specific players too much death because we don't need to but I'm curious did Serena. We're GONNA celebrate. Does she. Go and throw a party when she wants a grand slam or is. It just got another one for me. She does these days but we head official parties. These yeah we we did not gonNA come in one it but yeah we we had our fun. I mean that's what I wanNA hear. You got to celebrate. Life is too short. Hey listeners it's Nina here with Irena and our special guest Sasha by in he has worked with Osaka answering a Williams and his talking about all of his past and his future plans on tour as one of the best coaches back to Sasha but with regards to your current player working with Kiki Ladonna Vich. How did that DOT com about yeah. I knew the family for a long time. You know we can speak the same language and they've asked me you know coach name before already. Just someone ever worked out with the scenario that Kinda like. I was in and she was in it. Being in the middle of the season I felt but like I would rather take on a player this time that already can know instead of having to get to know the person and how she thinks descend what she does and I really felt like this was a great opportunity 'cause also having worked with a player Kiki to be honest. You know she's very different than the players. I've worked with so so far than there was a new challenge for me. I'm sure you know that I was Gonna learn something new and grow from this and hope that she was going to learn something new and grow from this and so aw there we decided to give it a try until the end of the year and then we'll see how it goes. You've worked with a lot of players you had as Aranka you had sloan. I think for a little bit you had Wozniak Wozniak for a little bit Serena at with soccer pitch what happens when you see them on the tour and you guys play against your player. Placing Serena not only played last year. Is there now if everyone professional I mean. The finals was awkward. Yeah can't lie it doesn't it doesn't get much bigger than that but I know usually like can somehow differentiate business from you know from personal and a half to strictly see it as at and I know the players can too so of course voice. If we walk each item you know buying hallway. We say how are you. We catch up a little bit so now I want my player to do as good as she can in that moment but at the same time on understand if you know my form play opponent wants to be uh so it's all in good faith a lot of people usually think that for a coach the most rewarding moment the the best moment of their life is when they're player. Does well and you know I winced slams like that's. That's what it's all about. you've been a coach for a long time slams aside tournament aside. What do you think is has been your most rewarding moment as a coach so go question have been asked Ed really to be honest rewarding avoiding. I mean for me for me personally if that makes sense if that answers your question like I truly just I enjoy joy this sport. I'd like this is something I really love and I do believe that's why I've been also so successful because you can't be successful. If you don't love what you do so having said that like getting paid playing with Serena Williams on a daily base like you know I don't care if it's in in Palm Beach Gardens so in a stadium like it doesn't get much better than that all right same thing goes for Carolina being able to share this beautiful life in waking waking up in Monte Carlo and then saying all like what's Today I have to Carolina was Nike in Monte Carlo for two hours then we work out for another two hours as we stay in shape like this is something beautiful and then seeing them enjoying that as well and being able to challenge each other on the court. You know like I I I. I truly loved it and I think that that's the most that's like the biggest reward just seeing them putting in all that sweat and hard work and trusting the end working with me in for me. That's that's that's awesome. Let's get to hear you know it's a lot of people are usually just think it's the tournament's trophies and titles but there's so much more to it you. That's a little things that really matter in the end yeah absolutely I have to agree and I M. I want to sink that you know like my job also is so much more than just on-court really one of the few who believe that if I say fulltime I work fulltime you know and if I have to help my player getting her laundry like I'll do that too. You know so so it it really is. I'll do whatever it takes to have my player now so no but that's some that's something that I truly believe in. What's the hardest part. You just said. You have to do laundry and handled things. That aren't tennis. What's the challenge. Is it on tour. I know you probably have to struggle with managing your personal life and then and being with a high profile player everywhere you go. What's the struggles you said personalize. What is it no but it's the hardest part of this is just literally late. You know Christmas birthdays. now was my grandma's birthday at the you know. She turned ninety. She was in Croatia. We were here My family sends me pictures around them being on a campfire. You know having a barbecue. Everybody's happy happy and you know I have a good life but at the same time it's like you miss sometimes having dead united and you see your grand little bit older. Mom looks old everytime Cassia. Come home you know I you know mellow sister. All of a sudden. It's twenty six thought she was fourteen. So you Kinda like blues. Certain things don't get presented to you slowly. You know my sister was pregnant. I didn't even see her out because I wasn't in Munich a whole year. I saw her normal. You know and then next time I come home. She's like this is your niece animals like when she come from at NC with a belly you know so I feel like this is the hardest part and maybe as time goes by it makes it a little harder but as long as I you know I'm still Kinda like young thirty five years old. I'm Kinda young in as long as I still WanNa do this and believe that I'm willing to sacrifice neck everything I need to do to help the person I work with. I'm going to do it but that's sometimes it weighs on you in regards to what you just said. It's that tough. That's that's such a tough balance to know that life is short but hey I'm going to sacrifice and give it my absolute all and accomplish everything that I want to accomplish and speaking of accomplishments. You've you've trained with number. Once in the world likes like nobody's business. What's next for you. What's what's the vision. Do you have like an end goal. Is there something that you strive for every single day that that's what I want yeah absolutely absolutely you know I of course I have a goal. I truly like I'm not very spiritual and I do say thank you before I eat you know and stuff like that but I truly believe that I just want to make if my father proud as he was my coach one Ju. I have his name in Alma junior and I want to. I want to carry that someone so truly work. I want to work as hard as I can be the best possible coach that can be to make him proud and I believe there's so much more that I have to achieve. There is so much more. Oh the dog can learn that I want to learn so you're talking about things that you want to achieve and work on you ever look back. Is there anything that you wish you'd done differently in your coaching career. Not Maybe not a mistake but maybe something he wanted to change. I do want to say that whatever I've done. always always tried to give it my all and really go one hundred percent than all out in every single situation and sulfide always somehow work out. You know things happen for a reason and I. I want to believe that I'm really meant to be here at this moment. At this time you know and yeah I'll take it. One day at a time tried to get the best out of each day but I know I don't look at mistakes just lessons as you know learn from it and you win you learn you know that's about it but nothing nothing that I can really say I regret. was there a letdown when you had to say when you switched. I don't know the reasons behind changing from Serie night but what was how do you go from the greatest to anyone else or so. You know like yeah so even was Serena like it was very hard. Everything I have kind of still feel like old to her. You know because because she gave me the opportunity entrusted a young kid and I'm really brought me in some very thankful for that having said that of course I worked my ass off you know and worked really really hard than want to save job though I she wouldn't just keep me around just because I'm funny or you know. I have to be good at what I do. Serena's the best at what she she does and she only wants the best people around her so but at the same time it is posted particular situation felt like I wasn't growing anymore so yeah yeah. I didn't know what was GONNA happen. After eight years with her and I felt I needed something else and then I was always the type of guy to really just Radha go out in. Try something new in order to learn something about myself. I'm not afraid of that. I'm aware that as long as I have to healthy legs in can hold the record. I'll be fine. I'll manage something. I didn't know what was coming next but I was happy. Z. Called for example. It really made me a little bit you know sleepeasy at night but and then then just went from there in you know she got pregnant and then didn't know what comes next. Sloan and just kept going Gordon. Hey Guys Irena here today. We're talking with Sasha by and he's telling us all the amazing adventures and fun things that happen when you're coach on tour you're back to Sasha a lot of women you worked with. Is that just because the pattern of the jobs that have read come your way or do you prefer to work with female players or you're hoping for Rahmael next. No I have no reference. I have no briefings at an hope for anything for me. It just has to make sense. I've gotten a bunch of good offers from from L. players in the past but she now after after no museum you know but damn adjust has to make sense you know. I grew up in a household. Full of women may be easier for me to you know the understand or like. I'm very comfortable. You know with you ladies so I have two sisters my mom I I was I lived three years. The house was Serena Venus physiotherapist and an assistant you know as for girls me so learned a lot you know and no but with no no particular reason just has to make sense for me..
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Want will advertise link on Twitter, and we put our prediction of the day on, and I mean, honestly, I've, I've come up with, with a went on a four day run of getting everyone wrong. But then last night or the day before we, we made three predictions one of them held overnight. I said, Vondra shiver in two sets Catherine said team in five sets and Matt said, Nadan three cents. So we got a full house so yeah, we all smoke and we're gonna not gonna apologize for it. Come on out with it. Well, come on saying saying a month ago that body's going to win a grand slam this year was come on. That was quite good. It was all collectively, it was wonderful rule time greats so doing now trying to take sort of pulled cast family ownership of that prediction. I'm actually not to irritated by it because I'm it's offset by the fact that I'm very happy. Fresh boaty. Yeah. First of all time, I tell you what that, that picture with the trophy from when she was kid in two thousand seventeen years ago, she's twenty three she would have been six years old. The pitcher for stood with a tennis racket clutching trophy looking like the cutest, most edible, little thing in the world. That is just absolutely everybody. Is tweeted it today. Apparently, she's really not found of that photo. Yeah. Right. Is it is everywhere, actually, I wouldn't by any papers tomorrow. If I we I think you'll be seeing it a few times. I did you think you read the player's Tribune peace with her sisters from maybe a couple years ago, I read it today, just describing what she's like and, and what they're like, is a family, and I don't know it just it's it is a really feel-good story, isn't it because Austrailia has has really lapsed this up? I mean she is so them isn't she? She they, they really, they really get her. It's, it's, it's just a lovely story. And I mean, I, I agree with you. I think she could move on from here and her game is solid absolute. She can do this on play my goodness. You know, we might suddenly have a period where she well, she she could be well, number one, and, and she probably will be in the not too distant future. And she come be a threat. I'd put it put any stronger than that she can be. A threat to every grand slam. She enters high on. That's really that's really to say that the world number-two every grand slam. She enters David's. That is a redundant comment. Kerber is not a threat to Ronin girl says she nine okay? But you know most of the mall. Yeah. Okay, I'll give you free pass because of the general. The general brilliance of your body predictions but. Even you've ended on a bum note that Dave. We've just had the most wonderful say in on on kill courses along with the German, Pat Kravitz, amaze actually hitting a winning volume both falling similar tiniest flat on their backs as they've just won the doubles title. It's a bit of a balloon Popper for the stadium because the French pair of shoddy Martin, heaven one, but anyway, a lovely saying these guys, one of them's right? Two hundred in the world. You know, these are not household names..
"grand slams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"He doesn't look like. And they'll say he hasn't got another slam straight. Now, he's got few months. You know, you can just digest it. He do say daily loving Olympic gold. Federa? Oh, fascinating stuff and something I enjoy it. Look all of my coins going on Jackovitch to end up with the most now. So let's see I'm rights choline. Yeah. I've got three of them. Silva, the not even not even add up to a dollar. But anyway, I saw it my son. I it's so funny doesn't care. How much the word? He just wants them. He just wants to wants to sound of them. Don't want one of those notes data one one of these. Okay. No problem. Aww, you notes. The doubles final today was talking about speaking career glandular Slim's here and Nikola who what a what a great site. That was because they are just too lovely fellas on me, and brilliant, radiant doubles team. Yeah. I've I've spec to love for them as a as it you. I need a four doubles pairing in the open era to win the career grand slam, you know, keeping companies such as the Woodies and the Bryans and they've done it in relatively short period. I think I think it took the Woody something like. Want to say eight or nine years to win four Dave done. It starting in twenty fifteen. The fourth parent. It's how. Yeah. Yeah. I remember when they did it, you know. With the on have different names, and it would bridge. And then there's a lot of Australian to just before. I I feel like we've got a bit of a self spot for. Yuga baron now who is well because. His middle name. It's hugh. It's pita Hugh pizza, Hugh Hubbert, you should see the look of derision. Title. I've just got soft spot for them, partly because we we've had them with a queens and up in the just such really lovely fellas on I and the great to watch really really good tennis is the one that time competence and just proper normal human beings. They just happen to be blooming. Good at tennis. And I mean, my who's been around for a nice for him because he had a stable partner in Tryon and retired air bags come along. And you know, they've been even more successful. And I just think they they work in tandem. So because mo- is hits he's got I Cusi game style, right flat. Whereas more loopy with his shots, and they worked together so nicely. And. Lovely things that I love you brother Cole as actual brother was there who had come to a strategy for the first time just finished his studies came out. So I bet you quite well in the singles third round and then won the doubles title. And these big fortnight fan has brother. So he was able to take in the fortnight. Bro the bed. I'm KIRO suppose appearance in men's finals weekends. Fortnight was running raw wild here in Melbourne. And I went and queued up and stood next to the sign and wonders Walston bafflement wonder all these people would do, and I really didn't understand what was Rena. Full of millennials desks. With headphones on well, people watch and commentated on it inexplicable. The whole thing was in explicable pope's net carriers. What I wanna know is was he booked before if by some miracle eateries just singles fine of Woody of spent the to cry. Freia playing four nine. Yeah. If you want both. Which is more likely some guy. For nine. Did it doesn't sound like name for a full night. Have we have any suggestions for minor? We have had some night. D L boy. Oh to get out law school school spell as k around. Well, that's. Mark. I'm. David that's misspelled woods deliberately. You're not like a lot of these the whole on hitman. It has to be has to be a warm word. Experience. I'm sure unsure like you. Unlawful? Yeah. Thanks, the UK slice and dice. I mean, I tell you. Happily. I in Noida if you get a nickel my who. The fill the stadium for the people watching these people at desks. He could have been watching them play magnificent doubles. I'm Henry continent jump is. She's like ten thousand people over there, which ING watching people type. Joysticks? Old school. Really? Would joysticks invoked these presenters? Slack of women involved. Yeah. It was it was it was an eastern freeze. They lose a fruit turned out to be a women. Yeah. I saw some names on the pressure. These are really..
"grand slams" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Grand slam now it didn't work and i understand for robertson i understand from his point of view saying take me to the guy who i have dominated take me to the guy who has not been able to get a hit off me and who have struck out five times i'll be able to get it with my stuff and not under maybe he didn't understand or maybe not fully understanding just how good smoke had been in that series and you know when you're gonna be trying to go after them with your breaking pitch and then he's fouling off off off meanwhile you've already walked donaldson the basis are juice and you feel like you need to try to sneak a fastball by him when your fastball is not a ninety seven mile in france balts it's a low nineties fastball which is a big difference for major league hitters especially smoker caught up with it and out and out she went but you know i put it on boone i put on rotschild i put it on robertson i think it was a miscommunication do i not miscommunication i think it was a mistake but would they all do it again if given the exact same scenario they probably would i think that's the philosophy that boone is going with now even taking some early early and very small data points if you will and using them to inform his decisions i don't think so i think if boom could do it all over again of course the players always going to bet on itself it said that he has to be better but i think it was opportunity for boon to really look at the landscape okay forget the analytics let's look at how the game and how the series is really playing now this guy's hot let's go with the guy that's struggling with the chad pennington arm right now let's see if we can get him out because he's one struggling i know that he's here to before but right now this kid is playing well this isn't the same guy and he's in a groove early in the season he's he's coming off the spring training he's in.
"grand slams" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Albert Breer
"Grand slam homer to grand slam higher but there's just things that happened over the course the weekend that aren't me a little bit so number two uh back to the nfl i am one of the underrated stories of this coming weekend is what exactly are going to see from josh gordon and we've all read the story there's one in sports illustrated this week the rose the gq qna uh the came at a couple weeks ago uh now josh gordon's case is among the saddest and at least it just like a like a gigantic waste a town you know what a felt that way and i've talked to people who and i know the things that the browns did keep milllion 2013 i mean literally hiring coaches to handle him in a small number of other players who they knew when joe banners team came in their felt like this group was there is a small group of players that we're going to emir say brought in sports psychologist to handle them on a daytoday basis and they kept their thumb on top of him and he wound up having one of the best years a young receiver has ever had and sixty hundred yards and he missed who gains absolutely off the charts so what do you expect from him well there's a little piece of evidence here that i don't think anybody should nor going into this week with josh gordon returning to the field okay just a little piece of evidence caso in 2016 he was cleared for a short time when training camp at the browns played into preseason games in those two preseason games okay is the guy who hadn't been on a football field almost two years five catches hundred sixty sixteen yards and in there was a fortyfour yard touchdown he looked like a man among boys again.