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Five Storylines for 2021

Beyond The Baseline

06:06 min | 9 months ago

Five Storylines for 2021

"Everyone on. Your sports illustrated tennis. Podcasts are last ten of being ear. Jbl joining me. We already dispensed awards handed out Various honors we toasted these six players. Who won majors in two thousand twenty in this crazy year. We have good farewell to the bryan brothers. We lamented strangeness of this rotation around the sun we have looked forward to twenty twenty one. So let's just kind of do it all out rap. Jamie how are you. How goes in your parts. Are you dusted with snow. As we are here in new york it is a little bit more than a dusting here but We are warm inside staring. It's still coming down but we are. We are all good here. I can always tell the rhythm of tennessee's in based on knows a press releases. I'm sent in when there are no tournaments On the calendar when they're no match is being played They tend to get to increasingly distant for tennis itself. It's been a while since. I've gotten a press release about An actual tournament result or a match result. So let's let's just kind of take final inventory of twenty twenty one twenty two twenty then spinning forward to Twenty twenty one. Are there any any sort of enduring memory. You're doing capsule late straight year in in in one image. What would it be in one image. That is hard. I would say if that was the case in an empty an empty stadium. An empty arena. But i think i think for me you did this a little bit in your mouth but i kind of have to agree with you that feel like all in all a twenty twenty was terrible of course across the board but for china's i do think that sport distinguish itself in many ways in. I think that for a lot of the players that you know we have been talking about for years now It was really nice to see a lot of those players breakthrough in different ways. I think of course dominic. Thiem you know had finally won his first major and you know he had a really strong year across the board You know twenty seven years old finally gets to his high ranking. Gets that major. And you know it's all done at that first ornament back first major nine only osaka of course who not only is her major haul here but then she found her voice and you know use it and use it well and i think You know we can talk a little bit more about her but you have severe kenan against him. Thank someone who we talked about. Who is young and she. You know kind of proved again that she is here and you know she's twenty twenty two years old but her first major win was not a fluke and the list goes on. I think again. These are players that we've been talking about and it was good to see them all breakthrough re cement themselves and kind of redefine their careers This year in twenty twenty such important year for everyone. I can give you my My off-court analog to that I think we're all waiting to see which of these changes are stopgap in that means in life and not just a tennis We which of these are going to be a new way of life so our zoom good replace office and are we all going to be enjoying outdoor dining going forward and how much of this is just Emergency measure it. How much this heart and into our new reality. And i think at tennis we have the same thing that we haven't had a lot of match results I'm glad you hit on the ones we did. And i did have some really good tennis but i think a lot of the discussion has been about. How do we broadcast sport. How do we travel the australian open falsifying dough high then charter private planes for everyone to then quarantine them austrailia. And we have events moving. And we've experimented with different formats for tennis and i think if any good has come out of this year it has been that tennis has finally decided to innovate to cooperate. It's not always been perfect. But i think there's a real sort of spirit of enterprise it hasn't always been around the sport in some of this was the society Some of this was just trying to salvage events and put some some money in player's pockets. But i do really hope that. This spirit of enterprise. We can do things a little bit different than we break some models. We can defy conventional wisdom. We can try and shift dates around if miami has to be played for one year in the middle east so be it and if indian wells gets moved to october and everybody stops in the desert on their way to from china so be it. I hope that this is one of the legacy of this. This unhappy year is that tennis has a lot more liability and is a lot. More nibble has the job of its flexibility on the court. It can do the splits. And i do think that if any good comes out of this year apart from what you say that the emergence of team was great. And i always talk then. Profes- mitch there was. There was really howard moments on court. But i do think to me one of the great sort of i hope. Enduring legacies of this horrible year is a tennis has proven that it's a lot more nimble than than perhaps we thought. Perhaps it bought So i guess we'll sort of you know against a lot of we can use that to transition to twenty twenty one. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the schedule about rankings about where the tokyo olympics factor into the this year. That's already growing complicated but I do think there was a real spirit of cooperation in our ingenuity video of enterprise. Haven't always seen in tennis

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Five Storylines for 2021

Beyond The Baseline

06:06 min | 9 months ago

Five Storylines for 2021

"Everyone on. Your sports illustrated tennis. Podcasts are last ten of being ear. Jbl joining me. We already dispensed awards handed out Various honors we toasted these six players. Who won majors in two thousand twenty in this crazy year. We have good farewell to the bryan brothers. We lamented strangeness of this rotation around the sun we have looked forward to twenty twenty one. So let's just kind of do it all out rap. Jamie how are you. How goes in your parts. Are you dusted with snow. As we are here in new york it is a little bit more than a dusting here but We are warm inside staring. It's still coming down but we are. We are all good here. I can always tell the rhythm of tennessee's in based on knows a press releases. I'm sent in when there are no tournaments On the calendar when they're no match is being played They tend to get to increasingly distant for tennis itself. It's been a while since. I've gotten a press release about An actual tournament result or a match result. So let's let's just kind of take final inventory of twenty twenty one twenty two twenty then spinning forward to Twenty twenty one. Are there any any sort of enduring memory. You're doing capsule late straight year in in in one image. What would it be in one image. That is hard. I would say if that was the case in an empty an empty stadium. An empty arena. But i think i think for me you did this a little bit in your mouth but i kind of have to agree with you that feel like all in all a twenty twenty was terrible of course across the board but for china's i do think that sport distinguish itself in many ways in. I think that for a lot of the players that you know we have been talking about for years now It was really nice to see a lot of those players breakthrough in different ways. I think of course dominic. Thiem you know had finally won his first major and you know he had a really strong year across the board You know twenty seven years old finally gets to his high ranking. Gets that major. And you know it's all done at that first ornament back first major nine only osaka of course who not only is her major haul here but then she found her voice and you know use it and use it well and i think You know we can talk a little bit more about her but you have severe kenan against him. Thank someone who we talked about. Who is young and she. You know kind of proved again that she is here and you know she's twenty twenty two years old but her first major win was not a fluke and the list goes on. I think again. These are players that we've been talking about and it was good to see them all breakthrough re cement themselves and kind of redefine their careers This year in twenty twenty such important year for everyone. I can give you my My off-court analog to that I think we're all waiting to see which of these changes are stopgap in that means in life and not just a tennis We which of these are going to be a new way of life so our zoom good replace office and are we all going to be enjoying outdoor dining going forward and how much of this is just Emergency measure it. How much this heart and into our new reality. And i think at tennis we have the same thing that we haven't had a lot of match results I'm glad you hit on the ones we did. And i did have some really good tennis but i think a lot of the discussion has been about. How do we broadcast sport. How do we travel the australian open falsifying dough high then charter private planes for everyone to then quarantine them austrailia. And we have events moving. And we've experimented with different formats for tennis and i think if any good has come out of this year it has been that tennis has finally decided to innovate to cooperate. It's not always been perfect. But i think there's a real sort of spirit of enterprise it hasn't always been around the sport in some of this was the society Some of this was just trying to salvage events and put some some money in player's pockets. But i do really hope that. This spirit of enterprise. We can do things a little bit different than we break some models. We can defy conventional wisdom. We can try and shift dates around if miami has to be played for one year in the middle east so be it and if indian wells gets moved to october and everybody stops in the desert on their way to from china so be it. I hope that this is one of the legacy of this. This unhappy year is that tennis has a lot more liability and is a lot. More nibble has the job of its flexibility on the court. It can do the splits. And i do think that if any good comes out of this year apart from what you say that the emergence of team was great. And i always talk then. Profes- mitch there was. There was really howard moments on court. But i do think to me one of the great sort of i hope. Enduring legacies of this horrible year is a tennis has proven that it's a lot more nimble than than perhaps we thought. Perhaps it bought So i guess we'll sort of you know against a lot of we can use that to transition to twenty twenty one. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the schedule about rankings about where the tokyo olympics factor into the this year. That's already growing complicated but I do think there was a real spirit of cooperation in our ingenuity video of enterprise. Haven't always seen in tennis

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Five Storylines for 2021

Beyond The Baseline

05:13 min | 9 months ago

Five Storylines for 2021

"Everyone on. Your sports illustrated tennis. Podcasts are last ten of being ear. Jbl joining me. We already dispensed awards handed out Various honors we toasted these six players. Who won majors in two thousand twenty in this crazy year. We have good farewell to the bryan brothers. We lamented strangeness of this rotation around the sun we have looked forward to twenty twenty one. So let's just kind of do it all out rap. Jamie how are you. How goes in your parts. Are you dusted with snow. As we are here in new york it is a little bit more than a dusting here but We are warm inside staring. It's still coming down but we are. We are all good here. I can always tell the rhythm of tennessee's in based on knows a press releases. I'm sent in when there are no tournaments On the calendar when they're no match is being played They tend to get to increasingly distant for tennis itself. It's been a while since. I've gotten a press release about An actual tournament result or a match result. So let's let's just kind of take final inventory of twenty twenty one twenty two twenty then spinning forward to Twenty twenty one. Are there any any sort of enduring memory. You're doing capsule late straight year in in in one image. What would it be in one image. That is hard. I would say if that was the case in an empty an empty stadium. An empty arena. But i think i think for me you did this a little bit in your mouth but i kind of have to agree with you that feel like all in all a twenty twenty was terrible of course across the board but for china's i do think that sport distinguish itself in many ways in. I think that for a lot of the players that you know we have been talking about for years now It was really nice to see a lot of those players breakthrough in different ways. I think of course dominic. Thiem you know had finally won his first major and you know he had a really strong year across the board You know twenty seven years old finally gets to his high ranking. Gets that major. And you know it's all done at that first ornament back first major nine only osaka of course who not only is her major haul here but then she found her voice and you know use it and use it well and i think You know we can talk a little bit more about her but you have severe kenan against him. Thank someone who we talked about. Who is young and she. You know kind of proved again that she is here and you know she's twenty twenty two years old but her first major win was not a fluke and the list goes on. I think again. These are players that we've been talking about and it was good to see them all breakthrough re cement themselves and kind of redefine their careers This year in twenty twenty such important year for everyone. I can give you my My off-court analog to that I think we're all waiting to see which of these changes are stopgap in that means in life and not just a tennis We which of these are going to be a new way of life so our zoom good replace office and are we all going to be enjoying outdoor dining going forward and how much of this is just Emergency measure it. How much this heart and into our new reality. And i think at tennis we have the same thing that we haven't had a lot of match results I'm glad you hit on the ones we did. And i did have some really good tennis but i think a lot of the discussion has been about. How do we broadcast sport. How do we travel the australian open falsifying dough high then charter private planes for everyone to then quarantine them austrailia. And we have events moving. And we've experimented with different formats for tennis and i think if any good has come out of this year it has been that tennis has finally decided to innovate to cooperate. It's not always been perfect. But i think there's a real sort of spirit of enterprise it hasn't always been around the sport in some of this was the society Some of this was just trying to salvage events and put some some money in player's pockets. But i do really hope that. This spirit of enterprise. We can do things a little bit different than we break some models. We can defy conventional wisdom. We can try and shift dates around if miami has to be played for one year in the middle east so be it and if indian wells gets moved to october and everybody stops in the desert on their way to from china so be it. I hope that this is one of the legacy of this. This unhappy year is that tennis has a lot more liability and is a lot. More nibble has the job of its flexibility on the court. It can do the splits.

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Interview With Stanford's Dick Gould

Beyond The Baseline

06:41 min | 10 months ago

Interview With Stanford's Dick Gould

"One john wartime here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Hope everyone is doing well. No pro tennis events this week but a lot of scrambling behind the scenes trying to get a schedule for twenty twenty one as corona continues its blaze through the draw or the calendar As it were right now it looks like the australian open is going to start on february eighth. That's three weeks later than usual to count for quarantine remains to be seen. It looks like indian wells unfortunately will Cancel for twenty one or at least be postponed. Perhaps until the fall. Miami is a question. Mark will Pass on more news when we have it. Maybe they'll be more clarity by the time you listen to this podcast. Meanwhile today Two great guests very different In terms of the significant age gap. Here but i suspect They would rather like each other I guess dick gould. Who was the men's coach at stanford for almost forty years stanford one seventeen. Ncaa titles under coach gould fifty those players were all americans. He of course coached a Curly haired kid from long island. John mcenroe we talk a bit about that. A bit about the state of college. Tennis tickled sort of the john. Wooden figure who didn't just win a lot but it also is a paragon of virtue and the next person to say something ill of him will be the first. I would submit a glaring omission. He's not in the international tennis hall of fame. But this is a good conversation. We talk a lot talking about mcenroe. Talk about International players in college tennis talk a bit about head injuries as he is the vice chairman of a nonprofit Teach aids which creates health. Ed technology and is paying special attention. Head injuries Good conversation so here's the golden. And after him. We talked to brandon nakashima. Who took intro in between segments. So here's coach. Gould how are you do it. How you feel like everyone. I question we all ask. Is that have you your twenty twenty those. She's been good so far and You guys guys have been affected a little bit kobe. But so far would survive it and It just the families good The main thing for me of course in the so all those good but it's really effective. I working night stops stanford. Three years ago. I've been working on concussion case for nonprofit and and for video so pc and youth football and below the installaion stuff and it just a fulltime job. He can't go in the office. Fortunately everything we do is zoom so if one presumes john we complain about but where we eight million with you Know your it's allowed us economy to To keep functioning and some lab. I want to ask you about that especially well. We could jump too far ahead. But i don't know if you saw the decent. La times yesterday about the the stanford volleyball player. And yeah i did. I did see that actually. My granddaughter was director operations volleyball for eight years. During that time there's two sides to every story you know but it was a concussions are not uncommon vibe. I you know you go up to the spike in the bog. In your hands or you hitting the head and it's our first soapy. See was artistic swimming synchronized swimming. Believe it or not Gushes in that and everyone thinks football. But it's it's it's just amazing and very on another sports we'll talk about I can only think of one. I can only think of one instance off hand in tennis but roller to. I could remember we had a cup. We're we're doing a story law where people talk about the story on the got them. Whatever most of them are athletes about half icicle have college and we have a couple of ten stories in their kids. Get hit with a wall. In ben people are more settled some than others and it just I james wake of course one. But then there's a lot of slipped and fell much display lawyers for the usda all. I didn't think well. I've ever azarenka once. I guess you're right yeah exactly. There was an eight figure settlement mining. Something exactly i wanted to I said blah blah. I wanna talk college. But i also i'm just curious i wanna hear more about you. I mean i. I feel like everyone knows everyone knows dick. Gould stanford coach for more than forty years. It occurs to me. Maybe gula man. That's what you may come on side. You are often described But this is. This is someone who grew up in my hometown. It's near and dear to you. You're the john wooden college tennis. And some of that is about longevity and titles and wins and losses and some of this is about the lessons you imparted ana players. Who i'm sure you know. Speak glowingly of you. But i'm just curious. I don't know anything. i was telling somebody recently. I were you a player. How did you get into this crazy sport. I really don't know much about you. Pre stanford how did you actually come to us. We'll flamboyant and my folks didn't play it all from california. My dad's a form. And and i had a horse to ride all the time and a young kid and and my mom said well you're gonna take tennis wheels. The white freaking shorts downtown instead of my jeans and lee is what are you talking about. So do you wanna ride horses somewhere. Yeah what are you gonna take a less. And you may remember a gal on nancy. Chafee kind of eric mayor of She was maybe top ten in the world and her dad was my was the guy. Give me the lesson. you need everything. I did equate with those four. it was You step into the ball like rocky marciano steps of the bunch. You watched the ball. Come off the record lake road. Kind of what's coming on the pitches everything all of a sudden. It wasn't says he's it was a big thing and he made hitting a ballroom exciting. And i always worked in the summers but impl- sherman's but i i went to stanford and played on a team there and Got pretty good bye last year and Those days olmert sparse. I was but i. I got fairly good but there was no circuit And so you go out and play shamateuritism Do anything and nothing to show for it. And i had a job teaching offer. And i took that job in high school. And and and that was my vocation coaching in the absolutely love. It and it's been you appreciate my guys. I'm doing a book. Not a stanford. Tennis john but on either standing brilliant leadership on coaching in general. And it's i had guys who go to are still alive.

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Tennys Sandgren on rocking and rolling onward

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:12 min | 1 year ago

Tennys Sandgren on rocking and rolling onward

"Alright tennis sang welcome to the podcast today I'm doing well Nina. Thank you. We're here at the greenbrier in West. Virginia, how has your experience been so far with World Team? Tennis? It's been great. To. Get Out of the House and. Compete play tennis. Due to. Be Around People to a degree, which is nice and Enjoy playing cordon being the team environment does it feel unusual on strange naturally playing back to back to back matches with some kind of level of consistency in Structure Yeah remembering. What it's like to feel hurt. After like three or four or five days playing in Rhode some of the older injuries. Sovi stuff that POPs up. STARTS POPPING UP. It's like Oh. Yeah. I remember you were. been there in the last few months but you're back it's nice to see you again. Sore accuser sore shoulder there you're Let's Kinda just more familiar than not. It's nice. Guy. Getting a rhythm actually played. Feel like you're finding feet. Tennis in pretty good as far and having some kind of level of structure of like you know the next two weeks or three weeks of the season. You're you're playing tennis and it's going to count for something right? Right EXAC, which feels familiar versus. You've got two or three weeks, two or three months ahead of you and you're like I don't know what I'm doing just practice. I guess you know it's it's it's nice to have that sort of structure that hasn't been the case thus law when the shutdown happened, where were Indian Wells or at home, and how did you react to it because initially I know for me I didn't think it was going to be very long. I was I was in malls Things started cancelling and. I thought that things we're GONNA get cancer for a little while immediately. So frustrated reminds like tournaments going on per usual. no. Definitely not. So it's Kinda Bizarre I. Don't think anybody really knew how to plan. The deal is GONNA be knowledge. Really I don't think anybody who's alive is this who have pandemic thus far On New with people Handled it well, I thought about buying a bike and biking home from. from California crossed my mind. Actually I, I have nothing to do for the next. Two months. I knew it like within the first day of cancelling I'm like, what am I gonNa do for the next forever. So I thought about doing that night I didn't because that would have been crazy for me. Would you put your bags? Ship them. By call. And vicompte. Do, you bike a lot normal life. Okay Just silently confronting the try. But you can try all kinds of stuff knowing at that point you're you only played it knows me four months but did you try anything else? Knew that was different for you that maybe is out of character when you're usually on tour grinding. Now try anything different to be honest. I just got better at drums a little bit and let stop the smallest margin veteran drums and basically stay the same everything else you deflect tunes until. I could go to sleep wake up and do the same days. Did you feel any like like about like when you're GonNa get back or did you kind of enjoy having a of a break? I would not use the word enjoy Also having Zayed's Elon we're back she's like. Oh, just feeling filling days. It's difficult because you can't plan anything. You can't be like why can't play tennis but I'M GONNA go do. XYZ and. have another purpose in life to go do something. Purpose nothing to really accomplish. During the fact that everything shutdown. Now do. and. Maybe get a glimpse of would be like to retire just like like sixty retired like K now.

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Louisa Thomas on the Fractured World of Tennis

No Challenges Remaining

05:01 min | 1 year ago

Louisa Thomas on the Fractured World of Tennis

"Welcome to no challenges remaining I'm Ben Rothenberg, and I'm thrilled to be joined once again on the show this year by Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker Louisa thank you for being back. We were both in DC when we last recorded, I think in February or so in my apartment. Right, early days of the pandemic I know in the early March even like right when things we saw it on horizon. Now I don't even have that apartment. And you're living in DC more full-time now and life has changed a lot and we're currently doing this from the same city different parts of DC. On Zoom. So Louisa thank you for being one of these calls. I. Will Look Forward to most today of my probably seven eight him calls today. So you have this piece of today in the New Yorker which I know you've been working on for a long time it's a very comprehensive peace about basically everything's happened since we last podcast did and also on I will thank you again for this throughout the show. But you also kind enough to come on a roundtable show. We did after the press conference that day which I want having to scrap because I waited like forty eight hours and a lot of things would you describe the peace happened which changed the tennis world typically in that time namely that Adria tour that derailing so I'm curious for you. What you were as you were trying to process tennis, they don't even too much about tennis during this time period. So as you were trying to synthesize in process tennis in everything happening Dennis for the last five months, just describe the challenge that of of trying to figure out where to start what to include, how to how to make it. All make sense as a as a writer writing for missing largely a non tennis audience. I mean I I feel like the piece looks very different than what I had originally envisioned. I mean it's sort of the story of near the pandemic for me, what I what I originally imagined. In my life was going to look like. Back in March is not at all the case you know in in March I thought, Oh, I'm gonNA write a piece about. You know about these different parts of the tennis ecosystem and how they're you know how they exist during the during the pandemic because during the shutdown because I had, you know obviously as sunset, the Tennessee is a very kind of fragmented sporting a lot of ways that the experience of a top player is not at all like the experience the double specialists, which is not at all the experience of a lower ranked player, which is not at all experienced a coach or an empire or Y- that there's A. Great Diversity of experiences. So I was originally going to do this kind of like daisy chain vignette anecdotal piece. Which I did these little portraits of people in my original idea had been to situate each each person at at Indian Wells when they learned that the tournament had been canceled and that was the piece I said about to right and actually that was the piece I originally did right? I mean this piece has gone undergone like many many many pro. You know the interest in that and I was sort of pretty happy with that approach and I think that actually one of the underlying ideas of the piece is that there is this kind of. This there's like I said this fragmentation and that was definitely reflected in that piece as well. But what happened was that like actually things started happening And what you're describing in terms of like US recording podcast and then immediately having to scrap it because you know just things change. So fast that was actually the experience of this piece as well. We were set to we were talking about running at the end of. May. Kind of in anticipation of some news of tennis coming back or not coming back or anything then. And then the protests happened and obviously the gravity of that I mean there was none of that in the piece of point. Obviously. So the gravity of that need us think well, maybe we should you know hold off for a couple of days. This is not like A. Timely piece, it can run whenever. So let's let's wait until. Maybe also think about incorporating some of tennis's response and things like that. And then you know so I kind of that piece ready. Ready to go with that, and then the US Open announced or levers like rumors about the announcement. So I was like. Well, let's hold off for that and then. You know kind of reworking at each at each stage like rewriting it and reworking and talking to more people, and you know doing a little more reporting and also just rethinking more and more about what this like this process is said about tennis and so yeah, I, mean, this piece took on many massive revisions not just because of the quality of writing any piece undergoes a lot of work. But this one I felt like I kept having to scrap it and start again because something would happen and. The thing. That was heartening though was that there was never something that made me I mean there's always something I was learning from things along the way, but there was never something that made me think I'm completely wrong. Just. Completely off, it did become less and less about kind of individual actors and more and more about how tennis kind of sets up people to be individual actors.

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Tennis is back; James Blake discusses the challenges

The Tennis Podcast

05:58 min | 1 year ago

Tennis is back; James Blake discusses the challenges

"Hello. and. Welcome to the tennis podcast. It is Monday the third of August twenty, twenty and two. There is tennis actual tennis. Not, exhibition tennis competitive tennis featuring plays, we've heard of playing for ranking points and prize money. We haven't seen any of it yet. It's just been. It's just been qualifying for the weekend but at the Palermo WPA event does get underway the main draw in earnest. Later on today David's Matt I, Give You Tennis It has suddenly occurred to me that we were together when tennis was last to think. Remember when we were watching. Dubai. Was it when Jovic Matt. Watch. Kim Clijsters Return in my lounge. Yeah. That feels like a different lifetime. I. Think. I was. Kind of the last weekend of tennis, which was the Davis Cup qualifying which. Never, find run event, which is taking place to eighteen months after they. After they, qualified for it. And the even then there were. It was kind of in the background there were rumbling signs of covid nineteen. I think the airport I was at in Hungary actually had a case and they shut the airport down and but then two days later everything just shut down it's amazing how quickly it happened. Just. Tennis tennis is back and it came back with a tennis way because I think the first day of qualifying in Palermo ended gone to am in the morning. kind of like we're doing this again. Given there's no crowds to worry about a no corporate lunches to around the there is no excuse for that is the because he can stop playing at eight am. And you can play on his you can play on his many courses is as you want or need to I mean how how it is? So tennis is it like comfortingly reassuringly tennis. is finishing yeah but also stupid. We stopped terriers and your we. When you didn't go to the airport because Indian Wells was canceled. You had a fully packed suitcase. State fully packed for some time. What is status? Is still my bedroom floor it hasn't been unpacked is had items removed from I would describe it now as haw full. Because Yeah I've removed you know the old parachutes. Only items only items with an elasticated waste obviously because lockdown But yes, all items with an elasticated waste have been removed from it. And all items which you might have to wear a Nike shoe with awesome accessories they remain in the case. Keeping most of. My bedroom floor. I said I said I would leave it the like Tracy unmade beds for the duration of Tennessee's absence and I'm a woman of my word five months. Yup. There's no. Mouse. No no mouth. Remembering the mouse, the other day and thinking was that dream It was that feels like a different lifetime. The masses in the suitcase I know why inspect that regularly? Don't you don't joke about that because that is that is those are the dark thoughts 'cause my mind when I'm trying to get to sleep. So. Yes. My suitcase remains on unpacked a spouse. Now I should probably technically go to unpack it this afternoon before three PM, which is when right the main draw of Paloma starts in the UK. Literally part of the Furniture Knob? Yes. Okay. I will. I will consider that we WANNA pitch empty. I mean that will just be a pitch of an MTC case day K. Okay, sure and case with just a mouse corpse at the Boscovich. It's It's the content that everyone's waiting for you. Welcome. Seven terms of tennis. News from this week, there's been no sort of big bombshell news. The deadline of the thirty first of July has been put. On the US Open confirming. Wants him four whether or not? It was going ahead? We haven't had that sort of concrete hundred percent confirmation. From the US Open from everything we're hearing as much as the little concerned around a concern around everything we're hearing suggests that with a heck of a lot of regulations in place in and details of those those rules and regulations have been. Leaking sporadically of the last couple of weeks, it will be going ahead. I mean seems to me that the only outstanding detailed in terms of it being categoric is. The quarantine situation on reentering the you and I think I mean in some ways that is I don't know whether that might even be made easier by the fact that it sounds like Madrid isn't going to happen anymore in this is not quite such a rush to get back to to Europe in order to play the very next event.

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Brandon Nakashima on being mentally tough

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:35 min | 1 year ago

Brandon Nakashima on being mentally tough

"All Right? Welcome to the TENNIS DOT COM podcast I'm Juanita hosts as always Nina Pantic. I am joined in this episode with Irena Falconi Irene Hi. Hey, guys. How's it going? Our special guest is Brandon Nakashima Brandon Welcome. How are you good to be here? Thank you. It's great to have you brandon. You're just eighteen turning nineteen in August. you were the ranked number four junior in the world do turn pro after just a season at Uva and your ranked number two twenty in the world already. We're excited to have you on our first and most favorite question these days is how has your quarantine life treated you? And where are you? So I'm currently right now in Sandiego, compliment backup a home with my parents. mcgruther just been. Pretty much just stay low key during this time trying to. Keep a distance from people, and and so trying to maintain some. Some good training as much as I can, and just just trying to use his opportunity as a kind of positive experience in trying to make the most of it. Once Indian wells was cancelled. The whole tour was Kinda postponed. Did you back off a little bit? Take a break from tennis or have you just been consistently training? I actually had been consistently training actually from from when India wells was canceled them. In training actually the past couple months back at home here pretty much every day, so engaged some good fitness sessions in, so it's actually really beneficial for my game during this time. Making the most out of it, this is a good approach, so who you're working with I. Know that you were with pat cash. You added him to your team. You also had both trays as your fulltime coach. Is that still your setup today? no I've actually stopped working Bo actually. After the wells was canceled couple of weeks after we we decided to part ways low bit and I've kind of been working or last couple months with pat cash like he said. He's been you've been really beneficial for my game and teaching me some. So good stuff on the court, so it's it's been great so far also. So, Pat Cash, we actually had him on the podcast a little bit ago, and he told us you know what a joy it's been to be working with you and you're such a hard worker and everything so now let's get your side of the story. What's it like working with? Pat Cash? Tell us a little bit about his coaching philosophy and what he brings to your game. So yeah, it's. It's been great. Safari me. We first time actually met him was. is in Delray Beach when I made, that could run there, and he was just stared just dumb, just kind of feeling each other out watch washing the matches and then. After that we we kinda may like a set schedule for the next couple of weeks and connects go months actually to. Spend a certain amount of lease together and After the tour was canceled we decided to. Take a couple of weeks Training blog back here at home and It's been. It's been great so far. He's definitely a helped me improve. Lot areas of my game specifically the net transition game as as he's most famous for so It's been great having here and hopefully we can continue to Especial gets back on. and. Have you picked up any new hobbies or interests? During this time I? Know you said you didn't really take a break from tennis, but I know that pat has some interesting hobbies. He talked a lot about things like music and rock and roll, and he had some diet fact he shared with us. Have you been picking up anything different during? This is strange long hiatus. I mean H- not not really two particular mean even before all the star definitely like to play other sports. During my days off in free time, I liked to go out in golf balls. Sometimes special my days off and. I, guess during his time at tried to educate myself as possible. Kinda like outside the tennis court. Despite reading, read some books or some articles online about. Non Tennis stuff so just trying to keep improving educating myself during this time.

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Christina McHale on stretching her comfort zone

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:40 min | 1 year ago

Christina McHale on stretching her comfort zone

"Everyone welcome for tennis. Dot Com podcast I'm your host Nina Pantic joined by my co host Irena. Falconi Hey, guys. How's it going? Our special guests is wgn. Pro, Christina McHale Christina Welcome. Thank. You guys so much for having me. We'd like to start with figuring out where in the world you are during this quarantine season, so tell us where you're at. So you always was been in Atlanta for the past two months. literally right after Indian Wells. That got cancelled I was like okay. Where am I going to go, so I went home for a couple days and then my sister was like. Why don't you come for a week? And literally just kept extending extending extending, and so we've been having a good time. Did you. Take your tennis rackets when you went down there. You know good thing I did because. Cracks debating it when I was home I was like. Is. It's just a week. Literally Bring Miranda is rumor sneakers. Now what? Y'All just let me just throw them on with me on the plane and thankfully. It's come in handy. What's been the hardest part for you? I think maybe it's probably the fact that the return keep sitting a stint extended, but what's been the biggest challenge? I think the biggest challenge has been just not knowing when we're GONNA. Come back, I think. You know normally we have. Something in mind that we're training for. We have a day I mean thankfully I. Do have World Team Tennis coming up and it looks like it's going to happen, so that has been able to help me figure out a time line just in terms of the toward the uncertainty of not knowing is is tough. So usually you talked to two different kinds of people in my opinion during this quarantine time you have the people that are like Oh my God. It's just a virus like it's no big deal. Totally be fine, and they have the other side of it. It's just like Oh, my Gosh! I can't be near people. I can't like Swat side. So where do you fall in that spectrum? I would say I'm somewhere in the middle I think definitely at the beginning of the quarantine I was like Oh. My God like. Don't we cannot leave if I want to go to the grocery store things like that and then slowly been getting more used to doing things especially here in Georgia things. Have you know we're one of the first states to open up so technically I? mean. We could go sit down at a restaurant. which we haven't done yet. I've been playing some tennis and stuff with my sister and Ryan but yeah slowly getting is funny like these things were all completely normal analogies. The thought of like sitting and eating at a restaurant is like scary, so. It feels crazy to think that you couldn't go to a restaurant or a bar or even tennis court, but you're getting some practice in and you have your sister. Luckily Lauren around and you have Ryan Harrison as you're hitting partner, right? Yeah. I'm pretty lucky to be quarantined with them because I've been. Able to hit with my sister Ann with Ryan sometimes, and then with my sister specially have been making her. Do all my work with me to keep me motivated. She's like ready for a comeback the tour she said. That she was ever really on the Torma she says she's ready to to make her debut. Yeah, I was actually talking about that with travel today. Just how just having someone there to kind of be there to kind of suffer with you throughout the workout just makes it easier, but that's awesome that you're going to be able to play world team, not everyone. Has that luxury I mean here. We have some exhibition kind of style tournaments that are going on, but yeah. I'm on the spectrum of I. Do not want to play those events. Just because there's no physios, you know there's a lot of stuff that you're just not. Not, really sure about so the fact that you're going to play world team tennis I mean it's something to look forward to Are you like excited to get back? Yeah, I'm really excited. And they just announced that it's going to be all in one place in West Virginia, the greenbrier resort, which I've heard really good things about sizing. That's great that rock and have to travel to several different cities. Once we get there. We'll stay there and yeah. I'm really excited because it's been like over two months since I last played a competitive match with like that environment is so fun, and like you're on a team, so it's. Serious because everyone wants to win, but at the same time you know you can enjoy with your teammates. I think it'll be a good like ease back into things. You've played world team tennis before pastor. Normal Times you, the aviators you played for the nearest empire played for the castles Segovia playing for this summer. I'm playing for the San. Diego aviators who I filled in for them four matches last year, and Ryan's actually on that team. So that'll be fun, we. Were teammates last year as well for four matches sell. Yeah, his letter pressure to cause isolated full season two years ago. and. You want to win so much for your team. Obviously, you guys playing college. Tennis would know that it's the different sort of. Pressure but I'm looking forward to it.

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The Serena Slam Begins

The Tennis Podcast

06:33 min | 1 year ago

The Serena Slam Begins

"Tenth Edition of Roland Garros Relieved here with you on the tennis podcast, and it features all Williams. Sisters final from two thousand and two Venus Against Serena and we have just watched it, and it was the start of Serena Williams dominating and. It was it's been fascinating. We've watched little moments from all of their next three Grand Slam finals that would follow straight away as well, and it's just one of the great stories of tennis. The there's ever happened. Really the the Williams Sisters Story and it never ceases to intrigue me just to watch how they try to deal with the moments how to deal with the situation that they're in. And we're here to relive it with you on the tennis podcast Katherine how you doing I'm. Okay the same thanks David. In the same spot out there's. Nothing changes. In the same position as well. I'm so glad I bought my new office chair before. Episodes basically been here for. Ten straight days and Now. Beds right next door to it. Yes I two thousand and two. In two thousand two. What were you doing in two thousand and two things picks up on the family photo album front, Catherine O. F T. Year and I remember study leave coinciding exactly with the French Open. Which? Recouping Great. To treat. Filed for juggled manage that Juggling Act potentially better than you did in the lost years. I'm saying I didn't want to repeat any of my qualifications exactly ten years on from when from what I completely failed mine at. Two, thousand and two, you were six. Yeah, not too much to report really. Just getting on with it properties. Getting on. Roy David vs your this must have been your first years of freelance. Yeah left the ATP by this time, and I was going off to tournaments on my Just trying to wet for anybody you'd have me and yes I remember covering Rome shortly before this French. Open that. We're talking about right now. member covering Serena in interviewing hair and yeah is it was an interesting time? To be covering the sports in that way. And I. What's My I in that year for BBC Radio Five Live? So yeah, it was the start of a very different chapter. For me! And Yeah. There's so much going on in the tennis world. There was this crossover Rivera's, wasn't it? Because we we we still saying these head to head rivalries, but this one became more and more prevalent with every passing tournaments, and just to give you an idea of what else was going on in the world at that time in two thousand to the Queen Mother died. The all spoons premiered on MTV. Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. Government signed ceasefire ending nineteen years of civil war. And fifty percent of the UK population by now have Internet access. That one's for you Catherine thirty. Keep it partridge. What would I need to save for it? NOT TO BE PARTRIDGE? I was just thinking before you said the Internet thing always thinking Oh. This is on tricky today. Of taking a step up. and. Go my favorite bit. Getting used to it. So tennis wise. At this point, we have moved on a year from yesterday. Show when Jennifer Capriati when the French Open title, the rest of that year was dominated by Venus Williams. Who Won Wimbledon and the US Open beating Serena in the final? What has happened so far in two thousand and two Matt Well Jennifer kept `priority has defended her Australian Open title a tournament which Serena had to miss through injury and Venus Williams loss of the first ever to Monica salish. still whenever I see that Monica was still going strong in two thousand and two. That always kind of amazes me. Yes? Then they get on the hull courts and Serena really starts dominating. She doesn't actually she doesn't actually lose. A match competed national hard court in two thousand and two to start the season both sisters. Boycott Indian Wells for the first time following the racists incident in two thousand and one. That's a boycott that would go on until Twenty fifteen for Serena Twenty sixteen for Venus. And, then Serena gets her first tore level where against Venus in the Miami semifinals, six two six two and then announces a South was one of the favorites full the French, open by winning Rome beating Justyna non Jennifer Cat `priority so. That definitely you know. Venus is obviously dominated the before Serena's now really becoming a force Worth I'm actually wrote that they were threatening to tiger is. I think that being in terms of what tiger woods was doing. Ingolf at that stage just become such a dominant force and they were the they were. They were the driving force in the game. They were the biggest stoves, the biggest stories getting the biggest crowds and actually align i. read his that. Talks of combining the tools though bit like we've been talking about recently with this with this merger idea, but it was very much. Kind of the pay and coaching the Women's tool to relocate Ponte Vedra where they had their head offices and. Thinking that, it made sense for the ATP. Jomo thumbs alliant. Is that boils down to this on AC- went be around for much longer, and no other male player comes close to the international stardom of the Williams sisters. Why not try to get in on the action?

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Pam Shriver - US Open finalist aged 16, winning Olympic Gold, and partnering Martina Navratilova

The Tennis Podcast

09:52 min | 1 year ago

Pam Shriver - US Open finalist aged 16, winning Olympic Gold, and partnering Martina Navratilova

"Thank you so much for doing. This is an absolute treat to have you come and yeah in very strange circumstances obviously for everybody in the world not just the tennis world. You're joining us from California. I believe how how things over there. How has lockdown? How you coping the situation and the lack of tennis in La Lives. Well I would say over all I'm really proud of my three teenagers at a time. When teenagers want to distance themselves from their parents. They've accepted what has to be done. I feel like California in the mayor of Los Angeles I live. We live in Los Angeles. So we've had some leadership both at the state level and and at the city level that has been really strong very consistent and I think that's one of the reasons why Are Part of the United States is actually done much better than expected in pleased that the generation who the order to stay at home. It's really counterintuitive to what they want but There's been a lot of acceptance in I can tell you as a homeowner sixteen years ago bought up property with a private tennis court. Tennis court is one of the reasons why a couple of us in the family have kept better sanity. How much you missing professional tennis right now? Well you know I missed Indian. Wells would have been an easy drive. I missed that one. The most I will tell you because of the business of my home life regardless of a pandemic or even if I'm just driving my three kids around and The the level of detail that I would follow the tour from week to week is not as detailed as it would be like when I worked for ESPN at Melbourne and maybe look the weeks leading up to Melbourne. I knew what was going on in the lead up tournament so for me personally. I haven't missed it that much but we haven't yet gone past one of the tournaments. I think would impact us the most which would be say for for me. Roland. Garros Wimbledon. I mean I thought the tennis will did a great job of I mean it was tough call for Indian Wells. I remember that Sunday night when it was called It took everybody by little bit by surprise but it just started the domino effect of what this virus in the effects on the world sports It just started a series of closures around the world yet studying to look like a very pristine cooled by by that tournament. Looking at your Your social media. You look like you've taken the opportunity during lockdown to have the most neatly and cleanly arranged trophy show in all of Iraq in Pam. Yeah one of my first during lockdown one of the first things I was thinking. Well little things can I post What content would be interesting and I thought all right well. My mantle pretentious fans would be interesting to see The the major championship doubles trophies. Most support try one with Martina. There was a US Open with a net. Pashas vary of there was some Fed Cup stuff. There was recognition of our Grand Slam doubles year as well as the year. I got the finals of US. Open in singles at Sixteen. So I thought it was kind of a fun tour and I guess most of the stuff I posted that one had the most views in. I think it just shows you how much people want to see one way or another or or touch any way major tennis. He absolutely in all of these things that that you just mentioned there. I I really want to talk about. I in first and foremost your your partnership with Martina Navratilova. Seventy four doubles titles together including Twenty Grand Slams. You're you're still the most successful women's doubles partnership of all time. What what made you such a great partnership the too well. I think there are a lot of things I think when you look at how we played our singles The style of play with serve volley back in the eighties. That was kind of. That's how you play doubles back then too so it was really Our our singles games translated into being great doubles players. Naturally the lefty righty combination. If you look in tennis history whether it's nukem Roach whether it's the Brian twins whether it's McEnroe Fleming There's a lot of great Lefty righty doubles teams. I just think you know the choice of who serves the sun's tougher righty. There's just a lot of things that are beneficial to having a lefty righty Our personalities you don't have a partnership that long if your personalities don't gel well We enjoyed each other Our senses of humor clicked in. There are a lot of those matches through the years where we would play after. Martina was the featured match at night So we played and we had to wait late night tennis So if you didn't enjoy each other and our coaches got along. Well obviously we had teams. That were much smaller back then. My team was generally just one Martino. It's one of the first that brought in teams of more than one But our team's got along well and so it just led to who knew that January eighty-one with lead to what it ended up leading to it was I think ultimately nineteen eighty that Martina. Kool G to US could be your your partner partner. What do you remember about that? Phone call was at Deer Creek Country Club in Deerfield Beach Florida having a late practice and I'm a member. Lee Jackson longtime referee for the tour and She came out and You know years and years before anyone has self owner yet said Martinez on the phone and I mean whoever is practicing with the it was the practice was abandoned Iran in got it got on the phone. And W T tour office and You know she asked me. She doesn't mix her words. She didn't learn a lot of pleasantries. Just asked me if I had that commitment to doubles partner for the next year and I said no I did not. I had just the. Us Open just a month prior. I'd gotten into the finals with Betty Stove in Betty Stove his last tournament. And we lost Billie Jean King and Martinez. I think it was six six or five and five and I think that was probably the last indicator. Martina needed that. She she she was looking for. A younger partner was starting. Her career could play for a period of time and so it was obvious it. I didn't even have to break commitment. Thank God because if I'd had a commitment to somebody I mean that would have been a tough a tough one to pass on playing doubles with Martina. So I'm glad it worked out that I didn't have a commitment to a partner confessed to a tip off from for Mary Carillo but she has suggested that that I ask you about asking Martina to sign a cocktail Napkin to seal to seal team together forever. Yeah well we had already been together a long time because we we. We went through a stage at think Springtime of eighty four. We lost in the tournament of Champions in Orlando. We didn't lose again for over two years so I think it was. One hundred nine straight matches When we hit a one hundred wins and it was in Eastbourne so the tournament director George. Tendon threw a party for us that night. And we were celebrating To to the history of tennis no one can remember doubles team ever hitting one hundred wins in a row so A I decided to take that moment. I wrote a contract on a on a peeper. Napping it says I'M MARTINA NAVRATILOVA. Promise always to play doubles with Pam. Shriver and I had a witness line. The George Hendon was signed in as I stood up to give the toast and give the contract Martinez in my head ended up in a lamp shade so it was kind of like it was funny and it was. I have that I have. I still have that cocktail napkins somewhere. But it's back in Baltimore. My hometown Collecting dust but will not be thrown out. One hundred nine matches is is truly extraordinary April nine hundred ninety three to July one thousand nine hundred five did you did you feel. Invincible is a team. Well a lot of those matches we went into the matches knowing we were going to win them. But there was a handful that were incredibly dicey and I remember one in particular that was Right in the middle while it was about win number seventy five and it was in Madison Square Garden against our longtime rival. They were generally the number two team behind us. For many of those years Souckova Elena Sakaba Claudia. Coda kill and we came down to a tiebreak in the final set and I remember it was five. All it was late in the tie-break whenever I was returning and Martina just said return it low and I'm going to go and I'm like yes ma'am you know like you WanNa. That was great. It was like a plan now. Of course then you still have to execute but I remember as soon as I hit the return like that's going to be a low. It was a good return. Sheet timed or poach perfectly. Put It away and then we won the next point on serve so that was the hairiest moments that was when we came within two points of losing. But other than that. I don't remember match where we were like. Matchpoints down we. We won a lot of those matches during that streak in

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How to Begin to Restart, with Mark Ein

No Challenges Remaining

09:51 min | 1 year ago

How to Begin to Restart, with Mark Ein

"Welcome to no challenges remaining. I am Ben Rothenberg on this week's show. I am joined by Mark On. Who was the owner of the city open tennis tournament on the ATP and W T tour which is held annually in Rookery Park in Washington DC is a terminus Ben at the same venue for fifty years as a big standing tradition in the summer tennis calendar in the United States and it's also potentially the next tennis term on the calendar with a bunch of determines before it having been canceled is only April but already we know that there will be no European clay court season at least pre Wimbledon and all the grass season has gone so Washington suddenly stands in April as the next big landmark on the tennis horizon with being the first big combined? Atp WTI tournament still on the schedule currently so with that in mind? We talk mark about what it's been like this while is uncertainty different contingencies. That are being talked about in the tenth world and hopefully you'll find this conversation illuminating in these strange murky times. Here's mark very happy to be joined on the show today by mark on who is. The owner of the city opened the Washington tennis tournament Washington. Summer tennis tradition I believe is your slogan eighteen. Wto tours the annual stuff every late July early August although this year obviously there's a lot of uncertainty in the air so mark. Thank you very much for being on here and chatting in this in this weird moment. We're having appreciate it. Always always great to chat. And and Ben. That's more than a slogan it is. It's true no it's true. It is washing summer tennis tradition. I one of the first times I went to the city opened which was send the League Mason Tennis Classic Back in the Ninety S. I want actually WANNA radio contests for tickets for some. I forget what the Trivia question was by some trivia question and they asked me which days I wanted tickets forge session for. They gave me like all possible sessions and I picked the final Michael. Chang wanted that year and remember that so I remember that one and I might started mine. Vomit tournament is a ball kid when I was twelve years old. So for Eddie dibbs and Harold Solomon engage. All short guys like myself a shot. I thought that they might actually be on the court someday. But that didn't happen to turn this into Eddie. Dibbs podcast briefly. I believe I believe he was the one that came up with the term Bagel that sort of his lasting like they were they were the Bagel brothers. Eddie dibbs Herald Sun Herald was from Silver Spring Maryland. Down the street so there's Great Danes as Gray Days. So you own the tournaments. Since last year the term it was in danger of moving out of DC and it was for sale in you bought it and kept it in DC. Which I many others are grateful for. I'm just curious how. How is your first year owning attorney? What was that first experience? Like as you've been in tennis for a long time and other other serves two roles but was that experience like and I guess looking forward a little bit. What kind of stuff we are looking forward to for for twenty twenty. I'm it was. It was fantastic and we really had is a great fifty year old man. It's the fifth biggest tournament the United States one of only the only ATP five hundred in the United States and one of only five combined events and You know it was a really terrific event but we had this vision for how we can take to to totally new level and so even though we got it we literally only got control of it. In March I thank so it was a real sprint to get it ready. You know I think we did we really. I think revolutionized the event can complete change in the site. The Food and beverage the player experience. Everything we really wanted to touch. Every single component of the event our motto was that we would never say. We're doing something because that's the way it was done in the past where we're going to try to thank. Outta do things differently and you know. The results were incredible. We broke every record. The tournaments ever had everything shattered them on and what was really great. Was that when we started the week? It look good but it didn't look like it was going to break records that people came to the site and went to the new food area and tried the food people like Jose. Andres and people locally. We had the best ice cream plays July. The best coffee plays the best burger plays. Moei came and did stuff of through word of mouth it. Just people started coming incoming. We ended up selling out seven of the eleven sessions. And I think what it just showed to me. Was that tennis as we know from events like Indian Wells and the US Open and a whole lot of events when it's done well a high level people respond tenants fans common. They love it but then other people come. I think that was really rewarding to just see this great reaction and our team work really hard and so it's really gratifying. And then yeah we didn't I mean we we were. We are planning on building on last year. We have a whole set of new food and beverage partners new seating areas a whole bunch of stuff that we were about to launch the campaign to talk to people about in Indian Wells and obviously that was the first event to be cancelled and we also put a pause on our marketing efforts. It seems like in the current state of the world. That's not the most important thing but whenever we pick it up hopefully this year or whenever it is we're going to build on last year and just keep building and growing and We have really high really high goals for that sort of the moment. I think that everybody in tennis will point to is sort of when things got real and the corona virus situation for tennis getting cancelled which has happened very shortly before that terminus supposed to start the day before quality started. What was your reaction to that news and I guess had you had already been on your radar from from the city open perspective before then or was that really the wake up call moment. I think that was kind of I mean. There is a series of you. Know a series of things happen that heightened your sensitivity to it But that was maybe the tablets to saying. Oh Wow this is different back as soon as it happened. I texted one of my best friend who happens to own an NBA team. And I sent him a note and I said this isn't just for. Tennessee is big for all of sports. Because you know at that point no one had cancelled any. It wasn't just the percentage of that. It was the first major sporting event to be full. And Yeah and here. We are today. So yeah that whole time and and you know Indian Wells really is a mecca for everyone in the tennis world the whole global tennis community flocks there every year. And it's almost five hundred thousand kids almost big as the French Open or close to beg so some of that size and scale gets cancelled. It's opened a lot of people's lives up to the issue. We're dealing with what once you're once. You're that sort of alert happens. Then I guess. Obviously all the children's center immediately after that our media on standby like Miami Charleston. Houston but for you what. What was your thought process on how I'm watching? The ripples of this work their way through the calendar. You know it's so interesting ban. I mean that was not even I guess it was just about a month ago and you just today. We know so much more 'cause we're all quasi obsessed with every little detail of this if you can put yourself back to where we were a month ago. We had no idea about tests vaccines and treatments and social distancing. I don't think that at the time we necessarily at all thought. Oh this is gonNA endanger the prospects of hosting. The city opened obviously enters. Your mind was totally unknown. What we were dealing with a month ago and obviously all know so much more today but back then we thought. Maybe it's a possibility but we definitely didn't think that it was a foregone conclusion. What does this last month? Ben Like for you. What is it like sort of from this event? Obviously everyone's lives period. You're staying indoors like everybody else. I'm sure but what is your just from the from the Tennis City Open Van Vantage Point? What is it been like for this month or so? Yeah I mean look. The first thing that I focused on was just make sure my family is safe and healthy and that we were set up in a way so that everyone in the family would be okay. That was the first thing and then frankly bend the the next thing I had to focus on. Is that we have you know we own our own a lot of a bunch of companies and I really wanted to make sure that and it was clear this was going to be a rough economic time and so I wanted to make sure the people who work in those companies were in good shape as possible and I'm really proud that as of today we haven't had zero layoffs furloughs salary reduction just because we've been laser focused on figuring out how to. Mirol in pretty good shape and had resources but also just really protecting the people who work in those companies was my next priority so even I'm not going to the office. I'm working. I think I work pretty hard and I'm working harder now than ever just trying to do that. And then you know and then there is a lot of work around planning for the city open and it's different because it's not in front of us. Obviously I wanted to make sure the team that works on. It is safe so we were very early and having people work from home. And now we're just scenario planning bandit some you know. There's really four scenarios one is the event goes off as usual To is is that it goes off without fans which is the topic of a Lotta conversation in a lot of sports. Three is a hybrid where it goes off but there are some fans an enforce. Obviously it's cancelled and You know we're doing everything we can to problem solve and be creative to find a way that we can do it somehow but it only is going to happen if we can assure that it's safe for people And so just a huge amount of work going into China. Figure that out.

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Sam Querrey on becoming a stay-at-home dad

The Tennis.com Podcast

08:36 min | 1 year ago

Sam Querrey on becoming a stay-at-home dad

"Our special guest is Sam. Query SAM is a thirty two year old ranked number forty five in the world who just welcomed his first child a baby boy in February with his wife. Abby Dixon he tells us what it's like to jump from full-time tennis pro two fulltime Dad. As a member of the council he has a lot of insight into all the decision. Making that's been happening regarding the schedules in twenty twenty. And he also laments the loss of Wimbledon as someone that has reached the semi-finals there in two thousand seventeen and the quarter finals twice. He's GonNa Miss The all England club a lot this year but you still has world team tennis to look forward to something that he prioritizes each year. He tells us why. So here's our episode with Sam Querying All Right Sam. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks for joining us today. For having me. Let's kick off with number one question these days. How is this quarantine treating you? And what is life like in the Query Household You know it's the quarantines brutal like everyone else I mean. I know people have bigger problems when I got here at home but It's tough not playing tennis. Not Outside I feel bad for the rest of the US and the rest of the world so hopefully this all end in a in a few months and we can Flattened the curve as they say and as far as it goes for me and my wife and I have a five week old son at home. So we're keeping busy. You know up during the night or you know. Mostly her feen and You Know Swat on him gone on some neighborhood walk so he's keeping US busy. So that's the No the one good part for this is that I get to be home with my little newborn son where Norway to normal tennis schedule. I probably would have missed a handful of these first few months. Yeah your son was born from what I can tell February nineteenth. That is a very very newborn baby. You were not expecting to become a full-time father so quickly. Were you know we were? Actually you know we. We were down in the Indian Wells Tournament. We drove down my wife. My mother-in-law father-in-law. My parents were down there. The tournament got cancelled and and You know we. We drove back home. And then you know we've been home ever since I was planning on. Go to Miami. I'm going to Miami and Houston and kind of getting a little break. I guess you would call it away from waking up early and waking up during the evenings to help out but You know now I'm just at home during the full-time fulltime dad thing or as much as I can't do that you know the man doesn't. I don't offer that much to the child. At this point it is joined the whole thing. I mean this is your first child. It's very exciting. I mean tell us more about Ford. Where where'd you get that name from? Actually it's a very unique name. Yes it's a family named for my wife side. It's her grandmother's name. And so it Kinda popped up popped up in our heads a few months before he was born and we we both really liked it. And so we We stuck with it and so far. Being a dad is great. I've really looking forward to having kids for a while and so's my wife and so you know this process. It's definitely challenging. Like anyone would say with the you know trying to keep them happy and basically you know you need your undivided attention between one of us. Twenty four seven but it's really fulfilling and really fun and he. He slowly getting to the point where he's kind of having some little expressions on his face and smiles every now and then you can tell starting to look at you a little more We also have a one year old chocolate labs or trying to get the two of them to get along which is a little tricky right now but a hopefully they'll become friends and a couple of years. Technically you have two babies at home. Pretty much Yes exactly the dog obviously has more energy than any animal. I've ever seen in my life and then the baby Kinda sleeps all day. So they're they're kind of on opposite schedules which is funny but you know definitely adds a little twist things when you've got the one year old puppy to deal with as well of the positives that. I'm sure that you can see. Is that by having puppy? That is a chocolate lab and super energetic. Probably have a lot of time to go and exercise with him. Exactly we're going You know like a lot of the neighborhood where we live. I mean it when we we've gone on to three or four walks day and you see a bunch of kids their bikes out on skateboards and everyone kind of is leaving the house at some point or other during the day trying to get some exercise of course keeping away from each other. But it's a very active neighborhood right now. We've seen a lot of players finding creative ways to stay fit and even trying to maybe have Iraq in their hands and even hitting on little home tennis courts. Did you have a court? You can hit on nearby. That's safe so to speak or are you keeping the tennis spirit alive. Yes no I mean in Los Angeles. We're right now. There's a handful of people that have private tennis courts around. I didn't hit this last week. I'm not hitting this week but to pay on how long this kind of warranty lasts. I am going to have to find a court at some point and get some reps in so There's a couple of people I know that. Have accorded their house. I can open with a coach. Keep it to two or three people and and probably kind of get some reps in some tiny houses on my and things like that and then hopefully when things are are lifted and we have a little more freedom to walk around You know I can get back some more. A kind of Richmond in practice of some of the other pros. Do you WANNA get back. Start playing again. But you don't really have a reason to just yet so speaking of recording this a little bit ahead of the official news but it looks like Wimbledon. It's going to be cancelled. And you are someone that has absolutely thrived at the All England Club. You've made the semi-finals their quarterfinals. Twice a move like that. Are you shocked by having the Grassi's in now go yeah? I'm I'm really bombed? I saw it coming. I think everyone saw him coming You know we've got to get this virus under control but not only just because it's Wimbledon but every time it gets cancelled. It's it's such a huge bummer and You know like you said it's hard to start practicing because we don't know the start date of when we're gonNA play so it's not a let me answer a lot of players are now. You're not overly motivated to get in the gym and get on the Court. Because hey is are we gonNA play again in three months and six months in twelve months? So it's tough to time it so just got to kind of do your best to stay active and and hit when you can and and then once the You know once we know what's going on and we know. Hey we're GONNA start playing tennis October. I really for a player like me and I think most buyers if you have four to six weeks to prepare and practicing tim you can be back to your your high end playing level relatively soon exactly. I think that's that's a pretty good way to look at it but again I mean I'm still pretty stuck on this thing. You made the quarterfinals there last year. And now you know that the rankings are at this point frozen. Is it a massive relief thinking that you don't have to defend that no? I mean I'd rather I look. I'd rather I'd rather go play lose first round lose all the points and just be able to play Wimbledon to to miss. It is is worse than than worrying about defending points. I mean I know some people might be worried about that but for me. I'm not worried about defending points. I'd rather go out and lose. First Round of the next fifteen tournaments. I play but at least have the chance to play so I guess we're not exactly sure on the tour what we're doing the ranking jet as of now. They're frozen wants to get going again. We'RE GONNA determine how they're going to you know how points drop off how they're going to or how they're gonna go about doing the ranking system. So like I said I. I'm not worried about the points coming off and I would rather just play the council meetings. I mean it's it's hard to have everybody's opinions and different people shouting at different things at different ways on how to keep the points how to defend the points how to restructure the ranking system. Pretty much by the time we come back. Were you on the end of wanting to keep the freeze or were you against the freeze? Or what are your thoughts on the whole process on figuring out the ranking system? Yeah I'm for the freeze in. I'm on I'm on the player council assignment although the phone calls and things and there's so many different options in scenarios and we're trying to narrow down to the best one and the only thing that I can really say for sure is whatever solution we come to. It's not gonNa work for everyone. There's GonNa be people that benefit from it and people that don't benefit from it. So that's what makes this difficult as well as there's not going to be a perfect solution and that that's what tennis all sports all things alive. There's not going to be a perfect solution that fits everyone so everyone has to be somewhat flexible with whatever the decision is that the council sort the tour decides when it comes to the

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Katrina Adams on making tough decisions

The Tennis.com Podcast

06:41 min | 1 year ago

Katrina Adams on making tough decisions

"Hear from former pro and former US TA president Katrina Adams. Okay Katrina welcomes the tennis dot Com. Podcast it is an honor to have you joining us today thank you. I'm happy to be here kind of want to start with the biggest the biggest news these days which is the kernel virus and how it's affecting all of us in large scale form and everyday forman in nine. Oh you mentioned that you are on self isolation. What is life like for you right now? It's pretty boring right now Being by myself in my apartment or been since Sunday night You know it's it's pretty. It's pretty scary as to what's happened in America and across the world But I was In close contact with someone who contractor buyer at a and Doubt on Monday or Tuesday that they were actually contaminated or or a heck and track with it And I've been in isolation fence fortunately I had cancelled a trip to Switzerland for my ICS board meeting Chose to come to New York and just do it by phone. Prior to any knowledge of of what has what has transpired so actually. I've been home since Sunday. Night was up at three. Am on Monday on the call. You know to Switzerland and for the next two days and and so it's just been. It's been quiet around here. I know you have a bunch of different job roles especially when I was trying to figure out and research your life story but one that stands out to me in this time right now and how things have gone and tennis in the past week is a VP at the ITF. So were you involved in that. Big Decision to cancel tournaments. Well we did have just mentioned. We had a board meeting That was in Switzerland on Monday. Tuesday Wednesday of which I participated by phone and the world of tennis is is Kinda turned upside down as the world of sport has so you know following a Lotta. The statements Indian Wells was the first tournament too close and Miami and then both tours made statements of Stopping event We made the decision to postpone a Fed Cup finals which is To be played in Budapest for the first time the second week of April. That's postponed to a later date and from an ICS perspective with The other many other hundreds of events that they operate around the world all of those cease as well in conjunction with The ATP and the WPA towards so I know that Obviously Italy is in just a state of crisis We have to mention that and I know China's one of the first places to be affected by it but here in America. Did you ever feel like no chance? It can be that bad like. Were you ever thinking like no ways is really going to actually affect the sports world or were you in a sense of? Oh My Gosh. This is really about to happen. And a bunch of tournaments are about to be cancelled and a lot of people's lives are about to be affected. Well you know what I'm an optimist and always think for the pie you think for the best but I'm also a realist And I'm literal so when this really started to unfold you have to think that it was only a matter of time that the sports world was affected. I think initially you know what we were looking at was the upcoming March madness events when they started saying that people shouldn't be in you know bigger crowds excetera and then you started looking at the NBA and then you realize that it affected more than just those arenas that affected all arena and it wasn't so much Just about fans and attendance. But what about the athletes and the players? They're the ones that are breeding all over each other. You know every second of the game almost And you have to think about their health and their well being and not just them the other thing about families who they're going home to At night so you know it's a trickle or a ripple effect on everyone and I think you know the decisions that have been made in the sports world as drastic As they may be. I think it's the best thing that has happened to. At least protect those athletes and their families and to at least to be owners of slowing down the transmission of Kobe. Nineteen so the three of us have something in common. We all played college tennis. And I know that there's obviously bigger storylines and not even talking about sports way beyond that but NCAA has been hugely affected. All these seniors are are not gonNA get their chance to end their year. So you know. I think you guys are both phenomenal. College players arena. Nci AS Katrina. You want and say doubles titles. I mean can you guys imagine having your senior year taken away from you not because of injury but because of something that's so far beyond your control and it's something that we haven't really talked about. Well I mean listen. It's it's disappointing an athlete You know who was collegiate athlete and champion as you mentioned to not See these young athletes be able to fulfill their dreams or at least you know play in their national championships. No matter what sports they may be an you know. I was supposed to call the tennis. Men's and women's tendency AA Championships Alonside Sam Gore And of course disappointed that we won't be going to tell the Oklahoma state this year To call the championships. Hopefully it'll be back You know in session in twenty one back at the USC campus in Orlando Twenty one but you know I just feel for the athletes. I filter the Seniors. Even more so those that you know this is their last hands to go to the to the dance to say perhaps win a national title and and have that on their resume for the rest of their life I know what it feels. Like to be referred to as a champion and you know my heart goes out to not to see athletes but the coaches the institutions and the families. You know everyone who's pour their heart and soul into getting these athletes to the best position possible

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Tennis adapting to the new normal: French Open 'unilateral' September Switch; 'Flushing-Garros' slams back-to-back?; Laver Cup & ATP/WTA responses analysed; 'Excusez-moi?' Players find out on social media; Tips for fans to cope with no tennis

The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

08:45 min | 1 year ago

Tennis adapting to the new normal: French Open 'unilateral' September Switch; 'Flushing-Garros' slams back-to-back?; Laver Cup & ATP/WTA responses analysed; 'Excusez-moi?' Players find out on social media; Tips for fans to cope with no tennis

"Everyone and welcome to the passing Shaw. The tennis poke caused by fans four fans with your host Jolan Kim. Today on the show. We're going to be bringing you up to speed on all the latest developments of the corona virus hit tennis season including the French controversial date change the ATP and WBZ's movement to a collective approach decision making and how players are keeping on their training routines in home. Kim I find this all very surreal. It could have been Indian Wells. Men's Fund will stay. We could have been previewing the AP we could have been. Who knows. Maybe looking forward to Andy Murray in back onto a tennis court but unfortunately sadly all that is on hold seemingly indefinitely a you you in high spirits. Nassir to Joe. I mean I've just it just keeps getting from bad worse doesn't There is just as old ask for control. We company do anything we have to sort of hate for the best and I mean there are things we can do. We can follow advice and stay inside of course but yeah. I would give anything right now just to have. Tennis is a poker it like whoever it is I will. I will accept the crappiest final in Tennessee straight. Means we have lives for again right. I find it quite funny. Actually because even though we no life tennis to kind of talk over there still seems to be actually more tennis news to actually To actually catch up because you know we still had a lot of information. Come at us from the tennis world. some some more surprising than others. And obviously we'll get onto that. Let's just give our listeners on ourselves. Actually a pair of the of the lay of the landscape at the moment the Toys R. Off Indefinitely Think. Officially at the moment they've been suspended to the seventh of June which is basically ruled out. Oh Clay Court tennis. So we've had all the tournaments in Madrid Rome Strasbourg Rats Munich astro Geneva Leon who whites from the calendar ranking points have been frozen as well so yeah we've got no. I got life headed to come to full with T. But when this was kind of announced I think the big the big talker boy it just the state the announcement was the that the ATP at W. Ta said now is the time to act unilaterally. Kim But in unison. Yeah so I mean they overeat out what they said. And I'll see if our listeners can notice what's missing so auden all decisions related to the impact of the creative. Irs Require Consultation and review with the stakeholders in the game view that is shared by ATP WPA the ANC tennis Australia and the USDA. So Joe. What's missing from US announcement. I think that I think maybe the French tennis federation a missing. I I have no idea why that is the case. They could have been because they went compete. Ray who can just reschedule tournament at the top of a heart without telling anyone our consulting anyone involved in which is going to be a might have something to do with it. I think I've eaten. What bold move. I mean understand that they obviously won't let on to happen at some point and is obviously wasn't going to really happen you know saying it's the it's the next. Grand Slam in the calendar but the decision they took was just so so rash and they've moved to the most awkward position arguably in the calendar. You know just all for the USA. But I think there's about six days in between the end of the US Open. Stop the French Open. This is all hypothetical oversee. None of this may happen and from what I've read from some circles. It's unlikely that we'll probably have any tennis the rest of the year. I don't know I mean. I'm hoping that's not the case. Obviously but all of the kind of ramifications. Ooh Who's GonNa play what what's going to happen like might be null and void because they might white everything a. Let's let's say hypothetically that it does. Let's say the French will go ahead in September? I think the dates they have said at the moment it will take place is September twentieth to the Fourth of October. First of all clay-court Teddy's at that time. That's not going to be fun is it? Yeah it's going to be very cold. I mean even wrote on Garza's on end of May beginning of genie's they can have some terrible weather and to be fed they do have the reef but also there wouldn't be any legal tournaments in in-involved say people would be coming in like fresh off the hard courts Without any practice unless they choose to focus just on the clay and took themselves off to some challenger events or futures the because I think those things they could probably arrange you know in advance kind of place at the time to kind of set them out for like practice. I think they're easier to kind of just put on a shorter natives. But it's just yeah. I mean what you do for example if you're if you're a rapper. He's defending the US. Open defending the French shape in this year. Does he just play both and hope he can defend both? Does he pick one over the other. It's just the strangest decision and we've never seen this happened before but it's is just I mean. Would that be the most remarkable achievement if someone one base of as black tobacco? We've talked about someone winning the French Open and Wimbledon boxy. There's still a gap of several weeks between those two but and that's obviously not being done an awful lot so this would be some fate if it was a chief. Yeah I mean certainly. I think it's still by the the PA. The calendar is obese. Like a back to back grand slams. We've got the sunshine double. It did well by. Abby is you've got the I coined it on twitter at the the flushing guerrillas days It's certainly that that would be a challenge for I mean for a lot of players especially for someone like Nidal. He is the defending champion in both of them. Both events would be taken enormous toll on the body. And you know we've seen you know the big three that approach to the season to take kind of a stripped back approach pick and choose events and it does it does bring up the question of you know if that does go ahead and you have back to back Grand Slams. Is it possible to debate for which you have to watch? You have to be really refocused and just say I'm going to do one or the other and you think that potentially from the Dow I would just focus on on the French Open as it would pay me to say given defended the US Open champion. Ba Yeah it feels like just focus on on one. I mean he would be the history again at the friendship going. Thirteen to add. It would be great if he could win at different times of the year when the conditions that may be different because that would just I guess ultimately proved that Hey I am totally trae anytime of the year. I will be there at the top so you'd have to think he would go for the French over the US. But I mean another thing. Is that depending on. When or if the season comes back like players will have had a long spell of time. You know in competition say they might be much fresher healthier and injury free so it might not matter too much in terms of the toll on their bodies as if this is happening at the end of animals is not that we would see this kind of contrast normally it might be the impact might be lessened somewhat because of that. But I mean who say. We haven't mentioned that it will say clashes with the Labor cop which is technically an exhibition right. It's not like a proper event but basically all the top names you know have signed up and committed to playing and all the tickets have been sold. Yeah sold out. It's being held in Boston. Which is I guess. A logical place to for them to get off the Apron said exhibition senior team world. Lovely what will I mean tires on surely going to pick that over the friendship? And but it's

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Vasek Pospisil on Coronavirus Impact, Tennis Hiatus

Beyond the Baseline

11:03 min | 1 year ago

Vasek Pospisil on Coronavirus Impact, Tennis Hiatus

"This week we talked to Varsha Pospisil I wanted to get an athlete perspective. Like so many people in the world and athletes job has suddenly been disrupted and income has stopped coming in competition stopped. They're no longer going to their equivalent of the office and they're trying to figure out what comes next and volcanic was great. He is in western Canada right now. In like so many of us is in this cosmic holding pattern. So we talk about what? It's like for an athlete. Their career suspended and we talk a little bit about tennis politics. As well of course we would not even a global pandemic caused tennis to unite quite the contrary on Tuesday. We got news at the French Open was unilaterally grabbing these dates in late September early October for a hopeful reschedule the twenty twenty French Open This caused quite a bit of consternation in tennis land. We talk about that in a number of other topics so Nice conversation with one of the good guys. Here's Varsha Hospital. We are recording this Wednesday about noon. East Coast time. I appreciate you doing this. Yeah this is strange strange times and I figured we. Can you know you can always talk tennis? Politics Plum. I'm more interested in what life is like for you. How how are you doing? What are you doing? I'm doing okay. I'm while I've I've back to Canada about four five days ago. Came from from southern California. Were Indian Wells and Sonam in isolation basically. I'm I'm staying home. I'm trying to learn how to cook which is not going so well. I'm trying not to go out. And obviously you know it's really important to be to be responsible now especially as the spire spreads and Um so I just Especially for the older population. I mean that's that's the the biggest risk right so yeah very very strange times and very talk times. I mean this is You know not fun right now. That's for sure and it's Think the world's in top place right now in your in Vancouver right yeah. I'm I'm in Vancouver. Yeah to kid. Can you go you know run around Stanley Park? Can you do anything to stay in shape? Yeah you can. I mean there's It's a it's a recommended quarantine at the time at this time. It's not a mandatory one. Ah so you can go outside But I mean I'm only going outside to work to run in the in the park and try not to to make contact with anybody. Obviously because I think right now I said You know until we fully understand this this thing. It's it's important to to kind of make sure you distance yourself from from people so I'm spending about ninety percent of the time it indoors or more I should say and And trying to do work out here as well have been doing some like you know. Sit Bodyweight stuff. Sit ups push ups the in these kinds of basic things to do when I was a kid so Yeah just trying to do what I can. But which is talk. When you're you're indoors all day. Do you have a time in your head? What are you thinking? I anticipate coming back in time. And how is this playing out mentally? No I'm I'm You know I don't think anybody really knows how long it will take. I mean I think it's pretty safe to say that the next couple of months. Are you know pretty much a scratch in terms of in terms of the tennis tour? I'm not sure Novica announcements even unofficially. I'm not sure but I don't see. Don't see that being the case and obviously now we saw the rolling girls changed their dates. So you know clearly they're not expecting Think say improve very quickly either and But at the same time we never know but I'll be very surprised if if if there were any tournament. Thanks next to two months or three months so it sounds like this is as much a mental challenge of physical. One you can. You can get yourself back and playing shape but if you don't know when that next event is gonNA come. It must be hard to mental mentally account for a comeback. Yes it is and and the other thing is I mean it. Yeah it definitely is because we're not we're not used to training are playing without A target in mind in terms of the next competition is either. You're you're not trading because you're injured and then when when you're you know Healed up then you have an idea of when you want to start playing in your training for that in mind. So it motivates you and your training with a purpose right now you kinda feel You know that a anything we do right now could be completely pointless so it's also not a bad time to rest body because the tennis season is so long and we never really get time to rest to rest which is which is also important right so I mean that's that's one thing I'm not really intending are pushing my body too much next couple of weeks for sure and and even so. I'm not quite sure when when it'll be time to push the body. I'll just try to stay. You know relatively Relatively good shape just to be more more so just to be ready to handle handle workload once. It's time to start training so I don't think I'll know that for a while. I wonder if if you guys don't say this is. This is now a sport where you play into your late thirties. Maybe it's a disguised. Blessing that at age twenty nine you. You've got this three month period of inactivity the two up yeah. I mean yeah well in terms of yeah in terms of You know arrests for the body. It's definitely like a good thing To to to have a bit of a break obviously You know nobody. You know you don't want it to be in circumstances like this. You don't want a virus to be the reason you know a global threat to be a reason for that but but But of course yeah there are some some things you can some positives of some things you can take for sure. But but overall it's Not Idealistic Get can I ask you about about income about finances? We all saw that Jovovich and the doll and they deserve every penny they. They've made as far as I'm concerned but some players have the means to To whether this no problem but how our players getting through this with no income source while I mean I. I've been very fortunate. I mean I'm I'm in a difference You know a little bit different position where I've I've been able to save up some money over. The years had good results. So so I'm I'm just in a very fortunate state where where you know. This doesn't necessarily impact me in a very big way. So I'm I'm very lucky in but that's not the case with as you can see with most most people in the world in general and and in Tennessee as well as tough because You know if you're you're not a consistent let's say top fifty player big results or had money saved up. Then you know the players that are outside of the top hundred there there You know I'm sure they're in very very difficult situations. And not just a unfortunate reality and and I'm not really sure what what The tour will will do if they will do anything. I'm pretty sure they're they're working on solutions right now to help those with with lower incomes. help them financially. Because I think you know they're obviously the ones that that that probably needed needed. Most you know having said that obviously affect everybody right suddenly you don't have income and your expenses are always high even though maybe now they're not so much but but Yeah I mean I think I think it affects the tennis world just as much as as It affects you. Don't a lot of a lot of other industries obviously minus atop the top ranks players. That have made a lot of money. Yeah exactly and you're you're right. We should point Mrs something that Every Marriott hotels in every restaurant in the world everyone is wrestling with the same issue at some level I mean have you heard our players sticking with their coaching arrangements? I mean are. You're not probably expenses. But they're still expensive for players. Have you heard about tennis players? Making adjustments there no haven't really Other than just what will you know what I'm doing personally? I haven't really You know I'm not really aware of what what's been going on with the other players and their arrangements in the coaching. I mean it's I think I think It's just kind of a tough tough time. Where were suddenly you know even coaches and physios and fitness trainers were were? Nobody's making any in common But you know I I think it depends on the the agreements that that each player has with their teams individually. So it's I think there's still a lot of question marks that I think will be answered next couple of weeks. I think once you know maybe there's a bigger delay announced for now. The official announcement is still just six weeks of the tour being cancelled which like. I said. We'll be much more on it. I think once not announcement comes up. And maybe maybe there'll be some changes In around the you know the player often and compensation not sure it's a very interesting and Yeah I think we're just kind of thinking on our feet day-to-day and taking it as it comes right now. I mean a week ago. They that announcement came out about a six week. Delay and I think everybody was fairly shocked. And now boy if we get back out there in six weeks it'll be. It'll be a tremendous achievement. For for all of us. I never mind tennis. That will I think get off the very opportunistic. Get back to your actually totally. I mean I remember. Yeah when the announcement I came you know when Indian Wells was cancelled obviously Things have just EXCO. It's so much so quickly since then that that I mean it's it's. It's pretty incredible that week ago. We all surprised by the announcement. The whole tennis world in all the players were like. Oh Wow that's you know that's crazy like that's that's incredible and then L. Let's go on and then you know a few days later. There's just so many cases around North America and accelerated such such a speed that now it just seems unconceivable. That even be any tennis for for next while so Yeah interesting times and and I don't think six weeks is realistic right now. So

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Irina Falconi on Life as a Tennis Pro in the Coronavirus Era

The Tennis.com Podcast

06:14 min | 1 year ago

Irina Falconi on Life as a Tennis Pro in the Coronavirus Era

"I have. Nfl Coney as you guys know. She's a w shape pro hugely affected by the suspension We just got announced on Monday morning. That there's no w Ta play until May At at this point now the way things are going I mean I'm in New York Arenas in Orlando I'm expecting that to be pushed back more Irene out. Let's start with. What is your life like these days? Well to be honest I just got back from Sam's Club where I was able to stock on quite a bit of dried and canned goods Just because I've been hearing whispers and rumors about actual You know we're probably going to end up getting quarantined in our own homes So if that's the case I mean we're just trying to prepare ourselves early. We're not really coming contact with anyone other than people that live in the house So thankfully there is lots of trails outside that you're able to go out and no run sprint. Do Whatever You can to kind of keep your fitness up because I mean as of now as of last night The USCCA center which is only five minutes away. Where I usually train it's close. It's completely shut out. Shut down and locked up so unless you actually go to some public courts public facilities where you're not really hitting with anyone that has corona virus It's kind of hard right now and The thing is you don't WanNa be hitting too early. You don't want to peak too early since as of now it's May second. It can be even further than that so it might just be very light hitting if that for the next couple weeks but just maintaining fitness. I think is the most important thing and thankfully. My fiance built a boxing gym in the garage. So we are good to go on that on that front but Tom Yeah. You are lucky to have that because I think a lot of a lot of players will be desperate for space and room if they live in an apartment especially you have a Nice House. You have that garage. I mean that there is some positives and all this chaos when all I started unfolding in Indian Wells cancelled and all this was happening and it was like okay might be four to six weeks. Spent my initial thought was like oh well okay look. Income is obviously a problem for players. But sometimes you guys have injuries that last four to six weeks. Sometimes you have illnesses that last two to four weeks in the grand scheme of things. It doesn't seem like a very big chunk of time but now that things escalated so severely it could be three months could be six months it could be. I don't know and that's the hard part is when you're sick and injured you kind of have somewhat of an idea like hey. I'm working towards this goal now. It's like I'm working towards what? Yeah that's the other thing because for example. Let's say you do have six weeks of where you're trying to rehab from an injury. You have the option if you want to go somewhere if you WANNA go and travel if you WANNA go just go to the beach for a couple of days or anything like that. You have that luxury if you want it now in this case it's like Oh man. Flights to Costa Rica and Ecuador in Puerto Rico are like less than one hundred dollars. It's so tempting to want to go out and travel. But you can't so in a sense you know a lot of tennis players. We tend to complain that the season is long. It's very very You know it's it's tough on the body So the fact that we have this time to kind of just almost regroup. It's weird time in the year because it season just kinda started But Yeah I think it's just it's very very weird. I don't think that there's another word to put it another word that you can really describe it because I mean with the Olympics coming up I mean I'm in a situation where I have a special ranking so does that mean that my special ranking Kinda freezes because once I start my first tournament I only have a year to use up all my special ranking tournaments. So that's another thing that we're just have absolutely no clue whatsoever and with the Olympics. Coming up I mean. Do we know whether that's GonNa Happen? I mean a lot of girls are just in limbo right now. It's never a good place to be in when you're uncertain So as of now I'm just taking it day by day to be honest. I'm just enjoying the crap out of it. There's no other way to see it. You just have to see it as an opportunity And one of the things that you know you can do is Ago Christiane was posting different. Things that you can kind of do while you're in this state and You know whether it's facetime ing with people that you probably haven't talked to in a while. Learning new hobby cleaning house from you know had to tell there. There's a lot of things that can be done during this time. So I think that if you go about it the right way you can see it as a very positive thing whether it's for me whether for the world I think we just have to see it in a positive light. You'd have some positive spin on this thing. It's nice to hear but it's also I. You mentioned Christiaan heff players been talking a lot of you guys been communicating with each other. A Lot I know you're probably not hanging out a lot but has there been a conversation between you guys. I mean at the end of the day. I think a lot of the players are just kind of Speaking the same boys right now in unison which is suffering Soleil. Y'All do not go and be around other people do not put yourself at risk and do not put others at risk So I think we're all trying to find ways on how to have the new ways to work out at home because that's pretty much. What a lot of players are doing. I know I was speaking to Madison and she said. Hey We got some board games you know. So there's that so yeah. I mean there's there's a lot to do and I think a lot of players I mean it's that uncertainty but I have a feeling that they're gonNA come back pretty

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WTA Tour Suspended Until May 2nd

The Tennis Podcast

07:44 min | 1 year ago

WTA Tour Suspended Until May 2nd

"We had this six weeks suspension announced that means no Miami no Charleston on the W. T. side this was an issue of the ATP announced on their own unilaterally. Canceling MIAMI MONTE-CARLO IS GONNA go and everything. Bassi up until the end of of April and bit by bit. The WTI came pretty much to the same conclusion but they tried to do it one at a time rather than just doing a complete block of canceling everything. That's where we stand. At the moment we have had another update today a WTI saying because of the ongoing Global Corona Virus outbreak the WTO tournaments in stood guard Istanbul and Prague in April Arcane to be cancelled as well and so everything is suspended on. Wgn Tore now until may the second they say we will make a decision in the week ahead regarding the remaining Wti a European play caught tournaments are monitoring the situation closely so it may not be the end of of the constellations even even now so here we are amid March. We know we're not GONNA get any tennis on the women's side until may the second so let's talk to a couple of the players who are out in India wells who were affected by this situation starting with the British number. One on the men's side Down Evans World Number Twenty eight career high ranking of twenty eight. I had a little chat with him before he went to Indian wells initially when he was still in Dubai and I sensed then he was pretty anxious about the whole situation the fact that he was going to go back to the UK just for a couple of days then flats California he he. He really didn't know what to expect when he got there so I asked him first of all what it was like when he got to think like nothing was was any different at the Stop I actually went to San Diego for two is a few members at the club. She said to me all year. We're not going down to endure wells issue because of the corona virus and I mean always on our. I guess you know they were. They were older members to in. This guys says always decided that Mr Tikey precautions and we go down there and as I'm sure you're not a tennis player not the most You know pretty isolated in their own world and no already set much until I think it was. It was pretty much the die before qualifying stay there was there was is that it was GONNA get cooled off. Alan. Yes big big room Sula started unethical cooled off for the the die before Listen to the Health Minister of I think it was California or cut Coachella Valley and he said that he might have statement about into wells. I would be the guy who would be calling off sedan Sort of happened. It was all very vivid surprise really but then at that I. It wasn't so much surprise if she knows all the severity of Then not long after the Miami consolation when it was a pandemic what was the week. What's a week been like since then because they were they were letting everybody stay? Weren't they in use Indian Wells for an stay in the the accommodation? What did you? What was it like being around the other players at that time? Yeah well I mean we started like there is a few few different people two different things so that was advised to not leave the country because remodel belt guest in back in and then does seem like he was defeating the jets. If people could have committed that would have been Miami really and then it was all pretty strange. You know I didn't make didn't like practicing one was we? Were supposed to be playing. It seemed you know pretty no atmosphere. There was no saying it was terrible so applies to be to be honest and I find it pretty hard too noisy to be motivated but everyone was brought to which was destroyed thing. I've always prided everyone was eating together. So it was all this. It was all surreal India wiles. And then as said when we heard W hite sugarcoated upon Devon. Everybody was booking flights that I think you know the wrong. Who was on the Wolf for Miami? And obviously they've called on the ADP side. They pretty much immediately called a six week. Holt to the toll now. That's that's a pretty far reaching impact for so many people I mean in even in our little ecosystem of tennis. Yeah you've had a good a good start to the good last year so you'll have built up some some finance that you can. You can weather a period like that. But not everybody's in that both I would imagine no I guess not a not much anyone can really do is right now. It's it's a terrible situation for everybody you know thankfully no one just yet tested positive Well not as far as I know. That's my thing is to keep everybody healthy. I think that's the reason why the tournaments have been I think consoled in on the six week pulls to the Tool the tournament it's You know obviously a difficult time for everybody involved like just said you know even dancer. People Work Torments Aichi sponsored of player? Who is a my fly? And he wasn't sure she was getting paid or not. You know which is the end of the day. That's what everybody wants to have it as they go to to work to get paid. Because I have stuff to pay for the livelihood. Juno Dot Com. Mr Bill could fail in for for anyone. Don't know if you're going to get paid in the NFC can't for everybody. Ron and in Great Britain and the world. Yeah I mean you. You obviously had a period of time out the game. We we know the reasons for I remember you talking about the time that you found it quite hard sort of just not having the purpose in a way is it. Is that something that you feel may might help you in a way that you've at least had experience of that. If if we're able to to practice I don't see I. If I were to practices stuff adultery the six weeks been been that much of an issue for me personally You know we. We can't change if we went tool could go onto Daylight Spain I think. The chargers for For everybody really literally doing nothing because it is a that will be. I will be pretty tough I as you know one guy who's in Madrid and he died on lockdown. I called leave and he said his you know not not good whole so. I'm hoping that doesn't happen but if it does then you know the Be Interesting to see how that works. I for for the tennis

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"In sits sit surpasses. Social media feeds from now on be the source of. Everyone's escapism from reality. Because he's he's living on a different planet. Let's all live there within parts of me thought. Oh it's live on instagram. Maybe talking about Indian wells benefit. Of course he's not talking about Indian Wells. He's he's he's UPLOADING WLAC. Took all and actually. It was better that he was doing that. So there we are. That's that's where we are in the tennis world at the moment folks bit of a different tennis podcasts. From us this week we'll have our listener questions special next week It was it was really well. We've done it. We might as well. What else are you going to talk about tonight? We wouldn't have thought we'd been talking about this week. Maybe keep people on that as well this. We'll keep you up to date. Keep across our social media and keep across newsletter. What are we going to predict? What am I? Don't get it wrong this week. and I've gotTa do ask me anything on Reddit which which is Which is a big group of people now so if you WANNA get yourself on. Redditch put cost asked me anything terribly. Ruined content in the weeks Don't you worry Catherine? I've got loads of ideas up for this moment precisely. Ym worrying you can't just have a two week nap for anyone wants to come here and unpacked my suitcases for me. I will not is officer open. My think I can't face it. I'm packing my hand luggage earlier and it was really bad. It's not what you want to be doing it. In parking within twenty four hours unpacking backing can't find anything. Straub ish but well then we all folks I hope wherever you are listening to us that you are personally staying safe and that you not too damn beat about everything in the in the world and the tennis world. It's it's it's not great fun at the moment is it but hopefully things improve soon and that tennis re commences hastily but with that we leave you here on the tennis. Podcast will be back very soon. And we'll speak to them..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Bit If Tennis player content news before we wrap up sits passes been has been creating content rush which one I was. I didn't see you see you saw is. He did an instagram live. Today or something very very few days did a very questionable tweet about hair conditioner which I'm not going to repeat if you want to look it up. Go to friends. That was the one I thought you were referring to. I mean that was that I don't say this lightly but I do think that was peak weird from sit super I read if he tops that the place is today but also done some produced some live content today. Instagram live as I must have been about. Four o'clock in the morning and there he was talking about how much music inspires him and playing really loudly so you couldn't really hear what he was saying. He was in the middle of uploading video. One that he couldn't upload from the Philippines. Way Was Faw Davis Cup with Greece. Because as much as he liked playing in Manila he was very disappointed by the by the WIFI and he was he was unable to face time his family and he was unable to upload his flock.

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

13:28 min | 1 year ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"So hungry are going to be the first time that they weren't that US here Yeah it was. It was a it was a fun time into that. It's the last tennis that I might be watching for a while. I think I might. The most of it yeah. We need people to volunteer to have like local tennis matches filmed and televised. Just anything to feed. Feed the diction I think may against Saudi Simon. The other day would guy down a treat. I'll take it. It can be my methadone. I only made. I only hit one winner on Satan. Maybe no but extracted so I saw a score. That wasn't a school. David triumphantly texted through a Iranians tennis school. Celebrate we we. We stopped four six six four which is better than one. Six one six from the previous. I was quite quite happy with that If anyone's got some better tennis that they're willing to have televised for us to talk about on feature podcasts Indefinitely Lettuce. Don't worry I've got ideas folks. Tennis podcast is not going to end We're we're for next week anyway because we call listen to question especially recorded before we know all this was going to happen And we only answered five questions about two hundred so you know. I'm sure he can do more than that without tennis chance. Just basically dog postcards not trust me trust me lightly Dougie TV series from the nineties and things the the other tennis gang on one of them was the Lien Tournament won by Sephardic Kenan. Who won four back to back? Three-set matches them. I find it Percy extraordinary. That went straight from winning the Australian Open to playing in Fed Cup to playing in Dubai. Diehard lost first round in singles in both of those but played doubles in both events as well and then he played this tournament in Leon. And what it were with some real battles. I think that's partly just sums up who she is and what she's all about and also sums up. How exuberant she is. And how nobody said to. You Know Grand Slam champions. Don't do that though so things you know. They normally just take a month after winning a Grand Slam but she she is Great. Isn't shake yeah she really is and I love that. She's she's done this now because people were starting to script the narrative about her having this big letdown big disappointments and drop off off to winning that surprise maiden Grand Slam title in in Australia. Has Success Come too soon? Is She struggling to adjust to her niece status etc etc? I feel like just. The first pen to paper of that narrative was was starting to happen. I think two first round losses in in Dubai and hall were they could easily have been cool to find a much semifinal matches in the depths on the tool they completely legit matches to leave. But I love that. She's done this already. Do It sends sense. Such a statement for me yes the most. It's the most severe Kenan Thais around imaginable. Isn't it your that. Her next title after her maiden slam is a is a slightly obscure event in Lyon. She's done it with four. Battling three sets is I mean it just shows that she's not been to change by that by that Australian Open victory. She's just going to keep being and keep doing her thing. And that's that that's what's going to take places. Yeah it was great also should say that when the worst still tennis going on in India Wells I at the Challenger event that have just just the week before it Jack Salk suddenly went from being a man that only won two matches in about fifteen months to winning four in arriving getting to the final and and well done him think he a little bit like Kenan WanNa batch of three set matches real real epochs and scrapped his way to the final and and I'm just really plays for him because he's I don't I don't know him but he's had he looks like he's had a pretty tough time maybe self inflicted I know. He's had injuries as well. But just thing. That was really really impressive. The way you got through to the finally ended up losing to Steve Johnson. Yeah agreed I mean Steve? Johnson said a pretty tough time as well completely different kind of tough time but he has two drastic extent. Dropped off a bit of the cliff after making the top twenty years ago. is a very publicly terrible time with his father. Passing away a couple of years ago yet will seem to stem from certain from the outside stemmed from that when in Delray Beach. Didn't it that first win? That first tour level win for Jackson's since two thousand eighteen in a cathartic moment he had on the cool there where he let it out and showed how much she cares and how tough it's been and I deny it it lutron outside like a real release for for Jackson can real watershed moment for for us looking in as an in terms of an insight into how much he does care. I don't know what it feels like. He's on a wave of momentum which he could do with continuing to ride. I don't know where he's GonNa find future waves to ride. He might need gun play. Hell Simon He company Tim Tire So yeah any other tennis happened. This last week Well someone we talked about. Last week's podcast Alina Spit Selena. One in Monterey she got I think four or five wins there and I'm won the title after just a really difficult. Start to the season where she was. Not even winning sets So that that's that's good to see her get back on track there albeit at a slightly lower level tournament. But that's exactly the kind of thing she needed to do. And as you said hope feels full that would have set her up for for better run into Muslim Miami. But obviously that's that's on hold now but I think I think you saw some of cosmic there as well. I must say that tournament sightly asked Me Bhai Hungry but I think I think you will walk Chamber counter me as well Matt but my plan is to just pretend that it's happening this week into go back and watch on replay. Pretend that it's happening now. I mean how long can we lost for doing that? We'll be watching matches from From nineteen eighty four before we know it on Youtube David counter. Yes Joe Cancer. Yeah I did see I did say match again. I didn't still see the class. So the end of the class is one and Yeah she was pretty good in that and the the run she had was decent. I think it kind of puts behind her a little bit of the the loss of confidence she's had recently but then in that semifinal sir play against Maria Marie boost cover who who who played really well. She was clearly struggling with a knee and she had treatment after the first set. It didn't look good actually and I would have been concerned for her. Really as being out to to to play Indian Wells Miami and there was a lovely on court interview with Bruce. Cover the end to just made it clear how much she how much it meant to to reach her first final she was. She was tearful on the colts. It was a lovely moment but yeah concern for Konta. Kim Clijsters in fits and starts played. Well she had a load of Isis but she also hit a lot of errors in that match against Konta. She's still clearly some way off and it's GonNa take a while you would have thought to even if she's able to to get back tall to the top level but I mean we find ourselves in this this holding pattern for tennis now because everything is on hold just just one final note for me was. It was International Women's Day yesterday and Andy. Murray pens an article which we circulated last night and talk about summing up How I think we all feel about women's tennis and attitudes within within tennis generally two to two women he just hit the nail on the head in such a straightforward understandable way. And I'd love love the whole of the men's locker room digit. Read that article. Something really simplistic about that article. Which which was so perfect. Because it's just such a simple and obvious State of affairs and triumph for tennis. That the we have this this headstart. Is Chris Clarry put in your chat to him in in Madrid at the end of last year? We have this huge advantage. We've been ahead of the curve. Tennis has and all the sports have been scrambling to catch up while we've been squandering that advantage seemingly with internecine struggles and and debating united. As far as I'm concerned that if eight settled it all speaks for itself and we've been moving backwards and Andy. Murray just made that seem sound so simple and obvious which what he saying was he andy. Murray wrote out of all the Global Sports tennis is the best in terms of equal prize. Money and male and female plas- competing at the same events. But the thing I find interesting is that rather than being celebrated. This is often questioned within the sport. It's attractive to people watching sponsors TV. Everyone said that way. She time arguing about it. Let's celebrate it and actually use it to our advantage to grow the sport around the world. Yeah yeah a just just a brilliant Similarity between the the simplicity of his words and the simplicity of what he was saying. Just how obvious it is. You know you know the final were. The final line of the piece was. How can you not see that? It's a good thing which just just summed it up perfectly so that we are. That's about it for the tennis. Podcast thing this week. Anything else should just say that the the draw for the Davis Cup Finals. We can walk. We CAN WATCH DRAWS BECOME. Tennis is Is Happening on Thursday? So that's one. We'll find out the groups for the finals in Madrid. Light in the air Okay and probably probably the biggest story was Argentina. Losing to To Columbus Argentina with host of players won't be there And Ecuador beat Japan. Which was which was one of the ties with behind. Closed Doors I think Nishioka wasn't able to travel to the Thai. Because there was a fair that he wouldn't be able to get back into the US Overseen now the fact that India Muslim. Can't sodas render that Less of an issue as well so you know it just all. It's all connected Spare a thought for John Millman. He sacrificed a Piss UP TO CELEBRATE Australia's success in order to jump on a plane to get to Indian Wells yet those photos from the Australia celebrations yet to be explained why Alex Bolt has got a bloody mouth on the calls. Have you not seen that? He's got like an ex shipped tooth on the celebration. Actually bleeding getty. What's happened there Martin? Who Chevik did not sacrifice his piss up. He told me that he had delayed his flight to Indian Wells specifically so that he could celebrate hard with the Hungarian team. Winner in every final..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

14:03 min | 1 year ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Two weeks is it economically viable to have a tournament for two weeks without spectators? And you know I think tennis. A huge part of the income comes from ticket sales. And you know there's I think four hundred and fifty thousand people go to woes every year. I just I don't know logistics of holding. I'm sure that was a factor in in that decision as well. I hadn't quite realized the M. The contrast in tennis to other sports in terms of the proportion of revenue generally that comes from ticket sales as opposed to to broadcast right so sponsorship it is. It's a bigger proportion of of income and revenue in tennis is in certainly in football and and I think rugby as well. Another sporting events that we've seen measures being taken in but I mean by all accounts I mean certainly on the WPA side. Because we've had that pretty pretty strong statement I think from from Steve Simon. I think the implications of clear and I would logic types that the same position would be held by the ATP. It shows up once again the massive conflict of interest at the holidays if Tennessee's organization structure Of those those bodies because the represent both the players and the tournaments tournaments and on this occasion the plays in the tournament's interests were completely in opposition. I think it certainly did feel as I do. The majority of players were were there and wanting it to go ahead and surprised that that it Walson 's but yeah I that's a pretty short term view generally Whilst I understand why the same going ahead behind closed. Doors is an assurance invalidating. That necessarily means that they were saying. Let's just just push on is normal but for them. It's their life. It's their job. Obviously it's better to play with an enormous crowd and I'm sure most would appreciate the economic factors involved with not staging but but for them. I guess it could feel like baby out with the bathwater. Yes it's not ideal but but we've still got lives to lead incomes to make and it is still possible to do that albeit in a compromise scenario I guess would be a lot of their vs. I mean for me. It really came into focus this weekend. When I was in Hungary for the Davis Cup I was. I had quite a long chat with Kim. A copy ends as you do. Yeah and I was talking about his talking about schedule. He was flying straight from Budapest off to Kazakhstan to pay challenger. And obviously lots of channing your vents have already been affected by corona virus. And I was talking about his schedule and he said well to be honest. I don't know what the schedule is at the moment. His you know He's a player outside the top hundred. He he needs to play events to survive to make a living. I think in this sense. Tennis is confronting what normal businesses and normal people with nine to five job so experiencing about what corona virus will do to the economy. And then when you get a constellation somewhere like Indian wells it just it joked to even more and scales that up massively because suddenly you've got players affected but also media stuff all sorts of people. It's just it's just just massively scaled up from what we've already seen happening and what players already been experiencing on the challenge that all this is now just has gone boom. And there's a I think Simon Briggs was talking in his article about a kind of a chain of logic that more than going to be affected and this is this is most likely going to be more than just a two week thing affecting Indian. Wells should say as well that the tournament have said that they will put the players up for a week in the official hotels. So that they can practice the tournaments. Because that's that's one of the issues isn't it it's Where'd you go? I mean it's it's hard enough. We're talking about it the other the other day about how. How when you lose first round you. You may lose. I trained in Indian Wells and then have quite a long time until you go to Miami and hey they're just they're just kind of in limbo unite the other day on. What's up tonight described Tennis spectate tea experience. I had at Wimbledon as like a tennis lock-in. Well that's what was going down Indian Wells this week. Isn't it if only they made the decision like six hours later I could? I could have been on that plane in the lock in this. This spray time that I had done wouldn't look quite so absurd. I'm self I'm self isolating g to the absurdity of my appearance in a code lending climate and the only people who are ever going to get to see us. My struggle is real everyone. Everyone listening to this. And she's got new glasses. These weren't cheap. I had to get that I get like a spread. Special lamentably reflective yes for fatigues is. It was going to be the first time. I'd want glasses on telly. Because I'm I'm not allowed to concept of two months sweat thought I did. Extensive Research and shopping glosses. It would work on. Terrier got a special coating that cost an arm and a leg you to see these bloody glasses. David Sorority on instagram. Forgot that I'm for the Humber. The Straight Spray Tan on so a pitcher just a little bit more orange. That does that for. You is the one that can take it off. Yes please AK- what a twenty four hours. Well I mean water. What a bizarre situation. We find ourselves in And Yeah and we're we're making light of it. Because what else can we do We've done the serious chat in the the. The fact is we have absolutely no idea when tennis will be played again professionally or at least that is level. We saw an announcement from the French. Sporting Ministry of the Coal Ministry of Culture to say that all major sporting events in in Franz will be played without crowds unlimited crowds of under thousand until April the fifteenth now Monte. Carlo isn't in France but is to all intents and purposes logically in in a situation like this it sort of won't be treated as if it were especially with its proximity to northern Italy as well so you'd have to think that event is in is in major question. I mean the thing is they. Everything's changing so quickly and precedent. Being set by the day we were. We delayed the recording of this podcast. Little to say if Miami the Miami event made an announcement because that's that's surely coming one way or another. They've made one social media posts since. I think someone forgot to delete scheduled. He Yeah you which happens which it does happen but it doesn't great. Yeah they've done one tweet since the The announcement from Indian Wells and it was about in ticket sales. It was about buying tickets for the for the tournament. Say bit tone deaf but I'm sure are yeah. I'm sure that was an oversight. In terms of sheduled tweets rather than somebody making it a catastrophically terrible social media decision. Not that those don't happen every single day. That gets the benefit the doubt. They do just one to a couple of other things to discuss for. Just one from bill on twitter. Who says we don't know much about this virus we don't know when or if the Indian Wells tone we played. We don't know what lies in store for Miami Monte Carlo etc. So what do we know we know that? Bianca and rescue will continue indefinitely to not lose completed Tennessee and we know that Russia Federa is some sort of weird mystic. I mean his. Is anyone ever timed a surgery? Better is ridiculous isn't it smuggled smoke smoke? Federa and actually when when the circuit does star to get him in. It could be like look. I'm GonNa look on the bright side. It could be like when you have loads of rain and then suddenly you get those stacked shed y'all of matches and there's loads going on those days. Nice those days stress out big time. Yeah you mean what am I want to Russia comparison David? It could be like the first post war Olympics in one. Thousand nine hundred. Forty eight in London is the The Olympics weren't held during the Second World War Nineteen forty eight was I mean it was great. Bit could have that sort of feel about say. Isn't it so often? I mean that I put out early. The one you refer to it so often. Sport isn't affected by these sort of national disasters and global tragedies. It goes on sport goes on it's always there It is a refuge an to be in this situation where it's not there is is is really confusing. I think it's it's weird that it's that's twice now that Tennyson kind of been thrusted into a bit of a global emotion. See this year because obviously it wasn't that long ago that we were talking about potentially the awful bushfires in Australia Accounting Australian Open I mean then then tennis became a force for good in that situation with the all the funds it was able to raise but oversee. Now it's been it's been caught by by this corona virus and yet we just we're just in the situation of not knowing which is which is very unfamiliar. It is discombobulating isn't it? I mean what are we going to do for two weeks? I mean I've literally got not one single plan for the next fortnight. A friend friend of the PODCAST. Sarah wouldn't sent us a link to an advert that's gone out for people to willingly get infected with the corona virus full research purposes are looking for twenty four in the UK to get infected with the the two week strains of The disease for Kupfer Vaccines and you get quarantined for two weeks and I thought I could do a real national service and then you know touch wood provided you recover. You've immunity so I think broadly of decided not to do it did cross my mind. Someone's got see someone's going to Yeah nothing on of which though series of love is blind. I've got a good partial safe. You end up having to resort to that about that over the last week after all a few messages about that few fans actually mostly mostly people just just looking in bewilderment But anyway Can we talk about tennis for JUST JUST TO CHEER SELVES UP? I've got some tennis things to talk about because tennis has happened this week. First of all Matt Your Your Fed Cup tie. What was it like Davis Cup Davis Cup? Tie Sorry yes it was It was it's because it's all Belgium just got confused. Become that will gym. Tennis correspondent accidentally Yeah Hungary Belgium Hungary qualified Radi. Good Thai actually Four of the five matches were deciding sets. It came down to the deciding. Set of the deciding match Hungary's two man team of Attila Lashing Mountain Future Vicks eventually managed to beat Belgium's David Goffin list team. And Yeah it was. It was just classic. Classic Davis Cup rarely everything everything that you expect that competition to be with the ultimate prize of getting to Madrid in in November..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

16:02 min | 1 year ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"We weren't supposed to be talking to you like this today. Cancer was supposed to be on a plane and we were supposed to be having a week off and you're supposed to be listening to our listener questions special that we recorded two weeks ago however things have taken a turn. Catherine isn't on a plane. In fact she's sitting in her apartment at the moment looking a bit miffed but obviously a very serious reason because corona virus has intervened and cancelled the Pampa open at Indian Wells because they had a positive test in the Coachella Valley. So nobody's going anywhere. The tournament isn't being played and there are lots of lots of tennis players in Indian Wells with nothing to do for the next two weeks and obviously it's a very very serious situation globally at the moment but for us in the tennis world and US here on the tennis podcast. We thought we would. We would delay our listener questions special and just talk about it because these are unprecedented times. We've never known anything like this Sunday in my lifetime and think anybody's lifetime that I know And in the sporting world we alternating with uncertainty on on an enormous scale things changing by the so catherine. Why don't you tell us how your last twenty four hours played out? Because about sixteen hours ago we will make fun of you because you You're not packed and tens that you could have just stayed unpacked. The one time I was disorganized with my packing for a trip and created an unnecessarily stressful packing situation for myself at the last minute was the one time I needn't bothered at all. I should probably say that I. I fully intend to treat various aspects of the situation with a lot of levity because I think you have to laugh. I certainly have to love. But that's not to say we're not taking the situation extremely seriously. Trust me I and we are but I think one of the reasons we always is plenty reasons to but matt. He said he had really great. Take one of your tweets about the Intrigue Sport Space To be a refuge. Isn't IT SPACE TO BE ESCAPISM? When things start to intrude upon that say that your the little corners of the world the disposed to be safe places. An escapism places. Start to feel unsafe. That's when that's when she gets real So yeah I hope that the PODCASTS can be a little bit of escapism for people. So making light of what's been a pretty absurd twelve hours Certainly in my life I hope won't be taken as an indication that I'm not treating situation with the with seriousness. But it's been it's been so weird. I can't bring myself to unpack my to almost cases that they're just laughing at me. They're just sat in my bedroom laughing at me because I'm basically the situation in the UK. Is that everybody is stocking up on food and toilet rolls whether they really need to be doing that on. All rose yes so it rolls are eight at the moment and those are being panicked thought. Catherine you have you've been going the opposite way way so after whatever the opposite of stockpiling is that sort of. I've been doing this weekend. The consumed or thrown away all if the products that might sustain me in an apocalypse scenario. Nothing I had. I've I've done an ecology would and yeah I've got the dregs of what the rest of the country wasn't interested in stockpiling lucky me. Luckily I really enjoy vinegar. Vinegar based pickled products sold anywhere. So we'll be fine. Excellent T- Stinky but fine delighted to welcome anywhere in affects US Catherine. Because as you said before we came on how we're probably only going to have conversations like this from now on in the comfort of our own homes looking at each other on on a on a TV screen or a phone screen it in a positive way but my naturally by naturally downbeat tone of voice made it sound like the most depressing statement of all time but what the Silver Lining. I was attempting to to grasp full. Was that can you imagine experiencing any of this without Wifi? No account so anyway. I'm fortunate we don't have to imagine that. And therefore we are here if you on the guest. Yes it could down anytime given that mind is not normally the most stable up here. In the Midland's Matt's just come back from from a tennis tournament or a rather Fed Cup tie. Well ask you about that in a minute Matt But it's been a bit of a bit of a world where in the last twenty four hours and Steve. Simon has been speaking. We've had festival I. I had overnight that the from you to in fact. The tournament wasn't going to happen. I woke to seventy-seven unread messages on WHATSAPP in the middle of the night. And and you youtube both knew ahead of me not gonNa very surreal situation where we were awake. Asa An inappropriate time. And you're asleep yes. It was like everything was wrong. Well the last message I receive before going to sleep was Catherine saying I've packed eye inexplicably woke up at two. Am check my phone. In numerous have been cancelled. Mesic SUSPENDED PODCAST. What set group thinking two? Am Catherine's on early Flight Davis normally up about three? Am Any way. Chances are someone's going to be online in a minute and I waited and I waited and then suddenly Catherine was awake. I had sort of placed money on David being first but that didn't flights yes and yes. So that was. That was how I found out and shared the news. Now the situation is one case has has been detected in the Coachella valley. It sounds as though they had been considering this this move for a few days. They certainly had been ramping up the precautions over the last few days. They they'd already said that people could have that money back. If they didn't want to attend they were gonNA make a bull kids wear gloves. They weren't let them look after towels and bring them to players. Which I think was wildly greeted with a chance of Hallelujah. Because we've been waiting for for that to to be brought in regardless of of an event or even a an outbreak like this but it's It was last minute. It was absolutely last minute. Qualifying was due to to type place today. Tommy Haas. The tournament director came out and said it's obviously hugely disappointing. It sound as sands though. The hand is being forced to some degree by the local authorities in that particular part of the world and and depending on where you are in the world. The severity of the outbreaks are different. Depending on where you are and and if you've already got one one particular case there then that doesn't sound like like necessarily an automatic. The acute reason on its own to to do this but it does depend on how you view this stuff. Doesn't it because things have escalated so quickly in places like Italy and oversee China before that? Yeah I mean there's a number of Number fighters to be discussed oversee haven't sort of published a detailed account. If the the reasoning for the cancellation we kind of filling in the blanks and and make assumptions and I speaking to a a health data science expert. The which is which is what needs to be happening more in my view. Just listening to experts because that anyone's really know the part of the the panic or large parts of the panic in the situation is just filling a vacuum vacuum of information. And may think that you know this stage owing on. The side of caution is a village of action because because of that like information We don't how many people are currently infected and who infectious. We don't know what the transmission rate is and we don't really know What the death rate is so There's there's a difference between the macro response in the micro response and the macro of on a global scale is is more important and yeah hosting an event where thousands of people are coming from across the globe to to mingle together in close proximity. I might in hindsight be proven to be an overreaction but with the lack of information about a current situation it seems sensible to own this other question and that's not to say that I'm running around in a state of panic wearing a tupperware books on my head which has been seen on the London Underground. This week I'm absolutely not but on a macro scale in terms of sporting events I I get I get it I think I think we all do really. And and and there is that feeling of the unknown because Indian. Wells have said that they would like to hold the event later in the year that they've said it will not take place at this time. There are very clear about that now. Goodness knows when when they would be able to do that. Well I wonder if they're eyeing the Asian swing in the calendar. I Don I mean. There are gaps in the tennis calendar. Or the but I also I mean this is totally Title Guesswork which is seems an appropriate place to be. It's a the average age of the population in in Palm Springs. Is it's a retirement village really. Isn't it as a rich person's retirement village so I do wonder if that has been at least a factor? There's a lot of those people who make up a lot of the people that go to the tournament and who volunteer and work at that tournament as well And I completely agree. As far as I'm concerned if if the health officials or advising that it's too much of a risk and it's putting and having a large gathering is putting more people at risk and public health at risk then it ends there. As far as I'm concerned if that stood vice they they have to follow it. I think for people to be to be questioning whether or not. This is the right decision you know. Those people are not more informed than the health officials in in the area. You you have to believe they wouldn't have taken this decision lightly and they've come to it with all the with the information that's available to them. I think what? I find slightly alarming. Is that this shows up. How uncoordinated globally the responses that? It's not even sort of country by country. It's literally tournaments by tournament. We're waiting now. A decision from from Miami as to whether that event will go ahead and of course. Everybody's already questioning events. I mean the tour events too but in a go- Charleston on the wj tool which a lot of people trying to get wildcards into you've got you've got Monte Carlo you've got served Madrid Rome And everyone's kind of waiting for each individual tournament to decide upon its approach and you know in the twenty twenty It kind of feels like with this nature of thing the We should be working towards some kind of coordinated strategy. So I I do find. It's like I mean maybe that will come. I hope that will come. But the fact that this decision which sets an incredible world-precedent not just didn't sport has essentially been made by the tournament defined I defined pretty extraordinary interesting as well. That's The New York Times spoke to the WTA's see Steve Simon who said we were supportive of the concept of playing the tournament behind closed doors but ultimately the tournament didn't feel it was in their best interest which is quite a strong statement really and I mean obviously from a total perspective. You you've got the tournaments but you've also got the players you you've you know you've you've got players. Who are there in their hundreds basically without jobs for the next couple of weeks and that will be an element of the reasoning for why he said that that sounds as though they've they have been at odds and just GonNa interrupt this very serious moment briefly because a neighbor is just what I my window with her dog. Wearing a face mask name hysteria. I was talking about. Which was she wearing a facemask shoot. Not only the dog. Dogs dogs are more important. Some people think and I'm not saying I don't want to start wearing a face mask. I'm just you know just mentioning it right now. We do have to serious for all just digest. What I've seen that in itself is an is an interesting angle to this. Isn't it because I not necessarily all tournaments are going to feel the same? I mean there are so many knock on effect to the TENNIS ECONOMY. Just as a as its own little world because so many people don't have the date pockets of Larry. Ellison necessarily the the funding behind them and some might want it to go ahead. Because of that I agree with you ultimately. You've you've just gotTa do the right thing Healthwise Because this can't go on like this indefinitely when that decision was made to cancel the tournament rather than how behind closed doors that I was initially trying to compare it to football matches that have been behind closed doors in the Davis Cup ties just this past weekend that we saw a Tolan Indian Wells..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

The Green Light

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

"Trip. Y'all know what it is indian welsh oh connecticut photo plug. I am joined here by home home veto delusion. Damn you got three days well. That's that's my name. You know global instagram follow me i. I usually let people the end with that but you just okay. I'm gonna see these interviews so i know it's coming but do you think is only walk through this so you know what it is. You know we get really raunchy crazy and auditing silly shit so i'm gonna just talk. We don't get some scenarios yeah russia off my phone. Somehow deleted all the scenarios. We had uh-huh damn so i'm going to make one up on a spot picking number one through ten seven seven. We all know a seven is is there a cutoff age for oral sex. Hell yeah explain. What's the cutoff what you mean. Okay talk to me. What you wanna younger you. That's coffees ain't it is a coffee dana. You don't wanna damn young you. Don't wanna are kelly trial. No not that way not down. All we're talking about up like knack. She got mouth guesswork use it. What does she feels about you. I mean mm-hmm whereas if you pay like you weigh that's a quote. Nobody's looking at me behind closed doors so now tell everyone everyone where they can follow you. Take a look at your photography everything that you do on edgy mr everything right here replace to e. three and you good he's like he's like a rapper walking billboard well i got you. I got you beat the big this. Would you pay luxury deal. This is the started my business deal my bad. It'd be you know what it is. <laughter> appreciate you guys pack uh-huh yeah..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

The Green Light

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

"Iggy. Gee if you're on your i'm assuming you are and stuff like that to keep up with your not only your wedding photography but whatever cooking it's a little difficult to spell so i can spell it yeah. It's it's ed's cyrus these so it's essay. I r. a. h. Underscore as h. a. d. i know joke's on you. I was going to spell it the exact same way this. You be green episode three of his road trip. Thank you sarah whatever should be green green episode three of its a road trip. We're here in indiana. Well show in connecticut photo plug. I know this is the dan movement and all that wonderful amazing things. I am joined by the lovely beautiful beautiful too ostentatious introduce yourself player tattoo m._v._p. Okay i like h._s._e._n. Sometime depends how i feel. Oh you know right now. I've got some money so i'll probably my ages honey honey honey honey twice so bank. I know what it is. You were here on coney. Island will at coney island. That was where i've actually i met you and since then i've been following your journey. You're probably one of the your dope. I wanna say like rookie like you're. You've been very active lately. I saw shoe with gunplay life. I saw you shoot with moby. That was part of the country part <hes>. I like what you're doing man. You're active any worse for those that are just starting out that maybe one kind of pursue the modeling thing but they're kinda scared by it honestly just to pursue it. Man honestly just go for. You have nothing to lose. I understand like there may be a lot of people that may like feel feel like now really they're going to commit or like. They're not gonna fit in or you know. There's a whole lot that goes into play with it. They might be was that where i'm looking for. <hes> scared like <hes> not on an insecure like you know what i mean like. Just go for like if if that's what you want to do just do like you have nothing to losing like. There's just so much stuff that i've gained by doing this like and like. I've noticed shit about myself that i really haven't thought i did like you know what i mean by doing. Modeling joining like and just go for honestly like just do it like if you have a passion in anything just just do it. You know basically saying it's a low risk high reward situation question may you. You learn a lot from like i dunno well. We're about the whereabouts alerts. We're we're about to learn some things from you all right pick a number one tensor. Hold on hold on hold on hold on. We kill seven seven now because okay all right ready. Do doesn't man's feelings matter in relationship. Oh yeah how knock you talked. I'm gonna talk here for days. I don't know i just feel like nowadays relationship like the man's supposed to do everything i i want to sit here and have some affection towards me like you know what i mean. <hes> yeah some bay okay your eight. No are you sure yeah oh. I'm just that little bit right. They're just goes to show you care. I don't know how you manage feelings definitely do matter in a relationship. It's not about all the women all the time well. Let's answer number seven two since you said that i is there. Is there kids around just yet just ago. I is there. Is there cut off age for oral sex. Is there a cutoff age for oral sex. Damn like seventy eighty joss still work now. How no baby how no. I don't know you know cut off as if i'm eight years my wife you know and you're gonna reciprocate right. I'm gonna do what i can do what i can't hey. It's your boy gray. Tell everyone where they can find you. Follow you and take a look at all. The pictures that you produce over the leaks. Take a look at my journey touted underscore m._v._p. Ep i'm out there are frequently mostly every week every day but just followed a journeyman look forward to you know appreciate you player that she she can be green episode three of so road.

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

The Green Light

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

"My name is shehzad. Shows us what i go every everything on my socials. Okay okay cool so bank. Is this your first first photo book meet my second. Actually i was coney island. Did i interview a coney island. No why not. I don't know you're running. You're hiding. Now is in yeah hiding but quite guy so you didn't find me. We've gotta get some opinions at all right so i wasn't scenario ten. You can't pick. Let's see hard. Emma forgot you can't pick to you can't pick four. You can't pick nine. You can't pick eight and you can't pick seven six. Here's a good mind. Remember those numbers <hes>. You got sixty seconds to live right. You have a choice of living another fifty more years or ending world hunger. What are you choosing any real hunger. I just like giving back to people. I like taking care of people. That's probably one of the most important things if you look for yourself you know you you're only looking out for yourself in the world isn't doing anything in that mindset if everybody's looking out for themselves nobody's going to be happy and at the end of the day i let me give you camera sure tell everybody could follow you. Keep up with your photography. Photography is on instagram chaz e. s. h. as easy y. That's that's dope man appreciate. You hope he come out to the next anytime. Thank you for having me. I know what it is. You'd be green year should be green as episode three of its a road trip. I am joined by home amari. I can't be talking with the with the with the deep. No mari introduce yourself amari samart coup bang. Is this your first <hes> photo plug. How'd you hear about this event that the photo plug itself and how this was all going down through my girlfriend she goes out carina uh-huh uh-huh bodyguard well she might be interested to hear answers to some of these questions picking number three one ten. Don't pick nine nine seven. Is your kids around nope. I is there a cutoff age for oral sex. No no no so if eighty years old you want you got a ninety. One hundred doesn't matter deathbed gotta. Ah yeah that's a good relationship. The less you do any photography anything like that. No do you do anything music dance or we're okay average. I appreciate that so. Listen you mrs model. She was like a great model. Why don't you give her shadow high edgy so everyone can follow her and keep track of her or keep track of you. Keep track of her. Instagram is excellent dot corinna. What does or is there more to that. I'm sorry okay uh-huh. What does the xhosa for math people. Keep saying that appreciate appreciate you. Player should be green. I'm here with moby maverick gear. I got many things to call this man but unfortunately i must do all positive stuff right now. Dope is one of them my man thank you for throwing another dote meet meet appreciate you. What was the innovation the motivation inspiration i'm talking to you and the whole proclamation why indian worldwide cookout why this this is different and other photo plugs. Explain your man well first of all. Thank you sponsor another guy's crazy well once again. Thank you for sponsor in another year. Ma'am my brother. I mean pretty much. We always have a regular asked me like oh. Usually we just have regular means. Everybody's all gathered around you know when i go to the city whether we brits for a new london new haven whatever it may be <hes> uh-huh. I wanted to do something a little bit different trying to have a barbecue and now it's the end of the summer summer annaborough soon soft big fuck. Everybody come out here. Celebrating the end the summer do some a little different. I wanted to do it last year but it never ended up happening so we're so our last episode episode seventy degree like you were on you. Were on <hes>. Is it true that you can't quite handle your liquor bro..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

The Green Light

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

"Mad. Synonyms all make sense unique is obviously a big one because he got a style to his own when you see his shots you know it came from this man i'm here we kiss himself. Introduce yourself to those that don't know who you are and they while in if they don't just like you said <hes> i <hes> my name is kiss based in connecticut and i will then. I like amanda little work because he's all about that action. So what's the scenario in area one through ten you can't pick to you can't pick four and you can't pick seven rally. You pick talk can't pick two three all right. Would you compromise your happiness for relationship in order for that same relationship to be successful <hes>. If you ask me that like a a couple of years ago our relationship i but then now today i saw happiness. I because you know you're one of the doper people in a a sense that you don't kind of put on this front of. I just take pictures. Everyone come love. My pictures and i wanted to be kind of famous for that you. You're you're well. You're well public with any sort of things that you're dealing with in life and i think that's one of the dope assigned to you because show something that we don't see with a lot of these instagram people who got you know thousands of thousands of dollars so that's that's really dope to hear that at this point in your life at this juncture. You're able to put yourself happiness before relationships. What do you think changed. <hes> i think a lot of chains when i was going to shares of depression and a botched suicide and saw i realized that that makes them personal changes <hes> so a lot of like spiritual growth and then i'm learning how to <hes> actually photography also taught me how to be vulnerable with my work and and also be vulnerable with <hes> who i am and so that kinda like builds up the courage to confront. You know anything that comes. That's that's that's dope and that's that's real shit because a lot of people can put that into words and a lot of people are open to say that themselves. You're one of the dopers anime heads because there's not a lot of people who actually wash anime and love it so i gotta ask you. Who's your favorite character right. Now is l- probably lucy lucy one hundred aw one of the moon you go no no no no relax the gallery hipster characters so not a main character wanted to wanted a side character like right now all time back act calmer will always match. Oh okay all right. I'm s with that so calculated and he thinks i so shout out to them. Listen tell everyone where they can find. You could follow you on by bless you with some like some follows in you. Bless them with the dope photography that you consider yours. I say it's like if you really wanna find me. You'll find me. I like that show that she still swaggie. Yoshi pointed out. It's a road trip with the green light..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

The Green Light

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

"Green light was listen narrow this so basically we start off each episode with a scenario of some sorts usually just a a randomized question that came across me and my co uh-huh shout shout to kells we come across the scenario throughout the week and we decide this interesting to talk about. Let's start off with this so we don't play what's the scenario you are the first person to ever do this so the way we the way it goes picking number one through ten four arts or how would you react to finding out that the kid that you've been raised in for fifteen years does not belong to you yeah i mean if my kid and i'll be like oh disappointment but me as a father or father figure for that matter it was up to my responsibility ability to you know kind of bring knowledge to the world so now of course not no no. I was disappointed pointed i hey it's not my kid so who heck. I was raising kids is okay. Though i'm not mad about that disappointed that's not my blood child but however you know he or she comes along and pretty much learns from anything that i've given knowledge to from what i've learned of then everything's okay futures reaches a future no matter what so would that change your relationship with the mother <hes> <hes> that's a good that's a good question to think on no not really now and the way that we ended the first episode that we actually did with the photo plug was when we were at coney. Island was <hes> finding out if you're a member of corncob gang or the burrito bros. Do you know what that means. You say no of course not but i'll tell you. What do you think it means. I don't know yeah. I was thinking basically really. I'm trying to get a consensus and i think it's coming back. I think twenty one thousand nine hundred is showing that there's a new outlook on life when it comes to certain things so let me ask you this sir..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

The Green Light

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Green Light

"She played beat green. You know what it is. It's a road trip episode three. I'm here show connecticut and it was weird because look like you feel like you wanna look to some but don't look and you looking at me we either. I baby six okay. My bad. Okay is so bad out here. Photo plug episode three of its a road trip. I i am joined by home. My dwayne holdover saying how old are you. I'm six five sir. How tall are you six nine sir. I'm just slouching. You got come on man. He is all right. You got is g g grant twitter wishing o._r._g. And twitter sometimes that's too when i feel like i m i c d._w._i. E mike dewayne. You can find me on instagram and twitter. I like i spelled it out because a lot of people just like you know my name. Name is big daddy fat sacks and you gotta guess <hes> so bank the green light podcasts. Have you ever heard of us. I have not okay so hold on. Let me turn my head around yeah. We sorry for those that are just <hes> you drop chair. <hes> for a kuma beats so so for those that you wonder what we do tonight last time we gave you guys just basic interview this time. We're gonna play. What's the scenario a big part of our show awaited. We start to show is we start off every the episode with a scenario tribe conquest of course i do know the second week we will we do now. Tribe called quest show the whole thing too. We start off the show quick low question. Maybe you'll learn something new. Maybe you gain a new lesson district..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"So but Jamie, you're in the driver's seat. So steer this wherever you wanna scare this kill that metaphor. Sounds good welcome. And you know, we've been watching on TV. But of course, as always I'm curious to hear what you've experienced and seen and heard being onsite and intermingled with the players. So give us kind of your at this point in the tournament. What's been something that you've heard or seen? That's been the most surprising or most interesting, but let us have it. Well, you know, the rule of tennis in California state penal code is that you cannot talk about Indian Wells without first complementing the setting in the site of the venue in the atmosphere. So we will discharge our duties, but but seriously, this is just tennis for Mendes tennis paradise. Exactly. So little bit aggrandizing, but not by much and I would encourage anyone to come out here. And I also I feel like you've always sort of hear about the high end the Nobu and the expensive seats down low and Larry Olson's worth. Sixty billion dollars. But it really also has this populist touch where you walk around and you see players practice, and you know, I needed to buy a t-shirt for someone and I went in the fee Las store for twenty two dollars. I bought a t shirt, that's not the usual price point at sporting event merchandise. I I wouldn't courage people not not great. He get your lodging and accommodations early, but it's really a special place especial. And I think most importantly that really trickles down to the players. They like coming here. They invest a lot in really doesn't. It's become a cliche, but it really does feel like a fifth slam. And if you like it's really a special place time for a weekend stay for the duration of the tournament. But it really isn't extraordinary sporting event. All right that this is the FA, you know, this is the FCC disclaimer that I had to get out of the way but in all all series. People rave about this place for for good reason as far as tennis has been an interesting tournament, so far I mean in some ways this has been a continuation of tennis teams, which is we all love the big three. They're amazing. They're incredible. We've exhausted the library of supporters describing them and he's thirty seven Roger Federer is back to playing some release. Strong tennis. He won his hundred title beating chore itch and then in the Middle East. He comes here and Hughes looked quite good. So far famed for Nidal newbie Donald singer Donaldson after having loss at straits match to carriers Jovic rained out last night. But let's against for tansel..

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"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"That's what I was thinking when you said. Yeah. You you being you? I feel like we've given Venus short shrift. Yes. Who at age? You know, crowding age forty at age thirty eight was terrific when she fit of three fifths that is a level of of celebration. But also level of tennis that I haven't seen it. A long time is thirty eight year old woman beating Petric vista who's six weeks ago at a chance to become a number one player in the world. So when everybody wants to know why Venus is still out there. She gave us a pretty poignant. And also pretty strong statement the other day, we are no doubt shortchanging other players as well. But unfortunately, I have to go to work. Can we can we do this again? Yeah. For sure we'll do it again. This is, you know, I'm sure for you a decent way to spend your commute to work in tennis. This is the best Dr on a nineteen ten I've ever had. But this is great. We'll do it again. Again. I I always like to hear how you process these days. I love that the Sports Illustrated are using your laptop or using the TV's. Now, I've got a TV at my desk. I'm lucky. So though, I love that. You're second screen is at work. I do have a second. I have a TV Amman eter end a computer screen, so sometimes I can pull up the digital feed and the TV, but you know, it depends what I got going on. So that's about her media. And I would I would stress you're doing this at work. So just giving you're just given some of the listenership a good reason to think about a career in media you can handle the flows. All right. This is great. You did great. And I'm back in New York. We'll do it in studio actually sunset. Thanks..

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"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"Felix OJ Ali see. But I think we're all seduced by his tennis. He's eighteen years old. He lost seven six and a third to Nicio after having beaten poss. But I think we're all getting seduced by Felix both his tennis. But also his disposition and his personality. He lost last night. Conditio get eighteen years old imagine honestly, probably should've won any walks to the net all of the neuro chemistry that I often speak about all of these chemicals coursing through his body stress hormones, and it's disappointing loss and ethin- that he was Ponant that was a great match. Thank you. And I think that we are trying to sort of perhaps conflicting tennis, and there's a lot to like there with personality as ton to like there, but but feel sort of breakout star of this tournament shop off still in the draw. And then a player people know less about eighteen year old Bianca undress q. Who is getting reputation for helping players change their Wikipedia bios. She also in the fourth round innovate teen years old playing terrific tennis and his destined for, you know, the top twenty even by the summer, but she's also gotten a reputation for being technologically savvy and helping player that they wanted change their height, or, you know, put in additional info she's been holding Wikipedia sessions we hear, but no that'd be non Canadian division. Amanda and mobile continues to impress. I, you know, there this markers your own who won the twenty fourteen NC championship. And had you know third. Sad was up a break against me. With rounded. There's been a lot of sort of nice matches that haven't been on the big court a lot of nice players. But I think this this overall theme of tennis, which is basically the big three riding high, but who's pushing them and then on the women's side, we sort of have this. Thinking about a po- Serena world without writing off. Serena. And of course, her older sister who were the second time in a row and Indian Wells outlasting the drive Venus is now won three matches to them three three-setters. We so so in a way sort of the same old same old big three Williams sisters and the whole idea of time defiance, but we have time to find this year on the other side as well where we have these younger players. You know, it's been a while. We've talked about eighteen year olds. I love time defiant on both them. No, we've got you know, we have Asaka benches for his kind of one caliber. And then as you said shop still in in the draw, but then you have matches like ru verse Karen catching of and like and we had last night with with Felix Nishioka. And so all those matches. You've got these young guns going against one another. And then we have STAN. And Roger, you know. So I think it's a it's like as you said, very tennis. But I'm I like it. I think this is a good mix..

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"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"And she has really grown in to the tire of being the number one player, she's really feeling increasingly comfortable and some of that is going out there. And and defending and some of that is you're the top line of the draw sheet. And some of that is recognizing that my Lord there are people that are I'm genuinely their role model and she seen a very short amount of time. She seems increasingly comfortable with this. And she we talk. A few weeks ago about how she made this coaching change. I think. I think some people strange, but I think also spoke to how badly she wants this. And how seriously she's considering her role and her present role in in the sport? And she comes here as you say she had lost dead of. It's the last time they played a few weeks ago. She's the defending champs the new number one. There's all sorts of stuff going on behind the scenes with their sponsor. I think we should probably not get so used to being I mea Asaka wearing Dita's. There's a there's a new coast. There's a lot going on here and through four sets of tennis against four very different opponents in tricky conditions cold. It's windy. These are not sort of tennis conditions right chief in phys. She played in Guinea Collins is an annoying player to play against at feisty and against two very different types of opponents in not great conditions. They only Asaka has conducted ourselves away the number one player in the world. You would expect her to. I think if there's been sort of. A small sample size. You know, she hasn't been very been number one. Since post see only became number one on the Australian Open, but it's been really impressive. I think she really kinda feels comfortable in being a number one player in the world. So I think tonight, you'd segue segue. I think I think tonight against benches will be really interesting because I think it is going to be a pretty challenging match for her. And we say all this, and I wholeheartedly agree with you. But this is this is the kind of player in this is the type of match where she really either elevates herself or kind of tells us. Okay, I'm still I'm still figuring this all out and she's proved us wrong again. And again in those situations at the majors in huge huge matches. But I think in in this particular instance, when she is the defending champion, and she's kind of coming full circle back to where she started her really rapid rise last last spring. I think it's gonna be interesting looking forward to it. Well, I I think you're right. And I think that benches playing extraordinarily well one ten matches arro- they are the same age. And I think that's that's really that's really a true point that I think it's a different type of opponent from the previous two. So yeah. Some of this is just about keep doing what you're doing and give a greater sample size from which to judge. But I think we talked about there. But I think you're you're segue was really good and not just because they're a similar age. Fair of is someone who clearly still has to feel more comfortable with his place in the sport. And with everything that comes it's. Yeah, it's gonna be annoyed. People are going to call you by a nickname that you wish were used for for more formally. But he like using the the formal you in a foreign language, that's annoying. But maybe that's an annoying that you can live with again. I think. I think that's a good cop because Asaka has really nicely grown into this role. Any other young players this tournament that have impressed you in particular? For the for the Canada portion of today's show..

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"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"So but Jamie, you're in the driver's seat. So steer this wherever you wanna scare this kill that. Metaphor sounds. Good. Welcome. And we've been watching on TV. But of course, as always I'm curious to hear what you've experienced and seen and heard being onsite and intermingled with the players. So give us kind of your at this point in the tournament. What's been something that you've heard or seen? That's been the most surprising most interesting, but let us have it. Well, you know, the rule of tennis in California state penal code is that you cannot talk about Indian Wells without first complementing the setting in the site of the venue. You in the atmosphere. So we will discharge our duties, but but seriously, this is just tennis for Mendes tennis paradise. Exactly. So little bit self-aggrandizing, but not by much and I would encourage anyone to come out here. And I also I feel like you've always sort of hear about the high end the Nobu and the expensive cease down low and Larry Olson's worth sixty billion dollars. But it really also has this populist touch where you walk around and you see players practice, and you know, I needed to buy a t-shirt for someone and I went in the field stored for twenty two dollars. I bought a t shirt, that's not the usual price point at sporting event merchandise. I I wouldn't courage people not not great. He get your lodging and accommodations early, but it's really a special place special event. And I think most importantly that really trickles down to the players. They like coming here. They invest a lot in. Really doesn't. It's become a cliche, but it really does feel like a fifth slam. And if you like it's really a special place Tupper weekend or stay for the duration of the turnament. But it really isn't extraordinary sporting event. All right that this is the f-, you know, this is like the FCC disclaimer that I had to get out of the way, but it all all serious people rave about this place for for good reason as far as tennis has been an interesting tournament so far. I mean in some ways it's been a continuation of Tennessee MHz, which is we all love the big three. They're amazing. They're credible. We've exhausted the library of supporters describing that and he's thirty seven Roger Federer is back to playing release. Strong tennis..

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"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"indian wells" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"The latest show on a day when we are midway through Indian Wells, both Catherine Whitaker and myself David law are covering India. Wells me the women's event Casteran the men's event, but we all in very different climbs at the moments on very different time zones. I think it'd be fair to say because is there she is in India wells, it is what time of the day is Catherine where you are as we record eight forty one pm, but I reckon the climbs different. But I think the the climate's currently experiencing probably not the coldest the coldest India moles since my parents came to do moles in jinks, the weather would that have been two dozen five fourteen years ago, something the Wittig family curse operation once again in India. Well, the legendary story of my dad having to buy Willie socks. Indian wells. He's lose yet. But. Hoodie today watching the tennis in India. I've is wrapped in the blanket. And the she did they had to go out to a tall. It store. Lovely. Ronna went to target store. Both three big Willie blankets for this. Jeez. I see TV people. Yeah. Well, Meanwhile, I am currently in London where I'm coming tainting on the tennis for BT sport Catherine's over there presenting for prime video where I am right now. It's three forty two AM. So. AM? Yes. Soul of my neighbors in the hotel that I'm in apologies for my voice move it to out which David. Yes, I am. And yes, I feel brightened breezy and I'm upset fine. So give me about ten more minutes. And then ask me. But anyway, we've got. Than me, and it's three fourteen. This is wrong. So wrong. This is the sort of dedication levels that we are giving you here on the tennis podcast on.

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