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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:51 min | Last month

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"Hey everyone, welcome to walk Comcast. I'm your host Nina pantic joined by Irina Falconi Arena Haydn. Good. How are you? All right. So this episode we are going to have Ken skupski on he is a top double bass player. He's a little bit older. He's thirty-seven. He tells us all about his experiences playing doubles being a double specialist. He also went to LSU before I introduce him. Let's talk about what what's going on in wtaworld wage because kind of nothing last week we had ostrava and after that there's one tournament in Linz and that's it. So, I mean what have you been hearing to be honest? Not a whole lot. There's been a lotta if she's young I was talking to one player that's in the Maldives which as we've spoken before in this podcast is like the number one destination for tennis players. I was talking to Thursday. Some keys and I asked her I was like, oh when you're traveling again and she told me it was December 14th that she would be traveling again. And that is because for Australian open this year and to enter Australia, you're going to have to do a two-week quarantine and it's very interesting for some players because I mean it's like you come back pretty much simpler is just played two tournaments on the come back from the pandemic and so you really aren't getting that momentum and you don't want to start your preseason too early. And so there's just a lot of what-ifs right now. That's what I'm hearing. A lot of there are some challengers in the states. I began making his happening and there's maybe another tournament in Texas, but there's whole there's not a whole lot to do so it'll be interesting to see what players do as a preseason or where they go to vacation next. It's hard because you also can't really vacation freely. You're not right supposed to be traveling for fun. So as a player you might not want to share as much we have seen some footage of players and birth. It doesn't like Instagram posts of them going home, which used to be a bad thing sitting at home for six months, but players have been gone for almost two months at this point. So it makes sense. I also noticed that Daria gavrilova one of our former podcast guess just survive that two-week quarantine in Australia spent.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

06:49 min | 9 months ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"So this is a very unique week for us and for everyone in the world right now because of the crown of virus all kinds of chaos going on the sports world even though that in the grand scheme of things is not that important but because we are the tennis dot Com podcast. We are bringing you a special episode later in this show. We're going to have tennis channel producer. Comic'll join us and talk about his experience going to Indian Wells or interviewed. I mean something like forty players still. They're all coming through the media. Tent attent- production studio. So it's kind of interesting to hear his. Take on watching that all unfold in real time but I 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 jacked.

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

The Tennis.com Podcast

06:14 min | 9 months 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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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"There's a lot of other players having comebacks and stuff you you see Players coming back after having kids or having injuries so at least it's good to see the Collection of people that are making it work. But it's nice to have your opinions in your thoughts because obviously you're the coast podcast so I can ask you things. That are a bit more ridiculous so travis as well thank you for the candidate honesty. You guys have absolutely killed it no problem. That's over here for A. It was my pleasure I love doing. This is awesome. I think what you guys have started as a really cool thing and you guys being best friends and both being tennis knowledgeable. It's it's really good. It's it's cool to listen to you guys talk because you guys know what you're talking about. You guys have actually been there and done that and it does US Open. It comes through in your in your podcast. Yeah hope we're not like just using this episode to toot our own horns that's not the purpose at all. The purpose was to kind of catch up with Irena because she is a player ear as well as a podcast co host and the fact that she took a year off. We kind of didn't really mention it at all. It was very casual. We kind of left it alone and now that she's playing hang again. It's like hey we should probably openly address this if she was okay with it and luckily she was more eager to chat about things. That sometimes. Aren't that easy talking about mental health talking about quitting tennis. And having no idea what you're GonNa do with your life is scary It's it's nicely able to chat about it openly. That was a really cool thing about doing the behind the racket segment because I was able to chat about it and I was able to get my story out and I was actually surprised with the amount of players that came up to me and there were like wow i. I was so touched by your message. Because I've been feeling the exact same way and I wanna take a break and I. There was actually a player that reached out to me and was on the phone with me for an hour because she was just going through a really hard time and sometimes just letting your fellow players I know we're all competitors but but you know we're all going through battles and just letting someone know that you're there for them it can really mean a lot to some people and it's brave. It's so brave to be open about it. I know that these confident you're having our private but behind the racket is not private right is not private at all and this podcast and any podcast is out there for the world to listen to and judge so I appreciate your candor and we'll have you back as a co host next week Travis. You're done you're done forever. Wow I guess I didn't do a good job than you did. A great job wake this. Can this be your year of yes so can I be back on yes. I'm just kidding but you guys awesome. Thanks for having me. Thanks for avenues. Well it's.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

11:59 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"NFL Coney or grilling her on her comeback. To the tour. You're listening as there any moments either in practice or these tournaments. I mean I know you're playing against some players that are unfamiliar. We know Mandy Minella but some players that are really young that are unfamiliar their new. Do you ever have moments where you're like. What am I doing back or does the drive still? Everything's still feels good. You're still playing playing the game. You Love I think even if your top ten the world there's moments where you're like. Oh my gosh what am I doing Just because that's sports for you You you could win a match and then the next round you can lose to someone that you may be in. Quotation shouldn't have lost too. But that's that's tennis shoes sports and for now hours-long as I'm keeping my head and keeping happiness is the number one priority. I'm I'M GONNA keep doing it and I'm going to continue doing it until until will I'm no longer happy on the court. The you made such a great point when you said the word perspective and I think that that's the thing that the psychologists has really helped her with is like puts things in a perspective. Because I can tell you being with Irena and I became really close with a lot of the girls on the tour and all of the girls are constantly checking the rankings. They're constantly they're always looking at the rankings tennis player. That's you know that that it's very important but they overdo it and they stress himself out so much. So the funniest thing is to see Irena being super happy happy about being ranked seven hundred. And I'm like that's to me to me because I personally have seen it all with all the tennis players the top tennis players even just to see her that I just knew like she's in a good place I mean she's super happy about being rink. Seven hundred in the world so I immediately I was like you know what she's in a good place and that's that's something. It's important that people need to know that just because as you talk to a sports psychologist that doesn't mean you're GonNa win what it does is it gives you perspective it helps you deal with losses more more than anything to be honest. It's a helps you deal you with the wins and the losses the in the down and I constantly tell people being on tour arena just like it's a roller coaster man like it's a roller coaster and as much as the players go through it the coaches in the significant others and the people around them they go through the same rollercoaster because it's just emotion. It's up and down and you could win. You know to really good mashes than lose. Was that third match. And you're too so down yourself but you forget that you just won two matches but he lost one. Oh my gosh. It's not the end of the world and I think that that comes with age but it also comes with putting things in perspective and talking to somebody professional like a therapist sports psychologist or even your friends. I mean before people need to talk more. And that's the whole thing about all this. This is what Irena has been so open through all of this and I think that's the positive on that she's taking away from this like I said it's not about winning inning. It's not about winning. It's the journey. And that's what she knows and that's why she's not putting a lot of pressure on herself and it's helping it's helping deal with. The losses is helping deal with the ups and the downs. I mean there's a such a famous quote it says don't believe everything good they say about you and don't believe everything bad they say about you it somewhere in the middle and you just have to know that don't let people build you up and don't l.. Let him break you down. You have to just Kinda know to be right in the middle and being the center of all of that and it's a little easier for her now because she's twenty nine. She's talked sports psychologists. She has good people like like you your best friend. She's always talking to you. She's got good people around her like Madison Qisas. Well Madison's always helping Irena and they're always talking back and forth and its its positive osita man communication. It's it's the key to it all. On addition to what Travis said I mean I think maturity also is a huge thing for me as well just because I I speak to young girls right now and you know there grinding. Five six hours a day. I'm over here like once a day. Hit is perfectly fine with me. I've been when invited to a few trips that probably nine years ago. I wouldn't have taken down like you know. What if it makes me happy? And it's not gonNA hinder my tennis. Why not I've been very adamant of making this my year of Yes Whatever it is whatever I have to try wherever I want to go like people ask ask me all the time to do stuff and I? Just the answer's yes so if you like I guess you could say that I'm the Yes woman if you will. Let's let's not the joke around here. She she says yes everybody else but she still says no to me so it's not a complete yes here and make sure everybody knows what. Yeah Well I'm I'm just. I'm just excited to know that I'm mature enough to say yes to things that I probably wouldn't have before the I know. That Travis was very adamant about in the beginning because I would put tennis. I think in front of almost everything Sometimes in front of family sometimes in front of friends and he didn't understand it and back in the day like that was just the way it was and now it's like ten is's third maybe fourth compared to everything else. Happiness is the number one thing health God family friends. That's all so important and I think back when I was younger probably didn't have the best perspective. Didn't have of my priorities straight. So I think right now. I'm in a really good place where my priorities are really straight. And I know what's important. You have better balance basically I mean you have have a house you have travis. You have a better perspective of your career. I mean it's all kind of seems to be lining up for you. Do you have goals roles. I mean you said Australian Open so that's GonNa be a big one. Is that something you're for sure GONNA be playing. I'm for sure going to use my special ranking for that. I've done really well there before. It's my my favorite event. I love the people there. I love the way feels over there and I don't mind the trip. I really don't looking forward to having a great off season along along with some vacation as well so yeah there. I wouldn't say that there's no goals but I would say that as long as I'm healthy and I'm playing and I'm happy I mean that's really my biggest goal but you had a taste a small taste of the real world and you mentioned you. You tried to do the food planning business or you are doing it a little bit of coaching and lessons and stuff. Did that. Taste scare you a little bit or you thinking. Hey I want to do them. Happy be doing for the next five years maybe ten sure and then you're more prepared for going back. You're not going to have a kick in the face like you. Maybe didn't September. You're going to have a bit more comfortable feeling going back to to what is the regular world for everybody else. It's weird because my real world is professional tennis which is like not the real world and Travis. It's actually makes fun of me. Sometimes like I'll make comments or say certain things he's like two tennis. You know this is actual life like you know you can't. I just think it's going to be all about you all the time. You're not always a talent. Even though I think I try to be all the time. All about me I think that the fact that I was able to do a few things in my ear off the fact that I was able to also do some commentating I was able to open some indoors that maybe wouldn't have been open if I wouldn't have taken this break so I'm just taking it day by day. I know how they can cliche that it sounds but that's really that's really all I can do and being no no opens up a couple of doors as well with the tennis channel being down there. You're going to be doing some commentating more four commentating. The podcast started a year ago kind of a year and a half ago now kind of started as a project between the two of us. But I think it's really helped develop a skill set so so let's talk about this podcast here. Why did you say yes? And how do you think you've learned in. Do you enjoy it. Still while like I said it was my year of yes and and To be able to talk about tennis is pretty awesome. I could talk tennis all day. I don't get to do it very often. But it was a wonderful opportunity. Came at the right time and I feel like I can talk about tennis with anyone and to be able to do it with so many different people and so so many different stages in life. I think it's been really rewarding I've learned so much and there's been a few times where I'll come out of a podcast. Awesome like wow. I had no idea of this person's background or you know I didn't know their story and it's just been very eye opening. I think and I yes. I'm still enjoying every second of it. That's kind of the idea I think. Initially when we started this this to get full unfiltered conversations including the one. We're having right right now. Hello everyone listening to the tennis. Dot Com podcast Irena Falconi and her boyfriend festival a boxer Travis Hartman. He's talking about what it's like a significant other of a pro player on tour of keep listening and Travis. I'm going to flip this on you a little bit. You don't have to answer this. Will you. A little bit worried when she initially stopped. Because you've known her as the person that has a pretty good income steady income and now it's like hey you have no income and you're dating somebody who has to figure out their first job kind of in a way. That's not professional tennis. What do you think about that no I I mean I think that's a phenomenal question? Because not only just that financial aspect of it all two. It was more of the we had to come into a different part of our relationship. Even I mean I think about it for seven and a half years. Our relationship was centered around ten. So we had to actually get to know each other and there were some bombs. I'M NOT GONNA lie. I mean we. There were some bumps in the road owed through this whole year off because we're not used to seeing each other every single day morning and night. It was awesome for sure because I never me and her both had never. We traveled together other for a couple of years on the tour for shore but never in our own home. Do we get to stay in one place not live out of a suitcase and get up and down. We have dressers we have. We have laundry. I mean we're doing it's crazy to say this but like we're doing normal things and it actually took some getting used to because we're not used to that both of us. It was just not normal for us so it did take some time for me personally to get used to it. It took some time for her to because I think more so it affected her with with the finance just in in her head. Meaning she's like. Oh my gosh. I'm not making any money anymore. Like it was more that Her getting over that. Because I didn't really care because I know Irena is extremely smart with her money so when she took this time off it was not financially motivated or nothing nothing to do with any of it because she's taking care of our money thanks to her sister Morgan Stanley. But Irena Saint cover money so well so that really never never creeped into my mind at all because I know she's a hard worker. Initiate always figure that out and I'm a hard worker as well so we know we're both in this together you know. We bought this house together. We're paying the bills together It's always been a teamwork for this for sure which is cool because she plays in a singular sport. I play in a singular sport so we're not really used to having a team so to speak so me and her being on the same team. It's helped a lot you know. We we've definite on the lean on each other quite a bit Often on it like I said it's not always been sunshine and butterflies managed. It's been rough up and down for sure But you know we made it through it and we're making it through it every day and I one hundred Andrew percents of border coming back because I see the light in her eyes and I see her happy and at the end of the day. I WANNA see your happy and I think every significantly. That's what they want. Want because a happy Irena is a cool arena. So when at Rina's cool my life is good too so I wanna see your happy if that means going back out on tour and I'm doing what makes her happy than I am like one hundred million percent all about it. The only thing is this time around. I'm not going to get to travel as much with her. So that that that's Kinda suck a little bit where you have to go through another phase in our relationship to where she's traveling again so it's GonNa take a lot of getting used to but I mean you either infiltrate hall or you're not so We've chose to be and that's where we almost eight years so we're still there. We're still fighting the good battle and she's fighting the good battle again Playing tennis now..

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

13:39 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"Because my usual co host Irena Falcone. It's the guest. Hey guys how's it going and we're also going to have her boyfriend travis. Hartman join us. He is a professional boxer. He's been doing it for sixteen years. And he's a number flecked with Irena about pretty much we're gonNA cover her past year year and a half or so right arena. That's right we WANNA talk about. Why took a break from tennis? And what's brought her back and episode. We recorded she was ranked around seven hundred. And she'll tell you all about it and how happy she was with this but now she's ranked around four hundred forty because she reached the semifinals of the wgn. One Twenty Five K series in. Houston Irena. How was that it was honestly just super gratifying to be out there to be able to compete at that level at my first? WTA Back was just awesome. There was there was some adversity that I had to Really overcome that involved the cold weather and that also involved having to play three matches in one day which I know I've never done in my career her and I was just happy I was just happy playing. I was just enjoying every single point win or lose. It just really felt awesome back for those who didn't follow the results. She beat Taylor Townsend and Bethany Matic Sand in the same day so it has to be so gratifying. Did you have any concerns when you came back on your first couple of tournaments. Maybe didn't go. They went okay. They went okay but they didn't really boost you anywhere and now do you feel justified or not yet. One hundred percent. I mean even the fact that I played I've only played four events in through the vents. I've played the eventual central winner and Yeah I'm playing. I'm playing good tennis and I'm just really enjoying enjoying being out there and in a percents yes. It does feel justified But Yeah I'm not even close to where I wanna be very happy with where I'm at but Yeah there's still a lot of work to do and there. It was a for sure moment of uncertainty right before I got back on the court and played my first tournament and while I only have twelve tournaments where where I can use my special ranking to get the ranking that I want to be at and so there's a level of you know I don't know if I'm going to be able to get it in those twelve tournaments so to be able to be four forty after four tournaments is definitely going in the right direction. Well it's great to see you back and happy to be back. Let's get into that interview. Recorded with Irena and Travis Hartman. So let's let's them up your last year so oh after the. US Open last year twenty eighteen. Everyone who's seen the behind the racket might know a little bit more but tell us what happened after the US. Open last year So so pretty much. I just I knew something was off I was heading to Chicago Tournament and I was really more focused about what restaurant we we're going at and where I was staying more more concerned more than anything about that. Then actually actually playing and hitting trying to get better and and I knew that just I wasn't in a good head space if you will and after. I finished that tournament. Even though I won a few matches I just knew that I just couldn't go to the next tournament and so I would drew from Quebec City and decided to take a much needed mental health break. And and Travis what did you think when all of a sudden this girlfriend that you've known your entire time together as a met a professional tennis player from the very first day you guys met pretty much. What did you think think when she was like? Hey you know what I think. I'M GONNA stop. No you know. I knew something was wrong. Like she said she's always nervous. Like I out of any match ever like I mean we've been together a little it over seven years almost eight years now and she's always nervous at first trimester soon as she gets that first sean win under her belt. I know that it's usually smooth sailing. They're they're all nervous and she's like oh I've had a really bad year. That usually a wind kind of cures all that but after she was playing her last tournament She won she won pretty he good and I- messages like see not so bad. She wasn't happy still and that was the first time in literally almost eight years that after a win she replied like that and I was like. Oh no like I- i- legit new then I was like okay. That's that's definitely not good. That's not healthy and Ah Definitely I knew that she had to do some some soul searching searching and some deep thinking because like I said usually an all-sports a win is usually a cure. All it really is and when it's not I think that's genuinely when you probably know that Something somethings oftens and you need to do something different for Sharon. I mean. That's what she's doing right now. And she's taken some healthy steps and definitely is making the most of this. So what was the process. Like I mean I is Travis your you make an excellent point there because you might be in boxing. It's not same as tennis but it winning usually does solve everything and the fact that it didn't is a massive red flag. Are you know what were you thinking in. The first couple of weeks was at a relief to be like like you know what I've been playing tennis for. I mean you turn pro at twenty. Let's give it a little summary here right out of college junior year. I WANNA say so. It's been a few years. You would have gotten at least nine years on on tour. Will you think in relief. I couldn't be more relieved to be honest. I was just happy to not have to travel and not have to live out of a suitcase anymore. It was actually really funny because because Travis was the one that ended up traveling more than me which was not common occurrence and I just wanted to do everything under the sun that did did not involve a tennis racket. I remember a few weeks maybe a month or two into my break. I had racket. That was just lying around Held it in my hand hand and I kind of did a few shadow swings and I was just like nope. I'm still not ready. I'm still not ready. I'm still not interested whatsoever and playing and I I'm sure I told you many times like this is definitely something I need to do. And a lot of people just didn't think that I would go through with it but it was one of the best years ever just because I was able to detach myself and kind of really evaluate life if you will not not even not even like reevaluate life. She actually I can say this now she she genuinely learned how to live a normal life. which is most people don't realize this with tennis? Players are or even professional athletes that our lives are very abnormal normal like we don't live normal lives. Were traveling the world constantly. But you're not actually living that life you're there to work and you don't explore in actually live and for the first time time in our like I said almost eight year Latian ship. We just both a new house together. We just got moved into this house. The first time ever I got to see Irena trying trying her best to finally live a normal life and it was crazy to say that like she's twenty eight twenty nine years old and this is the first time I've ever seen her actually live a a normal life and what I mean by that is should wake up and do her thing but we do yard work. I mean something so simple. She planted a garden. I mean something so simple. Oh but yet so satisfying and kind of normal and outside of the the competition realm. It was it was very soothing to see her because I could see that when she who is planting a garden and we were just doing yard work on mowing the law and something just so simple yet brought so much joy to be able to do something normal for once and and that's that's what she was doing and it was. It was very satisfying to see that. Honestly and that's why I for me. I always knew I could still play. I knew that she was talented. Tissue healthy and she was still young enough but I seen it firsthand and she wasn't happy and for once over this break. She was extremely happy. And that was those really cool to see her kind of outside of the tennis element. It was really To see her normal but it got a little bit old. I know you also got to go on three more vacations and you've got to say yes to lot more trips and things like bachelorette parties and weddings and things that maybe would have said no to because of practice you definitely got a taste east of the real world. There's no doubt about that one year is a long time to be off the tour. But you're back and what Dro- what drew you back. And what was the process. Says if you being like okay I've had at this point would have had at least eight months totally off. So what's the process. You went through to come back door. It was actually a really interesting process because throughout the year I was able to communicate with a sports psychologist brought to you by the the WTO and she really helped me just kind of evaluate where my head was at one of my priorities. Were and about eight months into my breaker her. Six months into my break I was. I was just figuring out whether or not I really wanted to put the rackets down or whether to give it another shot. But I still just hadn't pulled the trigger trigger and then I was taking a walk with Travis one time and I just looked at him and I was just like you know this. Is this really it. I was coaching a little bit. I was doing some hitting part-time still making decent money and also decided to open up a little meal prepping business and I just looked at him and I was like this is I'm not I I don't I'm not fulfilled. This is not doing it for me and a few weeks after that my sister for my financial adviser decided to get together in a meeting and she just kinda was very honest very sisterly and she was like look. I don't think you're done one. I really don't think you're you're you're done at all and you can do your coaching. You can do your meal prepping for the next thirty fifty years of your life but pro tennis if you have five ten years Max and The next day the very next day I decided to practice. And I haven't looked back since and I've definitely experienced some hardships coming back whether it's injury whether it's it's mainly injury but I really enjoyed enjoyed being back and as long as I'm happy I'm going to keep playing. And that's the priority. At the moment ten years seems like a bit of a stretch from Stephanie Falconi. I'M GONNA throw that out there. Are we got married so different last name now. But that's that's I think five years you think like your twenty-nine definitely easily would have five more more years but have we thought about that because it's kind of like step by step and you're playing tournaments again and like you said you got injured a little bit the first one have you thought long-term At all or is it just day by day still I would say it's definitely day by day I'm looking forward to the Australian Open. It's my favorite slam of the year. And I just I cannot wait to go back and thankfully I was able to meet all the requirements for special ranking Some super excited of the journey. If if you will and currently ranked seven hundred in the world and when I saw that ranking I I was I was ecstatic and a lot of people while would say like wow that's probably not the greatest I ranking but to me it was a big deal. It was a huge jump. I think what a lot of people are kind of afraid to talk about these days. Like mental health and Irena top to a psychologist. You know sports psychologist. And I think that a lot of people used to think that that was kind of full paw but I can tell you you know this this this interviews about Irena but confessional boxer and I had to talk to sports psychologists and I thought it was really really. I don't know I mean I'm a man so I thought it was emasculating. Almost after talk to somebody but it's true through mental health is a big deal especially in sports because you athletes especially tennis. It's one on one. They endure a lot of stress address. And worry and then especially the outside sources of all the you see all the trolls. They really really are big in women's tennis. I mean these tennis players go through a lot mentally even outside side the game so I just I think it was amazing. What arena did mentally to what she to get to where she's at right now? I mean she talked to this therapist and she did a lot of stuff on our own as well to kind of Maybe show more attention to her mental health than she ever did before and I think that's something that should be commended. I think it's something that I think. All athletes need to know that don't ever let your mental health slide. Because that's the most important thing you have. Your body is one thing but your mental health is a very important thing and I. I think that tennis players and hopefully Carina is kind of set a trend that it's okay to talk sports psychologists and actually do the the drills and do the homework that they give you an actually go through the process because because that's what got her back on tour. I mean there's a lot of other things like she said talks with me and talk to their sister and everybody else but honestly at the end of the day I think it was a sports psychologist having irving her kinda get in deep inside of herself and it kind of brought out the the meaning of playing tennis and the love of her playing tennis. I think that's why she's at where she's at right now. And she's kind of you know ready to be back on tour exactly because she just said a ranking of seven hundred made her ecstatic will around last year in August September. She was ranked in the one fifties. He's and she was miserable so the mind is such a delicate. An incredible thing and the perspective of an athlete is so important and we had a reuben on recently and he talked about mental health. A Lot. And it's nice to hear a guy and you as well talking about it so openly because it's getting more and more common to be open about it but it's definitely claimed got a lot more a lot more work can be done in that in that realm especially for tennis players. It's all you're by yourself so much..

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"And just adapt as well as he did and be successful as he did. But it's clear anybody can do it if they put their minds to it. And as with much passion, like, I can definitely hear it in your voice when you're talking you are definitely passionate and so on a more personal level. I. Wanna know? So you were born you were you came from CASA Blanca do do visit often do often last time. I went to Morocco was summer of two thousand sixteen. It's it's always good to go back to what you come from. You know, kinda, you know, reminiscent of you know, what if this thing didn't happen. Where would I be? I'm just again, like, I'm I'm grateful for for for everything that has happened in my eyes. I've already one of -ccomplish more than I could pray for in a way, you know. Now, I just wanna give back twenty give back to to to to the next generation just, but you know, just just by telling them my story. And and saying that listen, you know, anything is possible and truly is an anything is possible. If you put your mind into it, and you know, you able to to to suffer the hard times and not give up and not quit. And you know, kind of keep your your your your goal alive. And God, you're g. With with your actions that you take daily, you know, with any team I get to work with with any play. I get to work with. That's that's that's the the methodology. I try to bring to them and try to see it. 'cause because you know, like every day we get the chance to look at you know, the positive or the negative. You know, like we work on our bodies feel. We don't work on reminds enough. And you know, sports, it's all, you know, emotions, it's all, you know, mindset, it's not just, you know, sure forehand and backhand yet fix technique. Which is the full words. Maybe you could you know, less airs on that side. But you know, the mindset, and and and the heart are not are not in sync together. I think they'll take time or it'll be a little difficult to to to get to trying to get to feeling super spied right now with the way you're talking. Feel like I can go conquer the world cares. Okay. Let's wrap up with just one question. Looking ahead about women's tennis. But I guess about Sloan what's your take on? What do you think? She's gonna -ccomplish in two thousand nineteen do you think other grand slam? What are the heights? I think I think flown could, you know, reach top three in the world. I think she she definitely has more slams in her like, I said, it all depends on the work ethic and the commitment. She has the is obviously there, but I know she's hungry on. No, she she she she truly believes that you know, she has all the right tools to to have consistent results and maybe to to keep reaching new heights. Who knows could be number one. I'm not trying to put it out there. But like I said, I believe in Sloan one hundred percent her ability, and and and in her talent. And it's always Sloan verse loan in depends which launch shows up to tournament. But I definitely have high hopes for her. And it's going to be interesting with the, you know, the women's tennis Serena's back now, you'll be playing some great tennis, you know, fifth. Lena is you know, running on a high horse right now. You know, so Sloan so it'll definitely be interesting thousand nineteen we interesting, we'll see how all those storylines play out and watch closely definitely watched Sloan closely, but will also keep an eye on you and see what you end up doing in the I'm looking forward to seeing how c- come back on tour thousand waiting. Thank you. That's this episode of inside the tour tennis dot com podcast. Thanks. Oh, gee for coming on with us and talking and sharing your story. Krisha you guys again. Thank you for having me looking forward to talk again in the future. And I've been I renew Coney. Thanks for listening. You've been enjoying the tennis dot com podcast for all the latest news events head over to tennis dot com.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"Morgan Stanley. Actually, my sister is my financial adviser and she works there. So nuts funny. So you actually were a financial adviser where you see if. Okay. Yeah, it's a whole different ballgame. It's not exactly being on the court seat. But that's it's so interesting just from our perspective because a lot of people just think, okay. They're tennis coaches. That's all they do. But a lot of times there were other careers beforehand. Correct. Correct. And and again, like, you know, everybody needs to find, you know, their their purpose. And I think the purpose is driven by passion. You know? Once once you find that, you know every. I shouldn't feel like you're going to work. You're just going to you know, have fun in accomplish. What have you tried to -ccomplish that day and hopefully get closer to your, you know, your your goals? And what have you tried to, you know, reach? Did you also play high school tennis was that a big part of because I if you move to America fourteen I mean, that's a really tough age. Did you just jump into high school tennis that help you a lot or how was that? It was for sure. So yeah, you know, moving to. Did you Wes, you know, when I was fourteen it was it was tough. You know, that that that the who appeared with stuff because I didn't I didn't, you know, the only people that are had were my parents, and my brother and neither of them spoke English. Imagine just fourteen leaving everything you're familiar with behind, you know, just being dropped into a country where you don't speak the language and have no understanding of how anything works, and we have no friends, no extended family, and in a way, I had no idea what to expect and how to prepare and my pants couldn't advise me because they had no clue either the school program. Does doesn't amazing job would there English f- singling which program, that's what I entered when I went to high school just to learn English. And yes, I did play high school tennis, which was huge part because I get to me the former coach his name is James Holcombe, and he really took an interest. In me and took me under his winnings. And he was he was such a such a great person and play the huge role in my success. He he pretty much helped me with everything. Honestly, he he helped me with homework. He helped me taking me from high school practices to you know, to to regular practices at this club in Virginia, and he helped me with the college process. So I mean, I can't think the guy enough so yet high school tennis played huge role in in my upbringing. It's not easy just to be able to go to completely different country..

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"I was just gonna say I played one for singles end bubbles for how. Okay. So you went to college. You went and played college tennis for four years. Tell us a little bit about what happened afterwards. Did you go and you just right away gotten into? Hey, I'm going to go and do the whole coaching thing. I want to play professional little bit, obviously, finding what works is a little bit difficult. So tell us a little bit about how you decided on where you're at. Now of always wanted to be part of you know, the tennis elite I wanted to surround myself with would the best tennis players with the best coaches because I just love tennis so much. I just wanna keep learning. And I just wanted to find a way hot house to kind of get in the door, you know, and with me, and you know, best friend of mine for the past fifteen years and having the chance to work with him. Like, I saw potential in him guess. I guess he saw the passion in me. So after college I was still, you know, working with Trump. And in the meantime, I was running my own swimming tennis. It's an outdoor facility and back then so so like, I was telling you guys I was born in Morocco, and we moved to the US when I was fourteen so from we moved to Virginia in nineteen ninety nine so from nineteen ninety nine to two thousand thirteen I had my Moroccan citizenship. And I had my green card so I wasn't able to really travel that much if I wanted to be a full time coach on on the tour. So what tread I was part time. And I was only doing tournaments in the US while I was running my own swimming tennis facility my own programs. Once I got my citizenship. I decided to full time on the tour which. Which happened in two thousand fourteen so after college like I said, it was always going to be tennis. And then I had an opportunity to work at Morgan Stanley, which I did take. So I kind of got away from tennis. I worked at Morgan Stanley for about nine months and the passion wasn't there for me. I wasn't excited to go to work at Morgan Stanley. It's to me. I don't know. Just I guess I'm different most people say, hey, man. You know, why not why not Morgan Stanley you'll you'll make good living. But it's it's it's more about being happy. And to me time is everything. It's it's about how expend my time more, but how expand my money. So I've always after nine months of Morgan Stanley I walked into my boss's office. And I just think him for the opportunity, and and then I went back to tennis and coach a lot of juniors worked with trae, Hugh we worked with some development. It was with another guy son them saying like I said, I was always trying to stay involved with the elite just to get a break through. Once. I got my citizenship. I tortured that listen, I'm I'm ready to commit fulltime with you and see how far we can take this.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:30 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"Then see in her, you know, winning the Fed Cup, and, you know, cracking up ten for for the first time to rear winning Miami making the French Open final it just felt like I was like man like, okay. Well, this is what Sloan supposed to be doing in this. These are the results that she's supposed to be getting because to me, you know, just her town alone on an would would would keep her inside the top one. You know, if she if she keeps, you know, working hard consistently keep sacrificing and committing the her crafts in. I don't see reason for not being you tough five consistently. But you know that all of the evolves on how much. Elif and how much commitment she has towards her crafts. I think that no one can really argue that Sloane had one of the biggest like you said transformations. I mean, she just skyrocketed from out of nothing, obviously, she had performed exceptionally. Well, had a hell of a career beforehand, but she had unbelievable results. And so you went from working with Trump Hyun, max Muny, and those are arguably to amazing legends that you worked with going from doubles two singles, what was that transition like it was definitely different because, you know, you doubles and singles, and then, you know, male and female, it was different. And the patterns is different. Do what you you started days different? I mean, I I feel like everything was was different. And the only thing that I tried to bring to the table was positive energy. You know, keep that miss fear, fun and light. But, you know, keep attention to small details because I feel like, you know, small details every day would paint the whole picture. So I, you know, I came in just wanting to see how the dynamic of you know, Kamau Sloan and the whole teamwork. So I was just looking in from the outside in. And if there was any void that I feel like I could add to was there. And I try to lead, by example. I try to always be. I mean, as as cliche as it sounds be happy every day, it'd be positive come to work with with with Hewson Tuesdays. And, you know, make sure Sloan understand I got her back, regardless of what happens, and I think the beginning was I was trying to to just earn her trust, you know, before even engaging and telling her what I think she should be doing or how she should be doing things. That's that's that's one of the the major differences. What is your role with both doubles teams? In sloan. Are you the hitting partner? Do you get to do coaching? Do you advise them? Do you have to? I don't know get the water bottles or carry the what's what's the day today. Life the role. Look like the job the job is scripture in your no, I honestly, do everything. Hit with them. I'll scout of come up with a strategy gets the the waters, I'll get the towels. I'll do the laundry to me like when I'm involved with a player. Just make sure that you know, I take care of anything. They need to take care of off the court so they can perform at their best when they're on the court with with which was threads coach for seven years. But then, you know, when he was working with max, oh, I wasn't mex- Muniz coach I was just trips coach who's playing with max. But you know, I got the chance to learn from max I chance to you know, to talk to him about strategy talk to him about, you know, tensions talk to him about all kinds of any questions that have regarding tennis. So that that that helped me a lot to grow as as as as a person and as a coach and as hitter as far as Sloan I was mainly just hitting with her and doing, fitness and. And if needed my, you know, my opinion or my input on any anything. I was there. So come out, and I would would sit down and watch matches and come up with strategy, and you know, which loan, you know, again, like whatever she needed off the court or on the course of their to try to deliver. You went to college Howard University. Is that right? Okay. So did you play college? Yes. Go ahead..

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"Yeah. I remember I a working with max, mini and TRE TRE Huey, and how Maksimir said the tone from the first day, you know, like, no one Maximilian to me, his leisure and in my eyes. He's accomplished, you know, so many great things and the way he came off. Who's just you know, the most humble most generous. Person that have ever come across. He putting much from the beginning. He said, listen, there's no stupid question. There's no wrong or right answer. The only stupid question is the question that you don't ask. And he said listen like if we all get better individually than collectively we will be better. And I appreciate that the that aspect and not approach it. It taught me a lot. And I'm going to just it just made, you know, the whole relationship comfortable from the beginning. You know, he kinda set said the ball he said the standards, and you know, we were we were successful that year, we crack up three and world and finished up eight maye made London year. And I think I've learned a lot being with being around max miniature Huey NBA around Sloan the best memory being with Sloan is just, you know, seeing the whole transformation from, you know, her having surgery to her Holden US open trophy and to meet it. To to to have the chance or the opportunity to be part of of the whole run. I'm just so grateful for it because I can talk about it from experience, and you know, kind of like how we when they today basis and.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"No, definitely. Yeah. It completely changed. So so I I was I was living in Los Angeles from two thousand fifteen till beginning of two thousand eighteen and once we found out that you know, we're pregnant we decided that you know, the best option is to move back to the DMV area, which is DC Maryland Virginia. And that's where my parents reside. And that's where my fiance's parents. So the first thing is, you know, we we made the move back from LA back to to DC. That's that's one change the other one is. Yes, stop traveling and a mostly, you know, having my own routine now changing diapers. I've tried to change. You know, one diaper day. That's that's what my fiancee wants. So, you know, happy life heavyweights. And you know, I mean, it's it's to me. It's always going to be tennis. It's always gonna be sports. It's always going to be fitness. But I do look forward to getting back on the road. I mean, no matter what happens. He's still got to be part of sloan's. I mean, arguably her best her best year. I mean, you're there for when she on the US open part of the the Fed Cup when she won the Miami open. I mean that must have been incredible. And how did how did you even get on that team? So previously of worked with Tra. You e maximum need some devolvement Dominic anglers. So I was mostly on on ATP side and of of work the way Tra Huey for about seven years and end of two thousand sixteen you know, I wanted to take time off from traveling. So beginning two thousand seventeen I was still living in LA me. My fiance, you know, just enjoying LA working part time. Same thing until you guys tennis. And I got contacted by sloan's former trainer of dul Salah who is Nyayo meal circus trainer. And he stuck to me knowing that I stopped traveling with the guys and wanted to see, you know, foes, looking back looking to go back on the road, and you know, potentially maybe work with Sloan. So you know, I was open to the idea. Of course. I mean, I've I've of always knew Sloan was, but you know, I I don't think we've ever talked or develop a relationship, and I've always knew that, you know, she had the potential the talent in my eyes to being the one in, you know, in my I think she's she's one of the the best athletes in the world. And when the opportunity came I didn't hesitate to say, yes. So so we did, you know, the two week trial would Sloan on the court. And you know, she got to see my personality to see my. Philosophy might might might mythology, and you know, to to to see her as a person off the court and play on the court and after two weeks just felt like it was the right thing to do for me. At least you worked with a few guys. And all of a sudden a girl reached out and you're part of her team. What do you think is one of the biggest differences, obviously, other than the fact that yes, they are male in one is female. What do you think are few things that set two genders apart on the tennis court? I think a lot of it has to do with the emotional emotional side of it from my experience. I feel like you you have to motivate. I guess the female athlete and to keep reminding them that hey, you know, this is what you need to keep doing every day regardless of what happened yesterday. But on demands on the other side, I don't think you need to tap into the emotional. So. Sites. Too much. I think you just need to tap into to to to them trust in you and feeling that you've got their back and that goes for both ways for for for a male or female tennis player. You have to earn the trust in the beginning. The only thing I saw the difference was the emotional side of it. You know, just, you know, comforting the female athletes more than you have to do with the with the male athlete. Do you have any favorite moments or stories from from being on the road, either Sloan or or with the with the guys I mean, anyone that you've worked with that stand up to you?.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

The Tennis.com Podcast

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast

"Also alongside come out Murray we interviewed coach g a few weeks ago. So the news of ham working with Puig is very new, and we'll have to watch and see how that unfolds in twenty nineteen thanks for joining us. Gee, guys for having me. I think we should just start with with with you and your store and how you got into tennis to begin with. So I was I was born and raised in Morocco and lived there for fourteen years. I got introduced to tennis through my dad's coach. Actually, my dad played professional soccer in France. And on my brothers fifth birthday, his coach gave us tennis rackets birthday present. And from there might just signed us up for tennis classes and beginning a summer camps. And we found a love with it. We were doing tennis karate and soccer by the age of ten. My dad pretty much gave decisions like which sport. You wanna take? And it was no question that it was tennis. I just I just fell in love with tennis because I don't know just an independent sport. And I do I feel like I I do well individually on team sports. I am team player. But I don't know tennis. Just you know from the beginning. It was just my passion. The love started at the first strike. I would say I would say I would say so. Yeah, it was back in Morocco. Remember? A summer camp. I think it was in nineteen ninety two. I was seven years old. And I was just having fun with friends, and you know, hitting the ball back and forth. Trying to get the ball back in the court and from there started playing literature tournaments. I wasn't good enough in the beginning. I really have all the resources that you know, the top players have. I just love the part of, you know, senior self developing and getting better teaches you more about yourself and how to deal with situations. And I enjoyed that. I still enjoy it till this day, people know your name, maybe your face from being associated with Sloan Stevens. Is it something that are you still working with her? And so of of worked with Sloan Stevens, I started working with her on may two thousand seventeen up to US open two thousand eighteen so I did about sixteen months with her. And no, I'm not currently working with her for. We're I'm on the break. No coach Murray is on a break as well. And I'm currently back in DC where are used to live. And one of the main reason why I I I stopped working which loan was, you know, I just had a baby she was born on June thirteen of this year. And once I don't know what. Once what wants my baby was born. I just I just felt like I didn't wanna be too far away from her, and I didn't wanna miss Smith. These these moments, you know, being around, and, you know, in join I guess fatherhood in so and in the moment, I'm here back in DC working with few juniors and still have you know, shoe professionals that come in town, and just, you know, get a workout in practice in. So I try to stay connected on on that pro level. But right now, mainly I'm just trying to be a father. And and trying to learn parenthood. I don't think anybody can fault you for that. I mean. Ooh, sorry. I'm here. I'm trying to be here for my baby. I don't think a lot of people are going to say anything bad about that. Yeah. I think it's a very common. You know, people a lot of times fans just are curious about the players having babies, and, you know, players wives and husbands husband's like having to stay home with the baby. But it's very rare that you hear about coaches have having to change their entire life. Once you have a kid. And I mean, it definitely changes you, I mean, what's what's your life? Now compared to before it was just you and your wife, and you had your job you had you were working with Sloan and all of a sudden your whole world changes..

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"irina falconi" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on KOIL

"Half a dozen san diego arms hill cleveland scoreless on five hits royals crowned the mariners seven two three whip field at the first pitch of the game from felix hernandez out of the park mike stock as late it added a tworun shot as edged the white sox 726 chicago tied it in the top of the ninth but frank lombardo belt at oakland's fourth home run of the day in the home half of the walk off race of the cubs six five their first meeting since joe madden left tampa bay for chicago tim beckham had a big lie brewers over the auriol 62 eric themes that off the fireworks twice at miller park marlins let the cardinals founded who christian yellow with a threerun rocket tigers topped the giants 532 in san francisco's sixgame treat victor martinez my deep allstar michael former went eight innings for his eighth win twins guy by the angels five four byron buxton three hits including around trooper and the dodgers turned back the diamondbacks four to three clayton kershaw improve the thirteen and to allow a hit until the seventh inning struck out eleven over seven innings of work in other words another day at the office justin turner had along distance call yes money going to all three hits and a couple of rbi men's play at wimbledon to see novak djokovic and three seed roger federer each one tuesday when their opponents retired in the secondset both moved ahead of jimmy connors on some alltime list jovic now has two hundred thirty four grand slam match wins at second alltime trailing only federa his victory was his eightyfifth match win at wimbledon that's one more than conner's for the most ever at the all england club in the opener number seventeen jackson was a fourset winner he's the top american on the women's side number one angela gerber one four and four over american irina falconi 3 c carolina let's give it and five see caroline wozniacki were winners there were three all american first round match ups on the women's side but far left changchol upset number twenty eight t lauren davis shelby rogers defeated julia bozrah and alison risk ousted sloan stevens to the second round play men's topseed eighty murray is inaction foresee ravi on at all faces unseeded american donald young on the women's.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

"The top of the ninth but franklin baretto belt at oakland's fourth home run of the day in the home half of the walk off racial the cubs six five their first meeting since joe madden left tampa bay for chicago tim beckham had a big lie brewers over the auriol's 62 air themes that off the fireworks twice at miller park marlins clipped the cardinals founded who christian yellow with a threerun rocket tigers top the giants 532 three in san francisco's sixgame treat bakhter martinez went deep allstar michael fulmer when eight innings for his eighth win twins got by the angels five four byron buxton three hits including around trooper and the dodgers turned back the diamondbacks four to three clayton kershaw improve the thirteen and into didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning struck out eleven over seven innings of work in other words another day at the office justin turner had a long distance call yes money grondahl three hits and a couple of rbi men's play at wimbledon tuesay novak djokovic and three seed roger federer each one tuesday when their opponents retired in the secondset both moved ahead of jimmy connors on some alltime list jovic now has two hundred thirty four grand slam match winds that second alltime trailing only federer his victory was his eightyfifth matchwinner wimbledon that's one more than conner's for the most ever at the all england club in the opener number seventeen jack sock was a fourset winner he's the top american on the women's side number one angelique kerber one four and four over america irina falconi 3 c caroline applicable and five see caroline wozniacki were winners there were three all american first round matchups on the women's side lavarra leapt changchol upset number twenty eight t lauren davis shelby rogers defeated julia bozrah and alison risk ousted sloan stevens today second round play men's topseed anti murray is in action foresee ravi on at all faces unseeded american donald young on the women's draw two seeds them on a halpin fourseed alina smit alina begins second round play along with the ten seed venus williams nba free agency well underway another big name off the board as gordon hayward leads to the jazz for the celtics taking a fouryear max deal worth one hundred twenty eight million dollars the six eight forward who averaged twenty two points a game for utah last year will be reunited did with his college coach from butler brad stevens he now coaches the.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Sucks okay no so they they they suck did i mean how does more and more so return or tony romo was no that'll be good they got a young often sideline it's the best in the nfl because or in the wall they got ezekiel elliot my boy i have a friend key smith and his son keys mid june your is the fullback but cowboys so quietly i hope that they do well to see my friend son do well but it's the cowboys in so i have to hate them i'm sorry and he said you're a steelers ten times do it i mean i like i said it is them during the regular season play them do they want unleashing was they don't play each other in the superbowl right i end up being in fantasy where tony romo does end up because the doesn't look like they're willing just release him because they want to get something form but as owns like the team for like give anything for him why would you give anything for a guy with that comma contract that the team is gonna started out true and i'm not but not saying the tony romo's this bad but that's like the tone the timing now ducks backs issue steelers hadn't after ben routes better took over tommy maddox is an impending free agent and they try to trade on and i can get anything for tommy that's us on tommy takes of those touchdown fifteen right milliner true story one time tommy maddox through pick six against the jacksonville jaguars and people in the allegheny area decided to take all their trash and drive do is howson dumping honest for yard and then this kid was wound up in school well yeah that's i mean little bit well literally question for you want to lead to tommy now explained professionally the did he played in knee irina falconi accept all that did play yeah.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:32 min | 4 years ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Christina mchale of the us upset number eight monica niculescu of romania in straight sets naomi brodie of great britain defeated american irina falconi in olympic news the international olympic committee has delayed his decision on blanket ban on all russian athletes for doping basically trying to re test all russians who competed in two thousand fourteen winter olympics in sochi in golf the canadian open an uphill ontario tees off thursday epic when epic off club world number one jason day dustin johnson torn speed and matt which are among the heavy hitters but will participate great britain's rory mcilroy is also among the favorites to win tiger woods has removed his name from the two thousand sixteen pga championship no missed the entire season which is a first for him as a pro he is still recovering from two back surgeries nearly a year ago i'm gonna page veteran wilmer again bc world sports update he vonn donovan he so monta china says it will exempt some foreign companies from limits on ownership and their manufacturing operations bloomberg three shots on net reports amar hong kong bureau this is a key reversed and it applies to foreign makers a major cycles and batteries and a comes as policy makers consider a similar measure for car companies none said there is they can earn more than fifty percent of joined benches previously they were required to partner with local companies it could only owned up to fifty percent the new rules applied to free trades earns of shanghai ten ginn guangdong and we gm they'll requirement was criticized for shielding companies from competition.

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"irina falconi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:29 min | 4 years ago

"irina falconi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

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