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"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"I thought it yeah. I think i think the game plan was good. I think he's better than a simple as that on the day off of needed. Glad ten hidden as plant a full on and it would have happened. it does happen sometimes the tactically. Ivanka is four his back home and this is before he did all that work on his gun before we paid than if you remember twenty seventeen Rafa you can forget it. But his back anna significantly improve then. I was lucky enough to plan before. So i quite most of my muslim world came from his backhand side admits a few back. Kansal come into his background. Not quite as strong on the pass back then Probably even now to be honest but again you'd you keep playing the same sort of back on a stops running around on your toes so you do have to keep him on. Do have to to make some up an tight risks. That was mine. that was tactic. Yeah you talk about mixing it up. I think for fans the the moment. Everyone kind of remembers. Was that that point that you loved him into that and then you loved him and the crowd went absolutely ecstatic. I think it was kind of the tournament. Can you could you cut. It took a seri- that that point because it was you know i was watching it last week and it was just so it was perfectly worked and i thought he must be. He must be pretty happy with himself. Cut a loped. Lobbed federal railroad said cool. Yeah what was how. Can you describe that feeling. Us just went to lockdown lost my serve from having gained point so i think it was when that happens i was right in the middle of focusing on my friends will jay tau. I apply very hansie so too much device. Look i was playing around a drop shot lob keeping keeping him on his toes but she. It's the way like to not treat play. And on your wilson gonna Trading with him playing pac pacman tennis. I was going to have to really be small and yet that's what i did. I mixed him up that point. He he didn't really have a rate of waller's doing early in the match saw othello had while i was really struggling. Massaging out in seconds The they close the roof. It was found a bit damp Often over about three times now i. i think that's playing federal as well. He makes you feel like you rubbish. But now you had great point. It goes shot the tournament. On the sean tower like tennis logs poces drop schultz's that tell everyone always feel like lobster like a staple of that law. I remember the ad debar. Lob with the the davis cup vitals be such a such seems to be such a You know fad favor. I think about british fads and yeah i just it was just such a you know just a well constructed point and to see it happen. It was society It was very very very pleased to say. Just kind of talking about Match kind of went on. And you know. I it was less. I kind of writing was on the wall and you were kind of staring defeat and when you're kind of coming to the net and going handshake with federal. Did you have any kind of moments with empty words. Fear because he was quite quick. I think to get off the court and you kind of have your your moment you. What did you have any sort of shed. Conversations is as a as a gentleman. And i've seen him the last couple of years and we share. That many ways comes in us. How i am marcus doing about that. No it doesn't but not he. He's yes super ugly guy. Obviously let me have my moment. That went cab on the field. His four I could. I felt like. I could otherwise. I was disappointed but he might spirits So so nice to me and really didn't have to do that. And i mean it was the remarkable toward the whole run three for you and apart from kind of going on holiday and phil you know meeting them the next day and do we media. What was kind of the i. Guess the tight comb from wimbledon twenty-sixth. Did it give you the belief that actually you you can compete with the best. Don't all that you do gotta to be playing challenger in an atp events or will you kind of i guess thinking a bit more pessimistically or perhaps realistically that okay. This is great. If i had a great and i you know load more price on a and you know points per. It's probably going to go back to what i was doing before leading. What was your perspective. Afterwards to build two weeks already. Work everything out out at a dot myself to a challenger ranking. I play plenty of challenges a few years before nazi played. Adp maasai. so i'd had a taste rostock to make money at the game Yeah although i could push lawmakers My house completely Back but i wanna play the told on Dropping set ninety p had lost in three sets from a breakout Some whatever was certainly there some. I mean adapting company wants you know train. A top academy also steinheim. Yeah i think. I'd had enough looking back and at the yes how i felt. Okay guy forbid and yes. It's caught. i was so torn in my head. Because he thinks it's never gonna get not hang but but of course. I thought it one of my playing tennis. I was the Automate absolutely gutted Was because i didn't make men's wimbledon out so close twice radiating clients and really wanted that day out just decide played when it's on. It's amazing so. I think i was happy with that Didn't get guy too much of that. And i believe i have. The level had some good matches. But you need a lot more than that on the toy Going after thirty weeks a year and training fulltime academy so. I think i wanted to do that. It's interesting you talk about that. 'cause recent put costs we speak about dominate team won the usa. You know big fast time grandson law season he feels. He's on a bit of a down at the moment and it's interesting that it's like if a lot of players it's like they've realized that dream realized there i'm bishen and once they've done that and they then look forward They assume near you kind of perspective and is interesting. The someplace i think kind of all ready to kind of reach new heights and want to achieve that. But there are other plays wetterau carnival. Actually it's more It has a different perspective. Going there and interesting to us To hear from you about the fact the you said you didn't feel that your heart was was quite a even though you felt like you had the the ability and was it was that kind of your. Was that kind of coming from that kind of the idea of like the tour and not wanting to guy sat around the world and what was. What was that really coming coming from. I don't know i. I look back and think about my actions not not how i felt I didn't really really push on Tournaments had a couple of injuries. Actually the probably three back a bit. I think every player has a law career but the dominic teams is probably a lot better than mine. My list actually. Eight fifty grabbed guys very quickly. Dominic thiem liz I'm struggling with much of a bit. But i'm still a mexican. He'll getting back again. It's just dip in this career and all the talk guys have had it when when you have when you're low ranked and sometimes it i guess and that's life. I've got no regrets until ready. I'm back and think oh. I wish i did that because i didn't want to. For whatever reason i as i i clearly didn't so i think i think i had enough of being time scraping the barrel But yeah i think yeah. I don rows ready most face. But it wasn't consisting so that sounds like me and my my day job marcus. I have days where. I just gotta be buffeted so i can understand where you're coming from. I think it's not true. You and flow of human emotion. As well and i think we will kind of a similar age. She and i think i mean for me. I haven't been traveling around the world my career but as she got older. You just kind of wouldn't always to be a bit more settled sometimes as well and you just changed knee. What you kind of valley more exact malatya had such a crazy life Nicole she feel guilty. Some people can't alma you'll talent. I'll be doing this knock Get fired up but economist full sound..
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Came another edition of passing shop. Meets our second this season. I'm really excited for not just because we had technical difficulties last week. But i genuinely feel the as kind of british fans. Our guest today has given us one of the most memorable runs out of grand slam in recent times. I mean as set aside for me for british fans. I think this is a what the stakes cut of phone. Distant memory and for anyone who doesn't have a clear what we're talking about wimbledon two thousand and sixteen so almost five years ago now and it was indeed a very magical story for for british fans. And we'll be delving into that During the course of this podcast so like to extend a very warm. Welcome to our special guests for this evening's episode. Which is marcus willis mockus. Thank you so much for taking the time to join us here at the passing shot. Welcome onto the show. We're very pleased to have you here. How you doing today. i'm very well. Thank you and thanks for having me on fantastic and how. How if you been finding the latest lockdown. Have you been saying safe. You you with your family at the moment. I'm home at the moment. Trying to keep virtually of being on a few runs and stuff like that but looking forward to the course opening on monday of already people wanting to hit so yeah looking forward to get back out la great. Yeah so we're kind of opening up gradually isn't it and just yeah. I think i've been doing well trying to keep for as possible as well on a different scale. Not but i'm sure. I'm not sure about that. Well i'm not a former professional athlete. So many of our listeners will be british. A british podcast. I think that's safe to say they will be quite familiar with with yourself. And your time on the tour. Especially that wimbledon ron as we mentioned but we do have quite overseas listeners. And perhaps as a on say familiar with yourself so perhaps before we we go into a detail perhaps you could just give us a bit of info but how you go into the school. How did she start playing tennis when you when you were younger mom. She play bevan's in Level when she was younger she had trading on a wednesday. So i used to off to school going sort of watch our and then i'd have a little hit in my spare time. I started playing badminton Of that so six years old Devi trials very badminton player the age and then my coach times dodging many tennis lessons on a pick battleground at old fell in love with a sport instantly and it came to a stage well the involvement in training twice a week and then tennis training twice a week at my parents said look you can pick with a system. There's only twenty four hours a day. So that was quite. Yeah quite an easy decision. I'm chose tennis Eight nine years old and the yet gradually got better but the the style. I wasn't obviously very good. And then i live from accountancy and then ended up paying for great britain unto fourteen and mia here. I say just kind of talking about your kind of genius. Days in how that transition don't kind of in in senior tennis was quite quite seamless. It sounds like you got kind of sort of young age kind of went through the british tennis pathway. To success in kind of did that solvency missy kind of transition up into. I guess kind of level tournaments as you're getting older into a teenager kind of got played county by county event under under eleven or under twelve cool to find out that was a a really good rushing coach. There who who is watching his plan actually beat me and he said to. My parents Good coaching and then me. Nicole flees namus on victim coach. We spent seven years at bisham abbey together but that rushing cut. She was strict. But fun at the same time. So we will have very right hogs Gradually better And then by the time i'll sixteen on top of international junichi nuts. Because i wanted to trying as high as canada junior while ranking semi i got saddam hussein in the wild number one in the uk junius I did pretty well pretty well. The gradually our from county level to to national top sixteen in the country Saying then the life of britain onto fulton under sixteen top three in the country so obviously by eighteen number one. Yeah yeah. I can't tell you wouldn't sorta click go will when i got a lot better. I think training twenty twenty five hours a week so that helps those not actual defining point where backing by it was this year the Stunning being everyone out of nowhere was very economy You'll kind of success. I guess the in the chefs in china junior level reaching number fourteen in the rankings was always kind of fuel ambition to kind of take that into kind of the senior Kind of see again in terms of your like an atp wild ranking how kind of how you can get and you know what was i. I guess what was that. Jump like from junior to senior tennis. What was the was. Did it feel any different. Did you feel like you had to train even more or did you feel that your ability was kind of was going to be able to take you places. Ironically i may y i i qualify profile on seventeen from there. I thought i was still genius. I thought okay. This is the line. I did not see microphone. No again about twenty twenty three years old so it was a bit of a shock. Fa may think it was learning curve. When you're a junior you right protected. We stayed in the Fifth avenue plan the uso. Judy sponsors he got bonus contract. You don't pay a penny for anything and then you you're nineteen twenty years old and you're in the middle of romania poking your hotel Gang lost on a train so it was a big shock actually growing up rather than tennis ability such. I think there's a lot more players in the men's game than junius a lot more solid. Good place So you conradi judy. As you can get away with a with a adachi match every now and again Because know much better than someone outside the hundred as geneva in matt everyone could play well so it took me a lot longer to get the nod hopeful on and i was aiming for a lot more than i shaved. It could have been a lot worse as well as quite a good perspective. Yeah i think oh say what you say about jeannie plays. It's almost like perhaps the top genius nowadays should be more education around the realities of the second because not all of them are going to make it. And i mean. Do you think that's something that could be introduced on the tool now for genius. Absolutely i think the route which is often at a time of every offer on the i'm with my ranking was scheduled to american college on a full scholarship and i think more and more players realizing that's probably the route to go because i The worst case scenario is yet degree of it. Be applying tons of matches with a team. Environment you'll playing very good And.
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Kim says was about to give about to give birth say. I'm really excited. Really happy for them. Absolutely the right decision not to wait to withdraw from dubai and have more family time at home and yeah. I really really really really really happy for them. And yeah it's it's a big. It's a big fabric that keeps growing doesn't it does when when will it stop. But then there's more potential for future. Attendance playing murray. Say that's good. Yeah well hey. I mean federal's for kids as well. He's overseas just just coping. Roger as we were saying to buy is happening. There's no Roach today. Murray bought jovic as well as we do have dominic thiem s tope sage and rube life as the second eight now is an eight hundred five hundred event. Joe say. How's it going today. He doesn't wait. I'll be got it. All eyes will be audrey blanchard. How he does caddy. Continue to five hundred street. I mean he could face slash villi a in his match So that could be quite interesting. Batch really interesting has play taylor. Fritz in his second round. I think they just faced off against each other in semifinals in doha. Say yes I think will be on him. Interested in something only didn't realize existed. Matt matthew epton from australia. He did really well. In marseilles to the semi's in the singles and the doubles he has been given a special exemption in the drawer. He's been given a protected by into the second round which. I didn't know it was a thing quite a. He's quite cool. And i i quite like it. So he's been put straight through into The second the second round however he does he does get teased. Circuits the client of draws there. Don evans is facing as land kratzer as well in the second round. He came through grass moth. Today said that could be very interesting. One field i don evans playing well at the moment is very unlucky. I think in that federal match say yet is definitely a few few interesting matches at play. Doh make team as well. I think we'll be wanting to make sure that he can kind of continue some form because he's been. He's been a bit quiet since the australian open. I mean it was a little bit quite during australian open as well. Yeah he's been bit hesitancy after one of a better word but we'll hopefully he'll be out to get get back on track. I think he's fairly decent. Draw half say so. I think he'll be doing quite a bit better this week. We've also got another five hundred. Actually i didn't realize this was a five hundred as well. Acapulco sits buses headlining that one as top seed and zverev as the second seat verify against calls alcaraz in the first round is quite interesting. But yeah this is the event that refers not paying because the appearance fee of c didn't didn't cut the mustard at the tournament. Couldn't afford to pay the usual. See to refer to get him to go out to eat to mexico but yeah cabinet out by bush fang against qualify assay. Hopefully he'll be diesen this week and go see the likes of schwartzman. Mito shroud excetera. Sev- quarter is inaction. While he's up against chile i on. That's quite interesting one. I'm excited to see how quarter does because wall cards fingers quite winnable against chile which could come up against san or a. I think he could think he could do well. There and talking on surpass ben wa- pair first round. I mean that's a very entertaining match up that kids. I mean that guy. One way or another kim say crusade watch long tub policy. Shortlisted is in the main draw. He's got john is ner unseeded. John is naturally in the first round. Say is what you will you. Sentencing the sentencing. Until news is gonna win. If i'm being colonised theresa curry say all the way to keep the faith inside story and then we've also got another five hundred on the wj to saint petersburg alexandrova is top seed at that event. Kudos second sates say the russians are having a great time because nets before sayed. Yes tons of russians in the drawer as you would expect. It's the home of end. And i mean interesting. Show petersburg is known for. Its quite outweigh cut. A trade and stations. I'll be. I'll be excited by the draw. Obviously by i think i'm a little bit more excited about what they've got in store. 'cause i just feel like saint petersburg disliked the most out there one of the most out there towards tubs of the batch the presentation of it. This interestingly going to be saying. No yuki bertans. I think she's a two time champion by. I'm interested to see how clara tolson gets on. She has qualified a we spoke about on last week's podcast really up and coming Good tennis back from denmark cass aquino in the first round. Think she could at that could be a potential upset. Some interesting to see how car tossing gets on. Because i do think she's another big hofer for women's tennis and she seems to when she comes to requalify thus i that she won the tournament. Say she's in really good form of the monument. Can you imagine if she won t tournaments in array from qualifying but yeah was the monterey event in mexico not such a fifty for the women slayton. Stevens is top seed. There which is well i mean we. We were surprised by that. I mean i remember. Last time we spoke about steven i to speak about her winning events in being really good form but i just remember the sign happened but yeah she's still the number one seed that didn't if that's a rankings thing or whatever but what oversee it is but it's not i didn't feel like it's a form thing because Yeah she's not really had a great time of as of late she's forty four in the world but you think the state of the form that she's being in barely winning matches that she should be low so i think that is rankings. Things gone kind of ski with because of how it's been suspended and lee is is this event of she. Had quite good broaden the third round. I'm chad that win with controve Before the yes Interested see how show do Sirri base torma. Playing as is bu short so will will they be able to keep up their form from guadalajara. Eight remains seen. We shall cheat in and have a look at katie. Boulter is also in action in monterey. Say against schmead liver sir. I think that's winnable katie. And had the watson's all say they're aping against covid co kovic. Sorry i want him to adds another syllable. Then i didn't but yeah that brings us to joe and we'll see we'll be rounding up. Oh those events next week as usual on the catch up really really exciting of british. I think action british players inaction next week. So it'd be great to see how they get on but before we d fish we actually have a very special announcement we can announce that On the passing show on passing meets. We have our next guest confirmed. We are going to be speaking to drum roll please. we're going to be speaking to. Marcus willis On wednesday evening appreciate listeners. Will remember marcus willis as the player who had a fairytale run at wimbledon The way three prequalified qualifying and ended up paying roger. federer on center court at in round two Think a few years ago anyway. wimbledon and. He announced his retirement from tennis last week and he very kindly agreed to come onto the show so we are recording with him on wednesday evening unhappy putting out the episode next week. But what we would like to ask. Our listeners is if you do have any questions Any listener questions full. Marcus willis please let us know You can of see. Contact showed say she media or on email but we would really love to have a few listener questions to put in front of him. Say if you have any burning questions ask him. Make sure you contact the show. But in the meantime i hate. 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"marcus willis" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Whoever's available to go that night if you're turnament is run by an agency and you're not wrapped by that agency. You're not getting a wildcard pirie. So yeah it's crazy on payer. I've always been of the opinion that somebody of the stature of clijsters a hall of famer you'll give them as many cards. She's won it four times. You give them as many wildcards until they retired right. It's how i if arnold palmer's eighty five year old s wants to play the british open you let him do it. well. I understand that golf is day. They find rules off at sixty. Five points is like it's a balance between these players. Still bringing value to the game to the spectators. Do people still want to watch them. And is it also fair to other players. If you're one of your goals develop new town of course and players from countries not represented by a huge national federation. What will never get these wildcards. They'll never get the chance to develop in the same way that a player from europe or north america does and. That's incredibly unfair. There's there these reciprocal agreements between the slams right. Like with the french frederica first world countries trading wildcards between them however. I don't think that criticizing the petros wildcard is off base. It's fairly ridiculous right. And the same thing goes for mario sokha. I want to be fair here. You know these players are well out of the ranking area. you would normally give a wildcard. I think that nepotism is outside of the realm of unfairness that we accept right. Because we've established that wildcards or unfair nepotism makes it like super duper unfair. But if you're citybus and he's clearly very tight with his family. He has one brother who is trying to make it on the tour. Another one coming up on the apparently there's a younger sister elizabeth even talked about. He doesn't know if he'll be ready enough to play mixed the olympics with them this year. So maybe in four years time. This is a city bus dynasty that they're trying to attract here and so i'm i'm putting that in my writer you know i want my humidifiers. I want my dalmatians. I want my champagne. And i want my brother to get a car. Sure i understand that he can do that but we can criticize it to. It's part and parcel of your appearance. Fee essentially it's tacked onto that. He's within his rights to ask these tournaments want big stars to come to their tournaments who is regular. Who's going to regulate that. That's what i want like. Where's this regulation went. Come from otherwise we are just going to sit here talk about on our show. Y'all went to argue. What's the twitter streets. And it's going to go on and on and on because the decisions happened so far above us and there's no uniform regulation tennis. Yes this is one of the pitfalls of wildcards and appearance fees while on the perennial controversies right in. Wgn there was a time when appearance fees were illegal so this was all done under the day there was a time when steffi graf was investigated as part of her tax case when she caught a case with taxman as to whether her father took appearance via under the table for essentially cash payments that were unclaimed on her taxes. Peter graf was showing up to these events like aretha franklin with a tobacco and collecting cash allegedly allegedly anyway. Let's move on to the nasty coke innocous earlier this week. His appearance on sports podcast called ordinarily speaking. And it's you know in english would be spelled ordinarily but it's all our d. i n. e. r. o. l. ordinarily speak lever and in this interview. He documents his boats of depression while he tried to make his way back to the tour many times over the last six years due to injury and that an occasions he would be totally fine and then something small would happen. Inconsequential than he'll feed find themselves sobbing. And he didn't know why and that he's in a much better space now but he wanted to put this out there so that other people could be helped by his experience and him talking about it. That's a really important mean. It has resonance for the age. We're living through now because a lot of people are dealing with situational depression anxiety and don't really understand how to place it or understand it a lot of times. It is triggered by your your current state. You know what's going on in your life. So during the pandemic people are feeling stuck at home out of work all that and it's distinct from depression right but it's still something that needs to be understood and recognized as real and having real physical effects too so kudos to him for doing that. A real asset to professional tennis players. Your we've seen so much recently. Each year on tech making social media star out of her therapist lay know this. These conversations are really becoming so much more acceptable. Publically is really absurd that we should even have to make a statement like that. Yeah yeah. Marcus willis has retired. From tennis marcus willis. Everybody knows him. From his 2016 run at wimbledon was ranked number seven seventy two and. He won three qualifying matches to play roger. Federer in the first round federer beat him pretty handily but it was such a huge story in britain. And he's one of these guys who has been playing like the you know the itf's the lower levels of the tour and have been trying to eke out a living and he leaves with a warning to the lta and tennessee general. That this is impossible. You know you're gonna lose so many young british players because they simply cannot afford to play the sport there are. There are fewer tournaments for young british players to play and obviously this has importance for players all countries. He says that he'll be starting his coaching qualifications. And that you can always check for him on his podcast called. What you're talking about willis.
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Thousand five hundred two fifty a across know the men and women's tools. Why can't we just have a. Can we have a university agreed. Sort of rankings calculation across both tours as well i think it would be a lot simpler it below easier. It helped i think fans just utter stud y- y if kerry golden says fill it. We always have these sorts of announcements. They dislike. I just read the i said to said we're just this. Is michael picketed. So i do wonder whether this skype there may be the atp wti to get together and maybe have a more consistently applied calculations structure algorithm whatever is for rankings. Think that just make ten tennis more transparent accessible for everyone are preaching to the choir that joe completely agree. Let's talk about roger federer because he is back after like whole year out essentially and he's back in the eighteen fifty event in doha which is loaded. Your we've got dominic thiem ripley shapovalov. You know he's not gonna mugs down the other end basically ab his opening match as well. This is really interesting. Could be data. Fittings off jeremy shahroudi. He's out and quite good nick lately. But mean i'd love past needs. Say dan evans up against federer inveterate first match back. I think that'd be a roy. Opportunity down i mean. I'm sure fetters of see. Find be back on the call. He's being the off training Solidly to reach this point. So but econ expect to coming back off such a long lay-off so be really intriguing. Yes definitely i think he's got these. He's quite kind geraci. You look at the two hav. I think the top paul is certainly more dangerous. I mean you've got a team public spending well. Recently we spoke about a palca group laugh and then food and beverage co all in that top off. These s car says well. Yeah exactly the the bottom half He's actually i think while them in shapovalov is is the four-seat so you know it will be as we say to see how we get nothing. He saw his expectations quite minimal. In terms of you know this at this point in time is just about building up to be kind of stronger fitter faucet excetera just getting back out on the call. He did talk about the fact that he hopes by wimbledon. He's going to be one hundred percent and that's when the st The season starts for him so identified a bit of sort of just making sure expectations even know he's one of the cases of a tie. It's like so get to this expecting him to win. Kind of you know two fifty very easily as you said. This is a loaded draw by think he's got quite a nice potentially quite nice Route potentially to the final but that first matches is nor gimme. I mean as you said. Shaw has been playing pretty well Gave ever really good run for his money. In rotterdam on donovan's will again. I give him a good run for his money in his first match back so think we will see what his level is out on that first match because those two i think some of the form plays particularly with shoddy. I think at the moment. I'm really hoping for donovan's federer loved. See that i'm just making my mouth. Water use eerie federal. Quarterfinal is what we're all. After a with a wildcard one my one of my favorites you about crew say but my mind mallet. His chore itch in the first round. I mean icon. See an upset. If i'm being honest but i'd love to. I'd love to see cubs three here. You days he does but yeah. I'm sure your eyebrows raised when he saw we've also got to buy which is a thousand event. Wgn say this is a big big big event for the women. Obviously christopher as we set is aiming to do the due to by double which hinges and just in an have done but not many as obviously say she'll be hoping to end thoughts in that drought but we'll have to see because it's a loaded draw again slowly loads of top top matches. We've got some cracking first round. Like caroline say against angelique. Kerber coq one this evening against alexandra. Ten eight in the phone at tie-break so that was a cracking first round as well at least merchants fearing affair like this real cool. 'cause in that right from the get go and i mean as in neutral have to see if she's out she going to play with with the back injury But this won't go could go anywhere really. I want to make any predictions. Yeah came and to be honest. I was looking at the store and looking at the fact that you know full funny. Four of the top ten women playing field that's going to be big opportunities for some of the lower ranked players unseeded players to make some big gains in terms of ranking points. Particularly with you know looking at findlay pick as your to seasonal in the greatest of form at the moment. Say i do wonder you know he's gonna think potentially make the most of that. I also go to say. I think we spike about las adelaide. Being a five hundred. And i didn't think the the playfield ready matched it a you know looking at the dubai field as well. I don't think it really matches a one thousand caliber level. And you know. I think it's not naturally because of the pandemic and plays being less mobile affect sports. Go to these places and do these do these tournaments but yeah it just feels a bit just feels a little bit one thousand light for me at the moment he i mean there's no soccer serena i'd get where you're coming from but mutharika is actually which is nice. She wasn't in. Doha say her raw. We've also got the atp in marseilles happening next week. To fifty event medvedeva top seed also likes sits pass catching of bear. So yeah i guess. Yanic scene is back corral exhausted that i hate peas recovered from whatever injury he had and Yeah classic first round between for and feliciano lopez. I'm loving the old schooners of that one yet. I also really are so that was that was the what i was thinking the drool but yeah medvedev. Obviously we want to do better. The loss loss timeout interesting to see steph surpass pass is the number to see but his brother petros guetta wildcard. I know a lot of people on twitter. Were theorizing theorists out in terms of you know was that linked to ever since obama was playing on all you know. Should that be allowed. You know day. Think petrosyan really has a lot of a match wins on. The tour de has has any Even when the until. I'm not even sure. But yeah those kind of people talking about that. And having an eyebrow raise their in terms of wildcards and the allocations and it feeling a bit feeding a bit nolte baby from the toilet organizes auditor convince baby supposed to to play. Yeah i think it's fine. Letting him play in the doubles perhaps per singles genuinely think there would be better women qualifying. Yeah walk of the qualifying there. We go that's bef- errors into but i mean he knows he may previous wrong. He may go to wowed. Wildcard run to the final and he might be his brother umbrage. We'll have to wait and see we've also got the atp fifty out in chile This wall because charissa is the hurrah and also the seren..
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Pre qualifying came through qualifying and yeah ended up in the second round facing roger federal. And i mean it doesn't get more cinderella story than kim up when i was kind of researching the came back. Not even i didn't realize in qualifying he beat medvedev and rube. Loves to make the main drool which i think give web method of reval. Today is seriously it just adds to the it just adds to the story. Yeah absolutely. I think. I remember watching him against. We're blessed. I think at qualies rahab tonight was out at least a part of that match and i remember thinking over. Blood looks quite good prospect. But yeah i mean i didn't realize about medvedev either so amazing you know in in in cortex and obviously he came up against veterans and go and lost in straight sets as you would expect but managed to lope federal which i think was voted like the best shot of the tournament and he got the crowd going. And it's just a really nice the player that would normally get that exposure. Show or opportunity can say you know page roger federer the king of central at my home slam and have that memories loop back on and oversee a. It's unfortunate you marcus retiring. He's thirty but he's oversee trying to make an existence at the the real lower levels of the tool and what with cave edge on the difficulty of travel the richest prize money ranking points. It's just not financially viable for him to carry on this kind of his reason as industry for giving up giving up the guys didn't moving on t. pastas knee. yeah. I think it was interesting. Him talking about the the fact that it just. Didn't you know sums wise. You just didn't add adopt anymore. And you know i think that would be a lot of players. Probably at his level his around his ranking was maybe even going through the same thought process at the moment because of coronavirus in and what it has in terms of resulted in impacted on that lives and Yeah it's it's it's a bit of a shame but you know this is i guess this is. This is how the tennis structure is at the moment. And you'd love to see more players. I think further down the rankings. Be protected and have i guess more financial support. And i think we're you know we're seeing that we're seeing that happen. With the i think the prize distribution with at the top level going from more from la winners and semifinalists down to kind of the you know the first and second rounds and i think that is helping but you know that's that's again you so far down the kings baby all hundred or top padron fifty a is just. How can you go down. And you give that level of support going beyond the main tool into challenges into futures because that is west some people ply that trade and you know they love tennis. That's what they wanna do. Can it be more sustainable. Because think at the moment took marcus with this for some players. It just it just doesn't add up. Yeah and even before cave. It was a wry struggle. And especially if you've got a family to support an effort thing that's going on. It's just not a secure thing to be cheering. And i think the right decision is a shame. But i suppose he's probably had a good ten twelve years and i think there comes a point when you get to the age and you're a bit tired of traveling around. I have to pay a bit more settled. I mean we're similar age to heaven. Bathos probably fill a bit less like out there as we were when we were earlier in our twenties we know professional sports people but i can kind of understand that kind of the age aspect as well so yeah. It's it's interesting. I mean i'd to pick his brains more about the decisions and everything be quite interesting. The other news that we had joe is about the ranking calculations for the atp. Because see they've had to change the ranking system as a result of the pandemic. They've actually announced a new system. Which i think is supposed to be well a fairer. I suppose and read it twice to understand is is a tricky made my head her kind of trying to figure out because yeah it's quite complicated bay was. I think we'll go. Go say this is just the for now. But i think it is becoming more more critical. The the rankings are more. I think fluid and reflective of the current performances in tennis. Because we all getting more and more situations where it just doesn't seem to reflect and you don't wanna ranking systems that in place where i guess fans looking at the drawers and looking at the cd's and they're just sinking and that doesn't matter because the the rankings really mean anything of the moment exactly what they're doing is they're now going to be looking at points earned events from two thousand nineteen but events that were they're not able to be held in twenty twenty for example the miami apron so you essentially a player he plays in the same event this year they could either take hundred percent of the points from that event in twenty twenty one or fifty percent of the points out from our event in twenty thousand nineteen whichever you know they did better out whichever would be worth embraced and that will be counted towards ranking. So this will happen up. Until i think august a thing this snotty mazda share and then they'll just go back to the old system and then after a year from august the the points from these kind of twenty nine thousand nine slash twenty twenty. One thing. we'll drop off. It's i probably that's probably confused. Everyone who has already looked to this. I'm just competing myself by even talking about it. But essentially yeah. It's taking into account plays preview performance from two years ago So they're not completely missing out. But if g better this year they're rewarded more than stock from as much as they would have been a lot of people are looking at. What does it mean for the players. And i think one of the biggest winners Is roger federer who hasn't played a lot of tennis The last year or so. He's going to be able to still have a fifty percent of the points that he made. in twenty nine hundred nine still affect his his ranking and kind of keep him in his place at the top i think generally. That's the kind of feeling that this ranking system is doing is is benefiting the big players in terms of keeping them there but it's it's disadvantage shing the players who are in a lower down who are playing above their ranking but actually seeing any gains from it and you know there are plays out that the you know. We're seeing this. I think when the on the women's side you know players like jenn brady jessica peculiar having like get success grandsons but you know. It's really reflected. Their cases at peculiar to qualify for five hundred day always doesn't sound right but on the men's side is well we. Seeing people like for example riley palca who game was kind of fifth straight it. He's he's had a good loss. Kind of twelve months be still remains outside the top thirty. You're not seen as matching in rotterdam this week loss in the first round you said another week of of losing money and and i think that with these plays you all playing out their skin. He will progressing. They all getting frustration because they feel like that. You know playing tennis. But they don't have any reward for it exactly. And i mean we'll have to see how it works in in reality a d. Think that the the wchs something similar. Because you're say it it does create some weird scenario is but i think this is a step in the right direction for the time being from the i we'll have to see if the wpa follow seat but just not came. Actually i was just say we've had this season. The you know the atp and wj come together in terms of making it easier for fans and rebranding the tournament structure with one.
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"As well i was very excited about as rancor against make aretha but as a rank out with a injury which she had sustained against selena leaner in the quarterfinals. So she she was in some really good form. Winning sweep up to not seat still managed to get through against with selena and just gouda as well continuing her really good run afoul from the australian open reaching the semifinals as well. She was qualified. But i was actually shocked to hear that she had to qualify. because in my mind. I consider her above. Qualification was with her recent results. Yeah i thought that was quite surprising. Just having to qualify for w j five hundred given her reason before but says particularly the australia gangs quarterfinals. I thought that was a bit funny. I think that's probably a result of the ranking situation at the moment which we're going to get onto but just going back into that match between italy and as a rancor some of the highlights of this. This was a bizarre bizarre match. Because as a rancor. I think injured himself in the warm-up decided to play on it was quite clear that she wasn't one hundred percent You know in in the match in the rallies and she came through sixty six four. And i generally i just think fit. Lena just did not know. She did not know what to do with an injured a payment on the other side of the net because she literally just played. I think you know the lien away. And she was just kinda hitting it back into the the has aranka strike zone and as a result as rank was able to. Just go for it. And you know it really wet. Fresh was able to shoot in the points and win the match relatively easily and just a funny one. I think lena she should be looking at She she's got the experience she should be looking at looking an injured opponent. And being like. I'm gonna need to move this opponent. All around the corner not going to be able to just hit it into a strike zone and i was surprised that she wasn't able to adapt her her strategy. Yeah we know that it can be quite tricky. Playing against an opponent means just ask navyfederal riches opposition at the of the hell that must have affected them. But yeah it was. It was a shame. Though i guess for her. Because of as rancor withdrew so it would have been reporting for selena but such is life. I mean the other result. Joe that really caught. My eye was gen. Brady losing very easily to an fate in the first round. And if this is like a big kind of curse of the finalists cnn then next match back on call bay flus in straight-sets. But i i hate. This is just a one off but i hope that her confidence hasn't been knocked from kind of getting debilitated by soaker in that final. But we'll have to see how she bounces back. I'm sure it's just a temporary timber thing. Today is a extremely competent opinion on her day as well. But yeah another win in the back for patrick. Rebecca she'll be hoping to do the doha dubai double Which only if he plays think don as we go into by which is already underway. Yeah it does. Doesn't it the sunshine double. Can we thought the middle east the middle east double or the the doha dubai double night services alliterative. I suppose i date but we had the w. t. h. e. fifty event out in leon in furlan. So this one well. We had an old qualify final between clara towel soon and victoria goalie edge and clark howson who is a very young danish. She was This was eighty. I think has said mangerial apparent. So you know. She's she's really just breaking old onto the main tour after a junior career. Which you know. She was well number one in genius. Yeah she's she stormed to victory hadn't lost a set all week in all her had seven matches including a qualifying rounds and yeah came through in the final six four. Six hundred over victoria Switzerland was really really really impressive From the day a lot of talk about. I think we speak about her before because she had that standout victory. I think against gen brady lost in the french open in round one. The saw her on the map. Because you know she has been a very good player at the junior level. And i was you know we kind of interesting to see how that transition would go into the into the senior level but yet she has been really really impressive lee on this week. A lot of i think a lot of people talk about in relation to obviously caroline wozniacki. But you just you just go look a gabled and call it's completely different to caroline wozniacki style of play. It's a lot more aggressive. And i think she succumbed to the net and kill the point softened yet it was really really impressive stuff from her and i think what she has had the opportunity to go onto the kind of the the wto tour in the in the main role. She's really making the making the most of those opportunities. And i think it's kind of reading about a lot of stuff around her comparisons between her and kirk gulf and this sort of feeling that curkovic wildcards and gets these opportunities handed to her whereas car tools his really had to fight for these moments coming through qualifying. But she's really making the most of it when she when she does. Get to. The main drills nee definitely and i i feel like she's more comparable to eager shield and tech as well just. I don't know it's hard to without dropping. Sa they all the same the same age. I think that both nineteen so actually. Yeah i feel like she'll be looking to looking at shown to us as inspiration i suppose. shoemaker top. One hundred debut From tomorrow which is fantastic and definitely one to look out for you. Know for the rest of the season to see if she can build on her amazing week and and do this again or get to more fighters and perhaps make inroads at a higher level of tournament as well so see this is achieved. Fifty says you'll be looking to play of the higher events as well and see how she gets one of those. I think the thing is with again looking kind of ranking. She's not really unfortunate. I think sort of Zone between. I think she's going into this around one hundred thirty and it's because of the rankings in the way south that ranking it's hard for her to get into these angels but then at the same time in the the twins below that really doing a lot with them and i think it really doesn't help with players like tolson who have clear potential clearly on a path up the rankings and being kept hidden in check at the moment i feel. I'm hoping that yeah. She can continue that rise up the rankings because she was getting into things losses in your ambition was ready.
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"W tools stretching across. Ooh parts of the globe. I've gotta say. I'm loving this. Oslo this feast of texas. We have the baby post australia to open. Philo we've just kind of tennis left roy instead to it. I know we haven't even had the return of roger federer yet. It's nice to come this week. Which is very exciting. So tennis is on the game as usual so he took about. I feel like i'm a bit of a break on record saying that as there's a way save much talk about but let's begin in rotterdam. Shall we joe where we saw. Andre replenish winning yet. Another eighty p five hundred title came i generally. I think this is a broken record as well. Audrey breath winds of eighty p five hundred. I mean short. Cora i mean he on a twenty match win streak at this levels third only to roger federer and andy murray since two thousand nine he really is At this at this level. I is something about it that Really kind of clicks for him. And you know this is just a. I guess in the context of his season. This is just a continuation of the great form that he showed the atp cut where he won all of his. You know singles matches his run to the quarter-finals. At the australian open they just carrying this three To to rotterdam and it's been really impressive because you know there's been other players like daniel medvedev for example you had kind of coming in with similar form You know in the atp. Add australia david. Who have done as well save him to kind of show that consistency in carry on through and win the tournament was was really impressive from him. His consistency is is very very key at the moment. And also in terms of grand slams. He's reached the quarterfinals in the last three slam. So he's really Either just peaking at this level he is also providing us with that accident forum at the slams as well i mean. He came through against morton. Savage in the final in straight sets seven. Six six four se. Perhaps the finest we weren't necessarily expecting you know he was a qualify. But i think we all know what folks can do you on his day. He's had really big wins slams before say certainly they wanted to dismiss easily but ripple had pretty good wins. I visit surpass a jeremy shoddy. Andy murray he andy. In the second round which much to the dismay of a british british fans but yeah rip left just kind of carrying on where he left off at this level really and i think what for me is most impressive. Is that from finals. He is seven from seven. he's never lost a final. He is in the complete opposite of felix. Oj team i think team up and felix into andre left psyche and i need to can you. Can you teach me needs to give rublyova call and just be like why a good finals. Because yeah they're complete opposite ends of the spectrum and it is really impressive that it seems when does get to a fine. We run out of steam. He just treat it like any other match and is able to. You know he's got the champions mentality and not i think is going to bode really well. Full his four his career. And he's not it doesn't feel like he kind of fu shorter. The you know the last hurdle. And i think the only kind of i think the challenge i think the monument is that know is he said we've seen that consistency that he's bedded in a grand sam's as you said the final appearances now in a row we see that consistency at a five hundred level. The anytime. I think we haven't seen that consistency from replay of a strangely. I think in that in the in the middle bit and the you know the masters one thousands. I think was looking his full. Moss's events in his career. I think only reached quarterfinals on one occasion. in in cincinnati in two thousand nine nineteen really. Think really quite surprising. So i think you know. Of course i feel like it's going to be a matter of time but he'll want to be able to kind of transfer that form into moss's events and with miami coming up. I mean there's going to really be no better time like the present. Yeah exactly a whole host of them on the horizon with miami and then the clay court ones shaving they they will go ahead so we looking to say i'm sure he will be making courters semi's if not going further. I'm sure at at these events and this is something untoward happens. But yeah really decent showing from andre rep left i mean just about a daniil medvedev top seed of see coming in off an australian open final appearance. He lost ally of it in straight sets in the first round obliterated his racket not great but from the fifteenth march. He is not become world number cheese. And which is quite significant. Because it's the first time since chief thousand five that someone other than the bake full is going to be in the top in the ranking so he is doing what no other man has taught for very very long time and that's regardless of what happens in say next week. Yeah really really impressive. One of the. I guess one of the longest that big reckless. We we have at the moment. I mean t- thousand five. I think it was late in hewett. The you know the last player in not spot. And i think in the context of the big three. I think this is interesting in the sense that if we once we see i think the you know the new younger generations start to page on territory of the big free i think is going to stop with the rankings festival. We see you know. The big players like federer djokovic. No shoes that told him in a catholic and wisely play as many tournaments in that for i think naturally we're going to see the the up and coming generation impinge on that sort of territory like this festival in terms of rankings. I think there's a is obviously still silver way to go. I think in terms of grand slams. I'm titles but i think this is just showing the that transition is coming and is gonna stop i think i with the the rankings. Yeah and i imagine that dominic thiem name might very well become number two at some point as well. Probably be having a toss. I is incredibly far ahead. And i mean as a reference oversee. He's taken that position away. But i feel like if you're in the top four that that's fine. You pretty much on par any comes to slams space. When you end up avoiding novak djokovic until the fiery end up being in the semifinals with him but that's kind of the a real different say. I'm sure rafeh whiteley to enhance it about it. But i mean he he could be at see. It could be. It could be unseated at eddie. Clay court refill. He would still be the would still be the favorite. He does not need a favorable draw. But yeah it's it's You know i. It's sort of classic sort of ease any interested in titles now and grand slams and rankings probably very secondary to him on that front absolutely..
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"A proper sendoff somewhere year but yeah kim classes. He's kind of one of the little bonuses of of tennis resuming. Because i'd kind of forgotten about her coming back and yet the the idea that we'll see a bit more averse great Show yeah as i say. She'll play miami in charleston a couple of results from last week That i failed to apprise you of on monday In large part because we didn't have with us say sort of south. American news fell somewhat by the wayside. Alexi popper and won his first eighty title in singapore. He beats the aforementioned boob four six six love. Six two in the final say beaten maron chile each on route to that title career high ranking for popper and at eighteen. I saw the pitches of him In the moment of victory. And i him that meant the world to him. That's tight lynn. It just goes to show you know. Okay that will be one of the weakest rules. Singapore that that we've seen in in men's tennis in recent times a whole bunch of reasons but that presents opportunity for someone hungry enough and committed in often and popper and seize the opportunity and it really looked like it meant the world. Tim say say good for him. we've also had matters found a new. He's ditched carlos alcaraz. There's a new kid in town folks right. We've got nineteen year old. I mean as written like eight bullet points on this kid. we've got nineteen year old one. Manuel karen dolo. How did i d seren dolo gomer. So there's a there's an accident on the issue so that that's where the emphasis is is a holiday or soft. Say let's the oh crikey. Just don't members. I thought the he might say they might. He might he might make it. S yeah so it could be one man. Well this is ruined below. Right one manuel seromba. Low nailed it. He won the cordoba open on his. Atp debut he entered the event is qualify having never played an atp to a much and having a seven seven win loss record on the challenger tour he became the first to win a title on his debut since santiago ventura literally never heard of him so not perhaps the biggest footsteps to have gone on. We've seen before Yoga ventura yeah. I always think of ace ventura whenever a harry's name But he's played on the marine past definitely seen him play before. Maybe maybe i need a visual anyway. Santiago ensured that in casablanca in two thousand four It marked the second time that the court of open had been won by play. You hadn't previously won an atp. Too much wanting gusts launderer. Did it in two thousand. Nineteen i think the point. I'm facetiously trying to make is that. These aren't names that necessarily say future greater to the game with respect to these to these teams And finally at number three hundred thirty five in the rankings. Cerrone ndolo is the fifth lowest rank title winner on the adp since lleyton hewitt pablo. I'm do hall fernando gonzalez and tommy. How are you going to be. Is this the point. Where i say that i know of that but have never seen him play tennis yes. I think you just did a lot going on this week. I i did not watch. The quarterback open made up for it with the point nine. Now he's left. Handed has a brother who's a little bit older than him and was seven the drawer. But yeah i really. I really couldn't say that much but obviously this is impressive. And is the sort of result that makes me want to watch him in the future. Find out what it's all about. Yes we will earmark. Sarah ndolo all thera ndolo watch out for him in future drawers just realized by the way How i know. Santiago ventura i ever player to be beaten on the atp tour by andy. Murray wow two thousand and five. First round queens queens. Yeah that's why. I wouldn't go that and a quiz question. I mean evidently my lack of knowledge about santiago ventura has been very much exposed in this podcast. My credibility is in tatters. Lost bit of news before we move onto our listener questions is that marcus willis the will bomb has retired from tennis Of course everyone will remember him mostly for his run three pre-qualifying and qualifying to play roger federer in the second round of wimbledon in twenty fourteen. Two thousand sixteen. Ooh god it. It doesn't feel that recent. I feels like a hundred years ago to me. doesn't it. no. I mean i feel both raid. I kind of feel it feels recent in some ways in the i remember interviewing him later on that year and he was really determined to try and talk hundred one day if he could and many sound a number of injury issues and his his motivation has come and gone minnie's over the whole career. It's gone up and down. It's just the way it's been fam- but i'll never ever forget his run. It was it was. That was the year andy murray won his second wimbledon and yet the first week of that tournament he was the star. He was the story people. Were i remember on five live. We were more interested in his in covering his matt. First two matches than we were. Andy murray his first two matches really just he just totally stirred up a nation. That people were intoxicated by his run. He i think he done a android andrey rublev on the way before they were known and And he he played that first round. I think i think beat ricardas barankyevish. You're dead. yeah and his face. People that people wish sending in the crowd waving their shoes. What they saying shoes off if you love will bomb and it was why no i never really understood that but it was just funny and he was just like this blake from down the pope who plays at the local club. That's how it came across suddenly at wimbledon and he's ripping up and he can really play any got lob over there of roger federer and shelter the championship for federal loved. The he loved the whole story. Yeah he'll always have that moment on central against his hair and he gave that to all of us and it really is yeah. You've done a great job of reminding us how much of a moment that was it. Yeah i think people might not remember the name. But i think if you showed the nation's any the british nation a picture of him on court wimbledon everybody most people's mind would would be would be by that say happy retirement and she's off for for marcus willis for nas time everyone right then We have not much remaining time for listener questions curated by simon pace as punching us. Please no time for i. roll license. consciouness. Yes exactly like lightning round right then. Simon has chosen the following. And this is from. Sam amick gate house on twitter. 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"marcus willis" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Okay came. So we've had the second half of all of the round four matches today apart from. People. On people and off Daniel Collins, on Danielle Collins are going to be playing tomorrow because of the weather. But let's let's talk about the matches that have happened and let's start with. Let's start with. Patrick Evita because we have just spoken about is. Issue now, the inherited favorite from Saleh because they're all, they're all think a significant number of fans and the people in the press people in the media who would probably say you know Patrick vetiver is is looking is looking very good and you know even though she's not been the greatest kind of clay court player in the possum using this is I know you have second appearance in quarterfinal? Ever Ah at the French. Open. Nothing first twenty twelve. A law people saying that she is now she is now the favourite I mean she came through quite easily against Jiang hsi-wei six, two, six, four, one, hour, twenty, five minutes. I mean, what do you think I mean I feel like we're on a collision course for potentially. A cannon semi final. But do you think what would you think about Kavita? What did you think she stands kind of getting into the second week of the French Open. Well. She's Lower Ziegler next and have to say that Christmas the favourite for that one given. A format grandma she's a two-time select Sim champion and Reach final last year. So I mean, yes she's not being at this stage of girls for years but Her ability is is still that and have formed today was very impressive. Hairpin wasn't really anything ever going to particularly challenge. For just managed the Powell Haredi so you. Would expect. To come through against Zeke but I think. I think, yeah that that semi that we will kind of looking with. That would be with Kenan is the maybe the Perhaps, that will be the batch for the tournament riddick given the fact that they're the only to slam champions left in it but some. Yeah, I'd like to see Kavita win another slam I think. She was quite, very strong. Thanks Day because you know the horrendous knife attack a couple of years back and I, think it was three years ago the at road and where she came back from that I almost back so. I think it'd be back in at this stage in the last eight of the tournament hair. It's it does mean a lot to her and I think if she can kind of channel that that. I I wouldn't be surprised if she went and won the tournament Joe. Yeah she's always kind of bear isn't a dangerous player which puts it all together. It's interesting because we look at. Grand Slam record she's those two titles at Wimbledon and I think that's where you know see the British public fell in love with her but we don't really associate with being able to do it on a on a clay court and you look at. How qualities in terms of you? Now, she is a very powerful hitter from the baseline and you you. You know obviously that works very well on a on across court. but yeah, I. Think into the French Open on clay cool I was just wondering. How how how is that going to work because she really sort of a loopy. Heavy for. So apply she hit like a little bit more flat but I mean, she still has even these calls. She still has kind of the. She still has the power to hit clean winners I mean she hit twenty three. Against Changsha today. And Yeah I just think I just wonder if you know she's going to be able to just kind of blow away the competition with with that sort of that sort of play wherever she can whether she can keep I know she's going to have hodder opponents if down the line with potentially. Kevin Kennon in the in the semifinals Siegelman as well is going to be you know no slouch. So. Yeah it's. It's. It's still kind of I. Think there is danger that. I think. Looking at butterball feeder before the total dating, we were thinking the. Candid. Could be the loss to seats. The law seeds left it on in the bottom half of the draw but. Hey. That's that's where and you know this French Open has been unpredictable but convertible I think has shown so far that she's been A. She's been pretty solid and lift up. I mean she's lived up to her seating so far yeah. She hasn't come through with any major dramas and I think Joe is most natural SF space or the one that we would associate with she has won a few of the Klay Premiere Events Unai she's one Madrid Tom's thing. So I think especially with indoor play she's she's she quite likes that so I think necessarily this. Is. A, really fall score is going to be perhaps a massive issue I today I mean Zeke. Men today she came through against Paulo. DOSA. In straight-sets, she's off to that first round. Of It and the drama of the double bounds she's been making swift progress through and. Some fog still to lead that game. LITERALLY WITH PEOPLE ARE PAINTING OF DOOMSDAY scenario we've kind of like. Ziegler. Zeke. But there's always going to win the French Open. How she could live for the rest of our life knowing that she double bouts did that I rattled to get rich. How she lived with. Renault in that. Scenario just yet but. Hov Today Zeke decided to during her payments medical timeout. She went over to get a nice top of noodles or something. And then she decided that with a full eating eating a box of carbs and she said she, she was kind of a bit loan call. She wants to have a a sugar rush but she didn't really found see like on an open on she wants something really substantial. So she also. Get some some up and she just sat ain't as a say I love I love how you the script or the take out via physio. Is Not the. really interesting though because it's not something. We see. If I can remember. The. Incident the. Brought to my mind. Maybe for British fans, there's been Marcus Willis. A think a few years ago. I had a can of coke and a snickers bar on shaven. It gave me kind of flashbacks of that but I've never.
SIXTEEN most dramatic Wimbledon moments from the last decade countdown
"Hello everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the passing shot. This weekend would have marked of course women finals weekend, so what better time to reminisce and think about some of the most dramatic moments from the championships over the last decade came I've got my I've got my strawberries and cream of got my joker. Pim's and yeah, you looking. We're GONNA. Do Little little countdown yet. We are got some Robinson's to go with my with Alpo cost today because I can't find the payments to the back of my cupboard somewhere. But yeah, we've decided that actually. We normally debate moments boat. Many movements from Wimbledon over the past decade that we were kind of looking back through them. We all just H is just know enough say we're kind of doing this in teapot Sixteen. Tell you to, but we're just GONNA cut you the first eight day on and see how. So many to kind of two three. I'm also mentioned as well I. May my all whites as well summer, and getting into kind of like getting into the the women, the Wimbledon Spirit and Yes listeners, thanks for facts again in touch this. We put out to ask you. What are some of your dramatic moments from the uniform cade and we really appreciate you getting in touch. Who knows maybe you'll maidment will appear on the list, but yes, we will, of course say caveats. This is our list. This is purely our opinion. We think it's a pretty good list. There are some moments that you will be familiar with, but we think there are some vitamins I feel that have been you know maybe not. You might not be as familiar with, but yeah, let's get. Let's get into it starting a number sixteen in our countdown, and it's one I guess you know for British fans is a very a memorable I will say a fairytale story where we him back to Twenty-six. On its Marcus Willis and His run from you free. Pre would qualify to qualify to the main draw. To play Roger Federer. Is this more of a Fairytale Jolan Peter Cold winning Wimbledon in the film that we discussed on our lots podcast. Possibly say yeah. I feel like made some of our listeners from like ABC's might not even know of this story. They might even have never heard of Marcus Willis. British fans probably happen until two thousand sixteen. And Yeah. He came through the qualifying say. He was ranked down at like seven, hundred and seventy two in the world. Qualified One always marched and qualifying obviously. And then came up against recalled this baron case of I. Think he's Lithuanian in the first round, beat him. which she data alone is kind of pre. Wow, considering his ranking and the disparity between between the t pies and then. Who Does he then face in the second round, nee wombat reporter federal himself say oversee. That was going to be prime on sensical. And I guess teacups, isn't it? It's kind of like Oh. Marcus got through the second round. So annoying. He's paying federal. He could have a had charges against someone else, but on the other side is the actually if he's going to get through to the second round for like probably the only time in his career, he might as well Gad parents on Sundays go play unites the greatest champion. Wounds ever seen. Yeah. I, be the. The second camp I think if I'M GONNA. Go Out I. Want to go out in style and you know what better way to to go out. To have to have? Time, one of the greatest cross players of all time across across from you of from the net I think the story for me remarkable because the the the ingrained image I have in my head of Marcus Willis is. Is actually before this it wasn't. It's not baby. It was he was on like. He was like on a challenge tour event, and he had like a can of coke and a malls Baugh. One of his matches and Clemente to is like I think the commentator coming here. It was basically called him Kaufman for from South Park. and was like is this. Is this guy for real? Is The guy really heavy like? A cat of kind of self drake. Y-, you know tennis by the challenge, Tour and It just shows think it shows you the just the. It was just crazy the way he went from this sort of you know position where he wasn't really kind of know. Yes, he was talented, but I think he was really applying himself. It shows you I think it's a story that shows you that. If you do apply yourself, incredible things can happen and. You know, he went from literally like. Fee, Butts Four coaching is. Club. Thirty pounds of our lessons. To Yes said. Roger Federer, thank you very
"marcus willis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"He's brought all the dirt straight from Hollywood it's internal or am I talk one of seven one hello hi guys I have a real weird mixes stories today good I don't know like wearing but it's just weird stuff so first I'm gonna start with the headline that Kelly ripa and mark Consuelo as have revealed the secret to their healthy sex life great nice great I love this what is that they did radio shack I think that's probably it I think that's usually just it really yeah baby she says the longest that they went without sex was when Marcus Willis was in Australia for seven months but Kelly rip it did come to visit him in the middle of his trap and that that has been a big part of their relationship good question what if you ask yeah I think he just I mean I don't know what the question was because I didn't listen to the whole radio show I'm just reading it they were he was asking about their relationship and how their relationship has survived you know it's a long entertainment marriage right yeah I think I have a hard time with them I'm not saying I'm not approved by any stretch and I don't think you know I think that there are benefits to talking frankly about sex but often in this case and also the case of like Suzanne Somers at cetera sex life is a sex life for a couple is whatever works for the couple true and so when you buy a share those details of your sex life it's not it seems always to me that it's more about what other people will perceive about your relationship than it is about giving information that's useful and helpful for other people that makes sense yeah that might be fair I mean I think Suzanne Somers is always trying to you know take the taboo out of it especially as women age and helping women who are in their sixties and seventies still feel like they can be their best selves I just love that someone thinks there's taboo about facts what have you seen our resume check out Kelly ripa and mark and sailors got married in nineteen ninety six and they have three kids together she said I think we found each other at the right time in our lives we were really young not that that's the right time in somebody's life but we were pliable we learn to learn each other well and so with that comes a certain level of comfort and confidence in experimentation and fun we like to have fun she looks at him though like she just adores him falling in love with him all over yes and there is nothing that a man loves more than that right that's true I mean it really is I am convinced like every time I see her at the way she looks at him like sometimes I watch her Instagram videos and he'll be in her dressing room and then a hell pop in and she'll look at him just like oh my gosh I'm so in love with you and I'm thinking there is no way he would ever stray from that no because that is like the best thing I love Connick for heterosexual men yeah it really yes who looks at me looks at like a women who look at them like they're in love with them like they're the best and women who who would like to show that they need a guy to be around a lot of that stuff they also love it when you make them sandwiches I mean I would just like to have that is one thing I have in common with straight men if someone makes you sandwich how wonderful that is if I manage a sandwich is like the happiest person in the media center he's like why hi finally let me give you a bird's eye view into game ends we will now I can't make a sandwich for him because it wouldn't be the right way to make a sandwich that you know what that is exactly the difference between gay men and straight men right up there yeah because I would like if I would have done this then I would have done you know I would put a little extra Mayo or a little whatever I will say you know I like I am a little bit picky about my sandwiches so it is possible it's been a while since you might and my life partner sent seriously that if that's not I mean we've had that conversation a thousand times so good yeah thanks I have in common with J. there are certain things though that are much better when someone else makes a freestanding the thing I hate the salads I make yeah I put the same darn stuff in them you go to a restaurant and validate your thinking beats yeah goat cheese and walnut trees you just reminded me I have beets and goat cheese I got to put that on my way yeah you know I mean perfect because you can update your delivery right now I just got my delivery last night Colleen thank you for asking about it I want to tell you that Costco has these beats that's where I got the beat that are that are cut back you got to be there in a vacuum sealed packages like and then because I'm the only one in my family who eats the P. yeah so I just keep them in a bag and then I put one on my salad I know I like those beats all other so good everybody this is how you know he it turns into food eats grow in the dirt.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos reveal the secret to their healthy sex life
"So first I'm gonna start with the headline that Kelly ripa and mark Consuelo as have revealed the secret to their healthy sex life great nice great I love this what is that they did radio shack I think that's probably it I think that's usually just it really yeah baby she says the longest that they went without sex was when Marcus Willis was in Australia for seven months but Kelly rip it did come to visit him in the middle of his trap and that that has been a big part of their relationship good question what if you ask yeah I think he just I mean I don't know what the question was because I didn't listen to the whole radio show I'm just reading it they were he was asking about their relationship and how their relationship has survived you know it's a long entertainment marriage right yeah I think I have a hard time with them I'm not saying I'm not approved by any stretch and I don't think you know I think that there are benefits to talking frankly about sex but often in this case and also the case of like Suzanne Somers at cetera sex life is a sex life for a couple is whatever works for the couple true and so when you buy a share those details of your sex life it's not it seems always to me that it's more about what other people will perceive about your relationship than it is about giving information that's useful and helpful for other people that makes sense yeah that might be fair I mean I think Suzanne Somers is always trying to you know take the taboo out of it especially as women age and helping women who are in their sixties and seventies still feel like they can be their best
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
"You need to buy food the Chris Chocolate all the coffees and sometimes a lot kids. Don't want to eat vegetables and chicken this crap around the house a lot and they won't treats US kids should but golly it's when there's always will so I'm looking forward to chicken and but I'm making healthy non case. They want once a week or so if I want to take. You know something. Something unhealthy form and fashion. But it's little rules drawn a game where I live after Wimbledon. You meeting with friends. Mc For ages and hear glass of wine here it adds up certainly does add. But Yeah I've had much because I'm losing weight again now. Also done this twice before so now again but yes. It gives you less energy Just have to be very very organized. Now isn't something amazingly good before you learn you scales. That's the thing. Yeah I'm still learning these skills. We had rashy from touch tennis on here. Ages ago did make it to be quite a good touch tennis player. He has he hoped there. I'd like to think if I by law the ad I went through a runoff on patient for awhile. It's such a fun guy. I can't tell you K- enjoy contact. How Fun hasn't it? Today is Sunday alive which taught and now I've got kids told him told him. Oh I'm going to so I kinda see it just because it's fun. Yeah he's a good guy. So Sean Great Guy Pledges for now. It's it's it's you come home. I came home. You come back with a small and if I switched his which is always important as well because sometimes trainee. It's not all that training is pretty boring. If I'm honest being appropriate sentence play the assault of Simon respectful. They sacrificed every ounce of fun to do the boring stuff. The stretching the way I'm weighing food now never thought I'd say Crow Sir of carbs protein. Eight Dan I make sure that. Go over food scales. It's boring. It's nothing glamorous about it yeah I'm not even guaranteed to get that but I think if you take care of those small little bits off sure so sure but yeah. I mean if you didn't do that would affect him. We don't know but he's not going to take you that risk. No those guys are just to the tate yet. Notre Mason so going to jump in here. We're going to end this with some questions. We have some some instagram irs. Who We reached out. And I saw you reposted and I don't know if you know some of these guys put at hanters one four one. Okay we said the favorite boy. You've coached so I'm not sure if it rings a bell but does that. Ring a rare okay. Progress tour have asked. When will you make you progress to her debut? I'll just literally so funny now. I've just been looking online now. Funding some sort of a French league and NCAA my sister yeah. I'm planning to play some but the full diaries now. So I don't know I am GonNa play more progressivism. Br British toys can but yeah it will be done when when when it when it says the first one on your wedding. Unfortunately so that one thought that'd be happy with that 'em raise a Dunkin nineteen. Somebody's instagram handles are strange We know we've touched on this already. What are your impatience for the next few years but she is just getting myself guy. I don't have any ranking targets in particular next few years playing doubles make make a good living for mockery. I go I'd love sounds ridiculous about bad lights. Top Twenty and top end of the world not pushing pushing pushing for the student on the anymore you know what I mean. Only be a good though a very good. You're not gonNA take part. You're doing it to be the best. No yeah exactly. I'm not doing it hard. I can believe I can. I'm very well. How hot is going to be in a good also? Yeah no breakthrough. But I'm willing to take that risk again. Could Mont coupon on a here we go. Connor Chapel remembered a twitter. You hit against nail ring any bells at all. That was a county count was probably. I don't know he just says conner. Remember that tweet. He hit against Neil Elise laugh and I have no idea remember it was i. Think of the footage because it was on place. I don't know how to share it. I have no idea I could further on out to doing it was it was good opposite using a good people will says. We'll cartman ever make. Return to the tour are a one going to fire it open. Nc L. This year. I want to go too far up at NC L. Social content. I'm trying to get rid of carbon so so hopefully not. I fakty definitely yeah. You don't WanNa see him. I'm going to step on the goal. If I'm fat I love Lewis and Pete us again. Who's your favorite Irish player? Favor or this P. I still feel this fantastic. Who's my favorite Harsh Ryan? Who's playing? I can't answer? Simon car competes. Bradley ought not people for people. That's the answer is looking for. He says he said he'd be good at King King King or stew. He's not playing much but he's coaching there but yeah but he still probably favor always good. He's a good guy. Alcohol Funny Story we can. We stuck in the fall kind. Volcanic Cloud Yeah Madrid and we slept some train station. Florida and our professional. I went to the gym with him. Yeah so join them on the shelf to implant on the bottom floor and like you can feel the weather. You feel the way swaying on. But yeah. That's that's that's another one for one oversaw store. He was a pro coach. Simon from top tennis train at once he retired. But we know the answer to that. Not Know. J Clarke wants to know who's the best doubles player he ever played it off. J. J. J. off the fuel yeah. We have a five win that that was a great run MBA. So I can't really count stay any other. I mean the guy. Yeah he play with Miss. I'm sorry not not so inviting and tell me last question Marcus. It's been asked here loads of times. What advice you have for Young Juniors number one to me is make sure that you're enjoying tennis because again this time into downtown on things but there's too many too many kids giving off at twelve thirteen full of saying because they're not finding it fun you just make sure you're enjoying it and work as hard as you can go to college. I go to college if you've got the option to go get out that. That's great cat through America. Marcus at thank you very much. That was great me really enjoyed that. Really fantastic gold mine markets. That was great. Thank you very much for that. Thank you very much. That was a great episode of Marcus. Really enjoyed talking to and hope you found it interesting. Next week we'll be back with our sh- coach Joe Dwyer he spent most is working career in the US work with all sorts of top players. He shares loads details on. What's needed to become a top tennis player as well? Some fun stories from experience on the tour as I mentioned previously make sure to go to function tennis dot Com. Check out our journals if you haven't seen before and also topped subscribe one but until next week quit there. Hit some tennis balls and have some fun.
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
"You mentioned that every day used to check out of your hotel. This is what you do when you're on on the tour. Check out your hotel. You leave your back on perception old tickets the site within because if you lose you WANNA fly home. You don't WanNa spend another hundred quitnow. It was probably more like two hundred. You don't want to spend on. Whatever is appalled when you can put that to all something else. You have to be tight so I got used to that habit also. I can't enjoy going home. We're staying at that moment. So yeah checked out more go into routine. I wasn't expected to Winston massively surprise but like yeah check out and think Oh. I'll get work. Yeah you're like okay. You ready to go. Yeah exactly. So you'd know pressure on yourself. Is that what you're saying? A little bit is not so. We're not prequalified happy. May Mike my now wife Asab. You always planning on getting engaged and the want to couple of great wants. Sorry that's great that's good. That's good so I went on prequalified and so we were just happy for anything from there then obviously always doubled every time. I want to watch in call a sudden you're looking at fifty an older and more expensive rings and object the same. So you're still the same boat but I sell in quantities like pizza gate a rube left. Medvedev like yes. Such great names now. I mean Yeah. I think a lesson a year later. We'll talk fifty on you when I went actually I'll six down gates or nineteen minutes. Just misfiring overplaying. It could have been very different. Yeah I didn't have the best role that they made me on it. They may be NFC to qualify. But I'm so much happier that way. Then you're not gonNA walk for lucky loser or something on that play. Surrounded method seven full set. So you were playing during. His wasn't wasn't hard compared to on the Friday. Just a case of keeping my enough how your nerves or I ever when you walk on call and everyone's cheering relaxes you. It's like when you can often be nervous system exhibition. Not just before it's really right. It's really rammed that when when it's coming up it didn't certainly didn't hit me then. Branka selves the oppressor building it up at the time. If if Marcus meets brand 'cause he plays federal so you take down. Branka suit is of these hampered by injuries. Well but he's a great player. Yeah and what was the press and reaction like before federal much? Work All your mates texting. It was your phone. Just hopping more fun was going nuts. Yeah I finish applied to paper what month after some people of SIA. I couldn't get through the more than once through the middle close family members are cool me so that was fun. Yano took a while to sift through messages and the fallen tickets is also not my everyone who supplements ticket. Oh well into to be one so year and you WANNA win. Wouldn't take were you handling the ticket allocation yourself now. I have someone helping me at the time. Luckily I I told him unless people definitely want it there and then do we got to because yeah. I didn't have enough time to worry about stuff and sponsors. Were too so in on. Tsa Can you wear this patch on your bowl off so that was all look after? I'd I'd like a Sunday night for those great few weeks or at the turn down twenty from the sun which was very easy to twenty grounds. Nas It is very nice. Obviously being in the court found him through the No. You know no I'm sitting in didn't even cross my mind and my sediment they're gonNA pay him on. I said look. I'm not wearing that much but yeah nice sponsors apart again. People very interested every now. Did you sleep tonight before he played? Fed really wows exhausted so it wasn't just seven months. Eight seven to get better. It was the press in the media and everything that it just exhausted so I didn't have a problem sleeping also great and you thought late so not before play. Rank is twenty. Two twenty nine back got three Monday. Night care you're wearing trs gear. Where are you know not against Brian? Kiss I wore the all Russia because to wear patches as close that you can't win the new kit basically so member exactly. I'm not shy call but it was worth sharing. That are Russia. Okay on it. Obviously everyone yeah I did it. 'cause I love fest which I would have won the newest if I if I could obviously looked sharp as you can on the big arena. Exactly what's up walking at Center court? What seventeen eighteen thousand people Yeah Yeah so we did the war. It was more of a walk through the woods up small scary. There's like a walk. Do from from the change in through the clouds on the call on everyone saw stood there watching you walk on on school at other game plan ahead so it's just came through the Wolof and actually have brady hat. My my stomach slowly match in as a third seconds. Bring Kiss or something Off of that painkiller it up and get on with it. I. It wasn't yeah I I. If you call planets is normally okay. What was planning survivor was just trying to stay. Injury-free stay relaxed and then it was actually trying to talk his shorter backgammon and its first round against Colorado pain. He didn't have a very good surf round and he was struggling with the And I think he has the work done because I hate it. He seemed pretty crazy than I had to adapt again and change. But you know what he was saying when I started landing muster uh on the better than I got more into by the end of the chance to maybe look winning a set to break third. South thing can Didn't quite often but also I i. I was happy with it. Good as we watched the highlights last night. And obviously you hit you hit that famous incredible lob to hope kept fooling opened the first as well so What Yeah what. You don't realize is that yeah it shut the roof so. I don't know if it was if I'm making excuses because Roger them full I felt I felt very different to the ground on the Nathan felt very different from the outside. It's like oh it's quicker. As many times. Eternity Forty Times played on that core was your first time. He knows all the little tricky areas. Livery he does and he's trying to put you there which he did. WanNa the tell me what happened after of sleet press still wing MoD. How has your life afterwards? It changed all say hello stuff and so nice but that he saw a month or two later. I'd say it's quite traumatizing. But it's not all good. No I'm ready. Prepared you to be just in the in the world again courtroom and Yeah. It's it's pretty much there so for me. I'm a wife and harmful engine and you just you just Yeah I don't know it's strange to explain. It's no public divorce on sort of Medina thrown at thrown in public and all this interest and then it just stops again so yeah. That's what I'm doing again. Now at a couple of injuries very lucky to have four children and the square one again and it's not being always easy for sure. I can imagine that where you're you're thrown into the guy and then obviously nobody wants to know you. Did they move on with the world moves off kind of I'm not getting now? You devastating conversations a paper sponsorship. And you know I'm trying to try to even train for free now rather than trying trying you know. People want to pay go news facilities and stuff. I'm not used which is gone. It's just another expense and you think your kids as well. As a couple of years ago people invoice coming in trying to hold starting off again. You know needs to get myself into shape and they look in. Yeah it's GonNa cost you this much new thinking okay. That's the way the loaded that will never change And I get it I will. Why would someone give you something? They're in the same way. You think how the people actually need health guys didn't need it. I would have happily pay to to end the places before when the money is not an issue. Unfortunately doesn't happen. Not Maybe there should be a reverse prizemoney system. I don't know yeah some. Something's not working is no no tournaments. They won't talk guys winning. So they're GONNA PAY THEM. They're GONNA put them on my favorite quote they're gonNA because it makes more money for the tournament as a business. You don't really talk guys losing you don't want no you need them. Sick qualifies doing doing really well even though the crowd loved to see the tournaments down to the sponsors. The sponsors tournaments. Yeah Yeah but for me and you watching massively favor. The Underdog Olifants deaths most fun. Yeah Yeah on telling Me Markus so you became a dod apart from financial pressure to you. Has It changed your outlook on your tennis career. I'm not a much less bothered by now. I used to thaw steam firearm cool and now I'm thinking back. It was a lot and there's no need but again that's the way I could get a right. Get quite copy 'em Pas and stuff and you sit back and have a thing and none of this makes any will so yeah. I'm more relaxed. Forty more patient such would in the same way the lack of slaves bruce. Or when you're often last week was fine because my baby just about trying to sleep through now. So last night's on three but waiting. Obviously my wife does a lot but she's working as well so when you say midnight three and six broken slate ready really hit me. And then I'm waking up naked and then so as injured and probably didn't have as well as I should as on the decision making goes out the window as well. Just have a couple of tomorrow so now the PUCK Christian guy. Yeah Yeah it makes everything a lot harder especially with our plans when you're India especially when you're not sleeping it's you against the well. Yeah I'm coming through it now. Acceptance go to bed tonight and the except probably. I'm probably going to be taught Tamar but I've got no CRAP FOOD IN MY HOUSE. Now so you die. Wake up tied and eat crown anymore. Because there's a big big difference. We have a five month old. Who just came actually think when I launched the podcast and of its made it really challenge in your right. Your decision making goes down to drain. When you're tired you'll do the easy stuff..
"marcus willis" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
"Let's hear Marxist Story High Marcus. Welcome to the functional tennis podcast. I how you doing very good. Thanks how are you not safe idea? I don't see about thank you. Tell me what you up to I'm just started training again. As of a couple of weeks ago Stop laying of had a timeout through through injuries Kits stuff that really kid kid number two arrived did they can't number to arrive. Eighty nine months ago so yeah gravy. Lucky the sleep department suspect a great. I hope you have been tracking your sleep. I haven't No you're you're in your back healthy again and ready to go. Yeah I mean I'm paying paying for it a bit of everything that they plan back and more recently. I've had shoulder problems. It's not perfect still yet. But I've got a month or so to sort of think. Crato YOU'RE GONNA go full time. Then that's the plan. That's the plan. Focus on mainly doubles that if I have to single monitoring that as mentioned just before we jumped on hair met soundbite yesterday on to you know true the tour on last Marcus and he goes. Oh we'll tell you about the story about the time we played in the final on. You guys ended up warm enough room together because selves to save money is warmed up together. You probably had dinner together. Yeah together as well. Yes Oh you play together Danny stopped and that was it and I was like Sam. Who would want to they want to carry on with the story now? That was a good finals outside. It was four and six four or something Six four six. Did you use Sam? Well Yeah I mean. We see English. Speaking and we played very similar tournament so saw the law On the tool and Yeah he's Nice Chap so he just world in the same boat thing when you're playing futures and stuff it's it's it's okay to friends and stuff had dinner together. He and soon as you stop on the Mexico. Try and win. And that's it for the next chairman. I it should be that simple short but Yeah no it's it's it's strange you know. We're having been in the plate at the next day love. It's great. It's better than sitting sitting in room service starring hotel walls and I guess true and Sam asked the question. Why don't you ask them like? Why didn't you concentrate on doubles? But it looks like you're doing that now. Yeah exactly I mean I still love. Singles bought the end of the day. You go to try and make some make some money in it. It's going to be very hot but my game suits doubles especially now a lot more. I probably should have done earlier. The stuff inside of me still still still believes the most So there's not wrong. I still to ask way lower level but yet I've seen like some senior senior play Assam's told me on. Your game is made for Nobles on. You're probably young right now for the devils game anyway. You're still under attorney. I've got some time if I can stay healthy improve as well. It's it's not easy to get that fought with the right steps. And and Yeah. We got some very good coaches available to us then. Yeah I think it's very possible for me to make a living out Phil are you didn't under the Al. Ta Or Rangel System. At the moment. I haven't had Haussa since I was seventeen. Belief also say that that a bonus game which helps a lot plaza that last year or soon not stop so no. I'm not quite sure what the system is there. But it's a I'm doing it my way cray. Look there's no right or wrong here. Obviously you can do to way to get a bit of help but makes it a bit easier. If you like the coaches it whip it. It seems like a highpoint help when you need it anymore. If you assault double sided and you start getting out so chicken eggs yeah. It's back you when you forty crossed the line. Unfortunately but I I guess I guess the top guys on complaining to what to get the start like I wouldn't rate will just like out there too so many good guys in the UK now too must be seven or eight in the top one hundred now. Is there yeah Louis clause massively through with things no accident when he's coming to the numbers that rely in Boca on the preseason Louisa. A couple of other coaches doing something right. Just do what he tells them. Yeah we had last week's guest Dave Dave O'hare. Yes very well. He worked with Louis all year Ashley. Yeah he was working. He did the full year on and off but he was working with all the English leads on. Tv great years he picked up lows Lewis. Hopefully some say she can transfer it over to the Irish kids. Yeah so following you. So tell me markets you were top junior year. What top fifteen in the world and quite success. How hard is it to go from top junior two worlds onto the senior level yet? It's the hardest thing too do if you've got no help even if you do have help that is when. I did have funding available to me. Sorry I had a coach and stuff like that for for nine months or a year. Yeah comedy prepare for that number fourteen in a finished and there's no prize money everything's free. Everything's free when you're playing the Big Judas hold on it so when you then all of a sudden you've got a few points. I think I'm qualified. I made last Guy Straddle. I had a few points. You have to go abroad to places for yourself and strong compete in faces you. You're familiar with and you didn't get given nice hotels free stuff it so you know you're running running running our big bill pretty much and using the semi's you get six eighty people in a couple of hundred dollars that's what it was but then I it's kind of. Yeah when when are you going to run out of money or you've got to win an awful lot and play the challenges. But when I say awful lot I think they've got I said I can go to a friend of mine. He won seven days in a row. And you still maybe grassland qualifying. Two hundred in the world sees friend into the website. You have to basically not lose and I don't have the money to continue so very very difficult transition on. You're not making money. You Call my money because I was lucky with the private sponsor I won't pharmaceutical sponsor me for a good year and a half two years when I quit. I I'm so I went from no ranking to three twenty one year but I was lucky to sponsor everyone else. You Go French league German League matches that signing if you're a high wolf aren't you get paid a criminal so much I'm not citing Jeremiah. The weekends so you've got to play tournament. Flights the French league and then fly back Sunday night and then placed on. It's it's very difficult looking back. You're seventeen eighteen again. What would you do differently? What would I have done differently there with my personality and Not Table people can say whatever they liked about man. I'm a funny guy. Whatever but I was like all the coal mine not solve and Jim off course around. But I couldn't work any harder. Maybe a few decisions off call but again that's as an individual. I probably would have gone to American College. Sorry most most definitely gone to American college now. Five Moslem again. At that time. It just wasn't done fourteen in the world and every instead of Mayo pro so I wasn't even really a serious tool but knowing what I do now on sent. Johnson R Kelly. What should make that difference of going to college in gone pro I know only sunny handful especially people that should go pro or I think a very very. I think most people should college. Even if you're GONNA think needs to go because the eleven outlets so good you get scholarship so you don't pay anything if you still got a good ranking still get a very good deal so you don't get ninety five percent scholarship. Whatever very good tennis less you'll competing in high intense day in very tough situations unpicking skills as well. You've been friends with you team. You play matches your training your training probably the same if not more than you would clang on the tool embedded environments editor environments not paying anything and actually come college if you haven't already off the first two years which also has an option college with a degree and with all those experiences not just pretty freshen. I'm coming out much tennis player. If you've gone there and taken seriously if off tennis isn't view which it upstairs me if it's not you come out with a degree. Yeah you're taking a lot of boxes so yeah all you throw your into one basket. Hope for sponsor hope to break the top two hundred first year. It's a playground. Slams qualify for one of those. And then you start. Seeing some money back doesn't happen but it just doesn't happen very often you to meet. Trump's yeah the freaks. How much top hundred can just fall out of sixteen seventeen years old playground? So I'm not many and they've had supports well definitely a lot. You're right a lot of money behind them. So you go you decide. I'm going pro here. You got a good start in Edinburgh rosca classical. Sorry are you gotta go start off to ever. Actually this is so easy. Are Making this transition so easy. So Wimbledon was about seven or eight years after roughly was it walked goes on between those seven or eight years. I know won't say you say you had some finance and you got to be three hundred with sponsorship. Yeah that was twenty two twenty three years old then maybe twenty to ten. That runs out then. Yes things was phones is that you've got to be doing something for them as well. It came to a point where the sponsor want to play matches during where I should have been thanked challenges so it became sort of impossible to work it out that way. I don't believe in just taking money off. Someone offering them or giving them something back. I don't think it will ship worked for that. But yeah for year year and a half to twenty doubles play. Wimbledon qualifying doubles of sixty six type singles. Win Be qualifying but didn't didn't have very much but yeah I was knocking on the door. And then again you get so. You're back to square one against wants to stop playing coach. French league matches basically start all tournaments in the UK. So that goes you tend to correct. You can't travel when you'd have an island your pocket okay before we want to Wimbledon. Did you ever play the Irish Open? I played at once when I was young. And it was one of my favorite And then it's a classroom county which I was a county there and Sponsorship Opportunities S. O. Classes without enforcement at the moment thought it was not what it was Fitzwilliam College. Yeah so I really enjoyed that week. Strange Courts Mike. I lost to change. Okay I think he won a tear. One you want to play. I had him. Yeah second round. Not Very very pleasant on a wet artificial grass court and I actually own indoor coll- for some reason it was too rainy. I wouldn't have let him some some nice out so I played him on the on a new new slow in doco five into awesome. Okay so that explains that puts so let's touch on to Wimbledon. Your great ruin their and all the press you got. How was that experience for small in the lead up to listen to a podcast and.
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"This way. Used to be my playground. It was. This is a bad habit. Yeah. One seventy one and you each got a point. No, we didn't even win any money. No prizes for you. Oh, I never liked that. Skipped right over it. Really like, the obscure ones. Yeah. He I remember playing that song. The radio is playing. To be my life was over the years. She put the sex book out that my brother. Still well it fell apart as soon as he got it. So he's like kept it in like plastic ever since I know because it's worth money. She only printed like fifteen hundred books. It's worth a ton of dough Ramey Arvidsson conditioned, by the way, Kelly Ripa had her son with Mark swallows on her show. This one's called what's his name. His name is what is his name. Michael. And they did a montage of when Kelly and Regis used to do the Christmas cookie in their pajamas segments and Kelly's kids would come out that was such a cute. They just kinda show because he's growing up on that show, and he is like eighteen or nineteen so both Kelly Ripa and her son are joining Riverdale and love this. Okay. And Michael will portray young Hiram lodge in an extended flashback, which might I don't know if it's going over a couple of episodes are wet, but they've got all the characters, you know, ski dear L riches character. There's a younger version magin Amtrak all of them the it gives them some time off. But it setting up the story. What's happening? They've Riverdale is unleash something. Very very dark. I. Copies. They have to flashback. It's on demand on the CW, and they have to flashbacks Kelly Ripa is gonna play Hiram lodges who's played by Mark and swallows his mistress and in a nod, Greg Berlanti, the brilliant. Greg Berlanti who created Riverdale created Sabrina? He has named her MRs mall Ray, which is a nod to the Faye Dunaway character in Chinatown whose MRs Malraux and FM towel. So she and market to make out on. Perfect. And we're going to get the gen all my children reunion. We've wanted for years between Haley, and what was his character's name and yell. Ian Healy and what was his name. I can't remember I can't. But anyway, it's going to air tomorrow night, and Michael really he looked so much like his dad. It's unbelievable. And he didn't really think that he wanted to act, but he just you know, addition, and they were like it's so perfect. And he has he showed acts and Kelly Ripa is besides her beside herself. Did she gets to act with her husband and make out with them, and she's playing his mistress, which of course, Hiram lodge would have a mystery e-even? No, he's got his beautiful wife. Who is now the mayor of Riverdale? Oh, I love that. Were you asking about Marcus, Willis character? Save matteo. Haley. Yes. So good. Anyway, she said I a high rooms mistress Twenty-three years of additioning for a role. I was born to play love it. I know. So anyway, Riverdale love. Watch it. Okay. Listen, we come back. It's time for random bats. Mytalk one zero seven one everything. Entertainment, second chance friendship. I will be this friend because we work together. It's been left contact lately. Instigated by her case, basically. Doing what I could pinpoint one thing in particular. She's an aggressive driver. We used to ride together everywhere. And by the time, we got out our destination. I was complete nervous wreck. Oh, I'm aggressive because I've heard that before if you wanna try. That's a few in. You can be yourself. I just really stress and. Losing money. Honestly, I would pay not be stressed out..
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"Nice to be my playground. This is a badly. Yeah. Everyone one and you each got a point. No, we didn't even win any money. No prizes for you. Oh, I never liked. Skipped right over it. Really? Like, the obscure ones. Yeah. He died. I remember playing that song. The radio is playing. To be my life was out of the year. She put the sex book out that my brother still, well it fell apart as soon as he got it. So he's kept it in like plastic ever since I know because it's worth money. She only printed like fifteen hundred spokes it's worth a ton of dough Ramey. Condition, by the way, Kelly Ripa had her son with Mark swallows on her show. One's called what's his name? His name is what is his name. Michael. And they did a montage of when Kelly and Regis used to do the Christmas cookie and their pajamas segments and Kelly's kids would come out that was such a cute. They just kinda show because he's grown up on that show, and he is like eighteen or nineteen so both Kelly Ripa and her son are joining Riverdale and love this. Okay. And Michael will portray a young Hiram lodge in an extended flashback, which might I don't know if it's going over a couple of episodes are wet, but they've got all the characters, you know, ski dear L riches character. There's a younger version. Mansion Amgen all of them. The smart it gives them some time off. But it's setting up the story of what's happening. Riverdale is unleash something. Very very dark. I. They have to flash back. It's on demand on the CW, and they have to flashbacks Kelly Ripa is going to play Hiram lodges who's played by Mark and swallows his mistress and in a nod, Greg, Berlanti brilliant. Greg Berlanti who created Riverdale created Sabrina? He has named her MRs mall Ray, which is a nod to the Faye Dunaway character in Chinatown whose MRs Mauri in a fem fatale sushi and market to make out on. And we're going to get the Jen. All my children reunion. We've wanted for years between Haley, and what was his character's name and Kellyanne. What was his name? I can't remember I can't. But anyway, it's going to air tomorrow night. And Michael really he looks so much like his dad. It's unbelievable. And he didn't really think that he wanted to act, but he just you know, addition, and they were like it's so perfect. And he has he acts and Kelly Ripa is besides her beside herself. Then she gets to her husband and make out with them, and she's playing his mistress, which of course, Hiram lodge would have a mystery. We know he's got his beautiful wife. Who is now the mayor of Riverdale? Oh, I love that. Were you asking about Marcus, Willis character? Matteo? Haley. Santos so good. Anyway, she said I a high rooms mistress Twenty-three years of additional for a role. I was born to play Lubbock. I know. So anyway, Riverdale, watch it. Okay. Listen, we come back. Same for random, bats. You're busy. You might have.
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"I'm Tony Jordan four three my Valentine in the morning Hollywood headline Hollywood headlines, you'll what is going up Zane is opening up about his time in one direction, and he isn't holding anything about anything back about his relationship with the other guys in the December issue of British vogue. He said he wasn't friends with the guys while they wonder action. And now he says he has spoken to any of them for a long time to be honest with you. That's just the way it is. There's things that happen and things that were said after I left. He's said snide things small things that I never have expected. See the full interview will be available November ninth and Kelly Ripa has confirmed. She will guest star on Riverdale on the CW. Her husband, Marcus Willis is on the show as well as their son, Michael. So it's now a family affair and a statement from the CW says her character gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized does she's been very vocal about wanting to be on the show. So it's going to be the entire family on the show. Now, you're Hollywood headlines is seven forty nine. It's Valentine in the morning. This is one of four three myfm. We just said this tax cut is very funny. I never heard the term cuffing until my sister explained that people in the freezing part of the country. Like Minnesota say it's important to get cuffed before the storm winter season starts because once that happens. Everybody's in big jackets covering their entire body. Hats beanies, you can't tell a man from a woman. Okay. So if you're trying to find somebody for the storm season starts for copying purposes. There you go. Nothing against the term was your tired of going to all the family gatherings where the go when you get married when you get a fight a girlfriend boyfriend. So you get one of your friends and just kind of pretend that your boyfriend girlfriend for that particular party that type of the time the season, I guess somebody by your side. Yeah. Then January kick into the curve. Happy news next eight six six five four four my battle of the sexes. And the way as well. Eight six six five four four six nine three six of grabs. The battle UCLA versus USC at the Rose Bowl. She say..