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"monte carlo" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"This is correct. So you have reached par for the courts Kim. But it wasn't Toronto. It was Cincinnati, but I didn't put that as a stipulation, so you have reached par for the courts for easy mode. Yes. Zverev was the Cincinnati champion back in back in last year. So there are two left Toronto and Paris, any ideas? Oh, Paris Paris Paris. All I can think of is Jack sock, but that was like four or 5 years ago. I know he didn't win. It's got to be Novak Djokovic, isn't it? He must have won one of them. Right? It is. It is Novak Djokovic. Novak Djokovic won Paris. We just put out of our minds and we forget. I know. But it's so common, right? Yeah. So yeah, Paris was Djokovic and then Toronto champion. Was it someone like Yannick sinner? No. Someone of that sort of ilk. Oh, caspar rude? Caspar rude? Yeah, maybe? Kim, it's Daniel Medvedev. I don't know how. I know he's gone off to have like a hernia operation, but I didn't realize he had gone from your mind. So quickly. Well, you know, they've got to keep up to date. They've forgotten so easily these days, aren't they? No, okay, sorry, Danielle. Sorry. But yeah, did he win that two years in a row? Oh, I mean, he won, he would have won the Rogers, oh, I'm getting my years mixed up. 2019 was his ridiculous U.S. open swing. So what's the hard part of the court? And I'm sure our list is very exactly asking the same question, Kim. The hard part to this is this happened, so 8 different masters 1000 champions. The last time that happened was across 2001 and 2002, it happened during Hamburg, Montreal, Cincinnati, Stuttgart, Paris, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo. It happened so long ago. There are some masters events there that don't actually exist anymore. And again, this is for you and our listeners very, very tricky. Can you name any of the 8 masters champions from that stretch from 2001 to 2002. Now, I know this is very difficult, so I'm actually going to give you some clues in terms of nationalities for you and our listeners. So are you ready for the nationalities? Yes, let's go for it. So I'm looking for two Spanish players, a Romanian, a Brazilian, a German, a French man, an Australian, and an American. I've just jotted that down on the computer, so okay. Right. You did this. You did a similar one, didn't you recently where you gave us the nationality? Okay. This is much tougher. So she's very tough. So very tough. And because it is tough, I'm not going to ask for 6 out of 8. I'm not even going to ask for four out of 8. I'm going to ask for just three out of 8. I'm going less than 50% here because this is very, very tough for you and our listeners. I think this is like the lowest I've ever set the bar for par for the courts, but three out of 8. I think I can do it. I think three is fine. So I'm going to go with number one, Google, Google. It's got to be for Brazil, right? Correct. Yes, that is correct. So gustave curtain is the Brazilian yeah, that is right. So the Australian could be either latent here or Mark philippus, I'm going to the Spaniard could be Carlos moya, but it could be one cause for railroad. Or it could even be Albert Costa would that be oh, Tommy robredo or I'm going to say Carlos moya, that's my second. Incorrect..
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"monte carlo" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Came today is the 18th of April and we are here to catch up on the weekend tennis at passing shot headquarters, especially backed by our crowdfunders Georgina Davis and Mark Underwood. We have had our first masters event on the clay this season, the masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo, Stefano sits past is our champion. He was the champion last year. He's the champion this year retaining his title, and that is not bad way I think to start the clay season a very difficult thing to do to retain your title. I think he's the first person outside of the big three to do that in a long, long time. But before we get into all of that, Kim, of course, it is Easter. I've got to ask you the big question that is on is in my head and I'm sure he's on everyone's lips. Of our listeners, what Easter egg, what Easter egg have you gone into? I'm sure you've tucked into have you tucked into a few over the weekend? What Easter egg have I gone into? I've got into a Cadbury's egg. I'm very traditional in that sense. But we can't, yeah. No. What about you? It's so underwhelmed. It's so underwhelming. Have you gone for a fancy hotel chocolat egg then Joel? Not hotel chocolate, but I do, I do posh it up a little bit over Easter. I've gone with, I think you have to, it's got to be lint, the lint chocolate Easter egg, lint chocolate balls as well at Christmas time. It's just got to be done. It's like, for me, it's like the seasonal, it's the seasonal chocolate of choice and Cadbury's, I just don't think it really doesn't elevate the occasion Kim. Come on. I think you've just been sold by Roger Federer like advertising for Lin, haven't you? You just been like, you've succumbed to their marketing. No, I mean, I do love a bit of chocolate. I mean, happy Easter to any of our listeners who have been celebrating. I've been kind of off in the southwest of England for a few days, which has been really nice. Lovely weather as well. We've had a reason. So yeah, it all been very nice, indeed, and very nice, as you said for stefanos it's bass because he's one of his first title of the year, defending his French Open crown. What am I saying? Defending his you are getting ahead of yourself. A few guys had to get sorry. Obviously he had too much Easter chocolate. Defending his Monte Carlo crown. 6 three 7 6 in the final against Alejandro davidovich for kina, who, you know, aside from defending his title, was probably arguably definitely the story of the week. Reaching his first masters final and, well, really making a name for himself. At this stage, are this level on the tour? Yeah, definitely. It's been it's been really impressive from davidovich for kina because he put himself on the map with that victory against Novak Djokovic. I mean, we were going into this tournament. Now looking back on it, a little foolishly thinking sort of nailed in for a Djokovic Carlos alcaraz quarterfinal, but by was it day one day two, both Djokovic and alcaraz had lost and davidovich for kina was very, very good in that match against Djokovic and we'll come on to that in a bit, but let's start with stephanos best because he is the winner. He is the champion and it's just amazing I think for Sisyphus because, as you said, he's retained a masters 1000 title. He's the first non big three player to do that since Andy Murray in Shanghai back in the 2010 2011 season. So a long, long time ago, it just shows that I think how difficult that is to become and I think this tournament is just shows with Sisyphus, although I think there are faults there, you know, with his game and you see that, I think, particularly like on a hard court and we've seen that I think at the start of the season, he's already got, I think, 7, losses on the tour. Yes, he is the match wins leader, but he's had a few losses where I think I've been a little bit surprised by, but coming onto the clay. I mean, his game just works so, so well. And I think this week really, really showed it. And I think particularly for me, the time he is allowed by a clay court really, really helps in terms of particularly I think his ground strokes, you know, I know he hits a heavy ball, particularly on the forehand, which I think was really key to his success, really kind of staying in offensive positions from the back of the court, but also one of his backhand side as well, and also, you know, certainly I think with him, again, I think being questions about that backhand side, but the fact that even on a clay court with that high bounce, he is able to kind of get round and break out his forehand, and I think is really, really helped him in terms of getting into these kind of winning positions. And I think that served him really, really well throughout the whole week and apart from that match against Schwartzman in the quarterfinals, which was an absolutely wild ride. Yeah, he played very, very well in the final. Yeah, definitely. Definitely able to run round and hit the forehand more often. He's got the times to do that on a clay court and get that kind of angles, it really is, yeah, definitely, I think his surface, isn't it? His game is so much more effective. And he served really well against David Richard Burkina in the final, so much better on all the kind of stats is clear kind of winner in that regard. It was just when he was serving for the match, had a bit of a wobble. He was able to break back, went to a tie break, but I mean, really, since has been, you know, pretty comfortable. I guess, for a lot of the tournament, it was really that Schwartzman quarterfinal that he, as you said, went for love down in the third set and had to come all the way back, but aside from that, you know, he had solid win over Sasha zverev, win over laszlo, for nini. So obviously really, I think good for him going into the rest of the places and to have this kind of wind for his confidence because he's been really off the ball for a while. Neither of us really thought he was going to defend his title when we were making predictions this time last week. You know, we were kind of just focusing on alcaraz and Djokovic, as you said. And I was going about Yannick sinner for some reason. But yeah, it's a really positive week, I think, going into the French Open, you know, he will be defending his final at the French Open as well. He's got lots of points there to defend, you know, he obviously lost in 5 sets of the Djokovic last year. Many people are now considering its passes, you know, I guess he would already have been one of the favorites, but it's going up in the form books and the odds perhaps. I think one question mark for me is around his position where he does get into those kind of winning moments in those scenarios where he does have the opportunity to serve it out and we saw that in the final he wasn't able to do it..
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"In the women's side of things last week, we had Billie Jean King cup qualifiers, tons of them going on. We had the Czech Republic beating Great Britain three robbers to two in the Czech Republic in Prague, the second day of matches there was freezing cold, boring, other wrong. It looked like she had that look on her face of I did not pack for this. Which I've been there. Emirati Carney won her first professional match on clay as she beat Theresa Martin sever on the opening day to level the tie at one win a piece. That was her best win by ranking since last year's U.S. open. Martin has been having a good year. It was actually the highest ranked player she'd even taken a set off radar since that since that U.S. open. It was a good win and I was really impressed by her on clay, her comfort level on clay in that match. And yes, she suffered a very hard loss the next day to marketo and drove Shiva, but frankly marquette of Andres river played like a French Open finalist in that much and the previous day against Harriet dart. It was reminded just how well just as we were talking about with Monte Carlo just with a different animal she is on that surface and just the trickery she's able to perform von Drescher. So and also eradicate had a blister issue this time on her feet on one of her feet her right foot I think in that van der how much. So I don't I don't read too much into that quite frankly. I'd rather focus on the positives of that Martins of a match and just how comfortable she looked in her in her movement and balance on the surface and she looked like she was enjoying that extra split second that you get on clay which interested me in particular because of course we saw her win that U.S. open on what most people seem to consider pretty much the fastest surface on tour. A lot of people thought that U.S. open surface was faster than a grass court. So to see her really hitting a decent amount of winners, I thought number of winners on a slow cake or I thought was all good news for a radical kind of and I think actually this weekend, even though she lost Andre she heard the team lost overall, I think could be a massive positive for her. I think so. I think just being part of a team having women her own age around her, rooting for her supporting her. I think that's a really healthy environment. Obviously Anne and Kyoto vong there to she, she says raducanu that she thinks clay can be one of her strongest surfaces in the future once she gets more time on it. I think she's up for that challenge and I think if we've learned anything about Reddick and who over the last few months it's that she can adapt well and she likes she likes challenges. We saw her hit slice four hands at the Australian open and I think we saw a little bit of that sort of same sort of mindset and approach to her to her first experiences at the pro level on clay. And I think yes, maybe the flat shot she hit don't really suit clay at the moment, but you know she's got a great tennis IQ. She loves playing with angles and doing different things on the core and as you said, she looked balanced and the movement looked good. There's already some good signs and obviously von drosha was just in a different class, but as you said, she would be in a different class to most players playing like that on clay. She won every single return game fundraiser in two whole matches, playing Emma Reddy carni and Harriet dart. She won a 100% of her return games. And actually, that's not, I mean, obviously, that's extreme. But I think back in 2019, the year that she reached that French Open final, she led the tour that year for a turn games one. Now obviously her served and relatively is a weakness, but she can be a magician. She can be a magician on a clay court. It's the sort of tennis you don't see many players playing and it's, I don't know, I don't understand her necessarily is a tennis player. She is trashed predictions. Left right and center. All over the place. But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I don't know what it means, but she looked world beating on clay, I thought, and certainly, you know, I don't care who's up the other end of the court. Winning a 100% of return games is just obscene. Yeah. And I think she plays very well for Czech Republic as well in Billie Jean King cup. I think she embraces that element to it. Yeah, and didn't David Chris and her the new drop shot dragon. I think that this weekend was a reminder. That drop shot is unreal. The disguise, the touch on it. Oh, so good. She combined with Caroline and Muhammad to win the decisive doubles rubber against Harriet dart and Katie swan. We had a really interesting tie between the USA and Ukraine. One by USA, a three robbers to two clary in The New York Times said the symbolic gestures were more indelible than the results and he was referring to the blue and yellow ribbon that was stenciled onto the court, the signs around Asheville, which is where the tyres play said, the USA hosts Ukraine rather than USA versus Ukraine, the USTA offered to postpone and also offered to cover the Ukrainian costs for playing in the tide, the score board included information of how you can donate to the Ukraine crisis relief fund and about a quarter of a $1 million was raised over the course of the weekend..
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"As we recorded this podcast last week, Matt in person sat on this sofa that I'm sat on right now. I promise I have moved in the last 7 days. We were watching sub sebi Sebastian corda battle through against bertok van der zant hope, who was injured and called it looked quite good, but you know, he was in a battle against a slightly injured opponent. He didn't look like he was he looked like he was playing well, but not necessarily shaping up to do anything major at the tournament. Then he goes and beats Carlos alcaraz mat in a match that I missed because I hadn't earmarked it as one that would be notable. Quite frankly, I'm a big fan of Sebastian cord is that I did not see that happening on clay, given alcaraz's form, obviously this is the case for any subscribers to the newsletter you'll see that I'm doing I'm doing a bit of with alcaraz. I'm just continuing to double down. Why did that happen? Unfortunately, I was at the U.S. embassy when that happened. We should have discussed this before I throw you under the bus so much. At least you were doing podcast work at the embassy. That sounds pretty, doesn't it? Obviously, you're trying to get a Visa to travel to New York for the U.S. open later in the year. To make sure I don't miss any quarter and our creative actions from the U.S. open. Yes. But what I mean, I did some obviously lots of people were talking about it because it was a notable result, wasn't it? I think everyone us included was getting very excited about the Novak Djokovic Carlos alcaraz quarter and neither of them won their opening match and I can't remember what the quarter final was in that section. I think it might have been davidovich for kina Goff at. Or Fritz, no Fritz, the vivid for kina, wasn't it? Anyway, it wasn't Djokovic. I think alka has looked really just like oddly rusty by the sound of things making a lot of areas. I think it was a really windy day. But again, that surprised me that he didn't deal with those conditions because he dealt with them so well. At Indian Wells in the wind and I would have thought with the spin he would he would favor the wind more than quarter. But actually I was reminded cord has played quite well at the French Open in the past already. He is tall, I think he likes the bounce going into his forehand and backhand up high and I think maybe we didn't just because of both vendors and Schultz, injury. We didn't quite see corda having to play very good tennis, but I think he is I think he is capable on this surface. And that would be a fun rivalry actually, wouldn't it? If those two can can develop one, alker has called that that is not called essential. Two more, two more bits away from Monte Carlo. One is that Joe Salisbury having reached world number one has, well, confirmed his place there quite frankly by alongside partner Rajeev ram beating one Sebastian cabal Robert Farah to win the doubles title in Monte Carlo great final, wasn't it? And yeah, he's just a great story for J solsbury to be to be doing that and rising to the challenge of being the world's best doubles player. Yeah, and watching that final, it really struck me just how fine the margins are in doubles because Salisbury and ram were in the ascendancy and it flipped on one on one point really. It was a sudden death use and Kabul and Farah got a net cord in their favor. That gave them the break of serve. And it just made me realize that getting to getting to number one in doubles when the margins are so fine when little moments can make a big difference in a match, basically. I think it's harder to be dominant really in that format. So I think anyone who gets to number one or really ranked really high in doubles. That's really impressive and I thought Salisbury really stepped up in that max tie break an incredible bit of defense to pinch a point. And yeah, he's really playing like the number one. Great to see. It really is. And hello to both of J Salisbury's parents. Who we now know are listeners to the podcast hello. Last very important burning bit of business from Monte Carlo. Adidas t-shirts. The very prominent new anti dust t-shirts because of course stefanos sits above lifted the trophy wearing one of them worst kit in the history of tennis. I think. Oh, wow. Okay. I can't tell you how much I hate it. It actually grow on me a bit through the week. I was with you when we were watching it on I think it's ridiculous and distracting. It's like, for anyone that hasn't seen it, it's sort of colors, I think, are pretty horrible. They're like sort of sludgy, greeny colors. And then they sort of covered in nonsensical hieroglyphics. Which apparently is something Parisian? It's something it's something sustainable, is it? Just put a picture of a polar bear on there or something. I mean, that sounds great actually. A T-shirt with polar bears all over it. Kind of like the more now I know that you really, really hate them. It's so distracting. And I know that's what they want. I know I'm playing into their hands, we're talking about it on the podcast, people are going to go and Google it, but no one's going out to buy it. I promise you that I do like it enough to buy. No. Okay, okay, here's the test then, if I bought you one as a generous gift, would you wear it? Pajamas. Right. Case closed folks, worst kit in the history of tennis. What else happened last week in tennis? Besides that dreadful kit, let's change the subject. I was just going to say one more thing on sits a pass. This week, because I found it interesting that a lot of the chatter last year round sits a pass, was that he was struggling to close out matches. Do you remember when it all sort of stemmed from that match at the U.S. open against borne turret, a couple of years ago. And then obviously the Frank open final last year, he led two sets to love and that felt like one of the last remaining hurdles for him in terms of trying to really win a big tournament because he'd proven he could beat the best players. And I just thought this tournament was interesting from that perspective because he had that crazy match with Schwartzman, where he led, I think 6 two 5 three served for it and then suddenly found himself for love down in the final set, but managed to come back and there was just this moment at the end where he just sat and in his chair and just sort of for about 30 seconds, looked like he was just really taking that in. That felt like a really big win for him that overcoming that hurdle of letting a lead slip, but managing to find a way to win. And I think he fall to the little bit in the final, didn't he, didn't he? He had one attempt at serving it out and got broken back and managed to win and I think it shows the frailties are still there maybe, but also that he's getting better at overcoming them. So I just felt sort of not only his tennis being so good, but the way he won, given his sort of backstory, I thought was quite significant. Very, very good point. Is he playing Barcelona? I know Alejandro davidovich for kina has withdrawn from Barcelona because Barcelona was sits a past played one of the matches of last year against Nadal in that final. And that was after winning Monte Carlo. Yeah, he's in the draw and we can get excited about a quarter that may or may not happen again because it's the Carlos alcaraz quarter. So since alcaraz would be a quarterback. We need to enjoy this brief time, don't we wear Carlos alcaraz is ranked low enough that he scheduled to meet these players in the quarters rather than in the finals, which is surely only a matter of time.
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"We saw that saw that throughout the week and it was nice for him to win Monte Carlo again in front of the fans, you know, just a different experience to what he had last year and yeah, he's a real real force on this surface. I think the return thing is big, isn't it? That extra bit of time on the return because he hasn't figured it out on a hardcore. He's made incremental improvements, but he hasn't had the significant lightbulb with how to return a big serve on a hard court with those massive swings that he has. He hasn't developed that shit backhand return or chip on either wing return, really, that so many so many want him to or are calling for him to do, but it just doesn't matter so much on clay and it's just so interesting what a change in service does to the sport because it ostensibly looks the same, doesn't it? And you know, if you didn't know that much about the sport, maybe you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I don't know, or maybe it would be even more obvious, maybe we're our eyes sort of become used to the difference. I don't know you could go either way, but I don't mean look at Alejandro davidovich for kina. I mean, since making that run at the French Open last year, when he brought himself to all our attentions, when we learned that he supports an animal charity back home in Spain and he wears a patch of theirs on his kit, since he announced himself he's done boggle as an E as soon as he came off the clay, just different player we went out to watch him play Felix austerity at the Australian open earlier this year on that wonderful new court. And it was a, it was a really great match what we saw, but he just didn't have ways to end the point, did he? There were some wonderful rallies, brilliant hitting. But he didn't have the weapons to end the point. And it's just a completely different sport for him on clay. Yeah, totally. And I think that auxiliary has seen match that you mentioned was probably one of the better matches he's played, not on the clay in the last few months. And I think he lost it in four tie breaks. But coming into this week, he hadn't beaten a top 100 player this year. And suddenly he gets on the clay and he beats, you know, a host of them, obviously Novak Djokovic in the second round, I'm sure we'll talk more about that match, but just absolutely. I mean, at this time of the year, you just talk about players that you don't normally talk about. You know, we're going to talk about the Vivek for kina where we could talk about mazetti as well. I enjoyed watching him on the clay and he's done nothing either. No. Since the French Open last year, he's done he's done close to nothing. And then suddenly, suddenly he's reminding us all why why we're so excited about him. I mean, I still think he should be better on hard courts than he has been thus far. And I think he will be, but oh, it was restorative to watch Mercedes look like that guy that we were all so excited about a year ago before he retired for the fans. Well, I do think that match had had lasting consequences. As you said, I think he's better on other surface than he showed. I think that was quite a scarring experience for him. And it took him a little while to get over. But yeah, absolutely such stylish tennis that I loved watching him this week. And I think for davidovich for kina, he's always been a guy, even last year, when yes, he had that run to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, but he was a guy. I loved watching, but I didn't trust him to win matches because his tennis is so streaky. He hasn't got a great serve. He breaks. He breaks Mary carillo's main tennis rule, which is you've got to hold your goddamn serve. And he doesn't do that particularly well. And it just makes him vulnerable in matches and his game can go off and on very, very quickly. But I think he's really worked on that on trying not to have so many let downs. And I did trust him a bit more this week, just match after match. I felt like he was competing brilliantly. I love watching his game. He's so intense, isn't he? So intense. Just intensely intense. And I love that. I mean, it's really great. My favorite features in a player in terms of what I what engages me and he's just got the energy he must burn up with that intensity. I mean, there's a look in his eye that can be a bit terrifying, but it's also the electrifying. Yeah, absolutely. So I think what I'm saying is that he's managing to balance sort of throwing himself all over the core as he does and being literally and I think there's a Twitter account did focke fall, you know, it's the did Marin Cilic win equivalent and it just every day, yes. I think the U.S. channel. I think maybe it was tennis channel that had it this week. They actually had a counter during one of his matches of how many times he dived and fell in the clan. It got up to 8 at one point. Well, there was one in there was one in his match against Novak Djokovic, which spoiler alert he won..
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Hello, Matt. Hello. It is not where David lorries, because folks, the universe has cut the laws of break and they made it to Croatia. COVID free, they are in the words of David law himself earlier on today on WhatsApp, Ponzi around on a beach and we could not be more happy about that fact, man. As much as we'd love to have him with us on this podcast for the sake of all future podcasts, I think it's good news that David thought is currently frolicking on a beach. Yes, absolutely. And he may or may not be doing so in an office shirt. Yeah, he's just wearing a work shirt on the beach, keeps sending these really lovely selfies, you know, sunglasses on, looking happy, work shirt. He claims it's not a workshop, but I think that is just semantics. Anyway, he's having a lovely time. And it's very well earned. And I'm so pleased they made it out there because yeah, COVID hasn't been kind to David over the past few months and that holiday was much needed and deserved. So Dave is listening to this as a as a fan as a listener, which sort of builds the pressure on me and Matt. So we've drafted in some reserves. We have Matt, what I know you know this. I don't know why I'm billing it like it's a surprise to you. But it might be surprised to the listener to know that we have Bianca and rescue on the show later today. I interviewed her earlier on this afternoon and I want to be her friend, Matt. I want I want her to come and eat curry at tennis podcast towers and watch football with us, which is what we do with our celebrity friends, isn't it? Well, and actually I must say if the back end of the interview is anything to go by, I think should be down for being your friend, Catherine. There's a friendly vibe to the interview. Don't raise my hopes so high that is the hope that kills. Yeah, I mean, she's just a delight and just great she's really honestly, I just, I mean, I felt excited for her for her comeback before that interview and I feel even more excited about it now. I mean, it's no secret that I'm just a massive and rescue fan. I've missed her. I've missed her enjoying tennis and she tells us in quite visceral detail into how much she wasn't enjoying tennis before taking this time away from the sport. I won't spoil it, but it's worth listening to. So when we turn our attention to look ahead to this week's tennis, we'll bring you what Bianca and rescue has to say about her own comeback in Stuttgart this week on the clay, but we'll start by looking back to Monte Carlo and our first clay court ATP masters 1000 event of the season one once again by defending champion now two time champion stefanos sits about 6 three, 7 6 he beat Alejandro de vidovich for keener in the final. Only the 6th man in the open area to defend the Monte Carlo title obviously Nadal has done it 400 times. But four other men besides Nadal and sit to pass have also done it. The other 5 have all won Roland Garros. I met and very guilty. And I know there's somebody of this parish that is not currently on this podcast right now that is not guilty of this and who might have got the prediction right this week. But isn't here to confirm or deny so we'll leave that there. Either, I'm definitely guilty of having forgotten how good sit to pass is on clay. Which is silly because he reached the French Open final less than a year ago. But I'd forgotten Matt. He's very, very good. He's very, very good on clay and we saw the reasons why he's so good on clay. I think and actually as much as I think I remembered he was so good on clay. It was still a moment of realization, I suppose, because we have been talking about him having some troubles stumbling a bit this season. You know, so far, okay, he reached the Australian open semifinal, and that was brilliant. That was probably ahead of schedule, really, considering he'd had the elbow surgery in the off season. But since then, he'd had a few losses that you wouldn't expect him to have brooksby, norrie, sir fulin, I think, at a tournament somewhere if I remember correctly. So just a few that you wouldn't expect, but as soon as he stepped on the clay, he beat Fabio Fognini in his first match in Monte Carlo, and it was just like, oh, yeah, this is sit surpass his time. This is his territory. It just all makes sense. And I think the reasons are multiple, really, there's the extra time he gets to hit his forehand. There's the extra time he gets on return just to make so many more returns. There's the fact that he covers the court brilliantly with those really long strides of his and it's just difficult to get the ball past him. Everything about his game just makes sense on the clay and I.
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"monte carlo" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Ogier and Loeb are going to be probably inundated with people wanting to talk about that rivalry in Monte Carlo, but as you finally get back into the actual atmosphere, what's going to be your the first thing that you want to do is it just to get a layer of the land and walk around and just chat to people. So let the listeners know about what you're doing. As soon as they get on the deck there, I think the first thing I'll do is make sure kind of a look at all three of the cars. Just have a little nose about see what they actually look like in the flesh because I've only been and seen the puma, but that was before it had its spectacular purple livery shall we say that lit up social media last weekend. Which is great and it's awesome for the sport to see stuff like that because it's great to see fans get excited about livery. You know, it's often teams tend to go with the same thing year on year out. The fat M sport were very bold, went out there with a purple car and as I said, I said to my colleagues that surely they've got to do a deal with Cadbury because like this is just perfect for them. If they get Capri boost bars on the side of that car with a hybrid boost, it's a marketing opportunity gone missing. So anyway, but I think it's a genius. I think the first thing I do is go go down and have a look at these cars because I think it'd be interesting just to see them up close just to see how the three teams have tackled it, which way they've gone. I'll be very keen to do that first up and then have a chat with the drivers obviously you hit on their auger and load, which we haven't talked about yet is the other exciting element to this Monte Carlo rally is that the two greatest WRC drivers are potentially going head to head again and these two have 15 Monte Carlo wins between them, so it's quite a bit of dominance between the two sets. So yeah, lobe will be in a fourth puma. It's only for one event at this stage, whereas auger will be doing a partial season. So yeah, it's going to be spectacular. They're not short of headlines or storylines, so I think I'm going to be very busy over the next few days. Certainly, I cast my mind back to the start of the podcast when you said in theory, OGA won't be the world champion this year, but there are so many unknowns. This is gonna be a season you do not want to take your eyes off. Don't miss it for a second. That's the start of our 2022 coverage here on the gravel notes, podcast, we'll certainly be here with every preview and review and as you and I have been talking about if there is some really interesting things happening mid event. There's no reason why we maybe you or both of us won't pop up on this channel. And have a chat about things for the podcast listeners because it's going to be suck it and see this season right? Absolutely, yes. Yeah, I can't wait. It's been a long time since we've gone into an event where we'd simply don't know who is going to win. So yeah, and the fact that we will potentially have three teams going at it with some lovely looking new cars. Yeah, can not wait. Make sure you follow us on our socials, check out auto sports Tom last year what you did in terms of the weekend coverage was just brilliant posting some fantastic highlights and some great retweets of some fan videos and stuff looking forward to doing. Seeing.
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Don't really want to be in cost things very much because it was. Somebody's trusting and counting on the country. Think about it much because I know that probably been what I can do is try to do my best to achieve results, but myself because it's over there. So when you get off the phone to him, that was a bit of a politician's answer he gave. He knows he knows the game, a bit of a non answer, which is yeah, it's nice, but hey, we'll see. Almost a racing drivers have kind of got that answer non answer. Do you reckon he really knows though he's got he's got a good opportunity. I think he's being clever there because he doesn't want to put any extra pressure on himself and let's be honest he's still very young. He doesn't need to have that extra pressure on there. So he's very being very clever there, but there's no doubting the talent that this kid has, because he got his first two rally wins last year for the first time in Estonia and then he obliterated the field in acropolis, which is not a place you go and do are certainly on your debut at that event as well. So this reason why arie flatten and said that because the guy is going to be a superstar. There's no question about it. He will be I'm sure he'll be a world champion at some point. And he's got plenty of years in the bank to still be the youngest because Colin McRae did it when he was 27 and so Callie's got a lot of time to do it. For me, he could well be, he could well be the championship. There's no question why couldn't if the car is good, he does exactly what he's done last season and built on that. He's going to be a formidable person to beat. And then you also spoke to and put to him. That perhaps last year was frustrating, but also this year could be wiping the slate clean and here's what he had to say. The performance side and the car improved, but we just didn't manage to put the package together, but now we have the blank page. So we have a good chance to work through everything and.
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"And this is what he had to say. On your break and then you're like a boost and then you straight away and then obviously once that's been once that's been used, you have to regenerate enough again on your next breaking zone and you just constantly get this constantly trying to region as much as possible to allow you to get as many of these bulls as possible. Okay, let's talk about that a little bit actually what Craig just said. Now I have two or in our household, my wife and I both drive electric cars. So her electric car is a little Renault Zoe. So the way that the Renault Zoe works is there's very little regen when she lets off the throttle. It's Blake, it's brake blended. So when she puts her foot on the brake, the motor starts to slow down the car and it puts energy back into the battery and then at some point if she were to break very hard or when she gets down to 5 miles an hour, friction breaks kick in. I drive an MG zs EV. It doesn't do brake blending. I let my foot off the throttle and the car starts to slow down sometimes if it's in, you know, version like regen three mode quite a lot. And so I'm aware when I'm driving until electric cars are maybe more popular and more people have them. I tend to slow down for a red light or around about sooner and I'm laying my foot off the throttle, but of course the car is then slowing down at a slower pace, but the brake lights don't come on and people are following me closely and I'm aware that actually I've changed my driving style so that I'm not on the brakes because the minute I push the brakes in mind the friction brakes kick in. So that's a very long explanation to ask you have you spoken to any of the drivers we heard Craig mentioned there about how region works. Do you think this could possibly change driving style? Because you explained at the start of the podcast, it's only going to recharge the batteries under heavy braking. There's no chance that when they go out on the first stage, they're going to all be driving totally different to what they've done before, but will the drivers have to adapt in terms of thinking, well, I need to go into a really heavy braking zone here to get more energy back into the battery because I want more power boost. What do you think? Absolutely. And a lot of the drivers have already said that they will have to their driving stars because it is hybrid power because how it works is crucial. If you come in out of a slow corner and you haven't regenerate enough to get that extra boost, that will cost you valuable stage time. You could even lose a stage from that, not having that acceleration. So it's massively important as Craig was saying there that you've got to think differently, which is another interesting aspect to this whole championship that the drivers have now have to completely sort of turn on its head what they've done before in some respects because they will need to make sure they get the regeneration to get this extra power boost because if they don't, it's going to cost some valuable time on the stages. It's a really interesting concept as Alfred Evans also said that it will be a massive difference if you don't get these accelerations. So it's going to be a lot of focus on making sure they get the regeneration complete. It's going to be an interesting concept. I'm not quite sure how the rule go into cope with it, which is just another intriguing prospect. The other thing about hybrid that we should say, is that when they do regenerate this power, it's used as soon as they touch the throttle pedal. So they can't just pick and choose where they deploy this power. As soon as they touch the throttle pedal again, so it's so crucial. It's going to be an interesting situation. Also with hybrid, we should obviously point out that the FIA will on each event determining how many kilometers or miles will be used in EV mode, so electric only mode. For Monte Carlo, we're only actually going to have, I think it's 2.27 miles of full electric mode. Now, I'm sure this will increase as the season gets on and they understand how to use it all. But again, if you forget to go into electric mode, there's going to be penalties for doing this if you don't do it. There's also other factors that are coming to play. The reason for this, obviously, is to showcase a bit more of green environmentally friendly future for WRC, but also they are also want to plan to use EV mode when the cars are going through towns and cities to sort of lessen the noise and the pollution or whatever that disruption shall we say that these cars have. So there's a lot of thinking behind it, but again we will see how it's executed, but what's the rally begins? What do you think about how it might or might not affect the show? And what I mean by that is I'm a huge fan of Rallycross. And part of that is just the visceral experience and the madness and that partly because the races are short and appeals to the TikTok generation. And it literally is a made for TV sport literally. But watching the electric version of that this year is going to be different and I want to have an open mind and the cars are still going to be spectacularly fast. But I drive to electric cars, right? So I'm all in with a lecturer. But my racing, I don't know, man, it's a place to burn stuff like if I'm going down the shops to go get a pint of milk. I don't mind driving electric. That makes sense for the planet. Have you spoken to people drivers team bosses about the show? Because the testing so far from my perspective, I haven't seen it in person only on video. Seems all right? Yeah, I think the WRC is actually found a nice blend between both worlds because let's be honest on the stages, the cars won't sound any different because when the hybrid powers engage, there's still the internal combustion engine. So it's still kicking out the usual nest sound, which we all love. We're the only difference you'll see is genuinely when the cars are in service park and when they're driving through the EV zones on the road section, so they will be obviously a lot quieter in an electric.
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Solberg spoke to you about Oliver and you called him to ask about these new hybrid systems. And he said this. So it will be different for everyone also. So I mean, it's a lot to learn a little bit. That's still, but I feel good and I have it in good way of using it. And I think I just need more of my little. So his point there, I need more mileage, he says. So does that kind of play into what you just said in the last thing he wants to do is day one, big shunt, lose mileage. Is it possible that we'll see the drivers that maybe 95 98% of their capacity just because they want to learn? Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head there. I think that's exactly the case. But in Oliver's situation, it's a slightly different because this is his first year in the big time with a factory drive for Hyundai sharing the third car with Danny sawdust. So he's not going to want to throw off the road on his first day at school, so to speak. So for him, young guy got a lot of talent, a lot of potential for him, he just needs to have a claim rally. But for the others, yeah, it's so difficult to know what your strategy is because we just don't know a lot of it is really a voyage into the unknown. We don't know who is going to be able to master these cars better. Like for example, the younger drivers might get to grips with this hybrid technology better than the older drives. We just don't simply know that hasn't been enough testing to know where everyone stands. So yeah, I guess because Monte Carlo is such a specialist rally as well. It's some like any of the others. Maybe there is a case to be said that's just go 90%, not a 100% and just bank points because we don't know how valuable that's going to be coming the end of the season. Now, you also spoke to Craig breen ahead of the season to talk about driving style and particularly the region and this is what he had to say. On your break and then you're like a boost and then you straight away and then obviously once that's been once that's been used, you have to regenerate enough again on your.
Creating Trust in Data With Data Observabilty
"Bar welcome. It's great to have you on the show. It's great to be here. thank you for having me. I'm excited to be speaking to you. About the state of data driven organizations they equality the reliability and all the cool things monte-carlo working on before we get started. I'd love if you can walk us through your background and how you got into the data space. Yeah happy to so I was actually originally born and raised in israel. I i i was actually drafted. Israeli air force Enjoys it was commander of data analyst unit. I moved to the bay area about a decade ago. after that is in math in stats Actually i thought it was going to go in deck -demia At made that is actually a physics professor and so thought that i was going to follow his footsteps but Ended up having to was my big phil. My dad moment When i didn't didn't continue maybe sometime later in the future instead actually went to work for a consulting company called bannon co Where i work mostly with companies actually on on on their data strategy in operations In later on joined gain side. She's a customer success company Where was very fortunate to beat the company as time very fast and work some great people learn about how to create a new category gained site. I'm help create the customer success. Category and build a number of different functions among them the customer data and analytics team where we were responsible for data internally also four servicing our data to our customers of in helping them see from it And so those were some of my experiences with with data on. Actually how how encounters of the problem of of data downtime prior to starting monte carlo a few years ago
The Underdogs Who Outraced the Nazis
"The year is nineteen thirty to rally racer lucy o'reilly shell her husband and co-pilot laurie fellow ralliers hector petite and shock marciniak a reporter for the parisian leisure. No have just left sundsvall in their black bugatti t four four making their way to the monte carlo rally starting line sweden blurry quickly pilots the car through the thick arctic fog cautiously aware of the four inch thick lack ice below them. Suddenly the tire chains failed to catch the body as it veers and then glides into the air about take flight before anyone in the car can even scream the bugatti snacks forcefully into a snowbank florian lucy make sure their passengers are uninjured and then address the real issue. The team needs to make it to a man before the rally is set to begin or they won't be permitted to compete. Lucy shell the five foot four norm defying rally driver. This is not a face shield. Allow her car mates to entertain long. Lucy sends hector jacques off to look for a nearby farmhouse for health. Then she and lori begin to desperately hacked the snow with their picks and shovels. It is one o'clock in the morning. Thirty below zero and they're stuck in the middle of a pine forest at least ten miles from the nearest village. Though the to realize their seemingly insurmountable odds the shells need to free their body and continue to rally as planned the show of nasty turn out to be routine for lucy riley show the sports car driving heiress though later. Put together a team of unlikely heroes to beat hitler. At one of his favourite games motor sport
Ramit Sethi's 10 Money Rules
"I got an email from ra meet sethi with ten money rules and i thought it was interesting enough that i wanted to share it with you my audience. If you don't know where meat sethi is the author of. I will teach you to be rich and i'm pretty sure. I shared a review of his book on this podcast f. So they'll be lincoln the show notes to that episode so let's dive right into it. Rule one always have one year of emergency fund. Cash or meet goes onto explain. He used to say six months but after covid nineteen. He's up to twelve months. And you know. I agree with this idea now. You personally don't necessarily need to have twelve months but if you do want to have twelve months i support you in that one of the purposes of having money at least in my mind is peace of mind and of having twelve months of expenses. Saved up in cash gives you that gives you peace of mind. I say it's money while used some people might say it's too much money that you should have less of an emergency fund an icee in the way that benefits you the most his next role role to is save ten percent invest twenty percent of gross annual income. I think this also is a pretty good roll. My heart isn't set on the percentages in particular f. You know me. I save and invest everything i can. I don't even know the number offhand. I should try to calculate it. I suppose but in a chapter of my life where. I am living pretty much as frugally as i can where i am investing as much as i can and saving as much as i can. I think for most people this ten percent saving and twenty percent investing is a good number. So i say you can go higher. But you probably shouldn't go. Lower now also uses this point to say that he can spend money on small things and not worry about it like spending money. On appetizers next is rule three be able to pay in full for large expenses before spending for important purchases. Save enough. that cost is not the primary factor in my decision and that is also one hundred percent. True you don't want to finance your wedding on debt. I guess the only exception for that is a house. He says a house. But if you live in california like me buying a house in cash is simply not possible unless you are so well to do. But in general. I agree with this principle as well. I say never get into consumer debt. Always pay off your credit card. Don't borrow for things that aren't a house is role for never questioned spending money on books appetizers health or donating to a friend's charity fundraiser. Into this i say question spending money on whatever you want. As far as books are concerned go to the library and check out a book for free. If fact that's how. I read remains book. I went to the library. Checked it out and read it for free and so books are invaluable sources of knowledge. But you actually don't necessarily need to buy them you can borrow them and you get all the knowledge. So if you are spending tons of money at barnes noble buying paper books maybe you should question that. And as far as appetizers go just eating an entree without an appetizer might be effective dieting for you so again you could with good reason questioned spending money on an appetizer. Now as a treat. Definitely treat yourself so. That's okay when you spend money on your health. You have to be aware of what you're spending your money on. There is a whole industry of health supplements that do little to nothing for you and so also you should question what you spend on health. Because some things don't do anything and they cost a lot of buddy and as for the last point he was making your friends charity fundraiser. While maybe my new nickname is going to have to be mister scrooge. Instead of mr frugh. But you're under no obligation to donate to your friends. Charity fundraiser f. You don't want to if you do go for it but if you don't you have no obligation. His next rule rule five is business class on flights over four hours and to this rule. I say that's nonsense. You can fly coach like everybody else. Actually i ve very rarely been on a four hour flight. So maybe i'm not the best one to a pine on this but personally i'm definitely not an a place to fly business class everywhere. Roll number six by the best. Keep it as long as possible and this rule is potentially pretty good if you buy good and they last longtime you're probably going to be better off than you bought very cheap stuff and let it wear out real quick especially with tools and equipment. I think a good pair of boots will last you a long time. A cheap pair of boots will not last you a long time and you'll be miserable every step of the way rule. Seven no limit on spending for health or education and also to this. I say oh yes. There should be a limit true. Investing in your health can be a good idea. He specifically mentions a personal trainer. And if that is helpful to you you may have health benefits that the financial costs. But that's not a free ticket for anything you want. Likewise when he says education he specifically mentioned courses events etc. but also. I think that is a bad idea. There are no blank checks for example if you wanted to go to an expensive private school and would put you like a million dollars in debt. I say no no way. Don't go a million dollars in debt for anything now. Maybe a million dollars is kind of an exaggeration but at the same time he said no limit. So what's stopping me. Rule eight earn enough to work. Only with people i respect and like i think this is a great goal. I'm not sure about how good it is. As a rule in fact it may be kind of difficult to live by that rule number nine mary. The right person which also is a great rule. Shout out to mrs frugh okay. Roll number ten prioritize time outside the spreadsheet a rich life is lived outside the spreadsheet running in another monte. Carlo analysis won't change things at a certain point. You won the game. Now get out of your chair and turn the page to the next chapter. And i guess i should specify these are ra meets rules for himself and he says your rules may be different. In fact i'd go on to say your rules should be different. You can set your own financial rules for
Maria Sakkari on being part of a tennis family
"You for your time. First of all, my wife's so obviously the French Open had been different than New York, but everyone's talked so much about the conditions this year. Is it that different than the French Open? You played last year in the spring? Yeah, of course, I mean, even though in springtime you can have some cold days and rainy days you in pies, of course, you know, my first round match was I think the coldest day and we played in the rain so think like the ball just turned brown. You cannot see any yellow from the bowl, but to be honest, you know, it's just you have to accept it embrace it and just be grateful that you have the opportunity to play another grand slam, even though it's you know, under these conditions you may the fourth round of a grand slam twice in the French Open you made the third round what kind of expectations do you put on yourself going into a major? Well, I do put I mean, I think that's what makes me, you know a good job. Sure that the have expectations for myself. I have I'm coming here with the mindset of winning the tournament. Of course. It's a long way to go but I'm not coming here to to win too much has and I'm like, okay, I my third round. No, that's not my mentality. And I know that I can do it and you know shown some great tennis this year, especially in a solid as well. And I think that I don't see why not going deep deep here or in the next major. How do you unwind and stay entertained in all of these different bubbles off when you're in a tournament, especially in a slum stress level is like after here. So let's say in Australia that we were not in the bubble. I had room service most of the nights because I just wanted to be as relaxed as a good so it's not a big difference. It's just the fact that you cannot go out. That's what makes most of the players, you know feeling a little bit trapped wage. But to be honest to have a great team that makes it so much better. You know, we're having a lot of fun with dom and Daniel so, you know good food good company and found my friends back home. I cannot complain that soon nothing, you know negative from my side. So I kind of liked it. I think I'm going to be sad once this wage bubble thing is over because I feel less stressed. I have to say wow, that's a good perspective to have and you mentioned your team. So Tom Hale and then who's Daniel dials my Physio and Tom is of course my coach. Is it fun working with a team? That's so young. So we're all twenty-five years old mean, and Daniel which makes it so fun, you know, but of course we're working with Tom. It's so easy. I mean you have nothing to worry about she takes care of most of the things before I even tell him his job. Larks have nothing, you know nothing to complain about and I just enjoy every every time you you know, I'm on the court with him. So it's great to have you know, these people around them. They're not like a family member, you know, what was the quarantine experience like for you? I know you're Greek, but you're based in Monte Carlo. So what was the quarantine like I was in Greece because God I just wanted to be you know with my family at that time and my brother my sister came back also, so we spent the whole time together with was amazing, you know, go to clubs a lot in my fitness and stuff because was the only thing I could do outdoors and just started playing tennis after five weeks since I came back from South Indian was it was it was nice. I have to say I enjoyed home. Your mom. Angelica was a top forty WT a pro. I feel like no one really talked about that so much. So what is that? Like has she influenced wage? Career a lot. Yeah, of course. I mean seen Seymour mom now with you know, it's nice but she always has some jobs, you know things like good things to say and oh forget the word now like advice like advices. Yeah advices. So I you know, she has been here actually she stopped when she was twenty-five. So it's imagine like me stopping now, there's no absolutely no chance. But you know, it's great to have someone that really knows what you're going through. She's she's a great supporter. Does she still hit that she play with you ever. Oh, that's so that's the thing that you know, I am actually complaining about her cuz I'm like she works out a lot in the gym like every day we have personal trainer, but she doesn't play. I think I'm going to convince her to you know, Start eating again. Does she watch all of your matches and have comments for you afterward? Oh, yeah, and this seems more stress than any other part than that makes it even you know more weird because she has been changed my position. So I think she really knows when I'm stressed. So she's even more stressed but funny enough like once it's dark home. Let's say this is watching my maths c as this game off phone called Candy Crush piggy White Noise. She's watching them out and playing that game just to make her more relaxed. That is so relatable though. Did she ever Hands-On coach you when you were little she can help me out a few times when I was when I didn't have a coach, but when I was little I was practicing with my grandfather cuz she was my mom's coach up until I was twelve or thirteen and then I'm just, you know work with some other people, but my mom was there with me when she called herself the emergency quote. So when I was without a job She was in a stepping in so that she ever have advice that's annoying for you or is it always really helpful? It's one thing that annoys me a lot is like make first serves. I'm like, okay mom took you very much. I know that I have to make first serves. It's like just just put it in just you know, kick it. I'm like, oh no, I'm not playing Under 12. I'm I'm competing with players. I have to hit Prestige and she's like no convinced that have to put more first serves. I'm like, that's our disagreement.
Maria Sakkari on being part of a tennis family
"Thank you for your time. First of all, my wife's so obviously the French Open had been different than New York, but everyone's talked so much about the conditions this year. Is it that different than the French Open? You played last year in the spring? Yeah, of course, I mean, even though in springtime you can have some cold days and rainy days you in pies, of course, you know, my first round match was I think the coldest day and we played in the rain so think like the ball just turned brown. You cannot see any yellow from the bowl, but to be honest, you know, it's just you have to accept it embrace it and just be grateful that you have the opportunity to play another grand slam, even though it's you know, under these conditions you may the fourth round of a grand slam twice in the French Open you made the third round what kind of expectations do you put on yourself going into a major? Well, I do put I mean, I think that's what makes me, you know a good job. Sure that the have expectations for myself. I have I'm coming here with the mindset of winning the tournament. Of course. It's a long way to go but I'm not coming here to to win too much has and I'm like, okay, I my third round. No, that's not my mentality. And I know that I can do it and you know shown some great tennis this year, especially in a solid as well. And I think that I don't see why not going deep deep here or in the next major. How do you unwind and stay entertained in all of these different bubbles off when you're in a tournament, especially in a slum stress level is like after here. So let's say in Australia that we were not in the bubble. I had room service most of the nights because I just wanted to be as relaxed as a good so it's not a big difference. It's just the fact that you cannot go out. That's what makes most of the players, you know feeling a little bit trapped wage. But to be honest to have a great team that makes it so much better. You know, we're having a lot of fun with dom and Daniel so, you know good food good company and found my friends back home. I cannot complain that soon nothing, you know negative from my side. So I kind of liked it. I think I'm going to be sad once this wage bubble thing is over because I feel less stressed. I have to say wow, that's a good perspective to have and you mentioned your team. So Tom Hale and then who's Daniel dials my Physio and Tom is of course my coach. Is it fun working with a team? That's so young. So we're all twenty-five years old mean, and Daniel which makes it so fun, you know, but of course we're working with Tom. It's so easy. I mean you have nothing to worry about she takes care of most of the things before I even tell him his job. Larks have nothing, you know nothing to complain about and I just enjoy every every time you you know, I'm on the court with him. So it's great to have you know, these people around them. They're not like a family member, you know, what was the quarantine experience like for you? I know you're Greek, but you're based in Monte Carlo. So what was the quarantine like I was in Greece because God I just wanted to be you know with my family at that time and my brother my sister came back also, so we spent the whole time together with was amazing, you know, go to clubs a lot in my fitness and stuff because was the only thing I could do outdoors and just started playing tennis after five weeks since I came back from South Indian was it was it was nice. I have to say I enjoyed home. Your mom. Angelica was a top forty WT a pro. I feel like no one really talked about that so much. So what is that? Like has she influenced wage? Career a lot. Yeah, of course. I mean seen Seymour mom now with you know, it's nice but she always has some jobs, you know things like good things to say and oh forget the word now like advice like advices. Yeah advices. So I you know, she has been here actually she stopped when she was twenty-five. So it's imagine like me stopping now, there's no absolutely no chance. But you know, it's great to have someone that really knows what you're going through. She's she's a great supporter. Does she still hit that she play with you ever. Oh, that's so that's the thing that you know, I am actually complaining about her cuz I'm like she works out a lot in the gym like every day we have personal trainer, but she doesn't play. I think I'm going to convince her to you know, Start eating again.
"monte carlo" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"Daily basis to make these decisions. So really anyone who creates consumes data needs to be involved, which is obviously very different from traditional software systems. You know I, think, probably the second changes, the outcome, an impact of data downtime versus application downtime I remember speaking to. An e commerce company, the head of data. The e Commerce Company and you know he said he told me you know when the data on our website is wrong it's actually as bad or even worse than when our website is down you know I think in today's world where really sort of data drives our applications. When there is data downtime is incredibly costly for the organization that impacts you know a totally. Different. Set of people, and then I would say finally on sort of the the measurements and the metric specifically that you'd want to monitor analyze for data observability back she had to kind of define what those are. So there's five pillars that we believe in freshness distribution Volta Scheme on lineage, which kind of together give you how Listrik of observability, and those are obviously very different things in why you'd measure traditional software. and that's also compounded by the fact that all of these systems are reliant on software that we write and deploy for being able to manipulate the data flows and handled transformations and handle data loading and so in addition to those five pillars that you mentioned for the aspects of the health and wellbeing of the data, we also need to correlate that with the observability metrics of the systems and platforms that we're using to process the data, and so I'm curious what you have found to be some of the particular challenges of that were at the existing observability systems are able to handle that correlation because of the fact that it's all a time domain problem. Cigarette question honestly, we found that correlating it is a huge challenge. I'm not even sure it's been fully resolved.
"monte carlo" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Forget. Follow me on Instagram at Fort Reporter. At Fort Reporter on Instagram. I do Instagram lives last night. I did, too. After the earthquake or your shake, shake. Um Went down because, you know, you know, Ko Phi is the place to go. And so all of our phones light up and checked on my boy, My wife. Everybody's okay checked on neighbors and then went live Tio. See what was up, So there's some random ones, but also on Saturday night, my brother Craig, he and his husband have the most gorgeous in home. Speakeasy that you've ever seen. And so my brother Craig and I on walking videos their end we do an instagram live. I usually do it for my home. They do it from the speakeasy. And we talk about booze. The history of drinks. We, you know, make some drinks have some drinks. I might even go visit them to be a matter of fact. And do it from there tonight. Rather than doing it from my home is normal. So follow us on Instagram if if you would at four reporter A fork reporter and we'll go live at nine tonight. Barring You know me being in a weird mood or tired or Some sort of you know, it happens is what I'm saying. Sometimes I go. I can't do it. I don't have it. But yes, at nine o'clock tonight, and it's always fun. And Craig is an enthusiast when it comes to boobs, so it's really fun to see his bar and what he's in the mood to mix up. For the night Right now talking with my buddy Chef Monte Carlo. You can follow her on Instagram at the Monte Carlo, The Monte Carlo, her show smart eats. Is up there. You can watch the season. Actually, it's Wednesday. It drops Wednesday everything food dot com everything food dot com And you were talking about cereal. You were about to spill the tea on cereal. So let it go, girl. You may be in love with this filled, Auntie, Come on. Oh, great. I love you, okay? Serial. One of my favorite things. I feel like it might be one of your favorite things to meals. This is how they make it. They take the this wonderful whole grain with all this nutrition right and they take all the nutrition out of it, and they make a sludge. They shape that sludge into like a little circle their hearts stars and they add man made vitamins or man made nutrition, chemical vitamin, You know, and they heat it up and they take it right. When they heat it up. They destroy all the man made by up and like it's like eating cardboard, but it's so tasty. So it was really hard for me because there was this whole. It's my whole Saturday morning morning with my kid. You know, we're watching cartoons on Netflix. And I'm reading a serial. Oh, yeah. I mean, growing up Saturday mornings with cereal and cartoons was the thing as a kid. I mean, that's what you did Saturday Morning cartoons. Get that big bull. I have a couple of rules about serial one. Don't eat it in front of your significant other. It's your man. I's not. Yeah, it is. Not men do their men. They hunt cereal, and then they consume it as if it's about to run away. It's a horrible thing to see and even a worse thing to hear, so that if you want to keep your relationship tight, do not eat cereal in front of one another. It's nasty. But other than that, I Ah, Big fan of serial. The curiosity there is. Did you find any serials that were higher on the list like you'd go? Hey, this is like legit. Well, Thankfully, there's like incredible food nerds at our company. Everything food dot com that have done all that They took food databases from all around the world, and they've raided the nutritional quality of, you know, hundreds of cereals..
"Hello everybody happy while wherever you are on this glorious year revision we can came under your Eurovision Song contest fan you. I think you're even begin to it this year. Weren't you in in Rotterdam so? Have you been coping without the prospect of any sort of live dies than well getting Easter? Now Joel tennis being canceled Irvine being cancelled. Yeah I had tickets for the first time and it's law it was council but hopefully out next year and we had celebration on on the TV last night and had some Swedish food and some cocktails to kind of raise a bit of a glass to what what never happened. But but yeah I think I think you were watching us. Well Joe. You're right yes I was. I catch Lubbock came. I'm going to hold my hand up here. Johnny Logan he comes on the TV and have no idea who he is by turns out. He's he's pretty much the go of of the on contests Mariah a bit. Like the Federa of of your vision life. If you don't tennis you you at least know the name federal. Maybe Johnny Logan could could be a bit like that but yeah. I was quite surprised. You shouldn't you've never heard of him. He's one well three times twice as a singer songwriter. Say He is the kind of the winningest person in in your vision. I guess you could say but yeah maybe actually we can do a European podcast as well. But let's let's go to tennis because we're going to be looking at the Italian. Upn and top eight movements. The happened in rave the last few decades. And perhaps I should lead on this one job because I'm going start with a moment featuring the man himself rapper. One of surprise well yes and listeners. And said he'd rougher bear with us because we all see you're not the end of the alternative Casey's season I mean let's be honest because light Madrid. Rome is Dallas. Hi I think he's one like what nine titles zero something ludicrously say is as as hardly a surprise to kind of see him featured this list say yes came. More is was the first moment. We're WE'RE GONNA be reliving. Well I thought we have liquor two thousand five. Which was you know I play horses and really where he takes. The kind of took it by storm. He won the first time. Yeah his first of nine titles. I think back in five and so he came up against Korea. Who at the time I guess was probably the most to stop ish claycourter of over air or at least one of them very face competitor for sure but the final was another five-set Masters Final five-set thriller? It was over five hours long. Which if you think about now if they were doing that consistently Austin Final Monte Carlo Madrid. That would just be insane. I mean I actually am believe that they used to do this to be called with the but yeah it was. It was a real ding. Dong to one of the better word. Joe Six four three six six three full six and then rougher one at seven six on a law set tiebreak but think about this much. Rougher was a double breakdown and fifth say. Who's three lockdown Sakaria? Really could've gone on us up momentum going away and one but I think really is kind of weakest point throughout his whole career was was his mental strength and he kind of collapsed that combined with with. Rafa you know. Obviously he's attitude his diehard shoot. Never giving up. He was on like a sixteen match winning streak at this point and say obviously he. He had a lot of belief in his game. And but I think Korea would be very devastated after this loss at I think. Actually in his post-match she interceded say this was one of the hardest defeats of his career. I think it was interesting to is. I think Korea probably getting into this matching gains clay season. Yeah he's probably thinking. I'm beatable on clay call. There is no one else out there better than me and who comes along on the Dow eighteen year old teenage eh relatively unheard of and I think this match proved that even when Korea was playing his absolutely best tennis possible. That was someone else out there better than him and I think he was kind of disheartened by that and I think this much great show us. You said mentally he you know he wasn't as strong as some of his other competitors or I think when you're three love up Double in the fifth set us really should be closing that match out and he wasn't able to do that. I think that's one of the things we might associate with a player who you know as brilliant as he is in Korea kind of on the mental side of things. I don't think you could put him up there with the greats and I kind of look at this match. I look at the two thousand four French Open final as well where he Gaston Gaudio. In the final game was five sets but again crucially he was two sets up. He was six love. Six three up was unable to close out the the match. And you know he's probably one of these as you put in the category of greatest players never have one. Ud wonder if if he hit if he had won if he had won this final in in Rome beaten Dow that would have given him the confidence indicate and reinforce that belief that he was and he was at the time the best the best clay court player in the world. I think obviously that loss against scout and then going into this match against Rafeh just his. His mental side of things just wasn't subscription. A Rafeh had beaten him in the Monte Carlo. Final just a couple of weeks before this so again he knew he was up against and he kind of let it. Let it slip away to be honest with you and Yeah so I just thought you know. Obviously this was this was a great match and it was symbolic because again you have this is like the birth of of Raffarin. His kind of play. Call dominance in this. Totally kind of pulsing off of his. You know the best steak or two at the time we had people like Carlos Moya one Ferrara Cowdrey. Kara in a sort of all very good establish trae which just as soon as Raff kind of started working his magic. He'd I guess it kind of became almost impossible. Perhaps to argue against for being the best. Geico
WTA Tour Suspended Until May 2nd
"We had this six weeks suspension announced that means no Miami no Charleston on the W. T. side this was an issue of the ATP announced on their own unilaterally. Canceling MIAMI MONTE-CARLO IS GONNA go and everything. Bassi up until the end of of April and bit by bit. The WTI came pretty much to the same conclusion but they tried to do it one at a time rather than just doing a complete block of canceling everything. That's where we stand. At the moment we have had another update today a WTI saying because of the ongoing Global Corona Virus outbreak the WTO tournaments in stood guard Istanbul and Prague in April Arcane to be cancelled as well and so everything is suspended on. Wgn Tore now until may the second they say we will make a decision in the week ahead regarding the remaining Wti a European play caught tournaments are monitoring the situation closely so it may not be the end of of the constellations even even now so here we are amid March. We know we're not GONNA get any tennis on the women's side until may the second so let's talk to a couple of the players who are out in India wells who were affected by this situation starting with the British number. One on the men's side Down Evans World Number Twenty eight career high ranking of twenty eight. I had a little chat with him before he went to Indian wells initially when he was still in Dubai and I sensed then he was pretty anxious about the whole situation the fact that he was going to go back to the UK just for a couple of days then flats California he he. He really didn't know what to expect when he got there so I asked him first of all what it was like when he got to think like nothing was was any different at the Stop I actually went to San Diego for two is a few members at the club. She said to me all year. We're not going down to endure wells issue because of the corona virus and I mean always on our. I guess you know they were. They were older members to in. This guys says always decided that Mr Tikey precautions and we go down there and as I'm sure you're not a tennis player not the most You know pretty isolated in their own world and no already set much until I think it was. It was pretty much the die before qualifying stay there was there was is that it was GONNA get cooled off. Alan. Yes big big room Sula started unethical cooled off for the the die before Listen to the Health Minister of I think it was California or cut Coachella Valley and he said that he might have statement about into wells. I would be the guy who would be calling off sedan Sort of happened. It was all very vivid surprise really but then at that I. It wasn't so much surprise if she knows all the severity of Then not long after the Miami consolation when it was a pandemic what was the week. What's a week been like since then because they were they were letting everybody stay? Weren't they in use Indian Wells for an stay in the the accommodation? What did you? What was it like being around the other players at that time? Yeah well I mean we started like there is a few few different people two different things so that was advised to not leave the country because remodel belt guest in back in and then does seem like he was defeating the jets. If people could have committed that would have been Miami really and then it was all pretty strange. You know I didn't make didn't like practicing one was we? Were supposed to be playing. It seemed you know pretty no atmosphere. There was no saying it was terrible so applies to be to be honest and I find it pretty hard too noisy to be motivated but everyone was brought to which was destroyed thing. I've always prided everyone was eating together. So it was all this. It was all surreal India wiles. And then as said when we heard W hite sugarcoated upon Devon. Everybody was booking flights that I think you know the wrong. Who was on the Wolf for Miami? And obviously they've called on the ADP side. They pretty much immediately called a six week. Holt to the toll now. That's that's a pretty far reaching impact for so many people I mean in even in our little ecosystem of tennis. Yeah you've had a good a good start to the good last year so you'll have built up some some finance that you can. You can weather a period like that. But not everybody's in that both I would imagine no I guess not a not much anyone can really do is right now. It's it's a terrible situation for everybody you know thankfully no one just yet tested positive Well not as far as I know. That's my thing is to keep everybody healthy. I think that's the reason why the tournaments have been I think consoled in on the six week pulls to the Tool the tournament it's You know obviously a difficult time for everybody involved like just said you know even dancer. People Work Torments Aichi sponsored of player? Who is a my fly? And he wasn't sure she was getting paid or not. You know which is the end of the day. That's what everybody wants to have it as they go to to work to get paid. Because I have stuff to pay for the livelihood. Juno Dot Com. Mr Bill could fail in for for anyone. Don't know if you're going to get paid in the NFC can't for everybody. Ron and in Great Britain and the world. Yeah I mean you. You obviously had a period of time out the game. We we know the reasons for I remember you talking about the time that you found it quite hard sort of just not having the purpose in a way is it. Is that something that you feel may might help you in a way that you've at least had experience of that. If if we're able to to practice I don't see I. If I were to practices stuff adultery the six weeks been been that much of an issue for me personally You know we. We can't change if we went tool could go onto Daylight Spain I think. The chargers for For everybody really literally doing nothing because it is a that will be. I will be pretty tough I as you know one guy who's in Madrid and he died on lockdown. I called leave and he said his you know not not good whole so. I'm hoping that doesn't happen but if it does then you know the Be Interesting to see how that works. I for for the tennis
The ATP & ITF Have Cancelled The Tour For The Next Six Weeks
"Are not living in normal times. The coronavirus obviously is wreaking havoc across the world. It's up ending global markets in in whence once it became obvious that this virus was going to spread all over and is started to affect markets. And you had the the real fear right that it was going to be a lot more difficult when it came to large crowds right That's when it became apparent. I think that the sporting world in general not just tennis Obviously we're not just talking about Tennessee. I mean we are on this podcast but look every every sport in the world. is being affected by this. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Baseball basketball. It doesn't really matter. I mean every sport for the most part is really being affected because as I said the other day when the canceled Indian wealth I said it was the right decision inlet. I thought they were going to cancel Miami. Obviously anytime you get a large crowd together you increase the fact that you're going to transmit this virus onto somebody else and you can take a crowd of ten thousand people in maybe two or three people in the crowd that have Krona Virus. And it's going to spread in it's going to spread quickly in those people are going to take it back to wherever they're from whether it be some other place in the United States or other places across the world and then they're gonNA infect the people it's just you know we all know this right. This is how you know anytime. You have any kind of the flu in a kind of disease that can be spread. That's what you want to avoid and so I was not surprised when they announced the cancellation of Miami. Today I was surprised when they announced the the tour was going to be canceled for six weeks. And which is obviously a big deal that being said. I think it was the right decision. So deep the press release from ATP chairman a Andrea Gdanski Said and I quote. This is not a decision that we take lightly into represents a great loss for tournaments players and fans worldwide. However we believe that this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players staff in the wider tennis community and JEN in General Public Health. In the face of this global endemic the worldwide nature of our sport in the international travel required presents significant risks and challenges in today's circumstances as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and we look forward to the tour resuming when the situation improves. In the meantime our thoughts which is our with all those that have been affected by the virus in quote and look. I was surprised that this was the action that they took I really believed that. They're going to wait another week. Or two to see how everything was faring with the current virus and then make a decision kind of more on a week-to-week basis. But the reason I think they ultimately did this was twofold one. It was proactive. Right you you make the decision you say. Look we're GONNA shut this thing down for six weeks and that keeps players from having to figure out okay. Are we going? We're not going constantly on the edge trying to determine whether or not they're going to be playing a tournament next week And it also allows fans to cancel flights. Cancel Hotels Way In advance. Meaning they'll get all if not some of their money back It that way you just you take the guessing game out of the situation and obviously the ultimate result in all of this is to keep the current. Oh virus from spreading By hosting these events and then causing more people to get it and then you know to spread it to others and to pass away and you know. I've read some comments online You know once this was announced jumped onto a couple of websites and I was looking at the comments. And there's some pretty terrible ones honestly I'm not going to repeat them necessarily but but we have to remember here. Is that at? The end of the day is much as I love tennis. I Love Tennis I Love Sports Obviously there's other sports that I I Follow in cover quite a bit. It's still a sport right. I mean at the end of the day it's not life it's life and death Some things are more important and people's health living you know that matters This is is important. It is as much as I love it. It doesn't come close to the value of human life That's why you know when they were talking about whether or not to allow the Australian Open to go on earlier this year. I cancel the thing. You can't guarantee that these fires are not going to the winds not going to blow the smoke in the direction if you have people with Breathing conditions Did they may be fine. Otherwise but if you get smoke involved People could you know people could die? They might not be able to breathe in. Then you know that happens and it's tragic and even one person dying is is not worth it. So this here is something. Obviously that is It's terrible The roadhouse World Health Organization has stated that they believe. It's going to get worse before it gets better In that I think was a major factor. In fact I know it was a major factor in their decision and they were in contact with them. They they know what the prognosis worldwide. At least a general picture seems to be and what the expectation is. And so you know you got to make the decision and I said you've got to be proactive. And that's exactly what I think the ATP in the IT F- Have stated What their goal is is to work together. Cancel these events and then hopefully in six weeks. Things are better than they currently are. So what does this mean when I say six weeks right? So basically there are no challenger events there are no events at all all Challenge events will be cancelled. Everything will be cancelled from now. Up through Barcelona and the Hungarian open and Budapest. So we're looking at the cancellation of Miami The Faez Sarah Firm and company. Us Men's Claycourt Championships in Houston the Grand Prix Hassan in March the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters the Barcelona Open as before in Hungarian. Open Budapest so all those are are cancelled and all of the challenger events as well that go on as well between between now and then also be cancelled so again it one one hand. It's terrible right. You don't WanNa see the tennis world bended Like this This a lot of people that go to these events to look forward to it every year people that have never been to some of these tournaments who are looking forward to it as well But again at the end of the day it's a sport rate in in the thing that matters most really is people's health and when you put that at risk or if you could possibly put that a risk by holding these tournaments you have to Cancel it you have to do. What's in the best interest of the fans that are coming to those events? And if you were to hold these events and then the end result is that you contribute to the spread of the virus and a possibility of your Tournament in the spread of the virus because of it contributing to deaths. That's something you don't want It doesn't first of all it doesn't it doesn't look good right that you've said We're GONNA hold the event and you know. Oh well you know that. That's pretty cold and nobody wants to see that happen. It doesn't look good from from pure standpoint. Isn't that good from our morality standpoint? You know it just it. Looks Terrible. Sounds terrible nobody wants that. I don't think anybody on the ATP In the IT F. One to see that happen in. WanNa see that their actions had contributed in some way to you know this virus infecting and possibly taking more lives. So you'd be practice you say when a cancer for six weeks and then we're going to see how it looks and then we'll go from there. Look in six weeks as they get towards. You know the end date to that cancellation. If it doesn't look like it's getting any better more events will be cancelled you know. Romo be cancelled Madrid will be cancelled. And then obviously you have the possibility that Roland Garros could be cancelled. And maybe Wimbledon to. We don't know at this point Yeah there's a good chance that in six weeks things will be looking much and maybe the tour can resume but this is just A. Hey would doing this now. And then we're going to see what it looks like in then we'll go from there You might see something like okay if if things aren't better if maybe it's stabilizing but it's still not looking like it's really getting to the point where we've gone Run to the point where it's it's worse it's been at it's worst Then you might see them say okay. We're canceling Rome and we're canceling Madrid. And then we're GonNa see what
From Chevy Monte Carlo to Ford Escape
"For years. I've been driving one interational of a Monte Carlo or another and all of all of our longtime listeners you guys have been with you guys have heard my trials and travails with that with that car and you know what it's like when you own a car for a long time and you know it's idiosyncrasies you get used to not having a car payment which is beautiful And eventually I had to give up the ghost man. I still have my Monte Carlo. But a new car. Yeah all right. Well Yeah it's three ninety nine money. No I got a twenty-seven four escape. 'cause I got a great deal on seventeen four. Okay okay. Very good news car. I've ever driven and I'm actually taking possession of it like all. The deals stuff is taking possession of it tomorrow as we're recording. Congratulations -gratulations well. Let's let's hope. It's I still have the Monte Carlo. Though it's you know I won't be able to sell it for anything I understand. Maybe your data take it. He takes he takes on projects. Like this right. Yeah maybe maybe he will. Well I you know I'm I'm just a couple questions if you don't mind we have to jump into shoe topic. Yeah couple all right. So how did he find. Is that something you're buying from a dealer you buy it from a friend you buy from craigslist. What a I'm buying a used With I I found it with the help of a A third party but the the purchase itself is directing. So I've checked out the car and I literally tomorrow all I'm doing is like taking possession of it. Well color is black black. Okay black on the outside. And it's you that's another thing with the cars as little worry gain 2017 model because the color is kind of the last thing I care about. Yeah engine that works. Louis says this has sixty K.. On it but I got a good deal and I was just very happy that I didn't get stuck with you. Know like a cornflower yellow or would you. They've all these fancy car paint names like you know absent minded vermillion or whatever. I don't get it but yeah I got just a regular a black Ford escape because they gotta do some hauling road trips ahead of me and so I I wanted to get Just a little beater pickup truck but like we talked about before. We're talking about the ranger. It's tough to get the the kind of pick-up truck would want you know. No disrespect to an F.. One fifty but I don't needs something like that little manual transmission do Cedar Parking Lot which is very difficult. The nothing funny I I mean I don't know why as to color I mean. That's the last thing that you should be concerned with probably just like a prank you in the parking lot if I see right do something this thinking because I actually went through some of the old research that we had done on the the INS and outs of buying a car. What you should know and what you should avoid what you should look for Cetera Hell yeah well. In a lot of people here in the audience today have war stories and one of the things that we had said in the past. The I think maybe some people weren't on board with was that I like you know know about you will see if you're on board with us. I am very much against Buying a brand new car. Oh Yeah I just. It's just not for me. I know it's for some people but it's not for me on what about you Kurt. I'm not completely against it. Really all right so you buy a new car and it's GonNa last you for maybe four or five years. I mean depending on how much you drive but years trouble-free maybe more Miki at two hundred thousand miles on pretty much any any car nowadays I'm not totally against it. So you see some security in it if you get used to make car payment every month. It's not too that's the one thing that's the one thing 'cause I did get it like through third parties so I do have a car note again. Yeah it's just it's tough to stomach but oh you know what you've got that reliability you've got You know the the the solid feel again of a car underneath you because I know what it's like to go from an older vehicle to newer vehicle and I'm I'm back to the position now by the way where mind is feeling older you know. It's a little more sloppy. It's not quite as it was. Yeah it's just tough to explain unless you're in the seat experience in it but a new car just has that correct feeling right feeling to it and something new to you I mean going from what year Two Thousand Four. Yeah Yeah Two Actually two thousand Two thousand six hundred sixty one thousand six hundred twenty seventeen almost ten years with many many miles on it. I'm sure it's probably just the more solid feeling vehicle underneath you. It's going to be nice. I'm excited about hearing about whatever you intend to do with this. You know honestly guys the fact that it might start it every time that I wanted to start flowing me
"monte carlo" Discussed on Heather Dubrow's World
"Nikki beach entry before and now we're up high right overlooking overlooking all of Monte Carlo you can see by the way there's so much construction going on everywhere because they're doing like some kind of expo in a in a couple years twenty twenty five or something so they're doing a lot out of rebuilding yeah but it was really really fun and they had great music playing. We got bottles. Whatever we had lunch there and more your guys is jam and it was hot so we just basically like sat in the pool so then there was this poor couple was fighting in a Cabana remember that was so sad and Terry notice they were fighting and he noticed that one of them knew who he was so he went over and said hi and to try to like hell? Yes all that so oh sweet. No it really didn't they didn't go very happy though no well but it was such a fun day it was really anyway so then we go to metropole and we go to check in and it was very dark and we'd go to check in we went to the room. We had just come from law reserve which was a very like old school more French vibe which isn't necessarily Terry's thing and so I had expected metropole to be a little like more modern because I feel like when we when I looked up the rooms because we kept deciding between Metropol Hotel parade yeah they kind of look the same when we looked up the rooms well I had been there before. I've been to both Oh okay but I thought that they would like the other one better Oh yeah she did say I think it's more what Terry's GonNa like the kind of like you're at Grandma's house. Oh really no real French okay but when I looked up I looked at the rooms a looked at the room categories and they really looked kind of similar similar and and I liked both lobbies and I thought I'd rather stay with my Nancy. It's fine. We'll just stay there. We'll go see Hotel de whatever's data next time but we checked in and we got to a room and it was like grandma's house yeah but like really grandma's house because even law reserve they had redone the room so even though it's like grandma's house it was gorgeous downstairs but the rooms were all brand new the bathroom was beautiful and and water but even though it wasn't like modern modern it was like the fabrics were gorgeous. Just I been done brash. Yes did not look fresh. Oh you know felt like moldy so so I said to Terry go you know I think I don't know and I go. What do you think he goes? I don't like it he goes. Let's go somewhere else so we find out that hotel depre- had been closed for four years and they just reopened yeah yeah. They renovated the whole thing. I don't you told us not not the travel agent. I mean no one told us this so I was like okay interior goes. I want to go there okay fine and.
"monte carlo" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Talking about spending money, Alison portent that you have perspective, especially during the times, just to review, and we'll move on from here, John, but basically, it's by experiences not stuff going into the summer holidays. You might wanna think about that one by vacation sure, sure. Because even ten years later still going to be fresh in your mind. Remember it was back in two thousand and seven I took I mean, I literally emptied my Bank account. And I took nineteen Lucina 's and kids and grandkids to Hawaii. At the grandma. Oh, I wouldn't sell me 'cause it was over Christmas wouldn't sell me a week. I had to do like nine days, but the memories from that trip are v leibel every Luccia was there young man that I know. And you know, to call him little Lance around here. Yes. He's in Hawaii right now. He's going to weeks. Really girlfriend's family. Well, can you could bum ride? I told him I said, you know what enjoy this because it will be the time of your life. He's staying at the Graham. Lila is really which is some fantastic, inviting deans as I recall to that. The dean's house voting vacation, I one of the deans go on a boat. You would go on that one. I wouldn't it doesn't rock back and forth that you can't get to take on it. Give me squeezy on the mid way. No. You weren't way. No, you weren't was. Okay. I wanna I wanna move on. Don't give up on artificial intelligence and human, ingenuity. That's, that's what I wrote after I read this because I have discussed this a lot men's. We are so easy to give up on everything. I mean everything because everything's a crisis and there are a lot of crisis. I will grant you that. But when I was reading this, I was saying, you know what? We are so smart. You think just think about natural gas today, and the whole fracking with oil, and all of that stuff? And how many years ago, you and I are buddy rob, we have these great arguments during the break, some of them every bit as good as the eagles, but the band never did break up now and he's still a close friend of ours. But he was the one that would. Peak oil oil is going to be two hundred and fifty bucks a barrel, and we're gonna be spending eighteen dollars a gallon, which at the time argument could have been made for that. I guess it wasn't outlandish but we said there ways to solve that. Yeah. And there are ways to solve a lot of things and don't give up on technology. I think it was Mark Cuban that said it's a that's going to drive jobs. A lot of people are going to lose their jobs. He said, but there are others. That say, yeah, but it's going to create a lot of new jobs. Here's what he Jason McCartney at Oregon state university had to say about all this, quote, as many advisors are aware, automating financial decisions can be a great strategy, pay yourself first approach of saving into retirement accounts, automatically tends to result in higher levels of saving. As we are never tempted to look at the funds in our Bank account, and spend the first this is absolutely true. They also experimented with this with companies save more tomorrow approach, which allows individuals automatically increase future savings in the president has been shown to substantially increase contributions to four oh, one gays. We've learned that from Theresa Gilarducci, and others. That studied this by putting in rules where if you don't sign up for your 4._0._1._K and put a percentage in they're going to automatically put a percentage in for you. And then every year if you don't act they're going to increase that percentage. And what they're finding is the success rate of this automation. If you will has been very, very than official. They learned that, that technology was from the sixties with the record clubs. Yes. If you don't wanna do record this week, send it back. Wow. I mean, the automatic or taking this money out of your account and putting it into a life insurance policy, a savings account or whatever that's been going on for years scripture models work the same way, exactly as Nassim Taleb pointed out, in fooled by randomness, by the way read that book, the guy is genius. Anyway, we human struggle of all sorts of the typical thinking we overstate casualty and think the world as more explainable than it is. In other words, we often perceive order in what may be randomness, or I might add chaos. Additionally, we may particularly fail to identify or properly assess legitimate statistical relationships towards the tails of probability distributions, thus. Why many people are afraid of flying, but they're not afraid of driving, even though the latter is far more dangerous than the former. Yeah. See it all the time. See it all the time as a result tools that has cyst with statistical decision making could potentially help humans make better financial decisions so long as we use those tools properly. For instance decision aid may literally act on our behalf cars that automatically break for you. Or a decision aid may simply provide information and allow the human to decide what to do with that information. I e financial planning software. We talk a lot about Monte Carlo simulations, I despise spreadsheet financial planning, but using the spreadsheets and Monte-Carlo and four percent, rules and the technology that we have available today to make you a better financial advisor or to help you be better planner for your own retirement is genius. I mean, in the olden days, we didn't have that kind of technology. So I'm talking about in the seventies and eighties. We were eyeball and stuff. It wasn't until nineteen ninety four. When Bill Benjamin came out with the so-called four percent rule, and Monte Carlo simulator. Nations, which is randomly simulating rates of returns and inflation rates and all that stuff. Because you never know what the future's going to hold. We all know what the past has done that you can't measure the future by the past, unless you really randomize it. And we didn't really start doing that, until I don't know, thousands really big money has a computer technology. Do it exactly you need it internet access for that. He also goes on to say airline pilots are one particular group, which historically has made the use of this vision aids. Perhaps closer aligned financial planning as a profession physicians can also make use of algorithms in some narrow context. For example, a team of researchers at Stanford developed an algorithm, which was better at diagnosing ammonia than expert. Radiologists see this, this is what's really fascinating. But they go on here saying, although we often think of technology in terms of man versus machine. The reality is that often it is the collaboration between man and machine which provides the best outcomes possible, as is the case in these cyborg chess, where human slash computer. Teams are capable of beating both the best computers and the best humans on their own. That is so comp-. Pelling. It's not just computers that are going to take over the world, folks. It's humans interfacing with computers and that when we get into retirement planning when we get into spending woman get into all these different algorithms and trading. And what the future may hold. It's the combination of the two and this going back to just taking oil as an example, you go from what was really a frightening time to now, the world's largest provider of oil and petroleum products. It's pretty incredible. When you think about the human, ingenuity and technology that went into that. I mean, he could be four against fracking. That's not what this is about. But the fact that we had the technology and the human in January to come up with that, it is mind boggling, mind, boggling, to say, the least sure we It's Hugh. Humankind is what it is. I mean, look, look what happened with the fuel of efficient cars in the seventies and eighties. We were driving these horrific gas guzzlers and the Japanese models came out much more efficient, people started buying them. And so we figured out a way. Oh, we'll follow that we made it even better. And now of course, they're self driving and I'm not ready for that yet. Well, there's a whole lot of people that aren't myself included. But it's a reality now that you can't fall asleep behind the wheel yet. But some day, maybe anyway, I just thought I would share that because we're talking about spending today and saving. And there's a lot of stuff in the news about how the world's gonna come to.
"monte carlo" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Up monkey Gouges on the line in the grab Monte Carlo. Monti? Hey, how you doing buddy with them? Yeah. You know, this what you and the ranger was talking about when I when I heard that just makes you sick. Like, you said, you just wonder what the heck these people are thinking that that, you know, they need to illegals for schooling. And then try to, you know, try to cut back on the ones that, you know, actually deserve that are American citizens. And like you said the people that are sacrified. You know, who would have thought that you know, you step back, and look I mean, so many things across the country. But but who would have thought, you know, I mean twenty years ago. I would never never thought this never happened that elected officials openly flaunt the laws like remember, the mayor around Oakland that would warning the ice of the rate of warning the illegals about ice rates. I can't think of her name right now. But you know, I mean, we've always known about crooked politicians. They did the best. They could to hide it. You know what I mean? But these people are are right out in the open with it. So I it's just it's like you said, it's who who would ever funk. Couple of things I called about though at trucking wise. I know you might have seen this on the landline. Daily about the parking out in north bend out there Washington. They're they're the state of Washington was trying to read find that that that the way station and like some truck parking and stop out there. I guess and the town is dead set against it. And so we're really hoping we got one of our board members actually lives out in Olympia there that he's been several of the meetings on that about the parking situation. The fate of Washington they wanna put that that waystation in around. I think the mile marker thirty four something they're going to redesign the exit or a divergent diamond or whatever deal and this town is pretty much cold. The state had put that if you put that in right there. We're going to you. So yeah. And they kinda feel like they've done their due on on the parking, you know, with the with the parking situation, you remember the headlines a year ago that the truckstop wanted to expand. And they said no can't do it. And so that's kind of a. You know, the whole not in my backyard. They write the public up position. Yes. Exactly, exactly. And the the one reason that the state one of the put that down there thirty four mile marker was, you know, when they go to shut the mountain down that's gonna give these guys a place to to try to, you know, get off the highway rather than being, you know, stranded after they get past exit done can't go up the hill. Whether they have nowhere at all to go. So, you know, I'm not a big guy on eminent domain. But you think that after a while that, you know, somehow somewhere some common sense has got to prevail in that situation. Like this where the common good is going to outweigh the means of this town out there not trying to say that they don't have valid concerns. But yeah, they tried to say, oh, you know, we're gonna have more more crime prostitution all the all the same. Omarosa. They get every time. There's something to do with chart parking trucks off. So, but we're hoping that they they're. Taking comments on that. We hope people will get any. You don't have to be a resume state of Washington combinator. You can I mean, they're taking college many body that runs off neighborhood out there. So hopefully, people will will you know, guys will get involved in and let your voices be heard on that. So yeah, the thing was on this on the immer the recent fuel tax singles, Ohio. There was somebody on Twitter was taken away to the task about you know, the didn't here for wide on that on house Bill sixty two. And you know, the thing about it is that you know, we we've always supported you'll taxes. I'm not saying that anybody going to pay more than we have to. But, you know, fuel taxes are certainly more viable way to find the highway over, you know, having tolls or something. So it's it's like everybody benefits from it. So that was the two things that I had there tonight. Steve pre shaped five buddy, thank you for checking Monte. Appreciate your helpful info about eight before the our two minute timeout on ATN say folks, I am thrilled to welcome back. Our good friends at Mahindra just in time for spring right now. Your Mahindra dealer has more ways to save during their demo and drive sales event. Demo a Mahindra emax twenty.
"monte carlo" Discussed on F1: Beyond The Grid
"So I had to then come and overtake Rubens and then catch Michael and then attempt to overtake Michael. And he ran me white. And that's what I gave him middle finger which I'm proud of. But it is a fat of of my icon ick Emmett. Yes, an image from that period. And then it was able to overtake and win the grand prix. And it just fails. It was one of those rare occasions where I felt I had ownership of the racetrack. And I was on top of the car and the opportunity, and I felt I had the car that was capable of winning. And I was able to go out and delivered that Monte Carlo and one one year as well. Not the first time I want it because. Michael had an issue. So I inherited the victory. But the second time I I want here. I was convinced that I was going to win the race. I just felt totally on top of the racetrack and the opportunity and Monica was a circuit. I wanted to be far sewed on track on Thursday. I wanted to clear track. So I would be in the car, you know, twenty minutes before the session would have mechanics released me to be down at the end of the pit lane. And even though you're losing temperatures this elation lap. I just wanted ownership of the racetrack. I wanted to be the first driver on the racetrack to see a completely uninterrupted view of of what Monte-Carlo offers and that just set me off in an we for the rest of the weekend where I was in the front food. So I think these sort of little reminders for my career what I reflect on. No because I don't live that intense alive today. Whether I make a mistake in commentary or whether I turn up. A minute late for a corporate function is not career defining. You prefer not to do it, of course. But if I turn on a minute late for qualifying games over you've messed qualify if you turn. Mess. Epics you hit the barrier. So the game's over so you couldn't afford to be anything other than the best version of yourself at that time fascinating the union on those days that you were going to have a good day. Did you did you have a workout how to create that sort of conviction every weekend? What what what sort of environment? Did you need around you to to get the best outta yourself islanders? I went through my career about just absolute clearing. The decks being focused on saving energy knowing lazy. We, you know, not sitting on the deck chair on the terrorists. But just making sure anything that was a non necessary part of the weekend, unless unless it was a positive distraction because if you're with friends, and there's they don't expect anything of you. And when you can depend on a conversation with friends, it's entirely relaxed if you're an appearance or a meet and greet where people expect to be entertained, the expect your attention the expect. You to see something engaging? That's actually a little bit like work, quite frankly. It's involves thought if you're going to do it properly, and I totally recognize and being a professional driver. You you have elements that are required weekend. You're required. In the press conferences, you're required for the the corporate teams with the team partners. You're required to do engineering meetings. You're you know, you have to find her in some time from leaving your hotel to getting in the car, if it's a popular grand prix in the breeze funds there and likewise getting from the car park to the paddock all of these things if you don't plan how long it's gonna take you. You can very easily find yourself under pressure to be somewhere. So I just used to make sure that all my planning from waking up to go into the gym to get used to like waking apparently getting some exercise getting a big breakfast. Nice and relaxed and arriving at the track feeling that you you just ready to go and minimize distractions there after how long did it take you..
"monte carlo" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Sure later in the podcast will hear from the world rally championship open to the Monte Carlo rally. But let's I had to Chile joining me. I from Santiago is also sports formula. Correspondent Alex Cohen orcas. Sounds like it's been anything chilly. It's it's been absolutely boiling. We one hundred grease found on Jay picture in the rights without save up seven point nine degrees. How many said it makes it ever race? The previous record was five to grease. So yeah, he's really wasn't. I mean, fortunately, it wasn't humid. I don't I was just it was just drawing eight send you out that he was more of that's fine. But yet very very exit. Also joining me is and you know, you're real formerly veterans. So where the Santiago stand among your favorite places to go. Oh, he's definitely in the top five. I think he's very nice relaxed five pair, an obviously you got great food and drink, but I would say thirty seven nudging thirty degrees. A little bit too hot for me, and my translucent white skin South, America's always always a decent place to go. Let's let's crack, Alex. This is somber eighth victories. The Detroit of so far to win a race in all five seasons of the championships foot, one voice way through I think he was on the first lap. So take us through how he did it. Yeah. So you calling amongst in the early stages and follow race leaders question. But women who led I the first two thirds of the race. What his way uses a type modes by web when he went quite early. Visit hot married in bed. Stuy Lobi later then. Me at a crash. She crashed heavily at seven in epi warm. It was a similar incident in the rice. We're gonna get on later. But there was some white considerable trap. Breaking up old around the of the toll might have been laid around two does track. I'm. Was that by Betsy inherited the lead? He had to defend massively from the quantity. Impressive PASCAL violence side, second Pozniak pages and that was placed between them for the whole race. What did us bikes the team afterwards that basically because it was so hot everyone was managing temperatures than us going to be critical. That was a a threshold of seventy two degrees. They the battery hit that fresh owed thousand dollars guy over you would be losing ten twenty seconds lot very quickly. And of course to reality. We just got to touch zero not say your exton, and we saw that happening up and down the greeting the coaching psyches as as things out that didn't happen to two, but they were very close and Wadham was burn on this being life birdies attack that might very well strategy drive. A brilliant rice. He was so cool off a little bit by the major team. And eventually was like why temperatures great school back off back by the breathing space and tactic budging tactic was was make linear rice just control the temperatures steadily. Drives sensitive also view on attack. You need something about tree. That's what did he was able to himself in the eighties, but not like out necessitate just because he could. And he went on strike psycho. Pretty win is briefly vice imperil by by the message flashing Impala firmly saying you being investigated for being under white Nike, slam dunk penalty. It was that the accord is neither action site. Heaves his win. He's now in the in this in the signings leaders well because previously joined number Jerry was one of many many drivers heist penalty side bag now leads it and out the virgin the Audi customers head by chip. So brilliant on them. It was interesting to see how it's mode influence the rice offensively. This was the pulse of the leap place and second place in Saugus bird runs tight mode. I and use jumper long very line deployed his I sat mode after but was able to reclaim the position. So that that seems to be interesting reflections of the most significant impact perhaps attack mode has had on the race victory. Absolutely. Because beverage I was capitalize on Val. Op things do what's been this tradition? Traditional won't what Africans sunny three races our. But he seems everyone was taking later later in the rights for women go very very early go enough of a gap. I didn't even hat might sign..
Kevin Harvick passes Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go for NASCAR Cup Series win at Kansas
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