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Monte Carlo memory lane: Our 8 MOST EPIC moments including Nadal's La Decima, Gasquet-Federer upset and Djokovics 2013 title streak-stopper; ATP Player relief fund proposal; Murray-Novak chat on Instagram; Laver Cup postponed

The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

59:14 min | 5 months ago

Monte Carlo memory lane: Our 8 MOST EPIC moments including Nadal's La Decima, Gasquet-Federer upset and Djokovics 2013 title streak-stopper; ATP Player relief fund proposal; Murray-Novak chat on Instagram; Laver Cup postponed

"Thank you ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the passing shot. Murray and DJOKOVIC LIGHT UP. Instagram postponed till twenty twenty one We remember some of our favorite moments from Auntie carly everyone and welcome to the passing. Shot the tennis pocus by fans for fans with your host Joel in today's episode. We're going to be taking you through some of our favorite moments from Monte Carlo. On what would have been finals day at the Monte Carlo Country Club elsewhere will bring you some of the big talking points. Coming from Andy. Murray and Novak Djokovic instagram session. This was an update from the tennis. Well this week including the postponement of the Labor Cup but Kim first. Let's start with Murray Novak Chat Friday evening had a long week at work and it was a very pleasant and nice way to kind of start the weekend. It was a conversation. I think that they had admitted they had no actually. Despite having these rivalry kind of gone for so long they never actually sat down. Had a chat with each other. So it's really pleasant kind of have that moment almost kind of be able to share it with the yeah. It was nice. Isn't it just them is kind of mates. I suppose just having a chat and that means Joe. They were clearly listening to fashion episode causing show that we did last week because the conversation turned at what point stand. Mann's excellent shorts that he won railing. Garo swift say clearly. They had tennis fashionable Nemo. And like we had I thought was funny because Jovic said if SAM was watching he should burn they shorts And I think she was watching because he did like At one point in the essay they show it during the right and guarantees e Mont. They say he called exactly. Yeah but maybe he's got a spare pair at home. I did love the fact that other tennis players joined didn't as well as kind of your general fans as well and it was kind of great to see some of those responses for some of the topics of up light stands short. I think curiosities Sleeve Kobe. Bryant tattoos was brought up as well say it was great to see you the kind of everyone kind of getting together and having a little bit lobe. Ever sit down because as you said. It's like you know these guys that you know. Generally speaking when we see them together is a head to head. It's a competitive environment and it's nice to have made like this. Where is a level playing field and just kind of talking as mates and I think some of the I think one of the big talker boys are one of the things they were discussing? Was that perfect. Tennis player. Agai through different sort of aspects of a tennis player. And saying who who they would like I found the most interesting thing was what they were talking about. Back cads returns of Sunday said they would prefer each other's each of his back. How does over time himself? Which I thought was quite interesting. Well I am being humble respect. Fourteen each other or was that the rule. They just couldn't take themselves so therefore oversee he would pick the the the wouldn't because they generally speaking I would say they are the best return for example. I was surprised. Jovic didn't pick rough maybe physical as well as mental. I thought maybe he was trying to like spread his His pigs around today. I'm I'm not sure but Pretty much agreed with all of their old of that picks picks along the line. But Yeah I mean. It's nice as well just to see them like eating because these guys. Yeah we we see them competing against each other. The end of the day the players get on say well the friends of each other and they must be missing that kind of camaraderie of being on the tour as well right now so. It's nice to do something like this isn't it and the fans can join in and and get as well exactly. Maybe maybe we'll do a future episode on talking about how we would build and structure our perfect tennis players. But that's just kind of give a listeners. Feeding catch it the the run through of what they they fought was that kind of perfect tone. Spy Say Novak Djokovic serve was either it was kind of between John is ner nick carry US return. Murray four hundred went for the Dow poetry full hand with a backhand Murray Volley Federal Man Tuna Dow and then physical yet domain Tame Strike David Farrar. An- Andy Murray Chose for his. I mean no surprises. He kind of went for seven. Apothecary else is now return. Novak Djokovic forehand rough on the Dow back can Djokovic Volley Federal Mental Nadeau Physical Jakovich. Maybe we should do. Yeah maybe we'll do an episode construct. All perfect I thought the one thing just looking at one other things maybe interests me is the Jakovich for his forehand shows. Really flat four hundred we've portray whereas Murray of C. Wet for the Dow's complete off the the massive credit four top speed and You know high. The showed is thought to be interesting. They chose different different approaches for different shots. I'm really surprised that she didn't pick carriers for you. Know his mental attitude. I mean a car. No match and why. They wouldn't have picked him for that. But maybe maybe they went for his his underarms. Maybe referencing that but yeah anyway in Albany Joe as slightly more serious thing is pays ad. It's come out but there are plans to play a relief fund fula ranked class. You're going to struggling a lot financially. current current time so jovic revealed on Friday that the plans for that player. Relief Fund would generate moving full million dollars. But the way they're going to do it will that outlining how they would do it. Is that everyone in the top hundred singles twenty doubles which country based on their ranking? Say for example those players in the top five would donate thirty thousand dollars each and then kind of below down the rankings. You go the less you would need donate into the prize ports. Not Too sure I mean I think is a great idea passing. They obviously is a lot of talk saying players shouldn't have to be helping out all the players like it's about. Atp tool they should be doing this. It shouldn't be a problem the players themselves to have to do this. But I think it's really nice initiative and I think the top players do have some responsibility to initiate something like this. Yeah I think it's it's an interesting one. I think it's a good place to saw. Obviously it's the intent. Is that to kind of help in that. Coastal of collective spirit. That kind of we're all in this. You know the the top players of their own initiatives kind of going on as well And Yeah it's very interesting. I feel like this is going to be a big is going to be a big talking point. It could open up a lot of. It is a kind of worms. I think a lot of people are going to have their own opinions and already kind of those opinions A different is like how great it should be on a sliding scale of of ranking or should it be something it should be something else. Is it Fatou on ranking? I think is one of the biggest kind of conversations and I think kind of doing something like this kind of highlights. The you know that wetness. The players ranked lower down need financial support. But you know. Is there an argument to say? Well you know how we got into a situation where we've needed a global you know global pathetic figures passive as the corona virus to to make to make something like this happen. Yeah I agree because eat at this. I mean how long term will make everyone take a more serious look at the pay structure with antennas? I know it's been on the agenda for a couple of years but hopefully this'll be kind of like the final push to actually make it much equitable. I mean the issue with this sliding scale was the the amount that they're sort of saying should be pushing Like ranking its way is to disproportionate. Say someone who's to one hundred in the world is actually going to be doing much. Larger percentage of their income than say joke rich in federal at the top of the game so therefore maybe it should be done. Just how much you could actually afford to give Or if you're going to do ranking perhaps what would be fair is to do on like ranking. That would be from the last couple of years. Like an equalized average ranking because a lot of players like for example Dan Evans. He's just going into the top thirty. He's just go back. He's not going to have an awful lot of money from top tournaments that he would be like Able to access at that ranking like. It's all very new to him. So as conversely other place he would be in the top one hundred and then maybe a much lower at the moment because of injury but yet they would have a much more financial capacity to give a bit more or to treat this. Obviously no system is perfect. It's like a new idea. They're going to have to. I guess. Run three these issues but the inspire. The idea is very nice but I think perhaps they just need to kind of streamline and make kind of sense of some of these inconsistencies are going on. Yeah I think as you said I think conversely people like Jack Circle people who've gone on the rankings. He had to get have had. That had that moment and made a lot of money. Jacksonville finals power. Small says etcetera. It doesn't feel like he would benefit that much. For this sort of your relief fund this kind of Aimed at plays. We'll have similar rankings. Maybe around him. I think it's kind of like this. Does this effort from the players but I think also needs to be from the tournaments as well And it will be interesting to see you know. I told him it's like you know Wimbledon for example whether the prize money whether they still kind of look to distribute that to players on notice spin some sort of chatter and some talk about you know first round prize money being distributed to make sure the players. Because I think if you if you don't support these players farther down we might get into a situation where they might be more vulnerable than ever say of them. Kinda going down roots of match fixing and betting which we know that kind of tennis has a history wave when you know we will not repeat itself but this might be. This feels like a moment. Where if we don't do something? It might lead players to yet. It's kind of desperate desperate. Meshes Yeah and how many are going to be able to stop again? When when they're allowed to you know there's a lot of investments and expenditure that go into just traveling the tool so some players might just find that they they just cannot afford to stop again. Say Yeah I mean I think they're all various other schemes. Think the WGN for someone has a loan scheme going on but in reality I think the criteria for as she being able to get financial help. You know isn't kind of what they say. If that makes sense it's you have to meet certain criteria and it's audit and I think this is. This is a step in the right direction. So that's a positive thing. We'll read bit as much positive news this weekend right now. I suppose one other thing Joe. That's been announced this week In relation to make arenavirus is the Labor Cup has been postponed to twenty twenty one so not a big surprise is just the latest in series of events. Go oversee this is an exhibition. So it's certainly not as Important as for example the slams and it was going to coincide with the newly scheduled French shape and so I guess it's just for the best now that Labor has decided to kind of delay For Year yes. That's still a pall of became a just. I think there's going to be any bladders played this season. But let's say Fidel there is a as as you said. I think he is completely a completely makes sense. The you know the priority is given to Grand Slams and and kind of tour events and you know as much as we want to see kind of labor carpet and you know it's it's been great. You know the the additions we've had so far As much as I will not continue. Yeah the there was kind of a time and a place in. Unfortunately it doesn't feel like twenty twenty s is eight time and Boston is not the place for for the Labor Cop and yes they postponed it to September. Twenty twenty one. Interestingly Federa has already committed to playing it so we will be seeing him at the Labor Cup and he will be forty years old. Wow I mean he's going to have to do an awful. Lo as a as a as an ode bad isn't he if he wants to win the Olympics and winning Wimbledon things the Labor up? But you know he's proved wrong safer in many ways. So why no. It's just adding to his his challenger motivation. I suppose and yeah as you say I think with Ted. This is because it's such a boost for isn't it and the tour say worldwide probably arguably the sport is most affected by corona virus. It is not played just within one nation. So perhaps we'll see national tennis circuit. Start up again. Countries are able to do that so players. What beyonce just play like? I don't know a German circe or something for food. Jabeen plays all South Korean second. I'm just trying to think of countries Handling this situation a lot better than others I think for label tool like Tennessee. Justice is so heavily. Impacted as as a pasted. Perhaps other sports but yeah anyway Joe. Let's move on because we're going to be talking back through sort of taking a trip down memory lane like we did with the Miami Masters this weekend it would have been the Monte Carlo final today. We're recording this. So we thought we'd look back on some of the most I guess groundbreaking or imported Monte Carlo. Maimon Save for the last few minutes kid pick movements Yeah Yeah Yeah. We did this year with Miami. Said he listed. See I wanNA take a trip down memory lane with the Miami mosses if you scroll back On the on the podcast you'll be able to find that episode but yet today we'll be looking at some of our favorite most epic moments from monte-carlo now came in research this way. I've tried to tried to incorporate that have included Nadal. It just feels. It just feels like every baby everybody we could talk about some sort of connection or leg Doubt because it is his tournament Federer Has Holler. Dow Has Monte-carlo. This is. This is how this is how in my won't call a his shake shit shaped itself over the last sort of over the last decade or so. Yeah Compete agree. I mean as a big rectified myself. for me win just two tournaments in one year than I so for me in my mind. It's always Roland Garros and Monte-carlo because they all like his homes thing where he feels most comfortable you know in the clay and overseas won. An awful of boss Lane isn't rains but these two especially all the ones that stand out. So yeah it's very hard to avoid Avoid Rafeh Summary of of stuff this week and and of course monte-carlo this is the star of the European classes and this is the first big clay court tournament Masa series level. You know we've Madrid and then rhyme farther down the line so this is kind of a really important for all players kind of important tournament to kind of get off you know on the on the best possible in the European clay swing and so yeah. Let's let's talk three some of the what we think. There's some of the most epic moments from Monte. Carlo is recent history and I guess the kind of thirst Maimon we have to kind of talk about is of course. Raf on the Dow his first monte-carlo title. Of course he's won. A Lot said spits yet. He won his first title so in two thousand five exactly kind of fifteen years ago. I think Of a today or yesterday he was eighteen years old He faced Gamay Korea in the final. Actually and this was back at a time when they matches over kind of five sets and yeah he came out. In enforcer six three six one love six seven five which you don't you don't see very often di Natale bagels. I'm on a clay cor. Say I feel like that school nurse called B. What makes his bachelor's fascinating is the fact that yeah the Dow the Dow did lose six love but I think I think the biggest point for me here is that you know. This was almost kind of a this moment. This final was kind of a passing of the torch between you two great clay-courters and Gloria I think arguably for kind of few seasons. Yeah I think the the before he got to the French Open Final. You know he was kind of like the the king of clay pre now and this match for me almost kind of was that moment way changed from couriers the King of clay actually Nidal's hair and he's ready to take a ready to take over that mantle. Yeah I mean if any we knew like often needed after rough is I want to get any water. That time could think Oh Weena Louisiana's later he would be deeded. Wadden the twelve hundred hours eleven Montreal as for example it just would have been unthinkable at the time. Yeah Oh say what's interesting? We discuss this on Miami episode a couple of weeks back but in a rough ahead come just recently come out of the Miami final against federal and Rafa had been like two sets to love up against federal. He'd been four in the third set in that match before federal came back to within five. So I think this sort of Bagel in the third set this Walpole that rough ahead against Korea in the Montreal. If I know I guess there was something in his mind thinking. Oh am I going to like check again from Jeez? That's the most as Fino is it? Is it going to happen again? And I think he said afterwards that the match with already helped him in in in this final because he was just made sure not to lease focus and let the lead slip so I think like that was it. Just showed his. He was growing from every single match in every kind of new experience. He was having these. The gang deepen these mosses offense but just eighteen years of age and obviously that year verdict cowers turns up and say this is a good portent of what was to come eat eh without six weeks later or say also fascinating about these new dot com coming onto the scene in and winning. These two is the fact that it wasn't like he had like a few seasons and it was making the second round third round kind of getting to grips with the tournaments. And then and then kind of making the leap. It was caught doing this straight off the bat at eight hundred year old just going into the tournament and and winning it and this is something you don't you don't hear about really particularly on that scale you know a kind of a master's level and against players like yeah gamma cars. Who said he was? He was the king of clay and kind of watching some of the clips of an unusual cheap and classic sort of baseline baseline to baseline matchup. And you can kind of say how that kind of both of them had those qualities that you could see why they were kind of cool with the King of clay. I it just kind of felt that in the Dow was going to be the king. Yeah definitely I mean it's just. He is untouchable. I like to go on. I mean at least you know. Obviously he hasn't won. Every single matches ever played on clay. People have beaten him on clay. Of course Some of which. We'll talk about shortly but yeah. I mean monte-carlo at the two together perfect combination in my in my eyes but Joe Interesting federal at this time was was of sea world number wadden very very dominant very few rivals on the tool. Adam de on next movement is is she. What happened federal at this tournament in two thousand and five because he is? He hadn't progressed very far in this tournament because he lost to a a young up and coming Frenchman. Reshad gasquet gas gay. Which was I remember? I remember watching this match from my from my living room on the TV and it was just such A. It was such a breath of fresh air. You know this this Guy Richard gasquet. He has done. He's done some things in his crib but when he kind of came onto the scene. Seeing that single handed backhand for the first time it was such a just a such a sight to behold to cut of thought it was just so memorable the way that match finished he won the third set tiebreak ten ten and he. He won with a backhand down the line. And if that is a quintessential way for Richard Gasquet to kind of finish to match. I don't yeah that matches. It was quite an epic. Wasn't it could get a go to either way and we saw coming from both players and I mean gasquet. Yeah it was always you know he was in the same generations Ruffini. They were both eighteen. So actually this told me it was pretty important because they base kind of came onto the scene and we go to see so if maybe the future of tennis was going to be like suddenly federal had rivals and it's interesting because see Russia's career went one way and gasquet is kind of didn't quite get that I mean. He did have a lot of pressure on him from the French. Press especially lauded him to be the next thing and I think he ever quite managed to do. I mean I agree. I think it's I think after this tournament I think you know the the press. The tennis media were speculating. Hey needling gasquet of of we are watching you. The future number one and number two players on the tour and I it was kind of light. Yes yes for one person. Not so much for the other but That's kind of take away from this moment and the fact the federal this season I think he went something like it was something like eighty one and four or something is reckless losses. Were very few and far between and I think that's kind of what made this movement say APP. It was the fact that here. We Harry is wild number. One you know on King on top of his And Richard Gasquet this young up and coming Frenchman comedy onto the say. No one really knows a lot about him I think he I think he played the previous year and he sucked in early on. Well he just come through. I think at fifteen he say. Three days earlier he'd breaks heat qualified for that ornaments. I think that was really the first time the world to him so he had a form that he managed to qualify without a set three years earlier but this was a he's big may even yeah eighteen and it was. It didn't really get any occupied team. Really get any better for him. I mean we talk about you. Know Ah saw you never really. I guess a really great win and this is you know in a tournament is have you beaten Federer? Nfl The same event and gasquet had that opportunity. In Monte Carlo Federal then he came up against Nepal in semifinal. Actually was Santa. Break up to Wilson able to kind of plow the by. I don't know if a federal matule tickets to his tickets told him you must have been quite tired guy to court with Rafeh reports. I think for me. Yeah ICAN looking back on kind of gas gays career now It feels like this was. This was probably the best matchy he played in his career meandered more than one of them. I would say I would say say. He had quite a lot of trouble. Closing matches out and eat. Always be one of those players. He wouldn't quite trust across the finish line and I guess at this point in his career he was a bit more fair less than went for an eight year old in the third tie-break he was able to to gave without finish line. But we haven't really seen him since. Then you know at the crunch of of the match the at the end Besam. Yeah not she. Federal did say off the match. He said he didn't know if gasquet would be able to produce kind of the lights out Tennessee. He did still on that day. Say which our guest is true. I guess it hasn't managed to maintain that so the full Ray Go insane and he did it and federal laws which is a big shock at the time and I guess the base is probably the most telling statistic of your kind of casquets career. And how almost kind of plateaued? Before he kind of make a dent on the very patchy loans of the rankings was gas gays kind of head to head against the dial in azoff. Twenty twenty. He's open sixteen against the Dow and two two and eighteen against federal. So I think that speaks about you. Know Yes that. This may was so happy because he went on to achieve. It was kind of like he got so far. Be Each. It just was not a not so of level. Maybe we people were expecting him to get to based off you know based off of this tournament. Yeah no show on trade to know the other match. He beat federal. Because I can't think of off the top of my head but listeners but how she can help us out with this was I think or something like that. Maybe we want to say it was. I'VE INDIAN WELLS WILL CINCINNATI. Be Completely Wrong. Messes up your head. Kp vetere but yeah. There is a kind of a another moment for me. That was really epic just into kind of a match monte-carlo but came obviously you're ratified. You probably got many moments from Monte Carlo. And you're GONNA YOU'RE GONNA. You're argue to me. What what what may view in in in the Dow was was great Fi. Well every year the wattage come on. Now I mean I've I've got a couple but I have to start really with the first time. I think that refer played Federer at Monte Carlo. So this was two thousand six and they paid three. Monte Kali finals in a row actually see referendum. All of them to this was kind of the first Paul of the first final in two thousand six and it was only the second meet on clay actually and it was. This was a pretty pretty place financially in terms of out of three they had it Monte Carlo so it was four set so this time they were still playing five-set most as far as I know exactly when they would it change but we have six two six seven. Six three seven say accept full set tiebreak. So it's almost four long match. Which as she does seem a bit crazy Formosa's final now but yeah it was. It was the second meeting on clay. I think it kind of solidified for me. Rafters dominance a federal on the clay. Because he beats him at Roland Garros in the semi finals the before but I think yes she can beat someone wants to do again is obviously it just again and again and again and then it went on the less chance vetter had of of beating reference lab basically for me as well? You know. This isn't just Rafeh winning and being of great so me eat a federal never has won the Monte Carlo title and this mattress will be the closest he came you know get into the final word and get into four sets of Rafeh and if there was never one to our? He's he's lost all of his finals. He's being in the tournament of C. Three to reference and one to stand a bit later on but Federer's yesterday the Bay Tournament for Federal. I guess it hasn't helped. He's he came up against refereed. Release Finals but I think this is really just showed that you know. I'm sorry federal there. You may still be waiting a while and you lose an awful lot on the tennis court but own clay you all setting the world number one. I guess this match just helped cement not going forwards. This was a time when it felt like literally every final of significance was federal versus Nadal. And I thought I did my research. This baby and I was looking kind of the other clay court finals. They hadn't few. I think kind of a few weeks later in the in the Rome final the had an absolute bond stormer which was again maddow coming out on top in a five hour mini epic five sets seven five in the in the final set tiebreak. Dowell and Gaydos got looking at the g cheap and party. This was the match that Todd bosses fighters for best of five to three sets the year after in Monty Python. It was like a razor set straight-sets rougher than say base age was intimately as ridiculous on the League for girls to Pay Five F. I knew in the mosque is a bad and I. I think they made the right call on that one but yeah. I think these sorts of finals a federal dow went four hours in Monte Carlo. And then they went five hours in Rabia. It was like it just shows you. How a traditional clay court tennis and when you have your really fast combat lighten Adele Light Roger Federer Nicole in the peak of that in the peak of that powers is back in two thousand six. It was never going to be a match that was straightforward and it felt like it had kind of momentum swings you know when you know one one one set and the other one the other side and it really felt like it could have gone either way kind of you know. Even Connor that full set tiebreak. It felt like so far like on a knife on a knife edge to the very very last moments and again it could very easily have gone have gone five. Yeah and I think to be federal erasmo specialist to to kind of beat the number one and half these epic battles at batch isn't come through them. Say Oversee meant a lot to reference never ivory of c shaped occupies their careers and inspired them to both become better player is because I think over that period of time two thousand six two thousand seven two thousand eight. They played yeah and astronomical number of times and it was almost like every week. We were getting treated to this federal battle and at the time. I mean I guess with each passing match. It became more more significant. What we what we were getting but when you look back or anything of that really what was like the Golden Age. I guess of the rivalry because it was just they were playing say frequently a I guess you know. Obviously federal career especially on clay would have been so much. We'll say very different if Rafeh hadn't of been there because you know in recent years he's been skipping the clay court season hasn't nee and was he won garrison two thousand nine but Paul from referee has been his his bogeyman on the clay. And I guess Monte Carlo just kind of demonstrate as well you know. Federal is never won this tournament and most probably would have done. Obviously if he hadn't come up against Raffarin three of these final. Say were yeah. It's And I'm sure that rain final that ding-dong they had will be on that when we come to review a couple of weeks not one as well. But let's let's move to all next paper because again this is one of your have your moments and this is. I GUESS EPIC. Nece to it because because you are actually there for yes probably seems like a bit of a run of the bill match for me this like a personal moment because it was the first time I went to Monte Carlo and it was two thousand twelve and breath for one the ornament played Novak in the final but this time this was kind of the era where nave out was just beating you. Everyone he'd had amazing season in two thousand and eleven is every time he played. Rafeh rapper based in these couldn't get in because I think he'd lost yes. He'd lost his last seven matches against Jovic including the lost three slam finals. So as a fan myself that like looking forward to the final. You've referenced joke which I thought. Oh go she is going to be Jovic again isn't it and I thought well if if African just got one win against him you know and clay like they soupy great like and I just I just thought. Oh you need to like stop. The role needs to kind of end. This this losing streak with navy and I was kind of ood prepared for some really intense like stressful match but it was from it was very serene it was six three six one straight-sets and me and my friends were just sitting there like. Oh we can just celebrate now. It was very enjoyable pleasant afternoon. And it for me. That was the first time I've actually seen rougher win. A title live as well. I of final had been T- with Heyman say it was just a really nice personal moment for me and I always wanted to go to Monte Carlo and if anyone thinking about gang when everything's back up and running and you haven't been then do because it's the most beautiful tournament. I think he could gate kids Stephanie. Right up there and I would happily go to every year. Forget but I think in the match itself it was very run of the mill but I know Jacovic was struggling. I think with some personal issues that were going on at that time. So of course. It certainly wasn't anything a genuine matchup. 'cause Navy was very off a but I think for me it just as a side from being a personal way but I just think rafferty needed this as a confidence boost going into the classes and that year because I think he just be left quite demoralized by nave domination over the last year. Yeah if it felt like if if he was going to break that losing streak was going to happen in Monte-carlo 'cause this was you know this title number eight wasn't it forever. And he had he had now built up this kind of aura that when he played in Monte Carlo Hey was narrowed an invincible and say even when someone is good and as great as Novak Djokovic steps on on the face up against him he would still kind of a on on the Monte Carlo. He would expect to kind of come away You know and win. Say I think that for me is kind of why this is epic is kind of like it it? It stop the raw and yet if almost felt like he needed to it had to happen had to have happened at Monte Kali. Yeah completely agree. And as I said before for Rafeh fans. I'm sure any day. Monte Carlo is is you know you feel like is extra special for him to retain not dominance there and to get to there and yeah I mean it's just oviously Yeah I mean it was just I. I think I mentioned a couple of episodes that I had some clay from the core of Karla. It was this way you got it from. Yeah go into the cool after is a nicer of chee-chen FDA up yeah say yeah. Many many foreign memories from from one Scott well came. It hasn't all been serene for Nadal at Monte Carlo and I think the movement not serene that serene this was broken was In two thousand thirteen Novak Djokovic. She was kind of well number. One time ended his eight year winning run at the Monte call him masses beat him in straight sets six two seven six For me as a said it kind of as because of this or that Nepal had had built up. It felt like the Dow Cave Klay. It felt like evacuate stolen his crown because the sort of infants ability. The Nidal had kind of go from Monaco. Carlo I think he was forty. Six consecutive matches one in the tournament. A Novak comes along kind of stops the stops that streak and you takes the crown from him. It was it was a big deal. It was a big moment. You know now dow leasing it Monte Carlo. I it's it's the start of the clay season you know. People are always going to wonder who is he at the peak of his powers. I'm not sure can they can could Novak Djokovic do it. Yeah I agree and I was actually at this final as well say. I was a bit like okay. Had One win you lease so rough a win the before fair enough. Novak and have this one but yeah it was a bit like Oh reference finally lost a Monte Carlo but it has to happen at some point and I think sometimes the thought of is worse than actually is when it happens and yet navy totally deserved to win this matchy. He was the better player and He was just say much more improved on the final from twelve months before and I think at the time. He was also carrying bitcoin injuries. They have done that and not be perhaps physically present as well was very impressive for over. Asli he has gone on to win. Burn Garros and reach several other road and gas finals and he is an exceptional player. So it was probably well-deserved. He won Montreal at some point. Especially at you know he does live in Monte Carlo as well so he feels like I guess it's a home from home for him says a nice moment for him to win. Win Not Setting. Yes yeah I think he was? I think he injured his ankle. Something in a Davis Cup Tie. Serbia before the tournament say was up in the air. I think actually where he was going to play. Which makes it even more incredible that he won the total. I think he lost like his first three matches tournament of Ood went three sets and I think it going into the final. You would have obviously backs in the dollar and the fact that you know. He came away win in straight sets. A I think you can have almost kind of. There's no sort of as no if issues. I feel like you. You would have wanted a ball. You would wanted to see a more kind of a closer final but the fact that you the achievement. I think is what makes us may epic the fact that yeah. He broke the forty. Forty six match winning streak at Monte Carlo. Obviously I think for me. You know you lost monte-carlo what does this mean for the French Apron. You know you think. Oh is he. Is He not going to win? Anything on clay this season but you know he went onto win the fretting. That was yeah. That was the year he played. Farah and the French Open final. What happens Jovovich and not? Just think over the referee semi in that that was it. I remember yet okay. You didn't sort of as much as you remember where you were. I think I was hiding in a copy at work. Checking the live schools in my pain during that semi final say. Yeah but oversee eat a revocation through and one writer Garissa Anyway so it was sort of disastrous. I'm yeah the well the next moment. We'RE GOING TO DISCUSS. As Roma's ten victory at Monte Carlo which it was very very important for the history books because he became the first player in the open era to win the same. Atp EVENT Ten Times Oversee he then went on to complete the Decima. You know ten titles at and also at the French Open so. This final was very straightforward. He played a Albatross Romo which Ramos Vanilla in in the final which You know I think it was. It was hoped it was going to be a rougher. Vavrinec final. I think Stan lost in the Semis Raffles. I came through against David Goffin Which was a match. The is remembered? I guess all the wrong reasons because those kind of a key moment and I think golf on was a break up in the first set and then like the umpire. Cedric Maria. You like basically kind of Abc Took it upon himself. Almost got to be a villain of the piece and point replayed when the Dow was having no qualms about it and essentially golfing went from. I think forty up to three O on and it was just kind of it. Just kind of snowballed from there and it was kind of. I guess kind of the players. The we've been talking about the Dalit Federa- a joke of it. You have come kind of rule nidal jock vitry comes kind of ruled Monte Carlo shelves the other players have kind of made them up but let Decima I mean ten. Titles that is that is a phenomenal. Achievement is something that we you know. It's very is very reckless and to see happen three times in one clay court swing is in is incredible and again. It's it's one of those where I think what makes it. Epic is the the history of the Mo of the achievement not necessarily the match itself because the final was a bit of a blowout. I mean six one. Six three seventy six minutes. That was absolutely no way not going to be losing to las in in the semifinals and sorry in the in the final and I I it was again it was it was. Kinda like this point. The Dow his or back because when you went into that franchise in such great form and I think he had lost lost thirty five games in home. It just shows you that this Casey's an Rafeh backed is invincible. Best K. was extremely Doberman wasn't dot year this thousand and eighteen if I'm if I'm Ryan and was just completely completely. I'm for Undergrad. I think R- Lost Claes in wars to team in Rome but then rather beat team in the final of the French. Open that year. Say Yeah Paul Albert rumour that he only had one thing coming in that Sunday off knee. Monte-carlo would have been allowed to to beat Rafa on that day. Something that would be. That would have just being greedy. Routing Refahs Decima But yes no this was. This was a lovely lovely moment forever or knee historically courts of of Monte Carlo. And yet again just just not ching these titles up like nobody's business but very important numerical. I suppose achievements on this one and that was that was in a game that was in two thousand seventeen on and on the old route on to that to that title amazement. Next maybe not one for British fans is another again match I can recall was Rafeh versus kyle up and in inbound to In roundtable the twenty seventeen months caller again. This was a moment. I think it was epic because I didn't think we realized at the time 'cause Rafic county came through in three sets but like looking back on it and you know this place as Rafeh would eventually have looking back on that match. Edmund really pushed to the limit and you know it went kind of deepen that kind of you kind of left. Wondering how is we're GONNA CRUSH OUT IN MONTE CARLO? Before before the final yeah obviously. Gi Joe Twenty. Call a number of times And Yeah I genuinely thought rougher was going to lease at one point and that was like you know I mean obviously I wanted to call up and say well you know for a fan oversee of call. It was quite nice. Does she play at British players. So you didn't get that very often. I think in the round before kyle had out. She'd taken out Donovan. So I think when I look to the rule before I sort of you know flew out Monte Carlo or whatever obviously oh he's going to face either way am whoever it's going to be and yeah interesting this much rough obey Gold Edmund in the first set. So you thought okay. This is going to be a walk in the park and then Edmund. Just tell you we just thought well. I'm going to gave this now. And you know. His full hand came out. And you know just everyone was kind of like. Oh He's this guy. Oversee got the crowd support because they wanted to match and yeah took the second set seven five and that went into the third and he thought. Oh Gosh like this could genuinely. Gabby the way up you know one. I was thinking but oversee the longest net when told need a raffle started to really just kind of take a up a note and I think break Edmund like the crucial sevens game and from there you know the rest who's GonNa quite straightforward say. But yet for me. This is the match that I think really gave Koyo. She'll of confidence to compete at the top level because say less than a year after this match he was. Let the semifinals via straight. So I think this was kind of solve that build up traces where he was just getting his form. Greg and sharing us actually that he's doing good competitor on clay which is not something we have to say about purchase on Clay Abor. Kyle just shows us he. He's extremely like you know he's a he's a threat. Clay Yeah He. He's a very efficient play over you know. Regardless of what surfaces surfeit surface he plays on and yeah. It was great to see for me. This was the Maxima say. He announced his full had to and I think with someone like Raffarin core. It was. Yeah as you said it kind of his his proving ground and I think the crowd woman is kind of in a state of shock about kind of what you know what was going on and as the Saturday kind of the fact that the Progress I that was a Bagel. You know. I'm sure the crowd would thinking is going to be woken the puck and the classic six love six three victory but no kind of went to three sets and I think it just came out of that kind of came out of nowhere and it was kind of a real kind of result in the loss as a British fan. I was kind of like a was disappointed but at the same time I was like well. He's just taken a saddle. Rafeh monte-carlo that is good to kind of Is a very good result in itself for someone for someone like Carl up and I just wanted to add actually cable today. If you remember what your at this batch was coming to hear some clips achieve a bird interrupted. The third sat like really pivotal. Moment it just kind of like I tried to light shoe off and ate like a ladder of the of the Bayside. It was kind of a lighthearted relief. Yeah what was kind of a? Yeah it was quite tense match. I mean from what I remember. I think that day as well. I'm sure navy tussle with public arena restore some someone. That was a number of good matches that day from what I remember by date. Remember the bird. I love it when a bird interrupts tennis match like Marie Osborne had kitchens. I'll I'll put the. I'll put the moment on on twitter. If any liquor. The bird in question upset the upset. The match yeah. That was certainly another epic moment and our final epic moments actually is one that doesn't really involve rather doesn't involve Federa. Well actually sorry it does involve but not not in the way came you at one. It's some it's fabulous folk. Nanny winning the title in one thousand nine hundred and when he took out. Rafeh Anri in the semi finals. Ep In straight-sets actually and he played Dusan live rich in the final and won six three six four. I think this was epic because I think for meany going into tournament in terrible form think he'd won any one of eight matches The kind of this tournament been of dominated by Spanish players over the years and I think no Italian one since the late nineteen sixty seventy nine hundred seventy S. I think so. It was just kind of great. See kind of like someone else win the title and someone you wouldn't really expect and it I for me. I think it was kind of based fascinating about kind of almost this. Almost kind of the twenty nine thousand nine tournament south was that it was just a very bizarre tournament. Because you had. The final was between Tucson lion witch and Fabio Folk. Nina new. These to play is that you would have expected to get to the final and to make even more. Bizarre lavish didn't even drop a set. Didn't drop a set getting their fog. Ni kind of took out in Dall- in in the semifinals and think afterwards he said that was one of if not his worst match was clay court matches in fourteen years. Being on the tool. Say it just shows you that you know they. They can't be beated. He has to pay pretty bobby. It ought to be yeah. It wasn't a good day for but he's he was very respectful interface at deserve to lose. Which Fair Enough? I believe those last year to me. That feels like about three years ago. I didn't know if that was just me I? I was shocked that Shijo year. That's mad but yeah I mean that's what is it was a nice moment for me. 'cause I guess that's the biggest title that he's ever won in his career. You Masters Series event. Say I also monte-carlo it's it's right on the border with Italy. Say this law of Italian fans So it would always felt like playing a home. I think Paulie and Yeah I mean he deserved. It would be a random fine. Oh I don't think it will be dating what anyone could predict. That was going to happen that year. But I mean is one of those folk. Nanny is one of those players that he does have it in his locker because I think when he beat Rafi became only the fourth man to to have three or more victories against Raffarin clay-court. Yes he has. I think at Ball Selena before I think for many an iphone any also be rougher the US Open one is almost verbatim for Rafeh in certain situations. And I noticed actually looking at do son lawyer which is Progress through to that final. He beat your favorite Joe in the first round pick theory is probably was just got beat dominate team. Own Verbiage that I don't say team was playing in Monterey either because obviously base apemen Rafeh coach the right on garrison a couple of weeks. Eight say oversee didn't put the rest of clay court season in disarray. Too much. Yeah it was just as I said. It's very bizarre final. I think one kind of look back on. It's kind of like Fiqh Ni-ni we share you just this guy on his day. We don't know when that day is going to be but that day. He does have the kind of tools in his locker to be someone like Rafael Nadal. On Clay Cool and. I'm sure he may prophetic on that. As something like the Italian Open in Rome but to get one over on you know in Monte Carlo that must have been that must have been such a such good failing in the fact that he was then able to go on and win. The tournament is probably a very special memory for him and and Darrow. Say That might be the biggest tournament. Yeah. He wins in in his career. I think he probably will we. I mean he knows. If they'll I mean I just hate as a monte-carlo twenty twenty one that we can get teeth. Antique is We have a memory. Say That kind of brings us to a place for a trip down memory lane so Joel D do. You have perhaps a favourite moving out of all the ones that we've touched on today. Yes I am going to go for. It was lovely to hear your cases for the rapper. Babies like Jovic running out so the kind of the for me kind of Decima is like that is a massive moment in terms of the history books. But I'm actually going to go for the gas gay federal match in two thousand five as my kind of ultimately and because of the almost because I think of the significance of that match kind of different Pau paths that kind of You gasquet and Nidal too often that tournament you know these were to play is coming up three. The coming up has young citizen. It just shows you in Tennessee. It's kind of. It is a fickle out in it can I? It can go one way or the other but it doesn't always work out like that and I think it's you know. I think that sort of tournament kind of showed us the starting off. That full gasquet Nidal was. You know we've got gasquet arguably reaching the peak of his career so Eliade glory days of thousand five yet for me. I am going to go for the two thousand twelve. Which is the one that I was lucky enough to be of K? It was straightforward final. I think for me that it was an essential win for rapids. Kind of stop that run of matches going against him You know with with Djokovic think that was other day in hindsight I just feel like it had a sort of critical because obviously I just would worried if Novak had beaten referendum day she would know about wasn't ready is best for his best record. Loss set match. Then that would be notes boding well for the rest of the Clay Court sees not yet that number eight so very significant again and yeah I mean I say many RAF amendment suggests or maybe s is hard but I think that was one I at that much so I think personally. That was part of my favorite tennis. Maybe try to list. We could have had list just made up of rough listeners. Less they what do you think? What was your favorite ultimate moment from Monte-carlo over the years have we have. We missed one out. Let us know You can contact us on social media of course at passing pod. 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CoCo Vandeweghe: U.S. Olympian and Tennis Champion

Phil in the Blanks

1:09:58 hr | 1 year ago

CoCo Vandeweghe: U.S. Olympian and Tennis Champion

"I know what he's talking about here this is insane oh you're playing with the flu i would start with the flu for like a week eight before the australian open started what is vice do you have for players wanna get to the next level i think there's two things where was the jump what happened in you can't just say a practice or i was a bad practice so what happened there you often wonder what kind of fall spring you get when you get champions together and they start having children in their children start having children well if you wanna know all you have to do is look at the vander way family because champions beget championship beget champions and today we're talking the cocoa vander way she's a good friend of mine she is a lights out tennis player one the devils at usa opened last year and she's also funny she's opinionated she knows what she wants and she is not bashful about telling you we just played tennis recently so she's taught me about what i can't do and what she can so cocoa vander way you're gonna love this young lady she's smart sharp and she is one come saturday first here we go today's show is sponsored by procure maker of rosa care cream formulated the clear flushed read buckskin cars by rosacea try rosa care today and get a three dollar discount on amazon using the code three shell procure heels dot com slash fill in used a code three phil that's the number three plus fill all one word and make sure you type it in all caps pod swaggie is your one one stop shop for podcast mertz like shirts who these stickers posters mugs assessories in more so shop fill in the blanks collection today at pod swag dot com slash doctor phil that's pod swag dot com slash ddr phil first off from really unsold extremely right in front of very famous family that's for sure so tell me about your parents and your family overall my family overall i lose my grandparents my mom was a single mom so i knew my grandparents like second parents basically and they both lives with me until they both passed away anes by it starts where my grandfather who played the mb aj hey out as well is going to medical school he did a lot of other things behind the scenes were president eisenhower and you actually help build the staple center 'em that we now know today 'em yes and then my grandmother 'em shows miss america in nineteen fifty two her story is actually really crazy how she became miss america she was raised mormon and the bishop of the church said that the women of the united states i need a great role model and it was actually a first ever passion she ever entered in an so how their their love stories really cool my grandfather evaded her for a long time because he just thought she was a beauty queen and i don't have time for beauty queen on doing medical school and playing and they ambi aid 'em he actually played with a my grandmother's brother mel hutchence in the ambi aj an finally he got tricked into taking my grandmother 'em to a career in new york city an fell in love with her in hardly spent a day apart since that moment worm and then it goes my uncle kiki 'em he played in the mbh for many years is now a working for them bj as well she's worked for a couple of other teams then it goes my mom a shoe the two time olympian into different sports swimming first in seventy six with also gonna compete in eighty but that was the boycott year so he was unable to compete and when she that happened she decided she was gonna sit on the beach and be a beach bum she's gonna use cla at the time and her dad called her up and said either you play another sporting get a job and so she tried to sitting on the beach and california's she saw beach volleyball and thought oh i could do this never play volleyball in her life and walk onto you cla team and they said you're here on scholarship the swim we want you to swim said forget that transferred sc played indoor volleyball for sc and made the national team 'em in played in the eighty four olympics were then it goes my aunt heather who is a a doctor now retired but she played professional horse polo and then my other uncle brooke fanned away who played pro beach volleyball that's my a basic lineage and then luge yep the my older brother played d one volleyball pepper dine he now works for yelp and me and then i have to younger siblings who are trying to figure figure it out for themselves so ten years younger or a fluke my little sister is very athletic she's a trying out for the national team in water polo oh wow yes my old a younger brother is six foot eight a not as athletic but very much and a computer coding and loves it wow he's six foot at sixteen yeah grew whether he's not as athletic as what we deem athletic but he tries he really enjoys playing basketball but he's way more into computer coding to each their own two billion courage you to be loaded with the pressure pressure to get started into it i think it was pressure more so once you starting to take us for a sport seriously ends a it was just something that you did in my family and my mom's role was if you're inside you're doing homework so you might as well go outside and play and i was not studious type so i definitely chose to be outside playing sports and i played a lot of sports were you a student right off i had grades i was expected to make a if i got below about a three seven that was unacceptable but other than that i did not try or excel to go any further than that how did you decide onto this 'cause you're talking basketball volleyball swimming you've got at all when you're dna so why tunis a swimming was never gonna be it because my mother did not want her daughter to be in a pool at five pm 'cause she went through it and you're you're a volleyball i did not like because i could only hit the ball one time basketball i love i played basketball for a very long time it was something my grandfather and i did together gather a lot but a tennis became my sports actually through my older brother i was younger sister were year and a half apart that just followed him around in the everything and my mom basically knowing that put him into tennis knowing i would follow him and i ended up just liking it a lot through a bad year in basketball because tennis a singular an i didn't have to worry about other girls on the team did you know road where you're gonna be good i was actually a really bad junior i i started playing at eleven years old and i was really bad i i just was inexperienced i didn't have the time on court because not only was i late starting in tennis and tennis terms but i also played many other sports i was playing soccer basketball and tennis all at the same time anna finally took ten seriously at thirteen and i went professional at sixteen so it was about when i was fifteen almost sixteen years old where i start to be be decent end at least thinking i was a hot shot in my own way an that sixteen i wanna junior you us open run an i had no aspirations to go to school i want it to be a professional and i had the opportunity you need to do so true when you wanna move junior sobering was a surprise to you very much so i couldn't even get into the tournament on my own ranking so there's two sets of rankings there's a i tf earnings which is worldwide and then there's so you sj rankings which is only in a united states so i needed a wildcard from the u s t h to be able to play in the usa open juniors road and you wanna firm walker yes i did i did yeah above the real shocker it was a shocker everyone including myself in in a certain way but i being the top junior in the united states i honestly thought i was the best junior in the world because in at the time we had the williams sisters lindsey downpour jennifer capriati hall of famers from the united states so if you were good in america you were good in the world i didn't have that i tf experience of playing on a world stage so going in there no one knew who i was so i think it was more of a shock for everyone else more so than myself yeah then you play differently them a lot of women at the time because you play really aggressively you attack the ball i i do and i also come forward into the net even now that's still pretty rare in in the game is going towards that facet of having the finish up at the net because there's basically two types of players there's the aggressor in the defensive player end if the girls are getting more athletic as well as just tennis and athletes in general are getting more athletic so it's harder to get the ball by them if you're gay aggressor so you have to basically take time away and tennis is about angles so if i'm coming forward i'm taking time away and and being able to finish off the point a lot easier so what you're training road you remember what do you do drawing right now i'm doing a lot of rehab because of my ankle injury from wimbledon but my normal training is i'm in the gym at about eighty m i finish at ten i go straight into tennis practice i then break for lunch i either have another test practice or another gym antennas practice with this review very cool that is my ankle yes that's straight after a nice little grapefruit on their oh i did it about two hours earlier when i called out the trainer did come out on court because i was in pain we took off the taping it looked exactly like that and then i played two more hours on it didn't hurt at the time when you were playing this bears did later oh yes and no i think throbbing actually bothers me more so than immediate pain so i was in pain throbbing way and it ended up being a osteo fights in front of the ankle and a ligament tears so oh rural it if they lose it did yes mess who so it's it's been a long rehab process and unfortunately i haven't had time to rest to get the information out of there because this happened in july which is peak summer season for us and there's just no opportunity the break so right now i have for more tournament left in singapore and then i'll break up until next year but i've been a basically doing rehab for two straight weeks now no tennis oh is what you wouldn't happen yes froze did you win or well it was it was funny because i i actually i don't know if i would say i was competitive but it's winning at in a weird way of maybe it was the girl knowing that i'm injured and not knowing what to do at that point because i can play with you mentally but also in the game style that i can't play i'm capable of of doing things quickly in in in a ferocious way the point quick i couldn't move so i had to show the gopher winners essentially a book seemed to work and it worked i lost eight six in the third set i was going to retire in the first set but i kept winning so it's like well maybe who knows how bad it actually is i had no idea so i thought maybe all it's just the normal ankles ankle sprain i'm gonna be a little bit sore but it turned out not to be that how much burgers now i would say it's about seventy eighty percent there where i'm it's more the confidence of i'm not gonna feel pain moving that's the hardest part do they say it'll get completely better yes yes if you were gonna change something about your game what would it be i would say my patience level yeah i don't feel i always on a consistent basis have a good patience level so take me through this 'cause they're a lot of people that are listening right now the play tennis and there were a lot of people that don't play but they watch in your game is probably on the short list of the most entertaining games out there would you agree i mean you're not gonna be bored watching you play i i would hope not it's gonna be fireworks yes and i don't mean just fireworks of you getting fired up but i mean you're gonna hit shots people don't get see real often 'cause like you say you come in you attack the ball but take me through this when you get impatient you'll see rube a it's it starts with boredom for me dream where it happens during a match because we do something so many times in in a repetitive situation and we play from january first up until the first week in november so were playing for a lot of months at a time i mean i know everyone sees the grand slams but that like you a soap and there are five tournaments in before the usa open or not starting from straight after wimbledon so we're playing five weeks straight going into to the usa open end you get bored of what you do a not every day you're going to war super excited about what you're doing or firing on all cylinders or you know maybe you woke up feeling a little bit sick or something's going on at home or or whatever it may be and i think for me it starts was boredom of a not having a clear mindset of what i'm gonna do or i this is happening to easily so this isn't as exciting anymore more if you remember you're bored what do you do i have triggers so i work with a mental coach and i have triggers to a stop myself out of it it's a it starts with visualizing for me so i start the night before and i visualize the situation that may or may not happen as far as i look at the stadium that i'm going to be in their opponent across the net all these things i'm visualizing with the mp three tape and then i will listen to it again the morning of end that i will go out warm up go practice and then warm up again for the match anes so i'll sit on the changeovers and visualize if i'm receiving i will visualize okay this how i wanna hit the forehand return or the back in return 'em end if i'm serving it goes the same way this where i wanna serve the first point how it's going to look from a bird's eye view and also from actual my point of view okay so you play out in your who yes when you see it from above yes when you see do you see yourself mechanically you see yourself hitting the shot it depends what i'm working on so if i'm working on through the week in advance or what my coaches been telling me it can be technical it can be about mechanics of where i want the contact to be of how i want the back swing to feel like or it can be a mental mine mindset of okay go get the ball be aggressive because i'm being too passive and i'm and getting dictated early so it is very situational do you believe in muscle memory yes when you're visualizing do you feel the muscle memory do you include junior visuals i definitely count on that 'em from the hours of practice i do that and when it's more nervous situation because i do get nervous and different portions of a match aunt when you're nervous i think muscle memory is definitely going to kick in do you ever get on the court and feel or somebody somebody screwed somebody else's arms on who you're voting for all of a sudden you can't find the ball that's happened a handful of times so usually first rounds at grand slams that happens more i'm so nervous a that i it's like i forgot how to play tennis and also the worst one i've ever experienced is playing for my country inside cap it took me three of four tries to feel like oh yes i can't play tennis i'm sorry that you go through there but i am so glad to hear here that somebody else does that mean even a pro because i play every day and sometimes i get out there and honest to god i feel like somebody screwed somebody else's arms on my buddy i can't get my arm to go were supposed to can hit the ball i cannot you the ball over the moon merge moves it's so bizarre attendance works like that it's it's that's why it's so amazing when someone is at the end of the week of a tournament because there's only one winner at the end of the week so they were especially grand slams you're able to perform for two weeks straight at a peak panicle state yeah you hit the ball flat compared to a lot of people mhm do you do that on purpose have you develop your game that way or is that just the way you learned distort wheels that was the way i learned start west i've actually am instill am trying to create more topspin in heaviness of the ball 'em so the weight of my shot is really felt 'em instead of just brutal but even more so if it's if it's right in here versus up above a you're strike zone which is above your shoulder then if you're not a strong up here so it's it's even more of a chance that they will miss or if it's download if i decide the slice so you had someone for him that's a heavy bowl of never hid it but i've watched two thousand tons of people i get some good pop on it i do i do do you know how fast it is oh probably high eighties nineties drugs drug agreement i think there was some there were some article or statute that came out i believe it was during wimbledon of the top a men versus the top women that were in the quarterfinals idols anes a their shot a mph and it was significantly higher on the women's side actually more so than the men 'em but mine was top warner to definitely on their own you're moving to the bowl if you're standing still maybe it's eighties when they make you move bad idea i love a good running for hanno sampras that's what i'm saying if you're game when they make you move bad ideas they're much better off just to just to detour dennis i get bored at lennon mistake happens most will distribute to you because there's a lot faster when you have to run together which is a good thing i guess if you're in a match do you consider yourself a better front runner or you better coming from behind front runner i feel like i'm a better front runner just because they're like my serve it's it's demoralizing 'em it's it's there's there's very few times i'll get broken so if i get a leader early 'em then it will come to my advantage that's why i like to receive at the start because if i can get that early break it's very demoralizing in panic sets enfor my opponents is so crazy mental game you know it really is i know every player is different but do you have a mindset when you start at match like some people start out feeling their opponent out trying to find their weaknesses and then exploit the where do you start out to dictate the pace of the match you start out trying to establish sturbridge to certain shock to dominate will do you have a strategy but you start out with there's different every time yes i i have a general strategy 'em it does change what the type of player that you're playing against 'em but it definitely is a strategy strategy to dominate early and i get into a mind frame of 'em basically hating my opponent because that's what i need to be able to be competitive anes if i if i showed up presence and in that are older than i definitely feel better and i believe then that my game and my best is better than your best no matter who it is and because if you're going out thinking oh my backhands not as good as as their shot end if i get stuck into the back hank corner too many times i'm in trouble then you've already lost on that side so i don't i don't think like that so it's definitely a dominating 'em are oppressed inside trying come out outwith do you think you could beat anybody in the world yes i used to have on the court do you believe there's nobody you put over there would be i honestly believe that because if there's what what else my competing for i'm i'm competing for the trophy at the end of the week an aunt or the gold medal or the fed cup cup for for team usa so i honestly don't don't think i can't not beat somebody do you stay away from other players on the tour i am not a social butterfly but you travel let them so much that you have to have fans out there pete sampras is a longtime friend of mine and he said he quit for two reasons when he quit he said one was he just got tired tired of the regiment tation he said he had the sleep in a room certain degrees here the eat certain foods eight hours a day of training or practicing or whatever and the other thing he said it just got lonely because he said i can't be around any other players because it will ruin the mystique should they get to know you familiarity breeds contempt and he said it's kinda like you gotta blow funeral and if you spend more time room short see you assume you lose touch you believer i could see that i can say that i don't i think it's based on everyone's personality i i don't know pete pete that well but from my personality i in general don't like big social circles i don't like to be out and about all that much i like to be very quiet but i definitely agree tennis and tennis tore is extremely lonely only it's very difficult that's why we build our own little teams win coach physio trainer whoever you want to implement as you're team anes you stick very close to them because you know you hold you're card steer chest be i mean it's so he described that very well if if there's a change in the armor they will exploit exploited yeah it's just harder for you deploy rough room with somebody you don't really know no no i i grew up with boy so it's not that big of a deal to me when i grow up what's being around my older brother and his friends and i can i can put it to the side i other people can't and a lot of girls camp but it's not a big deal to me but you know i'm actually probably more intense and and more a in their face a little bit do you ever go through boom tour a tour through girls would you are moving those yes yes i definitely do 'em bethany matic sands 'em shelby rogers a i've unforeseen by doubles partner now now ashley party from australia to 'em come out of his shell in and hang with me a lot more 'em but i i keep it in about a three four person close knit circle do you hit with boomer used to coach no i hit with other their players 'em it doesn't matter if it's them or anyone else i i enjoy it 'em because i hit with my coach so much when i'm at home that it's nice to see a different ball a different pace 'em a different idea and to try things against a a year opponents any other girls through weeks and weeks but you traveled together so i i enjoy hitting with other girls what do you think maria sharapova shoes never one of my favorite players growing up 'em i didn't like a the whole drug sequence 'em of how it was handled by the wtmj as well as 'em how she mainly how she was walking and back so easily i i'm very much into a clean sport and that was a little bit frustrating because it's it was change more so for name more than an actual what happened in let's stay by the rules and by the book 'em but other than that i had no real interactions with tears i can't personally now now her it was surprising that she came back so fast i mean i was surprised because she was worn and as i understand it a number of times it wasn't like it was a surprise monitor saying she was told this is not okay this is not okay this is not okay it's not okay and kept doing it anyway what you get at the i believe it's around october september you get this passport is what they call it of the upcoming a things that are going to be banned or suspended or you know changed as how much of it dosage you could have anes 'em from what i read her agent handles all that and he a basically dropped the ball and didn't inform her that this drug was going to be be taken off of being okay to take end the funny part was that if we actually had a blood drawing the start of the week got australia where it actually got picked up but didn't get picked up in that tests and actually got picked up when she made the quarters where you have to do another drug testing in the quarterfinals so that's actually the most interesting part for me as as far as the a basically breaking the testing of who dropped the ball there has not come up in a blood test a week before but coming up in a quarterfinal about a week week and a half later you talked about her doing dirty tricks during wimbledon in twenty fifteen disrupting you're serve right like certain sort of what was she doing so i i felt so it's very much gamesmanship as far as she would you're supposed to not be 'em moving around during a motion 'em it's hinder it's on the play it's like if a ball kid dropped the ball during a swing or you're starting promotion or ball came came over from another court you stop and you you restart so she was doing it in between a first and second serves and i felt it was a hindrance and it was being done on purpose because she didn't start doing this a firm the first point first ball she start doing it in the third set so that's it she had start doing it from the first point first ball i wouldn't have had a problem with it but since it was obviously not 'em done it was not done in a professional manner of you know fairplay fair game so you said something i told the umpire 'em i felt that she was doing it on purpose and that because the umpires supposed to be able to 'em lay something not it's not the players stop just say something 'em and the umpires i believe if i remember correctly told me that she didn't see it and i said well pay attention to it because this is what's happening if you see something mark the in they don't see where you say something to the border you shouldn't have to do their job would you say something into the boyer i probably would if it was bothering me enough 'em just just because i i don't i i didn't grow up in the white collar tennis world i grew up in and in team sports world where you're able to talk trash to opponents and and be able to call them on their bluff and i don't think i would have a problem with it now you've broken a few wreckage yes do you do it to pump yourself up or do you do it because you're frustrated it's william pulsing both both i think it's a it initially started a frustration station but if i'm feeling like i'm lacking in a way of i don't have the energy in the fire going in my belly than it's it's definitely they pumped up thing which is which is weird i i'd love to play with passion so i think it's it's a m basically letting out some some steam in in frustration one and to to kind of 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and energy 'em and i was waiting for bananas come onto the court because i was literally the only thing i could stomach at that moment anes there is no bananas on court which usually there are those rooms saws waiting forum in the unpire decided it wasn't a a good enough reason to wait and then it was during a set break so there is a minute and a half time to do it but and i it literally came i took a bite and put it down he deemed that i wasn't starting play on time so i got fined for that and then same point in the match a later on i basically said some coarse language and got fined for that so the combination list ten grand course languished whom no oh no yeah just in general just in general who's the essentially on the choice of words i would have picked better ones but you know the moment and you're sick and not feeling well i can't blame anything that happened oh you're playing with the flu alistair with the flu for like a week before the australian open started this hot them or die so i gotta ask you about serena sure we all know what's from what would you tony romo my take is is to two things one two wrongs don't make a right and i both i think both her and the unpire were wrong 'em but there has to be understanding standing of that when you're competing for two weeks you are emotionally physically just everything exhausted because it it's that that much energy is being drained out of you play for two weeks weeks and be around all these people have your game face on every time you go in do the interviews maybe there's some outside influences going on and so what is actually normal of her to do is to break her racket to basically light a fire under herself anes i think the the coaching call from the unpire was probably the wrong call 'em i thought the coaching thing was so so mundane that it will really wasn't a big deal 'em which counts as a warning and then the breaking the rack at one end to appoint an what i think she didn't understand i realize was that she actually received a warning for the coaching so that's what what cetera for a post point and then i don't think the unpire did anything to defuse the situation and unfortunately that just robbed every one of a real potentially a really good final and all the ticket holders of really good match and that's not what umpires job is is not influence a match his job is to call the score make sure everyone's playing fair an an basically make sure everything's going kosher end he influenced a match and his decisions it's a who win any kind of official becomes the outcome determinative to factor in a match i don't care baseball football anything that's why i like playing last two minutes last quarter of any game let them play the especially playoffs or or anything like that mbh championships you don't see the ticky tack fouls being called you and just just let them play there's high emotions going on and athletes are living on a high emotion to be able let's say compete to that extent however she didn't let it go now just kept on and on and on and i do believe this because i was there the night before i wasn't there that day but i was there the night before and it is totally possible but she did not hear and understand that she had gotten a warning yes in fact i thought that she thought they had resolved solved it that'd be showing up and said you know i don't cheat i don't need the g m he said i get it they had a civil good exchange and i thought she thought he said okay gotcha i thought she thought the deals over i agree so i thought she thought would you broke the record burt was the warning correct that's that's what i think she was on about but because she went on and on and wouldn't let it go i think that's his fault for not diffusing saying the situation of instead of antagonizing in keeping on poking situation and stoking the fire he could've probably figured out a better way of all right let's resolve this in a way of i'm right you're wrong were were not going to agree agree disagree whatever the it ends up happening but i felt like he was more stoking the fire then actually calming the situation down i think he knew what reverberate was an older over and said listen i don't know if you know what's going on here but i'm just telling you as a courtesy here you need to shut up or there's gonna be a problem of just throwing it is so loud an ash stadium that you can't hear anything do you can't hear anything from someone this close says you and i are saying something let alone when you're at the baseline which is twenty odd yards away and he's in a on pyre chair you can't hear anything that's happening even if they're calling a score on the microphone you hardly hear that it's just so loud in they're willfully roofer member she introduced her when she swimming no now there's no reason to shore winning what's going wrong it could be her way of lighting a fire under herself and taking and maybe throwing her opponent offer game 'em to basically you know realize what you're doing how many times do you see a person realize they're about to beat a top player and then completely choke so maybe it was just slow down the game slowdown this the 'em in and get a nice komi to realize she's about to win usa open and beat serena and the process you could also be an excuse to lose i didn't think of that i stole it from me wasn't me with them in shoes to lose only serena knows what the true answer yes exactly but she's a great player yes and a great garage spent lots of time really good citizen i think she's a great ambassador for the game oh norwell but i know her and she's not i've spent a long time with her on and off the court as what fed cup teams and just being up in around and i really enjoy serena's time do you think you're spiciness your energy you're persian you wouldn't tunes would you know i wouldn't wanna join i know i know it's easy to say yes i would love to take away the racket breaking or the or the fist pumps of of emotion of come on but honestly it's it's my it's my perogative and also i this is why i enjoy i enjoy the passion i enjoy being entertaining because i do play for the fans i i that's why i fell in love with tennis was one because i am extremely competitive just in the way i was raised had to be 'em but also number two i enjoy feeling the passion from the crowd whether there for you against you or what ever have it be it's exciting it's exciting to be out there and when a crowd is really involved in into a match rodeo do you ever get into verbal barbara's you're opponent no no you'll never go back and forth no high i've never had a situation like that i've never felt it necessary little crowded parts were these terms i don't think so i i wouldn't i i don't think i'd be the first person i pick a fight with that's for sure i don't think i'd give that kind of idea no you don't pull from little and plus i think that's more of an american thing the kind of quite been barb and there's so many europeans eastern europeans 'em south americans all through the tour that it's just you know not i definitely do that when i'm practicing with other americans but you know it's it's just i think it's kind of are are thing are the way we were raised in sports you're talking trash i enjoy it i think it's a lotta fun so you have a lot of people that follow you on social media is you're very popular players i mean people love you're lifestyle they love you're look they love your game love you're persona do you engage roof people on social media sometimes sometimes i don't i actually don't like social media all that much i think it's you know comes with the job of of what you have to do i they think social media is good and bad i i i'm a fan of sharing my life in my story i think it's it's inspiring to see you know the good the bad the ugly and i think show show that in in what i do hooters bother you i think you'd be crazy to say they don't 'em because it's it's crazy that people think it's okay to talk to other people in this way i i would never i mean it's it's because of the betting culture that's around tennis 'em but also i think people just love to tear down other people right now and in the society that were in which is awful even from reporters i think they love to tear down people and i grew up idolizing sports figures and they were heroes i mean who didn't wanna be like my kid grew and but now all they wanna do is find the click bait can go around in an tear you down which i think is awful in in the sporting community a column keyboard bullies yes there i'll guarantee you they would never say this to you and no way no way ever say to you in my early a ran into someone in england an actually asam you know what what's you're dealing and they immediately back down an end a psych sorry sorry didn't mean i lost you know two thousand dollars on you and i was like so why don't you know don't don't don't go out there and that two thousand dollars on me i'm not gonna win every time i've got haters and all you can't do what i do and deal with emotional issues everyday in a bring bring out certain people i've had critics of the show and i thought okay you know what let's just talk to him and so we thought we'll just follow the trail contact five of these people people invite him to come let's just have a panel and just tell us what it is i mean people were just going on and on and on and on identified father contacted all five of them they didn't watch the show had never ever seen the show that's so crazy they solve promos but had actually never seen the show from start to finish and when you ask to say we want you to come and talk about it let's do it will fly you they'll say well do the whole thing in this will you know i actually don't watch the show me that just cowardice or they just don't wanna openly admit it i mean they're cowards guy less i've talked to professionals that have rendered opinions about the show and we contact them just talk privately they won't actually watch the show generally my sense is are you kidding me that's why i don't pay much attention more 'cause most seven were living in their grandmothers bush who rides through the lens frustrating is like okay you could say oh you played a crummy match or something like that but the ones that frustrate me the most or that decide you're you're moral compass by watching you go play tennis match or watch you play for three games like what do you talking about here this is insane juno wife that's what makes me crazy so what else do you look up to i my favorite athletes growing up 'em i i played soccer because of mia hamm that are outside my family a then i would have to say i really enjoyed michael jordan 'em i then probably felt slits huge 'em romeo but i i enjoyed sports i really i really do enjoy sports and i'm a avid sports fan i i do i'm one of one of the regulars gillers that is bombed one my team is losing in an super pumped and will try to go to a game if i can if you were gonna change something you're about to miss what would it be oh tons a there's there's a lot happening i saying 'em in in tennis i i feel in the marketing capacity i think everyone that there's a casual tennis fan only watches grand slams which are marketed as extremely well and they make a profit because of that anes during the regular season the regular tour i don't believe it's it's done as well 'em as well as the amount of say so that the players have in general all 'em there's there's these meetings and powers and whatever have you but what actually gets done i'm was actually important is so it never happens is never executed so i i think i think there's a couple of things i also hate that they put in these rules that were players are never consulted about like the shot clock 'em rule the time a daring walkout change it ends actually in in the warm up players were never consulted so i would i would like that just stop by like us to be consulted before new ideas that actually change in a sport 'em ended up going into play they really don't talk to open up and now we were not consulted really they just said were gonna do this in who makes a decision well further usa open the usa does doesn't seem right no and they luckily are 'em bodies of the wtmj and the atp decided to put in the twentyfive second shot clock into the upcoming tournament so we could get used to it 'em but it's really it's really frustrating when those things happen yes windows the shot clock start when the unpire called score will go soon as she says the score yes no matter where the players are yes so if you're both at the and he goes the score you both have to go back and go i draw or whatever israel the story of oxnard or they enforcing it yes i think it's very discretionary which makes it also difficult 'em but there's so many moving parts in just happening on the tennis court with the ball kids in on pires anes you know the crowd settling and things like that where you know for me i think it hinders all that of how's the crowds supposed to get engaged in in hyped up or you know whistle and blew a situation when they only have twenty five seconds when they play player has to be applying ready to go that's no fun you know there's no momentum bruno it stops the momentum everytime and i think it's just a complete oversight and plus you know kids drop the ball or they're not paying attention or whatever it is and or like you said were both at net and have to walk back and were in at the usa open when it's the craziest hottest summer i think i've ever been a part of over there and you're sweating like crazy and he got a dry off otherwise that racket coming flying out of your hand because it's so so hot yoga studio some on behalf of all the tennis players that are out there that just you know they call impacts or whatever the display country club players weekend players whatever what advice do you have for players that wanna get to the next level wanna be those people that they can't be now wanna go up from a three five two four four two four five what did bush would you give somebody the take their game to the next level i think there's there's two things one nothing beats practice and it's it's not i i grew up with the johnny wouldn't pyramid of success so practice makes perfect play so it's not just blah's they are eight i'm just out here was my buds 'em going through the motions it's actually intentive practice which could be thirty minutes it could be an hour it doesn't have to be more than that as long as it's done with a purpose and you're actually getting work done 'em in second have fun i think things get too seriously seriously put out there with numbers and i wanna beat this person or that it will come success comes when you when you work for it there's there's no doubt about that and a replay infer like forty years i didn't play as a junior anything but i've been playing since crushed with a child i guess and we still do two on one drills you know where you get a bucket that and just pounding holy god you're dying ten minutes alone yes just unbelievable yeah you're about to fall off their legs laser bernie m knees were shot for the last ten years anyway but you you really were using groove shot and you start you'll snap it it really makes a difference yeah say it repetition tennis's repetition game and you know that's what i think what muscle memory album well i've got a clay court my house and a lot of the top players particularly in the spring when they're heading into the french come there and workout i watch those guys and you know they'll come out and play but they do exactly what you're saying they drill drill real drill drill and they'll go on the clock like five minutes or ten minutes all out nonstop i mean this is a ball this coach shows another one out there in it's like a ten minute point for the new stop move move move starting june washington boost exploring it's it's kind of a science because you wanna train how you're going to play man you know most most points are thirty seconds long 'em but you also have only twenty five seconds to be back at full full top speed so it kind of depends what the coach of what you're going to be working on whether it's all right let's let's push him or her right now and let's try and keep the ball and play for fifty shots in a row and we're gonna work on the mental game or actually let's burn his or her legs out an oregon a runner run him are a lot more you know you said you were the good is a junior at some level you want the great and then you before the two years sober sixteen where was the jump for what happened in you can't just say a practice or i was a bad practice what happened deuce genetics i think genetics definitely helped 'em as far as me being able to learn things quickly a but also i think it also helped i played a lot of sports that was a that was a good athlete before owes a good tennis player and i it shows in my game now that i'm still a way better athlete than i am a tennis player but also i think you're game the moon bolers what which i grew up with that hit the ball so high they basically disappear once you hit like under six teams and under eighteen and that's when the power players start cream rises to the top and so i was i was just finally coming into my own as first of all maturing one i was very immature and still was up until about twenty i i honestly didn't become a professional professional till i was twenty where i was sacrificing you know what i actually you know social life family life all right like pete sampras you have to go to bed at a certain time eat a certain thing all all these things that come into play but us thirteen i was like okay if things are clicking for me my techniques coming easier my my power is still there i'm able to hit the locations on my serve end still be a better athlete than these girls in a little luck comes along the way my grandfather was told me better lucky in that sometimes there is a lot of it just been athleticism i get that i started college on a football scholarship and got a bad head injury so i took except tennyson finished college on a ten a scholarship i'd never played before and just by being an athlete i was able to barely make it onto a small school tennis team in play for year just it's about being an athlete you know them there looks like oh whoa you're not supposed to hit it like that but i was able to get there and get back over the new right and athleticism does play a big part yes yes i think that definitely shop me a few notches ahead way earlier than i probably shutouts i've watched you play a lot a lot and there's some of those about you the you'll be fiery you'll be pissed off you're breaking a racket you'll be going back back and forth whereas they referee or why judge an you seem like you're the tasmanian devil out of control just really pissed off until you turn around and encounter a ball boy or girl and then all of a sudden it clicks and you're never harsher mean with them that tells me you're never over control no i i would i my i was raised better than that they get the easiest way 'em the state it as far as i still get calls that from my mom that but you know better sort of conversations 'em i did raise you like that all all that still happens now at twenty six boom you look like you're just like oh she's she's losing control and then you'll turn around through beaubourg you'll see if you're yeah i i always say a no water please and because you know their kids they're they're out there i mean some might be super in tennis you could be their idol or or someone that they they've been dynasty and meet an i i love doing doing the kids clinics and and being around them and saying thank you i actually had a ball girl pass out on me one time during wild and oc when she got overheated 'em and carrier off the court goes like this poor girl and ice are afterwards and and gave her a a racket 'em but it's their kids i mean what what do you gonna be mad at their phone call is just you and me fills me she's never really out of control because she's always most of the kids yeah i i always will be i may get impatient but i'm an older sibling i can handle it the heart sumer when you turn to recuse the philosophy when you turn to i am a big softie that's what everyone says even though i i do look like a crazy intense like angry person but i am a big softie so who is the sleeper right now who's the young girl a fourteen fifteen who's coming up we should watch for i wouldn't have the slightest idea you haven't seen him well we don't interact with them through so i wouldn't have the slightest idea i i wish i we we would would as far as 'em 'cause at fifteen sixteen that they're all fourteen fifteen they're good enough to practice and training 'em i honestly would have loved that as as a fourteen fifteen year old have of a professional say hey come over let's go practice for a week and you know as federa does it a whole bunch where he has the young guns calm but i have no interaction with them and i don't know who's who's fault that as it might be my fault that i should be more into it but i agree i would love to i mean for myself i would've loved to have had someone take me under their wing so i wouldn't mind at all you in symptoms are worried about is spend a lotta time in europe in the summer i play tennis everyday when i'm in europe and i go to the neighborhood courts i'll play it monte carlo country club and stuff but i go like into the bay a blue into the label ably racquet club over in the neighborhood in santa margarita just back in a neighborhood where it's just a clay court in the middle of the apartment complex something middle of the day middle of the week every record is full of kids i mean every court everyday fully kids all day long and i drive around here dallas elway whatever courts they're not at full they're much more passionate about it over there and i see now that they're starting programs that they're really starting to pull kids in more over here and i'm really glad to see that i think i think it's actually gonna be really interesting in the upcoming years for for all sports just first of all i think tennis is an has gotten too expensive i think but i also think a lot of sports have with all these you know club programs and and things that you have to get your kid into 'em otherwise they're not gonna be seen by college scout and all those things cost money in and that's gonna take a kid away from that sport and so it's gonna be interesting in the upcoming years the see what kind of athletes it's a usa is gonna produce because not only that were were losing kids from swertz because once they just can't afford it but also were singular sporting so many kids so young that it take that it's like no you still have to be a good athlete and go socialize with their friends go play three sports time very that's all i did growing up me so i didn't know any other way there is no like oh no you have to go play tennis and only tennis so early it's like no news football basketball rolling drug yeah right so it's gonna be interesting to see how what you know the uss gonna be able to produce out of out of what the the leagues are doing now as you know the essay used and and whatnot it's gonna be tough do you have turned a social or sexually just in the desert without some girlfriends hanging out it's good to have some balance so wrong yes i gotta get away from i actually i'm kind of a i get asked about this you know even in the test tour of i keep a good balance of a social life as well as a professional life where i go i do the tourists things i go see the roman colosseum i go skydiving i i went 'em i do all sorts of things because i'm not all about tennis i liked to do other things so what do you do for fun if you're not going to end this what do you do for really fun for for really fun well i play golf that's one thing i like to do 'em i just start scuba diving my older brother got me into it through 'em i actually went scott a shark diving with him in the bahamas so is crazy and then i i like to be my family as crazy as it as it is since i travel so much just doing regular home things of sitting on my couch and doing nothing is super enjoyable to me 'cause i don't get to do that all that much but i'll be on a california kid i i'll be at the beach most of the time be my fun fun times who you are screwing garb yes i do do did you feed the sharks a they brought down chom we're living in like a pow circle and they brought chaman feed into the metal it was through my second time diving by myself and i was scared out of my mind was there during the treadmill sue so yes but we were not till you keep her shoulders together yes yes i don't look like a pj nothing so far flying around where he might get that talked to the guy the senate chainmail suit have it scuba diver i is he's never been bitten where it's broken the skin through the chain real searing but he said he has his arm yanked out of socket for five times oh my gosh because they hold it out on a poker you know along shack and they say the shark hits it enrolls at the same time it doesn't come off clean it snaps his arm so fast it three or four times did he had the come up with his arm out of sock it to the top and they put his arm back inside goodness i did not know this before i went to the you noticed is the hit it they hit it and rural yes yes it comes off the stick but it doesn't come off the stick it staff disarm so fast is coming out of socket oh my gosh i thought it's crazy enough that they were just putting the sharks the sleet there hypnotizing allowing those crazy enough i did at one time enuma thought what the hell am i doing my uncle burke said he probably should riskier life once a year and so i'm i'm trying to lift that goals last year i went skydiving will they're doing their nor am i ever going to i i might do it again but i'm not i'm not sure winner where what kind of showers could not convinced myself to jump out of a perfectly good airplane i would i'm actually gonna do it again i always my mom said i can't do it until my career is over but i would i would do it so i won't do enjoy down bill i went with my coach an my physio 'em we're actually talking about it in a a tournament transportation protection car in perth australia that you know my physio had done it in romania and it was so cool i wanna hit every continent that's my bucket list of like yeah i've been talking about it with my cousin my older brother we're talking about doing it and the guy driving car said my son in law actually fly the plane for the the parachuting an so then i was like can you hook us up an literally two three days later we we did it where you could there to measure linked to the somebody yes you have you ever go i won't do it so so i need someone else to be responsible no oh no the scariest part like i thought it would feel like a roller coaster like this you're stomach is kind of floating it didn't feel like that and it didn't feel like you know when you have those dreams that you're following didn't feel like that where your it's it's so it didn't feel like anything with usc scariest part was you felt like you couldn't breathe the air is moving so fast and it's so cold told you felt like you weren't breathing that was the scariest part where you have it we had a full minute freefall so we're pretty high i don't remember it'd be posting three pro easily yeah i think i think were ten actually were double digit over four minutes to go pretty far i gotta do the parachute and everything this is so cool so you'll do it again i would do it again i might have to keep my promise to my mom and do it at the end of my career but you're yeah so what are you gonna do after tennis i'll probably have to get a real job no i won't be capable i don't know i would probably hopefully be liking something i always thought that i wouldn't i would stop playing tennis s when i didn't love it anymore side probably hopefully find something else i love a lot more new and i'd be doing that and said i don't know exactly what that will be canossa yourselves stralia new to this some other worried or coach jr announcing i don't think it'd be capable of coaching just because i know the sacrifice i expect from my coach as far as investment time energy that i don't think i could do it all over again for a student or a few pool of any type but announcing yes i i think i could do that as far as like an academy or something like that i don't think i'd be interested in that really but you never know never say never know if your go do something moved to in this world will be m i would love to do motivational speaking i actually enjoy speaking i enjoy being in front of of people i was just in a san francisco doing hey a panel conversation for a train like a girl and and to inspire any sort of individual is is a real feel good feeling for me i grew up going to the wind cea anes 'em being around you know kids that were paralyzed and didn't have the privileges i had of just working functioning limbs and for me to give back in that way shape or form i opened up a tennis court in compton area and just to give back and in engage with with kids and children or adults is is great i love engaging with people so i think motivational speaking as far as also giving back to the military i i would also do that well i can tell you when you have someone that has achieved what you've achieved and conquered the barriers in goals that you've conquered in gotten to the heights that you have in this sport people listen to someone like you when you go out and speak they get messy trauma champion nick and say these with the things that idea this is what worked for me these with the obstacles in how they were overcome i'll tell people go to school and that they study that you would have a hell of an audience says a motivational speaker a promise you you would be good at that it's it'd be so much easier to learn from my mistakes really the things you've done right the things you've done i mean those things what people wanna know logo school under the new changes lawrence when we do i reebok's constantly of of you know the different athletes of what they've gone through i just finished the all blacks book 'em the new zealand rugby team and it's it's really inspiring i'm always inspired by that sort of stuff you'll be good to you got a good sense of humor brick wheelbarrows thank super doing this well thank you for having me if you would like to watch the video of this entire interview please go the doctor phil's you to channel an subscribe it's free and you will find this interview in a whole lot more

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