7 Burst results for "Rafa Roger"
The Tennis.com Podcast
"rafa roger" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"I think, when I look at the young guns. So who's going to be the first to emerge? I think it's got to be our careers. I think when you look at his skill set, his toughness, but also his physicality. I feel like when you look at our careers, his body is maturing at a point that's passed a great player like Tommy Paul for a great player like TFO. Or even a great player like center. You know, I just feel like he's got a stronger body. He's got better balance, and I think he's tougher when he needs to be. And I think those three things will make him the first of the young guns. You know, to sort of break through. And I don't consider very of a young gun anymore. I don't consider team a young gun anymore, right? So those guys are gonna of those two out of four slams. You gotta put zverev at one of them, right? Potential to win one of them. But I think the other one will go to a young guy and it would have to be algae as. And I really sure who else you want to put center, I think, has a lot of maturing to do from a physicality standpoint. When you start to look at two weeks and 7 matches, I don't know he has the legs yet. And the shoulders yet to make it through 7. Exactly. I agree, totally. Senator got the brilliant shot making all that, but I think you're right. He still has another year or two to grow into his body. You know, we saw zverev like that when he was an older teen, working with Andy Andy Murray's former trainer jazz green. And they really helped shape him physically to be the kind of physical animal he is. And I think you have to see a little bit of that from sinner developing that physical side to become one of those guys who's going to be knocking on the door mages. But you're right, alcaraz, he's got a good strong core. He seems to have better balance because it seems like his center of gravity is a little bit lower than sinner. Senator is a little bit higher. I mean, all these guys are super talented and a lot of things can unfold in a draw. But those guys clearly have the edge of who's going to make that next breakthrough. Sinners consistently there. Alcaraz has been knocking on the door, played well in New York last year. So maybe it's going to happen in New York. It's all happening very quickly. I think we're seeing in the women's tour. What it's going to be like after Rafa roger and Novak depart the game. You're going to see a lot of players scooping up grants them titles like you're seeing on the WTA. So many young talented players who maybe are sort of that elite championship lovable Serena Williams, but they're collecting major titles. And what's going to happen on the men's side when that gang at the top is gone. You know, because I think they're going about 6 guys who won majors since 2006 other than the big four. I mean, it's crazy. It's hard to comprehend how much these guys have dominated the game. But when those guys move aside, we're going to see a lot of that shocking transition that we're seeing in the WTA now. Last question, I'll let you go. Who is your prediction for the U.S. open both on the mends and the women?
The Tennis.com Podcast
"rafa roger" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"Room. I want to treat myself. I think to live alone to rent a house. Yeah, because I wouldn't go before. When I was 22, I love to have my house. But I wasn't sure I am going to make it with money, you know? But when I get into the top hundred, I decide to, yeah, I can have a house. I can rent a house. And now I have a better house that when I was through. But yeah, I think that's that was the first important thing that I invest on. So it wasn't like a Gucci bag. Yeah, I mean, yes, I have both, if I'm back. But for me, it was more important the house, yeah. So we talked about what it was when it was like, you know, when you were outside of the top hundred. And when you look at Italian tennis players, now there's so many. You got center, Barry tini, yourselves, Trevor design. I mean, bronzetti is so many people. So what happened where there's like all of a sudden this Italian explosion? Was there like a pathway that they found you guys at 6 years old and put you all on? Was it they gave you all money when you were outside of a hundred to support your training your travel? What happened? Yeah, I think the federation always support us, you know, we play fed cup and they support us and yeah, I think they did a great job, especially with the man's, yeah, they are really, yeah, they are like ten, I don't know in the top hundred, maybe now not ten, but still they are many. And they played really good with the woman, we had very good players like schiaparelli, but when they retired, nobody was in the top hundred, maybe just Georgie. And I think for me, Travis and wasn't easy to get into the top hundred because just one player was there. And I think was a little bit tough, but now I think we are in a good position. We are in the top hundred and I think coach. She's a young player, but she has just a surgery in the knee, but she was already a 130. So I think she's going to be back in top hundred soon. So I think now we can do really great results. Yeah. So you talked about how you were earlier in the career you were kind of unsure, right? Yeah. So he was saving money right now. Right? So tell me about your first big win. And then I'm going to ask you about the first match where you kind of got your ass kicked and you were like, oh my goodness, I don't know if I'm ready. Yeah. I think for me, it was really important the match with other anchor in U.S. open. I lost that match, but actually it was the first match that I played really good on hard courts. I lost that match, but I felt very good on court, you know? And then after the U.S. open, I played Porto roza 250, and I wanted tournament. Yeah, for me, it was a really important period, you know? Because I felt that my level was good. Actually, and yeah, because I think a person that has to be sure about her level, you know? I have to be sure about my level. And then when I'm sure I kind of, I feel that this level is mine that I have. I need to be sure. If not, I'm going up and down, up and down. So tell me about a match where you were starting your career and you played and you were like, oh my God. That's like a different I didn't expect that. That's like made you a question. Tell me about that. Everyone has like that match was like, oh my God, this person just like killed me. So many. So many. I remember, actually, with iga shrimp tech in Prague was a, I think, 80,000 or 60,000. But I don't know. She won just Wimbledon junior in that time. And yeah, I was impressed because she was hitting the ball hard and early and I was like, Mamma Mia!, she's so strong. And she's just a kid, right? Yeah. She was just a kid. And I was impressed. I was impressed. But now we know why I was impressed. I don't feel so bad anymore. She became the one in the world. Yeah. So let's pretend that they may mix doubles of thing at like, you know, Indian Wells, Miami, some of the bigger events outside of the grand slams. Who would be your dream mixed doubles partner. But you can't say Rafa. Roger and Djokovic. Somebody else. I don't know. I don't know, maybe I may be seen there. Yeah. He's going to serve faster than return fast. Yeah, but I don't know. I would love to play with all the Italian guys. They are funny, funny guys, good guys, they pay very well. So I think it's going to be nice that was. But maybe it's going to be also the funny doubles with the backup. Yeah. I was so sure. You won't have to Molly because the ball won't come back, right? Yeah. Yeah. The girls are at the end of like, please don't make their turn. Please don't hit the ball to me. I don't want to violate. So Parker, it won't come back. With senator Baldwin come back, you need to use the surface big. Yeah. He's so tough. And you're right, like in the mixed doubles. You need the guy to take the edge off. And let you know, it's okay if you miss. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, I need this. It's not. I'm getting nervous, you know? And you're sweating, you know? Yeah. Well, it was finally nice to hear your voice. I always talk about how I see you and you say hello with your eyes. And you lost your breath. So it was nice to hear your voice. So now I expect to like when I walk past you, you can say, hi. See, I'm going to say hello. Hi. Well, this has been a tennis dot com podcast. I'm your host. We have been with Jasmine Peele. A rising star on the WTA Tour. Thank you, bye bye. Our next guest is David Webb. Fresh off a great run by Jesse pagola. Who, as a late bloomer, you say played by injuries, committed to the game, like the ladies on our last episode through all the injuries and all the tough times. Stay committed to the game, show that she was in love with the game. And David witt has been the guy behind her, helping her maximize her potential and continue to have a great career. We had a chance to listen and talk today not only about Jesse pagola, but also about Richard Williams.
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"rafa roger" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"This was at all sort of a way to sort of get athletes back in line? Because for a while, you know, you think you can think of a handful of athletes in tennis that live, this is kind of like special rules for special people. Rafa roger Novak are on that list, right? There are special rules, Serena as well, for special people. Do you feel like there was a little bit of that where in control we've seen these athletes? Because I thought like the ATP was going to step in. And they have a little bit of power, right? Do you think it was some of that? All complete opinion here, right? Yes, but not in the way you're necessarily speaking. I don't necessarily was a shot against athletes. I think it was a shot against I think it was a localized Australian shot against people who think they're above what the government is trying to stipulate. You know, I mean, look, I don't know the details of it because I'm not up to date with Australian politics, but I do believe the prime minister was up for reelection coming up at some point soon. You're obviously trying to get the people on your side. The outcry was enormously unanimous against Novak not getting vaccinated because they've all had to suffer the consequences for the last two years. Right. So having said that p.m. kind of did what served him best. I can't go into the reasons, whatever. This is just what it looks like on the outside. This guy's collateral damage, and he looks great. He looks like a hero, you know? Being made an example out of no one's above the law. You know, it's tough to, I mean, the first thing that people are going to say is exactly what you said if he's allowed him. Oh, he does not get vaccinated. Oh, that's because he's Novak Djokovic. And, you know, that could be the consent around all the people over there. So it's a tough one. And you know how it is. I mean, over the history of time, can people can do something and sometimes one person gets made an example at it, you know? Let me necessarily know for him to have an uninterrupted next couple of years. Yeah. Do you think he's going to have to get vaccinated? So he doesn't have to fight this fight for another 16 tournament in 2022. Oh, he has to deal with this right now. Because it's a worldwide acceptance.
The GOAT: Serena
"rafa roger" Discussed on The GOAT: Serena
"That she didn't play that many matches. Serena's longevity may have been enhanced by all the time she has missed due to injury and other factors. Serena has had to skip 16 majors since she played her first one. That's four years worth of majors. Roger Federer, who was also 40 years old and the owner of 20 major singles titles, has missed only 8 slams. All within the last 6 years. Also, by focusing on the major events, Serena has saved wear and tear on her body. Serena has played 1007 matches in her career. Martina played 1669. Focusing almost exclusively on the majors was a luxury Navratilova and most other players who came before her did not enjoy. It's no coincidence that right now we have the four people that won the most titles other than Steffi Graf. The white Djokovic Rafa roger and Serena because that's all tennis has become is about the major some other tournaments basically is paid practice. I would play between 7 and 8 matches every season. Singles and then of course I'll play doubles in everything as well. So the mentality was different and then of course the tour was huge. The tour was bigger prize money than the majors. Wow. I just came off the Australian open and Ivan gulag on one 12,000 for winning the Australian open two weeks earlier. And then Chris Evert won the stairs. Just go tournament in 75, two weeks later, and got $10,000. And there was a $50,000 event, but it was 20% of the prize money went to the winner. The earnings of the top pros grew so much over the years that the very best ones can now afford to skip most of the weekly tour events that traditionally carry the game from one major to the next. At the same time, the talent pool has become much deeper and tennis has undoubtedly become more punishing physically. Longevity has also increased due to advances in training, recovery, rehab, and general fitness. Martina, you were a pioneer of fitness and off court training and you really revolutionized players approach to that to that aspect in your career. How important was that to your longevity and even when you look at Serena's longevity, how well she's played post 30. Do you see that? Do you see a correlation between that? Yeah, I think so well, first of all, we are pretty good physical specimens. So there's a good start, all right? The DNA, we are lucky that way. We're lined up right. So we don't have the issues that many people have and have to stop playing. Good bones, like strong bones, and then we worked at it. And for me, it wasn't necessarily to be stronger, but I wanted to be able to hit my serve just as hard in the third set as I did in the first set without losing any control, the stronger rather more control you have as you're hitting the shot. So the safer it is. It wasn't about not getting injured because I wasn't getting injured before, but I just wanted to be quicker and be able to play all out on every single point without trying to save myself for something later. And also just to play the points the right way. And but we didn't know really what to do. So I got my training was kind of old school. And also as far as taking care of your body, that was really novice in that my very first tournament I ever played was in Fort Lauderdale. In fact, and the very first and Apple had to play qualifying in the very first matchup played, I pulled a muscle in my stomach because I was trying to serve harder than playing against the big girls. I was 16 years old. And I was a string beam before I started putting on some weight. The doctor told me to go in the sit in the jacuzzi. Of course it starts throbbing like mad, so I got out, I'm like, well, that's not right. But in order to be to put ice on it, had I put ice on it, I would have been good in two or three days. Instead, for 5 weeks, I played, I was just rolling the serving because I couldn't serve, but we played 8 weeks in a row. Finally, the 5th week I lost first round qualifying. So I had to take a week off and then my stomach healed by another plane. But ice oh my God, nobody knew that. So that's why you see players playing so much longer at full strength because the care that they're getting is perfect from the get go. We were kind of trying to figure it out. So nowadays, players can take care of their bodies so much better when there is a problem. And of course, the care of not getting the problem in the first place is much better. The prevention is much better that they know exactly specifically what exercises to do, et cetera they pay less, I think, but the game is more physical. No doubt about that. But I think the biggest difference is being able to take care of your body that much better. But of course, nutrition, training, stretching, yoga, all that stuff. And if something does go wrong, you can fix it much quicker. There's one other interesting wrinkle here. Serena has been denied one of the great drivers of longevity. Rivalry it's something Martina had with Chris Evert and others. Something Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal have had with each other. A rival pushes and prods you to stay current. In some cases, it's someone you chase. In others, it's someone who's chasing you. The fact that she was denied that kind of motivation speaks volumes about Serena's character as a competitor. We asked Martina for her thoughts on that. I think the closest would be the closest run on. And of course, her sister Venus, but she didn't really she wasn't lucky enough to have it Chris, you know? And there's nothing you can do about that. There were a lot of pretenders. As a ranker, looked like she was heading that way, but then that fizzled out and then she got pregnant. Injured and then she got pregnant and then her the open couple years ago, but that was it. So Venus and Justine, that's it, and that's why you had so many players that have now had the opportunity to win a Grand Slam because I always had that talk, it's like, I grew up with, you know, Martina, I grew up with, you know, Chris, I grew up, you know, with Monica, Steffi, and all that, it's like, you know, so I saw some real goats. So you see having more of a rival as a benefit. Yeah, absolutely. It pushes you. You can only be as good as your opponent. You can't hit great shots if you're not pushed into hitting great shots. You can make yourself a great shot, right? You play with a club player, it's like, nobody's gonna see you hit a great shot because they don't push you to that. And with rivals like that, you have to strive to improve because you can't just kind of hold on to what you have. You have to do better than that. And so Chris and I did that with each other. And maybe we would have won more without the other, but we probably wouldn't have
Yeah, We Said It
"rafa roger" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It
"One tournaments not his especially these people trying to prepare for the grand slam into windows clay tournaments out the woman but oh i have another tweet. Okay so this one goes back while this goes back between nineteen so it says Well there was a tweet from the atp tour account That was talking about on this day. In twenty fifteen and it talked about you know. Novak completing one of the greatest says novak completed one of the greatest. Atp tour seasons of all time lists everything he did. She tweeted and said not one of the greatest be greatest ever at least give factual credit to the menu actively tried to discredit throughout his entire career. Oh my goodness so. All of this is mostly just funny to me Oh so the article states that she made her twitter private earlier this afternoon I'm seeing from. When i was doing my notes that her twitter is now public again but since got real smart and went delete delete delete tweets like a lot of folks again. I'm mentioning. this lightly has just funniest luck to me. But you know interesting in her home. It was real funny. 'cause that's like apply at aw. I can't amby murray Saying just saying whatever is popular at the moment late. He like he just wants a day literally just today exam today or yesterday. He said something about Bacillus billy ends and as well. And he's only man to literally so i mean i can't i don't know where she got that from. I don't know why she would really even dislike. Andy murray of light. Because you know. I'm a definitely i'm very high. Hashtag murray hive so i mean say when i say this but novak has completely tim sideways for most of their career. So i don't really understand where that energy comes from you know when it's alongside that rafa roger energy That makes more sense since she's not a fan. But like why do you dislike. Andy murray reich especially now in twenty twenty one st just another ridiculous novak man. That's all this and the thing is for her. You know it looks bad because you know she's trying to get You know all of these. She's trying to get these allegiances in bring people over to the pta and stuff like that but you're tweeting out such divisiveness also like if you're tweeting about somebody like andy. Murray and that way in any would be somebody that i would think. Novak were probably want on the pta with him as opposed to but you know whatever. She's grabbed her twitter clean saw. This shit has gone now and There were no..
The AO Show
Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev Meet for the Title
"The crusade for the men's singles crown comes to an end tomorrow. And when the undisputed king of rod laver arena novak djokovic takes on russian number-one neil medvedev the world number one djokovic. Gunning for a history-making ninth championship in melbourne. While the russian authors seeking his twenty first consecutive win and first major title to preview the match. I'm joined by not edwards and commentator. Nick mcardle nick at the start of in fact two weeks before this we had you on the show podcast and you picked this matchup is that what led you to make that cole way back. Then let's say lucked out. Let's be honest that wasn't necessarily total. Total fluke made many wrong picks before but coming in you know we talk about the twenty one matches in a row for osaka. It's twenty in a row for daniil. Medvedev the non includes a win over novak djokovic close twenty twenty i think medvedev has really come into his own as someone expects himself not only to go deep. Atp events which we've seen the last couple of years but now to really do at at the grand slam so the drop laid out for him. I think he's played to each match to the level now. Can he bring an eight time. Grand slam australian open champ. Seventeen time major winner novak djokovic. Can he meet that level in a final thoughts really eighty s. What i love most is after medvedev bates itsy pass in that semi final is that he said stride away. All the pressure is on novak. He just load him up because he's plight fonsi before and never lost and it sorta. But i love how he just playfully. Put that out there and look. I think he'll come at. He'll show you'll be a little bit nervous. But i think he's just going to swing freely and that backhands i mean. Gosh they both have terrific backhands. But it's going to be like jock itch playing a twenty five year old vision of himself. It's going to be such an interesting match. I really count. Wait for the all similar. It can not just in court croff necessarily but as personalities both very eloquent and sort of personable somewhat chiming in front of the camera but they do have this white line fever as we know totally. I love those points that you've made and i think medvedeva's become more comfortable without. We sought the us open a couple years ago in the crowd. Really got against him and he used that as fuel which i think djokovic has have that in the past that in the past for sure for sure for jovic against rafa roger. He's felt that too. I really think that it is an opportunity for medvedev lake. Nona saying just swing for the fences and the scary thing is when he swings for the fences. Oftentimes the ball goes in. And i really think he's going to use that experience of beating novak in london last year at the atp finals. He'll really be geared up by that. Yeah i think so too. And i'm really looking forward to. I think the one area that novak can probably try to exploit daniels is that netplay. He's not very good. Let's let's be honest when it comes to netplay so if he can drawer him in a little bit and maybe draw that out. I think that puts pressure on daniel. Bit amid gets off to a flying start is going to be hard to stop.
Beyond The Baseline
"rafa roger" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"Things what you think of as deeply anti patriotic. It is patriotism if you ask those guys what they were doing storming the capital. So we're we're not overthrowing. The government where the patriots were defending the. Yeah out right if you think if you think that the election really was stolen this is this. Is your last moment to protectorate. So that's kind of. I can understand where that's coming from but it doesn't make it right obviously right but i think we have to. Do we have to all take a little bit of time to understand why people do what they do at ended in the conditions that got them there and see what can we do to to address them at this hard like. I feel like we're scrolling. Now can we. Can we click on the. Let's go to the tennis tab with tennessee. No because i i do feel like an and i should point out. We we connected a. You're you're a tennis fan so we connected over. Tell you begin with. But i i've been reading your mail bag for twenty years at least twenty which is kind of amazing. Yeah in college to read it and once in a while in a question and and probably share with my. Family's i get in the mail bag so i was just tickled right when to see that you mentioned The social media a social dilemma. In in your feet. So i i thought it was terrific. I were dating ourselves but when you started reading the mail bag and we did not have this issue we We did not layers. Leave the court and the first thing they get after shaking hands was no grab this little device out of their bag. I think obviously social media penetrates all of our lives and Again we're talking about electricity Point but i do think. Tennis has a really unique relationship with social media for a variety of reasons A i guess. Let's let's sort of start there. I mean what. What have you noticed. tech tennis interacted with intersection with social. Media's how would you characterize out. I think the main thing i wanted to say is that in general top. Tennis flippers are quite outstanding role models. In general for youth they generally do a good job on social media. I feel like there's just a we couldn't ask for much more right just in terms of how they how they act how they conduct themselves. How they you know when they destroy the kinds of speeches they give. They do a really good job. There and several have been very vocal also especially now Asaka serena williams andy murray. They've done a fantastic job. Like rafa roger. I think have all done a lot..