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No US Open for Nadal; Olympics Re-Lived: 2004 Athens
"Fellow folks, and welcome. Once again to the tennis podcast and the latest edition of Olympics relived, we've already lived through the Olympics nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, three to the two thousand in Sydney, and we now arrive at two thousand four Athens Olympics return to it, spurs place one, hundred, four years earlier just before we get onto reliving. Olympic things a little bit of news to one since our last weekly tennis actual tennis based podcast couple of days ago. The knees we've had is the entry list is out for the US Open. And Rafael. Nadal is not on it. He has made an announcement that he will not be playing the USA Open. It is for health risk based reasons, which I think we'll. We'll respect that obviously disappointing for the tournament that that won't be their first. Grand, Slam with neither federal known adult, since Nineteen Ninety nine on the women's side nine. If the world's top turn on the entry list, it's only a number one ashburn on it. Obviously, entry list does not mean list of players that are actually definitely going to play. But it's nonetheless, you know this early stage, a bit of beast for the US Open, and the other bit of News we've had is that. As entirely expected at the Madrid Masters and premium mandatory tournament has been canceled. I. Mean the writing on the wall. That as we discussed on Monday, but it has been formally cancelled. We do understand there's a chance that Kitsch Buell, which is tournament that must get mentioned on every tennis podcast apparently. Might. Now, move. Back a week to take up that place in the calendar where Madrid. We're going to be of I said that quickly enough so that we can move onto Olympic stuff. Is Seen as possible. I mean there are a lot of good players. All over those interests, and as you say, who knows how many of them will end up playing but him and we we knew that the likelihood was the Dow wasn't gonNA play. There was maybe a little bit of doubt about that. When Madrid was canceled perhaps Nadal might have changed his mind, but you said it's at the time you felt that if it was a view on the virus itself and not wanting to travel and it's not going to change and sure enough he made it clear that it was because of his concerns over the virus, he just feels the world isn't ready for that and he's He's not comfortable to travel. I did sort of slightly Riley. Smile. When I saw the pressure relation, the US not even including the dowels name in the release, not even acknowledging that they're defending their reigning champion was not actually going to be there because of the decision he taken and yet they did mention that Roger Federer wasn't going to be there because of his injury I thought that was poor. I think just acknowledging the champion would have been a classier thing to have done, and actually I noticed in Chris. Clarity's piece overnight in the new. York Times that he spoke to the tournament Director Stacey Allaster who? took a completely different tack and pay tribute to refer and said, she looked forward to returning and I think that that is certainly the right way to of played that. But yeah. We've also seen one or two notes overnight of the protocols that the USDA plan to. Employ for covid nineteen testing, and if somebody tests positive in a team or an or apply themselves, the play will just be removed from the tournament and we'll have to isolate and. The words of James Blake really came back to me are upon reading those rules of just what it might take even for the tournaments if it had a lot of. People testing positive in having to be removed from the drawer. How many Coulda draw take you know this? This something I hadn't really considered before and if you're staying independent accommodation, so electing not to stay in the. Official bubble hotels. Then you have to pay for and be responsible for private security to monitor your bubble adherents. which is intense but space slightly reassuring. But goodness me, it's. Any ad, the question remains unanswered of of what the threshold is for that tournament. What's what stage does D stop treating individual cases and start saying as a? Hot Sports that needs to be needs to be shut down and his depressing is that. Prospect. is they they need to have a plan for that scenario?
SIXTEEN most dramatic Wimbledon moments from the last decade countdown
"Hello everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the passing shot. This weekend would have marked of course women finals weekend, so what better time to reminisce and think about some of the most dramatic moments from the championships over the last decade came I've got my I've got my strawberries and cream of got my joker. Pim's and yeah, you looking. We're GONNA. Do Little little countdown yet. We are got some Robinson's to go with my with Alpo cost today because I can't find the payments to the back of my cupboard somewhere. But yeah, we've decided that actually. We normally debate moments boat. Many movements from Wimbledon over the past decade that we were kind of looking back through them. We all just H is just know enough say we're kind of doing this in teapot Sixteen. Tell you to, but we're just GONNA cut you the first eight day on and see how. So many to kind of two three. I'm also mentioned as well I. May my all whites as well summer, and getting into kind of like getting into the the women, the Wimbledon Spirit and Yes listeners, thanks for facts again in touch this. We put out to ask you. What are some of your dramatic moments from the uniform cade and we really appreciate you getting in touch. Who knows maybe you'll maidment will appear on the list, but yes, we will, of course say caveats. This is our list. This is purely our opinion. We think it's a pretty good list. There are some moments that you will be familiar with, but we think there are some vitamins I feel that have been you know maybe not. You might not be as familiar with, but yeah, let's get. Let's get into it starting a number sixteen in our countdown, and it's one I guess you know for British fans is a very a memorable I will say a fairytale story where we him back to Twenty-six. On its Marcus Willis and His run from you free. Pre would qualify to qualify to the main draw. To play Roger Federer. Is this more of a Fairytale Jolan Peter Cold winning Wimbledon in the film that we discussed on our lots podcast. Possibly say yeah. I feel like made some of our listeners from like ABC's might not even know of this story. They might even have never heard of Marcus Willis. British fans probably happen until two thousand sixteen. And Yeah. He came through the qualifying say. He was ranked down at like seven, hundred and seventy two in the world. Qualified One always marched and qualifying obviously. And then came up against recalled this baron case of I. Think he's Lithuanian in the first round, beat him. which she data alone is kind of pre. Wow, considering his ranking and the disparity between between the t pies and then. Who Does he then face in the second round, nee wombat reporter federal himself say oversee. That was going to be prime on sensical. And I guess teacups, isn't it? It's kind of like Oh. Marcus got through the second round. So annoying. He's paying federal. He could have a had charges against someone else, but on the other side is the actually if he's going to get through to the second round for like probably the only time in his career, he might as well Gad parents on Sundays go play unites the greatest champion. Wounds ever seen. Yeah. I, be the. The second camp I think if I'M GONNA. Go Out I. Want to go out in style and you know what better way to to go out. To have to have? Time, one of the greatest cross players of all time across across from you of from the net I think the story for me remarkable because the the the ingrained image I have in my head of Marcus Willis is. Is actually before this it wasn't. It's not baby. It was he was on like. He was like on a challenge tour event, and he had like a can of coke and a malls Baugh. One of his matches and Clemente to is like I think the commentator coming here. It was basically called him Kaufman for from South Park. and was like is this. Is this guy for real? Is The guy really heavy like? A cat of kind of self drake. Y-, you know tennis by the challenge, Tour and It just shows think it shows you the just the. It was just crazy the way he went from this sort of you know position where he wasn't really kind of know. Yes, he was talented, but I think he was really applying himself. It shows you I think it's a story that shows you that. If you do apply yourself, incredible things can happen and. You know, he went from literally like. Fee, Butts Four coaching is. Club. Thirty pounds of our lessons. To Yes said. Roger Federer, thank you very
Federer Comes Of Age
"Hello everyone and welcome to the tennis podcasts. Wimbledon relived. Not Say Manic Monday. Is Strange to think that in an alternate universe rule experiencing the busiest most hectic day, if the tennis calendar down the road, well down the road from me, and that's w nineteen and instead well I didn't know about you, but I'm something my safer why I'm dressed. I was GONNA. Say My pants spur. I'm dressed, but I'm certainly not in A. Poised and ready to. Go on the tally or anything. I mean it is a very different university living in. The the same time I still find myself trying to crowbar these matches into to be able to watch them all in time because we just watched four hours of a match for today's podcast, having recorded yesterday's show, and then we've got tomorrow's look forward to I mean look I'm having the time of my life. I'm relive I'm reliving two thousand and one and loving every single minute of it, but yeah around actually making meals for children and go into the pollock, and all that sort of thing I am struggling a bit to fit it all in hence sleep out today we spending. We're dwelling quite a while in in two thousand and one land. Aren't we today tomorrow? Yeah and it turns out that that's important. Because David didn't see two thousand one Wimbledon. Much of two thousand and one full stop you in a windowless room in the ASS. End of Germany awesome thing. Date I did I missed the entirety of the two thousand one Wimbledon until the final which we'll get onto more tomorrow when we, she watched that as one of them it because the woman doing tomorrow is the two thousand and one men's singles final between Goran, Ivanisevic and Pat, rafter today it's Pete Sampras against Roger Federer in the fourth round, but yet the time. Time I was in my fourth year working for the ACP tool I'd been communications manager for three and a half years traveling around I had informed the powers that be that I would like to have got writing and interviewing and all that sort of thing, and they said okay. Then you can go work on this new thing that we've got called a website. And it's and we produce it in Hamburg Germany. So off. You go to the office that. Germany. Not the end of anywhere I thought it was somewhere a little more. Than that. Politically, it was delightful, delightful The office was Nelson somewhere. And Anyway I'm sitting and get there and I'm like we get to the fourth round magic Monday manic Monday and I'm thinking right. There's a lot of crack matches on here. This Roger Federer against Pete Sampras Tim Henman lighter. which channel is it on here in Germany? And they said it's on premiere I said all right. Where's where's that said? We haven't got that one. So. So I was a little bit dubbed by this and frantically trying to think. How do I get out of this job? But. I've signed up for the rest of the entire week until the weekend when I would go off to Gustad for the tournament that. So anyway, that's when I discovered that actually it was available on BBC radio through their website in inverted commas I that I'd never heard of before, but anyway so I was able to listen to the BBC radio coverage throughout the rest of the week, and that's what made me decide. That I wanted to be a commentator right and that week. And he fight off emails to to the commentators he'd be listening to. You. Yeah Yeah, Inkatha. Who is the tennis correspondent? Richard Evans, very long time experienced respected journalist and reporter send the Sunday Times tennis correspondent Dana coincide of the BBC. And they brought the championships alive for me over in Germany and I mean that's what they do. That's what the job of the radio commentator is for people who can't say to try to bring it alive and. It did the job for me. It made it magical I mean I. I actually think that Wimbledon. If you think of Tim Henman's run as well and everything else that went into it, it was one of the all time. Great. Wimbledon's including the ending. And to listen to it on the radio where your mind is having to do the job for you, because you can't see it, using the words, they they describe and you conjuring images on the back of those words, it makes even more mystical and fantastical David Law. You turn not being able to watch one of the greatest of all time into a positive. Well twenty years on Haram watching it. It's awesome. Win deliveryman in solihull. She's moved on from working in tennis and not being able to watch moved into working in tennis and this year still open. You Up to in two thousand and one. We still shuffling around on your bum. Knows all my eight now right was. Please listen to yesterday's podcast to
Tennis to return, but not as we know it
"To the tennis podcast. It's not relived. It's not. An oral history, it's not Chris Evert week anymore, unfortunately, although I did very much, enjoy a Chris every week it's. It's a tennis podcast with actual sources, tennis based news and talking points in it, which is a very interesting alien prospects don't adjust your whatever device you're listening to his own This is reality. We're GONNA be talking about the prospect of actual live officials sanctioned tennis at some point in the not distant future. Myself Catholics David Law is in the house pro. I know you know doing it this way. Round David, but usually say something a bit more than a day yeah okay yeah. I'll say that Yeah, IT'S A. Visit to I I. Did you think we were done for the year when we were about? Ago Yeah six weeks ago. Yeah, I've I've always been been adjusting my expectations and thoughts and. Hopes etc sort of at every every turn along the way, but oh, yeah, absolutely. There was a long time when I was pretty certain that we've done for the what about Ema. Absolutely. Yes, ME, too. The future is a thing again. We're talking about it rather than the past. I missed the past. Just come to really enjoy the Paul the past safe, certain ground, and suddenly all the uncertainty and Rumor is back and we're not quite sure where we're heading again. Don't worry. It's still got fourteen shows with the past. Garnsey from Wimbledon as things stand at the moment and barring barring. Ya Cataclysmic Star events. Obviously which we've come to expect in life, we are going to be recording five grams slums worth of daily podcasts to Antigua and see which. One makes me all these conspiracy theories about five gene stuff. Was the coronavirus. Some sort of David Law manufactured events in order to find a way for us to produce. More podcasts in the twenty twenty David has the biggest grin on his face. It's definitely the silver lining that I can find Five slams. Yeah, we are. Explained probably explain why. Let's chase of the news because we've actually got. Live actual tennis news to to hit you with. Today today well, actually, it was more yesterday, wasn't it? Because the US Open and I mean it's been a not brilliantly kept secret right it was. It was leaked to the New York Times. It's been it's been all but confirmed for for a few days right? Yeah, it was clearly coming. Decision had been made an frankly even if you go back to late last week, and the all the plans being talked about by the New York Times and John Wertheim has been writing the story as well for sports illustrated, and then we did. We did a conference call. Would Feliciano Lopez with a? Dozen of the British journalist, because this is of course, fever tree championships week should have been the Queen's Club where Lopez won both singles and doubles titles last year, so he was talking to them a little bit about that, but he also really gave chapter and verse about the player meeting they had last week the. Zoom call now we're all we've all suddenly discovered. What zoom is over the last three months? This video conferencing ten. Days David Law I've done a lot of. but on this particular eighty, a planned meeting one they had four hundred players on, and this was the USDA and the the tools tending the players what the plan was to try to make the US Open plant. This is on the ATP side I leave. It turns out none of Novak. Djokovic handed out Roger Federer were on this call, but anyway the had four hundred people on it. And Lopez gave us chapter and verse on on this This media conference about what was said, and the lengths that they were going to to, and also that he was assured he was absolutely sure that it was going to go ahead. The US Open is going to happen. He said he also said it should happen. In my view, it's time the tennis to get rolling because. Bear in mind. He's not just tennis player these days He's a tournament director. He is going to be. Fronting one of the events that will take place in the remaining months of the tennis calendar. That's Madrid. He's the tournament director there, but he had a pretty stark message for the players in that call that we are going to have to accept less prize money. We're going to have to get used to that. We're GONNA have to basically stop being so precious what he was saying and understand be realistic about. The year we're in the climate. We're in the situation we're in
Federer to miss rest of season after second knee op
"And twenty time tennis grand slam champ Roger Federer out for the rest of the season after set back following knee
Kylie Jenner Tops Forbes ' Highest Paid Celebrity List Days After It Debunked Her Billionaire Status
"Like twenty two year old Kylie Jenner still managed to land at the top of Forbes list of the ten highest paid celebrities just days after the magazine to bunker as the world's youngest self made billionaire it's stacking or for a five hundred ninety million dollars salary over the past year that puts her ahead of her brother in law Kanye west Roger Federer Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi and other celebrities like Tyler Perry lebron James and the
Protests continue throughout New York City as 1010 WINS reporter is attacked
"Ten wins reporter Darius Ramsey is also a navy veteran attacked and beaten over the head last night while doing a live report for us in Brooklyn looters breaking into a liquor store realized he was reporting on their looting here somebody column around he was in the middle of a live report then somebody smashed him over the head Roger Federer wins live in Brooklyn areas he tells you didn't realize just how badly he was hurt as far as injuries in my hand those that the apparent to me that you know I did come down hard on the pavement but I came down I bought and I thought I was going to sit there regrouped and I was I had every intention to get up and continue working and then I start I then I started feeling blood dripping down my face and I saw the blood on my clothes and I then I realized this a little more serious he was taken to Kings County hospital treated he's got five stitches above his eyes Jerry is just one of about a half dozen reporters attacked by protesters while trying to do their jobs
Tiger Woods back in Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes
"Came out with their annual listing of athletes who have earned the most money for golfers cracked the top one hundred three in the top twenty five Tiger Woods is number eight on the list he made sixty two point three million dollars last year sixty million of that coming from endorsements and it's the article said that since nineteen ninety six when tiger turned pro he has earned one point five billion dollars from endorsements appearances and course design fees Rory McElroy was fourteenth analysts netting fifty two million last year thirty million from endorsements and don't forget you know anyone the tour championship and the FedExCup he won fifteen million right there Phil Mickelson was twenty five on the Forbes list of top earners as far as athletes go medicine earned eight hundred thousand from playing last year but pulled in forty mil from endorsements and overall Mickelson has made seven hundred and fifty million from endorsements through the years incredible Jordan Spieth's he's on the list at number fifty two despite the fact that he had a poor season last year twenty six million out of twenty seven point six million last year for speed came from endorsements his under armour deals huge and he was at the very top of the list none other than Roger Federer he made a hundred and six point three mil last year with a hundred million of that coming from tournaments
Craig Tiley - Australian Open Tournament Director and Tennis Australia CEO
"Welcomed episode forty eight of the functional tennis podcast. This week we have the great pleasure of speaking to Craig tightly. Ceo of tennis. Australia and director of the Aussie Open. Craig tells us all about his coaching success in college tennis in the states and then move and Australia to work for tennis Australia and the different jobs. He's done there. We also talk about the challenges of the current Cova situation on looking at Grand Slams and the Aussie Open in twenty twenty one. He tells us the first time you met Roger Federer and we've to gray questions sent into a spire instagram fons. It's a great episode. Hope you enjoyed before we get started. Make sure to go over to our new. Instagram account called functional tennis podcast. And give us a follow shed into a podcast sponsors head. I've been using head rackets and says a kid I I had Agassi's ownby racket. Which absolutely loved. I've been using heads on and off really ever. Since but mainly used the radical tried to use the prestige. But I find a wasn't really couldn't always struggle on the double handed pack and with it the radical for me less a bit more room for errands bit more stable for me. So thank you guys. Okay let's talk the Craig. Hi Craig how are you good? Thanks for talking to you from the other side of the world. I. It's amazing top. You're on board. It's really big privilege. Heavy speaking here on. Yes well thank you very much couch to find that Albert. How you became the talk. Mind an tennis Australia and wound most of man in tennis anytime you speak to tennis player. They rave about what you've still not the OSCE open so can't wait to hear Beth dot before we get started. Let's talk a little bit about your early tennis career. I know you're very successful coach in the states head. Did you get involved agenda in the states or let me start out by saying it's always difficult to talk about these things in the context of the of the current climate that we ran and And having to isolate and Dual of things that we need to do to protect health system so so I apologize to beat but late to the call because as you would not which is handled. I in front of the screen on video conferences. But it's all good but Allsteel question out against the US. I was a young kid loved the game and I started later when he starred thirteen four. She was considered extremely nights. And I. I had aspirations to be a a great to be a tennis player and I loved it. I love training playing and was never realized that call and was fortunate. Enough to grow rails. That early enough This trying to make it through the twenties thirties. So one-sided centerstage Katie Myself and finished from military service on the obligations. I had to do in South Africa. Right got on the plane and went to Europe the tennis there and then an answer. GonNa go to the US and get an education. And I went with plans to stay four years and ended up staying for Dean so I think that's kind of be my modus operandi. Chris time they happened will strata was Kinda come for a few years. I being sixteen says I'm getting constant and helping and really enjoying you're making a statement wherever you go on your coach so you end up your coach successful coach at Illinois Your Coach Year Multiple Times. How did you move into coach? Well I think You when you have love the game. I'm made people in this report cost wooden and These many different career opportunities. You haven't you can be administering coaching and playing and officiating at it is. And it's such a global sports go to common language as the lines of the ten school. The highest the net that determine that commonality around the world his great battle. I did match my my love of the game with my desire to help people and those two things came. Together and I agree deal of personal fulfillment and professional satisfaction out of helping other than using vehicle for that. And when you love what you do You willing to constantly always improve and in the lookout for ways to get better and learn from others and and And I look back in hindsight down I think on on reflection and I think that because two things the desire to help people and the love of the game I was able to learn a lot and And we spoke to their slam today and I think that is one of the one of the most of being able to be lucky. Enough have had some success so the coaching side. I loved and I always did enjoyed like challenging the status quo and I enjoyed being told that things wouldn't happen. And when you star they wanted to physicist coaches ahead who was the famous Stuart Doyle from From the University of Arkansas was great to have stood for the team. We started the success and a period of thirteen years. We took a college program from no age of the best in the country for quite a few years and ended up having some many players that went on really well. Kevin Anderson from South Africa was one of the top five in the world recently. And so we've had. It's it's been divorced. Plays that success in fun to watch. The Program says the success that it did but it was. Secret is wakeup rewarding. Do the best you can do. People will treat them how you wanted to be treated because you always going to be decided runaway do on the way down and just look as hard as you can see because look for improved. Button could come. It's a long journey on a short June. I completely agree with you. The daily grind getting open put into hard work. But just getting back to you mentioned dodd. Some listeners here. We solicit snarled and they all know stuey dial of his great tennis abilities. What was he liked back in the day? All should say knows to you'll identify sanity mall. One thing that he did teach the ethics I'll never forget it. It's still resonates with me as what it takes to win a points and what it takes to be good and amount of effort and pain in the work. You've got to go through to do that and His attitude is competitive attitude on On improvement rubbed off. Funny Everyone Cussin' that's why everyone loved because by him and always say you is one of the few met. That's would be willing to go through the same pain himself To prove the others what it is versus telling you what to do.
Sabatinis stylish dominance; Nadal and Federers 2006 classic
"Amy Thank you so much for your support and to everybody that bacteria kickstarter at the end of last year which enabled us to carry on all year long and produced the tennis podcast four. You hope you're enjoying it. We certainly are catherine say. Hello Catherine David. Hello Matt. You're right. Hello yes fine. Thank you good. We have had the most wonderful weekend watching old tennis matches from Rome which we are going to really have with you today from nine hundred ninety two. The story of Gabriella Sabatini is extraordinary. Run in Rome for titles in five years and also talk about how more generally she's one of those players that tends to get forgotten. I'm afraid to say including bias. I can't think of many times that we've mentioned the name Gabriella Sabatini over the last eight years of the tennis podcast. And we're going to put that right today. She also turned fifty as well over the weekend. So feels like a good time to do that. And we're going to go back to the two thousand six men's final between Roger Federer and Rafael. The Dow a dare say many more of you will remember that one and maybe some of you watched it with us over the weekend so lots to talk about before we do that. Let's just mention the news of the week. Which is that more? Tennis TOURNAMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UP until July thirty first on the ATP circuit and the events. The wheelchair events have been announced on the men's side tournaments like a start Baastad Kitzbuehl in Newport or cancel because of the corona virus. And we await to find out what will happen with the American swing in August. But I mean it doesn't sound great so we'll have to wait and see several WTI events until mid-july cancelled as well but no great surprise. I'm afraid Catherine I should say as well following on from songs that could be used for the corona era a particular mention for EJ Stanton on instagram. Who suggests don't stand so close to me from the police. Yep Yep acceptable. Yep that's yeah. I've heard that mentioned a lot of the lowest we were going for more. I don't want to diminish EJ's contribution that we were going. Ooh For more specifically songs that reference the absence of crowd right so rather than sort of general corona virus social distancing song bags which which I feel are. Is anyone else a bit over sort of Korean social distancing song just over the whole thing generally? It's a very very difficult time for cynical people with a dry sense of humor because there's a loss of well intentioned sort of sickly happiness in sort of we're all in this together in we'll come through this and have you considered crafting. You should be crofting. Oh we're GONNA come out of. This is best move well rounded people and you know people that then you bunny the. I'm so over all of that. This folks is Katharine Whitaker. Who has just shown irs her two thousand piece Jigsaw which makes two in a row that she's not together now and she's also about her fiftieth podcast to the air with two weeks worth of dailies to come during Roland Garros Peppy Catherine. Yeah but I'm not. I'm not smugly telling people if you considered podcasting it's it'll make you a better human being during these challenging times. Stephanie my better I have. You always Dunk Jigsaw. No I mean I have on occasion in over the years done the odds Dixon L- but nights definitely I. I'm not doing this to to self improve. I'm enough to pass the time. I'm just impressed. Because not cool or anything they might even be able to hear me through the wolves but my parents started kick those and they're really not very good at them. How can you be? How can you be bad at jiggles? Unless you've got bad eyesight you've done you've done about five of them in the space have been out of the night soaking souls. We're talking two thousand pieces. My parents struggling with five five hundred faces. Maybe they need help just handed over to my kids. If I was doing a jigsaw. There's no why upbeat during it because I just lose know these inch. It's IT'S GONNA sound like one of these awful peppy. People is the IT. It's it's very mindful. It gets me off my phone hawks. Group it it's very it's you can still sort of be watching the telly obviously not physique. And have something on the tally in the background. And be paying attention to it but it gets you off your phone sort of it. Concentrates the mind. Oh God I hate myself move on. Can Multitask is what you're saying? Awesome specifically cannot multitask. So I would say it's a nonstarter. Meanwhile folks we have been putting photos on social media channels of ourselves in one thousand nine hundred ninety two where possible because Matt didn't exist nine hundred ninety two and two thousand and six respectively Matt has created quashed a picture of a tennis magazine on which he as a child prodigy is on the front cover wielding his racket. Like Richard Gasquet aged nine. Except there's no strings in the racquet That's the away so walk away. A few people were taken in by it. It's my absolute probably favorite thing. That's ever happened to me. That people actually think I was on the cover of Tennis magazine. Age Ten it was just at Wimbledon in the. Lta Tent way you could go up and have your have your photo taken in front of a green screen. And they were then imprinted onto ace tennis magazine. And yes they put up there alongside the words the not a the future Wimbledon champion going to all future Wimbledon. Men's having experienced his game. I can tell you what could have happened to a young Merrin Chile church in appearance. Yeah not sure what to say about that. Well he he opened so I'd go with that. Yeah no great. I'm in favor of all. Comparisons to professionals plays a singular. Us Open title is not all Wimbledon. Titles there is it still in underachievement relative. I don't think we're actually doing any matches from two thousand seven for tennis relived. Who knows how long ten is live? We'll be going on. We may have to come to two thousand and seven at some point but I actually went back the following year and appeared on the front cover again. Let's just put it up as a sort of extra what the people working uniform and that one.
Federer: WTA/ATP Should Merge - our reaction; John Millman nearly retired, then beat Federer - our interview
"Hello everybody another tennis. Podcast for you won't we weren't planning to bring you a couple of days ago but you know we just can't get enough of this and the so much going on and yes okay. There's no tennis but the stuff to talk about and we've got an interview with Joe Millman for you so we'll have that later but Catherine is here. Catherine David Selamat had David and the reason. We're convening altogether now. Not just having the Joe Millman interview which had been the original plan until about four hours ago is about twelve twenty eight pm today. Russia Federa- tweeted and what he tweeted was just wondering am I. The only one thinking that now is the time for men and women's tennis to be united and come together as one at which point Catherine and I wanted whether this was a teaser to a bit of content that might be coming out between the two tours because they've been producing causes loss of that and then I thought it can't be that cooked because I mean we've had instagram and lives law but moments later he said I'm picturing a merger between the WTO and the ATP I'm not talking about merging competition underscores but merging the two governing bodies the. Wta that oversee the men's and women's professional tours it's too confusing for the fans when there are different ranking systems different logos different websites. Different tournament categories. It probably should have happened a long time ago. But maybe now is really the time these tough times in every sport and we can come out of this to weaken bodies or one stronger body. Now when you hear that when you read that out loud that is pretty strong stuff catherine and and have to. I mean okay. We've been moving towards that in terms of little bits of Combined content under brand of tennis united. And we've had a heard an interview that has been put our way by the of their new seat in the new chairman and drag at NC Talkin about more and more collaboration. But for Roger Federer to come out apparently unsolicited and just say it's time to merge the tolls that was bombshell stuff ready wasn't it behold this novel an exciting idea. Yeah it was pretty bombshell stuff. I mean obviously. It's a good idea. Obviously Reid you. The way you read out these tweets. That sounds entirely sensible great. Let's do it. I'm trying not to be Aussie and SNIFFY ABOUT CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF THE STORY. And the way it's developing and being told that is happening on twitter. I'm trying to be a bit. Socially distanced from tennis twitter. I say that with heavy equities because it makes me shudder a little bit But it can be a bit of a toxic place and I'm trying to not be embroiled in it but this whole story has dropped exclusively on tennis twitter sort of had to be reeled back in the sort of arms race to claim claimed territory and claim claim that. This was their ideal. This is the first time anyone had this idea. The facts that you know of one suddenly sitting up and taking native destroy quality when a man shouts about it. All of those things I there is a part of me that wants to be about the the. Oc posted me often wins. But I'M GONNA try and be utilitarian about it and think. Look if if this is how the right thing ends up happening then then fine you know and I'm I'm going to echo do some shadowing echoing into something that you're going to say in relation to a different issue Later in the POD. He's talking about the distribution of wealth and prize money among top level players which is now suddenly a a a burning topic or among plays in general and he says look. I can't believe it's taken a pandemic for for this to be taken seriously and for the real powers that be to consider addressing it. Will I feel exactly that way about the the unification of The governing bodies but hey it took countless examples. They were able to for the. Nhs happened say if the ends justify the means then great. I'm going to suppress for once my RC side. I slightly wants to be able to read that. Billie. Jean King's response on twitter to Roger Federer in the in the sort of tone of voice that you began that that line yourself because what she actually says is I agree and have been saying. So since the early nineteen seventies she. I reckon she didn't say it like that. I kind of wish you had. And then she goes on say one voice women and men together has long been my vision for tennis the WTI on its own was always planned. Be I'm glad we're on the same page. Let's make it happen Hashtag. One voice is what Billie Jean King replied with Samana. Halla Patrick Evita Gubbay. Meru all tweeted support for what Roger Federer had to say and then I found the Dow tweeted. Hey Roger Federa- as you know per hour discussions. I completely agree that it would be great to get out of this world crisis with the Union of men's and women's tennis in only one organization which yeah suddenly makes all of this same quite premeditated between the two of them will maybe more than two of them. We haven't had anything I should say on this subject from Novak. Chuck rich the president of the council at this point. But it doesn't feel like this is just some using that Roger. Federer has just done while he's bored in lockdown as such A. It sounds as though it's been given quite a bit of thought he's had this chat so we've been reminded of this press conference. The rough on the Dow was involved in in two thousand nine hundred Australian Open when he responded to questions about whether he thought that should be a combined organization between the deputy. Atp with just telling us a misunderstanding. So he doesn't didn't understand really why that would be a good idea why we should talk about that. Why why that should be on the agenda And so this is a very very different tone now. Obviously we weren't in the middle of a global pandemic at that point. The world looked very different. It may it may well be that people who had previously never given a second thought to a combined organization of Sydney. Actually th. That's the way out of this. That's a good idea and got to be ready for that. But it's it's pretty stark. Isn't it the difference in town? Yeah I mean elements of needles. Tweet genuinely made me laugh out loud. First of all any suggestion that Is Great is his. English is Spanish as a first language adult composed. Hey at Roger Federer as per discussions. I mean absolutely no way. Is That tweet composed by Rafael Nadal? Himself as per I've ever seen his tweets to Anna Ravenna. Vish venevision join twitter. He said I look forward to our discussions on this means of communication when it was back in the early days of twitter. It was really sort of formal. And it's like a tweet anyway. It kind of reminded me of that one. Yeah so I mean yeah I mean that's not anything. Groundbreaking is that. He didn't necessarily compose himself. And if I was tweeting in a second language I would probably ask for some assistance as well. We've got to eat so I'm not having a pulp about that. But it the the sort of the attempt to say this. This was my idea too. I this came from a discussion that we both had. I was in on this too. That made me laugh because yeah I mean he. He kind of gets a slightly on it from me included because I think I kind of write him off of somebody. That's just not not hugely engaged with the with the wider. She's in Tennessee. And he kind of mice to the time brushes off interrogation about them as sort of. Oh you'll have to ask other people that are that are better informed and have have moose stake in it than than me. I'm not the best person to speak to you. That that clip. That's going around on twitter from the loss. Jesus straighten open is a good example of that. But the fact is he. He hasn't been supportive of equality in In Women's Tennessee's very much market forces based approach T. V. Prize money in the tools etc. So yeah this is. It's a bombshell.
Djokovic says tennis 'big three' plan to help lowest-ranked players
"Top ranked men's tennis player Novak Djokovic says he has spoken with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower ranked tennis players financially affected by this pandemic filbert describe what he called a long conversation with Federer Nadal about how they could contribute and how they can help lower rank guys were struggling the most he talked about trying to amass somewhere around three to four and a half million to distribute perhaps the players rank between two hundred and seven hundred the
Djokovic says tennis 'big three' plan to help lowest-ranked players
"Top ranked men's tennis player Novak Djokovic says he has spoken with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower ranked tennis players financially affected by this pandemic Philbin's described what he called a long conversation with Federer Nadal about how they can contribute and how they can help lower right guys who are struggling the most he talked about trying to amass somewhere around three to four and a half million to distribute perhaps the players right between two hundred and seven hundred the
"roger federer" Discussed on TennisPAL Chronicles
"Entire city so there were heaps of health concerns surrounding whether the Australian Open was going to go ahead bought. What was really Nice was tennis. Australia organized a charity event called Rally for Relief to get all the big names together to come together and play a little charity match to raise money for the bushfire victims as well as all the brave firefighters have been on the frontline risking their lives for the Australian people saving harm saving wildlife and just to recognize all the work they do and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend that event so the event was held approximately a week before the tournament started and when I first heard that there was going to be something like this like a charity event. I didn't even think twice to buy tickets. I thought it was regardless of. Who's going to be there or how the events going to turn out. It's going to be an amazing event and it exceeded all expectations. It was one of the best. Night's USTRALIA has been Roger Federer as January home for the past twenty one years Milburn hosting some of these greatest. Feats I want to arrive very early. also for the children but also for me for the preparation but he's also landed with a heavy heart having witnessed from afar the devastating toll the bushfires attacking on our country. I know it's been tough times as well for this country. So it's It's good to see time as well and also knowing that we can do something about it who joined the locks of Rafael Nadal Serena Williams on Wednesday not for Rally for relief with all funds raised hitting strikes of the bushfire relief effort while tennis. Australia will also donate one hundred dollars for every ice. Every as we're GONNA hit is going to be good for the people. Maybe there's going to be bigger roar every time there is a nice. I'll be curious to find out if at forty lava guys go like. Please hit an ace. You know because for good cause because I'M GONNA come back into the game as freeze planes the following week the world number. Three's isn't making any. Bold predictions has the. I'm to once again. Be Crowned the King of Melbourne Park. I must say feeling good practicing. Well everything's great and okay so I bought tickets and we went and Give to give you a bit of a summary of what it was all about. The first thing that happened was there was a fast. Four format doubles competition between two teams. And then after the phosphor there was a singles match between Roger Federer and new curious and it was all to raise money for the bushfire victims. I'm the fast four went really well. I'm GONNA name because it's been awhile since I've attended so I don't actually remember who was in a but I'm going to name some of the people I remember who in the team's probably would I'll try and remember all of them but there were two teams. One team was team Williams and the team was tame Wozniacki team Williams were sort of like the older generation whereas team was the with the younger generation and they were kind of busy each other. So team Williams had obviously Serena Doll Jock itch. Dominic team one to think. That's I think that was all I remember. Nor am Petra Kavita. Sorry and then team was. The Aki had cocoa Gulf Naomichi Asaka Alexander's Verve Stephanie City Pas and Caroline Wozniacki and they were seeing and it was a really fun match and thoroughly enjoyed it and they'll just making jokes having a lawf- and most importantly there to raise awareness the highlights of that match was one of the CFO. Firefighters actually got to play. Go to pair up with a doll and play against two.
Dr. Marc Bubbs on Gut-Biomes, Phone-Vacations, Sleep and a Human First Perspective to Athletic Performance
"Thanks for having me on the performance usually with Canada basketball and work as a consultant as well so if the lead sport and also with recreational clients looking improve their performance and you know my background and nutrition also naturopathic medicine so bringing a bit of a holistic view on an athlete health and human health in terms of performance. And and that's pretty much the philosophy leeann anywhere from people trying to look better feel better all the way up to you know a lot of our guys obviously play in the NBA and people got into the Olympics. And I'm always amazed at how similarities like the problems. We're having a highest level. Could actually be quite similar to the problems. The rest of us are having your trying to perform at work and at home. So there's a lot of similarities but of course definitely differences as well. The answer that that answer kind of takes me to the first question I had for. You is the idea of fitness versus health. And I think we hear that sometimes the sense of someone who looks fit in the gym might not necessarily be healthy or vice versa. And so what's for the for a high performance perspective? Those of us who work with athletes like what's I maybe. It's not a point but is what's that point were poor health really starts to spill over into performance. I mean does it start from square. One does after hit a critical mass in anything. It's probably complex question but what What would be a good would be a good indicator of that that crossover between health and performance or health? It's a fascinating question right. Because we assume the two are are are so intertwined and swearing fitnesses. Obviously the ability form of physical task helping state of well being and they do travel together to a certain degree but then when we really just the tip of the spear they start to veer off and grey paper. Maybe three or four years ago. Now by Paul Larson film off its own. Athletes fit but not healthy and of course. The endurance crowd is is definitely one that the interns athletes are ones that tend to experience that more than than even others right. Kassir pushing the volume. They're pushing the intensity and so this notion around you over training being just a person who's unhealthy right and so from a high performance standpoint. I mean I think when we look at some of the research around again. This is more than the endurance side but international the national level competitors. We see that international competitors get sick forty percent less than national level competitors if you can just show up every day in the gym or every day of practice and not miss days at the end of that year or that block of four years and you're going to be that much further ahead in the competition and so I think it's pretty cool now that we see this athlete health component. You know the skewing first idea being more intertwined with different performance models and you know on the female side of things again on the endurance with endurance sport. We used to just be part and parcel it if you're elite female endurance athlete. You GONNA lose menzies. And that's just part of the part of the story and of course China with experts like Dr Susan Kleiner. You know new new research coming out showing that women who maintain menstrual function which again is sort of a proxy for health right actually performing better as some of these lead levels and so whole notion that if we can keep athletes healthy particularly in you know team sports like forcing basketball or you know what we would call soccer but most the world calls Football Ohio you have. These athletes were so skilled. You know if you if you can get a forty four inch vertical leap and you're the fastest guy in the floor you know. Do we really need all of the things that has just keeping you healthy enough to show up every day. Probably the biggest performance lever. So those are some of the things that you hear being discussed more now and I think it's It's been interesting in practice to be able to see what are some of the less direct things that we can improve someone's performance by just supporting these areas of health. Then allow them to just be them and show up and do the amazing things that they can do. The I really really like that Thought with the showing up in the consistency and the stats behind that and I had a couple of thoughts was just with distance runners in general. I. I always had heard the idea. I think Dan John Coach. Dan John it said something like this. If you go to a masters track meet. The spinners look ten years younger than they really are. And the distance runners look ten years old and it was It was tough one. I always I always like okay. That does seem about right. I guess like it could make sense but then I was. It was like Dr Bruce Lipton stuff and he was talking about DNA. Telomeres and repetitive tasks. Like if the task is alter repetitive eight does something to aid your telomeres. Faster and mccaw. Maybe this is why I don't know I mean I don't want to speak for everybody. Necessarily they're probably becomes that point. We're distance rains good and then turns into too much and maybe trails versus roads or diversity. This is an interesting area to me. Yeah no I think it's really interesting as well. I think as a heuristic kind of works too because you do tend to see that. I think there's a few areas like obviously training outside if you trained in the sun and you live in California Arizona. You're getting all that happens. The skin which can impact but I think the glucose aspect is a really interesting one because we know that if you're not perform on race day as elite endurance athlete you do need a significant amount of carbohydrate and month after month year after year depending on what kind of strategy you're using. I mean that's GonNa those dance to glaciated. End Products are going to start to lead to more more impact the skin. So if you're if you're more focused on how the skin is looking you may want to adopt certain strategies and maybe sacrifice performance would. I don't know if that's a conversation for the pocket. Yeah yeah that'd be the on the very specific on subserve running podcast and looking good or not aging age or something like that I the second thought I had from what you're saying. I love that idea of consistency. I think it's something that we don't we don't necessarily think of like it's not very sexy to be like well you know. Show up and do that as long as possible. I think that when especially elite athletes and I've had talks other talks with coaches on this podcast about some. There's some elite athletes who just have a really bad diet but the question is then right. How long this catches up with you. At what age is going to catch up with yours. What what ages are going to start costing you. I guess that's my My follow up to that is how do athletes with a really poor diet and who are getting away with it and early. Twenty s are these things showing up later is different for everybody What's your take on all that? I mean it's one we see. You know you see sports now like Roger Federer. When he started to thirty four thirty five he started to lose. Some of those majors look like this for him. And of course all of a sudden at thirty six thirty seven. He starts winning majors again. Australian opens repeats and then Wimbledon. Geez guys now thirty seven thirty eight thirty nine you still the top four in the world. I mean he wins. The I guess to the quarter finals of tournaments was still almost the same ease as he did when he was in his mid twenties and that from a generation ago. I mean no when I was growing up north thirty in your tennis player. Men that the drop office was. Pretty Sean Right. So I think a lot of the science around nutrition Sleep obviously recovery. Obviously things like training. I think that's flat curve a little bit and allowed a lot of these athletes to be able to to play a lot longer. I mean you know candidate Basketball Steve. Nash I mean he played until he was forty and he had a back condition. You know I mean that's just playing a point guard position in the NBA is phenomenal. And so I think that's where the buying can be difficult for young athletes because you know nowadays are nineteen or twenty into the League. You know when you're that age you're indestructible right. You're not thinking you're thirty. Everything's just feels great. You can get away with everything and so I think that's one having an environment where people are just making certain decisions Really helps because environment too powerful influence from
"I'm Saying Goodbye": Maria Sharapova Retires From Tennis at Age 32
"Don't know if you share my sentiments. This was news. That is not remotely surprising. We were all expecting this. I think Most people had already pre filed. The Maria Sharapova retires column and yet I gotTa say it feels you know an hour into this but Feels a little weird definitely I. This is not like Last time we had big Sharipova News at SL which was of course it. Two Thousand Sixteen and that that was a big surprise. This like you said I think we all saw it coming. It was a matter of when and not if so for to be now is I think a pretty normal timing given whether she's going to play Indian Wells and Miami probably would have kick started her into the French and Wimbledon and then sort of. You're playing out the year at that point so for her to call it quits after all. Cheyenne this little gaps. Seems to make sense but I don't know what do you think? Yeah ranked ranked three seventy three. Something had to give here. This is a five time major champion. Who you did not think was going to play the wild card game for very long. I I guess I would perhaps suspected she would have played Indian Wells. It's an event where she's had success. It's two hours from her home in southern California she would have gotten a grand sendoff But you know this. This is I had these two competing instincts with Sharipova. What what do we know about her? She is fiercely. Driven fiercely competitive. She is and always has been. I think we can talk about this a bit later. The consummate professional and those are really dueling instincts when you're ranked three seventy three and not playing it anywhere near the level that you're accustomed to Part of you probably says I can fight through this. This is just more adversity. I can overcome. I'm better than this. I just need to work harder. I can get my body right. I can get my mind right. I can get back. I don't WanNa go out like this and another part of you says surely I can't have this indignity. I can't be losing round after round early. I'm not seated so I'm playing tough opponents. My Body's giving up on me so I think you had and they came from the same place but they're two very different ways to react to to the same core instinct and today she said enough is enough. I mean I think you're right that You know February is a strange month in tennis. And I guess you know we're we`re. There's no perfect way to retire from the sport and we see even within tennis players very differently. Some players go on this goodwill tour and some players like Caroline Wozniacki says look. I'm going to pinpoint this as my last event and go ahead and prepare your tribute reels. And I'm GonNa play this event knowing when I lose my last match. That's IT and Sharipova. We've seen other players. There's players do this as well. Sharapova pulled us out of the blue and it's it's a Wednesday and she's not at a tournament today And retired in her own way. So I don't know I mean the other. There are a number of questions that stem from this whole conversation and jump in any jump in anytime here. I mean I think the overall question when a player retires as we assess legacy I don't know particular bullet points. Jump out at you Jamie. I think I think highs and lows complicated legacy Of course is going to be attached to share over The the craziest thing I think if you look at the timing now she's ranked three hundred seventy three which says absolutely nothing about her career but to your point. I mean she was at the point now where she was trying to come back and she's nowhere even near the top one hundred You know not even winning any matches and it's it must be really hard for her honestly to you know given all that she's accomplished. I think we said thirty six. W titles obviously the five Grand Slams all these rivalries quote unquote particularly with Serena Williams which is also another interesting conversation to have but I think it was probably getting difficult for her to continue to be you know struggling and Her her legacy given you know the the MELDA NEOM and the ban will always thou always be part of her story? Yeah I think you're absolutely right and today should be happy day. Celebrate a five time major champion. I mean I was looking at her staff and I think we forget how good she was for for a variety of reasons. I think to the casual tennis fan. They were misled by two. One is the head to head with Serena that you reference. She beat Serena Breakthrough Center women. Final Two thousand four and then she loses whatever. The math twenty two is the derived. So lose eighteen nineteen matches to Serena Williams And I think that to the casual fan that we say rivalry. And then we sort of have to amend that to say with a lopsided rivalry which might be an oxymoron. The other thing about Sharipova that I and I wrote about this that I think is a great Sort of misleading bid about her is she had this regal disposition and she endorsed product after product. And it was very upscale. And it's Evian Cole Haan I remember you. I remember walking in New York and seeing her on three different billboards for three different upscale products. And there was this or of elegance. She was selling herself as much as she was a brand. She was selling sort of cosmopolitan posh elegance in yet. The tennis was. I was called her sort of tennis. Gym Rat I mean. It was not elegant tenants by any stretch and Jud admit to that and she was in her own way your own six foot one inch which she was a grinder and she was not what you call an athlete. He wasn't a graceful mover. She did not play graceful elegant tennis and I always thought that was really to her credit. That you'd see her on the back court and she'd be doing her footwork drills because she knew that was an area to improve and she would be working on her serve which always gave her fit in part because of the shoulder injury and she would grind out matches and she would win tough matches. She did not. This was not the female Roger Federer and I think tennis fans of course know that but I think casual fans see all of this aura of elegance and assume she played that way and that wasn't the case at all I mean the the screaming grunting grinding sweating. You'll brushing the hair that had managed to her forehead. That's the Maria Sharapova on the tennis court has an athlete And I think you know again I want to just this should be a day to give credit to someone who had a tremendous career and five majors. Yes but thirty six titles almost forty million dollars you got to number one. I mean this is really an a-list career and you know she had the misfortune of playing. At the same time Serena Williams and there was a lot that went into that relationship beyond the tennis. That probably did not work to Maria benefit but you take away. Cerita you take away. Venus Williams seven majors. Maybe Justine Henin. Maybe Kim Clijsters and I think it's very easy to make the case. Marisha published one of the top five players of the Post Steffi Graf of the last twenty five years and tennis so this is really a remarkable career. And yet as you mentioned if we're going to talk about her honestly. This wasn't the way it was supposed to end. Which is you know a a doping ban. I thought a very clumsy handling of the doping ban. I thought it was very out of character and off brand of her to have been so sloppy. Not just in the violation but then in the aftermath and how it was handled and some of the the the the press conference that we referenced and she was never the same player after that and you know co correlation is not causation and may simply have been that. She was a little sport and she was in early thirties and players get older. We see this on not just in tennis but in in sports in general I mean thirty two big number in in women's tennis but it was not supposed to end with a doping band and a ranking that drifted deep into triple figures so overall macro great career hall of fame player but there is a tinge I think of bittersweet. There is a little bit of disappointment. That This wasn't the way this hall of fame career was supposed to be a gift. Compare what we saw a month ago when Caroline wozniacki is out there on the court and our families there and she's toasted and all of the players are making tribute videos and were. She's crying but she's saying I'm not sad and she does. I mean I talked to her the following day. She was all gussied up because she clearly had been doing the spots around. There's definitely a difference of a decision on your terms and decision that was made based on your body and The time of your career. You know it's it's very different in comparing into. What was the Yankee especially given those? The Yankees recent title in Australia just seemed very full circle for her to do that. this again is random but also very expected. I think one of the things I always sort of liked about Sharipova was Her personality in in two ways. I think we talk. You talk about her on the court sweating grinding shrieking. I mean everyone. I think even if you're not a big tennis fan you know share Provo. Because maybe she made you mute the TV while you're watching a match and that's something that a lot of people will probably joke about but you know she worked hard in the court she was always like fierce and and you know a competitor for sure but she also you know. I remember processors and and interviews where she's actually has a very great personality and and you know quite opposite of that fierce competitor where she could be funny and she was actually Kinda Witty and and You know there was a a side to her personality. That was very likable. When most people on the court probably saw the opposite so overall she's a huge name. In this sport she's one of the handful that transcends just tennis you you mentioned her and she needs only one name There's only a handful of those type of athletes so I think She will definitely be missed. I think we're fair to
Roger Federer undergoes surgery, will miss French Open
"On their Roger Federer has had knee surgery on his right knee will miss the French Open and several other tournaments wrote in his Facebook page today the twenty two time grand champ grand slam champion cities need has been quote bothering me for a little while you decide have arthroscopic surgery Wimbledon starts on June twenty ninth he's hoping to be back in the sometime in may or
Federer out of French Open after knee surgery
"News Roger Federer won't be on the court at the French Open in may he underwent surgery on his right knee in Switzerland today for an injury at the Australian Open where he made a semi final exit to the eventual winner Novak Djokovic in a statement posted to social media that twenty time grand slam champ says his doctors are confident of a full
Djokovic tops Thiem for 8th Australian Open title, 17 majors
"The jugular just come back from two sets to one down to win his eighth Australian Open saying often determine challenge from the fifth St Dominic tame up the rising through the third set the Austrian looked in control against a struggling drunken rage but the defending champion for back brilliantly keeping intact his record of never losing a final in Melbourne securing a three hour and fifty nine minute when six four four six two six six three six four the Los mainstream is in three in grand slam finals the jock original when securities seventeenth by to title now just three behind Roger Federer up he also regains the world number one ranking Graham like us Mel born
"roger federer" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"At the Australian Open right now Roger Federer just survive I'm an amazing match against Australian John Millman they went to a tie break in the fifth set and in the fifth set into the Australian Open it's a ten point tie break not a seven Bryce Harper he won the tiebreak and eight but have you lost our fundraiser Johnny just pointed this out it would be the first time ever in a slam but both Serena Williams and Roger Federer would've lost on the same day that to me which it never has a four days so give Millman all the credit the world he felt that Roger found ways of three C. to dig deep and move on so what I've what I've great interview with Peyton talking about his brother you lie again eleven o'clock yes paean to will have the retirement but we you know we had thrown out there if you lie manning was to buy a business what we buy I'll be the best one so far direct you I would buy a bookstore it would be called the book to be lost so much better than my stew wallet rations joke of Eli's establish what we want something name to go up against Peyton place is on plus we need them we need them competing for that we do know we need we do have competing with that on the back and right now that's the next lot in life for two guys were such hyper competitors meet you summed it up best Peyton should do another Peyton detail episode and then ill I should come in and corrected say cool how it was done in twenty thirteen we did in twenty eighteen we have moved on as far as of fall so I need to once again one up you in the same way that I have the crown that only matters most money most money again for those who don't know he made what two hundred fifty two million and that paid may two and forty eight million so I got a by like four they made a half a billion dollars between the tool thank you what's not hiding that the two guys that both in the same family went number one overall in the NFL made collectively nearly a half a billion dollars to help support their kindly old dad who was also a former NFL player and a great guy to guy was certainly still pays for dinner all that slackers habits Die Hard by the way just so happens of change when Archie was playing in nineteen eighty one he was the highest paid player in the NFL at six hundred thousand sees that amazing and yet he's the guy yeah yeah you make eyes or break on the college money listen for the check bad stop reaches reaches presented the way we go coming of our next guest is already tired of the chiefs we go.
"roger federer" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"Co host arena. Falconi missed this episode while competing at the Australian Open pretty good excuse our guest today is Joel Drucker. He's entering his fifth decade as a writer in the tennis industry and he wrote the cover story for the January Issue Shoe of Tennis magazine about Roger. Federer we're talking with Joel about Roger Federer of course as well as a couple other big players down at the Australian Open we talk about Joel's career and how he got into it as well some of his stories and methods and tidbits that we can learn from someone who's been in this sport for so long before we get into that as much is. This is a tennis podcast and were previewing. The Australian Open there are far bigger issues going on down under the bushfires affected millions of animals and people in a country that Tennis takes over for all of January and has created hazardous air quality in Melbourne as well as all around the country remains to be seen how the air quality is going impact the Grand Slam once maindraw gets underway. But there's been some rain which is great news and efforts to help raise funds have been phenomenal. The Grand Grand Slams have jumped on board donating four hundred thousand dollars the tours and players have put in so much effort donating money for Aces and double faults and everything in between as well as correctly giving their prize money and also taking part in these exhibitions like Rally for relief which took place on Wednesday so with that being said and our thoughts thoughts and our donations going to Australia for the bushfire relief. Let's jump into our episode previewing the Australian Open with Joel Drucker. All Right Joe. Welcome to the show. Thank you for joining us here at great to be here with you. Nina super excited to have you on to talk about the twenty twenty Australian opening feels. The kids really crept up on us. You're actually flying out and we're recording this episode before the draw it out so that's something to take note of and we want to cover. You know the man Dan Roger Federer. You did a cover story on him for tennis magazine. And that's kind of why we've brought you on but also Joel. I mean it's great to talk with you and catch up we've worked together and and Tell us a little bit about you. Know How do you get into tennis. You're a writer and worked in the booth with tennis channel. And you've done a lot of a lot of tennis coverage so tell us a little bit about you. Well I just got into Tennessee and I played a lot when I was a kid. I played juniors in southern California and I wasn't a significant.
"roger federer" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"I can't believe it and then at the end <hes> he he was asked about his feelings today versus two thousand eight obviously the one against the daddy goes. I'm the loser both times. That's the only similarity I see <hes> last flying the press conference and mic drop off. I mean side point. I'd love these losing press conference. Mike Drops. I was going to shout as he left the room. After after the Wimbledon final you went on the U._S.. And I think I'd give you a hug. Let my exactly what he fossil but but I do think a match like this is all part of the kind of legend Roger Federer and away I mean as someone who has won more than anyone else in the men's game he's also suffered so many stinging heartbreaking defeats a lot of them on this core. He's always had a lot of triumph here but he's he's also taking some really difficult to face the one against the dollar the twenty four team fun against your vision set now this one take a joke richer total and he's had it to other times that U._S.. Open weight loss from match points against your Kovic. He seems to be a player who attracts these dramatic matches and a lot of the time he does come out as the loser and yet he has made an extraordinary career out of bouncing back from defeats but this has to be the most painful because of what he said that the fact that it was on his record he. EP He missed the opportunities today and in the bigger context there are two ways to famous there are there's the he's thirty eight next month. How on earth can you envisage a better opportunity for him to win a Grand Slam title than having too much points on your own serve but the other way is looking back to the Australian Open this year and the U._S. Open last year and and the defeat city suffered their respectively to sit surpass and John Millman in that grueling physical fifth defeat we had all I think adjusted our feelings about Roger Federer to think that if he's going to win much is he needs to do it in four sets unless it's somebody that unless it's against an opponent that themselves is going to win wilt in the fifth set? I think we'd all nobody was picking federal and five in this match that I think a lot of people thought it was going to follow..
"roger federer" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"And the surface on which that tournament was played indoor carpet is no longer used at all anywhere in tennis because it used to be this lightning quick surface. That Gordon is basically had to look at in order to win on it. And it was just deemed too fast for tennis. So that longer use it anymore. So yeah. Federal's one literally everything, and it will be interesting now weren't to see whether we can get anywhere near corners on one hundred nine which is the record. Yeah. I mean, it sounds like a lot doesn't it be confirmed? He's gonna play depot again next year. So you'll be thirty eight and a half by that point. So he's always feeling bullish about all. He is the same. I mean, I thought he I mean, you might say it's just a diplomatic. And so the one that you gave twenty when he was asked about if he was if he thought he could get close to to Connors, and he said, I'm I'm outta stage of my career now where I don't need to hold all the records. And I I looked at him. And I thought I think I believe you. I don't know whether the I don't know how you. I think he might feel different if he's on one hundred eight yes, I think I think there's no point in making the Bill in Endel because I think it's probably is more likely that it won't happen at this stage. So there's no point in in in making that the the the goal I a bit like, the, you know, the wife about, you know, the focus on the winds, and and the rankings will come, you know, focus on on winning winning the tournaments you answer and the record will come. But if he gets to one hundred seventy one hundred eight I think, suddenly he'll be thinking about that every waking minute pulse. You're thinking close to that. I think he'll I think he might get close enough that we start talking about it more. I think I as I say, I think if I had to say now with the he'll do it. I think no. But you could see, you know, imagine he gets two hundred five imagine the. ATP to fifty tournaments the ones with the slightly easier draw sheets, usually the that might be thinking, oh, maybe our kid Lear in Roger Federer with the offer of a slightly softer run to one hundred and seventh eighth ninth tenth title. Could get interested me he's playing he played in Rio next week it lost week. Sorry. But he would have been the heavy favorite in the drawer player. Mark play. Really? Well, after the first round when every every top top-seeded at gone, would would you not put him as the favourite against or Asia? SEM and in looking at you know, what I felt as had been a long time since he'd wanna title. But actually he won four titles last year. He won Basel stuck out Rotterdam and the Australian Open before the year before that even seven in twenty-fifty anyone one six so I mean, he's gonna play next year..
"roger federer" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Well, what a week of tennis. We have just enjoyed and Catherine Whitaker myself, David Laura here to talk about it here on the tennis podcast. I mean, most importantly of all Casteran, I got my first ever set against Solihull Simon. But enough of that, we'll we'll get onto that in a little while because obviously, that's what people really want. But we'll we'll first of all I think talk about Nick us winning Acapulco before that will talk about Roger Federer getting his one hundred eighty and grand slam title in total one hundred titles in all over the last eighteen years of an extraordinary to thing. We'll be talking about all of that. Because it really has been the most fantastic week of of tennis to eighty five hundred events going on at the same time, a women's have internet Caputo Cho to slightly lower level that won't but just stories galore coming out of Dubai and Acapulco festival, Catherine a very huge, congratulations forgetting the opportunity present Amazon prime video. Coverage from Indian Wells and the rest of the year. It's coming up. You packed ready to go. You've got your electric toothbrush packed. She's just been telling me about it. How exciting thanks very much. David have bumped Roger Federer's hundreds down the pecking order. Well, you know, I'm biased on this show. What can I say? He's just having a winds t about how annoying I find it there. There are certain things that you Compaq until the loss minutes. I mean, the ultimate I bow problem. But it irritates me so much. I'm before people say, oh, you just get second toothbrush. I feel like it's too decadent to have to sexy electric toothbrushes warn. You get seized the fee weeks years to this. You know? Anyway, I digress. The one worn excellence electric toothbrush. But I contract it into seven. I am tomorrow morning and not really annoying me. It will coups may to lease sleep tonight. But apart from that, minor minor annoyance. Yes, I'm very excited and very delighted. Cattrall began there for the full duration of indie wells, presenting prime videos coverage alongside people like Sam Smith and Daniela Hantuchova peci and Nick Lester, Robbie Koenig and beginning somebody. I can't remember Greg set scape. Sorry, Greg you listen. But anyway. Nive now, he'll be it'll be listening saving it for the plane. Kathleen. Yes. Say she'll be there in in Indian Wells, presenting the coverage in the UK, if you're not in the UK about, you know, we'll we'll tell you the best hits. And we'll we'll also we'll also do regularly. And then I was great. Yeah. Let's just leave it at that fun. I guy without say, right? This this this week of tennis. It's it's just been so full of incident storylines, incredible tennis drama controversy, and yet and only the the kind of good bits of that of really happened to Roger Federer haven't they sweet because just as I predicted in the newsletter that we put out and we put a prediction in every week newsletter. Russia federal is one hundred eighty singles title, say HP, it's not just because it includes grand slams. But well. Well, ATP ratified induce. But it is what festival the chievements itself the title. He won. He started..
"roger federer" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hey has this been happening to anyone else this week you just going about your day doing what you need to do worrying about what you need to worry about hosting a radio show and then all of a sudden you just like i wonder what roger federer's doing right now no no come on you guys i'm serious is he getting enough rest is is there anything i can do to help it's the australian open for god's sake i don't know no no don't be distracted by all this football and grammy nonsense yeah we need to be sharp for roger when he takes the court tonight at two thirty am serious twentieth grand slam title hangs in the balance eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty that was close some of you know i have a borderline unhealthy obsession with roger federer i actually get heartburn watching him play that's the extent of my investment i can't sing for days after his matches don't worry though fed i'll be here for you in austin texas starting at two thirty am til whenever armed with a full of particular coffee and a family sized package of private sack here's the fourth and final part of the song of the month january twenty eighteen which though it has nothing to do with him is dedicated tonight to roger federer.
"roger federer" Discussed on KPCC
"Hey it's been happening to anyone else this week you're just going about your day doing what you need to do worrying about what you need to worry about hosting a radio show and then all of a sudden you just like i wonder what roger federer is doing right now no no come on you guys i'm serious is he getting enough rest is is there anything i can do to help it's the australian open for god's sake i don't know no don't be distracted by all this football and grammy nonsense y'all we need to be sharp for roger when he takes the court tonight at two thirty am serious a twentieth grand slam title hangs in the balance oh no eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty that was close some of you know i have a borderline unhealthy obsession with roger federer i i actually get heartburn watching him play that's the extent of my investment i can't sing for days after his matches don't worry though fed i'll be here for you in austin texas starting at two thirty am til whenever armed with connects full of particular coffee and a family sized package of private sack here's the fourth and final part of the song of the month january twenty eighteen which though it has nothing to do with him is dedicated tonight to roger federer.
"roger federer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Hello scott sauce nick over the next hour we will explore the big money issues in the world of sports and talk to some of the biggest players in the industry this week we speak with sam porter senior vice president at bc united and director of business and legal affairs at swansea city afc but first let's look at the top stories of the week joining us hello welcome back bloomberg business of sports reporter evan novi williams so we do the same thing evan did you listen to the show we'll see now we've cassie if he lies i did not see how he comes clean bar i love it well we don't worry evan we did not have an entire discussion about whether you would kill janet on your trip i'm back sure heart with roger federer yeah roger federer who has been with nike for for quite a long time just signed a monster contract with uniqlo reported three hundred million dollars over the lifetime of the contract whether he's playing or not which is i think a pretty important piece of that because he's probably not going to be playing all that much longer it's a huge deal for uniqlo huge amount of money jovovich by the way to put that number in perspective three hundred million dollars fetters only made about one hundred ten one hundred fifteen million in his entire career on the court so this is almost three x every piece of money he's made in tournament winnings his entire career he had a chance to match chose not to because the numbers enormous but will be interesting to see what uniqlo does now that they have probably the most recognizable male tennis player are you want the good or the bad first let's start with the good the good ever been to unical and fifth.
"roger federer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Pillow and out scott sauce nick over the next hour we will explore the big money issues in the world of sports and talk to some of the biggest players in the industry this week we speak with sam porter senior vice president at bc united and director of business and legal affairs at swansea city afc but first let's look at the top stories of the week joining us hello comeback bloomberg business of sports reporter evan novi williams we do the same thing evan did you listen to the show we'll see we've see if he lies see how he comes clean bar i love it well don't worry i mean we did not have an entire discussion about whether you would kill janet on your trip the united not how back let's start with roger federer yeah roger federer who has been with nike for quite a long time just signed a monster contract with uniqlo reported three hundred million dollars over the lifetime of the contract whether he's playing or not which is i think a pretty important piece of that because he's probably not going to be playing all that much longer it's a huge deal for uniqlo huge amount of money jovovich by the way yeah and to put that number in perspective three hundred million dollars fetters only made about one hundred and ten a hundred and fifteen million in his entire career on the court so this is almost three x every piece of money he's made in tournament winnings his entire career he had a chance to match chose not to because the numbers enormous but will be interesting to see what uniqlo does now that they have probably the most recognizable male tennis player in you want the good or bad i let's start with the good the good ever been to unical and fifth avenue have you shopped in the store no it's one of those places where i don't even bring the credit card because it's like shopping hungry you buy more i could easily spend ten grand in they're unsolicited endorsement endorsement i could easily spend ten grand right now.
"roger federer" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Yeah let me go is not a dude if a dude do more famous serena's it according to this there is an adult nope roger federer roger federer really is five this one's interesting endorsements tiger falls at six eight sir score because i'm not gonna lie i search tiger because i want to hear if you did anything crazy again really i do forty five million in endorsements off the lowers come on y'all i think so although tonight we think about the nike is one of the few that never left when he went through his thing was the one that said we're in just about everybody else punted on tiger if hypocrites comeback and the tiger social media following is relatively low over six million he's not that good at that he doesn't want anybody know anything about it i know you're high idealize this durant and curry or seven and nine hobo what durant is seven rant seven curry is nine good for yet durant's endorsement thirty six million social media following seventeen and a half million curry thirty five million endorsements and nineteen and a half million in social media so nobody searching curry thirty one store yeah the doll in other tennis player is at eight s my man and then this phil mickelson at ten marcellus always around tigers nicholson is still search score given mine rinaldo says a perfect one hundred at at the top three yep i'm saying google phil mickelson social media following one zero he does he doesn't do social media oh you'll net barkley he doesn't do it okay but his endorsements off of the golf course sixty fifty fifth and like you said all of these seem relatively low you have three and zero in fifty and beat out steph curry and he's guys he no he didn't know us at ten curry was at nine durant was he right next to stay right there now they're hotel steph was endorsement thirty five or thirty five.
"roger federer" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Oh yeah that's covered you hear that victor i'm getting a new she she year she shed can we stop serious she should now go with a win that's here to help life go right state farm talk to an agent today donlevatar never gonna stop what i am and i'm forty four years old i enchanted stugatz changed now it's worked here i am sitting next to you filthy rich these live at our show with stu gods on espn radio all right let's update one of our tournaments we have multiple tournaments going on right now hankas area voice guy for the simpsons brock meyer he's doing one tournament that's the ncaa tournament but we've also got an nit tournament going on adnan virk as snuck his way onto the show i don't know how jerry rigged our system so that he gets his voice on here to do these bottom about you talked about attaching yourself to an individual athlete before adnan virk has told me on the air before my son they show that he wears roger federer gear while watching roger federer matches no house yes it does not does yes he does it's got a very successful deal with nike a lot of people you can see the roger federer's but i know i believe that fans do that i don't believe that adnan is doing that and i'm telling you he's done he's admitted it to me okay i mean i wear red on sundays.
"roger federer" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Y how many a ambani o r a subic right tiger have four where he's great he knew little kellie how made me wonder greens these roger federer hat how many who needs surgery i think one right and how many how many of broken leg because roger federer ed where you know he tries to avoid them how may fire hydrants the roger federer hit how many times the roger better go through what tiger went through from two thousand eight on thanksgiving night he doesn't need it perkins so he didn't have that problem too a and he didn't have that problem so the ride your better complementary tiger came from or you know what can you pick up my microphone form because i've just dropped it no you didn't you said you could up maja was done no he's these are tired or apology knows for i don't know no no a little bit ranking abe said come down michael was on our show i don't know nine months ago whatever was was after back surgery and he said he didn't never think that tiger would ever get back to this point again our i remembered i assume he was easing this was not a tiger apologies swastikas he mohammadbagher real it he's a really really so look so anyway michael far who comeback that pride your made after the factories our own y'all show yes enacting back you found coming through because always to ashford a far cry a wolf here is not healthy he came back the first time goes by i feel good and i feel like that i'll be back where i was so and i was the first want to be like you lyon you're not okay if in it no he's not get this time when i saw him at a hero early in december and walk holes with him i like this dual what is now healthy this is the guy who i remember.
"roger federer" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"But not a ton and i think there are plenty of opportunities to restore some of that excitement like for me one of the things that got me re interested in baseball was all the sort of new statistics and data you could get and in this case you know based on i've seen fc inclusion studies done where part of a a player's body is blocked in tennis and in some aware that elite tennis players can judge wearables going just from seeing some body motions and when you have to see the ball really sought my guess is that when they do dispute a call by and large they are correct and i think it'd be really cool to be in the stadium give the spectators a quicker and when there is a close call they can wisdom of the crowded and try to save who is in mount versus the player you don't need to do that in a couple of seconds and i think it would be you know would make for some really interesting segments on anticipatory skill of elite athletes people could learn wisdom of the crowd a little bit and see how it works and i think there are a lot of ways the we could replace the excitement while getting the accuracy now i i saw that initially roger federer was opposed to haul climate accents that federal would be opposed to any change into a where he dominates um but now he's he's more into it although he still complains that had night they can't use that of that of that struck me as bizarre y y isn't this why isn't the system usable it in the evening and it it just seems like a whoa a weird choice to have this technology is using on heath certain hours of the day well so you agree with federer you know it's funny that it developed this this nearcertainty among commentators you'd hear during almost for every federer match when either he missed a challenger his opponents accede on a challenge will federer hates hawkeye and i kept hearing it and so finally i went looking for what is the quote was the source for this and i think it was some interviewer he said well i'm not really sure i like the tradition.
"roger federer" Discussed on KTCK Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket
"I mean it is a drivenow roger federer and then had its since well i mean of course they're gone have a good night so brazil were will i'm i got the patriots i got an idea to lay thirty thirty one a minus 531 21 some lay the four and a half you can get four navigare why would you love ya how do you bet against brady of belo check it's it's it's it's sanity the buffalo bills fan right there hill telling her so i on i ever found in vegas at the di all the dearao did you like seeing the shout at night show rocks show is transferred i'd rather congrats edna i did a good job so cover is the final vote tally in shock with all of the history of my line yelled them all out one by one where's your tugboat everything the humanity of it all stay away for my sister seventy nine not them shine a beer and then and i get it all he did all he four winner or is there shaath wisconsin wisconsin not golf they're up there in my book right there the un do sets golf intent herger schrafft's called nyambuya we're going to overnight when you to your home in oak layer wisconsin.
"roger federer" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"I i'm really this is i'll i'll i'll blaming criticize myself more than anything i don't think i i've spent enough time in my career doing this coppell manning or praising roger federer in part of that is tennis is not as popular as golf the spor is more of a niche or a secondary or an answer larry sport than it is but you would think we're as good as federer is when you're as great as he is that would lift the sport to a point where we would feel compelled to talk about it in we would feel more compelled to watch it roger federer ivic underrated a guy that we don't talk about enough outside of is twenty major championships how do you best measure his greatness how can you best articulate or describe what he's done what he's accomplished the best way i can do it because i'm not a tennis guy is say that he's done more than tiger woods and that's really saying something because for most of my life i thought tiger woods was going to end up being the greatest golfer i ever i thought he would end up being the greatest golfer of all time i thought he was gonna be the best professional individual athlete of my life i guess i should put male on their because serena williams as far as i'm concerned is done more than both how do you measure roger federer is greatness for those who don't care don't know enough about him how would you describe what makes him great or how would you put in two words how great he's been eight five five two one two four cbs that's eight five five two one two four two two seven on major philip pony you can get at me on twitter at the pony express pony spell p o n i on twitter at cbs sports radio you can even put it in my terms who do you think who do you think's had a better career roger federer or tiger woods eight five five two one two four cbs major philip pony will be right back at cbs sports radio does.
"roger federer" Discussed on The Bugle
"Should you if you can with the answer no that is the ultimate end of all philosophy enough but sentence congratulations i mean i saw isn't understand the urged to sort of improve yourself and impress other people by doing as much of whatever it is that you're doing that you can roger that's a classic man a man attitude of like are more better hotter 72 hot dogs but i don't understand the people who watch it roads are marie you're more more more prejudice talking alltalk horsely the beauty and elegance look the consumer roger federer backhand in amounting 72 hotoke and ten minutes for just don't have the the sign the frame of reference will not endure if i've been brought up from a young age watching people eat 72 hot dogs in ten minutes mobile appreciate her maybe an ezln jio self into this splitter truly appreciate i i think you need to go home by 100 hot dogs and tell your mount a tell tell your wife it's very subtle among as well tell him outlets for research tell your wise it's very search and then just ate them in front of children is he won't football to have to support what your local what your local water fusible the itre off you put support the hotoke modify it lot formulaone overload hot dogs little saw typically just give you a huge advantage we lafon underlines own formula one but our are are we've talked a little bit reasonable hybrid sports as well i think you're huddle greetings going to really mike it the masses they stood piggyback on another are stream hotdog eating while doing the lose the lose our thinking maybe olympic dress ours both of us a very technical support it never broad range repeal imagine how report more people watch it and the losing horse becomes what will happen here that that has been through this by the french olympic committee but the.