35 Burst results for "Roland Garros"
Djokovic Defeats Tsitsipas in Five Sets to Claim 19th Grand Slam Title
"And Novak Djokovic now has 19 Grand Slam titles. The Serbian putting an incredible performance yesterday to come from two sets down to beast, the final CityPass and when the French Open at Roland Garros It was the Greek player 60 passes First Grand Slam final. He was so close to winning it, but what happened started playing really shorts. I felt like my rhythm was self. I really wish I couldn't understand why things like this happened and evolved. But I was trying to figure it out during my game. It was difficult to come up with something. It's It's very unfortunate dream. Very sad and in the same way because it was it was a good opportunity. I was doing good. I was feeling good not to be four CityPass in Paris as we mentioned that is now. 19 Grand Slams for Novak Djokovic. He's just one behind Roger Federer. And Rafael Nadal now who both have 20
Barbora Krejcikova Wins French Open, Completing Wild Tournament
"Cried takeover has won her first Grand Slam title by beating anesthesia Pavlyuchenkova 612664 and the French Open final. This was only the fifth major tournament in singles Fork, Radicova. The 25 year old from the Czech Republic is the third unseated women's champion in the last five years at Roland Garros. Let's get a check of the forecast from the
Grand Slam Committee Takes Much Different Tone With Naomi Osaka Statement
"We saw this statement drop midway through the often enough further joint statement from the four grand slams on the naomi osaka affair they on behalf of the grand slams. We wish to often asaka support and assistance in any way possible as she takes time away from the court she is an exception and luckily we look forward to return assume she deems appropriate mental health is a very challenging issue which deserves upmost attention. It is both complex and personal as what affects one individual does not necessarily another. We commend namie for sharing in her own words. The pressures and anxiety. She's feeling and we empathize with the unique precious tennis players. My face while plays well being has always been a priority to the grand slams our intention together with the wpa. The atp and the f. is to advance mental health and wellbeing three further actions. Today's community we will continue to improve the player experience at all tournaments including relates media. Change she come through the lens of maintaining a fair playing field. Regardless of ranking status sport requires rules and regulations to ensure that no player has an unfair advantage over another we intend to work alongside the place the tools the media and the broader tennis communities you create meaningful improvements as grand slams. We aim to create the stage for the players to achieve highest accolades in our sport.
Roland Garros Day 2: Osaka Withdraws and Tennis Reels
"Naomi osaka. We had a statement from her couple of hours ago. Now we recording this just after nine pm. uk time a statement right as follows everyone. This isn't a situation. I ever imagined or intended. When i posted a few days ago. I think now the best thing for the tournament the other players and my well being is that i withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in paris. I never wanted to be a distraction. And i accept that my timing was also ideal and my message could have been clearer. More importantly trivialize mental health. Use the term lightly. The truth is that. I have suffered long bouts of depression since the us open in two thousand eighteen. And i've had a really hard time coping with that. Anyone that knows me knows i'm introverted. And anyone that is see me. The tournaments will notice. That wearing often headphones is that helps. Dole's dole my social anxiety. The tennis price is always been kind to me. And i apologize. I want to apologize especially tool the cool journalists. Who i may have hurt. I am not a natural public speaker and get huge ways. Anxiety brought before speak to the world's media get really nervous and find it stressful to always tried to engage and give you the best as i can so here in paris i was already feeling vulnerable and anxious so i thought it was better to exercise self care and skip the press conferences. I announced it. Print wli. Because i do feel like the rules are quite outdated imports and i wanted to highlight that. I wrote privately to the tournament apologizing and saying that. I'd be more than happy to speak with them after the tournament as the slams are intense. I'm going to take some time away from the court now but when the time is right. I really want to work with the tour to discuss ways. We can make things better for the players press and found anyways. Hope you're doing well and staying safe love you guys. I'll see when i see.
"roland garros" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Telling you like in the midst of all this. Naomi osaka discourse dominating the internet on tennis twitter victoria azarenka out here to tell you what she stands for and that is anti-smoking you know what's the one thing that is actually detrimental to everybody involved. It's smoking it was so random like but you know that that's a that's a simple label fernandez isn't that little section. She could play madison keys in the second round. If madison gets through she could play visa. Or who knows spent. Lana whose net silva in third-round vegans fat. Lana face off in the. I don't overlook that this is the main draw. Return had a grand slam four-lane of his nina she gets older gavel in the first round the winner of that match to play patrick video. Potentially oh and don't forget one of year new. Faves clara howson. I haven't it's right there as rinku thompson. Second rent asterisk zillow around thousand was a title list on hardcourt earlier. This year right. It seems like centuries ago but she could play the winner of azarenka kuznetsova in the second round and then of course the other main headliner in the third quarter is arena saba lincoln number three seed the winner of madrid. A very difficult out for anyone. Serena beat her in australia including herself exactly like she could. I mean i could honestly see her going all the way to the final or see her lose in the second or third round the first round to anna commun- well. I wouldn't go that far. But i would go that far okay. It's a tough tough. I roll have. The jenga is not an easy third round and the final quarter of the of the draw. Okay now this this is the i don't know what the hell i haven't written here. Wide open fourth quarter and there are lots of gaps where i just couldn't even fill in anything undress goo. She played two matches in strasbourg and she was like you know i. What did she say she said. Thanks love i'm good onto paris that's a paraphrase from your own mind. It is but bianca came back played for the first time in many many months earlier this year. Got the miami final had to retire. And since then it's been it's been covid it's been withdrawals it's been very questionable withdrawals because of not being able to travel because of covert not wanting to quarantine a lot of different things are going on so bianca is massive question mark especially since she could play the new klay princess maria. Commune outsource it. That's in the second round. So who makes there. I have no idea who makes the third round between kudirata ova anymore. Both of a senior cova. No idea you could feasibly see any of those. Make it the one of the big dark horses here for me. Is dutch kazakhstana Burton's we haven't seen much from her since he's come back from injury maybe she's found some form i don't know she is a wildcard darkhorse if she can get some form going. Because there's opportunity here see is some players here are gonna benefit from other players whose rankings are artificially enhanced because of points from two thousand nineteen. Who are you through pseudo. Random at. I'm i'm not saying that. It'd be shady but okay with name name konta bench burton's right benches attend seed. Burton's is a sixteen seed. Naomi is the number to bundling a twenty. She hasn't been doing that. Well right so you've you weeded out some great players because these players are seated. I mean some of these unseeded players in here. it's almost like facing a seed is a blessing No well we shall see. We love to talk about playing the week before a slam and saronic her stays in the final heading into roland garros. So the fact that she opens up against johanna konta. Maybe you're you're past. Prophecies will come through. I don't know. I mean i will say that. That is my typical position but this is a pandemic and things are very strange so i do understand players wanting to kind of stay sharp. Stay warm that the week before a major this year maybe not every year. Bench opens pickens. Puerto rico who was a semi-finalist at roland garros last mall. We have tribe's on in the same section who was a quarter-finalist at that same tournament. Kiosk queen as cornelis there as well right Donka kovic. who was the runner up in charleston number one and marquette drove the runner up to s party in two thousand nineteen and naming soko right. Did we mention the number two. I felt like we talked about naomi. Enough you know in the first a segment of the show. That's why this section is such a wild card. Because naomi is the number two player in the world. She's just coming off to grand slam wins in a row. But what is she going to do here. We have no idea paolo slots into her. Section because of the The withdrawal of some. I forget who wasn't but oh so she's the number thirty three cs to correct but there is a thirty. Two happiness is playing her. Oh this is like okay so somebody who was ranked in the top thirty two withdrew and so lucky loser takes that spot but but also fills the spot yet section okay so although this is the number thirty three seed to face the number two but also is flying high off her win in belgrade so soccer potentially plays but in the third round. she opens against patricia. Marie had sieg in the first round. You would think if she's healthy and she is a clear mind that that still a winnable match for her. A clear-headed osaka should get to the third round here. I mean if this draw falls apart you could easily see her. In the semis. We but again like because you haven't seen it. Iran girls it's harder to visualize it will happen but maybe this year maybe not undress. You had to clean matches in strasbourg. If she's healthy she could do the business here. There's no reason not to believe it. Kazakh canal tova and he see mobile are not paying any attention to her. A of serano there so many people here maybe carolyn garcia the other high profile split with her dad outside of kenan. Maybe this is a come to jesus moment for her her career and you know what maybe kaya canopy will show up to say. Screw all of you. I'm going to be vendor on the first round. Listen she's made quarterfinals at the french. Open before so..
"roland garros" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Who could make a deep run. There's palca there's medvedev. I mean you kind of have to consider tree as well. He super tall. Now there's row niche. Nobody's talking about meal. Shaw mitch there is is ner all players especially since oh palca made that semi final in rome. All players know who've had some success maybe not a lot of success but some success on clint. Some point yeah. Yeah and this is definitely the serve dot section but. I think someone like a polka has a great chance to build on this confidence that he produced in rome to make it to. Who knows the quarterfinals gardena. Actually clay title under his belt the season at home in santiago. I think he has to be considered the favourite over gregor dmitrov. If they meet it's also the quarter of the draw. That has sebastian. Corto corto would be the second round opponent for city bus so it should send us beat jeremy shoddy in the first round. Maybe maybe this is a section where some american men comes through there so many of them. There's sebastian corta sam. Query john is ner steve johnson. Frances tiafoe tommy. Paul is down there. Marcos giron is in their mckenzie mcdonald. Roleo palca tummy paul. A lot of americans in that quarter of the draw but as you set the favorites to make the semifinals and pretty much. The big favourite to make the semifinals from this section is stephanos. It's the winner in monte carlo. The winner last week in the y'all did you hear what he said today. No you didn't hear today and you tell me. It looks like he was in his roland. Garros pretournament press and he said. I have this quote that i created six years ago and i stand by it. And he's really doing is stealing somebody else's thoughts again. he is the quote thief isolates. George bernard shaw. Do you think it's really. George bernard shaw. Or that's what the internet has credited. I don't know bottom line is that is not original. I didn't even have to know who it was really credited to to know. He didn't come up with that. Oh my lord like for the number of cease and desist that stephanos has been issued on the internet for plagiarizing people. You would think that he would not be doing this anymore. But he he's unstoppable. He's unbothered and on stopping. Wait a minute wait a minute. There was a book published in twenty sixteen called. Don't wait for an opportunity. Created by s. Baker is steph knows positing that this person stole his quote entitled their book with his quote. Or maybe that was a ghosting. Some the pseudonym. That's i know the plume ho. That i mean that is brazen to do that in a press conference to be so specific six years ago. I created this. A nice standby madness. The women's draw. I think we are going into this roland. Garros with some very clear favorites on the women's side. I was probably two that are far and away the favorites and that would be ash party and each tech who also happen to be the two most recent winners of rolling girls who happened to be drawn in the top. Half of the draw. I'm could meet in the semifinals. Yeah so i would also put sabah linka as a third favourite. But i think there's a big gap and the reason i think there's a big gap is because first of all the conditions are very very different from where she won in madrid and also because she hasn't proven that she can do this yet at a major and when she does it. It will be proven. But it hasn't been proven yet. Folks running away on the cocoa gov train after she won the singles and doubles titles in parma. A couple of weeks ago your man. She had a great week though. We're having to watch that train but we will not be boarding if we see that train pull into the station. We'll be there to receive it. We're not be there for that right. Yup i mean you know. She beat her countrywoman. He simonova hiking nepi. Cynthia cova and one chong in parma to win the title. She made the top thirty for the first time. She seated at a major. And you know just for kicks won the doubles with partner katie mcnally. This top half has so many players that could go so deep into this tournament and a couple of them unfortunately because of injury. We're maybe a little bit less bullish on their chances than we normally would be a couple of months ago we would have been singing garbage with praises to the roland garros. God's ahead of this tournament but we don't know what to expect right right. Same goes for carolina mulatto. She's coming off injured concerns and a semifinal appearance at the australian open. We don't know what to expect. So those two are square wildcards mova in the first quarter muga in the second quarter. There's also hunter march on that half. There's concentrate on that half just gula. There's a finalist from last year. Australian open champion and twenty twenty soviet cannon who is playing her first slam without her father's her coach. We don't know if that situation has been settled that coaching situation and look who she draws in the first round someone who lives to create chaos. Yelena ostapenko kevin has had a string of losses since miami. There's also illionis felino alexandrova the hers jennifer brady. There's born yeah. This is a great group in ashburn section. she's got al-shabaab or possibly in the third round jabbour. Was the runner up in charleston. Number two the runner. Up to astra sharma coca gov the as we said the champion and parma the top thirty debutante and jennifer radi. Who.
"roland garros" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Is a big name. A big young name but yet unproven on the big stage and this would be the stage least suited to break up for right so you could make the argument that joke of it of the quarterfinal round. Where he'll maybe play. Bertini has a fairly decent draw. A yeah yet. Bertini is obviously the one that sticks out here. Having one job of riches home tournament in belgrade the first one and then coming in as the runner up in madrid which you know very different editions but still he's had a great clay season. Federer roger is roger. Ride like he will come in and compete. We don't know what kind of form he is in. But he's gotten a typical top eight seed draw. He'll face desert. The thirty seed taylor for its in the third round. If he gets there but then he also has children the second round. You may think well hasn't done anything really but he's been playing he's actually been playing better lately so you have two players who for varying reasons aren't who they once were if we're looking at this draw say five years ago but that's a potential throwback bay clash yes second round in the second quarter. That's where things get really dicey that's where rafa nadal his hosed that's where andrea is those are the two top seeds in that quarter they would be slated to meet in the quarter-finals before then there's also no doubt playing aleksei popper in the first round. There's mofaz who is trying to get back. Some form opening against rama spinola. Who's won a tournament on clay bring. Morpheus is seeded to face rafa in the round of sixteen. But that's a really tough opener. romo's just coming off the title. ns sterile jahic center. Is there potentially playing a doll in the fourth round. Cutouts of is there as well and two-time tight list this year and alleged. Domestic abuser nicholas. Brushless there's small had to mention that but in this quarter we have a few people who have won titles on clay this year. Did you mention lorenzo sony. Go no another player. Who's had an impressive clay season. It's tricky and we've seen as many times with rafa with most of the top players. These draws that look very very dicey and then they don't exactly pan out you think they are or they don't like they did enroll many still wins break sooner. Go if you recall. He made the semifinals in rome. Pushed a joke which three sets in that semifinal and beat rube love that same day in the quarterfinals. So he's on a real upswing in his career yet. Diego sportsman is there too But he's such a big question mark he won the title in buenos iras awhile ago and since then he only had two wins on clay so he wanted before the traditional european clay season but he's really performed poorly over the past few months except in the last week he did well at ut s show rhetoric and It's hard to make conclusions from that so leading into this tournament. You'd of maybe hoped for or expected. The two best players on clayton meet in the final being nadal and djokovic. That won't be the case here. Because they're slated to meet in the semifinals and that that is the top half of the draw. Well there's an argument that the two best players klay are nidal and citybus sure who could mean in the final. Sure which takes us to the bottom half of the draw. Yep so third quarter. That guy alexandre something. He's the number six seed right at the top there dominate dominating would be his quarterfinal opponent except one of the hottest players. Clay cast peruta could have something to say about that. He would save dominic thiem in the round of sixteen. It's potentially that guy against casper rude in the quarterfinals. Dominic opens against pablo under her. Who recently beat roger federer. the other season has section is fabulous martin footage could be a landmine for him casper rooted in the round of sixteen. Who won in geneva very recently heels of workers a rude or coach third round match. You have brewed playing appear in the first wrong which could produce a lot of dramatic thing right. Maybe not good tennis but certainly good theater. I think that Caney she corey is a dark horse here. He could play current huchon off in the third round. A john has been struggling with warm But has like slightly improved recently. You've also boats used to there. Yep john evans is there. You can have that guy. Playing dan evans in the third round. I guess you could have that guy to that guy in the third round. Lose a lot of opportunity me as the bottom line. If everything goes to form according to seeds dominic thiem would be the semifinalist in that quarter and it would be a disservice to count him out considering his recent history roland garros in the final quarter. That's headlined by number five seed steph. tip us with two new medvedev right at the bottom of the men's draw. Yeah what does the questions here will be. How many matches will veggie win. Yeah this is a really interesting quarter because aside from cpos there is such a huge opportunity for somebody to break through and make a quarter or a semi. I know we're looking at the same person. Same query your bay christine. I i was kidding. Quicker the beautiful some queries that he will play. John is in the first round so we get that out of the way up right away. One of them has gone right away. I'm sure some people will watch that. I certainly will not. But isn't there would be since he buses third-round opponent we have. We have third rounds with rounded niche. And cutting your booster. I don't know who's going to make it out of their another all-american matchup steve. Johnson and frances tiafoe. Who knows maybe francis breaks through and gets to the third round over milosz but in that final section note. Maybe it's grigor dmitrov. He opens against marcos giron. In the first round dmitrov would play getting into third-round potentially and that's where it opens up then because then you would potentially play medvedev given the fourth thrown and we don't know if that will happen. So there's there's actually in this fourth.
"roland garros" Discussed on The Body Serve
"But i don't. I really don't have any regrets. I really don't i've i've lived exactly how wanted to. I've tried my hardest every single time. I didn't win the matches. That maybe i should have always aligned or but i really gave a mile so that convenience. Hi everyone welcome back to the body serve. I'm james and jonathan and we are almost at roland. Garros amir nine months after the most recent one starts on sunday in paris. The draws have been released. Folks are getting their last preparations in. But that's not what everybody's talking about right now. No naomi osaka 's announcement that she would not be doing press conferences. After her matches she released a statement saying hey. Everyone hope you're all doing well. I'm writing this to say. I'm not going to do any press during roland garros. I've often found that people have no regard for athletes mental health. And this rings very true. Whenever i see a press conference or partaken one where often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or ask questions that bring out in torah minds and i'm just not going to myself to people that don't mean i've watched many clips of athletes britain after a loss in the press room. And i know you have as well. I believe that whole situations kicking person while they're down and i don't understand the reasoning behind it me not doing press is nothing personal to the tournament and a couple of journalists have interviewed me since i was young so i have a friend of relationship with most of them however if the organizations thing that they can just keep saying do press or you're going to be fined and continue to ignore the mental health of the athletes. That are the centerpiece of their cooperation. Than i just gotta laugh anyways. I hope the considerable amount that i get fined for this will go towards a mental health. Charity excellent excellent piece heart. So the takes were immediate. They're still coming. This inspired incredibly strong emotions from people and it was interesting that this sort of captured attention so quickly and so thoroughly there are obviously many many ways to look at this in react to the statement and so the discussion that is about to follow is in no way comprehensive and we can't possibly look at it from all possible angles but these are some of the things we've been thinking about in the wake of it. I have really excused myself from the conversation. Just because i didn't feel that one more take anyone good except you're here now right right which i hope and opportunity for a more complete discussion rather than. Here's the truth. According to me. Hopefully we are able to present this one of the few times. We can present something from both sides. Well see this is where it gets complicated right. There are not two sides not both sides. You and i aren't really on different sides but we had different reactions to the statement. I'm talking about the fact that naomi's perspective can be represented as well as the press corps. We've we believe that there are two sides to every story that there are multiple sites right. I'm guessing that this is one of the few instances where we can narrow it down and focus it in this way. Naomi did write an email to the french open itself and it looked like it was after the fact after the statement was released trying to clarify a little about what she meant saying that it wasn't anything personal about the french open or its organizers but this is something that she has to do for herself right now she said this is one hundred percent nothing against the french open or even the press members themselves this stance against the system requiring athletes to be forced to do press on occasions when they're suffering from mental health. I believe it is our cake and in need of reform. After this tournament. I want to work with the tours and the governing bodies to figure out how we best compromise to change the system feel like this was an important development to it because in the wake of her initial statement on twitter. There were so many questions left unanswered. Is this something. That's going to happen going forward for her. What was the end goal. Is there something that she wanted to see done specifically were were. They're going to be dialogues. Had going forward by the people who could make some change and it seems that this is this is what she wants. She wants to have a look at the system. The way cartlidge exists and see if there are any changes that can be made. One of the questions is why now. Why did she choose right now. To make the statement Is there something going on personally for her and she just doesn't feel up to it. I like that in the email she expanded this into a more systemic view rather than thinking about individual actors like journalists. We're thinking instead about the press conference itself the press obligations the format of player in front of dozens of reporters. Does this work for everyone. Is it useful productive. And if not where does the conversation go from there. So i think that's a very fruitful conversation to be had and it's in general not one that's happening on social media. I wish what was expounded. Upon in that email to the french federation was included in that original statement because that would have given more direction to the discourse i think instead we had a couple segments in the.
Osaka Won't Talk To Press At French Open, Citing Mental Health Concerns
"Body of tennis, the Women's Tennis Association, said that they would welcome dialogue today with the one of the best players on the tour, the world's number two player. Naomi Osaka. She made a decision Tom to boycott the news conference at Roland Garros for the French Open, and she's saying the nature of the questions negatively effects. Her mental well being. And so she understands his fines like you get fined. They have rules. You have two players could be fined up to 20 grand for skipping a media conference and she's cool with it. She said. She's okay with any sanction. Um, you know, she's she's you know, she made $55 million over the last year. So he's doing okay? Yeah, she's doing okay. Um, and she's used her platform in the past, You know, to highlight issues that are important to her. She's talked about police violence. She's talked about racial and inequality. Um, And she basically says I'm not going to the her argument is is that the questions are often times the same questions that she's been asked many times in the past. And bottom line is the questions, make her uncomfortable and make her doubt herself. And she finished up her comments by saying, I'm not going to subject myself to people that doubt me. And there's been.
French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win 13th Roland Garros title
"To win this year's French Open. This is an adult twentieth Grand Slam title this Tyson with Roger Federer for the most of all time on the men's side. Match with Jovovich was a landslide yesterday as well. Afterwards, even Jovic. Said Nidal played a perfect match on the women's side unlikely winner came out on top nineteen year old Egos. Phone Tech is ranked fifty fourth and she took home the trophy, her first tour level title she beat the number four seed and the reigning Australian Open champion. YELP is now labeling
Nadal routs Djokovic for 13th French Open, record-equalling 20th Grand Slam
"In tennis this today, Rafael Nadal straight sets win her over Novak Djokovic's to win the French Open men's title that added to his own record of 13 victories at Roland Garros. And matched his longtime rival Roger Federer. By winning his 20th Grand Slam,
The greatness of Rafael Nadal
"We talk about tennis. She was about this final and put it on pitting off having to actually summer. The achievement of rough on the dull winning thirteen, French Open, and winning this French. Open in particular and doing it in the way that he did because. It. So astonishing I'm struggling to process. Frankly, yes. Apologies in advance for hyperbole and use of superlatives, but if you can't use them now when rough on the is now hundred and two girls and has won his thirteenth title when when can use MS utter the extraordinary? What is the chief today, and of course, this is an achievement that is actually fifteen sixteen years in the making it is it is unbelievable. Walk Needle is able to do both in tennis number one, but also just at this tournament, one of his best ever career performances David today. I would say so this was Up there with what he did to federal in two, thousand eight when federal and a handful of games arguably even better I think because federal struggled that day I think the conditions were less suited to today on paper at least I would have thought compared to a high bouncing day in June, and of course, he's you know he's twelve years older I mean, let's not forget. He's thirty four that's that shouldn't be. Put. To one side because you know he's got a lot of miles in those legs lot of kilometers and it's it's just mind boggling that he can physically do it for star I think it bore a lot of similarities to what Jackovitch did to him in the Australian Open file of twenty months ago, which was Jock itch referenced in Oh Sorry Nadal referenced in his post match comments it had that same feel inasmuch as when we were discussing this yesterday and we were building up to it all week long the one eventuality are could not see is one of these destroying the other one that's just could not see I mean, which is again just another example of how good predictions I am. But it was. A performance that I wasn't expecting of that level and that that feels unfetter I found the down after what he's done over the last twelve years but. He lifted himself to a level. We certainly haven't seen at this tournament. And it was this fortnight anyway it wasn't. It wasn't just. Fortunate needlework open happen to be having Berlin day today is it wasn't just what one of these things the way the cookie crumbles he change things in his approach today he was an I believe the stats ended up bearing this out in terms of name body was quitting. On your coverage David about the net clearance on his kind being significantly. Lower today than in previous matches indicating how much more aggressive he was being on that I mean I think on both wings in particular on that on that can side he was. Firmly the aggressor out there in an joke which was on the back foot right from the word go and. He looked. Bewildered by the level throughout, imagine, imagine playing really good tennis and being the world number one. And having lost six love. I just can't I can't imagine how awful that feels. You know I texted you guys. At the end of that first set and I said. Other than serving a bit better. I. Don't know what he can do. I don't think it's a question of just raise the level a bit and that'll be okay. What can he possibly do? Yeah and he's been in his press conference Djokovic and use the word surprised by Nidal's level. I don't think he sold this coming from the doll based on what we've seen from the doll these two weeks. Yes. Nidal's been great. He's the final without dropping a set, but it's clearly not been absolutely top top level in the dull and I'm not sure your conviction was expecting the performance that we saw from the Dell today he was caught off Guard surprise bewildered and that that. is so much credit. As you said to walk in the door was doing he was the aggressor. He was taking every opportunity to hit his forehand down the line and standing up on the baseline and kind of taking the drop shot away from Jackovitch. I'm sure we'll talk more about that but just little subtle changes in his game that he made the just made this huge overall difference and with the intent that he paid with it was it was overwhelming for Novak Djokovic Channon. was kind of reminded of a little quote I read from turning adult recently who often the Schwartzman team match said a lot of people compare team to my nephew. But I, don't think that's a fair comparison. This was in Spanish. This was in the Spanish newspaper El Pice and he was saying that team is a great player, but he doesn't have the options in his game that Nadal has and. The different ways to be able to beat you I. Think this goes back to what we were talking about on a podcast recently when David you said the fact that these players are always adding things today game, the dull Djokovic and Federer, and the Dallas got so many different ways he can beat you. He can change what he does and he did that today and I think it surprised Yovich and It shouldn't be surprising to me, but at the end to us, but it kind of was surprising to see the dull change tactically against your that that rivalry has been so familiar in my head of what that looks like in terms of the patterns of the rallies and this one was different out there nobles the those tactical awareness today was was as good as anything I've ever seen from him. I think
Iga Swiatek makes history with French Open win
"History was made at Roland Garros this morning, IGA Chiffon Tech was Rates That's winter over Sofia Kenin to win the French Open women's title. She is the first Polish player, woman or man to win a grand slam and chiffon tech and unseated 19 year old. Never lost a set in the tournament and sit on NBC after the match, so happy and so, But my family was here finally, and I don't know it's just overwhelming for me. It's crazy years ago, I won junior grand summoned right now. On this year, It feels like such a such a short time. So Yeah, I'm just over warm. Her American opponent, Sofia Kenin, 16, and one in Grand Slam matches until this morning, but a leg issue in the second set hurt her chances at a comeback.
"roland garros" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"Cohen rates have spiked in the Czech, republic? There's lockdown the promoter of the financing apparently pulled out suddenly there's no progress. and. So right now, there's one event on the W. T. Calendar. A number of sort of smaller events are tour level that are probably going to have very good field. I think there's a mix of frustration among the players that You know you're your, it is the first week of October and I can't imagine that I'm not GonNa play again until twenty, twenty one there's also some relief that this has been a strange year. It's no fun to take the corded a mask. It's no fun to be an hotel bubble and not be allowed to. Go out to dinner with with colleagues. But it looks as though for all intents, the WTO is pretty much done for the year The ben got some good news today when the Paris Indoor event held at Bir see on the other side of town from From Roland Garros announced that the Paris Indoor is going to happen there will be a thousand fans permitted and that's it but still it's better than nothing and there are a number of men's events left on the counter. I don't know how indoor tennis goes in Western Europe given that the bars or closing and countries reporting second waves but it does look like they're going to be a lot more opportunities for the men as of now the men's final event in London at the Oh. Two is still is still on the calendar. So there's there's a lot of uncertainty and I think that A lot of this is subject to change. We just saw that the Auckland event canceled not a huge surprise in New Zealand. Give it. New. Zealand's. Cove Protocol but already they're calling off events and twenty, twenty one I think most players minds are pretty much on getting Austrailia, which looks like it's going to have to happen in December. Quarantining in Australia and then playing a full swing. Down under and it does seem like after the French Open for the women especially, this year's pretty much.
"roland garros" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"You spend hours battling with this opponent, and then the very first person you bake human contact with is that same opponent When Ron Swanson say about handshakes after the for dry and. In three seconds or something like that it's it's great. Now I mean the racket tap is a little bit strange in some players are are not even doing that other players are as as you know, there are have been a couple of exceptions. Dominant team seems to be a a serial offender which probably ultimately speaks well of him and it has has actually gone gone the hand I. He did what after the US Open finally did there were some some contact against Schwartzman I. Don't know I feel at some level you've been. You've been hitting a sweaty tennis ball back and forth for three hours at your opponent is touch. you know none of us are perfectly convicted and our Kobe protocol and the same person who watches groceries is. Also holding the poll on the subway. Think I think we all have a inconsistencies. I have to think if you've been using the same tennis ball as as another opponent and your bodily fluid is getting on that same tennis ball I don't know if you brush palms at the net for a second to is that really so bad but yeah. I mean there are a lot of sort of jarring little twists I mean the lack of a crowd I think has been especially acute here in France especially when French players have taken the court because often the the fans try to impose themselves on the match here Dan. Is it really happening? it'll be interesting to see what stays in what doesn't I mean if I never see another ball kid and all towel again, that's that's probably a good thing It's very strange doing a courtside interviewed a math. It'll be interesting to see I mean I think we're already sort of looking to twenty twenty, one I suspect there will be him shakes at the twenty twenty one Australian Open because the players will of quarantine for two weeks and essentially what what I'm wants the players were there. And test negative in are in this this quarantine situations that they they don't even have to wear masks We will see if that holds this is obviously you know protocol changes day to day but I think maybe players will view the handshake differently when it returns, it's we we take it for granted. It's a little strange thing players cheat right now but but again, I mean if you're gonNA share a locker room. And if you're going to again share share tennis balls at. Your opponent is inadvertently sweat onto for three hours if you could probably shake his hand at the end. Of A long winded answer. That's fair. That's fair. Last time we talked we while the first time we talked before. You. Went to Paris. We talked a little bit about the favorites you talked with Shonda and One of the biggest things was that the overwhelming favourite even more. So perhaps than Ravi on a dow at this French Open was sworn health, and of course, on Sunday she lost in a very quick and. Interesting fashion..
"roland garros" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"Everyone John, , we're up here in this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast late Wednesday night we have reached the round of four. . We've reached the semi. . Draws so Jamie and I will talk some tennis from Roland Garros and. . We would try to keep it sufficiently general. . So the school be absolutely by the time you're listening <hes> Jamie how are you? ? I'm good. . How are you from a little little cold but no complaints it's been <hes> spin. . French Open like no other, , it's been an interesting interesting time so far but <hes>, , you know the the good news is Kobe hasn't really become the story, , and if we're talking about the chilly weather and not a global pandemic, , that's a win in itself. . In here, , we are at the business end of our second major in four weeks. . You're cold or office cold. . I think some other players are cold I think joke just cold I've seen a lot of PARKAS. . I actually <hes> double check the weather temperature today because I said, , how cold is it? ? Really there people are inferred jackets and <hes> you know Winter Winter Parkas I think some people look like they're going skiing. . Is it really that cold I? ? Mean you're you have survived many New York winters what's going on? ? Oh boy I'll say a few things. . One of them is that whatever the temperature is it is that an accurate indicator is has that sort of British chill where you're. . Just coal to the bones. . You know I mean obviously for for athletes it's it's different. . You're running around your your body's warming up than stopping as rob pointed out I think some of this is just what people are accustomed to. . There's a part of me that doesn't mind it. . You know we we played tennis in extreme conditions or extreme heat must failure I think it probably speaks well of the sport that same players that win when it's one hundred twenty degrees or winning when it's forty nine degrees. . I would say that I think this has had a bit of an impact, , not so much on the level of play but I don't think the caliber of play has dropped because everybody is. . Dressed like they're going skiing I think it hasn't changed the mood in the vibe and we've got Novakova did and <hes> it's it's just funny how these tournament sort of change as they progress but there <hes> there is not been as far as i. . can tell a whole lot of Kobe fear doesn't seem to be much of the talk it doesn't come up much in press conferences. . Does, , players like Daniel Collins shoot it down, , but it's been <hes> if this is not the French Open that people are used to and I thought at the US Open the apparel manufacturers missed a golden opportunity not to do more with the surface area of these masks. . Why not put a? ? Cough alligator or Nike swoosh mask, and , here it's time to show off the winter gear in the Lacoste and Nike. . And Adidas Park aware because <hes> as soon as the vitamins you've seen like as soon as the players. . Get done leaving the court they as a record it Patrick of did it they all put on Ski Jack So <hes> It's been a twist on the tournament but again I mean. . For the last six months you and I have been talking about. . Bubbles and pandemics, , and how are we going to get athletes from all over the world? ? Into <hes> into a common spot. . And the fact that <hes> the talk has been a lot about. . Tennis and conditions and scheduling and doubles and singles in wide open draws. . And not about players tested positive I think is a good sign. . For sure. . I wanted to ask you I was reading <hes> and piece by CPS ignore and he he said that <hes> you know it was about the handshakes in about, , of course, , how they're really not happening anymore the racket touch. . is now has now replaced it, , and so I actually thought twenty because in the past few matches, , we've actually seen some players after you know after the match in in the t match, , he did it and there was some others where you know. . They go to the night in a do this very strange hesitant high five or maybe there is a little bit of an embrace and course you sit there and you cringe and you say, , oh no, , they're touching each other amino they're so close I talk about Kobe and all this <hes>. . What is Of the players talked about the handshake what about you just watching? ? On my end I feel like <hes>. . You know a lot of after really great matches long matches. . It's nice to see two opponents kind of embrace each other or just kind of you know pat each other on the back for for a hard-fought match and we don't see that what what are your thoughts on on just the lack of handshakes in this cova time. . Yeah. . You see handshakes like if you have. . I have this thing where like I'll watch an old movie your you'll cringe and say, , no social distance, , oh. . Yes. . This was a bill before March of twenty twenty. . So, , yeah you see these these. . Sort of belly paths or the even the on the shoulder at the you know the net you know I, , mean I always loved the handshake I recited would've tennis is nice quirks. . You spend hours battling with this opponent, , and then the very first person you bake human contact with is that same opponent <hes>? ? When Ron Swanson say about handshakes after the for dry and. . In three seconds or something like that <hes> it's it's great. . Now I mean the racket tap is a little bit strange in some players are <hes> are not even doing that other players are as as you know, , there are have been a couple of exceptions. . Dominant team seems to be a a serial offender which probably ultimately speaks well of him and <hes> it has has actually gone gone the hand I. . He did what after the US Open finally did <hes> there were some some contact against Schwartzman I. . Don't know I feel at some level you've been. . You've been hitting a sweaty tennis ball back and forth for three hours at your opponent is touch. . <hes> you know none of us are perfectly convicted and our Kobe protocol and the same person who watches groceries is. . Also holding the poll on the subway. . Think I think we all have a inconsistencies. . I have to think if you've been using the same tennis ball as as another opponent and your bodily fluid is getting on that same tennis ball I don't know if you brush palms at the net for a second to is that really so bad but <hes> yeah. . I mean there are a lot of sort of jarring little twists I mean the lack of a crowd I think has been especially acute here in France especially when French players have taken the court because often the the fans try to impose themselves on the match here Dan. . Is it really happening? ? <hes> it'll be interesting to see what stays in what doesn't I mean if I never see another ball kid and all towel again, , that's that's probably a good thing <hes>. . It's very strange doing a courtside interviewed a math. . It'll be interesting to see I mean I think we're already sort of looking to twenty twenty, , one <hes> I suspect there will be him shakes at the twenty twenty one Australian Open because <hes> the players will of quarantine for two weeks and essentially what what I'm wants the players were there. . And test negative in are in this this quarantine situations that they they don't even have to wear masks
Storylines from Roland Garros 2020
"Everyone John, we're up here in this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast late Wednesday night we have reached the round of four. We've reached the semi. Draws so Jamie and I will talk some tennis from Roland Garros and. We would try to keep it sufficiently general. So the school be absolutely by the time you're listening Jamie how are you? I'm good. How are you from a little little cold but no complaints it's been spin. French Open like no other, it's been an interesting interesting time so far but you know the the good news is Kobe hasn't really become the story, and if we're talking about the chilly weather and not a global pandemic, that's a win in itself. In here, we are at the business end of our second major in four weeks. You're cold or office cold. I think some other players are cold I think joke just cold I've seen a lot of PARKAS. I actually double check the weather temperature today because I said, how cold is it? Really there people are inferred jackets and you know Winter Winter Parkas I think some people look like they're going skiing. Is it really that cold I? Mean you're you have survived many New York winters what's going on? Oh boy I'll say a few things. One of them is that whatever the temperature is it is that an accurate indicator is has that sort of British chill where you're. Just coal to the bones. You know I mean obviously for for athletes it's it's different. You're running around your your body's warming up than stopping as rob pointed out I think some of this is just what people are accustomed to. There's a part of me that doesn't mind it. You know we we played tennis in extreme conditions or extreme heat must failure I think it probably speaks well of the sport that same players that win when it's one hundred twenty degrees or winning when it's forty nine degrees. I would say that I think this has had a bit of an impact, not so much on the level of play but I don't think the caliber of play has dropped because everybody is. Dressed like they're going skiing I think it hasn't changed the mood in the vibe and we've got Novakova did and it's it's just funny how these tournament sort of change as they progress but there there is not been as far as i. can tell a whole lot of Kobe fear doesn't seem to be much of the talk it doesn't come up much in press conferences. Does, players like Daniel Collins shoot it down, but it's been if this is not the French Open that people are used to and I thought at the US Open the apparel manufacturers missed a golden opportunity not to do more with the surface area of these masks. Why not put a? Cough alligator or Nike swoosh mask, and here it's time to show off the winter gear in the Lacoste and Nike. And Adidas Park aware because as soon as the vitamins you've seen like as soon as the players. Get done leaving the court they as a record it Patrick of did it they all put on Ski Jack So It's been a twist on the tournament but again I mean. For the last six months you and I have been talking about. Bubbles and pandemics, and how are we going to get athletes from all over the world? Into into a common spot. And the fact that the talk has been a lot about. Tennis and conditions and scheduling and doubles and singles in wide open draws. And not about players tested positive I think is a good sign. For sure. I wanted to ask you I was reading and piece by CPS ignore and he he said that you know it was about the handshakes in about, of course, how they're really not happening anymore the racket touch. is now has now replaced it, and so I actually thought twenty because in the past few matches, we've actually seen some players after you know after the match in in the t match, he did it and there was some others where you know. They go to the night in a do this very strange hesitant high five or maybe there is a little bit of an embrace and course you sit there and you cringe and you say, oh no, they're touching each other amino they're so close I talk about Kobe and all this What is Of the players talked about the handshake what about you just watching? On my end I feel like You know a lot of after really great matches long matches. It's nice to see two opponents kind of embrace each other or just kind of you know pat each other on the back for for a hard-fought match and we don't see that what what are your thoughts on on just the lack of handshakes in this cova time. Yeah. You see handshakes like if you have. I have this thing where like I'll watch an old movie your you'll cringe and say, no social distance, oh. Yes. This was a bill before March of twenty twenty. So, yeah you see these these. Sort of belly paths or the even the on the shoulder at the you know the net you know I, mean I always loved the handshake I recited would've tennis is nice quirks. You spend hours battling with this opponent, and then the very first person you bake human contact with is that same opponent When Ron Swanson say about handshakes after the for dry and. In three seconds or something like that it's it's great. Now I mean the racket tap is a little bit strange in some players are are not even doing that other players are as as you know, there are have been a couple of exceptions. Dominant team seems to be a a serial offender which probably ultimately speaks well of him and it has has actually gone gone the hand I. He did what after the US Open finally did there were some some contact against Schwartzman I. Don't know I feel at some level you've been. You've been hitting a sweaty tennis ball back and forth for three hours at your opponent is touch. you know none of us are perfectly convicted and our Kobe protocol and the same person who watches groceries is. Also holding the poll on the subway. Think I think we all have a inconsistencies. I have to think if you've been using the same tennis ball as as another opponent and your bodily fluid is getting on that same tennis ball I don't know if you brush palms at the net for a second to is that really so bad but yeah. I mean there are a lot of sort of jarring little twists I mean the lack of a crowd I think has been especially acute here in France especially when French players have taken the court because often the the fans try to impose themselves on the match here Dan. Is it really happening? it'll be interesting to see what stays in what doesn't I mean if I never see another ball kid and all towel again, that's that's probably a good thing It's very strange doing a courtside interviewed a math. It'll be interesting to see I mean I think we're already sort of looking to twenty twenty, one I suspect there will be him shakes at the twenty twenty one Australian Open because the players will of quarantine for two weeks and essentially what what I'm wants the players were there. And test negative in are in this this quarantine situations that they they don't even have to wear masks
"roland garros" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"In this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast late Wednesday night we have reached the round of four. We've reached the semi. Draws so Jamie and I will talk some tennis from Roland Garros and. We would try to keep it sufficiently general. So the school be absolutely by the time you're listening Jamie how are you? I'm good. How are you from a little little cold but no complaints it's been spin. French Open like no other, it's been an interesting interesting time so far but you know the the good news is Kobe hasn't really become the story, and if we're talking about the chilly weather and not a global pandemic, that's a win in itself. In here, we are at the business end of our second major in four weeks. You're cold or office cold. I think some other players are cold I think joke just cold I've seen a lot of PARKAS. I actually double check the weather temperature today because I said, how cold is it? Really there people are inferred jackets and you know Winter Winter Parkas I think some people look like they're going skiing. Is it really that cold I? Mean you're you have survived many New York winters what's going on? Oh boy I'll say a few things. One of them is that whatever the temperature is it is that an accurate indicator is has that sort of British chill where you're. Just coal to the bones. You know I mean obviously for for athletes it's it's different. You're running around your your body's warming up than stopping as rob pointed out I think some of this is just what people are accustomed to. There's a part of me that doesn't mind it. You know we we played tennis in extreme conditions or extreme heat must failure I think it probably speaks well of the sport that same players that win when it's one hundred twenty degrees or winning when it's forty nine degrees. I would say that I think this has had a bit of an impact, not so much on the level of play but I don't think the caliber of play has dropped because everybody is. Dressed like they're going skiing I think it hasn't changed the mood in the vibe and we've got Novakova did and it's it's just.
French Open Update
"David Lewis just taken a most enormous swig. If he's fifty five percent alcohol gloss of whiskey that he's drinking fit tonight's podcast I David just down. I'm going to have an excellent. Now, this one's going to be my twenty five year old Erin from US sisters whiskey show. Can't wait what percentage is that. Doesn't say. Strong. If it doesn't even say. One of the questions on my. Wanted the submitted questions on my instead. The INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM DOT COM Cuban a this evening. Which I didn't which which I elected not answer although it wasn't my list of potential to answer I just happened not was he drinks to most alcohol as if you met and David. Come kind of like a dog ears elements. The amount I drink. You drink in terms of the offense has. On us is. Massively multiplied in May yes, I did I would probably say me because Matt lives with his parents, which is isn't necessarily party vibes. These boys as we as we speak Davies pouring himself another whiskey. So I didn't instagram INSTAGRAM DOT COM QNA that was fun and some tennis happened. Today and we have a we have all semifinalists. It feels like that sort of just happened. That were the last four stage. I mean, obviously, it hasn't been doing this for seven days but. He kind of feels suddenly like where the the very sharp ended the tournament somehow that is actually. What makes you re remember the this is a grand slam because that always happens every grandson doesn't it the first few days with so many matches to follow in your eyes are everywhere and and you dice are extremely long. They feel like they're going on forever and then you get half and you think well, it's still another nine days to go whatever, and then the next thing you know there's only four days left, which is where we are right now and that comes upon you very quickly and here we are yeah, I mean we've got four days we've got just semifinals and finals to guy. And I'm. I'm reading joined the tournaments, aval enjoyed loads of the matches and. There is a lot still that really. Wet Smile. I. I'm it's been so long since I've been consumed by how we did it all is. I'm just I'm now I'm now anxious about next week when the Guam tennis happening fills lake I've lived in a universe. Grand Slam tennis for so long now obviously, they were the two weeks in between the US Open in the French. But. Even, then I mean that was just a recovery time with the promise of the French. Around the corner and Yeah suddenly we're going to be descended plunged back into the the the battle days a few months ago on Monday in. Yeah it. Far Slums. This year In terms of when you think of the dailies relived shows that as well. We'll think of something the point is that it really feels like like how you should feel when you reaching the business end of and it's really pleasing that it that it feels. That way. You're agree. Yeah pumped pumped an pumped I'm slightly concerned about just how down Catherine was just that was that was a thought I hadn't processed yet, but you're right. It does feel like that and I'm now I'm now also concerned about next week but. Today was slightly we'll have each other and David's secrets of whiskey say we'll be fine. And my sister's got her own shop. As goods that I mean you have to pay for it. Usually the I seem to have got these ones free. Yeah, the twenty five olds recommend that. Of? The war, the twenty, five year old whiskey that I'm. Erin. Yeah. The Tennis Mats Talk About Tennis What happened today? How did you find it what? I think we've been. So you St- in the last few days to some really great days. Today was slightly less good. I would say, overall. I. Mean. The first three matches I think combined took about as long as the team Schwartzman match did yesterday's it's just a very different pace to the day. But what I would say is that all the winners were probably the ones we would have expected to win just about they're probably the favorites and they've set up to very exciting semifinals of come from these matches. So as much as today didn't always hold my interest for the entire day in terms of the competitiveness of the matches I think they've set us up for a couple of very, very exciting semifinals
"roland garros" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"Think it's this is that was my long wind up to say that Some level. This is what tennis players do at some times. It rains sometimes it dozen and you never know when your match is going to go on and you number longer matches going to be in other ways yet it's really jarring to play on a surface. It doesn't play the same way two days in a row or to get moved from indoors to playing under A. Roof or yeah I mean it's been right now I'm freezing you could probably tell him to my voice and they look like they're alpine skiing Victoria's ranked the courtroom they looked like she was going to her moguls right I mean it's just it's where he's a cold and then the next day sixty, eight degrees then everybody's back playing baseball caps in short so I I think. Some players will adjust to this better than others I. Think one thing we. Don't talk about enough is. How much of an advantage it is for players like Joe Convention to dial and now Mona of to know never gonNA play all her matches D- On the same court, which has a roof if it rains and if your. Third. On your third on you're not gonNA get shuffled right and so the top players I haven't incidents there's a bit of irony to it. But in some ways, the top layers after the least amount of adjusting, they're not the ones out here on you know, of course, seven with the their coach having an umbrella matches where the coach had a Brenda's in the play's gone on. Top lawyers don't have to deal with that. So I, think there's a lot of adjusting that's being asked these players in all sorts of different ways but the irony is at the players at the very top. Don't have to confront a lot of these variables. Definitely, and so we talked at the beginning of the tournament, of course but what What are your are you sticking with predictions? Have you Are you are you picking any as second week sleepers here? What what's the outlook as we turn the corner on on the first week at the French Open? It's funny. We keep picking sleepers amend disappearance somebody think Courtney I'm I'll hold. We often quote Courtney went we you know in Deep admiration we will know Gordie I. Think it was decision but I'm call got right now standpoint break wins tournament. Discussed that knocked out by player outside the top two hundred. Yeah I don't know. We we all I love this. This flirtatious on was So impressive beating Jan Brady and I sort of telling everyone you gotTa Watch. This is a seventeen year old remember that name and G Lawson straight-set. So I make no bold predictions sits as possible. Great but You know now that I say that. Lord knows what he has in store in his next match. I. think sort gotta go with Jock here and I would be very surprised..
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with Achilles injury
"I think this was the best day at the French Open so far and the one where I thought about the witness the least. There was a good combination of really excellent matches and drama, and also an an unfortunate story of a big story line which was Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament which happened moments after the sonic boom. Eerie how how close those two massive events were to each other and it was very hectic hectic time I. Think Actually Serena Williams's withdrawal was announced while we didn't know what the sonic boom walls. So it was it it was very unsettling period of the day that was probably the weirdest period of the day. But after that I would say it was a it was a fairly normal and eventful an interesting day of Grand Slam tennis. Rumors started to circulate pretty pretty much as soon as play had started about Serena Williams Joel and I'm sure would have been. One of these things have been more people and journalists. Onsite M Maybe proper word would have got out early than than it did was the. Circulating and actually pretty soon after that Serena Williams came to press. And told everybody Yep I am I. Am we from the much due to the Achilles injury that she hits kind of played down after her after I much against Christiaan It was obviously the injury she sustained in the US Open semifinal against Victoria as rancor, and again after that defeat, in New York, she had really played it down and said that wasn't why wasn't why I lost today,
"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"What would you like say about Casper Rude I just felt like on this is as much. My fault as anybody that we just didn't talk about him in the room review we we we talked. About him in passing actually he wasn't just a playa beaten by a remember who paid him now I think it was joke of it. But he's his results on the way to that were significant, and in fact, his year as a whole has been significant I mean. This is a guy who was knocking around the hundreds in the world for a couple years without making really any progress he had. The the only thing I really took notice of him before this year was the fact that he had a row with Nick Carols. That's about it I. Think he wasn't the wasn't the I can't remember exactly what it was, but he lost his marbles one time I. Wasn't that in Rome was it was he the? Curious through the. Nameless jails Peru criticized afterwards in the press and then curious. How dare anybody criticize me decided to have a pop on twitter and. I quote light for Star Club. The fact that route stood up to him I quite enjoyed that and his tenors this year has been really significant. He I understand he's. He's played apprentice loss at the Wrath on the Don Academy and appears to have developed quite a style whether it's out of founded on academy whether he took his style there and because it fitted in but he's got a heavy four, hundred loads and loads of Topspin. He seems to be a real grinder and he's having some notable results and he even has a skyhook overhead smash, which is a little light and use this as well. So I just I mean I always I still writers name down as Christine route every time I think of him I write down Christian route because that's his dad was a top fifty odd player back when I was. On the tore in the ninety S. Casper. The friendly ghost files. A generational. Difference just just while we're on it, I, don't I don't. which to bring this up, but you keep spending casper wrong as it. How is it smelt? C. A. S. P. E. R. Used I'm sure I'm spent spelling Aarp because I'm sure that it's not that the ghost. It turns out. It tends entities. And also having. Nice way during that. Definitely all was the best way. He was having really good results, pre lockdown I think he won a title and he reached another final on the clay. So I felt really sorry for those players at all that momentum detailed at that time of season. So these kept going and seems to perhaps even be a better plan now is is a testament as you said, David to that work he did during lockdown period and he is he certainly one to watch at the French Open and I think mentioned teams tough tour I. Think He's in team section I think possibly in round three would play. So that would definitely be a match to circle and. As soon as you mentioned that matter of been. Cataldo. The first thing that popped into my head was wears Jennifer Brady and the drawer. That's suddenly what I thought of and I've just found. The Section Show Michigan go to qualify in the first round, but I'm really interested to see what she's like on on clay. Yes agreed we have had an article today a- page or front page of the sports. Section is that saw the Telegraph? Do it from some brags about doping testing tennis the term period and how it's all but fallen by the wayside? Speaking various various places over the course of. Couse last couple of weeks struve Kei Nishikori in comparing numbers relative numbers. If testing in its unite, it's dropped off exponentially. None of that is specific evidence anybody his boats upon doping over the course of lockdown just that if anybody had felt so inclined, it would have been. An easier to d say and an awful lot less likely that they would have been detected, which statistically me me would suggest that. People will have done it. That's why we have laws in deterrence isn't it because? If if he. If he if Not everybody will behave according to the moral code that we might all like. So it worries me. Pleases Me Simon's look into it and and drawing attention to exit something that's been occurring to me a lot because I'm a terrible terrible cynic. I've been kind of watching out for plays coming back from lockdown looking sort of suspiciously fitter, physically different and plays with suspiciously more. Than they had six months ago. Not Not from Daping perspective. From a head transplant perspective. Yes Oh, look there's no. Ms Nice specific evidence of anybody having embarked upon a big cool of. Doping. But the raw the makes me as the cynical I think that probably some people have so. I hope that they're able to to step up and get back to pre. Lockdown levels of deep testing. I don't know what the distancing and restrictions on onsite numbers prevent not being the case. I'm sure this won't be the end of it for facilitate his his reporting on all I've. Felt. Like an important piece of them I'm I'm I was pleased to sit while she served and whether or not. There are actually flyers taking advantage of the situation or not. There's no point in having a doping anti-doping system unless it is a did to run vigorously. Of. The circumstances that I do sympathize with what must be very challenging circumstances right now but. It's important. It mustn't be forgotten. So I, agree good. Good. For Simon. Last couple of bits of business. I appealed on the last podcast for submissions and candidates to our bonus pool French Open mascots, and it to say I mean, my expectations were high because tennis podcast pets has been one of the the great triumphs of my life if the paused fee is a but I have nonetheless been completely overwhelmed. You will be hearing more about however welcomed untouched and delighted I've been On feature podcasts and on mascot specific content that I intend to produce I'll save it for for that because. The entries still open until midnight tonight as we record Friday. Ob Making my decision tomorrow, but I had gone into this expecting to make a decision on my favorite but. That is that is just not going to be possible because my got his chosen Futi, seven winners so far. when people We've received three different photos of dogs in bow ties. How worth my suitcase to choose the best dog in a bow tie it is not possible So I, AM company devising some. Criteria. An. Unofficial. Kind of. Selection Process say more of that over the coming more on that over the coming days and our final business is about. Your submissions for non gender for Alexander's which. Ding Ding Ding Patriarchy news is actually really really really hard because all the words that mean the thing that we're trying to express agenda. we had Jim worth I'm submit peacocking. which on the face of it sounds like a really good submission is a great word. Thank you. John but actually peacocking, it's to peacock is just about the most gender age. A verb as there is because a peacock like a peacock is an explicitly male animal and it's a it's a perfect example of the male being the. Considered. The neutral in default took is actually. P Foul is the. Greek term for male female. P Foul and pin is the female equivalent and the P. Hens don't have the really fancy feathers so they don't do this specific active peacocking. So eight is about his gender, a term as they come, but I titled Understand why that was submitted because there are so few options. In fact, I'm not even sure there is a perfect option because. We live in a patriarchal thought some submissions they're. Gay for it up..
"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Planning on. That time that was some. Slightly questionable quotes floating around from for Jay saying it's still is still safer than to to come to outdoor tennis than it is to get to supermarket will go in the Metro. a lot of people subsequently then pointing out well, how do you think most of these funds are going to get to Roland Garros? It's on the Metro but anyway and then there was remiss circulating last night. As a result of the French prime minister appearing on on French television looking slightly unsure if the exact situation. But heavily implying that the one thousand people admitted on site everyday would be inclusive of staff and players are all accredited people would be included in that one thousand. Personnel Location, which is we understand it would would essentially leave no funds. being allowed on. So we now understand courtesy if they keep. He pretty much always accurate in terms of the reporting that it will be one thousand pounds per day. In addition to credited persons onsite and not is where we stand. At the moment that will be thousand pounds per day all of them on Shatri say she distanced? Soviet coming from the same household. That could very much change. The next forty, eight hours because I mean. Frankly, it could change over the course of the fortnight because it is extraordinary. How shifting the sounds are this tournament is being staged on That that's sponsored me for awhile. Festival what always felt like unrealistic expectations in terms of what might be possible given the rate of increase in infections in France and in. Paris in particular. They were. Ridiculously optimistic come in and I am an optimist. But that was just upset I thought time but I thought maybe they know something I don't and. Maybe they did. But things turned pretty much how how I think a lot of us feared they would. But I didn't expect it to be a couple of days before the tournament starts and. Reducing from five, thousand, one thousand, and even then not really knowing whether they were going to have to have anybody on site and I can only imagine the. Logistical nightmare status cost them, and the the disappointment that is caused. So many people who would have had the hopes of have been Outta go to this tournaments I hope they can have to one thousand fans on Chateau because what we saw in Rome is that it does make a difference it does make a difference to the experience to the the atmosphere. I foremost let's just hope that nobody gets infected that he's coming to watch that they don't have further problem in they're on more cases of ill health, but it's it doesn't feel. Very. Comfortable to have watched this you described it. Stands beneath the feet of grandson tournament with with just days to spare, and they could very easily found themselves in a position of having five thousand fans onsite next week, and then the announcement happening this is happening. France White, and then position with there being. So not ideal not ideal. Yeah I mean I. Hope I think that they are able to have the thousand found safely because exactly as you say, I think prior to Rome and these last couple of days a very informative. So. Difference does it make? It's it's a drop in the ocean, but actually it made an enormous difference in rhyme. Really. Really emotional difference actually talked about on our last podcast. So I hate that they're able to have that I do that the way the last few days if played out has made me concerned generally about the decision making. On about the slightly cavalier attitude to the whole thing I mean. Yeah I. I sort of admire his optimism and confidence but some of the things that Bush was saying is today. Seemed pretty out of out tune. with. With the with the pitch of where this pandemic is. At the moment you know even with the thousand pounds per day statistically, it is almost certain that people with coronavirus either ACM to even assuming everybody that symptomatic stays at home statistically all my certain that. People with a symmetrical pre-symptomatic virus will be going to the French. Open. And yet I realized the the socially distanced inside the stadium. But what about keeping it the turn to get in and stuff that can be with the increased security measures? They've had it Roland Garros for the past couple of years that's been an absolute nightmare. Some of the the crushes frankly you can get the turnstiles to get in case is going to be massively reduced but I just. Until. I actually see that happening safely. And cautiously. I quite be reassured. About the situation the whole way the last few days if panned out hasn't really provided much reassurance and that's including. There was no official statement or information coming from Russia. So the French tennis federation last when the situation was so confused and it wasn't helped by the as you said, the French prime minister going on French television and just further complicating everything I mean we're extrordinary. Yeah I mean we've heard that before. Prime Minister Confuses things further. I mean that that was the situation. As you said, he was saying that the the one thousand people would would include everyone well. That line was calling into question whether the tournament could even ahead because content Moynihan who is the journalist keep was is saying that four thousand people are credited at the French Open when you include the staff and the players and the coaches and everyone everyone involved in running that event so. There was no way. They could have just done it with one thousand whatsoever, and then to not have any kind of clarification about the situation for. I mean for hours. We think we know because lucky proposing is is accurate but I just I don't understand how that has been allowed to happen with just forty hours before the event even starting and as you say, it doesn't It doesn't bode well for the rest of the event and also the kind of measures and the. Just how much cad taking generally it just it just leaves a they concerning. Aftertaste I think. Yeah. French Open safe anxiety. Drip rap anxiety and. Too Much Caffeine. It's It's a toxic combination..
"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"It is. It is focused is very autumnal day isn't it? It's it's GonNa feel weird. To be calling. Windy and cold. Quite funny. I'm here for Wyndham weather. Kale's we had wind and weather chaos lost. You didn't we had a sandstorm was that not enough for you? Yeah, the focus is definitely going to feel very different. Now, as things stand at the moment, we're recording on Friday morning. The draw was done last night the tournament starts in in in forty time the tournament will be underway as it stands. At the moment we believe that one thousand fans per day will be permitted entry to Roland Garros. Now, the French government issued to change the rules and guidelines a couple of days ago. Mass gatherings had been reduced from five thousand to one, thousand which. The writing on the wolf a for Roland. Garros. Still after that, the tournament officials gave for J. The tournament director is going out saying. They will hoping an exemption would be made for the French Open and they would still be permitted to have the the five thousand pounds per day that they were planning on. That time that was some. Slightly questionable quotes floating around from for Jay saying it's still is still safer than to to.
"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"At least two grand champions will be going out in the first round and there will be that many in the men's draw. So that's I mean that was significant and then I think the other thing that I looked at was stefanos sit surpasses draw being tough. Just just jumped out at me plays Who does he play Gio Moonen the first round then probably Pablo Cuevas then possibly at Cryan and then possibly Dennis chiappa valve just to get to the quarter-finals that to me is a lot of inform players there's a lot of clay-court specialists in. I know sits passes gaining a bit of form and confidence hopefully this week in Hamburg but. That is a tough tough draw for him. I think that that could be a poisoned chalice in itself because the the Hamburg final is on the same day is They WanNa Furlan girls there's an natural overlap. So obviously, they wouldn't shed. You'll sits passes much for Sunday. Were he in the Humboldt final? All one would presume in the semi finals or they know had any guarantee if that? I can't help but think that that. PUTS HIM AT A. disadvantage. My mind gets back to this year that the Alex Domino One Sydney. And he wants. Sydney. On Saturday sheduled on the Monday if the Australian Open any any lost first-round? Wasn't it? Pulled out this year vicious it pickup wasn't. Really good results there and then he got hurt and couldn't play Australia. Yes it was last year it was lost and. We'll have to do a twenty four hour quarantine as well when he arrived so oh. crikey enforcing Steph sits pass to be in a room on his own for twenty four hours. I mean if he gets to the Hamburg final but Sunday's probably not getting to Paris until that evening it probably I mean his his first trip to site might be to play his match. I mean that's the kind of quick turnaround of the of the time that we're talking about. Actually they are doing a lot of that aren't they of only having pledged their for their matching their practice session to minimize time together because of covid nineteen catherine just quickly sit surpass his due to play shop. The seeds go according to plan nights eight against the fifth seed. Does that mean you've got CHIAPPA? VAL BEATING CIPA? Well. I haven't the predictions. We don't have to do four rounds. I have CHIAPPA VAL of my quarters I. I did this discussion I feel good about the fact that I have sit surpass that. I think is just explained there is. Not An insignificant challenge the chance that he won't get to that around it is I think it's really. Tough jewelry if he's struggling for confidence playing confidence players. I know I think. That's tough. So Don't make me make predictions that I have been required to make official her. I've gone. To final lineup let bit at that. I saw him I saw him the other day. Look good to me. In the women's draw Matt what jumped out. Well. Again it was. It was a Brit I think with the standout match and that is joke counter against cocoa golf in round one. I I'm not sure what to think about that match I mean Golf Golf is a junior French Open champion I. believe I just haven't seen that much of own clay a tall no she played mcgrew of the other weekend in Rome and Perform pretty wet in that match. But I I genuinely have no real expectations of what she's like on unclear I. Know She's a great competitors. So I'm sure she will concert problems in that match. An it's an interesting one for come to who is so. Process. Base and I don't get the impression that she does get particularly concerned about who she's playing that often to me it feels like she approaches every match just kinda thinking about has settled from what she can. On the cool and that is a real test of that scale in that method against cocoa golf because. You know you don't you don't want to lose two sixteen year old coca golf and the so much hype around turn the such attention and whenever she plays I think it's it's an interesting match mentally for joke into whether she will be able to control control it. The way she likes to I think stylistically as well she could be problematic for concer. Conscious hidden traps and playing kind of blink zone. She might be out of just be relentless enough to knock off the cord but. What I like about golfing I think she will be good on clay is. I have movements and be herb ability to improvise and. Shields Fried slices and she'll triangles in and she could just as the sort of Plas- we've seen 'cause. Concert. Problems, she could make a malfunction. Michael's final say. About if you're saying where in the standings. David David Grove points downwards. Get needed a great predictions for the year. We have a number of kickstarter backers. Backers at a level to take on throughout the year, the Grand Slams, and they're probably about four people out of the thirty vented who just didn't get around to entering the US Open and they're still ahead of me. Even though they didn't enter. Mathis had to reduce the scale on the growth in order to accommodate the size of David, down with ball. Relative. to the size of other people's with balls or that's a whole separate predictions competition. David is there was languishing in both yeah. Well, the I liked the. I really enjoyed the visual of exactly how badly David's doing a big fan of the growth. Just going to pick up my trophy of last year place here just for Comforts. Yeah, let's put that. Actually the way you position now zoom, it looks like the trophy has your name on it. Great? Trophies, that you people is of the non reusable. For. We call my other. Shall I say up. Here. Shaped like a coffin I. Got My tennis podcasts Mike and Lieutenant. PODCAST Hootie. IDEA. What else from the women's draw? What else I mean I always look to see Serena William's lands, and she's in the half with Simona Halep and she starts against Christiaan who she also played in the first round of the US Open not sure what Cristiano has done. To to the tennis drawer God could you face when she was told that I mean you would think that somebody's GonNa wind up. And then Serena gets another potential US Open rematch in round two, Possibili- Fatana Perron cover, which could be tricky. She Calls Serena, quite a few problems in New York and then also in her section is victorious Aranka. So another the show you're open rematch and as a herself cappella Venus Williams again in round two. So all those all those Moti Multiple Grand Slam champions in one section I'm out of big takeaway from the women's stories just how open the bottom half as in particular Gabino mcgrew those in that half I think for me she's the favorite to come through that half because. So many of the other seeds they've got convinced Salamanca curb keys Stevens. Cannon. They're either not really clay-court specialists or they're hopeless the answer form. So I could imagine that being two surprises in that bottom half but I think mcgrew if she's fit, she had a little bit of injury problem against happen. In Rome if she's fit I think she's probably the strong favourite in the bottom half of gotTa mcgary phthalate. final. Not Faith. Head untold. Looking at an I haven't gone through this round yet, but that does seem. Like..
French Open, Unlike US Open, to Allow Fans at its Tournament
"Of the French Open unveiled a plan today to allow a limited number of Spectators at Roland Garros despite a growing number of covert 19 cases in Paris. Right now the French Open begins September 27th after being postponed from May because of the pandemic.
"Folks and welcome to the tennis podcast and very special edition of the tennis podcast and back by popular demand brackets by David Law ov- tennis relived. We told you. It would be coming back. Of course, it was coming back. Don't worry. We know that actual live tennis is happening this tennis lived and. Second. One prior to the US Open is not in place of talking about live tennis. And related things it is an addition and a very special and necessary edition as well. This one will be focusing on the life, the career, the legacy of Alpha Gibson, and our next one will be focusing on the very same of thrash respectively the first african-american women and men to win Grand Slam titles in NFL Gibson's case the first African. American. Person To, be, admitted, to play. Professional tennis an extraordinary women in extraordinarily. Important figure in tennis history and one that. Hasn't been sufficiently remembered or given her Jews always over the is so. We're hoping to write that in a very tiny tiny way today certainly been. An extraordinary learning experience for us to to get to know these t plays an the significance in tennis history say thank you David for your enthusiasm. For tennis relived. Point Yeah it's very different what we're doing today and what we're doing with the Arthur Ashe podcast as well. When we were doing the Roland Garros relived Wimbledon the Olympics, they were all about events or matches or moments in time specific moments in time when we came up to realizing that the US Open for stop was going to happen and we really don't have two weeks worth of shows to fill much as I'd love to come up with twenty wonderful matches and memories which no doubt we will get to in the. List of Twelve Pete Sampras much is that he submitted for the short lift. US Open relived and fifteen Jimmy Connors matches. Including all seven from all from. Sorry. All five from nine hundred, ninety one. But When we came to to look at this and we started to try to think well, what what should we do I personally suddenly realize the the gaping chasm mind knowledge in my reading of the Games history and I think particularly Alpha Gibson I feel ashamed not to know what I now know and what we want to do with this show. Is Tell, the stories that we've discovered and to properly tell the history as best as we can. I. Think we all knew that line first black woman to play the US Open and win Grand Slam titles but I'd never properly engaged with that line or really understood what that actually. Meant or considered what she actually had to overcome to become that because tennis was this elitist sport at a racially segregated time in America. So it's an extraordinary thing that tennis was used as AVIK BY A. Gibson and now thrash. To advance the black race and I'd never really. Never really thought about that before how how, what, a, what a strength of character and what a special talent it took to be able to achieve as a black person in in that white world and it's just been. Just been happening really to have read and sort of spent time. In their lives over the last few over the last few days and weeks doing this research and and it felt very necessary and timely as well.
A Pandemic Dahhhling, Do You Know What That Means?!
"Hello everybody welcome back to the body. Serve Jonathan and I'm James. His I told you had a bit of a surprise for you at the start. Those, Where we're watching the great, we've got one episode left and it's filled with Hazaras. That is the catchphrase. We are in the middle of pride month, and before we get into the show, a special shot and thanks to Tom Humber stone who has been or designer over the years for? Various artwork that you may see associated with the body serve, and he's given the body serve a pride makeover, so we've updated all of our various socials and websites, and you can have a look at what he did there. We think it's just swell, so thank you talk so there's been a lot of news this week. Tennis's not exactly back in full swing, but it is apparently coming soon. The plans are in place for the US Open Roland Garros and for the WPA of pretty full fall. Schedule this to happen in one day. Basically. You wake up before i. do so when I got up. We'll tell you when that was or when that typically is. Knows a lot for me to catch up on. It took a while took like full day very like I had a a grasp of what was going on, and what it felt like to me, was one domino started, and then everybody was like damn. Yes, so the USDA teased a little bit earlier in the week that they were primed to go ahead than a big announcement was coming pending government approval we had heard rumors about the zoom calls this huge. ATP Zoom Com that no Ruben was talking about on the behind the rocket podcast, criticizing Novak Djokovic for allegedly not being there, so we knew there were is nothing alleged about to. He was not okay. The whole point university I don't WanNa get spread cheated. You know everybody's got to be charted once in a while. The so there were there were murmurs throughout the week, but. Wednesday at ten am. The US Open holds a press conference in the empty and cavernous. Arthur ash stadium. Stacey Allaster is there? They have a few other folks on court physician. Mc I forgot who that was. Sorry. My reporting skills are just not up to snuff over the the tennis break, but it was very much a public relations event. There were a lot of sport reporters on zoom. So after the the press conference happened, or after the main presentation happened, there were individual questions by. Reporters who they showed on zoom, and when we found out that there wouldn't be media physically on site. We got the sense that this, too was a trial run for what the media access will be at the actual tournament where presumably players will be interviewed via zoom. Right, so the big announcement as I'm sure you've already heard that the US Open will go ahead. As planned in the the same part of the calendar in New, York City at Billie Jean, King National Tennis Centre with no spectators, and with a lot of health provision in place, but listen I'm still surprised that they're going full steam ahead. I'm still extremely skeptical and especially what we're seeing now in. Clemson University for example. was. At twenty three members of the football team tested positive for COVID. The exploding numbers and Florida Arizona California baseball has affected right now. Golf is affected right now pretty much every sport that you've seen. Attempts to restart has been affected in one way or another in tennis. Not going to be immune to that and we'll get to why. We think that that's the case based on what's been going on overseas. Break so I? Guess I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's just go through the actual news first, and then we can comment on it as part of this abbreviated summer schedule, or there will be the Washington D. C.. C. Tournament, the city open held in DC, starting August fourteenth for the men I. Don't think we have heard about the possibility of a winds tournament yet, but I believe it's being discussed because it's typically joint event, right, it's not currently in the WTO calendar, but apparently that is still open, then the western and southern open. That is normally in Cincinnati will be held in New York City the week before the US Open. And then the US Open and because Cincinnati is moving to new. York. That means that there will be no qualifying. For the US Open because typically the week leading into the Grand Slam in New, York, city. It's this. It's this week long. Qualifying Extravaganza pretty much and so with Cincinnati playing that there's no room for qualifying
The sports world is beginning to reopen
"The city open will be back in DC for the fifty second consecutive summer and it will be played in Rock Creek park press conference coming up this morning it will be pushed back two weeks that will begin on August thirteenth now the following week the Cincinnati open will be a new York leading up to the U. S. open on August thirty first press conference this morning for the U. S. open and Serena Williams says she will participate in the U. S. open so that is big news also Roland Garros the French Open being pushed back a little bit as well to the end of September beginning September twenty eighth the premier league resumes today after a one hundred day hiatus no fans beginning today they hope that fans back into September and champions league news Lisbon will host this season's champions league final August twenty third after confirmation this morning at the final stages of the competition will be held in the Portuguese capital rather than Istanbul as
Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest
"Hello and welcome to our fifteenth and final edition of Roland Garros relived Catherine feeling when I say that. Wistful. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa stop missing the past sort of like A. Double again I will. Note that is. Are You you're right I'm all right I can believe it's the fifteen. Well when I came up with the idea, let's just keep doing the daily podcast. Slams that we promised we would at the start of the, even though there's no tennis by watching lots of action, the past I thought it'd be easy. Turns out then we got lots of ideas about how to do it. Including interviewing everybody, we possibly could find relevant to each match, and that's what we've done again today. for Simona halep against Sloan Stevens 2018 final, and we've got down K. Hilas special guest coach to Simona Halep, and yes, it's been a long and tiring journey to get through today fifteen of these podcasts. We've enjoyed it immensely. I think it's fair to say. So let's get cracking with this one. This match has a lot to it. Doesn't it the whole saga because? Simona. Is it three Grand Slam. She already played. At the to that point and not. Finals yeah, yeah. She played the two, thousand, fourteen and final, and lost in three to Sharapova. She'd played the two thousand, seventeen, French Open final and lost in three Ostapenko, and she played the twenty eighteen Australian Open. Final just a few months before they send those to Wozniacki all three senators. She played well in all of them. She had a lead in all of them and lost all of them. And it was becoming a real. Saga actually. Can help get over the, line. 2018, you say. You want some facts about two thousand eighteen. We. Well, it's not long ago, so you can probably remember most of this Prince Harry and Meghan markle married. Thing right I hosted a semi. Gathering in the garden, did you did you was on the invitation? To, clarify with a few friends and family that I wasn't like a rabid royalist, and it was just an excuse to make some cake and sausage rolls. The I remember seeing the pictures. Wasn't invited that. We can handle it. aretha Franklin and Stephen Hawkins' both died toys. R.. US went bankrupt. Not Quite sure why that to my list, but it is. I'm not sure nothing either. Toys R. US went bankrupt and student Matt's became Grad Matt became Matt. Two thousand eighteen was a big. And formation. Toys R. US, they might. How do you feel about that? No I think it was pressed. Until Lo que, but so I was reading it. I won't saw. Phillips scattered toys R. US In writing when I was about five. States have good stories. Did you speak for? Him! I remember being very excited because it was circuit in the gopher. Time, I was at my dad. That's a long time ago yet. Longtime Gay and I think it was. Joseph in mazing technical latrine time as well right Matt, wasn't even Baby Matt at this point. He's never even heard of these people. You don't know Gordon the gopher is Dima. No. Right so. Just, minded ninety correction. You didn't mention that freedom got promoted into anti eighteen. Thank you for pointing that out. Rather than to. And it didn't last long. It's as relevant as toys R. US, thank you I so. Yes, so we have this final on our hands between SMYRNA HALEP and Sloan seems and it was one that. I was I was looking forward to. A tennis match in. It's just in its own right of these two players battling it out because I thought it could be a really good final. And, should he? I think it ended up exceeding all of those expectations and You're quite right Catherine when you talk about the number of finals, the the salmon halibut already been in, and it was similar to play as we think of that. We've already covered here in this running relived series like even lendl trying to win. A A I slam Andy Murray course. It took him a few guys. Goran Ivanisevic but Simona Halla. Yeah, she already had three. She'd had Darren K Hill by his side for awhile by this point, so let's hear from him about the journey that led to this moments. Together for about three us before she played that particular foreign against flown in two thousand and nineteen and I guess the memory of what happened in two thousand, seventeen, against Ostapenko, as well was brought in the full fun of Amazon so for her to go out and do what she did. And now they say that both of you most destinations. You can't get there unless you go to refund pain a tough road and that was kind of the journey that some had had even before I came along. She might the final. Open and lost Marie shower. Piping, a great match on six four on the third added chances in that one, and then to lose to paint code and then the Knicks Jay come back, an inbetween that of course remember the final that she applied at the open against the Yankee which was another great match, and just even getting to the final at the Australian Open was itself, so I I think that helped a lot. She learned a lot from that particular tournament, and when she got to the final at a French. Against Launch, he had a little extra confidence and belief in a self to finally get it done.
"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Sure is it sure is still going strong now I mean. What a store! Yeah I mean Venus is certainly going. This is thing. talked about with with within Devon PORTA thing. I'm little bit with Mary Venus doing her weekly was it daily. Daily so, what Venus is up to in lockdown, but Serena's been very quiet. Night eighty workout videos from I mean she's parenting. I've seen some instagram posts and various spits. She's posted. She also communicated the very powerful video that Francis CFO produce which featured many of his fellow black players. And people at work within the tennis industry, and it's protesting and making their the statements in video form, and that's that's the most recent thing of saying from. Serena and if you, if you get a chance to have a look at that video, because it really is powerful, it's such A. Such a difficult time. We've had an email as well from Christ that I'd like to just finish with. He is a listener from Minneapolis and a kickstarter backer. Thank you for that Chris he's been in touch a few times over the last couple years. And he's. He's been listening all the time. Even when he was in the hospital, as key is, his kids were being born, which is a lovely lovely thought. And he wrote. That he wanted to write for different reason this time, which was to say, thank you for the podcast during a time of tremendous turmoil in his adopted home of Minneapolis, where he's lived for a while, he says as a horrifying police murder of of an unarmed black man has pushed corona virus headlines off the top of news feeds the world over and led to rightful and rest in search for institutional reform and a great city, and it's incredibly vibrant. Multiethnic communities have been ravaged over the last couple of nights, largely instigated by outside elements of Anneke SUPREMACISM, the daily pods from the Roland Garros Relieved of proven more important than ever in offering some relief uplift some poignancy in the face of. Feelings of heartbreak, despair and anger listened to you. Three is like having a cadre of old friends around Spinning Yawns both familiar and unfamiliar about the Great Sport. Desires shared passion. Thanks for that and so much more. Overwhelming we've had I mean we've had so many and. So many of them have been really genuinely touching. We don't read them out because it feels a bit like re tweeting compliments. But that one feels particularly important on it. It's quite quite difficult to sum up what what messages like that mean to say. Yeah. We're thinking of Chris Think. You've With everyone. Protesting around the world today in. For, however, long, the struggles full. What we got tomorrow on a Roland Garros Relieved. We have steen anonymous Kim Clijsters in two thousand three final kind of more, generally their rivalry, and just the ends, French Open dominance for few years we're. About to enter an air that Matt Cain vaguely recruiting I think the first friendship memories involves Justine Henin Right. Yeah, that's right. Yeah, it's. It's staggering to me that we are will ten eleven days in, and we haven't mentioned rough on the dull. 'cause with doing the French Open, and you'll do. It does make you realize. Oh, my life. The French opens basically just been the dull, but there's just been so much more to the history. All that's come folks here on the tennis podcast. Many more editions of running grocery to enjoy a hope you are enjoying them. If you are tell people you know. Thanks for all the messages as Catherine saying. Really is hot woman for us to receive them. And just makes us want to do the best job we possibly can. So, we'll be back again tomorrow with Kim. Clijsters and Justine. From the two thousand, three French Open, but for now from us. You..
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"Tenth Edition of Roland Garros Relieved here with you on the tennis podcast, and it features all Williams. Sisters final from two thousand and two Venus Against Serena and we have just watched it, and it was the start of Serena Williams dominating and. It was it's been fascinating. We've watched little moments from all of their next three Grand Slam finals that would follow straight away as well, and it's just one of the great stories of tennis. The there's ever happened. Really the the Williams Sisters Story and it never ceases to intrigue me just to watch how they try to deal with the moments how to deal with the situation that they're in. And we're here to relive it with you on the tennis podcast Katherine how you doing I'm. Okay the same thanks David. In the same spot out there's. Nothing changes. In the same position as well. I'm so glad I bought my new office chair before. Episodes basically been here for. Ten straight days and Now. Beds right next door to it. Yes I two thousand and two. In two thousand two. What were you doing in two thousand and two things picks up on the family photo album front, Catherine O. F T. Year and I remember study leave coinciding exactly with the French Open. Which? Recouping Great. To treat. Filed for juggled manage that Juggling Act potentially better than you did in the lost years. I'm saying I didn't want to repeat any of my qualifications exactly ten years on from when from what I completely failed mine at. Two, thousand and two, you were six. Yeah, not too much to report really. Just getting on with it properties. Getting on. Roy David vs your this must have been your first years of freelance. Yeah left the ATP by this time, and I was going off to tournaments on my Just trying to wet for anybody you'd have me and yes I remember covering Rome shortly before this French. Open that. We're talking about right now. member covering Serena in interviewing hair and yeah is it was an interesting time? To be covering the sports in that way. And I. What's My I in that year for BBC Radio Five Live? So yeah, it was the start of a very different chapter. For me! And Yeah. There's so much going on in the tennis world. There was this crossover Rivera's, wasn't it? Because we we we still saying these head to head rivalries, but this one became more and more prevalent with every passing tournaments, and just to give you an idea of what else was going on in the world at that time in two thousand to the Queen Mother died. The all spoons premiered on MTV. Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. Government signed ceasefire ending nineteen years of civil war. And fifty percent of the UK population by now have Internet access. That one's for you Catherine thirty. Keep it partridge. What would I need to save for it? NOT TO BE PARTRIDGE? I was just thinking before you said the Internet thing always thinking Oh. This is on tricky today. Of taking a step up. and. Go my favorite bit. Getting used to it. So tennis wise. At this point, we have moved on a year from yesterday. Show when Jennifer Capriati when the French Open title, the rest of that year was dominated by Venus Williams. Who Won Wimbledon and the US Open beating Serena in the final? What has happened so far in two thousand and two Matt Well Jennifer kept `priority has defended her Australian Open title a tournament which Serena had to miss through injury and Venus Williams loss of the first ever to Monica salish. still whenever I see that Monica was still going strong in two thousand and two. That always kind of amazes me. Yes? Then they get on the hull courts and Serena really starts dominating. She doesn't actually she doesn't actually lose. A match competed national hard court in two thousand and two to start the season both sisters. Boycott Indian Wells for the first time following the racists incident in two thousand and one. That's a boycott that would go on until Twenty fifteen for Serena Twenty sixteen for Venus. And, then Serena gets her first tore level where against Venus in the Miami semifinals, six two six two and then announces a South was one of the favorites full the French, open by winning Rome beating Justyna non Jennifer Cat `priority so. That definitely you know. Venus is obviously dominated the before Serena's now really becoming a force Worth I'm actually wrote that they were threatening to tiger is. I think that being in terms of what tiger woods was doing. Ingolf at that stage just become such a dominant force and they were the they were. They were the driving force in the game. They were the biggest stoves, the biggest stories getting the biggest crowds and actually align i. read his that. Talks of combining the tools though bit like we've been talking about recently with this with this merger idea, but it was very much. Kind of the pay and coaching the Women's tool to relocate Ponte Vedra where they had their head offices and. Thinking that, it made sense for the ATP. Jomo thumbs alliant. Is that boils down to this on AC- went be around for much longer, and no other male player comes close to the international stardom of the Williams sisters. Why not try to get in on the action?
"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"On the tennis. PODCAST is part of Roland Garros re live. We're going back to two thousand and one Katherine. How was your two thousand warm? Well if the parents photo album is anything skype by Nassir vintage. Year, or I'm not sure fourteen fifteen is ever greater age for girls are also. I think the best veto I can find that that period is for my. That was probably the peak of my ice skating days. That was probably. The Ice Rink Chris probably whereas least awkward in Life Circa two thousand and one. I I was. An epic year for coming fourth in ice skating competitions as I recall. That was my specialty. Mass. Meanwhile was utterly adore. Five. Yeah, living my best life eight. Five. Splendid, Land Yeah he was. We've got the photos to prove it. We'll see if we can persuade somebody to let his post one of them. But we've seen them. Great. So yeah, we're going back in time to two thousand and want to remember the run Garros final between Kim Clijsters and Jennifer Capriati not. The year in general well obviously is remembered as a whole for nine eleven more than just about any other news story that year. Lots of other things happen that year as well. I tunes was released. wikipedia went online and the ipod started being produced. Is You. Have your first ipod in two thousand one.
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