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A Pandemic Dahhhling, Do You Know What That Means?!

The Body Serve

05:01 min | 3 weeks ago

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

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The sports world is beginning to reopen

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | 3 weeks ago

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

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:13 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Plenty more peaks to go the troughs. And given the ease with which she does seem to be able to to to find. I I would think that would happen. There's reason to think it won't and maybe this long period or her. The US Open tied to run came came after prolonged periods away from the sports heated up. That really bad foot injuries maybe. Maybe the same will happen off to this night, but it'd be great. I mean Sonata Holler. Post thinking sort of other things being equal, you would expect. She is capable of winning another grand. Slam, maybe more than that given the age. She is the motivation she still appears to have. She really wants to win the Australian Open. She's being vocal about that, but. Who knows what tennis will look like? When eventually returns we? We're keeping a very close on. It is the French Open in the US, opener can continuing to try to get something together behind closed doors, I've say just remembered that that friendship in two thousand eighteen or recorded a podcast with Mary. In the second week I think it would have been around about quarter or semi final stage, and and if I remember rightly, we had quite in depth chat about slain Stevens destroy. She was obviously becoming a factor in the tournament US Open champion and I was I was I was I was an m interested in hosea character? Because we don't have that much opportunity to to get to know her and Mary has had that opportunity because she did a lot of what we tennis channel during her injury lay-off and I can't remember the. Specifics of everything she said if you are interested in an instant Stevens I, remember it being as good a one is is I've heard really really informative and just really helped me understand her a bit so. Props worth going back to to listen to that. I mean always worth going to listen to Mary. Right. Mary who has been one of many that have contributed to Roland Garros relived, which is now at an end for twenty twenty at least all weekend to be doing Roland Garros lived in twenty, two hundred. If the ridge girls live. We will be doing it. They seem. Relieved equivalent of when you'll recording the. Final daily put in the clearing up the tickets around you in dismantling the stands. And packing away the net, isn't it an instead I'm sitting in my office and it's it's nothing has been cleaned up in two weeks. To complete, my wife has been on at me clean that office up and I've just had this built in excuse to do nothing with it for two weeks. Because of you lot listening to this. Because we've been producing these every single day and. I hope you've enjoyed them. We we really do we've. We've loved the process of putting them together. I mean it's It was weeks in that we were drawing up plans and coming up with players and coaches and people from the sport that we wanted to speak to try to help to tell the stories which. I feel enriched by my amount been around for a while covering tennis, watching tennis, but the so many stories that we've uncovered, and an I've learned about partly, because of just suddenly having a reason to go look and I'm embarrassed that I looked earlier, but wow, what a a pleasure! It's been really to find out so many people and and stories and watch the tennis again you know what's the tennis that these people played in the eighties and remind ourselves what it used to be like yeah and. A lot of the time in my case, and even more so much case, watch it for the first time so much of tennis history with would just starts on a piece of paper for me. Say to to to bring it to life can. Give it, some context and richness has been a real pleasure. My Dad is demanding a coffee table book. Honest relived? He's the any tennis doesn't woN'T TENNIS TO COME BACK? He only wants tennis. Relive now on. Somebody tells me this isn't last of tennis railroad for stop. We're GONNA. Do them every every single Wimbledon. And who knows what else am I thinking to do with it? You know we might have an actual us open literally got the t shirts. And Yeah, I mean. I think we'd like to do some more additions of it for for the other slams, even if the reasons an absence of live tennis, if live tennis hopefully does return for the US Open, and and for the Australian Open I think we'd send you like to do some some additions this in the future, because it's been a great experience for us and hope you agree light to say a few. Thank us if we could as well to all the people that have appeared in this series of podcast Stein, K. Hillary. today my adviser. Adviser Chris, Evert's Lindsay Davenport, by the film. You'll be hearing the full interviews from Chris Efforts next week in Allah specific week dedicated to her. We're going to play the interview for you in its entirety, and also have a proper deep dive into her career, because the so much to to get into America Really of course, Chris Clarry from the New York Times Stephan. Edberg Ganic, Noah Michael Chang. Gustavus Ketan Sergio Bruguera, Robin Soderling Brad Gilbert Tom Gullikson hines gun taught. It's quite a rundown of names so the first time we've ever done credits. Film well. I can see them I can see them rolling rolling the screen. They are rolling on my screen right now. There's got to be one of those lions suddenly rose like in the MGM films. Maybe not. But yeah, thank you to all of them for forgiving that time and helping us to tell the stories. Thank you to Patrick as well editor WHO's been with US every single afternoon and Dutifully editing out round. That happened from time to time that we get good bits. And of course, I mean most of all everybody listening to us. We really appreciate the support. We've had some of the some of the notes we've had sent to us. Just help. Keep us going really and make us realize that this is worth doing an on that subject. Castro's mentioning a couple of days ago. We don't tend to read out the letters. We receive the emails who received because it feels just a bit too much lot we're. reveling in our own compliments. But only. Privately. See. Oh Yeah. We share it privately, but we just sort of liked to preserve some sort of decorum from time to time..

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Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest

The Tennis Podcast

06:00 min | Last month

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.

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:35 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"The clashes could. Even hard court. So there was tension between them. I think the cost clashes Ms, so universally loved. They came from a different part of Belgium and I don't know enough about. Belgium to know why there's such a big difference between where's scenes from and where she she's from, but I know that it's sort of divided the fan base. And it almost felt like there was some in the battle of Belgium. There was some disputed territory. Among the fans and an in their game, seven clijsters game was different from Pistons. She was just seeing. What's it nearly? As big physically, but boy. Oh Boy, her combinations were as good as anybody's, so it was kind of watching them play, and I think you're right. I think I. Think Kim ended up with a better overall record, but when it really counted in majors just seems lockdown and engine. I think just seemed like that rivalry more than Kim. Frankly I think she looks forward to those matches maybe more than. What made an. Better Klay coup plan is was it all mental? Again I go back to how much I Respected the mental fortitude of odds the great from from Mac. Then it's what it's what separated that but more than that I mean we all know that that story about how when just seen was a little girl. She and her mom watch the French Open final in the stands I think she had won something in the given her tickets to see, and she told her mother one day. That will be i. mean she obviously seen had had it in her head in her heart that she was going to be a champion Garo someday. Her game was. She's beautiful I always go to someone's feet i. she moves so beautifully. I mean footwork and foot speed. She liked attacking the net. She knew and she hit something. Good something she can come in on. Clijsters I just remember and clashes like being up there, too, but she had those big old swing Bali's. Made me a little jumpy. He's big roundhouse swings. often, they were good. Often she knock out a fan in the stands, but. Not Often, but she that I. Think her game was so beautifully. She had terrific coach in Anna shoes beautifully topped and she was. Aggressive, but she could be aggressive from everywhere on the court better than most people could she was looking to. She's looking for aggression and she knew had a make. Combinations work on clay that that allowed her to win the point. She was very fit and she a beautiful concentration. I I've really enjoyed watching her play. Yeah, didn't we all? But it was, it wasn't interesting rivalry to chart all the way through. It was always a little bit awkward wasn't Catherine and and I mean I think it's fair to say anything that they would say the same. They would never friends. They were never really good friends that are very different people and. Yet. They had to coexist and put up with with the. Comparisons between them that everybody would make. Remember at the time that just. Got Married. To e Dan the time, she she became Justina Dan for a few years before that marriage breakdown. I remember all the commentators mentioning the fact that Kim Clijsters wasn't invited to her. Wedding is if you know that was the mark of just how? Relationship was. But? They they weren't close friends. If there's no obligation for them to be like I, think maybe because. Can. Close was such a genial personality. I guess maybe people. How could you not be friends with Kim Clijsters but I think? The answer to that lies in how different personalities where I think may be. How much more challenging and found it to? To balance the human side of of of life with being a champion I think that was more of a trade off for her than it was for Kim, clijsters and also the the political historical landscape of of Belgium. You've got these two really distinct territories with a lot of tension. Between them. Different languages and they when they grew up in junior together. There's a story about them. Staying in staying in the same hotel rooms quite a lot because they were the same tournaments, and they had to communicate via hand signals, 'cause they didn't speak one. Another's languages Kim closest from the the Flemish speaking region, and from the French and I think when you have countries with with multiple native languages. You just assume that. Whatever. Whatever region you're from, you can understand and speak some of the other. You know you'd be able to communicate verbally with with anyone from the same countries to think of these kids that have. Miming one another in order to communicate even the country country women is is a weird thought, but there is you know it's pretty. It's pretty interesting. Country Belgium in that respect, and it's yeah, still remains remains the case, the backdrop of all of that kind of. Didn't lay great foundations for friendship and. I think when language is at the heart of a countries split division actually has a real effect on the people. Because the way you think is all to do with the language you speak and I think. And and also plays into all walks of life. It plays into politics, schooling newspapers, media TV, which is surrounded by a completely different perspective, and even at the tennis level the Belgian tennis. Federation is split by the Flemish one and the French one, so they grew up. Okay, they pay junior events together. They grow up with these different federations so I think they were sort of naturally going along quite different parts right from the beginning and I'm sure that. There were these differences, but also the various parts of the Belgian press were probably looking to spin those differences in perhaps. Perhaps! Make them fit the stereotypes of those different regions. I also think it's interesting that. Thank career is. Certainly the main part of the career what we're talking about here two thousand and three, two thousand seven. They were really quite young, still just came. They were you know Costas retied originally at twenty three and in at twenty five. They maybe didn't quite have the time to get the perspective all to the distance from each other I. Think when they came back in twenty. Nine, thousand and ten. I think Fed Cup together that year, and I was reading some some quotes about how then the relationship was a little bit easier, they'd have that time away and close to said..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:44 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Final in Miami where Serena did manage to win, but then they played yeah quarterfinals French. Open Wimbledon US Open an want all of them. Just to beat Serena on those stages repeatedly, you know how much Serena hates losing to someone, she so often get so revenge and she she just couldn't against Senate and Is Maybe maybe conjecture on my part, but I always felt like Serena in that stage of her career. was less worried about the other end of the call completely, she felt like if she played well, she would wait and I. Think she? Got sightly tactic more wears. Career is gone on, but I think an an played those matches so well tactically and really made Serena thing go to now head and Serena didn't have another rival like that and I always I always enjoyed watching the matches for that reason a great contrast, and also it made you see a different side of Serena's game. I think. I think back then as well I think Serena while she wanted to win, she wasn't as concerned with the his position in history. As she became that the stage, she'd one half a dozen Grand Slam titles and I don't think she was as committed as she would end up becoming, but that's. That isn't really fair to take away anything from Annan. Who was who I mean in that us? Open that you described. She beat Serena and Venus back to back in straight-sets both. Does that happen I. accept that, maybe they. Serena wasn't at her best. In in all of those matches, she became a heck of a player, really an an and given a physical stature. The height that she is five five inches tall and. She was having to to create power with his stroke production, and it was fascinating to watch that in the rivalry as well with them with clijsters, but the match that Mary's reference in there I mean there's a strong words, aren't they? She says she cheated now. What she's referring to is the fat there a couple of incidents we've just watched actually. The highlights of the semi final and on against. Serena Williams's well from that French Open, two, thousand and three a moment where. Certain about to serve and an-and raises a hand to stop her, doesn't she? And the umpire doesn't seem to to see that Serena clearly does see it and expects to them be taking two more says I serve again and yet she told to play second serve. and. It's really uncomfortable actually because the crowds start booing Serena in a really uncomfortable way And Yeah. There's a lot attention. Yeah, I'm Kinda. Glad. We only watched highlights of that because I found. I found myself squirming during these eleven minutes with the with the crowd treatment of Serene Armenian. Pulsa being in the scheme of things, quite a a minor infraction, but she did cheat the empire. The Empire said second serve to Serena Serena said No. She had a hand up in the. Goes to check with Anna. Did you have your hand up? And she says ny which is which is ally that is, that is cheating. On shows of his incredibly impressed with how serenely! Serena dealt with it at the time. I mean you could see the unites. She probably seething underneath bit she. She carried on with business. There was actually A. Illit like the fight had gone from Syringe, actually looked like other. No, my interpretation of watching it now is the. Atmosphere swirling around to was so uncomfortable that she she kinda wanted out of it. And I I find that very understandable unit. Can you imagine had the roles been reversed? And it was Serena that dumb, not how she would have been. Received a not, they ended up being Serena. So that it was, it was a hugely uncomfortable watch I found. I really hate it when a crowd becomes. and. Someone rather than pro who they're playing, and that it often feels like that with Serena it feels like the crowd is supporting the opponent because Anti Serena and I. It makes me so uncomfortable so many layers to that. Brewing and yes, I mean Serena. We didn't say it on the highlights, but apparently she left call in tears and and said in impressed the. Am was lying and fabricating and absolutely the video the video shows the and did have her hand up, and didn't didn't admit to it. And answering at that time had one had one four slams. She just completed the Serene Islam and of course a case use any worn into the Qalandia, but surely she must have been thinking in terms of. If Collin Slam! At that point that much was a huge deal for I. Know as you said. Dave is a period where perhaps her commitment waxed and waned, but Sh commitment surely would have been buying on it throughout throughout that tournament in that period. Oh, yeah. In that period. Yeah was talking a few years later more. When she was losing in sets in the Oh seven. Year, but the it did feel at that point, as if her biggest battle of being one, and that's not to try to detract from classes and other. Saying this in hindsight, because we know what the score ended up being, but actually in an interview that we we watched last night that ended with the tennis channel. She said after I won that match against Serena I knew I was going to win the final I knew it, and and at the handshake when Kim classes shouldn't hand. She said she knew it as well because she knew what I'd been through as well. She knew the commitment that I had had to Paris to win in Paris, I think it's worth going back in time, and just just reflecting on on that history that. An with that city and that tournament because she said she was taken to Paris to girls by her mother when she was just a child in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, during the the sellers graph final that we covered for you here on Roland. Garros relieved a few days ago and she was a huge Steffi Graf Fan. She said I was standing five meters away from grandfather. She was playing in that match up. See Devastated when she lost it in that incredible set, but she said I said to my mom right there. One day I'm going to be playing on this court. And she was only nine years old at the time and serve. She's at a mother, said Oh well. Maybe you will. Not Thinking I guess for moment that that that could come true but but that's the pledge that an unmade to herself, and to her mother and mother very sadly passed away a few years later she got cancer when I was twelve years of age and died a year later and an. said she struggled for a couple of years really to know whether she wanted to play tennis after that and dedicate itself to the sport, but then decided to really commit to that pledge, and she said she felt she knew she would do it one day and sure enough here she was crowning that moment for herself, and it was the start of something really special, and of course it would become just a really special important city for an anthrax, whole career and It's something.

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:05 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Are I know this because the fatal of feature didn't in our our recent Roland Garros Quiz for predictions backers. I haven't been I mean I have been studying the fate a, but for work purposes you understand cruise purposes actually photoshop in a couple of extra tennis balls. More decently covered. I got the question right as well. Successfully figured out which tennis match was from based on the visual. Anyway, the reason I mentioned the streak is to emphasize the point that it was not a memorable i. mean both both finals were with. Turkey's went. They wasn't a memorable final week. Religion. So there is there is a and don't. Don't switch off. This was the one college pharaoh beat Martin Kirk in the men's final, however, the day before it was Kim Clijsters against Justina and This was a year when a lot was going on for for Justinian and this was her jumping off point because she got the win and she got the win. Emphatically, we've just watched highlights of it. I mean the nine minutes of highlights on. The match didn't last that much longer. But it was six love six four. Pleistocene did make a bit of a five in the second-set and Lleyton Hewitt who was then her boyfriend was in the crowd, giving the full come on at four games. All in the second set didn't do much good because. I'm once in went and finished it all off, but I mean. As kind of contest, the wasn't much of it was the? Quite Amusing Lleyton Hewitt's longest runs at Roland. Garros seem to be sitting in the box. Kim Clijsters boyfriend she. She made a couple of finals in Asia but. Yeah clashes actually went into the match with a with a head to head lead over an. But an an had just beaten her thing. Kim Berlin on Clay, and it was clear that she was the more comfortable clay-court, and yeah I of Grand Slam Final Six love I, think always make people a little bit uncomfortable. Vices did have did have that little fight back in the second set, but ultimately if a very straightforward win fan at which point Kleist is getting fed up of of losing in front of the. Family. Oh yeah, because we covered. Loss against. A couple of days ago. Yeah and so she would remain Slam Louis for another couple of years, so she had a a I remember I. Remember commentating on the US Open final. She ended up winning and very much the failing. She's a champion at last because it felt like a long time. What I think it was this year in three, she she reached world number one I think the at the end of the year post US Open. She was worn and was was too, but of course an at one slams in. Hadn't. As a lot of the narrative around women's tennis throughout that period with various world number ones that was the. That was the story the injustice of her being the world number one. Of course yet, the the Williams, sisters who even back then didn't play nearly as much shen sort of. Aspersions we call still not then and have been caused throughout. The whole career is so. Yes she was a, she was in some people's minds and an rightful world, and the born in example of how the WTO ranking system with deficient. That, that's not out, slipped back upon, but there was a period of time, but that was the case if she had not managed to to get over the line. You have plas- like you'll any yankovitch Dinara Safina. We were talking about recently. Who Still? Who still struggled to get fully credited with their shavings again to world number one because of the lack of Grand Slam title and a lot of the talk before. Or during that we career although she beat classes in the final, a lot of people remember that particular run to the title because of the Matt She had Serena Williams in the semifinal. Really close match loads a controversy and America Rillo. was there covering the whole thing and well Catherine asked her what she thought of the final first of all. It wasn't that good. I remember. I think I. Think didn't classes like four games yep. Full that I set went by in a hurry and. Talk about a great clay court player in my mind, though last real rivalry Serena has had with anyone was again just. I mean that I love watching them play, and in fact in a beat Serena in that much talked about seventy final that year. Where n cheated on a he, she had put her hand up, denied raising her hand to stop, appoint I was ugly. It was ugly and Serena had won the last four majors. Going into that match in two thousand three. But. I thought. I love the scene. was she had the kind of game that could combat Serena's game. There was one year and I forget Matt would know right away. There was one year where. Just seem beat Serena, in three straight major quarterfinals. It was like crazy. It was crazy stuff. that I think was the last player that I relied I could reliably count on as being a good rival to Serena's game, so come on. Do you remember two thousand and seven? Yes. I do remember it will because They had A. Very dramatic final in Miami where Serena did manage to win, but then they played yeah quarterfinals French. Open Wimbledon US Open an want all of them..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:03 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Twelve months later from Serena. Williams triumph over her sister against Venus Williams. We have the first of the all Belgian Grand Slam final battles just in an against. Kim Clijsters in two thousand and three Catherine. You looked like a young Kim clijsters when you're young. I've seen the voters did. Yeah. I really did some tennis. My my friends used to. Comment on it and I try to impersonate her. On tennis school that went less well, but facially added down. Impact to you. Supported SPEC in the dye. Well I, did support Kim Clijsters. It's difficult to to say, isn't it? Because everybody supported Kim Clijsters, you couldn't. You couldn't not wish her well. Right, I mean. Is there any on on a postcode? That's interesting if he if he disliked Kim Clijsters that everybody likes Kim Clijsters per did you support n n against classes with that single-handed back out, and all that sort of thing. What about you, Matt? What apparently I looks like just in an. Eye for that? Yeah we put up the side by side photos of just Kim Clijsters as juniors as kid. I'm not sure when it was taken. But. Yes, we put it on instagram story. In the first three replies were oh I had to look how to think that this wasn't against Catherine. I I always loved exchange. Just in imply I must say that is a to that will be. Yup Oh. Yes, yes. It's interesting, isn't it? Because here you've got to plays, we had so few Belgian players over the years we were talking about. Some Phil Dwarfs the other day reaching the semi-finals of the French Open plane guest advocate, and but it was read a plan from. Belgium would make I mean you. You did see players. Sabine Applemans I think it was played many years ago. Customer. Brothers the raucous brothers, yeah is avid. Elise PLA- players line that, but these two were completely different level altogether. Suddenly you've got the two two players that would reach world number-one win Grand Slam titles just coming along exactly the same time, and yet they could not be more different in terms of upbringing in terms of outlook. You've just described there catherine that. You would warm to Kim Clijsters and everybody did and just teams of just a very different type of character. We're going to hear from just in a little bit later. In the show about the rivalry they had and the importance of it to. We're going to hear from Mary. Carillo as well oversea covered as a commentator, their entire careers so always fascinated to hear her. Verdict on things, but they would meet in two thousand and three in the final, which was just it would have been two years after they met in the semi finals of course of the French Open, the year that Jennifer Capriati won beating implies, isn't it was interesting to see in the preparation for this that it was an who'd had a healthy lead in that semi final before classes came back and won it. So, this was a rematch. This was a big deal for both players and. The favorite bit of the podcast for Catherine is what was going on in the world in two thousand three when this took place. Are you ready Catherine The fine to say the best of the Beatles. The Final Concorde. Flight took place in two thousand three. that. Yeah will I used to live under the Concorde Flight Flightpath says very familiar with goings on with unqoute. Much, missed no doubt a Saddam Hussein was captured. Almost is the change of the change of pace, which is so very partridge. Help it I. Just know whether you're going next. That didn't know whether you're going whimsical all Saddam Hussein was. My last. Just, stuff the Athen. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Elected governor of California Catherine you thought. I was going to go with starred in total recall or something like that but no. He didn't. He was elected governor of California. So there you go the terminator. So, that's what was going on generally. I mean it's some of what was going on generally dollars. It's not if you're looking for conclusive historical. Memory Jogger. Maybe the tennis podcast isn't view. But these are just little snippets, two thousand and three the. Two weeks of school to which Wimbledon and my My parents didn't seem to have a problem with that, which is just? On reflection already excellent progressive parenting decision. Roses your parents was post as level, so it's sort of like that weird period of time where? You know really doing anything and my education is. Better spent tennis. It turns out. I guess levels I don't know existed when I was studying. things exists now today. I think they've gone back to. Existing I've got an anachronistic qualification is. Great, right? Okay, I'm learning all the time this the great thing about tennis podcast. Recording, to people of different generations. Right so what was going on in the tennis world well few days earlier, Lewis Horner Beata Slam Lewis Roger, Federer in the first round of the French Open remember. That was the inspiration for John Worth I'm. Poems Slash Song. Oh, yeah, he's got have. Still cutting that, doesn't it? It that's a real test of barometer of Niche tennis knowledge whether you can summon up the name Lewis Horner. Where you? If you're listening. Thanks to us. So that was going on. And what was the final in the men's tournament? Was that the Kirke? It the streak a year. What was memorable about that final right, okay? There was a streak. There was a streaker he had his. Modesty. Modesty, but an attempt to modesty provided by a two tennis balls senators. Around his butt, cheeks..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

04:31 min | Last month

"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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The Serena Slam Begins

The Tennis Podcast

06:33 min | Last month

The Serena Slam Begins

"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?

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

01:52 min | Last month

"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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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

56:37 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"And she said yes catherine. Tell us about staw. Oh well, we were first introduced to not stop by Dune, sending through a photo of her she she was a Corgi retrieve across which is across. I've never heard of before, and it's it's. Definitely across that works on the basis of the fetus the first way to restore source star. She was wearing a little wooded. CAPS. Two boards where your little Doggie mood. which is just the best thing ever? She star rescued her and she was two years old. and became part of the family instantly huge posts, the family and she she was trained up by Dune, to be certified service dog. He worked with children with autism, which is just an amazing thing. I've seen it a bit of that actually. Dogs, the that work with. Well lots of different types of. Children in need's dogs that work with children with reading difficulties is an amazing amazing thing there is. Nothing seemingly that dogs continue to. To help in the world. And yeah, it's is desperately sad. We so desperately sad for dawn at the time that it happened and I know it's been really tough for her, and she sounds like she was an absolutely wonderful dog. and we also appreciate Dorn. Suggesting that we as he, as he did David point out that it the. Did. Pass away during the Australian Open, lest people think that might be a tennis podcast mascot killer on the lease. yeah at that. There isn't jinx. We don't think there's a jinx. We hate there's no jinx. And yes, I've star well Dolan with thinking about you and. And we're. We're just delighted that we have had a chance to to see the pictures that you've been sending us of stop and Thank you very much feels support. We also wanted to. Mention June because Alastair Aisles has been in touch and his mum June is apparently a big fan of the show. She hasn't been very well recently. She wanted. She is being in lockdown like years of assassinate and she hasn't been well at the same time. I think she broke leg. So. Get well. Soon Jew is what we want to say. Oh, and it rhymes. Wish Open plan that. We'll seen gene. Feeling better. Indeed and hope all of you are fit in okay out there, and and enjoying these shows that we're bringing you each day will continue to do so over the second week running garrels and all the way through Wimbledon. We're love and putting them together. After every one of these, we just feel really uplifted. It's feels like a great learning experience for us to delve into the past of the sport, and in my case relive my life. It's like writing an autobiography in podcast form, and it's an absolute thrill. Really is a treat to do so so thank you for your support as always. If you are enjoying them, do let everybody know. Your friends your family know about the podcast and see if they might find CNN listen as well, but for now that's it for us, and we'll be back with you again tomorrow. What we can bring in tomorrow. We doing Jennifer `priority two thousand and one against classes. Olsen, come for that right. In the new they. Catherine's early has styles being covered here on the tennis forecast. Jennifer Capriati Bunches. Is that right? No that was when she first break on. The scene is a fourteen year old I was. How old is that? Two Thousand and one was north. It's time for me. Appearance, wise boost skimmer that. Awesome. Thank you very much for your company? All we'll see the mark..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

11:52 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"I knew I need the the that was nice surprising to be done. He's wearing a taste. You what? What's the significance? It's a bruce t-shirt. Okay. The story is the story. Is the Agassi met tournament? Enrolling? Garros went to see Bruce and the e street band on their reunion tool in Paris take. This works. It was off to the Moya Win, wasn't it? He wrote his round of sixteen win over Moyer. A he he has to be. Done whether this. detracts from your feelings for Agassi might be describes having to be slightly badgered into to taking up the free. Seats to see Bruce Springsteen. But, he does. I think he had. He had two full days off after that round of sixteen match before before the quarter-finals say yeah, he he, he gets persuaded to go and see Bruce springsteen. Staying the same. Hey, tells him incidentally. And Yeah, he says let's take a night off. Go and see the boss. And the passage in his autobiography because he says I remember I enter the arena a few seconds before Bruce springsteen comes on stage, bothering with warmer packs see. As we run down the aisle, several people spot main point. Emmanuel's my name Andre La Andrei a few more men. Take up the cry. We slip into our seats. Spotlight scans the crowd and suddenly lands on us. Faces appear on the giant video screen above the stage, the crowd rules they begin to chant ally Agassi La Agassi, some sixteen thousand people about the same number as the crowd at rolling hours chanting, cheering and stomping their feet I mean it might have been for briefs Monitor but anyway. It has it has a lilt the way they chanted about bouncing rhythm like a children's nursery rhyme. It's contagious. Brad chance to. Stunned I wave I'm honored spied. It sounds like he's stealing Bruce's thunder to me, but anyway he sounds. He's only teasing. It's he says. I wish I could play the niche next much right now. I stand once more. My heart rate then lost. The boss comes on. The loves the BOSS TO TURN UP five four in the fifth set. Way You've. Actually actually gave a very. Bruce. Ask quote after winning a final because he says if I. IF I hadn't of once, that would have been devastating, because it's so hard to come so close to your dreams and not get there, which is basically a line from the river if It's a dream alive. Don't come true. Is it something worse so? You know I I'm seeing all the bruce inspiration in in Agassi's in Agassi's match speech Medvedev could write a song to, couldn't he? The Way He gave that speech at the end, and was anchor, who better former player in his player box and their love affair, or just been reunited shortly before the tournaments, and he was saying how seem to be extinguished. You felt like you could write poetry and. Do Anything. Because he he was just inspired. And seven proved almost got to the final. But as you say, she's now somebody else. I got I got the trophy and the girl. Medvedev. Would you believe I later that year? I was in the tournament and stood guard where both where Agassi was playing, and by that time Steffi Graf had retired, and then suddenly a roommate goes around. Agassi is practicing with Steffi Graf on Center Court and. Sure enough, that's what's happening. And that was the start of their burgeoning relationship. Well, let's gotten the. He'd been pursuing her for years. And she will. Open and yeah. They had the dance at Wimbledon also. He was assaulted. So now, we. At the even earlier that year before he won, the French had had another go. And she just say in fact, he cooled taught. They were the tournament together. Recall Call Toll Room. And she was like you. Doing I'm here with my boyfriend. Old Great Love Story Star Right to kids in twenty two years later. Old Ends well. and somebody who covered the Agassi career from pretty much start to finish his good friend from the New York Times Chris Clarry. Let's get a sense of what he witnessed that particular for. Another Andrea moment in that. You know when and where you least expected him yet expect them in some ways. That wasn't always the case. Obviously, he had a lot more consistency in this latter half of his career, for sure the latter third of his career, you could really count on him and deliver a lot of times, but at this stage in the nineties it was a different deal and I think I think he will, but he had that chance to be liberated and got locked in. He was such an incredible ball striker. And I think things broke his way that way that draw he Became so hard to stop any plate. A conventional clay court style of and he was really even though he had great success on the surface over the years David. Wasn't a great slider. Hug Tight to the baseline. Cut The ball early. I guess you can look at someone like like Google who won three times, and he's a changed dynamic of how clay court tennis was played with his aggressive baseline style, but Andre was much more compact and. Leah. He. Played on clay. Look more like a hardcore player to me, so it was it was surprising all around, and just such a wonderful on the look on his face when he won, it was really still. Who May you know even though that I was the final against negative was so topsy turvy anyway, but he. my my real memory of that is is the emotion stirred him and. And she? Is seemed like he himself didn't expected. I think that's that's exactly right. Chris and Yeah, it will be forever, remembered it nine, thousand, nine for both of those finals that we brought to you over the last couple of days here, running relieved, really really special memories. So. We have a couple of other things. We wanted to mention at the end of this particular show. You may remember that's. We were crowd funded at the start of this year, which is enabled us to produce all the shows that we've been putting out over the last couple of months. We were GONNA. have pet mascots for each Grand Slam. You may remember. We had crumbled at the Australian Open. Who can forget crumble well for the French Open Dawn, one of our listeners in Texas introduced us to have beautiful dog, Star and nominated her to be a mascot corroding garages very sadly star hadn't been well and passed away during the Australian Open. But we asked Dorn if we could honest are by taking by talking, about are on this podcast..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

25:03 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Double doubles. Now, he's facing breakpoint five points from being over missing his first serve I'm thinking Oh shit. Is it going to be three double faults in a row? And then he like the back of the baseline, comes in on the first ball out of nowhere, and then hits a genius volley off the line. Hold serve, and then he kinda sprints to his chair, and then French crowd woke up, and he broke for the first time the next game, and that was like the massive swing in momentum in the match just happened, and that was like man. And then the magic that he had done three different times during the tournament, it was just. About an hour and thirty minutes away from happening again, it was maybe the most pro. Crowd that I've ever seen for an American there or anybody in French it was awesome. But it completely changed the rest of his career. Well. What was he different after that he changed his the rest of his career was. Was He different with us? All offending had refocused. To like okay, let's go get more. When I'm very grateful for Brad Gilbert giving a summation of the match, because trying to find it in a feed on Youtube that we could actually watch proved pretty difficult. We did manage that we did manage to find a two hour forty five minutes of it, but none of us could say the ball. Not that my daughter actually caught me watching it and she came, and she said she's ten years old, she said why does it look? What does it look a bit blurry? Dad? Is it because it's from a long time ago? Isn't quite as it was, but. We didn't have the best viewing experience of the actual match, but I think between us having seen highlight packages having spoken to Brad I've got my grainy memory from the nineties to to to fall back on as well. He was in massive trouble. He was one six one five down against Medvedev in the final. In, what may well be his final chance to win this tournament and As bad, said he, he was then five points away when it was in the third set at four. Thirty forty. It's difficult to to get a real sense of how and why it change. What? What did you guys think? Well I mean. I was watching I mean mostly listening to that to that video that we found because it was so completely unwatchable. The only thing that was clear in the the fridge that we found was the Medvedev with wearing the original. French Open plaid shorts. slavering stolen or the credit for being mister friendship implant shoots, but it was actually Andrei Medvedev. That started that trend. Yes I was watching that listening to waiting for this rain delay that changed the whole momentum if the match. And I'm not. Suggesting that rain delay wasn't important, but it wasn't quite as cause and effect as the telling of it now makes it sound because that rain delay. Came early on in the second set, he'd lost the first set in nineteen minutes I. Think. He's a breakdown in the second. When the rain comes early on in the second, and he still loses set very heavily and it's it's not until the third set. I think he goes a break-up lease that break in its role in the third set that things start to. It feels like there's that huge momentum shift. But yeah. I'm I'm sure. The Rain delay had had a lot of input, but it wasn't quite as click at the time and actually. Ma when when you spoke to Medvedev, he was very clear. In his mind, that rain delay was was not the reason why he lost that match a realized that probably after five years. What mistake I made after twin twenty s I can confirm that. Yes, this mistake. I wanted to me to win the match. You.

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

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21:07 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"To Medvedev, he was very clear. In his mind, that rain delay was was not the reason why he lost that match a realized that probably after five years. What mistake I made after twin twenty s I can confirm that. Yes, this mistake. I wanted to me to win the match. You know I felt that. I make him lose. Plan to make him loose. I'm not playing this a player to win you know I'm there to to make him lose, and it's not pretty I wanted to hit some winners. I wanted you know I wanted to go for the shot. He turned out that I went for the for the shots. He warned US points. He got the confidence by he stole the third set, which was the key point, and he got the confidence. Then they win comedown, and even the the the tactic that came back to to place Martin. Original work so much, you know. So then one breakage, said then I led the my slipped away from in my honest opinion from from my own mistake I, I went away from the winning tactic, even though it wasn't pretty. I stepped away in favor of the show of something. You know something. The huge huge price for this, and now it's even the players are making this mistakes. I cannot even explain them how expensive it is. To do this mistake. He play winning. Try something new like you're like. You're ready and you start losing the match. You, she'd now in my students, but. The fact that the the truth is All the credit to the team of Andrea Brad Gilbert M him, and he's feasible and all the guys who helped him. He won that he wanted manage. But. They never I can honestly say that I. Let him win. This not from from anything, but from my own mistakes. Imagine that five years. Ago! He finally figured out why. Why was he lost in his mind? I mean I I sense as well I guess he really did start to wrench it from him because he was going for strokes as well and it wasn't like Medvedev choked. I didn't feel that there was any choking gun on there. He didn't blow it in in terms of his nerve completely going but. It shows the value of a five set match to me that he was two-sets-to-love down, but it was far from over and Agassi just had to find a way to win that third, and he was, and then this feeling I remember watching it at the time, and feeling the soon as it one that third set Agassi was going to win the western danger moments. Even then there were some really it wasn't straightforward. It might look on the scoreboard, but there was a moments long juice games, and and chances for Medvedev, but it was just that wrestling of the initiative. Way Isn't interested in that. Medvedev remembers it in terms of him. Trying to play the perfect match too much and trying to provide a show for the fans and win it in a certain way. The the mental mind games going. It's really interesting. Take on the match. I'd never really heard anyone. taught by that before. Because I think he I think he recognizes the Agassi is of. Better player than he is, but I think what what he thought he was doing in. That match was not allowing Agassi to show to give the best of himself. He was kind of slow bowling him, but also he was disrupting rhythm with his big serve. And then it was that change of tactics, which then allowed Agassi to get more foothold in the match and he obviously. Oversee pinpoints that as the reason. His his his first line in his. His speech off during the ceremony off to the match which again he had to give off Deroga-. See still at this point. The the winner is giving the speech accepting the trophy I. His first line is such a wonderful speech. Is Lost to a great player today. And is is so heartfelt and. He gave all sorts of lovely quotes about accuracy. After that match, she said I played. You. Know I left my heart, my soul on that court where you have to remember I'm up against Andre Agassi and he said that this win for Agassi now means he has a claim. As being. Actually better than Sampras were his words at the time because he's one of fourcade and slam count it was. This was any Agassi's for slam. simpliciter already won eleven. I think this point, but because I see got the frank, that was such a big deal, and he had just full of lovely words about Agassi and. My heart breaks from that he didn't end up winning the frank show of Medvedev. I hadn't realized that until last year when I was doing the research interview, he lost to the eventual champion at the French Open six times in the ninety S. He lost to Gary when he wanted. currier must and then Agassi and so as much as Agassi. Maybe the it was a bad thing to play. Because, he sort of turned into this great player again well I don't know. Medvedev was the guy if you could be him you. We're GONNA. Win The French Open in the nineties, but he's kind of. It was kind of the test. You had to Paul's After say he seemed. Quite. Pace with it now, having not having a French Open, it isn't like McEnroe, he goes back to on Garros haunted by it, he's he's still stresses that. Roland Garros is his absolute favorite slam. He loves going back there, but yeah it certainly one that got away on numerous occasions whereas Agassi says. If you'd lost that much, he would have been doomed to live with withering regret. There was a lot of emotion in that month. I mean the celebrations from Agassi at the end. They weren't full of joy. They were full of emotion and journey, and all those missed opportunities, and and thinking that it was gone. And then some say and is, is you know? Sometimes over the years with Agassi I've tended to think things have been laid on a little bit with a Trowel, a little bit more theatrically, the May Be. He's really fading them. In in his early days and I, and on in that moment it was raw. It was real. Every single emotion he was feeling was clearly from. His his deepest. Thoughts, and soul and And I cried with him when when that was happening I. Remember being the tournaments at Queens at the time watching on TV just a a room of my own. Just grab a few client minutes to just watch the end of this this match. And remembering all, I'd seen all that ten years worth of Agassi. Going up and down and coming along, and then disappearing in suddenly here he is and finding a way to to to conquer the tennis world at an age that people really didn't do a time. And it's a very valid point that might quitted Medvedev saying there at the time in terms of his claim on being one of the greats, because you know perhaps the currency now, if being a career Grand Slam, winner is slightly diminished, just did by the law of Supply and demand. We now have three play is three active players that have achieved that will Agassi is the first person to do it I man to do it. Sorry since Rod, Laver. And it was road Labor that gave him the trophy it a huge huge deal. and that that roar emotion after it was actually the that was the genesis of the kisses to the four corners, wasn't it? He did it just it. It wasn't premeditated. He just did it in the moment, and that became his. His signature move in a in a career that is. Brad Gilbert describe. WISCON- completely reinvigorated by way. He reached the final of Wimbledon a few weeks later. I San Present Sampras's greatest performance in his view. And then when the US Open think he didn't win the Australian Open as well next. I think he did It was just an an immense periods fregosi that wasn't all started with that. Win at the French. Will it will actually well? Yes, but there's a very important. Assist David that we haven't mentioned. Which I was hoping to surprise with. Having re dips into Andre Agassi's open this morning, but as soon as I saw, Matt was wearing for this..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

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07:04 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Welcome to the fourth installment of Roland Garros Relieved and today we are going back to Nineteen eighty-nine when Michael. Chang became the youngest man in history to win a Grand Slam tournaments. He was just seventeen years ninety. Five days old Catherine Whitaker Match Roberts Myself David Law the tennis podcast team. We've been here. The last three days reliving. Some of the best moments in tennis history let alone Roland Garros history. It's been a joy so far and we've just had another enthralling few hours watching back the final Chang play against Stephan Edberg and also arguably an even bigger story the fact that he beat the world number one even lendl few rounds earlier so much drummers part of that. We're going to tell the story by speaking to Michael Chang himself. He's going to be joining us here on the tennis podcast. We're also going to talk to Stefan Edberg. The money beat in the final Catherine. This is so good isn't it? I'm loving this series. And Yeah he he is just he was an intoxicating presence wasn't a it's it's one of those things when you watch him when you think of him. I suppose you think of that match. Because that was the standout run of his life he never won another Grand Slam title but even knowing that I think reliving it brings it home to you. Just what a big deal. It was. Yeah I think if you polled tennis fans even pretty knowledgeable ones and ask them about the lentil Chang match most would probably think that was the final most for probably think that he hit that underarm. Serve the famous underarm serve. Which will hear him talking about on match point because that's the iconic mansion and that's the iconic moment and that's even even with the. The final was pretty epic itself five century against Stephanie contrast of styles that had everything but it was still completely overshadowed by what was a fourth-round Bench. That had just about as much drama as you can possibly inject into a sporting contest. Yeah Matt what was your your version of events before you knew. We would covering this in detail. What did you not about that? Yeah well up until the French Open last year. I was definitely one of those people who thought that the underarm serve was on match point of the final against Lendl. Are we on? It's like genuinely thought that was the case it's been mythicized so much and becomes and the only reason is the last year it was the thirtieth anniversary and we trying to get Corey Who's oversee coach? Now I'm trying to hit the underarm serve and it became a bit of a story last year. We will is me and yes. Yeah yeah true. I'm from. He did it in an exhibition. Yeah this you asked about it in the press conference. That was. Yeah but yes so. I think whenever I've thought of Michael Chang Chang I've always thought of this tournament obviously And in a way that's in a way that's a little bit sad to think that he did have his absolute peak at seventeen And in a way that some people talk about Ingolf if someone's won the masters they can end up being a little bit kind of over. Appreciate it maybe. The story is bigger than their career. I've I've kind of this is unfair and I probably probably women apology over. Said this out loud before but I've kind of always thought that Michael. Chang was a bit like that because this moment is so well known hidden. He's become a bigger deal in tennis than the rest of his achievements would sort of attest to but having watched it back. It is so exciting. So exhilarating and he played a brand of tennis that I didn't quite realize he played and oversee the Lendl Mac she's is iconic as well so Yeah really exciting to watch it watch it. Yeah having having watched it at the time and followed his career throughout he was a factor for decade but he never managed to quite scale the heights that he scaled on that on four nights in one thousand nine hundred nine aged just seventeen. It really was incredible now. One thousand nine hundred nine was also known for many other reasons. Not all of them happy. And as we've gone through this series you realize just how much happens in a year and Dan the years and you can't believe that some of these things that long ago the Berlin Wall came down in Nineteen eighty-nine the Hillsborough disaster took place in nineteen eighty-nine Sky television launched hence. Why a year later I was able to watch tennis for the first time outside of Wimbledon. Because my dad bless him managed to get a satellite dish before any of my mates so. I was loving. It did indirectly contribute to actually directly contributed towards me complete my exams because I was up all night. Watching tennis works out in the end. Didn't it look I'm here And Taylor Swift Anthony. Joshua and Daniel Radcliffe were born and Katherine. Wichita was three years old by then company from threes than Taylor. Swift birthdays actually make. It seem not that long ago. I kind of think of Daniel Radcliffe McKay. We think older than Harry Potter. But you look better on three years older than Taylor Swift. That was quite a year. Nine hundred nine at the French Open generally because a day before Steffi Graf who was the overwhelming favourite for the title lost to Ranchi Sanchez. Who is not really where it very well known at that point. It was a huge shock. I didn't see the match. I remember seeing the headlines. The next day. And just this picture of a Sanchez. In raptures having having won the title and and she would become a factor for another ten years as well and a career not unlike. Chang's in many ways that she was always in the conversation she got closer more often. I would say in Chiang but really it was one of those that she was always just behind but they they added so much that year and they they mugged the top players in the world because they didn't know about them and that's something that really comes across in these two matches. Let's let's take them first of all. Because Chang had got himself to the fourth round having beaten back to back Pete Sampras six one six one six one who's also seventeen years old at the time and then Francisco Roy..

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

13:46 min | Last month

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"You're watching it and it's it's it's six three five one and then he then he wins. That set six teams. So He's two sets to love up and the he has so many chances including getting to two games all in the second having love forty on the lendl second serve and not breaking serve in that particular game lendl and went full to. Mcenroe breaks back but all the time. Mackinaw is the better player. That's how it feels. And he just doesn't convert the the key chances and then really noticeable the way his. I just just deserted him and and that becomes a monologue from McEnroe with the crowd. Doesn't it well or mortar point? We as viewers here. Mcenroe losing his temper. But he's not losing the temple with the line empires is he's having a god himself he calls himself a stupid. Moronic JERK He he misses a backhand by an shit. Four Games all and Jews and he goes got damn you this this just regularly rather much. The jet of Lendl throughout the much is really interesting. Well because it's very responsive to to macaroni. It's really competitive match in the very early stages but lentils in it. He looks like he's playing well and then and then it's clear that mcenery is just playing so well and so confidently that the this this kind of deflation in lend can only see him thinking. Well it kind. It doesn't matter how well they play. Because this guy is just on another planet and then second-set Lendl is as As Bud Collins described He said the guys naked out there without his forehand. Just such a great description. He is four hundred just was completely off the boil and he did look naked. He looks powerless and lost. In the face of this man playing just hypnotic tennis and then my can. Rick gives him a sliver of hope. The Guy Looks Lost and naked. How many times can I say naked in this in this podcast and McEnroe handsome hope on a platter? He shows him. That even is playing brilliant tennis even though lentils four hundred is deserted him. He doubts himself. And you can see Lendl Greg. Your third year you see lendl become wate ended up becoming as a champion this relentless figure who had this huge four hundred not semi great cross-court passing shot four and Z would hit. He hit a slight sort of early. The Dow Banana forehand down the line that he'd he'd got on the run. That was beautiful shot. He got a good backhand passing shot across court particularly but you started to see the that felt like the making give him an interview with him recently when he when he refuted that as being a kind of moment that defined his whole career. He was trying to say well look. Let's let's not forget I was. I was on the brink a lot I was and I just think I would have got there eventually anyway but maybe it might not happen like that. Maybe the scar tissue built as we've seen with certain players and and I mean Matt. He was he was a dominant player. We I think I don't really think I realized how dominant was everywhere else. Other than the slams time yeah he'd won it already thirty nine titles on the tour by this by this point but obviously none of those at the slams which I appreciate it either. I kind of thought that maybe he got to a few slam finals. But almost maybe wasn't ready to win them but he absolutely probably should have one of those first four. It was a good enough player too. I just think was interesting about this match as well is. It's held up as kind of quintessential choke if you like. It's kind of the match. That people will point to is Makomo choking so therefore expected his whole game to disintegrate. And yet as you go further into the match. He's still playing this gorgeous tennis and he looks like the better player throughout the whole match. Just what he doesn't do is take is opportunities and as you said those any any lets himself get distracted by things himself get distracted by the crowd's not turning against him by the cameraman. And as you said that that was just hope for lender and that that was a route back into the match Volendam. He didn't he didn't close McNamara. And that's what's gotTa hurt him because he was such a good from Rana in his career. I I had a quick look. I think he only lost one match two sets up in his whole career. You didn't lose these matches. He was a front runner who allowed his talent to take over matches when he was in control and Swannee. Alexis get away. Even though his tennis doesn't disappear he just doesn't take his chances and that is what does her. We know how much it hurts thin. That's shown by how all the way through where x where even sets four and five within Kinney's. He's not he's going to win. This IS NEAT. Even another result. I'm still I don't I'm thinking. How does he lose it from here? He's the two break points even in the fifth set isn't he? I think it about four games. All those two final sense. The one seven five seven five that gives you an idea of just how stressful it was out there. I mean if if you're watching it as we've just done what is it seventy six years on and it still stressful to watch when you even know the results that tells you just what it must have been like at the time. It was absolutely fantastic match. I I came out of it up. Lifted but fading just devastated for McEnroe. And we'll we'll talk about what that meant to him and and what we know of that after. We've heard from from Mary as well but I think we should hear from from Mary now because nobody knows John McEnroe really any better within ten circles than than she does she. She wanted mixed doubles title with him. In nineteen seventy seven and she knows what it meant to Joe McConnell. John should have against lendl in that incredible match and interestingly I cover the French withdrawn McEnroe every year on NBC. And as much as he likes parents and the event he he admitted to a certain melancholy as he wandered grounds. He knows that that was his chance. And so few American men had won that title. You know it had been a lot. Trabert dated back in the day. But and obviously Michael. Chang wanted at seventeen but John had his look and he choked and he knows he and he wasn't a choker by nature so that one haunted John won the junior. The nine hundred seventy seven. The first year he played at Roland Garros he won. The junior title mean. John was good on everything John would would be. John would have been great playing lunar tenants. If such a thing existed He did and he look the minute. His game was going to work on anything and he again. That was the start of Leno and that was the start. John Elway says my my best rivalry. My greatest rivalry was with Borg. That's not really true. That's his favorite rivalry. It's not his greatest. I mean he had a lot a lot more matches with a lot more people But Lendl beating him changed both of careers. I really feel that way. What are your memories of if that final in eighty four at the time? Oh I mean I just I. Of course I thought he was going to win. There is no doubt in my mind. Lendl had played in major finals and lost all of them and John was really playing. Well his his serve was taking the clay and kicking it out wide and he was doing he was doing well. And then you know. I think anybody who's watched that match could see that each at it started as anger. You know he was a cameraman who I knew that he got angry at and then he just he lost his temper and then he truly lost his way and once he knew that he had gotten some traction in that match he he was just ready to take it over. Leno was a terrific claycourt player because he had pretty long take back and pretty big Swings and the Klay gave him time to hit them John and his whole serve-and-volley crash dashed bumped in and come in. And you know John John New play clay as well but it was an absolute that John have one match FAC against particular opponents. As well I mean then he would. He would try. It's very rare that Johns anger got in the way of his success but on that occasion John Chambers could not could not recover from himself and Lendl took the event when you say that much that results the way it panned out change both careers. What's the what's the sliding doors situation for both for for McEnroe fee had? Let's say you know he'd he'd one in three straight sets Preceded as it had done the first two. What's the ultimate universe? I think I mean John Kerry that loss around for months and I think for Leno. Obviously he started winning majors after that. So that that's the easy explanation for for that change. His career people knew that he wasn't a choker anymore. But I also think Jon Out. I'll tell you this conversation that John had that night with Patrick. They've went out with his younger brother. They went out to have a bunch of Beers after that match and Patrick said to John of the younger brother is going to try to say to an older brother champion. Patrick said don't worry they'll be. They'll be more chances which sounds like a pretty safe sensitive thing to say and John. Looked at Patrick and said no there. Won't that was my chains. That was my chance by. John knew that that was always going to be the hardest one for him doing. Oh I mean the the major one for you US Open. Three Wimbledon say ron faster surfaces. They rewarded his kind of play. Dach- so of course he went on and one more majors but he never got close to winning in Paris again that Melancholia the described that he experiences in Paris at Roland Garros has that has that eased over the is it has because John has sort of become this. Great avuncular character. You know you know what he's like he's he's like as a very different guy from the man who is trying to win majors back in the day but no he will allow he really admit in. Paris and an telly Catherine. I'll bet it's happened just about every single year that we've been there and I've covered perisher decades now where he will say. I still have a problem with this place. And that's something would he? Would he ever use the C word? Choke yeah I think he will now. Yes yes he will he reluctantly he. Sort of chokes. When he says it no no he look he knows. That's that's why I think that conversation with Patrick is so powerful right. Yeah goodness many well and the thing is at you know if you watch John play a lot and so many of his matches he'd he'd flubber Bali you know he'd he'd hit a bad shot and you'd you'd grab his own throat and that to me was such a great release valves for him he would grab it like he would admit to everybody in that stadium and watching on TV that he had just choke that shot. I have you seen him do that. You've seen him. I'm sure if you go through his old videos he'll actually grab but then he recovers from it. You know then the next the next five shots he plays were gorgeous but John was a for dismiss it. He got it out of his system by grabbing his own throat but he could not do that against Yvonne. Lendl impairs what. It really sums it up. Doesn't it to hear Mary? Talk about Joe McConnell in those terms and that those business that he went out forward Patrick McEnroe's that the feeling that on one hand logic should tell you that this is the first of many chances in this guy is absolutely in his prime..

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Sabatinis stylish dominance; Nadal and Federers 2006 classic

The Tennis Podcast

07:48 min | Last month

Sabatinis stylish dominance; Nadal and Federers 2006 classic

"Amy Thank you so much for your support and to everybody that bacteria kickstarter at the end of last year which enabled us to carry on all year long and produced the tennis podcast four. You hope you're enjoying it. We certainly are catherine say. Hello Catherine David. Hello Matt. You're right. Hello yes fine. Thank you good. We have had the most wonderful weekend watching old tennis matches from Rome which we are going to really have with you today from nine hundred ninety two. The story of Gabriella Sabatini is extraordinary. Run in Rome for titles in five years and also talk about how more generally she's one of those players that tends to get forgotten. I'm afraid to say including bias. I can't think of many times that we've mentioned the name Gabriella Sabatini over the last eight years of the tennis podcast. And we're going to put that right today. She also turned fifty as well over the weekend. So feels like a good time to do that. And we're going to go back to the two thousand six men's final between Roger Federer and Rafael. The Dow a dare say many more of you will remember that one and maybe some of you watched it with us over the weekend so lots to talk about before we do that. Let's just mention the news of the week. Which is that more? Tennis TOURNAMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UP until July thirty first on the ATP circuit and the events. The wheelchair events have been announced on the men's side tournaments like a start Baastad Kitzbuehl in Newport or cancel because of the corona virus. And we await to find out what will happen with the American swing in August. But I mean it doesn't sound great so we'll have to wait and see several WTI events until mid-july cancelled as well but no great surprise. I'm afraid Catherine I should say as well following on from songs that could be used for the corona era a particular mention for EJ Stanton on instagram. Who suggests don't stand so close to me from the police. Yep Yep acceptable. Yep that's yeah. I've heard that mentioned a lot of the lowest we were going for more. I don't want to diminish EJ's contribution that we were going. Ooh For more specifically songs that reference the absence of crowd right so rather than sort of general corona virus social distancing song bags which which I feel are. Is anyone else a bit over sort of Korean social distancing song just over the whole thing generally? It's a very very difficult time for cynical people with a dry sense of humor because there's a loss of well intentioned sort of sickly happiness in sort of we're all in this together in we'll come through this and have you considered crafting. You should be crofting. Oh we're GONNA come out of. This is best move well rounded people and you know people that then you bunny the. I'm so over all of that. This folks is Katharine Whitaker. Who has just shown irs her two thousand piece Jigsaw which makes two in a row that she's not together now and she's also about her fiftieth podcast to the air with two weeks worth of dailies to come during Roland Garros Peppy Catherine. Yeah but I'm not. I'm not smugly telling people if you considered podcasting it's it'll make you a better human being during these challenging times. Stephanie my better I have. You always Dunk Jigsaw. No I mean I have on occasion in over the years done the odds Dixon L- but nights definitely I. I'm not doing this to to self improve. I'm enough to pass the time. I'm just impressed. Because not cool or anything they might even be able to hear me through the wolves but my parents started kick those and they're really not very good at them. How can you be? How can you be bad at jiggles? Unless you've got bad eyesight you've done you've done about five of them in the space have been out of the night soaking souls. We're talking two thousand pieces. My parents struggling with five five hundred faces. Maybe they need help just handed over to my kids. If I was doing a jigsaw. There's no why upbeat during it because I just lose know these inch. It's IT'S GONNA sound like one of these awful peppy. People is the IT. It's it's very mindful. It gets me off my phone hawks. Group it it's very it's you can still sort of be watching the telly obviously not physique. And have something on the tally in the background. And be paying attention to it but it gets you off your phone sort of it. Concentrates the mind. Oh God I hate myself move on. Can Multitask is what you're saying? Awesome specifically cannot multitask. So I would say it's a nonstarter. Meanwhile folks we have been putting photos on social media channels of ourselves in one thousand nine hundred ninety two where possible because Matt didn't exist nine hundred ninety two and two thousand and six respectively Matt has created quashed a picture of a tennis magazine on which he as a child prodigy is on the front cover wielding his racket. Like Richard Gasquet aged nine. Except there's no strings in the racquet That's the away so walk away. A few people were taken in by it. It's my absolute probably favorite thing. That's ever happened to me. That people actually think I was on the cover of Tennis magazine. Age Ten it was just at Wimbledon in the. Lta Tent way you could go up and have your have your photo taken in front of a green screen. And they were then imprinted onto ace tennis magazine. And yes they put up there alongside the words the not a the future Wimbledon champion going to all future Wimbledon. Men's having experienced his game. I can tell you what could have happened to a young Merrin Chile church in appearance. Yeah not sure what to say about that. Well he he opened so I'd go with that. Yeah no great. I'm in favor of all. Comparisons to professionals plays a singular. Us Open title is not all Wimbledon. Titles there is it still in underachievement relative. I don't think we're actually doing any matches from two thousand seven for tennis relived. Who knows how long ten is live? We'll be going on. We may have to come to two thousand and seven at some point but I actually went back the following year and appeared on the front cover again. Let's just put it up as a sort of extra what the people working uniform and that one.

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Pam Shriver - US Open finalist aged 16, winning Olympic Gold, and partnering Martina Navratilova

The Tennis Podcast

09:52 min | 2 months ago

Pam Shriver - US Open finalist aged 16, winning Olympic Gold, and partnering Martina Navratilova

"Thank you so much for doing. This is an absolute treat to have you come and yeah in very strange circumstances obviously for everybody in the world not just the tennis world. You're joining us from California. I believe how how things over there. How has lockdown? How you coping the situation and the lack of tennis in La Lives. Well I would say over all I'm really proud of my three teenagers at a time. When teenagers want to distance themselves from their parents. They've accepted what has to be done. I feel like California in the mayor of Los Angeles I live. We live in Los Angeles. So we've had some leadership both at the state level and and at the city level that has been really strong very consistent and I think that's one of the reasons why Are Part of the United States is actually done much better than expected in pleased that the generation who the order to stay at home. It's really counterintuitive to what they want but There's been a lot of acceptance in I can tell you as a homeowner sixteen years ago bought up property with a private tennis court. Tennis court is one of the reasons why a couple of us in the family have kept better sanity. How much you missing professional tennis right now? Well you know I missed Indian. Wells would have been an easy drive. I missed that one. The most I will tell you because of the business of my home life regardless of a pandemic or even if I'm just driving my three kids around and The the level of detail that I would follow the tour from week to week is not as detailed as it would be like when I worked for ESPN at Melbourne and maybe look the weeks leading up to Melbourne. I knew what was going on in the lead up tournament so for me personally. I haven't missed it that much but we haven't yet gone past one of the tournaments. I think would impact us the most which would be say for for me. Roland. Garros Wimbledon. I mean I thought the tennis will did a great job of I mean it was tough call for Indian Wells. I remember that Sunday night when it was called It took everybody by little bit by surprise but it just started the domino effect of what this virus in the effects on the world sports It just started a series of closures around the world yet studying to look like a very pristine cooled by by that tournament. Looking at your Your social media. You look like you've taken the opportunity during lockdown to have the most neatly and cleanly arranged trophy show in all of Iraq in Pam. Yeah one of my first during lockdown one of the first things I was thinking. Well little things can I post What content would be interesting and I thought all right well. My mantle pretentious fans would be interesting to see The the major championship doubles trophies. Most support try one with Martina. There was a US Open with a net. Pashas vary of there was some Fed Cup stuff. There was recognition of our Grand Slam doubles year as well as the year. I got the finals of US. Open in singles at Sixteen. So I thought it was kind of a fun tour and I guess most of the stuff I posted that one had the most views in. I think it just shows you how much people want to see one way or another or or touch any way major tennis. He absolutely in all of these things that that you just mentioned there. I I really want to talk about. I in first and foremost your your partnership with Martina Navratilova. Seventy four doubles titles together including Twenty Grand Slams. You're you're still the most successful women's doubles partnership of all time. What what made you such a great partnership the too well. I think there are a lot of things I think when you look at how we played our singles The style of play with serve volley back in the eighties. That was kind of. That's how you play doubles back then too so it was really Our our singles games translated into being great doubles players. Naturally the lefty righty combination. If you look in tennis history whether it's nukem Roach whether it's the Brian twins whether it's McEnroe Fleming There's a lot of great Lefty righty doubles teams. I just think you know the choice of who serves the sun's tougher righty. There's just a lot of things that are beneficial to having a lefty righty Our personalities you don't have a partnership that long if your personalities don't gel well We enjoyed each other Our senses of humor clicked in. There are a lot of those matches through the years where we would play after. Martina was the featured match at night So we played and we had to wait late night tennis So if you didn't enjoy each other and our coaches got along. Well obviously we had teams. That were much smaller back then. My team was generally just one Martino. It's one of the first that brought in teams of more than one But our team's got along well and so it just led to who knew that January eighty-one with lead to what it ended up leading to it was I think ultimately nineteen eighty that Martina. Kool G to US could be your your partner partner. What do you remember about that? Phone call was at Deer Creek Country Club in Deerfield Beach Florida having a late practice and I'm a member. Lee Jackson longtime referee for the tour and She came out and You know years and years before anyone has self owner yet said Martinez on the phone and I mean whoever is practicing with the it was the practice was abandoned Iran in got it got on the phone. And W T tour office and You know she asked me. She doesn't mix her words. She didn't learn a lot of pleasantries. Just asked me if I had that commitment to doubles partner for the next year and I said no I did not. I had just the. Us Open just a month prior. I'd gotten into the finals with Betty Stove in Betty Stove his last tournament. And we lost Billie Jean King and Martinez. I think it was six six or five and five and I think that was probably the last indicator. Martina needed that. She she she was looking for. A younger partner was starting. Her career could play for a period of time and so it was obvious it. I didn't even have to break commitment. Thank God because if I'd had a commitment to somebody I mean that would have been a tough a tough one to pass on playing doubles with Martina. So I'm glad it worked out that I didn't have a commitment to a partner confessed to a tip off from for Mary Carillo but she has suggested that that I ask you about asking Martina to sign a cocktail Napkin to seal to seal team together forever. Yeah well we had already been together a long time because we we. We went through a stage at think Springtime of eighty four. We lost in the tournament of Champions in Orlando. We didn't lose again for over two years so I think it was. One hundred nine straight matches When we hit a one hundred wins and it was in Eastbourne so the tournament director George. Tendon threw a party for us that night. And we were celebrating To to the history of tennis no one can remember doubles team ever hitting one hundred wins in a row so A I decided to take that moment. I wrote a contract on a on a peeper. Napping it says I'M MARTINA NAVRATILOVA. Promise always to play doubles with Pam. Shriver and I had a witness line. The George Hendon was signed in as I stood up to give the toast and give the contract Martinez in my head ended up in a lamp shade so it was kind of like it was funny and it was. I have that I have. I still have that cocktail napkins somewhere. But it's back in Baltimore. My hometown Collecting dust but will not be thrown out. One hundred nine matches is is truly extraordinary April nine hundred ninety three to July one thousand nine hundred five did you did you feel. Invincible is a team. Well a lot of those matches we went into the matches knowing we were going to win them. But there was a handful that were incredibly dicey and I remember one in particular that was Right in the middle while it was about win number seventy five and it was in Madison Square Garden against our longtime rival. They were generally the number two team behind us. For many of those years Souckova Elena Sakaba Claudia. Coda kill and we came down to a tiebreak in the final set and I remember it was five. All it was late in the tie-break whenever I was returning and Martina just said return it low and I'm going to go and I'm like yes ma'am you know like you WanNa. That was great. It was like a plan now. Of course then you still have to execute but I remember as soon as I hit the return like that's going to be a low. It was a good return. Sheet timed or poach perfectly. Put It away and then we won the next point on serve so that was the hairiest moments that was when we came within two points of losing. But other than that. I don't remember match where we were like. Matchpoints down we. We won a lot of those matches during that streak in

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Ted Robinson: What Does Tennis Look Like When It Returns?

Beyond The Baseline

09:56 min | 3 months ago

Ted Robinson: What Does Tennis Look Like When It Returns?

"I talk with Ted Robinson. He has podcast for Youtube. And I said you know what? Let's just talk between ourselves all. Take the audio you take the audio. We could both use it for our own purposes. So this is a fun discussion. You know. Ted Of course from his longtime working tennis on. Nbc USA Tennis Channel often alongside. John McEnroe great friend of the sport. Great broadcaster journalist the sport little backstory about ten years. Ago Ted Rope me into joining him on a segment. We call passing shots for tennis channel. Then Nathan tennis gentle. This essentially is my intro to Tennis on TV. Luckily he covered for my for my amateur habits. We have revised passing shots. Hopefully it's a little better than it was in in two thousand eight or whatever when we debuted this. But this is ted in T- Ten and I are talking here and it's a number of tennis topics. Ted is in northern California. I am hold up on the East Coast. We Talk About Tennis. We asked the question. Does this break benefit anyone? What is tennis? Look like when we return. Is there such a thing normalcy? What is the role of society in a pandemic where we didn't go that far but A lot of fun tennis talk with Ted Robinson and here. We are all right. Let's so we're GONNA try to keep this mayor John. I had the one of those people from the very beginning when the rolling gap. So the ED T. said we're moving. I was my first reaction. Was that's awesome. Somebody is actually taking a proactive step to give something positive. I understand the means. Were not necessarily the best the end though. I think it was well worth it. Yeah I'm Kinda with you. I mean this is one of the four pillars of the sport. And everybody's saying well. There was a breach of etiquette. What about the communication? Could you imagine what would have happened if the F. T. had gone through these channels and asked all of the events that it conflicted with if they might be okay there would be threats of Litigation? There would be board meetings. There would be conference calls. They just said you know what? We're the big dog. We're putting up fifty million dollars in prizemoney. Two hundred fifty six players are going to get fifty grand. If they don't win a point we think the players are gonNA play. Here's our date deal with it and I get it. I don't think this was particularly healthy to tennis in the long term. I understand why people are upset but also I understand from their perspective. They're one of the four biggest events and they've got a right to wield a little bit of power. Well he means we're great we also though. I think we've all been around the French Roland Garros and Fritz Federation enough to know. They NECESSARILY CARE. They just do what they want to understand that that people's feelings of these are extraordinary times. They they do what they do and they do it more so when they have whatever how many hundreds of million dollars of debt service on on a new roof and they do it when they don't have insurance unlike Wimbledon where they don't get any sort of recompense if they don't hold the event I get it I mean we we can talk about Means versus ends and we can talk about process versus outcome. But I understand why did with did. I reminded I say this to you. I think you've read the story for the years. That and it was the early twenty tens I forget which year but Joe Vision. Doll ended up playing the final into Monday. So on Friday of that final weekend it was about six hundred percent chance of rain on Sunday. And you saw that was probably gonna be joking reaching the dollar. Appoint where you thought they could easily take five hours to play so NBC sort of gently a little bit of my father with our great phrase. John McGuinness producer Think about bumping up the star time because they start at three basically three ten I ball which gives you six hours to play five hours a grueling larger fair and maybe WANNA bump it up and started a couple of hours of REC- hits rain delay. No we cannot interfere with lunch so many of the high end sponsors spend any they promote the final day lunch for your day higher very highly successful shafts planks was menus. We do not wrestlers lunch. I always joke that the media Cafeteria Roland. Garros has its paige day and they have a wine steward and they have different chief selection of in your Houston media dieting. Usually being you know you're you're eating soup with their hands in the you know the meadowlands. If the media dining has their own pyeho chef you can only imagine the dining options for the people that have Spent tens of thousands of dollars for the courtside seats but no lunches sacred which is also the review. No this lunches. That's also why they say I can't believe this it's a grand slam. Semifinal in the stands are only half packed those tickets have been sold and those people are on the ground. They just have a fork in one hand in a night and the other and they'll get to the tennis when they finish their last declare and of course. I joke final. They ended up getting burned by the way the Dow Stock Dazzling. It's not play that day but the referee to stop late Dawson. I'm out and in cost everybody in the cost us a lot of money to pay for everybody's flies to change in extra day but across the federation allowed light right to reopen the grounds the next day to two thousand one. Wimbledon I was told was one of the pats at the club. Now getting certainly they can absorb this. There's a million ounce to real the Nicole on Monday with zero revenue coming in to play raft refereed. Amici's explain what's interesting about all this including this whole discussion we've been having about closed-door events where you just hold the events for for TV and not for fans in the stands this has really been an interesting referendum on how much do these events and these leagues Value TV and media. How much do they value sponsors? How much they value common fans. And how much do they value the sweets? And if appeasing the guys who are buying your sweets me more than TV. I I can see why they would renew it the next thing. I mean what's interesting? I this is other rumor so I WANNA informal setting and I hope this won't be used against the the rumor I've heard a few times now. Is that the US Open. A really are hell bent on playing the event this year. They've even look into alternative dates in one of the big holdups is they've got to do right by. Espn AND IS ESPN want the US Open? Deep in the fall when they have all their college football. They've got Monday night football they don't And I think the. Usda has got to figure out. How much do they want to put on this event in how much they willing to do it even if it means pissing off their biggest TV partners you? John that's by next passing shot and the point is you just touched on. I think every sport is going through this. How do we come back? I think it's imperative for chance to come back with competition as soon as they can't sake safely's the obvious caveat here but safely meaning there may not be for a very limited fans but competition. And I'm coming this John Lewis standpoint of players ranked and we can all week each throw a dart and say seventy five hundred below. I know you've already touched on this on. Tv lied about this but those players and by the way there is sorting teams physios trainers administrators the Chiro bars. The administrators of the tourists broadcast entities around the world. All sorts of lamb chops alive. And I stayed. It's imperative for tennis when safe to have competition even if it means competition with limited X. over to play devil's advocate there. I mean I I I agree with you but the one thing I've heard is is the counter to that is look. You're talking about athletes from all over the world from different countries with different health. Standards you're talking about T as you say teams and Physios and journalists and tournaments to have an even if you have a closed door scenario and even if you don't have doubles juniors you're still talking about hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people walking around the grounds given what we know about these spread rates and given what we know about how many fatalities result from these rates. If they're a thousand people at a major which is a conservative. That's pretty low estimate given their two hundred fifty six players in the May draw a thousand people. You're still probably likely to have a few fatalities Do we do. We risk that it. What do we do for a global sport where Western Europe might be on the man but other parts of the world might be behind? Do we say we're GONNA have the US Open but if you're from India Iran I'm just making up countries but if you're from five countries you can't play. Is that fair to still hold an event L. Rasiah and I think this is what's going on hold is this is my dead and company. Has FOR WITH BILL? Walton took me to see the dead New Year's Eve Senator San Francisco and I think everybody should have to add. Lorries is what I'm saying. I think whenever we come at everybody's GonNa be tested right and you're gonNA have to have a badge. The crucial so. I think that's GonNa be the answer at how this plays out. I'm researcher Techni- Martha but I believe that's how it's going after before you have any competition whether it's domestic or international status everybody's GonNa have to have some badges

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"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

09:47 min | 4 months ago

"roland garros" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"However obviously during the the possibility existed. They're going to move the tournament so I think. I think that that's something that we're going to hear more about With there's also a little more to it than that because the cup has also thrown in. Its two cents So this is the Labor Cup statement. Now this is supposed to take place in Boston all right so this is what the liver cups had to say. This is their statement on the schedule. The tennis world learn today that the French Tennis Federation intends to schedule Roland Garros from September twentieth to October Fourth. Twenty twenty due to the impact of the corona virus or while they said Co via D nineteen These dates overlap with dates of Labor Cup. Twenty twenty already sold out and scheduled for September twenty fifth to twenty seventh twenty twenty at TD Garden in Boston. This announcement came as surprised us and our partners tennis Australia. The USDA in the ATP raises many questions. We are assessing the situation. At this time. We want our fans sponsors broadcasters and staff volunteers players and the Great City of Boston to know that we intend to hold the cup twenty twenty as currently scheduled so Well that's Interesting yeah that is definitely definitely interesting. So obviously this has really rubbed Lever Cup and the US Open the US USDA at the wrong way. Clearly they are not happy about this And again I said earlier. I think that communication is key here. You have to communicate with the other entities tennis entities across the world. It's not just about rolling garrison I get it. They are not under anybody's umbrella. They don't have to talk to anybody. I get that but especially given the situation that we currently have you need. You need to communicate you need to talk to the other tennis leagues around the world just to make this decision knowing full. Well you drop Roland Garros where they drop it they know what other tournaments they're they know. Labor cups there the near the US Open just happened And there's other things in there too. It's not just them. Look September twenty. First there's no ATP event which obviously is recap right You have September twenty first. Wt event in Seal Tokyo Right. So you also have the twenty eighth and ATP event And Sofia Zoo high And then you have on the twenty eighth to September a Deputy Event. Wuhan those those are all things that are conflicting now with Roland. Garros where it's at now. So maybe if they had called up the WTN ATP had a big round table discussion and said what can we do here? How can we make this work? Maybe they could have come to a consensus. We said okay. Fine we can move this around. We can move this but when you make a decision by yourself and you don't consult with anybody else about it with all the other events okay. Fine they're not grand slams while the US openness but all these other events they may not be a a grand slam. They're still important events and they still mean something to the the places the locales that are being held in like Labor Cop. They're all sold out. What do you do there? I guess you could move it. Try TO I suppose. I don't know I it's not just saying okay. Fine will will move it to week after Roland Garros Wooden. Because they're probably the tournaments that would conflict too so again. It's it's a crazy situation. But you've gotta communicate and I think this reheating illustrates just how poorly this was thought out. It's not that I disagree with moving rule. Garris two different place in the schedule. I'm surprised by it. Surprised shocked by the fact that even moved it. I just assumed they were gonNA cancel it But fine if you're going to move it great but talk to other people call up the head of the ATP WTA consult with them. Work something out. See what you can do. Don't just say hey we're moving wrong. Garris this. The two week Slot in the in the schedule that we're going to drop it. Don't like it too bad. We will carry us. Don't do that that that's I get it. It's a crazy situation and you're trying to salvage something here but don't just drop things and say you guys figure it out not our problem you yeah you can do it. I guess but it's going to rub people the wrong way and it doesn't help and players that are now defending points in those four while they were cups different but you know the WTO the ATP tournaments so what do they do their they. Don't move it then. You might have players that say you know. I'm the defending champion on. What do I do now? Especially if you're in the back end of the US Open or what if your Somebody that won Tokyo last year. Would you say well I want it? Should I play Roland Garros? Should I play Tokyo do here? You're forcing players to make decisions. That I I guess they really shouldn't have to make again consultation. Working together this would have solved or at least one of assisted in the decisions that were being made here and they simply didn't do at least based on what I've read so far and I could be wrong but it looks like this was simply dropped and everyone a hostile adjust to it. So that's kind of my thoughts on all this Don't really know there's anything else to add here. I just wanted to talk about some of this stuff. That's happened here. The cancellation of the rest of the clay season. The moving of Roland Garros the freezing of the ranking points. Those are all I really wanted to touch on There may be other stuff out there. I don't know but I will check in. And if more news pops up here I will do another episode. I will drop it as soon as I can. Here and You know if you have any questions if you have any opinions on the stuff that's happened. I definitely would like to hear about it. You can contact me on twitter at Tennis Addict Pod and let me know what you think now. You can also sending your feedback to the email tennis addict. Podcast AT JIMBO DOT COM. And let me know your thoughts. Did well the French Federation. Do they make the right decision? Here right. Should they have consulted Do you think that this is their choice? They can do whatever they want Either at tournaments just have to deal with it What are your thoughts and the ranking freeze are the I guess? The ranking freeze The points freeze. And what do you think about the rest of the clay season being cancelled Just any thoughts you might have on these subjects and anything else if you There's something you want me to talk about Cover on the next episode Don't be afraid to you. Know suggest something But the most important thing here. Rumor folks is that As much as I love tennis I want people to be safe. And I want people to be healthy and includes you Do whatever you have to do to stay safe out there Self isolate Just just be careful Do what you can To just make sure that you're healthy I know a lot of older people get hit with this and they are susceptible. But but don't believe that if you're younger that you're gonNA be fine There are a lot of reports out there that a lot of younger people are big. Don't get affected as much by the virus but their people. There are a lot of younger people that are in the in the hospital in severe health situations because of the current virus. Don't believe that this is only going to affect like older people. And they're the ones that are they're the only ones that are really susceptible to this Virus so again. Just be safe. Take all the precautions. Wash hands Social distancing all of it the other thing you can To just be as healthy as possible and you know. Try to stay positive. You know help others when you can But I just try to to keep a positive attitude as much as you can. That's hard right now but we have to try and do as much as we can to stay honesty to stay a little sane these days so That's kind of all wanted to to say here and Just it's it's been hard hard on the a.

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The ATP & ITF Have Cancelled The Tour For The Next Six Weeks

The Tennis Addict Podcast

11:03 min | 4 months ago

The ATP & ITF Have Cancelled The Tour For The Next Six Weeks

"Are not living in normal times. The coronavirus obviously is wreaking havoc across the world. It's up ending global markets in in whence once it became obvious that this virus was going to spread all over and is started to affect markets. And you had the the real fear right that it was going to be a lot more difficult when it came to large crowds right That's when it became apparent. I think that the sporting world in general not just tennis Obviously we're not just talking about Tennessee. I mean we are on this podcast but look every every sport in the world. is being affected by this. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Baseball basketball. It doesn't really matter. I mean every sport for the most part is really being affected because as I said the other day when the canceled Indian wealth I said it was the right decision inlet. I thought they were going to cancel Miami. Obviously anytime you get a large crowd together you increase the fact that you're going to transmit this virus onto somebody else and you can take a crowd of ten thousand people in maybe two or three people in the crowd that have Krona Virus. And it's going to spread in it's going to spread quickly in those people are going to take it back to wherever they're from whether it be some other place in the United States or other places across the world and then they're gonNA infect the people it's just you know we all know this right. This is how you know anytime. You have any kind of the flu in a kind of disease that can be spread. That's what you want to avoid and so I was not surprised when they announced the cancellation of Miami. Today I was surprised when they announced the the tour was going to be canceled for six weeks. And which is obviously a big deal that being said. I think it was the right decision. So deep the press release from ATP chairman a Andrea Gdanski Said and I quote. This is not a decision that we take lightly into represents a great loss for tournaments players and fans worldwide. However we believe that this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players staff in the wider tennis community and JEN in General Public Health. In the face of this global endemic the worldwide nature of our sport in the international travel required presents significant risks and challenges in today's circumstances as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and we look forward to the tour resuming when the situation improves. In the meantime our thoughts which is our with all those that have been affected by the virus in quote and look. I was surprised that this was the action that they took I really believed that. They're going to wait another week. Or two to see how everything was faring with the current virus and then make a decision kind of more on a week-to-week basis. But the reason I think they ultimately did this was twofold one. It was proactive. Right you you make the decision you say. Look we're GONNA shut this thing down for six weeks and that keeps players from having to figure out okay. Are we going? We're not going constantly on the edge trying to determine whether or not they're going to be playing a tournament next week And it also allows fans to cancel flights. Cancel Hotels Way In advance. Meaning they'll get all if not some of their money back It that way you just you take the guessing game out of the situation and obviously the ultimate result in all of this is to keep the current. Oh virus from spreading By hosting these events and then causing more people to get it and then you know to spread it to others and to pass away and you know. I've read some comments online You know once this was announced jumped onto a couple of websites and I was looking at the comments. And there's some pretty terrible ones honestly I'm not going to repeat them necessarily but but we have to remember here. Is that at? The end of the day is much as I love tennis. I Love Tennis I Love Sports Obviously there's other sports that I I Follow in cover quite a bit. It's still a sport right. I mean at the end of the day it's not life it's life and death Some things are more important and people's health living you know that matters This is is important. It is as much as I love it. It doesn't come close to the value of human life That's why you know when they were talking about whether or not to allow the Australian Open to go on earlier this year. I cancel the thing. You can't guarantee that these fires are not going to the winds not going to blow the smoke in the direction if you have people with Breathing conditions Did they may be fine. Otherwise but if you get smoke involved People could you know people could die? They might not be able to breathe in. Then you know that happens and it's tragic and even one person dying is is not worth it. So this here is something. Obviously that is It's terrible The roadhouse World Health Organization has stated that they believe. It's going to get worse before it gets better In that I think was a major factor. In fact I know it was a major factor in their decision and they were in contact with them. They they know what the prognosis worldwide. At least a general picture seems to be and what the expectation is. And so you know you got to make the decision and I said you've got to be proactive. And that's exactly what I think the ATP in the IT F- Have stated What their goal is is to work together. Cancel these events and then hopefully in six weeks. Things are better than they currently are. So what does this mean when I say six weeks right? So basically there are no challenger events there are no events at all all Challenge events will be cancelled. Everything will be cancelled from now. Up through Barcelona and the Hungarian open and Budapest. So we're looking at the cancellation of Miami The Faez Sarah Firm and company. Us Men's Claycourt Championships in Houston the Grand Prix Hassan in March the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters the Barcelona Open as before in Hungarian. Open Budapest so all those are are cancelled and all of the challenger events as well that go on as well between between now and then also be cancelled so again it one one hand. It's terrible right. You don't WanNa see the tennis world bended Like this This a lot of people that go to these events to look forward to it every year people that have never been to some of these tournaments who are looking forward to it as well But again at the end of the day it's a sport rate in in the thing that matters most really is people's health and when you put that at risk or if you could possibly put that a risk by holding these tournaments you have to Cancel it you have to do. What's in the best interest of the fans that are coming to those events? And if you were to hold these events and then the end result is that you contribute to the spread of the virus and a possibility of your Tournament in the spread of the virus because of it contributing to deaths. That's something you don't want It doesn't first of all it doesn't it doesn't look good right that you've said We're GONNA hold the event and you know. Oh well you know that. That's pretty cold and nobody wants to see that happen. It doesn't look good from from pure standpoint. Isn't that good from our morality standpoint? You know it just it. Looks Terrible. Sounds terrible nobody wants that. I don't think anybody on the ATP In the IT F. One to see that happen in. WanNa see that their actions had contributed in some way to you know this virus infecting and possibly taking more lives. So you'd be practice you say when a cancer for six weeks and then we're going to see how it looks and then we'll go from there. Look in six weeks as they get towards. You know the end date to that cancellation. If it doesn't look like it's getting any better more events will be cancelled you know. Romo be cancelled Madrid will be cancelled. And then obviously you have the possibility that Roland Garros could be cancelled. And maybe Wimbledon to. We don't know at this point Yeah there's a good chance that in six weeks things will be looking much and maybe the tour can resume but this is just A. Hey would doing this now. And then we're going to see what it looks like in then we'll go from there You might see something like okay if if things aren't better if maybe it's stabilizing but it's still not looking like it's really getting to the point where we've gone Run to the point where it's it's worse it's been at it's worst Then you might see them say okay. We're canceling Rome and we're canceling Madrid. And then we're GonNa see what

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Serena Williams' catsuit now banned at French Open

24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

Serena Williams' catsuit now banned at French Open

"Serena. Williams stunned the worlds of sports some fashion, this year when she took the court at. The French Open in a, skin tight black, catsuit don't look for that to, happen again the French tennis federation has instituted. A dress code f f t president Bernard you. To sell he said they made the change because quote I, think there's sometimes we've gone, too far Williams said of. The timer bigger hugging suit made her feel like a superhero, but says it will no longer be accepted one must respect the game ends of, the place the new rules that Roland. Garros won't be strict as Wimbledon's which require players where white but will impose certain limits then he played. Uniforms for twenty nineteen of already been designed but the f. t. will be, asking manufacturers for an advanced look at

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The Latest: Waters, Seydoux unveil trophy at French final

Kim Jones

00:56 sec | 2 years ago

The Latest: Waters, Seydoux unveil trophy at French final

"Twins over the angels seventyfive the indians top the tigers nine to the mariners five raise for the blue jays thirteen orioles free and the white sox beat the red sox five to back in the national league top seven it's the dodgers six braves to the giants lead the nationals to nothing in the seven top of the ninth the diamondbacks having a to beat over the rock the pirates beat the cubs today seven one who is affiliated with brewers four three the reds doubled up the cardinal six three and the padres beat the marlins three to one final action at roland garros rafael on the dolls defeated dominic team six four six three six two to win a record extending eleven french open title becomes just the second player in tennis history to win eleven singles titles at any grand slam tournament after margaret court who claimed eleven australian open titles local wnba today the liberty beat the fever seventy eight seventy five with reports every twenty minutes erica herskowitz wfan twenty twenty sports yankee met subway series baseball to night at eight oh five on.

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Restaurants Boycott Brooklyn Army Base After Guard Called ICE on Delivery Man

24 Hour News

02:28 min | 2 years ago

Restaurants Boycott Brooklyn Army Base After Guard Called ICE on Delivery Man

"Jongon president trump says he'll know in the first few minutes whether kim jong un is serious about reaching denuclearization deal robert carlin who spent years analyzing north korea for the cia and the state department is now a cbs news consultant there's a wide space for the two men to either take advantage of the situation if they understand each other or misfire the president says this summit will amount to one time shot for kim to do something great for his people steven portnoy cbs news singapore summit scheduled to start tomorrow evening american time the last summit not so good bad tensions between the us and canada emerging from the recent g seven meeting in canada whitehouse trade advisor peter navarro on fox news saying this about canada's justin trudeau there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy would president donald j trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door resident trump walking away from the summit without endorsing a statement signed by all of those leaders senator dianne feinstein saying what a shame this wasn't just with trudeau this is with our best allies seven best allies and it seems to me not to sign a statement of solidarity which stands for everything that we stand for is a big mistake status updates the new york pizza delivery man threatened with deportation here's wcbs reporters so few hall pablo villa vincennes ceo from hempstead will not be deported next week the legal aid society fought the deportation and a stay has been granted believe live incensio is a pizza delivery man who was trying to deliver an order to fort hamilton in brooklyn when he was hauled off by immigration authorities in paris rafael nadal earns a record extending eleventh french open victory beating dominic tame in straightsets sound from roland garros stadium courtesy nbc two days before a south florida woman was fatally attacked by an alligator we are learning an email warning about a trespassing gator was sent out to homeowners in the waterfront community where she lived oceans eight twenty seven people why do you need to do this because that's what i'm most watched movie in america forty one million dollar opening weekend box office for the female.

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Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open

Tiki And Tierney

01:58 min | 2 years ago

Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open

"Out hunter pence representing the time run his sixteenth save gives the nationals ace seventy five win over the giants that series tied at a game apiece bryce harper hit his nineteenth homerun adam eaton were the single and a couple of runs and his return from these sixty day de l for the giants evan longoria andrew mccutchen end nick only had two hits each hundley had a three run homer andrew rubin for the brewers got a pinch hit grand slam in the top of the sixth from g man choi first career grand slam off reliever luiz garcia has helped the brewers to an eight to three lead they're in the top of the seventh in philly the blue jays hanging onto a three two lead over the orioles it's three two in the top of the eighth inning and the cubs still ahead of the pirates to nothing going into the bottom of the fourth with john lester on the mound games coming up in the four o'clock hour you've got the white sox visiting the red sox the royals dropping in on the as tigers hosting the indians padres head to miami the rays are home against the mariners blake snell against felix hernandez should be a good pitching matchup there and finally michael walker seven and one for the cardinals as they visit the reds they're just twenty two and forty to the warriors won their third nba championship in four years but last night's one eight eighty five win to sweep lebron james and the cavs justify is the favourite heading into the one hundred fiftieth running of the belmont stakes as it looks to become the thirteen tours to win the triple crown french open the fourth time was a charm on clay for world numberone simona halep she won her first career grand slam in three sets against american sloan stevens tomorrow you've got rafael nate doll and dominic team taking centre court in sunday's men's final doll sixteen grand slams a record ten at the french team appearing in his first ever grand slam and final that's a one versus eight matchup nidal has won all but one set so far at roland garros i'm greg caserta you can.

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W2W4 at French Open - How Sloane Stephens can turn her misfortunes vs. Simona Halep into triumph

BBC World Service

01:57 min | 2 years ago

W2W4 at French Open - How Sloane Stephens can turn her misfortunes vs. Simona Halep into triumph

"Now at twenty six minutes past the hour column harrison with me starting with basketball column the golden state warriors are still the nba champions they are indeed gillian yeah the cleveland cavaliers one hundred eight to eighty five in game four the finals which means they won the series four nil the first sweet since san antonio beat cleveland in two thousand and seven steph curry with thirty seven points he came thirty seven points in game four makes the golden state warriors the first back to back champion since the lakers in two thousand ten kevin durant though is named the most valuable player so another snub i think they're for steph curry he has durant wins the title again tennis the women's final at the french open is today and there is going to be a new name on the trophy there is it's either going to be simona halep who's the world number one or sloan stevens the number two ten seed now stevens is the us open champion says she's had me to win his second grand slam title in three events simona halep despite being world number one has never won a grand slam she lost australia earlier this year he's also two previous finals in france so he sent me to make it third time lucky we can hear from both starting with how having to make it up for make up for losing last his final at roland garros it's a very special moment and to be able to play to financing lot for me and as you all know it's my favorite wrestler my feel like home here it's it's nice to be to face another big challenge i'll just have a game plan and just try to execute the best i can go out there it's just mainly about competing obviously no one's going to hand you the match grand final so he'd have to go out there and get after it and make sure you play report and try to execute your game plan specifies possible let's talk about it the sporting history rugby union when south africa play england in the first test in johannesburg this afternoon there will be history made there will so i figured the first test match back in eighteen ninety one and now after one hundred and twenty seven years four hundred eighty six test matches the springboks will have.

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Maria Sharapova, Nba and Sonny Gray discussed on Sarah and Vinnie

Sarah and Vinnie

00:56 sec | 2 years ago

Maria Sharapova, Nba and Sonny Gray discussed on Sarah and Vinnie

"The mets were shut down once again last night by the last place orioles they have a short turnaround with a chance to redeem themselves shortly when they play the finale of the brief two game series zack wheeler who pitched well in his last start but not not enough to prevent a mets loss will take them out against dylan bundy the yanks seemingly have a new hero every night last night it was miguel and do harm tonight hero weights in the series finale in toronto with sonny gray on the mound game three of the nba finals in cleveland with the cavaliers desperately needing a win down two games to none to the warriors at the french open right now raf in a dow losing a set for the first time in three years at roland garros as he dropped the first set to daego schwartzman four six is up five three in the second carbon muga advancing to the semifinals and easy straightsets win over maria sharapova six two six one she'll face topseeded simona halep who got past angelique kerber in three sets how old are your smoke alarms ten years of power.

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Can Sharapova overturn lopsided history against Serena?

BBC World Service

02:02 min | 2 years ago

Can Sharapova overturn lopsided history against Serena?

"Morning business news and sports in just a moment reminder of our headlines the most violent volcanic eruption seen in guatemala for many years as killed at least twenty five people more than a million people live in an area threatened by a toxic ash cloud and reports from north korea say the country's three most senior military officials have been dismissed in recent months let's get sports headlines now mike williams thank you the golden state warriors convincingly beat the cleveland cavaliers one hundred and twenty two to one hundred and three on sunday in game two to take a two nil lead in the nba finals series meaning the defending champions are just two wins away from their third championship in four years but it was undoubtedly steph carries night in oakland the warriors talisman hit an nba finals record nine three pointers on his way to scoring thirty three points season went that's a pretty cool viewing to accomplish but then a day is all about trying to get a win and do whatever you can to make the happen always say like if we focus on that good things happen individually all across the board so i never woke up all right let's go get nine threes and get the record there's more so just about playing the game the right way having good intentions out there on the court and good things happen so british press the night and hopefully some more special things happen and get two more wins elsewhere neymar said he was about eighty percent fit after playing forty five minutes and scoring a brilliant solo goal in a two nil friendly windfall brazil over croatia at anfield and at roland garros later on monday maria sharapova against serena williams is without doubt the marquee match as the french open heads into its second week the fourth round game will be the first time the two have met since the two thousand sixteen australian open and there's a little bit of spice between this one as well williams hasn't reacted well to some things that sharapova wrote about in recent book mike many things business news now airline industry group i oughta the international air transport association is saying prophets that carriers will fall this year at a whopping twelve percent philip is on the business.

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Ron Dowa, Corona and Tigers discussed on KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

01:39 min | 2 years ago

Ron Dowa, Corona and Tigers discussed on KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

"Increase from twenty five to thirty dollars the per person entrance field go up from twelve to fifteen dollars the park has soared in popularity over the past for years as the number of visitors has doubled close to three million people visited last year gotta love day from the national spelling bee medina miranda from long beach is out of the competition after missing the word rn's o r a n s at she wins two thousand dollars anyway for making it as far as she did i asia ron dowa from corona has moved onto round eight after correctly spelling vela men this year spelling bee winner will be determined later today eleven twenty four another goose spotting detroit oh here's rediker down yeah just when you thought you'd seen it all not sure if it's the same goose but come on how many geese are running around detroit tigers baseball games agoo similar to the klutzy waterfowl that flew off the field and crashed into the second x scoreboard last night plummeting to the seeds below showed up at the game again today however it was given its own seat proving to be good luck for the tigers who have five nothing lead on the angels now they're in the third inning of play dodgers taken on the phillies about four thirtyfive today clayton kershaw will get the start their word from oakland where the cavs warriors tip off for the nba finals for the fourth straight season at six pm ucla alum kevin love now cleared to play after completing the league's concussion protocols serena williams she's trying to make a comeback after losing the first set of her match six three she is leading her second said five three and that of course at roland garros time now for your keywords cash text the word.

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French Open women's draw -- Simona Halep wins first-round match

First Light

01:29 min | 2 years ago

French Open women's draw -- Simona Halep wins first-round match

"And four will be in washington on saturday and monday tennis french open underway the skies finally brightened a little bit in paris on the women's side serena williams got her comeback started by beating kristina plus a six and four she'll face seventeen seat ashleigh barty of australia in the second round thirty gardenia mugabe rousseau in straightsets yesterday other winners included americans bethany matic sands and taylor townsend as well as maria sharapova number one simona halep laser first round match this morning against american allison risk while number two caroline wozniacki at number four elite lena have second round matches today over on the men's side top seed and defending champion rafael nadal needed two days and a tiebreaker to complete a straight set win over simone bolelli adele now eighty and to all time in matches at roland garros number three see marin sillage also won in straight sets us winners included nine see john is ner and steve johnson while fourteen seed jack sock took a powder in five sets to seeds alexander's era of and four c grigory dmitrov will play their second round matches this morning golf the pga tour will be at the memorial at dublin ohio that'll be teeing off just about this time tomorrow morning nfl organized team activities continue training camps just about two months away ncwa baseball tournament begins friday at sixteen regional sites the women's college world series for softball starts tomorrow in oklahoma city the top eight teams are there including a number one seed oregon and the two time defending champions from the university of oklahoma that is wednesday.

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Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open

01:56 min | 2 years ago

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open

"As reflected in the us national security strategy we wished to strengthen our ties with taiwan people into bolster taiwan's ability to defend its democracy our commitment to these goals has never been stronger which president cy appreciates just a few days ago we were pleased president trump's i detail one trouble at into law we're grateful to the trump administration says she's looking forward to even closer relations you too which is quite popular for firearms enthusiasts is quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons youtube banning videos that promote or link to website selling accessories including bump stocks bloomberg reporting current search on the site for how to build a gun the searching how to build a gun yields twenty five million results wow global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in san francisco i'm ed baxter this is bloomberg got all right thanks so much thirty nine past the hour dan schwartzman's here we're looking at global sports now so serena williams back on the court how did she do not well pretty incredible here keyboard game florida for the miami open serena williams goes out in the first round on the fifth time in her career she has been defeated in the first round losing tonight osaka six three and six to obviously still bit rusty serena that is since coming back from her pregnancy meanwhile also in tennis the total prize money this year's french open is increased about eight percent of forty eight million dollars the men's and women's each taking home about two point seven million tournament begins may twenty seventh at roland garros the us tennis association picking.

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"roland garros" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"roland garros" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

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"roland garros" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

MYfm 104.3

06:44 min | 2 years ago

"roland garros" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

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"roland garros" Discussed on Today's KCCR

Today's KCCR

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"roland garros" Discussed on Today's KCCR

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