35 Burst results for "Wimbledon"
Why US Open Day 4 Felt Like A Grand Slam
"Primarily, stay for an predictions are all over the place on earth has happened today I mean. I woke up this morning and his feeling pretty good about my life. In prediction therms. Was Thinking about. Yulia potency of somehow in the quarterfinals, she's still going Alexandra Sandwich one the daily thing for me today, and you know, and then Miller round which has gotten lost and he was in the semi finals. And who else lost today you Hannah concert I mean. What are these people doing? Don't understand? Well did you have been you McGrath Renewal Final David? No that didn't some people some foolish people someone days, I couldn't possibly name. It makes you feel any but I haven't. I haven't looked through everybody's submitted predictions but I rather suspect that at the very least meals roundish today his stunk up a lot of people's prediction dreams. Honestly why does everybody? What are we? What are we all fall for this week before the tournament results think. It's just irritating. It was all we had to go on day. There's been knows tennis six. Full. Well. We should know better. Is All I'm saying, well, it was summed up beautifully by A. tweet that. Hanging was it one of our tweets today? It was really good saying that thinking Oh Gobi Migori the maybe it's no surprise that she lost because she hasn't played any tennis of any kind in six months and then going Opitz photonic Barranca that beater hasn't played any kind of Tennis v three years. During the time she was birthing and raising a child. I did a double take when I saw her name in the draw. Because I'd completely forgotten that she announced that she was coming back to tennis because she did it on the day that tennis was shutdown back in. Time and was abysmal the actual day I. Think it was the day Miami got caught off that she announced she was coming back. I presume she she's not. A big believer in sort of divine signaling. Because if she were, he would probably take indication that you shouldn't bother. Yeah. Thank naming slightly bad that I didn't actually know that she'd been away. That seems to have passed me by somehow. I just like to say congratulations to Fontana Bronco who have always enjoyed watching play tennis I just thought she retired. Gaping hole you felt for the last three is quite a finger on what it was. Yeah I, mean I've put her in in the past I've put her in various quarterfinals that have just not come to fruition. So I've got a bit of a beam abundance about that. If anybody's wondering what all this predictions is about basically when we crowd fund our podcast, every December we have a predictions competition that our highest level backers can enter and lots of them did and we've had a wonderful competition and I was going to win it like I did last year. And then I'm not winning it because things are not going heads. So Yeah I don't know what to say. Really let's start with Peron cover over Maruta parameter loves fast tennis matches doesn't she and? Parole Garbin immigrants who I think she started the match quite well. Tiled away dramatically yes. She was up break Mugabe, Reuther, but this is what? Does. This is totally in keeping with what she's been doing throughout her whole career, which is occasionally just having having a run out of nowhere where she takes out some seeds she's beaten should beat Venus Williams impact tobacco Wimbledon's, and she's also beaten Venus Williams another slam. She's a bit of a seed killer She's got an incredibly flat backhand and forehand, which she will occasionally slice and ruth did. Did Not. Particularly like that I actually thought the competed pretty well I thought she. She paid okay. She wasn't awful an but. Really. Had A had a way to mess her up and. This was this was the kind of match that she came back for I. Think she said she was looking for these feelings again on a court. So it was it was nice from that perspective. McGrath came up with a great word in her press conference she said. She said, he needed to see where she was tennis typically. Which I wish I thought was brilliant and that's because she didn't play any warmup event to the US Open because of her the line call injury kept out of Lexington and also the western and southern open so As. Much as Catherine back to to get to the final I think I had earned my quarters or semis. It's perhaps awesome. Not that surprising that that she's gone out early especially when you consider she was up against. An opponent who can do this kind of thing
How did Andy Murray win that?
"Right Okay Day to the US Open. How on Earth did Andy Murray do that Catherine? He's just one from four, six, four, six, one, three down. How has he done that somebody explained to me Name Messing with the lewd tonight is the plum street in the deepened. Question isn't it? I mean what's going on? Well, they said to two women who we had to know primarily a CEO Tim. If you had to attribute that combat come back to one thing and one thing I think we're on a time limit. What would it be and he said halt. I think I mean obviously, that is that that is a word that covers a broad spectrum of things all of them are. Totally embodied by Andy Murray persistence to nasty doggedness stopping this. But obselete hot is what got him through a very bizarre tennis match today I mean I'm sure in the annals of time we remember the witness of if the match that will suitable fade away and we'll remember the school line in the emotion whatever ends up coming in the aftermath, but it was a It was a rookie right of a tennis match for for a long time. someone on twitter said that there was once a racehorse who died and when they cut the race open they realized he had a heart that was bigger than any other race horse in history and that feels like the kind of thing that might happen with Andy. Murray one day. That's a morbid take on them on a very joyous occasion for Andy. Murray. But it is one of those things isn't it? Because we think of Mary is so relatable and yet. On occasion like this, we I genuinely have no idea how he does something like that. It's it's thrilling to watch but I, come explain it. He operates on a different level of guts and defend defiance and resilient to what I'm capable of even imagining. In the you say that was a bit move it but didn't the encore interview immediately off the match the first question was Andy. We buried at the Australian Open last year and yet he He was just an alternate set of on the sports accidental turn of phrase unfortunately most well, we'll maybe fortunately a lot of these faces obscured by a mask, but I would quite like to have seen his full facial reaction to the declaration that he'd been buried the tennis community. Hopefully hopefully, we're looking at about fifty years down the road a sixty or something like that for. To have this. This forensic analysis. David Lewis let's get out of this. Yeah. Let's do that. Tell you what I think. We have just a bit of history in order so that we know exactly where we are with the Sandy Murry story. This is a man that was supposed to retire twenty months ago and. He didn't he went and had a hip surgery he went and had a new metal, hip. He then made a comeback and the combat went really well, and he won't doubles clean said he played mixed doubles with Serena Williams, at Wimbledon and then he went on won the singles title in Antwerp and it was just amazing and then he looked like he was hitting the buffet Z. looked like he was in real trouble when he had the complications and what was it called it the impingement of the joint with which which was think caused by sort of spare type thing on the hip and is causing all sorts of trouble didn't play the Australian Open this year I personally thought he was probably finished really at that point for. Twenty time. And slow behold he comes back place last week in Cincinnati Stroke New York has those two great wins over Varun Ti and then. Lost didn't look great against Manashe rich but comes into this match and a half to say I felt pretty sheep pretty. Confident on his behalf I thought he would. He would have struggle against a very good player world number forty, eight Yoshito Nishioka from Japan. He's twenty four years of age Manu beat Dan Evans. The Australian Open, this year, and who just has one of those really solid sprightly games left handed can hurt you but can also stay in rallies and for an hour and a half. He made Andy Murray. Look terrible Andy Maryland made himself look terrible and At that point I said on the radio and I know I said it on the radio because the BBC sport website copied and pasted my words into their text portal and I, got seventy four negative votes as a result of the words that I added which were Four six, four, six, one, three, headlined. He may not be able to do this anymore and I said this is one of the worst performances I've ever seen from Andy Murray to Grand Slam. He's got a metal hip, and he may not be able to do this anymore but looking at this having covered. So many of his matches I've never seen anything quite like it before past is not feeling very well, I, expected to see a fight tooth and nail his opponent is good and I thought he could cause problems but I expected it to be hyper competitive and Murray would win but it's not even close. And I stand by every single word that.
U.S. Open kicks off Monday with no fans
"Under way tomorrow in Queens. But without fans, of course, the Open is usually the fourth and final Grand Slam of the tennis season. But now it's the second after Wimbledon was cancelled on the French Open, pushed back until late September, is a result of the Corona virus pandemic. On the
Lindsay Davenport and the US Open
"What's happening? Interesting year I'd say. Let's make sense out of tennis in. Late. August two, thousand twenty. Where to begin here because usually we do these things and we well, you know in Cincinnati Sheila and the week before that, she looked why she's coming off a Wimbledon fourth-round. I got nothing here. I. Mean. We're I. Guess You know what? Let's. Let's start with. Let's start with social justice is a moving target but obviously, we're doing this on Thursday when there is no tennis at the tennis center mostly because of Naomi socket you let's just. I think Reagan outpaced by news you to. Top line outs. Just amazed at this young lady and how she has really. Grown into the person and the leader that she is I mean we saw her two years ago, John Win, a US Open under controversial circumstances almost crying when she got the trophy not the happy tears by the way we saw her not comfortable in the spotlight. And we've seen her truly in this past year really just blossom into this amazing leader and I, you know I think we thought that it was possible but I didn't think at this young age in her early twenties that she would be the type of player person who would be leading our sport and it's amazing to see. We haven't had player willing to sacrifice really willing to. Do whatever necessary for the greater good and look past. Oh by tennis or my match or anything else put all of that ahead to make a bigger impact in it's amazing. I. Mean Honestly yesterday as all these stories kept coming through I was getting the chills and then she was just amazing just doesn't this is important and you know what happened. It forced that forced it allowed me to bring it up with my young kid something that maybe that I don't know what would have happened I'm talking to a six year old about why this is going on in the world and a lot of that is because of nine soccer. I think too that she had a lot of people within tennis scrambling. And someone said to me, I do radio shows lead said, well, isn't she the highest paid female athlete and Michael Do? That is like, yeah, all the more reason for her not to do like since when does that cut your way of anything that makes it all the more impressive that many business relationships that she needs to keep in mind I Did you have any insight what brought this on mean you know there's she gives it here. She's self identified. There's boyfriend there's yolks he was in Minneapolis. You any insight as to what? Spurred us. Not. Really you know I was fascinated during the pandemic lockdown about hearing in. About her going to Minnesota and being willing. To take such a strong stand honestly during a pandemic and we have so many crazy things going on right now and I was I remember thinking wow, that is really remarkable from her. And then when this all came about. You know my first reaction was well, I can't believe it, and then about five minutes later I'm like, yeah good for her and you know the the support of everybody in the tennis world from what I've seen so far at least on social media and other platforms, it's remarkable and I think that everybody knows. Now I mean we've had players in the seventies, lead us and be willing to sacrifice, and be will link to walk away and willing to fight for the greater. Good. A lot of that kind of went away and there was. All of a sudden, you get a player again that's like, nope, this is way more important than my tennis or anything else. I think that she she had the respect of everyone the tennis world she's now earned it from you know other people around the world. And all this is in the context of a major seventy, two hours away and nobody's going anywhere. Everybody's going. You've thought like give it was going to fly to a different destination I mean she's doing this when everybody is in. Lockdown Where are you? If there's a continuum here? We have this among our colleagues. Some people say, this is not this is reckless come back in twenty twenty one and other people say shows got to go on we don't even need. This bubble where are you sort of in the? Spectrum. You know when I first heard about these kind of plans these in I think it was about may of us Ta's maybe thinking about doing it in a bubble and I remember going wow, that's crazy. I can't believe that you've got all these people find him from all over the world. It's not as simple as everyone based in the states and figuring this out then each step of the way, everything nope this is going to be fine players can fly in from overseas. This is what we have organized is now hearing from players that are in this bubble for like the last two weeks hearing from people that are playing in the Cincinnati. Tournament in New York If, I were current player and I was experiencing that I don't think I'd play outside bubble now. They're talking about you know Rome minute robes out some kind of paper that going over their rules where they strongly the players don't go out to eat. Yes. That should be a rule I mean that's the kind of the behavior that could really bring down tournaments I mean unfortunately, if you WANNA play, you're going to have to really kind of be in a bubble and. You WanNa make sure everyone else around you is also though in a bubble so you don't pick it up from them or from their coach from their hidden partner from their trainer. So I think this this tournament can these tournaments continue to go through without anything crazy happening with no really positive results in the virus not spreading and then the US being able to contain it. I don't see how you don't. I. Don't see how you can play not in a bubble for the rest of of this pandemic. That's a real real reversal. I, mean it used to be I can't the USDA's being so strict and these these guidelines are oppressive. You're saying the opposite you're saying you go to Europe and these players are going to say, wait a second why are their fans walking around the grounds? That would be me and I'm obviously the eat everyone I mean we saw hal help scared to go into a bubble. So everybody has their own their own comfort level. If it were me I would not feel comfortable playing a tournament where I know that everyone could have gone out to dinner or could have gone to a nightclub and then be within six feet of me. The next day that is me so we'll see I mean in Europe, the cases went down it sounds like they're starting to pick up. Again, this virus is not going anywhere anytime soon. So to think that their past it or it's not going to happen, you can't have that mindset. You have to have the mindset if we're organizing something that it's around, how do we get? Away with not having it get into our atmosphere. It's it's a bubble life unfortunately.
"Folks and welcome to the tennis podcast and very special edition of the tennis podcast and back by popular demand brackets by David Law ov- tennis relived. We told you. It would be coming back. Of course, it was coming back. Don't worry. We know that actual live tennis is happening this tennis lived and. Second. One prior to the US Open is not in place of talking about live tennis. And related things it is an addition and a very special and necessary edition as well. This one will be focusing on the life, the career, the legacy of Alpha Gibson, and our next one will be focusing on the very same of thrash respectively the first african-american women and men to win Grand Slam titles in NFL Gibson's case the first African. American. Person To, be, admitted, to play. Professional tennis an extraordinary women in extraordinarily. Important figure in tennis history and one that. Hasn't been sufficiently remembered or given her Jews always over the is so. We're hoping to write that in a very tiny tiny way today certainly been. An extraordinary learning experience for us to to get to know these t plays an the significance in tennis history say thank you David for your enthusiasm. For tennis relived. Point Yeah it's very different what we're doing today and what we're doing with the Arthur Ashe podcast as well. When we were doing the Roland Garros relived Wimbledon the Olympics, they were all about events or matches or moments in time specific moments in time when we came up to realizing that the US Open for stop was going to happen and we really don't have two weeks worth of shows to fill much as I'd love to come up with twenty wonderful matches and memories which no doubt we will get to in the. List of Twelve Pete Sampras much is that he submitted for the short lift. US Open relived and fifteen Jimmy Connors matches. Including all seven from all from. Sorry. All five from nine hundred, ninety one. But When we came to to look at this and we started to try to think well, what what should we do I personally suddenly realize the the gaping chasm mind knowledge in my reading of the Games history and I think particularly Alpha Gibson I feel ashamed not to know what I now know and what we want to do with this show. Is Tell, the stories that we've discovered and to properly tell the history as best as we can. I. Think we all knew that line first black woman to play the US Open and win Grand Slam titles but I'd never properly engaged with that line or really understood what that actually. Meant or considered what she actually had to overcome to become that because tennis was this elitist sport at a racially segregated time in America. So it's an extraordinary thing that tennis was used as AVIK BY A. Gibson and now thrash. To advance the black race and I'd never really. Never really thought about that before how how, what, a, what a strength of character and what a special talent it took to be able to achieve as a black person in in that white world and it's just been. Just been happening really to have read and sort of spent time. In their lives over the last few over the last few days and weeks doing this research and and it felt very necessary and timely as well.
"All, right we back. Welcome to yeah. We said it Ronas report part one. We still hear you know. Don. L.. How're you doing? On well, I can't complain not sick and tired of being in the house but you know it is what it is. relatable relatable for everybody. Florida also today you heard from him last year for our Wimbledon episode. Welcome back and thanks for joining us to talk some myths today. I'm always here to talk Thank said. For letting me letting me comeback art. Right So there's a lot of news. It's been seven months. So With a lot of stuff. Okay. Right at the end of January, that's right January. Former world number-one player estimates year announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. So that was very sad I checked her social media when I was writing this down because like I said, this is in January to see if she had anything else. About. How things are going I didn't see anything on twitter. But. I saw some other stuff that she was like promoting and everything. So I'm I'm hoping that he's Okay I haven't heard anything since January either. the bad news just kept coming as a few days after that one Martina Poacher underwent yet another knee surgery after the previous procedure was unsuccessful. Just recently stated that he's begun slowly re acclimating himself to the tennis court. Once again. This is just the last couple of weeks. Yeah. That's to hear about Walmart being but esther is an absolute lack of the sport. I don't really think she gets the the the amount than do that she should be. Layers. By like five hundred state matches without almost. Like years. Absolute legend She deserves all this lowers possibly get. and also conversely I feel like Walmart game. She he his almost underachieve like e e should he also did a lot of flowers but Injuries. Yeah every time he really starts to get on a roll and starts plans to get back into the top ten like here comes into the freak injury. So yeah, really unfortunate. It's crazy but he he always manages to find his way back into the top ten and back you know making deep runs in the slams in in in winning title. So it's kind of amazing to see him being able to bounce back similar times I mean he obviously was supported the sport because we seem people who have gone through last Mike give it up and he just keeps doing his best to come back again it's gotta be super. duper difficult frustrating. Definitely. We discussed on our pre Australian Open episode that Robert Farah had been provisionally suspended on a doping charge. Short. Time later, he saw that suspension lifted as it was determined that he bears no fault or negligence would be allowed to compete again immediately. Of, course competition ended soon after but he's been very active actively thirst trapping on instagram der Rona for which I am. Very thankful. We. All Know Cedric Cubans trying all of those instagrams Lissette, a meal blast like that Yes i. Yeah, I mean I'm sure he knows they. Let me move on? Roger Federer also had yet another knee operation. This past spring he planned to be up to the French Open, but it turns out. This might have been the best time for him to have such a procedure. So yeah. He's I. I saw some stuff where he since stated data like he doesn't really know. What's going to happen next as far as is concerned right now. Yeah I was I. was that he picked the exact right time disappear. Yeah. He did for sure you know he had not coming bed. Yeah. This is a great time. So if he does come back, it's you know it's not like you superior behind what everybody else is dying but. Get his ranking and stuff will still be pretty secure. So. Obviously. Back in his thirty ninth birthday the other day. So you know happy belated or whatever. Yeah, I guess up. Have you heard about him being like more more injured than what he lets us know. I didn't really it was. It was like some sort of a quote where he said something to the effect of he wasn't sure if he would be back like he was he just wasn't sure right now. Like. He wasn't sure if he's coming back at all that's that's what I read. I. Don't know was voted the way I would. Scream. Scream but I I mean I could buy it because you know spending all this time at home with his family and his wife and kids and everything. And to have achieved everything that he's achieved, I don't know if I'd come back either.
Dan Kiernan interview
"Welcomed episode fifty six of the functional tennis podcast I'm Fabio. Malate your host this week. I speak Don Kiernan a former pro who sit up a great academy in Sodo Grand The in Spain this episode we split into two shows this week. We'll talk about how don got into tennis winning around the Wimbledon and his road to open the Soda Tennis Academy as well as an in depth. Look into life at the academy next week. Week we'll be back with Don. Thomas how used the covert pandemic as an opportunity grow worldwide, and we also took deeply mental health issues in tennis, it or podcast sponsors head on. If you're on twitter, please give us a follow over at Funk tennis. That's F.. U.. N. C. Tennis. We have restarted our twitter account on. Want to be more active over there, and it's a great way to connect witter listeners. Okay, that's get started. Hi Don Williams Functional Tennis Podcast Bobbio. Thanks. Thanks for having me. It's been a while I've been wanting to get you on. For various reasons, one being of no from Soda Tenths Academy Long Before I started functional tennis true. My pile and you're in another lsu alumni like yourself. James Clusky did a bit of training. What you over there at the lots right I mean not not going back. Somebody's Fabio but. Yet James would come out. You know every now and then and actually back in the day. Liam broady and I'm sure James Old. Thank me for this story. He actually beat tweeted a physical testing and he beat Liam broady in the sprints. And he's ever let Liam from at down. You know so the the good old days and Diaries players over the as well the connection speed strong I. Don't believe I don't believe Clusky WanNa Erase. We have a video someone. The archives I think it was potentially down to Liam Brody's lack of effort a little bit, but but hey, at the end of the day still. On the day And Liam GonNa have time for it ever. Since that's for sure, you find that you got to send that to me to. Also we have a top academies, a list on functional tennis and we just don't WanNa ride. A best top academies are Sotos entered. That will enter that list. When this podcast is live, you'll be on that list, so it's great to speak to the founder onto the main man who's who said up the academy, and that's why I want to this podcast as As well, we've done it with a few of their economies on. It's great, and it just gives listeners a better insight into the Academy Rotterdam. Some information you send me how far from the airport all that SORTA stuff so to speak and get your values on C.. Bit More in depth had the academy Ron's I I really appreciate that Fabio naught, and any you know any supports categories like ourselves can get from from platforms like yourself is is is massively appreciated. You know and. On. All questions on on any topic as honestly as possible. So anything you want to know about the academy we can, we can. We can get into the detail Shuba Great. That's fantastic and. Is a no German covert has been tougher. All academies coaches players for everybody every line of business, but I think you've handled it really well. You've been really progressive. and. You've been really busy I heard. You say you haven't been off. Have Not Day off and fourteen weeks like that since went is covert, really started and I want to hear more Beth data. What worked for you? What didn't work about you and how I fade? You'RE GONNA commander. This stronger than you did going into it, which is not the case for everybody, so be great to get some insight into that the obsolete. It's been a fina testing challenge. Challenge in time I think the everybody globally in offset it on a couple of our podcasts. It's almost that I think that's helped us all little bit that everybody's in the same boat you know. I think is been a there's been a connection that people have made through this pandemic and I always a big believer. The adversity says a lot you know, says a lot about tennis. Pledges says a lot about people I have to admit I had a brilliant. Brilliant team over the last few weeks you know. I sometimes get some of the praise for the initiatives, but there's a law. Grad people behind me that doing the work and work and extremely hard, while so feel very fortunate and feel feel very connected to my team and brought us closer together, and you know like like you said I. Hope a law because things will come out of this as well.
Yannick Noah Interview
"We've had a week off and. Has Gone to get his haircuts. Catherine's been hanging out with Magnus. The dog I've been stressing about my football team west from job in as they try to throw promotion away. That may or may not mean something to you, and we will be back with tennis podcasts over the coming weeks and months altogether chat in as we normally do, but today we have a very very special interview with the French Open champion of nineteen eighty-three, the world's number three as his highest ranking, but that really doesn't tell the story of Yannick who is unquestionably the coolest man I have ever met Davis Cup winning captain. Three Times Fed Cup winning captain as well and had a hugely successful music career. Once his tennis stays had come to an end I had the chance to meet him just over twenty years ago when he joined the champions tour. Tour retired players who just traveled to will played matches against one another him and John McEnroe and beyond bog, and all these greats of the game, and just got to know him a little bit at that time. He was always suggest to me. I haven't seen him for about ten years, but I managed to get in contact with him through a couple of other people when we were researching and trying to set up interviews full at tennis, relived series, particularly the French Open, so that we could tell that story, and you'll have heard an excerpt perhaps of this interview when we covered his run to that nineteen, eighty three French Open title, but the entire interview. It's just joy, and it will improve your mood, and if you do enjoy the into you tell your friends family, let your social media, and what's that group's now about it because it will just leave them happier than when they started listening to. It has Yannick Noah. I'd like to go right back to the beginning of your of your career, and even before your career and the reason for your career and. I believe a meeting with Arthur Ashe. Yep Absolutely. Our used to leave the group in Cameroon, Africa and We were I was playing detail club tennis was. Not, very, big in Cameroon in the whole country, back nine court, so to play tennis was very privilege radio privilege so. so we used to go to the club at night, but at that time my parents couldn't afford a racket in one day. When I heard that? Some Americans were coming to the club saw. Americans you know so. So Marty Riessen Charlie Pasarell, Tom, ochre, and Arthur Ashe where doing tour in Africa. And they happen to play one day my club. During the clinic they decide. They played with the kids. And I played with Sir and Liked what he saw. I was slim press. You know he was my heroes. At the end of the clinic gave me a racket is racket. Head competition that worth like. Probably Probably what my parents would making every month. and it was you know it was like a dream for me to meeting. Dr Racket Sonya poster. Saying To Yannick I hope I'll see one that. So that was very funny. But the next thing that happened is after this story went to the French Open and he talked to shut. It was the president of the Federation. I told him that he was a little kid was playing. Or was in French. Speaking. Country and And I I. The scholarship came to friends because of author I played in niece for few years. And? The first time I played in Wimbledon That was nine years after we met was in Wimbledon because as for wild card. That was accepted and we play doubles on center court. So that was a beautiful story, so yes, the so mean Africa. And he was a big part of my story. Because and after that you know. For some reason, he was always like you know. Not Too far helping me when I was younger growing up, and then you know played with him at Wimbledon, the first tournament. Back in the days. It was called Super Seris. I was playing Richmond Virginia where he was born. And that was the first tournament I one. Super Series and As I was you know going through the tournament semifinal quarterfinals? Semifinals Playing Roscoe Tanner and these gentlemen comes into locker room sold demand. It comes. It goes Yanic if you win. Arthur is coming tomorrow SEO really worrisome. Is Dad. So that was that was something I beat Roscoe and An author flew to Richmond I played Yvonne in the finals. Won The won. It and Arthur gave me the cup in his hometown, so that was really special.
AELTC Announces Prize Money in Lieu of Championships 2020 Alongside Initial Decisions for The Championships 2021
"Had news this week from Wimbledon. Pretty incredible news has to be said you know all of the ways that tennis has sort of disgraced itself. During this weird periods, it kind of feels like in one wave of the Magic Wand Wimbledon has been able to neutralize. Nullify all if that because. They have done the most classy thing they have put a a ten million pound prize pot aside. To. To distribute to the six hundred plus players would have been competing. Wimbledon in the main role, and in the qualifying draw as well I think twenty five thousand pounds to plays the would have. On on on current rankings been playing in the in the main draw and twelve and a half thousand to those that would have been in the qualifying draw and the reception to that. COMPLETELY UNPROMPTED MOVE! On social media has been incredible. People Have Been Pretty Pretty Bold David by the gesture actually and. Many have been making the point that kid that could save careers for a lot of people. In, the Lower Tiers of the sport that is the difference between. Being able to continue as a professional tennis player, not yeah, and they've also covered doubles players with a lower figure, but still you know a sizable amount of money for people who literally are not earning a penny right now unless they sought out. Giving tennis lessons or something like that. They are freelance contractors who are not playing tournaments are not earning money unless they can get into one of the the locally organized exhibitions matching and the same with the wheel champ as well. I mean this is A. Great Fund of money that has been put aside by Wimbledon. Who are? Covered by their pandemic insurance, which was just the most incredible foresight at the time, but I do love the way they have taken advantage of that great foresight, and the money that that is going to save them and decided okay. Let's spread the love around. Let's let's look the people that we rely on in order to be tournaments and. Just just really really impressive. And they've also. Giving money to officials who would have been working at the event? Sanctioned officials and international officials, he would have been working at the tournament so just around really really incredible gestures from Wimbledon. Both the generous gesture for sure, and but also really sensible. Macro. Way of viewing tennis a recognition of the fact that for Wimbledon to happen in be successful. You need tennis players, not just the top ones the multimillionaires you need. Hundred Twenty eight players in the drawer in need. A qualifying tournaments and you need wheelchair players and. Doubles players and this is these are the things that. That make grand. Slam tournaments the the peaceful thing that they are so. Yeah having having. Having that view of the sport and not just sort of myopic narrow one is. It's great to see actually. Also announced by Wimbledon this week is that they are doing away with the seeding formula on the men's side? So no more elevating Pete Sampras, from what was it seven in the world to top seed? Something like that. I mean. These days. The impact of that is pretty minimal in practical terms, but it's more sort of the the principle of it. I suppose in. The fact that the Wimbledon, a note, no longer be an outlier in those terms, and I think the way the formula works. If they'd had it next year, the most recent grass-court results that would have been impacting. The formula would have been from two years ago which. kind of doesn't feel that relevant so I think it kind of makes sense that it's that he's going now. kind of just seemed seem slightly unnecessary, especially with the Gross, not playing as differently as it used to back back when they first came up with the formula, so yeah, I think most people seem to think that it makes sense.
Plucky Watson, Serena's Escape
"And welcome one last time this fortnight to the tennis podcast and Wimbledon relived on. What would have been men's Finals Day of the twenty twenty championships have finally. The Sun is out. It's been a frankly miserable. What would have been Wimbledon fortnight, which is made the the pain of? Missing out on Wimbledon slightly easier to bare certainly for me personally, but it's A. It's a lovely summer's day today. And it would be a nice day to be enjoying. The men's final especially is the The flying ants have the memo that Wimbledon didn't happen. they are out in force which is. A Wimbledon tradition. Hadn't done well, that's. Today's the first I've I've probably missed it and I think maybe the weather is part of that. And we've we've just watched a match with an amazing atmosphere which I think probably also stirs that feeling a little bit, and probably because it's the last day of what would have been Wimbledon and us is the last day of Wimbledon relived for now. What a pointed addendum to that sentence David. Wouldn't next one planned for us. When should we brace also? Developing! Certain Olympic week looming on the horizon A. I feel like I. DO actually need a week off now. I feel like doing relieved of all of the sports. The Olympics will be doing archery relived. Staging two thousand eight. She's just ain't doing on this fate going. Stop the Autry podcast. Doing the end is near. You can have asleep seen. Yes well I'm going to hold David to even I want a week off now that is that is is not my writing, but if it said. We need to on that. You know it doesn't apply to middle of the night. What's absolute? There's a moratorium on on that. today, folks. We take you to the year. Twenty, fifteen. And a third round match between eventual champion Serena Williams, and then British number one had the watson a much which ended up defining that Wimbledon Fits Serena in in some ways defining the extraordinary and dramatic year that she had on tour in twenty, fifteen and much that kind of. Defines Wimbledon in some ways we'll certainly encapsulates Wimbledon the the sun, setting over just resplendent center court with. British ten tennis fans out in force getting behind a plucky Brit that half in the mid never heard of that morning. It's. It's Wimbledon all over. Isn't it? And I think I don't WanNa. Put words in your mouth David. That's probably what made you miss it because what we've just watched so sums up so many of the things that we love about tennis I would say that's true. I also think it's it really does encapsulate the the Wimbledon that I knew as a kid, and as a teenager before Tim Henman came along when British though there was a big gap where? I had not known British contenders for the title. In on the women's side in before my time to be non-journalist Virginia, Wade and Sue Barker, won the French Open, but would never really perform to that level at Wimbledon. So, Strapped my formative years following the sport, Jeremy Bates had a good run in ninety two got to the second week had match points didn't manage to tighten them against gay full Jay. And there were a lot of those sort of moments. There are a lot of single standout moments of a player. Would make them. National News as back page. front-page news even plays like Andrew Castle. You got to eighty in the world that had a match against mats. Wilander that back then was hyping him to to a level. The even he didn't think was was appropriate. Time member in in the Post match press conference that that he did he. He guys this great line. After losing the final against Philander, he was two. It's one up for landing world number, one, nine, thousand, nine, hundred sixty, says he said. Let's just take it easy here I. Mean I lost and. That's that says a lot. Ready I think you know he. He was realistic enough to know and I remember Chris Bailey in nineteen ninety-three. Playing Goran Ivanisevic and the whole nation just stopped, it was nine seven in the fifth set twenty tonight night, the whole nation, stopping for about four hours just to watch this moments, and and he became a national celebrity in a single day. People had I mean it's way more than what Heather Watson inexperienced here in terms of going from somebody nobody had ever heard of Watson was on the map to some degree. This took it to another level question, but Bailey was an complete unknown and then suddenly. I remembering, going on BBC grandstand the next day with death Lynam the presenter who? Asking about his life and said, what did you go friend thinkable list and he said. I'm. GonNa go. I haven't got a girlfriend. And then suddenly the BBC was just inundated with letters from people offering their services his girlfriend. Services! Okay maybe that wasn't quite. Home. He told me he told me because he covered the Australian. Open with us for BBC radio for number years, and he told me that that night he went into Wimbledon village walked into a restaurant with a friend of his and the entire. Pub and restaurant just stopped what it was doing and turned around and just stead at him. and. He'd never experienced anything like like not at all until. Four ask before he'd never been heard of by so many people.
SIXTEEN most dramatic Wimbledon moments from the last decade countdown
"Hello everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the passing shot. This weekend would have marked of course women finals weekend, so what better time to reminisce and think about some of the most dramatic moments from the championships over the last decade came I've got my I've got my strawberries and cream of got my joker. Pim's and yeah, you looking. We're GONNA. Do Little little countdown yet. We are got some Robinson's to go with my with Alpo cost today because I can't find the payments to the back of my cupboard somewhere. But yeah, we've decided that actually. We normally debate moments boat. Many movements from Wimbledon over the past decade that we were kind of looking back through them. We all just H is just know enough say we're kind of doing this in teapot Sixteen. Tell you to, but we're just GONNA cut you the first eight day on and see how. So many to kind of two three. I'm also mentioned as well I. May my all whites as well summer, and getting into kind of like getting into the the women, the Wimbledon Spirit and Yes listeners, thanks for facts again in touch this. We put out to ask you. What are some of your dramatic moments from the uniform cade and we really appreciate you getting in touch. Who knows maybe you'll maidment will appear on the list, but yes, we will, of course say caveats. This is our list. This is purely our opinion. We think it's a pretty good list. There are some moments that you will be familiar with, but we think there are some vitamins I feel that have been you know maybe not. You might not be as familiar with, but yeah, let's get. Let's get into it starting a number sixteen in our countdown, and it's one I guess you know for British fans is a very a memorable I will say a fairytale story where we him back to Twenty-six. On its Marcus Willis and His run from you free. Pre would qualify to qualify to the main draw. To play Roger Federer. Is this more of a Fairytale Jolan Peter Cold winning Wimbledon in the film that we discussed on our lots podcast. Possibly say yeah. I feel like made some of our listeners from like ABC's might not even know of this story. They might even have never heard of Marcus Willis. British fans probably happen until two thousand sixteen. And Yeah. He came through the qualifying say. He was ranked down at like seven, hundred and seventy two in the world. Qualified One always marched and qualifying obviously. And then came up against recalled this baron case of I. Think he's Lithuanian in the first round, beat him. which she data alone is kind of pre. Wow, considering his ranking and the disparity between between the t pies and then. Who Does he then face in the second round, nee wombat reporter federal himself say oversee. That was going to be prime on sensical. And I guess teacups, isn't it? It's kind of like Oh. Marcus got through the second round. So annoying. He's paying federal. He could have a had charges against someone else, but on the other side is the actually if he's going to get through to the second round for like probably the only time in his career, he might as well Gad parents on Sundays go play unites the greatest champion. Wounds ever seen. Yeah. I, be the. The second camp I think if I'M GONNA. Go Out I. Want to go out in style and you know what better way to to go out. To have to have? Time, one of the greatest cross players of all time across across from you of from the net I think the story for me remarkable because the the the ingrained image I have in my head of Marcus Willis is. Is actually before this it wasn't. It's not baby. It was he was on like. He was like on a challenge tour event, and he had like a can of coke and a malls Baugh. One of his matches and Clemente to is like I think the commentator coming here. It was basically called him Kaufman for from South Park. and was like is this. Is this guy for real? Is The guy really heavy like? A cat of kind of self drake. Y-, you know tennis by the challenge, Tour and It just shows think it shows you the just the. It was just crazy the way he went from this sort of you know position where he wasn't really kind of know. Yes, he was talented, but I think he was really applying himself. It shows you I think it's a story that shows you that. If you do apply yourself, incredible things can happen and. You know, he went from literally like. Fee, Butts Four coaching is. Club. Thirty pounds of our lessons. To Yes said. Roger Federer, thank you very
Pandemic Insurance Pays: Wimbledon To Dish Out Prize Money To Players
"$12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the Corona virus pandemic. The All England Club says it made the decision after consultation with its insurance provider, called officials say 256 players who would have competed in the main draw. Please receive $31,000 while 224 players would have competed in qualifying will each receive $15,600. Art
Professional Bull Riders welcome fans back into arena
"Were real fans. It stands for a radio as bull riders attempted to hang onto their rides for eight seconds Friday night. They were encouraged by something they hadn't heard in months. Cheers of the crowd. A little more than 1000 fans were on hand and a 9000 seat arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to watch one of the first indoor professional sporting events since the Corona virus pandemic began. Professional bull riders welcomed fans to cheer the culmination of a month long competition that until Friday played out before silent stands. Rhonda roster reporting Wimbledon will pay out
Venus Williams - Game Changer
"Hello everyone can t the tennis podcast day. Eleven of Wimbledon relived would have been women's Semifinals Day Wimbledon and would probably have been under the reef because looking out of my window in Putney, which is a? Mile and a half ish down the road from us, W nineteen is in miserable. Say That's great. Thank you, British weather for making some twenty twenty. Just that little bit extra great. But not to worry because. David Matt to talk tennis with. Seven hundred episodes David you just told me. We actually can mark a milestone because we've remembered it before recording rather than fully seconds off the recording. Yeah, we! We've celebrated five hundred, six, hundred one in the past. So yeah I'm fin quite proud. You know it. It draws me when you say it's women's semifinal state today because I'd kind of I'd forgotten that in as much as I'm so used to now talking about classic matches with you both watching them. We've just watched another one to the BBC of. Matches on every day that they're showing Wimbledon doing their own stuff online streaming matches, which is the one good thing I take from this whole period is the suddenly. The vast archive is just being. Put out there for everybody to enjoy, but I had forgotten. That is still Wimbledon and today would have been women's semifinals, and that makes me quite sad, yeah. I, wish I wish I could forget I get the impression that perhaps you haven't forgotten in the optimistic. Every cloud silver lining way that David. I Dunno, I kind of have in a way, I'm just so so invested in what we're doing. The the usual schedule of Wimbledon isn't isn't really in my mind so much. Just me then okay. Trip back to two thousand and five when. Storm strong was winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France title. Yup? The three hundred eighty made its first flight at the live eight concerts. Good friend of mine went to live eight in Hyde Park and she says it was mostly great until sting came on early evening when everyone was pissed in party made and some new material. Juno live eight is when I discovered pink Floyd and realized I two thousand. David Luiz discovered. It's. Matt's now. Sort of got me to to realize that I actually need to listen to albums full of Bruce springsteen and not just judge. We. Born in the USA. Correct. Correct get on that David's It was also the year that Britain implemented. The civil partnerships axe to include same-sex partnerships. It was the year that London won the rights to host the twenty twelve Olympics. And the xbox three sixty was released Oh and Pope John Paul the second died. There's a few. We've already done it two thousand and five much at the French. Open say these are these events that we didn't mention I around, so that was T-, thousand five I was working. My First Wimbledon as an employee I was a bull store assistant. Under the employees of one Derek Dimmer? Who was the head of the bull store at Wimbledon in done that job with his wife? Centuries I think. It was it was a job. which largely comprised heavy lifting and I loved it I couldn't believe my luck that I was working Wimbledon, even they. My primary job was lifting boxes of tennis balls and wandering around the orange practice with bin bag, asking players and coaches. If I could collect, they used balls of the practice, so they could be resolved to charity. I thought that was the best job in the world and I could not believe my luck and I went back the next year as as head bull. Store Assistant I was GONNA. Say You assumed to be promoted? Yeah, that was my first promotion and that I was GONNA. Ask You if you did a good job with whether you got a good review. Turns ends. It did I mean there's not? Much that can go wrong with putting balls and have been bank. But it didn't go wrong, and honestly I just. I thought asking asking. Tim Henman if he was finished with these tennis. Balls are just so. That was the coolest thing in the world. I thought I was the coolest person in the world getting to do that job.
World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva
"Jon Wertheim here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Let us start by pausing for a second of silence to acknowledge that this ought to be the second week of Wimbledon one of the great pinnacles of the tennis calendar. We'll have to wait till next year, but meanwhile we have a good podcast this week. Our guest is Carlos, Silva Carlos as the CEO of World Team Tennis, which has perhaps you know we'll have a twenty twenty season a little bit different, but there will be a series of sixty three matches from July twelfth to August first at the greenbrier. The resort in West Virginia where all the players and all the teams will effectively be bubbled This is tennis's version of. Of what we're seeing, the NBA and this is a a prelude of sorts to the twenty twenty us open but world team. Tennis persists Carlos. Talks about where how and when you can see the matches, but they will be televised on a variety of networks and platforms, and World Team tennis stalwart in the sports since the early seventies will persist, so we talk with Carl's about world team tennis about staging an event amid corona where his league fits into this crazy mosaic, we call tennis and his experience with the sport as well as a former player so good conversation with a guy I've known for for a while. Here's Carlos Silva. Doing Oria I'm good I'm good. Things are good. Where are you? Where are we getting you? I'm in I live in Potomac outside of DC our. Okay so you're you're not far from. The greenbrier of these things go yet now I've been. I've been a few times over the last of the last few weeks, so yeah, it's like it's like three and a half hours from Dallas. All right, so you can, you can You can drive that. So! Yeah, let's start there I feel like. Talking about TV shows like a succession or Ozark but tell us about season forty five. What are we expecting a year? So. I mean as you know we. We have nine teams in season forty five. We had a new expansion team in Chicago there. Unfortunately, not comply in Chicago. Sloan Stevens is anchoring that team along with her coach out Murray. and. And so yeah, we're bringing everybody. We looked at a lot of different states John in Texas Florida. Nevada California, but But West? Virginia felt good It still feels good in the grand scheme of things was based on everything. That's happening, so we're out. We're bringing all night teams the Greenbrier, but we're GONNA. Play a complete season, and so the season will still be fourteen regular season, seven home and seven away. If you will, which will really only consists of. You, know whatever jersey, they're wearing that day home or away. On one court right at the writing a great low stadium that the Greenbrier Scott. I was GONNA. Say I. Commend You on a not picking Florida California. Texas Arizona, you. you picked well. I guess I think other sports are going to be looking at this as a real sort of. Canary in the coalmine to use the West Virginia and. Nobody I think whether it's dope, it or whether it's the Orlando in this NBA bubble. Do you feel pressured to sort of do this? Right for world team, but also I. Suspect a lot of other sports. Outlets are going to be looking at this. Yes we feel pressure? I mean in an I. Think you're right I. Don't think it's just tennis. I think it's sport. You know all of us. I mean the one thing you may have found it to John. I've found that over the last three months. Everyone's been very collegial in. In a weather we're on white. House calls whether we were all together. I mean I talked to Jay Monahan you know about a month ago before before their season started because they were GonNa go to tech says, and he gave me some great feedback on what they were doing with testing, and so yeah, we do we. We're We're trying to be very diligent and we're also trying every day to make sure that what we're doing. We're still analyzing it every. Every day, no as I told my team and we've told the players you know until August second when someone raises the King Trophy we gotta be diligent every day, so we've. We've even made a few adjustments as you know we're. We're going to have five up to five hundred fans in the stadium right halls, twenty, five hundred, and originally those fans were only required to have a temperature check, but about five days ago before everything a little bit. A little crazy over last five days we decided that we would add masks in for the fans as well and so all all. All the fans will also have mass in the stadium. And you know with the way we thought about that as you can always take the masks down at feel better, but better to be a little safer so Yeah, there's there's definitely a low pressure. I think we're up forward and I think we're going to show everyone how how we can be safe and be. Operationally smart every day. It's a five hundred fans as of today is the number you're working with. It is yeah. Yeah, and what? We got I don't know if you've ever been to that stadium, but it's a great little Horseshoe Horseshoe stadium around the court with a lower bowl at an upper bowl, and so the you'll either by a lower bowl, general admission, ticket or bowl, general admission ticket, and then every other rose blocked, and then the Oscars will social distance. Distance when you come into the stadium, so if you came John with your family, you'd be able to sit with your family. But if I came with my family, we'd sit together but I wouldn't be able to sit next to your family. We'd be six feet away and so and so that that works and we'd. We'd all at mass in the in the stance.
When Zina Speaks, You Listen
"Hi everyone welcome back to the body. Serve I'm James. I'm Jonathan. We, have something very exciting today. This is kind of a surprise episode for you all and it is something that we have never done. We have had players on the show before little cute, little ten fifteen minute segments, but we've never had a former player. Sit Down with us today. The Legend Zina garrison sat down with us for an extended chat about her career about being an African American woman and tennis about today's. Today's game and just took us through some of the highlights and some of the insight. She's gained in her illustrious career, on-court and off court. We've been hoping to get this interview for a while, but the timing really couldn't have been any better in doing it. No, because today when you're it well, it's yesterday for us today. When this episode is released will be the thirtieth anniversary to the day of ladies e making. Making the Wimbledon final in one thousand nine hundred beating Monica Selous snapping a S- Thirty six match win streak in the quarter-finals beating number one Steffi Graf in the semi-finals Steffi who had reached the previous thirteen Grand Slam finals, and then playing Martinez to love in the final. We talk about healthy Gibson. XENA had a personal relationship with her. One of the stories that you've probably heard a lot of recently. Is that out? Out the Gibson was in the locker room at Wimbledon right before that that final in one thousand, nine hundred, talking about champagne, maybe adding little pressure, but it's a amazing to see these two generations of pioneering players end up in the same police at that one moment. Zena is unfiltered. She tells you what she's thinking. She says on the show that I don't always talk often, but when I do you know it's important. Aside from her Wimbledon final which you've heard a lot about recently Zina. Garrison is an Olympic gold medalist in doubles with Pam. Shriver and one thousand, nine hundred eighty eight Seoul Games. She is the bronze medalist in singles at those same games. She made the quarterfinals or better at a major fifteen times. She won three grand. Slam mixed doubles titles to at Wimbledon One Australia fourteen time WTI tight list. She is one half of the first ever all. All black WTI final in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six ECKERD, open and the court. She was the USA team captain at the two thousand eight Olympics, she was fed cup. Coach for a number of years and the founder of the Zina Garrison. Academy, which has talked literally tens of thousands of children in Houston to play tennis. The work that Xena has done over the decades with her academy is so phenomenal, and as you can imagine, these are very. Times for all kinds of businesses let alone not for profits, and if you are able to please consider donating to Zina's academy. Zina garrison dot org and make a donation. To to help the kids in Houston continued to get such fabulous instruction free of charge, yet is important to mention perhaps as a preamble to this episode a prologue you can listen to our previous episode on Zina Garrison, which was entitled Wiggle at Legs Zeno, we do ask Xena how we got started in this interview. That's a little bit of supplemental listening. But for now here's our chat with Zina and we hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much. For chatting with us now, no, no problems China stat of this Houston Corona. We don't have it's been really bad here so I was just GonNa ask. How's everything going there? Now we're have had major spikes, so it's GonNa be interesting. So, you mostly staying inside Kinda minding your business. Yeah, not really bad allergies, too so they had the African dust here last week, so when trying to be a net again. Thanks for doing this just a little bit of a preamble as to how we were kinda hoping to do it. We're just GONNA. Run through a few things of your career and get your reaction to it possibly. A Tang into some of the stuff that we may have talked about on the previous that we did as well are you guys seem like you know me so well I. Do. Now Want WanNa. Hear it from you. You've been getting so much press this last month because of the thirtieth anniversary of your Wimbledon final. Did this catch you off guard? Yeah, did really kick me off guard for for two reasons first of all that it was. It's been thirty years like I. You know. It just blew my mind that it's been that long and then the other thing is that so many people had been talking about. Remember. When it was all happening and you know one of my friends. Even call and she's like you're. tweeting on twitter and I'm like what? And so funny because my phone have been going up but I didn't. Never really happens. I didn't really know what was going on. Sounds pretty cool, so this is the first time then that you're just minding your own business, and you're just brought back into tennis because of your career because of social media. Yeah, it's not what ends one guy from England that Chris Ghosn. He always puts stats on there, and so you know sometimes he'll you know bring? He makes me I tell him all the time. He keeps me relevant, but he comes up with these stats out of nowhere in plug. This one just kind of took off so I think because they don't have one with him right now. It's you know it's. It's an people's line because this is the time so.
Federer Comes Of Age
"Hello everyone and welcome to the tennis podcasts. Wimbledon relived. Not Say Manic Monday. Is Strange to think that in an alternate universe rule experiencing the busiest most hectic day, if the tennis calendar down the road, well down the road from me, and that's w nineteen and instead well I didn't know about you, but I'm something my safer why I'm dressed. I was GONNA. Say My pants spur. I'm dressed, but I'm certainly not in A. Poised and ready to. Go on the tally or anything. I mean it is a very different university living in. The the same time I still find myself trying to crowbar these matches into to be able to watch them all in time because we just watched four hours of a match for today's podcast, having recorded yesterday's show, and then we've got tomorrow's look forward to I mean look I'm having the time of my life. I'm relive I'm reliving two thousand and one and loving every single minute of it, but yeah around actually making meals for children and go into the pollock, and all that sort of thing I am struggling a bit to fit it all in hence sleep out today we spending. We're dwelling quite a while in in two thousand and one land. Aren't we today tomorrow? Yeah and it turns out that that's important. Because David didn't see two thousand one Wimbledon. Much of two thousand and one full stop you in a windowless room in the ASS. End of Germany awesome thing. Date I did I missed the entirety of the two thousand one Wimbledon until the final which we'll get onto more tomorrow when we, she watched that as one of them it because the woman doing tomorrow is the two thousand and one men's singles final between Goran, Ivanisevic and Pat, rafter today it's Pete Sampras against Roger Federer in the fourth round, but yet the time. Time I was in my fourth year working for the ACP tool I'd been communications manager for three and a half years traveling around I had informed the powers that be that I would like to have got writing and interviewing and all that sort of thing, and they said okay. Then you can go work on this new thing that we've got called a website. And it's and we produce it in Hamburg Germany. So off. You go to the office that. Germany. Not the end of anywhere I thought it was somewhere a little more. Than that. Politically, it was delightful, delightful The office was Nelson somewhere. And Anyway I'm sitting and get there and I'm like we get to the fourth round magic Monday manic Monday and I'm thinking right. There's a lot of crack matches on here. This Roger Federer against Pete Sampras Tim Henman lighter. which channel is it on here in Germany? And they said it's on premiere I said all right. Where's where's that said? We haven't got that one. So. So I was a little bit dubbed by this and frantically trying to think. How do I get out of this job? But. I've signed up for the rest of the entire week until the weekend when I would go off to Gustad for the tournament that. So anyway, that's when I discovered that actually it was available on BBC radio through their website in inverted commas I that I'd never heard of before, but anyway so I was able to listen to the BBC radio coverage throughout the rest of the week, and that's what made me decide. That I wanted to be a commentator right and that week. And he fight off emails to to the commentators he'd be listening to. You. Yeah Yeah, Inkatha. Who is the tennis correspondent? Richard Evans, very long time experienced respected journalist and reporter send the Sunday Times tennis correspondent Dana coincide of the BBC. And they brought the championships alive for me over in Germany and I mean that's what they do. That's what the job of the radio commentator is for people who can't say to try to bring it alive and. It did the job for me. It made it magical I mean I. I actually think that Wimbledon. If you think of Tim Henman's run as well and everything else that went into it, it was one of the all time. Great. Wimbledon's including the ending. And to listen to it on the radio where your mind is having to do the job for you, because you can't see it, using the words, they they describe and you conjuring images on the back of those words, it makes even more mystical and fantastical David Law. You turn not being able to watch one of the greatest of all time into a positive. Well twenty years on Haram watching it. It's awesome. Win deliveryman in solihull. She's moved on from working in tennis and not being able to watch moved into working in tennis and this year still open. You Up to in two thousand and one. We still shuffling around on your bum. Knows all my eight now right was. Please listen to yesterday's podcast to
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Hello, everyone and welcome to tennis relived Wimbledon relived day three. We've taken a trip back to nine hundred, seventy, eight and nineteen, eighty and today we're taking a trip back to nineteen eighty five. We are firmly now in the territory of David, laws voiced and cavernous memory I. Don't know if that's a good thing necessarily, but but it's where we are you doing David. I I'm enjoying trip down memory lane, <hes>, and yeah, it's it's. It's very interesting. Watching scenes from my childhood that I have not watched since and trying to. Find out whether my twelve year old brain. Had any sort of accuracy in its <hes> its conclusions. You couldn't quite remember watching the one thousand nine hundred eighty book McEnroe final that we covered yesterday. The you were aware of it in your consciousness. Do you remember watching? Boris Becker Kevin Curren Nine, thousand, nine, hundred five. You remember where you were. Vividly. Are would typically do you remember what your head was like? It was appalling. It was it was probably quite similar to Kevin. Currency if I'm honest. All sort of curly and waffly. So I would have been twelve years of age I just got into the the senior school is as we used to call it <hes> and I was just watching Wimbledon back toback hour upon hour, and there was nothing else tennis wise to watch I didn't even know. Existed I was absolutely fascinated after that tournament to try to find. Opportunities to see a tennis match with Boris Becker playing somewhere else. To See. 'cause I couldn't understand how. How does Barsebaeck not win every tennis match that he plays given how hard he hits the ball, I knew nothing of clay coats and hardcourts and things that did as a twelve year old seeing seventeen year old win Wimbledon. Did it did it make you think oh? Crikey, I'd better start achieving some life goals I remember I remember watching the dull when the French Open realizing we the same age and thinking. Catherine! You've achieved nothing in your life. Salt. Out. The way couldn't it could inspire you or it could make you feel like enough to fight. Now on C., no, because <hes> twelve to me seventeen was really old, and seventeen was basically a man, and I was such a young child <hes> including my age, but I look back at it now, and it does make me shudder to think of what this we having just watched it to watch. This guy who seventeen who physically is easing credible presence, and he's muscular and strong and strapping, but he's got this really young. Young, face, and he you hear him. We've just had him interviewed after the match as well and and it does make me shudder to think my word this on his shoulders, and yet it was also very exciting at the same time. Not your formative Tennessee's will have been spent watching Boris Becker the pundit. Boris Becker the coach. I know obviously you'll have been very aware of know what he achieved in his career, but actually. Watching it back in seeing a seventeen year old Boris Becker wate struck by. Well. It's actually quite difficult to reconcile as you were saying the Boris Becker. I've always known with this Boris Becker. I actually think that this achievement of voice rose Becker winning Wimbledon seventeen oversee I've always been aware of it, but I and in many ways it's. It's become a more extraordinary achievement as time has passed, and as the sport has got kind of older, and it's hard to make those breakthrough so young, but also in a way. It's actually one of those achievements, which is so of its time that if you didn't live through it, it's really quite difficult to understand the impact that it had and the feeling that it gave people, so it's interesting to go back and read about it and walked in here David's memories of it. I mean what I'm struck by is the sense of belonging that he seems to have on that court. He is striding around the coal like he owns the place. He would go on to say that it was his living room. Denise and Toco famously, but and it's like that he's. He's walking with such confidence playing such. Tennis okay, it's one thing to have the game another thing to believe in the game and know that it's a game that you can win, and that just comes through on just as you watch all the match really. I didn't anywhere with confidence when I was seventeen I was just to a crippled bull of angst. And Self Doubt I. Mean I I just can't relate. Assholes, everyone, stop looking at me. Not Looking at you, you think everyone is looking at you any of that. Yeah I think my my mum describe. That is the peculiar phase when you didn't like taping taken.
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"If that, if people keep make tennis to keep making tennis films, we'll keep doing reviews, but. Nobody, has since then unfortunately, I forgot. Identity a dirty drunk to gin and tonics, and I forgot that it was essentially a foreign language film. and my level of concentration of to to was not sufficient, so breezed over quite a lot of the Swedish dialogue. And engaged with a lot more of the McEnroe scenes. But, certainly the the narrative arc that placed on it. I can't speak for felt like this at the time was the. Bloomberg knew. That it was only a matter of time, before mcenery got him, and got the best of him, and overtook that rivalry, and it was a question of how long he could hold on for. Could he hold on long enough to win another Wimbledon maybe too, and of course he he did. That year in one thousand nine hundred spoiler alert. He lost the tiebreak, but he won the match beyond Borg but even. I'm I'm jumping the gun a bit here, but even in those moments when just immediately post victory? It's almost as if he's thinking well. I did it, but if it was that close this time. Am I gonNA. Be Able to do it again. It was I don't know I mean. He was only twenty four. At the time. You went onto to retire the following year I know he attempted to come back, but it. It did look to me like He. He knew the McEnroe was coming for him, and he was just trying to to hang onto his dominance as long as he could, and it comes across as though if I'm not keeping the straight up. Up and if I'm not the top dog. Then I'm not going to be doing it. Whereas seen the dial in federal, go through these different stages of their career where they've struggled with injury. Oh, they've been knocked off their perch. And then they've just come back and there's never been a question mark in their minds that that's what they would do. This was very seen very straightforward for bog I either I'm the best drama play seems to me that this. This rivalry. Energized McEnroe he got such a high off playing ball, but As No, the rivalry didn't seem to like it as much she he he was intimidated by. I suppose as you were saying once. He realized Makomo had his number year later that was it. He was out of the game. It's interesting how the rivalry just took a different shape for both for both players I think. I think all the superstitions weighed heavily on board and all the all the attention. It's really hard. I. Think for us is people who weren't around then to appreciate what life was like for him. Well it must have been annoying. He won his first sight in a Holiday Inn because then he had to keep staying in the Holiday Inn. Must Do. Finance funny at one that I one in the Ritz. This is a great line from Steve Tickner in the Book high-strung which are highly recommend if you WANNA have a rate of. The year was like, and he said when bog I came to Wimbledon in nineteen, seventy three. People were taken by I. Mean He didn't Atro- word? He didn't do interviews you'd nobody heard from there just saw him in this mystical figure, and this is what I think was so appealing and apparently. Was the closest thing that you would get to the Beatles in terms of following from from fans and apparently nine, hundred seventy three. He was flattened by three hundred girls, chasing him, and when he was on the ground related David. They said he he apparently said well yes. I was a little scared as I. Lay in the dust on the street with girls all over me, but it was fun to. has anyone ever said those words before or since? I'm I'm guessing no. I mean this is the. I mean the tennis rivalry tennis era and I. Think Steve also written about this. Where tennis crossover into. Cultural. Kind of influence and I, you know just the kits. They were wearing iconic. The fact that the film's been made about it was iconic. The the celebrity status. The book had has probably not happened in tennis since I mean. All the all the characteristics. Of Celebrity, rarely rather than more than just tennis. Yeah, down to the fact that I mean. John McEnroe was. The first sponsor response easy I'm not sure either those words should person sponsored person if if Nike, wasn't. He was picked by by Nike off to. One thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, seven, run to the Wimbledon semifinal and they weren't making kit. At this stage in one, thousand, nine hundred and he's wearing nike shoes. But. He's wearing. Think surgery to Keeney Kit. I mean both of those. Kits that they were wearing. They've never gone out of fashion. They usually things come in and out, but I mean. I mean in particular, be onboard, but both of those outfits is never a stage when viewing book outfit wouldn't have been cool. I mean it would have been tight. Not Never on cool. Yeah, you've got to have a certain physique for that. But is also notable. Just how much color is on what they're wearing because it was. Still a predominantly white rule of clothing that you had to wear it Wimbledon, but it was nothing like it is now where even the tiny little bit of color. We were all laughing about Roger. Federer's orange soles of his shoes didn't look great. Didn't it look gray? Was Anybody saying Oh God? It's such an insult to tradition that there's a red headband on shake. Those were cool kids. I mean some of the ones in the in the early nineties not so much. But the other thing. Struck me was. We're watching this match in. They're playing white tennis balls as well which carried on doing until one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty six, when they went to yellow and what I didn't realize. Is that white tennis balls stopped being used everywhere else in nine hundred seventy two, but Wimbledon insisted on keeping it as part of its white role, so that will be why we didn't see any white tennis balls when we reliving Roland Garros we were having that conversation in yeah, because we knew they came in and eighty six at Wimbledon, but we'd watch those early matches. It wrote on garrison the. The eighties with yellow tennis balls and Wimbledon were also last were late to adopt the six all tie-break that that come in elsewhere in the seventies, but when any change to it at nine, hundred seventy nine, so this was only the second year of a six all tie-break, so John McEnroe wins the first sent six one. It's all going swimmingly for him. As we said beyond borger famously slow start, so maybe he would have been mentally prepared for for the bog onslaught, which which came next, he found his feet and one the next two sets as two-sets-to-one up. He's is really a perfect indication of the tennis scoring system the end of that second set because. Board is not had a single look McEnroe's serve the whole sand. Suddenly it gets to five sakes and McEnroe seventy to take it to a tiebreak, and he gets a little bit edgy and suddenly. Comes up with a couple of backhand passing shots to to pink the second set and from there, the momentum of the master switches Boggs got. Not quite a spring in spring his stat because he doesn't. He doesn't really do that doesn't really change his emotion throughout, but you can see. He's a little is just more dialed in from the rest of the match. Makomo slumps when he loses that second set has A. Sort of carries over, and it doesn't play what in the third set and It's just a perfect illustration of just. How much can just turn on a? Just on a dime. Is Thinking McEnroe needs some sort of umpire outburst in order to to fire himself up. He did slump bitten sort of retreat into his shell you. He's looking for that. Spark and that was. That was not sure he'd ever express it like this, but the, but that was why he's to have those outbursts they. A lot of They are advised. For most people they would. They would lead to a dip in form, but for McEnroe. They used to lead to a surge more often than I don't. Think that that was. An interesting one..
Former Player and Agent Donald Dell
"Everyone John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated? Tennis podcast is also the first week of Wimbledon. He says wistfully our guest this week. Is Donald Dell? Donald is a former player a promoter broadcaster at agent. He's worn many hats, not unlike Bartholomew Cubans. He is also worn many at once. Donald is still force in tennis. He wrote an op Ed recently in the Washington Post, about the prospect of combining the men's and women's tours, so we talk about that. We talked about where tennis is right now, and as a bonus, Donald signed Michael Jordan out of North Carolina and especially after last dance. We talk about Michael Jordan so some non tennis bonus coverage on Michael Jordan and a lot of good tennis. Talk here's Donald Dell. Appreciate you doing. How are you doing? I'm doing fine We've been lucky I've been home since about March fifteenth, but my two daughters, their husbands, and our two grandchildren, five and seven are about thirty yards from where we are, and it's like one hundred twenty day thanksgiving. It doesn't sound bad. Yeah, let's I I. Don't know but I got a couple of things to bring up. I. Did want to talk about the the op-ed you wrote. Wrote thought you'd be a good person to talk about with the the tour merger, which has been eclipsed lately by a Co bit in the US Open, but this was sort of a hot topic, and everyone says the same thing which is great idea. The devils in the details, so let's let's advance that. How do we exercise those those devils details? How do we push through? So this becomes more than. In abstract idea that we need to negotiate what what are we doing to make this happen? Well I I think I think more than that. The Devil Devil's in the the leadership in other words I think it's GonNa take strong leaders it both part, both groups to get done, and I think Steve. Simon, and Mickey Lawler. Are Really, veterans, and and well respected, and well like Gatanzi the new chairman of the ATP I'm told his very smart very capable. And I. Think if the if they wanted to really do it, they get together. And then it takes a lot of support. You Know Billie, Jean and Roger, and some of the leaders in the game. All got behind it, then you. It's sort of like all the protests out there today you gotTa. You gotta move the ships and it's a big alphabet soup that everybody sort of fights for their turf. The ATP tour. Has Really established itself, but it's not part of the grand. Slams not far the idea. And not that that they want to be I don't Miss Other Sami, but I just think. Recently in the last six or eight years, the ATP tour has not worked very effectively in some senses because they've been voting in blocks the three tournament directors vote together. The three player reps vote together, and then the chairman's left. There was hanging vote and literally one vote because he always makes one side unhappy in the last two chairman. If you review John have been fired. Because one group didn't like how voted, and they need a super majority of forty two to extend. His contract so his contract ran out. In the last two cases now I'm told by people that very close to respect the Gal Gal Danzi is quite a different. Person needs a very strong leader, very smart and media and he really gets it. I just think for the sport It would be really helpful to have the two groups. Merged on a on a simple basis, and the when you talk about the details, you're right but I think the simplicity is what matters keep it simple stupid when you want to merge the to start with you don't have to have exactly the same boards, the same voting members, but come in and merge it, and have you know five or six basic principles and truthfully. We, found out in Washington with the city open that Iran for fifty years literally for the WTI ESPN Tennis Foundation. That We. We had a men's only event for forty two years, and then city came along our title sponsor, and rightfully said look fifty one percent of our clients. Bankers are women, so we're not gonNA. Unless you'll bring a women's tournament into it and we did, but it was a problem because there's a bigger women's event at Sanford for seven hundred thousand, we were only allowed by the rules for two fifty, but guess what. The ATP the minority of the ATP ten percent fought it tooth and nail. They didn't want it integrated tournament. And I to go before the board three different times, and swear up and down that we give him favorability on the scheduling of the Center Court. Scheduling, transportation scheduling practice courts. And it just didn't. It's working okay. And the women, the best women like to play Washington but now under the new WTA rules. We can only sign one of the top twenty in the world in order to protect the other event. That's raising more prize money by seven hundred or more, so those kind of problems out to be worked out and the ATP tour really needs to get a stronger with this membership the the the vocal minority, which is really only about ten or twelve percent, and it's always the complainers on the tour. The to aboard knows who they are, and they're always ranked between one hundred, fifty and three hundred,
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Finishing touches sharing that from the. Painters and Decorators around obviously were hardware His. Busy time. Everything's going well minus. And I can eat briefly explain. What your role is Wimbledon, what is it? So I'm. Chania grindstone for the championship coach. So my role until recall into. Neil Sibley head coaching culture. I'm working alongside. Practice course as well. So between the three of his way, Organiz the work for the team. About the daily jokes. and. How did you get into this role world because it's quite a niche profession, so did you kind of always in enter end up being. A groundsman is grounds keeping the correct terminology for for your profession. Were staff. Syrup Grimes GRANDPA MOM. Yeah, no I didn't always plan on being. Agrarians groundsman kind of wanted to be a state you, which was pretty boring. and. A levels didn't. Go to plan. saw. I decided to change tax and. Find a course a college impression. Round my for college. To do a diploma in Rasual. So I applied to that thinking if I can get into this second work at Liverpool and. Poland get to watch the football was. And so after after being there for for a year, they when? The Northern Montana Manchester. From the head groundsman there to Wimbledon after picnics, Brandon for a little bit decided my next placement with A. Wimbledon show. Of course add to six month work, placement and Thankfully got second on some stuff in two thousand five Wimbledon. Look so much wanted to go back two thousand and six. One of the members of the team. decided it was time for change for him so. He won't Adore took full time position and. Ever since so, you've been quite a while. I imagine Wimbledon's changed Wilbert. It's changed a lot over over those years that you've been there. What? What's the biggest change I guess in terms of the ground in terms of your world. What do you feel about the big changes, but? In terms of my role so. Much started way down on the summer stuff. On, just say I was fortunate enough two thousand six to take on full-time. when Neil took over from Eddie say would. Back in twenty twelve with his regional, the department I was fortunate in Tacoma Promotion. And you've witnessed of changes a we've got. We've got to reeves now when Modin. OV- redevelopment! Has Has the road itself that work that you do as as it more difficult, has improved or been many significant changes to kind of your web laid with that. No show. Obviously the rooms are the big big change over the last ten years. there's been lots of other redevelopment, so the southern coats were already developed to new to in court three. But when we build a new, there's always a lot of consultation beforehand the. Will ever build around. A call has to give us. The best opportunity to produce awoke lost. So fight fully. Our management of the colts hasn't changed drastically and for his consistencies case, so it doesn't matter. Register anybody playing on sensical on one of the practice, so one of the ice I championship should essential. Alam management of each and every call is similar. Obviously different environments do bring different challenges, but. For the most part everything we'll talk to listen. And it's of course like a fulltime job throughout the whole year. But how does it vary to kind of what you're doing now in the build up to the tournament on during the tournament itself. Is it like completely? All hands on Deck Mad? Do you sort of? Long for the tournament to finish that you can put your feet up for bear, or or what's your favorite part of the year to work on? Your, no I think that was one of the questions. Did. You do the other fifty weeks. Back. Yeah no for so we're a members club who host the tournament where? We're open all year round. Shall we thirty-eight Grasso sweepstakes. Click striving door until acrylic that we have the money around We, we never really stopped were always. We're always only shown in prom. But this time of year actually. We've don't allow hard work. So from spring is calm before the storm, but. It is a little bit. Yeah, it's almost just managing the courts now three to the tournament. It's very basic going on at the moment as coaching mocking. The occasional spray. Maybe a role is just a case of getting everything looking nice night. Show in all the boys are probably going out and making wage adrain. Yeah, you know again. The will hand shears I just clipping the edges on things that So, yeah, no, he's very much a calm before store. Our real work kicks in. After the tournament, so there's no no time to put your
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Talked about the decision today overall. I think it's a wise decision because we start. Kids had a chance to play the season for well over fifty percent of the teams in the country. Well well I don't know the exact percentage their season was over and two. I think it was the right decision. It's tough that these kids didn't get a chance to do that but I think we could move on a lot better than a spring sport. And that's why I felt that what they did for the spring sports was so appropriate and hopefully the schools will be able to financially support that I mean and It'll be interesting to see. How many kids do come back Because you know you move on well and this is going to be an interesting thing to keep an eye on. Also I'm interested in the precedent set. I set it on the at the time. One of the callers actually convinced me on this but part of the reason they were able to do sports and given extra years because they weren't ever played if there is any thought that the college football season might be affected. Can you imagine the precedent this sets if they're going to suddenly try match scholarships and suddenly give everybody an extra year of eligibility in the fall? It's not an easy thing but it's something the. Ncaa should start wrapping their head around now so they could be ahead of the curve if you WanNa hear the rest of coach k. Go check out the PODCAST. It's out there. It's spectacular work and coach K. Did a great job with the guys I want your thoughts on. Nfl playoff expansion travis in Texas. What do you got? What is what's your take on the guy sitting on the porch killing. Get off my lawn Jason Fitz. This is not right. This is a participation trophy so it is it. Here's what's the bad all these young folks out here. They're the ones that don't support it. People like me I could care less. It was perfect. Sixteen Games sixteens. Leave it alone. Let me ask you one question when the giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl to ruin the undefeated season. Did you like it or not? No okay I mean if if Travis this consistent I'll give you credit my friend if drivers is consistent because I hear you what we're doing is we're allowing more eight teams into the playoffs so there is a level. Congratulations you made it through. And I appreciate your take on Travis. You know I I look at it and say we typically sports fans how many people were rooting for the Patriots. Perfect season to be ruined right. Because we don't want excellence. We don't want the top overall team to dominate. Everybody win we want something. Unexpected happens so often. We want a wildcard team to occasionally win the Super Bowl. Now I do think there's a clear advantage and as much as you're saying it's a participation award the top overall seed will be the only seized gets a by by being the only gets a by. I would argue that yes. They're opening the playoff up more than a participation award calibers but they're giving the absolute best in advantage that might be absolutely unsurpassable. We'll keep breaking down with more your take plus some thoughts on Aaron Rodgers next..
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Has the easiest route in my opinion. That is the Philadelphia Eagles. Why because this coming season three teams in their division. The other three all have new coaching staff Washington the giants and the cowboys and they will not have the benefit of a full. Ota's and maybe even a full training camp to implement what they WANNA do. That division is going to be bad. The cowboys are taking a step backwards not forwards. They've gotten worse. And the new coaches behind the eight ball when the starts and the eagles who are the model of consistency and stability and have the most stable quarterback situation and everything else in that division. I think have a chance to run the table in that division. A great chance to get a one-seat because it's the easiest division the NFC and that by will mean everything so to me that team that benefits the most from this is Philadelphia. I take your take on. Espn RADIO AND ESPN. News compelling cases made by all of them. I think Stephen as got some points about the bottom end of the play offs. And how it could benefit team Tampa Bay Green. He's got a point though that it benefits the number one overall seed the most. And that's why he's got the right concept and the wrong team because the number one overall seed next year in the AFC is likely to again. Be the Kansas. Sorry last series of the Baltimore Ravens to me. It's likely to be the Kansas City chiefs so in my mind. The chiefs are the ones that benefit the most is the opportunity to get the one seed the only by in the playoffs. And we're GONNA see that once he only gets more and more powerful because they are the only team that gets a bye. We want your thoughts on. Nfl playoff expansion. You'll love it. You hate it you want more. Want less of it. What are your thoughts? Triple eight say. Espn eight eight eight. Seven two nine three seven seven six months. You guys also tweeted me. Read some of those tweets in just a minute but before we do any of that I want to get a little bit of expertise here. We mentioned earlier at the beginning of the show was some of the breaking news that Wimbledon has been canceled postponed. It's been canceled. There's nobody better to help us break down what that means what had happened then. Espn tennis analyst. Patrick McEnroe who joins US now? Patrick I appreciate your time. First and foremost you have corona virus. So how are you right now? Let's Jason Thank you very much feeling side. I have some symptoms pull over a week ago about ten days ago so in my basement and I didn't get the test results back just yesterday Took a while over a week to book test our favorites. I was finally able to do So you could use. I fill rate the bad news patrick. We're going to try and get a better line form. Give us one second was even get Patrick McEnroe back. And it's important to note as he said you know he's started feeling symptoms. He had to book the test. Took quite a while and then it took a week to get the results back. It's reminder when we talk about all of these athletes that were sitting here saying hey just test everybody and let's see who's clear and let's see who we can get to play against each other. It's a reminder that right now there are more important places for those tests to go also a reminder for Wimbledon specifically. It has been canceled not postponed. It was scheduled to take place between the end of June June twenty ninth July Twelfth. When you think about what that means. That's Wimbledon flat out looking at and saying. Hey it's not going to be right. It's not going to be the right situation. We'RE GOING TO GET AHEAD. Of cancelling it's the second staggering cancelation. We've seen when you factor in the fact that we also saw the Olympics. And when you when you see the Olympics come in and say hey. It's not postponement until next year. It's when you see that portion of Wimbledon doing this where they are now it's a reminder of how severe all of this is telling me we have. Patrick is okay so we patrick back. So we're we're getting remote locations here so Patrick you're telling us it took over a week to get the results. You just got the results. How are you feeling now while I'm feeling good? I've actually felt fine for well over a week but obviously taken a lot of precautions here even before I have the test so I've been self quarantined in my basement. Luckily I've got a basement. That's pretty comfortable. My wife has been an absolute trooper taken care of the House and are three. Were all Doing online school now. Everybody's doing well I feel good and I'm hoping that once they get through this Fourteen days or just a couple of days away. I'll be able to be back back with the family. But luckily they're all feeling good and healthy and no symptoms whatsoever so for somebody that's in the thick of it right now. It's such a personal level. What's your reaction to Wimbledon canceling? Well this was not a surprise Jason based on what we've been hearing the last couple of weeks obviously it's hitting Europe About as hard as it's here in the US perfectly here the New York area so it's really not that surprising you know the difference from Wimbledon opposed to the French Open with the clay and obviously the US Open with the hardcore is not only the weather. A huge factor Just to be able to play outdoors but also the nature of the grass court surface. So it's very difficult for the club that just sort of pick another Spot in say later in the summer and the fall because keeping the grass in tip top shape. It'd be handled. Two weeks of play is part of it. Obviously they're all driving up so they've got different challenges other than what the. Usda has the US Open in the French tennis federation. So I think that England the All England club made really the only official. They could make a punch in the gut to sports fans but particularly those of us. Jason in tennis world I mean. Wimbledon is like You know it's our super bowl. It's our world series It's it's our NBA. Finals all rolled into one and the tradition of Wimbledon The history of Wimbledon. But also the way they've embraced. Excuse me the future and technology. They've really found the balance. Just right so. It's a huge hit in the gut for all of us in the tennis world. We're talking to ESPN TEN Stanley. Patrick McEnroe I take care take on. Espn radio I'm Jason Fitz given what you're saying. Was there any logic to maybe waiting to make this decision to make sure it was a decision that had to be made now. Well obviously it was supposed to start anew. Just about three months but You know it seems that in England. They're just sort of beginning their challenge with this Much the way we were here certainly in the New York area a couple of weeks ago so it sounds like It's GONNA get worse before it gets better over there. And I think Jason near the issue the issue that tennis faces maybe more so than than most other sports is. It's so international and there's players coming obviously from all over the world there's fans coming there's music companies from all over the world so it's it's a little more difficult to control the environment for tennis players and for the fans. Obviously it's going to be tricky to do that here once and we hope it's not too distant future that Major League Baseball and maybe the NBA NHL can get back going again. But for tennis to control all those factors take. It's going to be even more challenging so I'm hearing that the. Us Open is still a possibility. There's about a fifty fifty chance although that number probably goes down the further along we go here toward getting back to normal so You know part of me thinks that there may not be any more professional tennis for the rest of this calendar year. I mean that's just what I'm I'm I'm feeling at this point because again the international nature of essentially everything around the world. Jason will have to be pretty much back to normal. I believe for professional tennis to Stop being up and running again. Talk me through. The athletes mindset on this because we as fans. Obviously you're missing this terribly. Everybody knows that. But what's it like if you're somebody that this is what you've trained for? This is where you are for your entire life. I said this with the Olympics. We sort of under appreciate what it means to an athlete. That's given everything to get to this point and now it goes away. So how how? How does everybody cope with that from a professional level? Well obviously the players are are having to find ways to keep themselves in shape and to keep themselves fifth. And you're seeing standby Ranko. He's he's probably been the most entertaining on his Social media with US showing his workouts and doing multiple stands and cooking himself. Dinner had a party with all of these different looks and the same person. So you know you saw Roger. Federer hit it against a wall recently under snow in on. This was in Switzerland where he lives so the players are obviously having to find ways to keep themselves act like just like all of us are just like everybody is all over the world and obviously we send our thoughts and prayers to the nurses and the doctors and the medical people out there doing their part to try to try to help the people that are really suffering. That are really sick. So the other thing that you have to notice note about the tennis world is in the In the team sports tennis players are independent contractors. They're not making any money through their contracts with with teams. So that's GonNa make it obviously not difficult for the super rich ones. And the people that are hugely successful. Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Serena Williams's but for the average tennis player In addition to just missing opportunity to do what they love to do You know they're hurting. You can also be hurting financially now. Obviously there's plenty of people all over the world that are struggling in many many ways losing their their jobs etc so that's the least of the concerns but that's certainly a factor for the average tennis professional around the world. You can follow me on twitter at Patrick McEnroe. Look first and foremost could healthy my friend. We really appreciate your time. Your incite your honesty and what you're dealing with and really your expertise from what all this means for Wimbledon. Thanks for the time thank you Jason. Thank you everybody. Pm. That's been very supportive of me. And I'm feeling good. Thanks so much. Glad you're feeling good I. This is such a scary time for everybody and look. I continue to say you know. We have to acknowledge at some point. We've seen the Olympics. Go Away at this point until next year we know that Wimbledon is cancelled. You're starting to see deep summer movement and as much as there was a comment from Kirk herbstreit. You know that sort of caught the world on fire talking about will college football comeback. I mean we're starting to ask ourselves the question of when everything will come back to normal for any sport at any level. That's the toughest part of all of this. We just don't have realistic answers. In the meantime all we can do is sort of look for little beacons positively enlightened that comes from the NFL giving playoff expansion. I want your thoughts on it on. Twitter were really divided. John on twitter says is this. Let's get the Dallas cowboys in the playoffs. And is a conspiracy theory. Dax has the big winner in the NFL playoff experiences. The fans more football is a good thing. David SAYS MONEY. Grab Okay with me. Entertainment at the end of the season so whereas Jeffrey says man I don't really care by letting more teams in major sports playoffs are becoming tournaments in the regular season is just seating fewer games but have a longer attorney. Maybe double or triple elimination. Will Jefferson answer to that is because we don't want a real champion? We just want to watch a bunch of sports. I mean that's what it comes down to. Most of. These are not geared towards giving us. The best team is the champion. You'll get bored if we always know that the number one seed is going to win at all. Although I would argue that this playoff expansion is going to have more teams the opportunity to play which is great for everybody. I'm a raiders fan. My team stinks. Most of the time. Right so what do I want some angle that lets me have more? Hope for the playoff for the raiders. Every year yes but it's also gonNA make the end of the regular season more interesting because we're going to be fighting for the top overall seed. It means so much. You're not sitting starters because you've got the two seat you're going after the one seat pain in Cincinnati. What's your take on? Nfl playoff expansion. Yeah I just think that the they're awarding mediocrity at this point. I don't I think there were already too many teams in the playoffs. To begin with I think adding two more ridiculous like We're the chiefs last year. The second seed in the AFC so they would have had to play The steelers they didn't they didn't deserve that they worked hard and for their record and the steelers ended up at eight. Eastern rewarding mediocrity. Well paying I appreciate the call and I get what you're saying that you're rewarding mediocrity. I still think that the chiefs would've won that game though. So but you are giving yourself more opportunity like we call it rewarding mediocrity until it's march madness and suddenly you're seeing these huge upset in the first round and then we're not sitting there saying Oh my God. How did this barely winning team get into the tournament?.
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Today. Wimbledon cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic. So knowing the Wimbledon wasn't set to run until June twenty nine to July twelfth. It is not happening now. In addition the ATP. And W t made a joint announcement. All events at levels of both professional tours at all levels have been cancelled through July thirteenth. So that covers the entire grass court season. This is the first time since eighteen. Seventy seven that Wimbledon will not be held during peacetime. The only Last time it was cancelled was World War Two in nineteen forty five so obviously a down moment. We're going to get some thoughts on that in just a few minutes from ESPN tennis analyst. Patrick McEnroe so we'll get some thoughts on the Wimbledon cancellation. It's I take your take on. Espn RADIO AND ESPN news. I'm Jason Fitz presented by Progressive Insurance. We're going to talk a lot today about. Nfl playoff expansion. The NFL is the gift that keeps on giving right now. They know that they have the collective eyeballs of the country. So they continued to just trickle out news little by little they're giving us a little bit just a wet the appetite every single day. Now we find out yesterday that it has been officially passed starting this season the NFL playoff will be expanded. An extra team will come into each conference now instead of the top teams getting a by only the first overall seed in each conference. We'll get a by. I want your thoughts on it. You love it you hate it you want more of it you want less of it. What are your thoughts on? Nfl playoff expanded. I want your take on a triple eight say. Espn eight eight eight seven nine. Three seven seven six eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six. We'll let you chime in throughout the course of the show. You can also tweet me at Jason Fitz. That's how you get to meet and we're going to get some straight talk straight. Talk Wireless runs on the same network for up to half the cost. Convene Unlimited plan with up to twenty five gigs of high speed data. Then two G. just forty five bucks a month..
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
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"wimbledon" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
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"wimbledon" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
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"wimbledon" Discussed on Head In The Game
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"wimbledon" Discussed on Head In The Game
"If in her head in the game yes this is head in the game your ultimate tell you the big sporting events of the week i'm johnny hot stepping in for jamie on this week it's all about sw nineteen otherwise known course as wimbledon or just simply the championships it is without doubt the greatest tennis tournament in the world bar none but before we speak to our first guest let's get ultimate quickfire guide to all things wimbledon in just sixty seconds voice is away this week so his son young voice has continued greet step into the breach young voice take it away wimbledon is be oh this tennis championship in the world going all the way back to eighteen seventy seven hosted well england tennis including club is regarded as the most prestigious grand slam of little around half a million people attend the two week tournament consuming a hundred and sixty six thousand sightings of strawberries and cream twenty nine thousand bottles of champagne and three hundred and twenty thousand block of pim's oh and they watch bit of tennis to this year singles champions will pick up a check for two point two million pounds with renting men's champion novak djokovic favorite to lift the famous go trophy for the fifth time roger federer holds the record of eight minutes titles and he'll be at s w nineteen once again in twenty nineteen injury covers the kind of women's title holder after defeating six times champion serena williams lost year martinez delivers the most successful ladies champion with nine titles the longest match ever played took place in twenty ten between nicklaus.
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"But actually, go into the process of breaking serve any kind of having to serve out for women of metal hard thing to do. You know? So I think people tried to give me that excuse for that fifth set. And yeah, sure, it's hard, but sports is hard. You know, if you wanna be Wimbledon champion, you're gonna have to do something that's not comfortable. So it's honestly not something. I think about is like back of that mansion, it's not like, well, if I had a surplus in that said, it would have been mind for sure I I don't I don't know that it's it honestly, not in my mind. It's not as big of a deal as people try to make it which of the the final set situations at slams that we now have because all four of them different think, it's stunned tie-break the USA at six ole its first ten at six oil of the Australian Open, it's twelve standard tie-break Wimbledon, and it's played out. So the friendship which one do you like? I I don't know they'll have to be the same. And you know, I like I like kind of the I think the kind of early shootout in New York it's tournament. Right. I don't mind. I think the other thing we need to talk about at at Wimbledon. The you know, the you can only play for so long at night. So you do need a cab. You know, the whole time. I kind of have a little bit of a different take on it in a lot of people. But you know, last year, I'm watching interesting is ner. And you know, she certainly the dramas there wondering who's gonna give out physically who can hold, and, you know, in the back of my mind, I'm thinking, you know, as much of a draw of semifinal, those guys are I'm guessing, you know, they don't let come at the undercard at a rock concert play five times longer than the main band than the dull joke, which we're still supposed to play that day that gets bumped to the next day. And then you're. Stuck with the problem of do? We put it four women's final. Do we put it actor women final what the proper what pays the appropriate? None of respect to to the women's match super me my mind went to like programming.
"wimbledon" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"Got a kid who's waiting wanting thinking could take his job and nobody's quite sure what the future is going to hold for brett gardner at this stage in his career but he is he's the kind of kid that somehow made it out a dirty uniform who made it through the system at a time when the yankees were spending too much money on free agents in too much money on baseball players and he is a beloved figure with yankee fans right up and including last night's game against the i'm glad to know that because he sure sell deserves it everybody this is c j mccollum from the portland trailblazers and here's a little taste of what we talked about on this week's pull up pockets a lot of teams are continuing to approve i think is good it's good for the league t like the warriors puts pressure on the rest of the because you got to try to keep up with the joneses as they say figure out ways to compete with title contenders i think it's going to be interesting to see how competitive the western conference's you look at the lakers they're they're good young team right now the add lebron you to make the chance to win a championship and you have a problem because he's arguably the best player the league has seen checkout pulo subscribe in listen every week when apple podcasts or wherever you get your shows all right i'm going to shift the conversation here now to the world of tennis wimbledon finals will be played over the course of this weekend and the men's stuff is going on while we're doing the podcast so we're going to avoid the semifinals there but this will be especially if it ends in victory a serena williams story wimbledon if she comes back from pregnancy and and and and not just pregnancy but some very scary health issues with pulmonary embolisms you know in surgeries and things like that at age thirty six to win wimbledon i know that everybody the all the pieces on the board have fallen over as if you know somebody shook it and and all the top contenders literally disappeared the whole top ten fell out of the ranks i know she's ranked twenty fifth in the world coming in and nobody believes that she's twenty fifth in the world but she is on the brink of another final and as they're any nobody that doesn't think she's going to win this thing and at her age and to have come back from what she what she's endured and to look as good as she she's not eking it out in in in thirdset tiebreakers she got into the final with a straightset win and i mean i've already said she's a most remarkable female athlete i've witnessed in my time in terms of pure just amazing physical dominance but this this is adding a chapter to the story that the takes her to another level in my we were talking about this before we started today and i was lucky enough to get to see her play twice in the first week of wimbledon and i will tell you this as you guys know how much i love tennis it is a better show watching her now in the late innings try to remember and likely will remember how she's champion now i it's it's not going to be a walkover against koerber kerber has beaten in a big final they played a magnificent of to set sometimes you could play a straightset match that's very memorable two years ago in the wimbledon final but the great drama of her career going for her twenty fourth singles major championship it is a show and i think the crowd has come to her i mean center court is want and i say this completely respectfully senator court is back to be a momma's house okay it's mama's house again.
"wimbledon" Discussed on Dear Hank and John
"I love seeing that like that scientists pictures of scientists with the you know the model curiosity on earth because you're like thanks brick and huge forget how huge it in any event and then and it also is like how did that scientists get to mars because you used to seeing it on mars that i love it like they they have to go in and look at the problems and think okay will so how would i solve that problem if i couldn't touch it look like i would i do this rubble of if it were millions of miles away and had to fix itself if they did it yeah engineers engineers are amazing speaking of amazing that's actually not a very good transition into airsea when will consult amazing as there's difficult debate things are amazingly worrisome afc wimbledon after winning two league games lost one to the lowest team in the table which was very it's very worrisome and and at this point fc wimbledon are not currently in the relegation zone they are have fifteen points after fifteen games but they are only one place away they are in 20th and places 21 through 24 in league won all go down to lead two of more concern afc wimbledon's leading striker quessy appeal a pile i don't know how to say his name i apologise has had a hamstring injury for a while and it looks like he has had a setback and is going to miss an additional couple weeks new rv the manager of afc wimbledon said if we word creating chances and our stats were low than we would have real cause for concern let me submit we do have real cause for concern as our stance are i would argue.
"wimbledon" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Great here from the phrase radio network welcome that unleashed tripoli nine hundred thirty three 93 a lot going on passengers on a londontrained panicked because there was a guy in one of the train cars reading bible verses so they freaked out passengers forced opened the doors and a busy rushhour train and climbed onto the tracks after becoming panicked in the carriage happened outside wimbledon station as a man apparently began reading lines allowed from the bible the they got scared when he started to say death is not the end it seems like a good thing doesn't it the self evacuated trains on the route i'm leaving were disrupted for twelve hours a whole over somebody reading a bible version terrain think about the mindset manda me they have explosions on trains all the time and get some guy just reading out loud i don't care if it was a cookbook i'm getting away from him another another passenger said he was reading versus about homosexuality and sex outside of marriage than that scared him too i guess i don't know but it would scary if if you're doing those things i guess you you're having sex outside of marriage and and you are being told that's an abomination maybe you get scared but i don't know death is not the end that almost sounds like look.
"wimbledon" Discussed on WLAC
"At wimbledon certainly on the list eight seven seven nine nine six six three six nine the name and i'm getting the most on twitter that i did mention tiger woods obviously i'd i just i don't think you can legitimately make a case the tiger woods is the most dominant athlete of the twentyfirst century because of the collapse in tiger woods his game i think if we had done this ten years and he would have been number one on the if in 2010 i had come on i had said let's talk about who the most dominant athlete has been of the twentyfirst century and we had been ending it in two thousand ten adding tiger woods is your answer and i don't think you can make really got strong arguments for anybody else maybe dare jitter a murad will braun would obviously have been at the top of the list for mayweather while the guys brady and manning still really good but they fall ebit but tiger woods to me for completely fell off the radar he hasn't won a major since two thousand in eight he's now totally dawn last sixyear here's or so almost worthless so i don't think you could make a legitimate argument based on a seventeen year window the tiger woods is the greatest athlete of the twentyfirst century springing danny g and justin you guys would make that argument yes or no i would disagree clay just because i think him falling off doesn't change how dominant he was for that stretch but to be the greatest athlete of the twentyfirst century were talking about a seventeen year window i mean it's fine maybe maybe not number one of of all sports but i think you know just you went through all the difference sports naming each dominant wine and i think tiger definitely deserves a mention and even even with how far he's fallen off i think he's got to be in the top top three or four no way see i think you could make an argument four roger federer as the greatest athlete of the twentyfirst century a you can make an argument for serena williams as the greatest athlete of the twentyfirst century he could make that argument for you saying bolt michael phelps you can make it four will braun a.
"wimbledon" Discussed on Dear Hank and John
"Not scored a league goal in april which when you combine those two facts as pretty impressive and on the topic of not scoring a legal in april they have they have just signed a new striker whose also kind of an old striker he used to play on loan for a for fc wimbledon and his name is a quessy ophir or a pile i actually don't know how to pronounce it but he had a good loan spell for afc wimbledon when he was last with the dawn's and i'm very excited and hopeful and it is very likely that he has signed because word on the street is that tom elliott would the most successful striker for this season's afc wimbledon is like lee headed to the championship he is going to be headed to a team that just got promoted from league one up to the championship which is great news for him but because he's out of contract with afc wimbledon wimbledon won't get a a fee don't think for that which is on for that move which is unfortunate but it is good news for tom and wimbledon wanna be the kind of club where people are so successful that they can play and higher leagues although of course we would have liked to hang onto him so that's the update it's been a wonderful amazing year for afc wimbledon and hopefully with this new signing it will be one more step toward an even better season next year although frankly at any staying up would be a victory for next year so.