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Down but not out, Serena Williams into Australian Open QFs
"Serena Williams is now just three wins away from securing her coveted record equalling twenty fourth major now through to the Australian Open quarterfinals but not before two hours nine minutes three said slugfest with the number seven seed it rains have a link up however what is the final eight showdown with the second seed Simona Halep who also took three sets to advance and injured Baines top seed Novak Djokovic was still strong enough to beat me last round H. that to reach the quarter final clash with Alexander Zverev but the number three seed Dominic team lost in three to Grigor Dimitrov I'm Graham like us
Covid-19 and the future of tennis
"Folks and welcome once again to the tennis podcast in a particular welcome to David that you heard in our Intri, they are. kickstarter backers of Oz and today. They're going to be our guest. Editors for listener questions special, which means that we will have to remember how to make podcast because it's been a couple of weeks we need to. remember opinions and all sorts of things. Yes, there are questions about the ultimate tennis showdown mat-su. Dust off your knuckles. He's easily in fighting mood today's map because as I look at him here on my laptop screen. He is wearing his Fulham shirt. You Resplendent Matt. Early on the Fulham, sure we didn't kick off for another ten hours or so, but yes quite quite nervous today, but wearing them colors, mets team Fulham. Playing in the first leg of the playoffs, this is stage one three in their attempt to get promoted back to another season of misery in the primarily. Alongside David, he's already confirmed. Be Subjecting himself to a year of misery in the primarily next season. I e the night before I watched. My, team just stumble over the finish line I watched. What fit in the Premier League Neil four down against Manchester ccn about half an hour and Really, did change my mind as to whether I wanted to go open all. It made me. It made me think you know my. Maybe, think back to when we were when we were booking and planning a trip to the French Open. and. Planning our early days. shedule around your. Travel to the playoff finals. Wembley I said, would it be okay if I trip back to London for the final during the French? Open and we decided that that would be content gold, yes. And then the universe conspired against us, and here we are six months later, making more lockdown content. Enjoy everyone. But we love to listen to questions ones, don't we? It gives us a chance to rant and rave and. Give! Opinions about things and it is drew David. They've. Picked out the best of the questions from social media they've they've come up with some of their own as well. And a good questions quite meaty, so proposals fakes ready. Oh Yeah Yeah. Matt's never looked already had a haircut. He's yeah. What do we think of the haircut? It's pretty dramatic as he did. Go four and a half months without touching. Any haircut would have been quite dramatic because. Quite. Did You keep the her? No. As I said God. What A WEIRD QUESTION OKAY! To lockdown, everybody being on. We'll obviously quite a lot of questions that have come in about lockdown about covert about how it's going to affect tennis. Is Kind of unavoidable to to address all of those issues. And try and speculate about a completely unpredictable. Because frankly that's what the situation has been in instill is but. We make our money by predicting the unpredictable say goes. It? I I question. will go with the something covid related. Is the players responsibility to do what safe for themselves or is it? The tournaments responsibility to guarantee safety regarding covert. A Nice easy one. To to to ease yourselves and he wants to take that. Why I don't think it is possible to guarantee anything really you know. The the tournaments rinsed Francis the US Open. It is incumbent upon them to create the safest environment possible and to convince the plaza, the bubble that they are creating and the passage they're creating into that bubble is a secure as possible, but ultimately the players have got to decide whether that's something that they are prepared to do whether. They're comfortable to do whether they're. Also prepared to stay within an environment like that because they cannot be breaking the protocol. We've seen in world team. Tennis. They from what it seems like did a pretty decent job of creating a bubble. Daniel Collins decided to go elsewhere. for I, I mean she. She did say it seems that she needed some treatment for her. What's the condition? She has rheumatoid arthritis which Kim. You know okay. I sympathize with her, but. She brought the bubble and therefore got thrown out a world team tennis. We saw Griego Dimitrov who tested positive for. ovid's during the until. gave an interview last night and He's had a really terrible time with illness I. Probably mild symptoms relatively speaking and yet he said he was in bed for three weeks and he's still feeling the effects of it now so. Players have got to make the call as to how much of a risk they're prepared to take. HOW COMFORTABLE LEAD! Enduring, cyber, there is it is impossible to guarantee safety I think.
Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus after Adria Tour event
"Hour no but don't give it to the top right tell us where the world says he has tested positive for the corona virus the news comes after three players including Grigor Dimitrov had tested positive after playing in a tournament the joke of it should organize to get Novak Djokovic says he has tested positive for the
Another player tests positive for virus after Djokovic event
"A tennis event organized by Novak Djokovic choose facing criticism after two leading players tested positive for corona virus having played in the tournament correspondent Patrick Snell reports Grigor Dimitrov has apologized D. McCarthy says he's home and recovering taking to Instagram to say I want to make sure anyone who's been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions I am so sorry for any harm I myself
Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19, exhibition event canceled
"Brian three time grand slam semi finalist Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive now that leads the cancellation of the exhibition a drift toward events in Croatia which is organized by Novak Djokovic the nineteen Frankel Garion played Saturday in Serbia was the second part of the three part exhibition
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Paris Review
"Anna came over and a blazer she wore alleges with ribbons that criss crossed her cavs she'd been going to job interviews I wanNA work with weatherman she said get me a job the news if you've got TV would that make this your best year ask David my best year already happened said Anna what happened that year I wanted to know I don't like talking about it when our father came home he told Anna she looked beautiful she took off her Blazer and pulled her shirt from her left shoulder to show off the lavender lace strap of her bra he kissed her from the thrift store for a white cotton bra and then no broad all our father taught summer school and it was cheaper than camp. She wanted to give everything she'd ever wanted as a child everything that had been forbidden too expensive long afternoons themepark horror movies gum when we got ice cream or coke Anna said go ahead and get a large David said I like when Anna's charge annus favorite thing to say was let's get Outta here she was fun the kind of mother we might have said we wanted before own mother was Gone Anna drove out to the beach and a Florida through yellow lights she didn't put on your seatbelt so I was shy about that luckily mine in the car I heard our mother's voice in my head making this promise while I dug for the strap I felt guilty about our mother's inability to keep us alive whatever quiet place she now occupied if she could haunt us she'd have been forcing milkin vitamins in the mornings she'd have said buckle up she'd have kept Cherry tomatoes in her transparent pockets feed us when we got hungry on long car rides her wide immaterial hips wouldn't crush them and think about keeping US alive and I didn't think about keeping us at the gas station we bought everything that would inflate Anna had our father's credit card a killer whale you could ride inner tubes beach balls waterwings David wore over his fists and uses boxing gloves I don't think we can afford this I said and put quarters in the machine and filled up the whale the Gulf coast Stank Anna said that was what it smelled like inside the earth the oil rigs were dinosaurs hungry on every horizon dipping their faces in the limestone Anna told me that in our fathers class they'd studied hardness which rocks can cut other rocks which rocks will crumble in your hand it's of time and pressure she explained the longer under pressure the harder it gets this happens to people too if you don't watch out oh I did somersaults into the ocean we built a sand city we through whole squares bread to a cloud of seagulls and then didn't and restless Anna blue huge perfect bubbles with her gum that she sealed and took right out of her mouth and through into the air like balloons Anna Tatas late Poker Anna started talking nonstop about our father over and over again she said his name well Mr See told me what's like being on vacation with Mr see Mr see what's up with the Heat Anna ask our father when he got home from work what do you mean like everything it's fast you know if flowers get hot the open immediately and then immediately get droopy like people to how everyone goes crazy when it gets hot I don't remember what our father said they went into his room Anna left after David and I were in bed my room was the only place in the House with a window unit so David slept in there on a pallet on the floor when Anna arrived in the mornings she down with him and I got down for my bed to join them Anna asked a million questions questions I hadn't known I'd wanted to be asked what our mother had cooked what she was afraid of how she smelled what she thought was funny. Anna laughed her bright corre lipsticks smelled like fruit Anna Shuffled the cards come on and cut the Deck Anna was easily distracted going to the window to look for our father's car Anna's stop shuffling and took the phone off the hook so that it'd be tried to call it'd be busy and he'd worry himself back home and went all in on stupid hands hands where she had nothing or a pair of threes she went into our parents bedroom and tried on our mother's rings she took us roller skating what seemed easy from a distance was not once I was out on the rink I fell and fell and fell I slammed the slipper bricks of my feet into the ground as I tried to walk I didn't know how to slow down I skated into the wall to stop myself the fragmented projections of the the second piece you circled my neck in July our father started having new guests over I wasn't sure whether Anna new the heavy tired looking woman I recognized from the liquor store I'm Leslie she said she wore a pink shirt and her boobs took up her entire torso Anna and I compare notes on dying she got a job working weekends at a nursing home cleaning old people's mouths after they ate helping them move their legs out of the bed she flipped down the foot rest of their wheelchairs she trimmed their mustaches and comb their hair she encouraged them the chew just a few more times are mom couldn't swallow I said she'd hold the food in her mouth we'd found her pills pink and blue melted and mouth like colored marshmallows disappearing and cereal milk the fuzz potato soup under her towel she slept during the day but not at night I said yeah that's a step toward death said Anna Waking up all alone learning to live in another way she asked whether ahead ever lived a full day at night instead it's like making a life underwater quiet blue wake up and don't turn on the light try to find your clothes and put them on at night cook eggs wash your hair walk outside the street is empty it's like you're the only one alive.
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Paris Review
"The month after our mother died our father began bringing women home it felt like a behind back kind of operation I'm going to have Guest tonight is what he would say David and I stayed out in the living room turned up cartoons burned toast kicked our feet up over our head kids I worked long division at some point woman would emerge to drink a glass of water or fix her hair in the kitchen windows dark reflection the guests left behind is of lipstick and gold tubes and leftover food paper pouches of cold French fries chicken legs and clam Shell Styrofoam boxes they left tampons. blooming through toilet paper in the trash can like tiny mice they'd killed the cotton tells pink with blood I guess when you think about it everything we do is behind the backs of the dead I imagine the doctors had removed my mother's sick breasts in one clean cut still lovely things I could slip into a broad strapped to my chest I didn't want the illness just the shape if my mother's body could no longer be my mother's maybe it could be mine I didn't tell the grief counselor this because she would have said it was normal so this was her favorite word it made me want to flush the toilet three times it made me want to take pictures of Greece off the walls of her dim office and them home and give them as gifts to dad's guests it's not normal to lose your mother when you're eleven.
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Paris Review
"Interview with Tony Morrison for the Paris Review when I first read jazz thought to myself from the very first encounter it makes us hungry hungry for something more some experience it contains that we did not know need wanted one if you're in it you can't get out of it whoever you may have been before did you intend to have this effect on all of us ended the novel do this to you in writing it I'd like to think that I create an appetite and then fulfill it especially with jazz because what music does and what the quality that I wanted to exist was you know that sense you get the the musician has more but he's not going to give it to exercise restraint kind of holding back not because it is not there or because what has exhausted it but because of the riches and because it can be done again and that sense of knowing when to stop this is a learned thing I didn't always have it you're novels are known for their extraordinary beauty the beauty of their language and their inclusion of beauty as part of life how do you handle beauty fiction this is something that has preoccupied me for a long time I think of beauty as an absolute necessity I don't think it's a privilege or indulgence it's not even quest I think it's almost like knowledge which is to say it's what we were born thank finding incorporating and then representing beauty is what humans do Weirdo without authorities telling us what it is I think it would exist in any case the bartle and the wonder of being in displace which is part of it you're feeling doing breath is this overwhelming beauty summer natural some of its men made some of its casual some of its Zamir glands is an absolute necessity I don't think we can do without it any more than we can do without.
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Semi burana from five with the doubles is fine of course kabbalah farah case marine scott ski today tight tiebreak yes and they're against granada's obvious is a bias. He won the title in montreal <hes> and that was that first week together okay <hes> and then it's <hes> when it's meh against dimitrov followed by the dow against bertini. We'll we'll be sunny. Commentating live on bbc radio on the first of those two semifinals. Someone updates all night and then absolutely castaing guaranteed. You'll have a tendency customers afterwards. I will <hes> we'll talk about well. How are you enjoying them. We're enjoying bringing them to you. Don't know what's going on in the lobby. Something's since about happen. It's almost just done a tweet of two dogs. Yeah both both serena arena and address key have quite dogs in attendance at the tournament. Dogs been prizes people see that's the ringtone under telling everybody. They're dogs ruling the u._s. open. Thanks <hes> we're brooklyn. Yeah that's interesting dark aka. The toy poodle coco okay cannot face that is christopher chip rafael. Nadal williams threes yorkshire terrier. We in procurement executive producer pretenders pools dot com. I'm ask is also a dog. A dog called the why and is lovely and and is it. Any rosie is on the red wine. She's missing. These unholiday rosie the dog if you're if you're a new listener to the podcast. This is the last six months. You probably haven't heard much about rosy rosy. The dog is catherine's dog and we got to know about her on the podcast when and once she gate crashed the podcast by balking very loudly at a man at the door and she's protecting me me yes and now she's an integral part of the show <hes> as are all of you so thank you for listening. We hope you're enjoying it. We are tell oh you might tell you. Tell your family even if the tennis. Maybe maybe we're the dogs maybe the dogs may the like conversations in which do people riding campus unlikely jeans. I will tomorrow..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Simple on bank account and destroy and get it onto your four hundred as much as you possibly possibly can. How were those first couple of sets between the dallas schwartzman last night so good. I mean these four games from four love. I re watched first this morning. There's four games that shorts and played from four of them. Were mind blowing. I didn't see now. I haven't seen lee mind. Just the quality take hitting absolutely quality hitting no errors just think you on eighteen of twenty points to sixteen of eighteen just there there was just this feeling of your mind of econ sustain this yeah rafeh can sustain anything for limited time and we had another run of it didn't he from five one down in the second-set and again you are i mean i don't know about our punching the air in my hotel room. There's not that i wanted to know how to lose. It's just the idea this this little champ who's alter he said to me when we popped on your phone is to keep an eye on it as we recording last night. He should should be allowed to play the juniors. Now that sounds terribly high tastes dr deserves to winsome style but the idea. I mean pound for pound around the way he hits. The ball doesn't feel feasible to me the speedy moments he's trying to knock nidal off the call aw five seven if that but the other thing that one of the four hundred g._s. destructive from sportsmen when he really catches it the other thing. He's got in his game and i love this when somebody like him plays dow. He's got the most lethal looking backhand. I am cross court as well that he hits when he's fit off the ground on what happens it goes into the dallas forehand and the dow it doesn't matter how hard you hit him to that. I think think they'll padro could hit into that forehand and the dow would still find a way to bend down low for the double handed cross-court backhand in adult if executed absolutely perfectly get back from work. That's what andy murray is to them. Yeah yeah that first time that i australian open match he played against lost but cellini. I don't think the downs that player anymore down rip tonight to that shop with that. He's got the antidote with that four hundred case it. Why be saying that mathu. Eh bertini has the weapons. The dow just talked him out because he's got other things. He's four massive four and he's got a big serve. He's big and i think he can think it's like the andress q. argument he. He's gotten lots of things you could try different things whereas i kind of feel like schwartzman's got one destructive weapon and another really good shot happens to go into the the dow four. I don't know what bertini's back on the line is like because the plays that hurt no doubt the ones who can well jackovitch can hit that shown federick correct got used to being out of just smack him off the court in the last few didn't he <hes> what is what does fini do. I mean is that is not a person that bertini can turn to finance their way he can replicate his game at all donnie compared to him to ease his name with a decent brain the one hundred dollars and she is somebody who lives in ryan so we're gonna she as bertini very well on the family <hes> <hes> she speaks very highly of all of them <hes> and she's she yes. She said you know a lot of talent. Italians a very very taunted but not serious or professional enough in he is breaking the mold. She sees it and mason number of top hundred players now from italy in the mensa nsen seven or think now maybe even in the top fifty that spied by flavia panetta who won this title through four years ago ten fifty fifteen and a deep bench in the final. Isn't that amazing to think that it's a bananas very cool so that's all coming up tomorrow. The semi finals in the men's draw and catherine will be presenting for amazon prime from three twenty. That's eight thirty u._k. U._k. Time build up to that first single..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"He needs to have a good serving day. He needs st have second serve wise. He needs to be on it because that's what i mean. He said in his interview with us. <music> greg was asking about issues on on serve and his his tendency to double-fault of off over the last twelve months quit. It goes said you had this struggle has been very rail right back in the second. Thank you and used until last year and then he would change so this sinus beep catherine that we both had delivered and that's one as well. I couldn't believe how easy it was to set tap because you know what i'm also. I'm in trouble here. When the senate to me told me that two minutes and basically suddenly in a tennis match yeah your team in at gateway t- tennis watching heaven yeah and also there were saying. How do i turn up and you go. Well what you just get the app. You get happened then you just talk to the app. If you have any friends is i just don't know that that's right because the thing thing works with alexa it works with google assistance phillies you instructions which friends don't always day yeah so basically you wanna get yourself a sonus being if you are great sound senators. It's really easy to set up and something you can talk to as well have a friend on tap dot com evidence and the troubles he's going to close mr gregorio dimitrov as we settled down into our lobby catch. Look come use the word trash earlier in zero eight myself. We'll be so fit into rubbished nicely in a few days time time. So how is done method of feeling that is the question. What do you think two days is enough based on. What you've we've seen throughout this time. He's struggled physically here and still made it three every single time. Yeah i d i d take days off is more than his heart. In months straight days i do love that sort of look in his eyes is when you suggest that he might not play next week called it might not practice tomorrow. Looks just completely lost the plot but but tennis. I do tennis tennis. Go away yeah i. I think he's going to be fine. There might be drama. We start getting your service treatment for acute. Lack of bicep griego wins on that but i think basically it'll be fine. I feel so weird about it because i usually try to be really dispassionate about tennis. This matches that i'm working on and i'm really i'm usually able to do that. I usually i just love watching the matches and commentator on them and and obviously you know when when i come and say i will be objective i will be i will behave correctly and professional in the something about dimitrov the gets me no in well knowing what's happened in his career knowing what he's like because a person or at least i don't know i don't know him well. I should say that i've never socialized with him or anything like that but he but he's just a really seems like a really nice black like we've talked about that and you you know that he has he has struggled to achieve and to reach his potential he or what we thought was his potential and then suddenly out of nowhere catherine imagine if two weeks ago somebody told us that we would be sitting here on thursday night with griego dimitrov one match away from a grandson final. Imagine somebody screen shot is a text in which i said he's losing around one and sent it back to me that i might say who <hes> somebody. Somebody was telling me about the chat we were having mizzou. Potential dimitrov meeting with somebody interesting sounds very and i said he's easy. My mom is under sapient..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Straight up to her and kneeling down next to her having a very long conversation and heart to heart but in a way that crikey she has no inhibitions what so emily i mean most players would be pretty shy and reserved and take a backward step leave serena to it <music> quietly going except the trophy and under his chieh changed the top on cortisol today speaking known bishops which i thought was brilliant punch astaire when she did that because of course that rule is recently changed as a result philly's a cool name receiving a code violation but he lost jaden happier suicide kate violation for for changing her skirt on court so they've eventful silence. Stop that rule through the genders but i've not seen seen anyone cooling rule change. We've seen that happen anyway. Just further evidence live <hes> banker andreevski giving zero hoots about anything <hes> yeah <hes> so. That's the final on saturday goodness who who how how's it gonna nico- caught white. I think on rescue it. I don't think she knows how to lose anymore. Scully's sometime time <hes> write these blogs tomorrow <hes> <hes> starts amid the death against dimitrov. I find such interesting fascinating. These semi finals bertini against nidal later on and <hes> medvedev against image will just lead entrusted rested buys matches. Yes so am i. I think that much of his great <unk> of it's one all isn't it is it's one all the haven't yes wiesner. Wasn't it good for detainees. Enjoy the junk. He's gonna enjoy the antics shenanigans and the in the second serve aces and he's going to enjoy the randomness of it'll it'll not knowing what's coming out to enjoy the ball flight either because the flatness simla bowl flight to the one that document would give him a lot. I think chocolate rolls vol more but he has that meant with f. gives it isn't it call call jerk orig- comey really couldn't beat federal true but what what worries me that i think even if he plays well. I do think you'll play well. I don't i'm not worried about him. Not showing up <hes> or pre stinker you know. Do you think you'll play well. I just think she thinks is going to be really tricky for him. He's going to need to attack. He's going to need to try to be the aggressor both in terms of his power from the baseline and also i think he's got to get into the net quite a bit. You don't wanna be hanging around with say. He needs to do that and just take his chance here. I mean this is critical of in a grand slam semifinal against someone other than the big. I mean yes an opportunist and he needs to..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Often and and it really opens. It's the door now for wrath on the dow to get nineteenth grandson title close to one within one of federal them for the first time in well. Wow ever i see. I'm not sure i can't remember them. Being that close before and then you've got this fascinating lineup now with dunno medvedev against dimitrov what an opportunity and we feel we've got a spot for the goal he he was coming through when we started this podcast and we always thought he would frankly a lot better than he has and he's a really really lovely guy. I can't tell you i can't stress that enough really dealing with him behind the scenes of always find him to be charming coming but it's not just charm. He's he's a thoughtful guy. I've i've seen him trace. Everybody nicely you know it doesn't matter not just people who might be a certain level of importance whether the c._e._o.'s and all that sort of stuff trees. Everybody nicely and i really really really just pleased to see him happy because he was also devastated. When peter mcnamara the australian coach we've talked about passed away <hes> <hes> he was coached by him for quite a while in his early career and treated him like a father figure so he's at he's at a rough ride of light griego and this is huge. This is huge as a grand slam semifinal for the third time and arguably well it certainly is his best chance of getting through to a final because the others were against dowell in austria and jock itch wimbledon and here. He is playing daniel medvedev now. Who's a really really good player but he's he's surely liane fumes for place in the grand slam final. I mean it's incredible really so walden dimitrov. I suspect federal tight this one on hard for a couple of days and he'll really want the mighty bean. Sorry folks those of you including us very keen on a needle federal final i was anyway. I don't think kathryn sabaot that she she she'll quite happy. Have the whatever it throws up. I think <hes> and look. I'm really delighted that it's demitra because i i think it's a cool story in its own right yep federa. No doubt ain't happening this year. Eh may well never happen. This was as good a chance as you could. Imagine so that's that's the evening session. Serena williams was absolutely absolutely dominant forty four minutes. It took her to beat <hes> one chang and and she didn't..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"He's had no confidence whatsoever no real seeming identity to his game anymore. He was really struggling with this for a long time but you know this two factors here one is roger. Federer was injured tonight. That much is clear. He started to really show signs of visibly. I thought about three and a half sets in maybe a bit earlier <hes> but he was was telling us afterwards that it's something that he came into the match with and now it's always a tricky one that isn't it because both he the and novak djokovic together then there are at pains to to not blame things ought certainly to take away credit from their opponents but at the same time he got pushed tonight in the press conference and he admitted that was something that he'd come into the match failing and it did take me back to early on in the match where catherine and i were messaging one another and she said that she thought federal nervous when he came out onto the court which i must admit. I didn't pick up on but now and i think about it. In hindsight you know may maybe was maybe it was uncertain of of this physical situation station and it might have affected the way was planning to play the match. I mean in the first set none of it. He was three lavar within minutes and he was doing what he always does against go which is just rushing him and messing around and asking questions that nobody asks him and and dimitrov looked a bit panicked which which he's often looked against federal he's only ever won two sets against him in seven matches hasn't done any of those toll and i i did think federal would still find a way to win even when demetrius coming back at him and i thought <hes> catherine tonight spoken beforehand with both thought greg or given the way he's playing this week and he's had some decent wins beijing stem or you know. You need to be on your game to be that guy because he it doesn't give it to you. We thought he might wanna set all and push federal seventy play okay but when he was four one down it was it seemed seemed very unlikely in many ways but what was key clear was that he was really up for it. He was on it. He was his feet were alive. Dimitrov troughs tonight and therefore federal beat him because i don't know anybody who moves better than dimitrov around around hardcore hardcore particularly his his speed of the market is his flexibility his ability to manipulate a tennis ball. He really is hard to get the ball. Oh past federal has become a pass master doing it against him his particular style but yeah after the into the four-set certainly you started to see there was something wrong with federer and he was he was missing a lot all the way through the match and and that was that would have been a concern for federal fans he was missing that four hundred and when he starts to do that like he did against kevin anderson at wimbledon last year against joe millman here a year ago you start to wonder really whether he's going to be outta. Put enough together in order to win and there were moments when he went flat out. I just went for broke and and it wasn't happening for him. On a consistent level at the end of the city went off the court and he had some treatment. I think he's sort of car practic treatment because he was talking about needing crack of his back but when he came out he he lost the next four games so it wasn't happening for him <hes> it is i mean i suppose he could have chosen to retire because it was looking really unlikely that he would win. Out point went to ease never retired in his career. That's that's always been. His view is to try not to retire but it was pretty alone. <music> own looking federal as he left the corps and even more so when he came into the press comments afterwards because he knows this was an opportunity not only because he felt he who's playing well but because novak which wasn't there and that doesn't happen too.
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"I guess at about ten o'clock at night in a semifinal a night played four sets its bonkers and then the next see possessively being doing story stephan edberg having played the longest just matching u._s. Open history the next day came out and played pete sampras in the final and beat it. I mean it was incredible and he'd already played two five-set matches. The the previous two rounds as well. I always remember three roddick against now bundy in the <hes> the c._p._i. Saturday semifinal and then him coming out and he did it came back in beat one call us very in the final the next day but that feels so alien now. I haven't until quite recently previous various to that. I think in the in the eighties i i think there was there was a super saturday. The actually changed the rules because it was one period where they played a legends match that win. The distance followed followed by two men. Semi's that both went the distance followed by the women's final win. Finalist sat there in the locker room. Waiting threat legends doubles match to finish lots to five segments matches believe that was in the mid eighties. I think the orders that have happened. Change things a little but it wasn't until only a handful of years ago. The super saturday was shelved altogether extraordinarily catharine the night session is still to come. You're going to go and do some more telling. I think i might actually have to make tally with customers going to go make terry. I'm gonna go meet radio and then we'll be back later to more podcast so this dishonesty catherine that we both had delivered a matt's got one as well. I couldn't believe how easy was to set up because you know what i'm ten holiday. Also i'm in trouble here. When the i sent it to me told me that two minutes and basically i'm suddenly in a tennis match. Yeah your team gateway to tennis watching thank heaven and also there i was saying how do i turn it up and you go well. You just get the app the app and then you just talk to the app s. if he if you have any friends we just don't use that's right because this thing works. Seri works google assistance phillies instructions the feinstein always day so basically you wanna get yourself so nice being if you great sound senators really easy to set up and something that you can talk to as well have a a friend don't tap dot com or roge. Ephedra is out of the u._s. Open beaten by grigore dimitrov in five sets sets and excuse me if i'm a bit shocked because i did not see that coming for all normal reasons that we always talk about the fact that federal is always owned. Dimitrov is record with seven zero against him. Drago's gone through a terrible time of late really on the court. He's so so many matches. He's had a shoulder injury..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Cirta. Lena beat contest six four six four. What were your impressions of what you saw that that selena was simply not good not t- many regrets for controversial some people point to the number of full sarah she hit but that's what selena does to hook aim. She takes her out of a comfort zone. She makes her feel like she's going to go eighteen months she in a very very different more orderly way to put them to stanford scramble joe contest brains. This contest been talking all tournament about how to meet. She's availa contributed factor in her clarity of thought on the court and all of that was going today illich cloudy in her head. She was forcing it. <hes> and that's what leads for selena does not not a lotta people that head to head for an eye doesn't lie doesn't it's just about matchups in that match up works fits lena already. Would it got both of those predictions today wrong. In fact i did get unbiased wrong. I thought concer would take around today and i thought she would do it in a controlled aggressive manner and just break it down and i felt i felt it might sound harsh because i know concert felt she. He played quite well and she just outplayed. I know that the majority of the british media felt that this was not a a result to lament in the way that they they did with the semi final at the french open in the quarterfinal at wimbledon particularly the quarterfinal wimbledon and actually concert reference as one she was disappointed with. I still theld a bit disappointed with this from a content perspective. I felt like she didn't play as well. She had for the rest of the tournament. Now obviously a big. Ah she her opponent i understand her. Opponent is part of that. I just my mind goes back to the match. I saw them play at the start of two thousand eighteen where content the first set six one in brisbane and should've won the second set and won the match. She ended up losing on a tiebreak and then pulling out halfway through the third with a with a an injury. I think she rolled something but i just feel as though she well she did news timing a little bit today she wasn't as authoritative and reliable off the ground and it was twenty four <music> winners thirty five unforced errors. Obviously there's a combination of her pound into now but i still felt like i expected more from her. Sicilian is better so then. She was eighteen choose. Twenty months ago isn't she. I think she's actually a lot better. I think she she's figured out a formula now. She's she's. She's still never going to be a big hitter but she's got that little extra weight of shot so that that's no longer a glaring weakness in a game which used to just has this incredible ability to be a backboard bestself is coming out of the slums now which is she was notable by its absence no titles onto this year but her best grand slam results by far whereas previously she's been. She's been alexander hasn't she. Those have been the comparisons plenty plenty of tour titles. I think four loss jif five year before he telephoned matt snake's gone <hes> but absolutely all relatively nothing the psalms and i'm i'm pretty sure she's happier with that reversed state of affairs than she was before introducing to start <hes> <hes> with the running didn't it which cream completely as she was on a five-match losing streak or something going into that i mean i don't like to talk about people's personal lives very much. It's none of my business. I'd have to easier conclusion to jump to but it is notable or noticeable ticipal just how there for each other she in gale mom face <hes> visibly in the support teams that nap prepared talk about one another they practice together and look at the results right. Now i mean i is that just coincidence who knows but it's it's happening. I mean i instinctively t._v..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"You have some new air people cannot get one of those great. <hes> we were talking about dunno medvedev and we're talking about his strategy and yeah i mean i completely agree with you the way he he i don't know whether he went with preordained plan to supply light down himself to figure out the plan. That's what our coding to the situation relation and i think that that's one of the reasons that perlstein was so messed about by it. He didn't understand what was happening down. The other end and what was happening is that aside from double foltz and and and i mean the the idea that medvedev won that first set is frankly absurd. It really give them what was going on. I mean if you look even if you look at all the stats itself nine double-faults way more than is apparent he he'd got fewer winners few more unforced errors and eh one the set. I find absurd that he didn't win. The fourth set after having won the third and sudden injuries the crowd and self how he didn't carry that momentum through over sort of zero legged opponent. <hes> is beyond me really method have never won a five set match before so he had he just been able to nick that four zero four was yeah but what did happen was in the second set. It suddenly became clear that medvedev was putting in kind of half efforts on when once he got himself ahead he would play quickfire tennis and try to hit a couple of winners and break which he did and then an or an occasional plan american rally wanna one of them veronica genuine he did not know what was coming next. It seemed to me and then rinker service games james thereafter he would either try and slap a winner or just not even try. I mean if if there is an argument if you if you are of the view a tennis player should try on every point. You could say that could have been a up in caught for tanking at points. It isn't absurd view and i don't agree with sold to in attendance. He just tried to win a tennis match in a different way by taking several breaks and my goodness it was qualified for london and wonderful guaranteed number four in the world now qualify london london aren't going t- love him love him not sure wimbledon aleph him and it's just an interesting character in some in disney grosses his favorite surface. He's he's a contender in all all sorts of is i didn't play will always be nightmare for ready. I would have thought because of his flat game but <hes> the the the the impact it had on verve rinker here. I found the most interesting of all the impact it had on the crowd because they you know veteran chris a master at getting the crowd involved and medvedev stopped i he he just didn't play ball. He didn't allow me to become inspired and crucially being in the top of the draw. He now gets two days as off two full days <hes> as well as that little bit extra is federal plays in the night session tonight though i doubt that'll come into play so he could be a revived resuscitated deniro medvedev for the semifinals prospect that would say he plays his best tennis when he's mr bump say yes. He does so well done to him. He got through and an eve. I mean you know the match. Watch was not exactly a thriller and it was a bit underwhelming and even the on court into this is a bummer yeah. Even people will literally tune in for the encore and which was disappointing he'd set a high bar heed lisa hypo first and foremost terminology just ask him to do. I deny just roll him up or something. Something is popping one. I have my fix has not been satisfied today. Account of late on turn on the on the wrestling batty every time you fancy the entertained mainly the night downs today dale saddam's conor mcgregor. Let's let's be honest. Wrestlers do just turn it on whenever they feel like. Maybe medvedev needs to get his own program anyway. He starts to the semi-finals of a grand slam tournaments way. We should shut up <hes> he's joined in the semifinals on the women's side by lena cirta..
"dimitrov" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"A terrific catch Springer stood up with some assistance before being carted off the field NFL news the rams give quarterback Jared Goff a four year contract extension worth a reported one hundred thirty four million including an NFL record one hundred ten million guaranteed as he kill Elliott's agent says it feels very close with the cowboys Dallas did give right tackle la'el Collins a five year deal worth fifty million including thirty million guarantee stunning upset the U. S. open quarterfinals seventy eight Frank Grigor Dimitrov doctor Roger Federer in five sets I try my best and spy for not too bad to give up or anything and I was able to put me away and for was what I had and they said so okay and Serena Williams won her quarterfinal match in just forty four minutes bread Heller. Broncos country east sleeps and breathes football fading they wake up to it listen to a pro football talk live with Mike Florio weekday mornings forty seven on extra sports thirteen hundred. we we we encounter that every week. the work we. after a long day yeah. it's been a long week. it's way too early in the week prior to. because it's so it's the middle of the workweek. to the home. on. this..
Roger Federer stunned by Grigor Dimitrov in US Open quarterfinals
"Stunning upset the U. S. open quarterfinals seventy eight Frank Grigor Dimitrov doctor Roger Federer in five sets I try my best and spy for not too bad to give up or anything and I was able to put me away and for was what I had and they said so okay and Serena Williams won her quarterfinal match in just forty four minutes
"dimitrov" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Hi college football AP top five remains the same after the first week cleanser Babbitt Georgia Oklahoma and Ohio state meanwhile Stanford quarterback cagey consoles status for Saturday's game at U. S. C. questionable we took a hit to the head against northwestern at the US open Roger Federer loses his quarterfinal match to Grigor Dimitrov in five sets Serena Williams wins her quarterfinal match in just forty four minutes try turning our attention now to baseball will start New York Yankees once again using the long ball no one no. right. the grandstand and deep in the bleachers he is in DVD John sterling with the call on the Yankees radio network yanks bomb the Rangers tend to one New York at five home runs on the night he won a very important game for the brewers hosting the Astros won patch feigns high drive right center field. brewers radio on the Cole Milwaukee goes on to beat Houston forwarded to elsewhere Orioles raise split to Orioles take the opener for to raise that I kept to nothing Philly six two over the Reds nationals come from behind to beat the Mets eleven ten Marla's intended the pirates five to.
Federer can be oldest male Slam semifinalist since Connors
"Tennis Roger Federer resumes his bid for his first US open title eleven years is a quarter final under the lights tonight against unseeded Grigor Dimitrov thirty eight year old Federer trying to become the oldest male grand slam semi finalist since Jimmy Connors was there at thirty nine during his nineteen ninety one memorable run at flushing meadows stand for Ranko the twenty sixteen champions he'll take on fifth seed Downey Medvedev this afternoon on the women's side Serena Williams will test a right ankle after rolling it and tries to return to the semi finals when she plays ****
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"The impossible to overcome saw in Nishikori is is out there and I reeled off the other names like Grigor Dimitrov and <hes> and Miller's round around the distant memory twenty nine years of age all good players. I mean Chile less because he did win a slam. He did beat federal now. He's Scottish yeah he he is it doesn't matter with him. It it does for the others because they're not going to win. One right and you saw Nishikori. They're trying his heart out and Roger Federer and Nadal and Yaacob is just owning these guys and <hes> it's it's incredible to witness these world class players who who have imposter syndrome out there in the company of these guys. I'm I'm re lick as I've said I'm pumped through the semi finals and the final but I'm also ready to. To get to a tournament where sits pass hasn't been knocked out because that's what this tournament needs a youngster song for me blood that doesn't have that skull tissue and does believe that's. That's what's been missing. That's the missing ingredient ingredient in the mix to me. It's a pass or you assigned out about Federal Turbo charging his game that is actually something I do remember from the very first time I worked. Federal Live is actually how much power he does have his game. I don't think he's always noticeable on on the T._v.. But today he in that second set as much as anything he overpowered plus he he hit everything flat on a particular back inside. He's just doing the swing in the staff and he's middling these not bothering gathering to go for what it's worth my parents were here on Monday and the they've seen live tennis to see if me and David over over the years they've been very lucky and they were incredibly struck by how flat the balls are being hit in the three matches that they saw and what did they say Monday they saw concert they saw federal and they saw Nadal and they were really really struck by how flat the hitting was an how small the clearance the network Bernardo including Benadryl I mean obviously it was greater them for the others but relative to an adult standards. That's what they was struck by. I'd say what you're saying about federal hitting the ball with such power you it doesn't translate T._v.. As an everyone is so in all of him when they watch which one television but it just goes to another level and you could see the he just encrypt Sultanov of is that power in the second set was loss. Even when you see in real time you see the speed of the shots but you don't see the effort the way you do with the other guys that you don't see this explosive movement what you said there was a moment where a streak in described a backhand passing shot and he said Oh he's just caressed that right because that's the motion that you saw on the back end side and yet pat cash Asha Marion Bartoli both said no no he's incredibly hard but he'd actually done both just his timing was such that it just this sort of wave of the arm and yet you looked at the ball of the strings and exploded offer strength and the same with his movement sometimes in in long four five set matches ones that sometimes he's ended up leasing in the last year or so people have talked about people with with greater perceptive skills and knowledge than I've said you know this is going to be a challenge physically for veteran. I've thought you'd barely moves as he barely looks like he's putting any physical effort and I mean I'm sure if he was wearing a fitbit running the show but I'm just sort of thinking Oh but you know he's it is yeah. He used to wind me writer many row last year on the earlier well it would have been last week on the the Wimbledon..
"dimitrov" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"You have to be able to beat Andress. To sort of prove your worth for the second being in the second half of a slim and an Anderson same actually, you know, again went through Anderson and tear folks going through these are both just sought you really have to go out there. Like, you said David beat games. The. Yeah. If you can beat those guys that you have you've arrived. I think the. I'm really mean it with the greatest great respect. It's it's this. There's no shortcuts to beating guys. There's sure. Shortcut to beat Andress, epi, he they're all better place than it out there. But you will you'll have to planning when drew Sepe last year Australian Open it was one of those thought, well, not sure Edmund will win this. But when he when he did I was saying, well, yeah that you guys you've moved to another level and the ended up in the semi finals. So now Dimitrov place tiff earth play the vice similar drawer there until this year. Anderson Sepei now Dimitrov, it's it's. Feeding about the Mitchell. Twitch which on base my predictions this year should be new well Dimitrov, I think beat him quite comes to lay Cup. Now. How much she can read into that? I don't know that. I did my very close match somewhere else. I think. Cincinnati the dementia of one Cincinnati. Anyway, if if really takes term, he's got the physicality, he's very very good athlete, and he doesn't seem to it doesn't seem to wear out. Either gonna make doubt himself us what he's today referred to say, but Dench of seems to be feeding of I think the fact that Andre Agassi believes in him is making Dench believe in himself. Yeah. That's a good point. And and if I need to find a way to make him to shake that belief bounces goodest beaten. And it looked like. Again. Yeah. And then suddenly hatching start coming back. It's one year thinking, oh Rupert after he didn't he did it? Don't define same into a fifth set Marin Chile as we speak. And now the match shares your for tomorrow incident. Nash party look good today. PT Maria Sakari. Party looks good. She's in my semi's. Good this right, Venus on mother. Yeah. Can I give you my interpretation, and I'm absolutely up for Tennis, Australia, spikes person, telling me, I'm wrong. I it seems to me that they were given the option of playing second on labor or I Margaret Cho and given what happened last night you wanna play I whatever. And I I'm starting to come around the that. If you're not gonna put a a former limit on what time matches can start in seems to be much. Appetite for that. I mean, I think there would be that doesn't seem to be if that's going to be the case you simply have to women's much on. I I was going to say my answer to that. Is that should be the first match in the session. The yet much. Much. If if you looking at the tease, lots Katie for women's matches Tamari second on flavor, I among a cool. I who is the better billing for the players for the place. So, but but it shouldn't be that can. I can tell you on BBC radio tomorrow. We'll be doing some the Halley begins Vince Williams, quite right. So yeah, I tell you what I'm gonna go and see if I can find out I'm gonna go and ask the question tomorrow. Find out what what why that decision is being made in whether the plays requested or what? Because I I am mindful of I don't want to be critical without knowing the data. But but it doesn't feel right to me. We'll say civic and find out. So it starts tomorrow with Illionis fatigue Shang Schweik within Serena Williams against Tana your story at your strums. Daria, okay. Then I didn't have to know to master name of tomorrow too much Djokovic or she good player. Good Jovic again, chef Avella, that's because Serena Williams, look fulltime. Dogs. Can we just have Jovic against Shefa valley predictions? Yeah. Oh, yeah. Dokes Chiappa valve with dog. What a great guy. Baby. Kangaroo..
"dimitrov" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Ralph from st james's place you don't have passed six rob spot so thanks good morning to you will first dimitr swim daddy go find to take the atp finals title in london a thrilling match ending seven five four six six three in dimitrov's favour and watched by tennis correspondent muscle for the size and the opportunity presented the absence of recalls bundles of nerves and also some gritting drama dimitrov came from behind to win the first set seven five on his fifth set point and then broke decisively midway through a deciding set to check gulf fans momentum by the belgian was visibly tiring but it stopped him saving four championship points the fifth volley he should have made but instead he gave dimitrov a title which gives him a springboard to develop further the huge potential shown answer with a potential dimitrov is now aiming ha of course when our main goal is to win a grand slam tournament this always been a again of mine and now slowly are uh uh is narrating results in the past but now that said i need to be even more consistent events defeat to report for david moyes in his first game as west ham manager he went down to what for to the accompaniment further some from disgruntled west ham fans moi's intern found it hard to praise his players shall thing especially when your confidence his law and yet loyd winds nothing that take noise chan seasonal build confidence give me something to do so our praise that players fought but in the end we can't because move ended up with a a disappointing performance i felt by the end of us that disappoint ms in scottish meanwhile hans to wanna with partick thistle that's the rugby union and exited of beating harlequins by thirty one points to seventeen to return to the top jamie ship elsewhere less than fifty two late tries to beat sales that he 527 by 22 eighteen at hunter bathroom ing bought gulfs race to dubai champion in britain chummy freak with despite his finished way down the field after scrappy final round seventy four in the world to a championship and that's because justin rose lost the lead that would give given him the title for the last five holes to.