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Fresh "tennis" from John and Ken
"Rewarded. That's why I'm pissed off because one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood closed for good off. No, I was really burgers or passed. I was steak place. Oh, steak, a good place to go for drinks and steak and hang out and be like men and enclosed right around the yes. I was really pissed off stayed open until this new round of closures. It was hard to tell because, ah few weeks ago, I noticed that the sign was down. And they had a little glass display case with the menu out front. And they had a you know, a valet sign, and that was all gone and I opened the door. It was unlocked. I poked my head in, but everything looked normal. I mean, the tables were stacked up, but I figured that was just Ah, storage thing. And and But I noticed that the front desk, you know where the host stands AA the phone lines, and the computer lines were ripped out as looking at it trying to figure out Was he just renovating or is he changing the configuration for all the new rules, but turns out now out of business, and some Mexican joint has taken over Oh, right. Yeah, It's great Vegan taco. I was going to say I have plenty of good suggestions for restaurants even nominate your neck. I don't know. I've been going to this place for 20 years. It was the neighborhood. It was. Ah had very dark wood panel place. And a bar and really great food on and I am. I'm so irritated. I blame this on on Garcetti and Newsome here is angry when you couldn't get your butter cookies. Yeah, I am. I am because my life is ah, really being impinged upon here. Unbelievable. And then when your tennis courts were closed, and the tennis courts were closed, and then you know, something wacky happened over the weekend, where they closed the parking lot at our tennis courts. Oh, there for three days. The parking lot was closed. We thought there was some some new ruling, but then it reopened Monday. They were going to make it into a homeless encampment. You know, you never know. I don't know if it was being closed permanently. People are still playing tennis, but you could park in the lot. I didn't know if they the vagrants were coming. You don't know from day to day. There's nothing normal. There's nothing you can count on. Some Lister sent what is supposedly a link of the homeless counts by district. I was going to send it to you because he only put it in the headline. I didn't check the numbers, but that bon INS district Salt like a 30 40% increase in homelessness in the last year. Oh, your district absolutely, at least at least because what they what they have now and if you want to see this, this is like a pretty cool tourist Stop. On the corner of Wilshire. Santa sent a where the veterans Center is they have now turned over huge swaths of land. There was a lot of grass park land area there. There are literally and I'm not exaggerating hundreds of tense inside the gate and dozens of tents outside the gate on the sidewalks. And business is Santa sent are now closing constantly, not just because of the virus or the riots, but also because the clientele has gotten so foul. All kinds of creepy, disgusting. Dirty vagrants are wandering into restaurants and shops. And I heard a couple of the restaurants that we go to our closing and partly because they want to get out of that section there moving somewhere else in the city and not in Beverly Hills, right? That's when I knew you were going with homeless people with protesters who are angry in the night. No. Now I know it's really all this nonsense is having a real impact on just normal day to day life and growing out of these people out. You're gonna have to start rallying your neighborhood. I I have, You know, I get active, you know is some kind of mental illness that affects people on my side it down. That they haven't carried bond and out to sea is just completely perplexing is back there. They're phony on one side of the other, like it's another side of them's handwringing feeling bad for the homeless, but inside you're right there absolutely angry over the problem. They don't want to see it. But they can't switch over now. Do something about it. You know, they don't seem They just go on your stupid next door thing and right, Except they have stupid for all the energy they put two fighting each other on the nextdoor app. Just remove The people in power replaced them with someone sane, a sane person. Not a lunatic. This is not a political issue. This is a mental stability issue. Body is mentally unstable, that he embraces what he's embracing, and it's destroying beautiful neighborhoods. We're expecting. I'm told that Trump is supposed to speak from the Rose Garden this hour. Do you guys have anything on that? I'm looking at an empty podium there. They're doing the podium Watch here. Sometimes he takes an hour to come out. So I was supposed to start it too. But Ah, so everyone sitting in a something about schools opening for in class. He has to say something about that issue. I see all kinds of different headlines. Yes. Something about the schools and the virus. Something about China. I don't know. I was just in the last couple of hours rescinded the policy on the foreign college students. I'm sure people heard that news. But that was a stupid policy. That was one of his dumb ones. That was I saying that if you do not take a class in person than you are here on a visa as a college student, you have to go home. You can't stay in the U. S. But that only lasted a week yourself. Well, you know, today I know one school where the students are allowed to organize a certain number of classes. Like you could have student run classes. Yes. So the students organized a class put it on the schedule so that the the immigrant students could go. Could go in person. I don't know if they were gonna hold it outdoors in the park. I heard even now be faked that they supposed to be in person. But nobody really shows up back like they submit the Yes, right. People work for it to be in person right to get around this this idiotic rule. It was a dumb rule anyway. I mean, nobody can go to class. Don't punish them because they're not in class when there is no in class, you know that it That is the wrong end of the problem to be going after here. The problem is not you start to strike me is desperate. Yeah, I know. I have a feeling that this is going to be about. We need to get the kids back in the classrooms, which I'm not against. But on a few other things lately, it just seems like you know what is weird Rally idea in Tulsa? Yeah, even his fireworks at Mount Rushmore. Somebody sent me a good email. That I couldn't look up the details because you don't know. But they said that they clipped news reports from Clinton and I think Obama and when they made visits to Mount Rushmore, it was like, Oh, historic. It's a wonderful place for Trump goes this year. It's like, Wow, it's full of white supremacists. President says it's true, It's true, There's ah There's there's a definite a great magical when the other presidents went, But Trump.
Peter Smith - Coach of Steve Johnson & Sam Querrey
"Hype Peter Welcome to the functional tennis podcast. Well, I mean you're the man when it comes to all this stuff Bobbio, so it's my pleasure to be on and. You know excited to chat with you and to be on the PODCAST I. Don't know fun demand. Tobin winning matches I'm not sure what what help I have help and play with matches. That's where you've carved your career, so I'm really excited to have you on an ever. Since was a Brett Mossy was on here. He was like you gotta get Peter on. You GotTa get Peter on, so it's taken probably thirty episodes all probably down to me because you said, get me on any time so I'm glad to finally have yawn like I, said it's a pleasure so. Hopefully I can I can say something that helps someone or that's worth listening to. I'm sure you can't so. Let's start first of all. Which Your College tennis success. How many years were you head? COACH USC I was a head coach at USC for seventeen years. I was the head coach in college. For thirty two years. I coached at long, beach state where I played Fresno State Pepper, nine and University of Southern California so all within California's sports. And so you know was was real honor to coach at all four of those universities. Was dateable stint up to be a fresno state when you were there. No, he was after he was after but I I know Dave. Yeah, I certainly I think. He played for Oh God man. Oh, A now, Fresno! No, he's at Fresno Fresno Yep. No He's black working for. Integrate call the lucky. Yeah, no, it's too lucky and you know I mean a little bit about me that you don't know is. My Dad was born and raised in Kevin County so I'm A. I'm very much Irish. Yeah, so That's an never been airland means crazy I was born in Rome mid late and I left her nose two weeks old, and I've never been back and I'm Irish are fifty percents I was there when I was very young. Know I've traveled the world, but I've never been to those two places. You probably meant to be at Rome with Steve. This year. And maybe still happen. We don't know so. We'll see what what the future holds. I really hope the tour can start up with Washington, and they can put this the correct safety protocols in place her, and really for the most part. Just get everyone back working because it's this huge industry. That supports lot of different people, and you know not only the players, but you know the TV crews in the tournament organizers and you know so many people involved in running the kind of tournaments they play. Definitely a lot of people are on the sidelines. Waiting for things to pick up with a wasn't a plan to touch on this subject in this interview which you would. What is your thoughts on term star embark on hold procedures that are in place, player team sizes, and what's happened in Croatia, wit Novak, and now the case in the states as well with Francis Ooh. What are your general thoughts on? I think you know this. A lot of sports are starting up I. Think it can be done if you put this correct safety procedures in place, you know I'm not gonNA comment on. On what happened, you know over in in Europe but I know Atlanta. They put a lot of safety precautions in place, but you know still. They learned a lot. We learned a lot from you know what happened in. Serbia and I think they've learned even more with Atlanta. I think the mistake they made in Atlanta was. They tested all the guys? Guys, but they didn't test them the day before so obviously. Francis did not get covid from the tournament because it happened on the first day, It just doesn't happen that quickly, so he had been tested i. think a week before, and so you know they just need to test I. Don't know if it's daily, but they should definitely test everyone. When they arrived to the tournament and but other than that. You Walk Away I. Mean I think it's A. It's actually a great lesson that someone had code and we'll see, but it appears. At this point, and maybe it's too early. Say that no one else got it also so. If no one else gets covid I think that's a victory that they had some in there that had it and it didn't spread. So again, it's probably too early to save for sure, but I know. Stephen Sam have been tested repeatedly since that day last Friday and again it's too early to say for sure, but so far they've they've tested negative, and so has everybody all the participants
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.
Buster Posey opts out of coronavirus-shortened MLB season
"Of season He and his wife adopted two babies that were born prematurely. So he is opting out of the season and being with family, which makes tennis sent so wish the best for him. The Giants released statement. Giants fully support buster decision Buster's an integral part of our team missed, but we look forward to having you back. 2021. That is the last year of his contract. And there's an option for 2022 that I would imagine they probably would not pick up especially given the fact that they've dropped catchers in the first round. In two of the last three years. We will continue discussing talk about it.
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.
Meet Olympia Lightning Bolt: Usain Bolt's baby daughter
"You're the world's fast this human what do you name your first child, Usain Bolt and his girlfriend cosy, Bennett say they'll call their child Olympia Lightning bolt. She was born on May 17th. The couple waited until this week to share photos and the name tennis champ Serena Williams named her daughter Alexis, Olivia, and shared a tweet of bolts baby with heart Emojis. Baby named Wizard, says Olympia Means of Mount Olympus, home of the gods in Greek mythology. Lightning Bolt is one of you, saying his nickname's
Leslie Allen on speaking freely
"Welcome to the TENNIS DOT COM podcast. I'm one of your host. Nina Pantic joined as always by Irena Falconi. Hey, guys, how's it? Goin' our special guest. Today is the one and only Leslie Allen. Leslie Welcome. Hi. I'm so excited to be here with you. Guys for those who don't know Leslie wasn't amazing. Tennis player career high numbers seventeen as well as doubles number ten and we're going to talk to her about her career, but also what? She's been up to since stopping link. That's a lot to get into. Let's begin with. How has your quarantine shutdown period band during the coronavirus pandemic? What have you been up to? Well. It's a good thing that I like myself. Because I spent a lot of time alone I'll like everybody else and I'm in new. Jersey so very close to the epicenter of New York. Things were just out of control a few months ago or a few weeks ago. so one of the things that I decided that I would do once. I heard that it could be helpful was too so fabric masks so I just went to. My sewing area, dug out all the savage that I had because I. Work in real estate as well usually for my client I will so the Mahan. ME, apron and I just had. Had all that fabric and turned it into masks donated it to the hospitals they they accepted it. They sent us. I did it with another tennis player Pope Amuse and so we would get them picked up, and then they would send us pictures of them in the hospital with the signs with masks with signs that would say, stay home or stay say or be well, so it was a little bit. It was a lot rewarding. So. What else have you been focusing on during this pandemic? Tell us a little bit more. One of the things that I did I spent the last few years working was some tennis athletes that were on NJ -til, excellence a team and they were now heading off to college, and I wasn't quite sure that they knew all the things they would be facing as a student athlete so I, did a virtual training with them, and they were from all across the country. It was about a dozen of them may have different challenges and things to to figure out or interview. current athletes. What's it like so? It was really eye opening for them rewarding for me because my friends. They call me the professor because there's two things that I did. I either get up in the morning and I profess I'm GonNa do this I'm GonNa. Do this do that do that and usually I'm spinning like a top and do any of it so so they can hear me and my cadence, oh. You're professing now. They just say we don't even listen to you. We know we know you're not GonNa do, but maybe one thing on the list, but the other thing that I do. The professors is I. Love to teach in. You experience some of that I. Just I just love so it was rewarding to work with the athletes and some of my individual clients virtually to do win for life trading. So, how do you guys Know Each Other? You mentioned? You know arena from from working together. What have you guys been up to together I guess in the past couple of years. Will I will the first time. Obviously followed her career in since she was from New York and live not far from where I lived in New York. We were both in Washington Heights arena. Would you say you were Washington Heights to? I typically say Washington Heights but I'm more in. Would in lactose seven I street? Yeah, that's why I ask because I know there's a difference. But anyway we were, we were New Yorkers kindred. Areas and so I was coming down to do someone's life training with the boys and the women were young men, and the women just help them be ready for what they might face on the tour in terms of media training. How do you do interview techniques? How do you pivot and not answer difficult question? How do you get your point across and we bonded right away. Away, because we both loved HGTV and we still do so so that was I don't know two thousand fifteen in Ben, I, guess the last time I saw her was in November during winds life training at the Sloan Stevens Invitational Camp and Rada was there is one of the guests, coaches and speaker, so we just and we just kept up. Overtime was the magic of text. The company's the Wgn Usda than hire you and win for life. Colin teach people and train them. They need to. I have done some. You know I'm always involved with Billie Jean and the power hour and I haven't done as much with the US, but perhaps I, will you never know? So you know it's, it's my passion, so I'm not gonNa Chase people to to take the opportunity to to get better and to have To improve your. Your ability and I think when we feel more confident about ourselves, especially as as young women. you just do better. You play around the court. You're not worried about some things because you know all I'm GonNa. As that interview I'm not worried. I know how to speak at this party I'm not worry, and that's just one less thing. You can check on your list so. Game! Oh I believe it helps you.
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
The Chess Grandmasters Extreme Workout
"I. How did you get on the chess? Beat in the first place? So I get really interested in these really need sports that. People are super invested in Ashwari. Kumar is an international features writer for Espn Lake if you're going to which. Of People Are Watching these chess tournaments that you wouldn't even know where that's happening in. Iceland. Or Finland, and so I had this curiosity so I was thinking so Bobby Fisher was such a huge part of chests in the US what Ron Labor is tennis. What Jack Nicklaus's to golf? That's what Bobby Fischer is to chess. Bobby Fisher of the United States will finally meet Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Belgrade Yugoslavia, but the chess championship of the world plus a purse of one, hundred, thirty, eight, thousand five hundred dollars, the richest prize for a head-to-head confrontation in any sport, but boxing. So who is the next Bobby Fisher? So I went to Saint Louis last year to sort of figure out what is going on in the chess world, so saint Louis has sort of become this chess capital of the country. Let's start with the basics here. What is a chess grandmaster? And what does it take to become one? Usually what happens? Is this International Chess Federation F. And they have this point systems so chessplayers. Lead different tournaments in accumulate these spines that. Gets them to a certain level of expertise, and they are then title the grandmaster, which is in fact, the highest I do that. A chess player can be awarded by International Chess Federation usually these. Players between the age of ten and fourteen, and so they go through these rigorous tournaments one after the other parents take them all over the world. And the get the title by around thirteen fourteen, and then they start to perfect the art of being perfect, just player. So you mentioned Bobby Fisher. Who is probably the most famous chess player all time? Actually is definitely the most famous chess player of all time. Who are the stars of the field today? The poster by of chess is at the moment Magnus Carlsen. Calzon is the best in the world. The youngest number one ever and no one can explain to you how he does what he does. It seems to come from another world, which is why he's become known as the Mozart of chess. He's from Norway. He sort of had this. Has this bad boy live to him? He's like interesting. He'll drop these nuggets about other players. You make jokes about his opponents. He talks trash social chicken. How do you not? He's GonNa do the same. Yeah the lack of comas is astounding. And quite disappointing. He talks acts. Yeah for sure sorta like that kind of Worcester wise. He's called the golden boy of chess. And then this. Is. Bobby Ana crew art, there's this Chinese grandmaster Ding Laren and then USA's Wesley so and Kara Nakimora. Really Good Armenia has live on Romanian so these are some of like the famous players at the moment that go up against each other all the time. So I the grandmaster that you decided to focus on with your story, the one who lives in Saint Louis is actually Italian. His name is Fabiano Caruana. Who is in? How did he get here? Fabiano Caruana is the number two seed in the world. He's an Italian American chess grandmaster. He became a grandmaster at fourteen years of age, fourteen years, eleven, months, and twenty eight to be exact, and he at that time was the youngest grandmaster in the history of Italy in the United States. E was sort of beg to be the next big thing in in US chess and he came back now. He has an apartment in Saint Louis. He lives there and he sort of boot. BOOT his life from scratch, and he was never like the big personality like Norris Magnus columnist. He's the guy that will is very chill loves video games and let us work to the talk to his justice stories about that call in the next Bobby Fisher like the next big thing. He's the one person that can actually dig down. Magnus, Carlsen in the world championship and become the next world champion. So what does? Chess match in a grand masters tournament. Actually look like. How does it play out? Okay so two grandmasters shake each other's hands. sit down across from each other is chessboard. This o'clock next to them that the are constantly looking at. This goes on for at least six hours right every day, and so during these six hours, the brain has to have most oxygen supply. Which means your heart is functioning three times faster than on any given. And because of that sustained higher blood pressure, and sustained higher level of activity by the heart and the rain, the body goes through intense physical. Energy lost during. A chess game that lasts six to seven to sometimes eat hours said.
New York City preps for Phase 3 without indoor dining
"Preparing for Phase three of the reopening process tomorrow, but without indoor dining, which was originally part of the plan. Governor Cuomo pulling the plug after seeing the spike in Corona virus cases in dozens of states across the country. But personal care services getting the green light, including nail and tanning salons, as well as tattoo and massage parlors, but all will be restricted to 50% capacity. Soccer fields will be allowed to reopen and outdoor basketball, tennis, volleyball and handball also will now be permitted. Meanwhile,
The Miyazawa Family
"Japan's capital city of Tokyo is made up of twenty three special wards age of which is a self governing municipality with several districts. Located on the western side of air. This set guy award is the second largest and most densely populated. It is a residential area with a reputation for being family friendly while offering easy access to the city. The four member Miyazawa family lived in a semi detached three storey house in Setagaya as Comey Social Guy At district. Two hundred similar homes were originally built in the area, but when the May is always moved in in nineteen, ninety, most of these had been demolished to make way for Sushi Goya Park, a public recreational space, consisting of play areas, tennis courts and Grassi loans. By the year two thousand, the is always property was one of only four remaining houses that were essentially located inside the park lands. So she goes up, park was situated along the aced and south side of the House with the Sankara to the West. Directly behind and separated only by a fence was escape, Park and playground. The area was. Quiet and Saif, but the addition of the skype Parkhead introduced a lot of activity into lots of noise. There were also songs of suspicious individuals in the area which led to some safety concerns for the Miyazawa family. The Comey, so she guy at district had one Spain I've seen by a neighborhood watch program, but with so few houses remaining security had become an issue. As the government was offering a buybacks game to allow the further expansion of the park lands. The MIYAZAWA's had to sodded to take advantage of the offer and applied to be relocated. The family was made up of parents, Mikio and Yasuko and two young children door, Nina and Sunray. Mikio and Yasuko had met at a self development seminar during the nineteen eighties eventually going on to marry in December of nineteen ninety six. Forty four year old. Mikio was a creative man with a love for animation. He's childhood was spent participating in puppetry and other theatrical productions at school. After graduating from university, he worked as an animator and questioned develop off the quiz programs. He eventually secured a position at Inter brand. A London based Marketing Company with over twenty offices worldwide.
Can Tennis Stars Be Trusted to Act Responsibly? (With Reem Abulleil)
"Welcome to no challenges remaining Ben Rothenberg delighted to be joined yet again during this corona virus hiatus from the tour by NPR's middle. East correspondent remodel rim. Thanks for being back on the show once again. Thanks for having me I like this. We're spending a lotta time together. It's honestly I been one of the Nice things about life in core is like spending a lot. We're like a lot more time with friends. I think overall to add at the time, and it's time spent like talking. Even seeing if you count Zuma's seeing friends and you know even those no in person contact and I miss that miss all the normal things like there have been. That side of it's been been nice. I will say yeah, same here. Tennis was affected as last show we did which are also on when we did a show a student to. All about for breaking news reaction to Ingrain Dmitrov tested positive for the coronavirus after playing the Adria tour, and that was believed ten days ago from recording. That was on a Sunday that next Monday, we found out that other players born storage fit your choice gate also tested positive day after that we found out that Novak Djokovic she would spearhead the tour. It was his baby. He was the face of it. He had also tested positive along with his wife. Elaina and then a few days after that Gorny Beneath Mitch, who was the director of the Dr leg of the tour in Croatia, the second stop out of what I think was going to be five originally on the tour. Had also tested positive after previously testing negative twice in his first two tests, so let's start there. be the epilogue to our last episode. What did your reaction to Adria tour change at all? Between the trump positive tests which I think we knew could be the first of many and seeing these other big players in including world number-one Djokovic also test positive, and I will before authority also. We have no idea how many other people stand staff organizers media. Media, Whoever hotel workers, whoever at the around the Asia tour also tested positive? So what are your thoughts for the further fall out of I think as soon as I heard about born Torridge, which was the second that we found out about an we also heard about Gregoire's coach. Novak's physio. Those were like the first four I figured. It's not surprising if almost. Almost everybody else got it because there was just so much close contact between them. The whole time they play doubles together. They party together. They did so like it's. It's not surprising so by the time. Yeah, like after after the second wave of tests, I felt like I expected the pretty much everyone positive so actually I was more surprised at the negatives tests. Tests than the alternative ones, but I think the the biggest thing that stands out obviously for me. In terms of the different thing is that Goran tested negative twice and then tested positive, so that kind of gave us more Obviously, we know that that can happen, but the fact that everyone who was kind of defending the tour. Everyone who is getting? Everyone. Who thinks that oh? If I'm negative? I can go play another tournament. Someone like another term all that stuff that kind of with Goran testing positive. I guess it was A. Kind of a cautionary tale for everybody else guys happened with Goran I think I think it is a really useful real world example honestly. We know about this incubation timely theoretically, but hearing someone like around been a little bit stride into the beginning. He was the one who is announcing it on court. Instead Darwin the tournament was stopping there or when the event was stopping in Chicago. Tournament when the event was. Stop there, saying Hey, don't blame me, I. Don't have coronavirus. It's not you know I didn't do it. Essentially it was. Sort of said somewhat ingest on court at when he was sentenced. Georgia Jovovich, that's the cancellation and see him. Yeah, that's positive. Eventually the show like yes, we know intellectually seeing a real world. Example of someone had not delayed time. Yeah, it does does make realize. Hey, you really. That's why we're doing. The fourteen days stay inside where people are doing that. When they possibly exposed or other things to make sure they don't have it incubating and yeah. THAT GETS TO DONALD team a start with him. I think there's. Say That team. The team comes up from. Adria tour and goes to play the UPS. Just the ultimate showdown event held the more Academy in France. And he gets tested upon arriving. There tested multiple times there from what he was saying in. He makes a joke that he's the interviews. The his most negative guy on tour which some people thought was in poor taste. Honestly have demonstra problem with understood it. If you've been had blood drawn six times in a week if you're allowed to make a joke about it. It, but at the same time I don't know. He's playing and I wish he was not playing. I. Just don't think it's worth the risk for having candidate playing tennis. If I was holding tennis admit that had previously booked dominic team I would say sorry, but we're gonNA. Cancel your appearance of the tournament. We don't want anyone who's been clearly exposed to the. gorgias stick corona virus cauldron. That was Adria tour to come here I. think that just negative within the window is not enough to show that you're not possibly caring and or contagious we we've done that now. Seeing team, go from the the ups to pull out of that to go to various other events and he. He's scheduled to play Austria an accident going to go play in Germany after that I. it just seems like he's just trying his. He's really working overtime. Trying to be patient zero as possible.
Wimbledon Re-Lived 1985
"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, 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 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 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 twelve to me seventeen was really old, and seventeen was basically a man, and I was such a young child 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.
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,
Sachia Vickery on raising positive awareness
"ALL RIGHT WELCOME TO TENNIS DOT COM podcast I'm one of your host. Nina Pantic joined as always with Reno, Falconi. Hey, guys. How's it going? Our special guests is w pro Sasha Victory Sasha welcome. It's awesome to have you here. You're just twenty five years old. You've been ranked as high as number seventy three currently around one fifty eight winner of three i-if titles, and you know you've been sounding off a lot on twitter. You've been on active on instagram. We have a lot of stuff we want to cover with you, but first of all. Where in the world are you? And how has the shutdown Ben for you? I'm actually at home in Boca. Raton Florida right now. and it's been really nice gone to spend time with my family but I'm kind of at the point where I'm ready to get back out there. Playing at you know practicing normal again. I love being home, which is such a great change, but I've just been trying to train as much as I can. just hit with some girls that are in the area, and that's pretty much it. Do. You have a coach right now that you're kind of working with is one of those things that you're slowly getting back into practice mode, or have you already been practicing a lot? Yeah I have I have a coach I work with. He's He's French and he's come down to work with me all the time. and yeah, just slowly getting back into it I played a couple of exhibitions in Atlanta last month I got to kind of. Play in a feel for where I was and be on court again. Play matches so been doing that. Was it wild without any fans and stuff like that. What's restrictions the same as kind of what we're expecting from upcoming tournaments? Yeah. I think probably exactly the same. It was really weird, and it just felt like I was literally playing a practice match. which is what which is what it was was it was? Very Weird. There was a there was one empire, but he was sitting Super Far Away. We couldn't really come that close futuristic on opposite sides. Side did kind of get a feel like what will be in the tournament coming up in. It was definitely a little strange. So one of the things that I've noticed with a few players and is their motivation. Level can kind of go like this enduring the quarantine. It's just been up and down. You know like we've been told two months two months from now two months from now. Yeah, what's your motivation been like for the last couple of months? Yeah well general motivation it is a little bit up and down with the tactic of the tour just in general, but for the past few months. Yeah I! Think the hardest part. was just you know knowing how much I should train like how much I should do if I should? Maybe less because I'll. Then I'll be more fresh when I start playing again or do more than I'll be. You know in super good shape, so it's just finding the balance between that. With no exact Kinda, start date and no calendar it's. Up in the air, so I'm just doing the best I can just like. Everybody is I'm sure? There's been somebody announcements about the tourist coming back in August and the US. Open has gotten some flak because there's not going to be a qualifying event at least as of now in June. Everything is changing by the day, but the initial initial plan is no qualifying. What was your reaction because it's kind of? A grossly unfair. Yeah no I'll just. I'll just speak really freely. I'll say I think it was the total slap in the face to so many players who depend on playing slam and you know that really depend on that. You know the competition and the prize money and you know everybody's been going through this rough time, but I just feel like. Prioritizing. The top players, which of course they deserve to be there. They deserve to play these tournaments but I just feel it was just really a hard low for the players that worked so hard to be in qualities, and they really depend on that time of the year for a lot in their career so I personally think it's it's a little bit unfair, and I think now. I read something where they're allowed to bring. Two or three people with them, so that potentially could have been an entire qualities drought. You would have just cut back by one person each flare so. I'm not obviously I. Don't really agree with it and I. Think definitely a little bit more could have been done for. The lower ranked players. I've also been hearing A few people talk about how qualifiers are still like. If you would have been in qualities, you're actually going to get a check yet. So what? What is what's the amount? Do you know the amount of that check? So I think like the first round qualifying. It's normally maybe ten thousand, five hundred somewhere around that range. But I've also read stuff wear. Maybe if we don't play, they may Give us some of the prize. Money I'm not really sure how it's to be I've been reading the W. T. updates that they email us every week. so I think that's the amount but I'm not really sure about the specific so what they're planning to do. From a personal level I'm curious. How excited are you to go back on tour? Not knowing that you know there's going to be not only changes Day In and day out, but just having the US Open like actually no qualifiers in the French Open I think there will be qualifiers yet. We still don't know really ITF Calendar. How are you excited to go back or part of us? Just like what the heck is happening. I think yeah, it's a little bit mix of both I. I am excited to get back playing, but you know like I said earlier just we have no direction really I don't know. There's no it calendars I. Don't know if I can start with the lower level tournaments and then play French Open they'll be a warm up or I. Don't know what's going to happen, but I think. I think the WPA T. A.. They have been doing a good job. You know trying their best to manage everything, but I think one thing that they've kind of lacked was update in the players. With things going like there I feel like they've been very favorable to the higher end players and they get information a lot quicker than we do like. I had to read somewhere on somebody's tweet. That wasn't going to be equality's before. We've got emails So you know a lot of people they start planning for that? You know they people need time to plan and prepare to arrange coaches. Book things so I think that's one part where definitely? They should try and do a little bit better.
Novak Djokovic and the Adria Tour Antics
"Everyone John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated tennis podcast hope everyone is well healthy wearing a mask not at a Belgrade disco topless, which I suppose is where we ought to start Jamie I'm glad you're you're with me today. How's everything in your world? It is good I. AM also not in a Belgrade club dancing around in close quarters. Shouting. Indoors So, that's a win I. You know I had wanted to do A. Normal podcast. We're going to talk to Donald Dell longtime agent. He had some very interesting thoughts about how to merge the ATP and the WPA we were GonNA talk about. The plan for the US Open and tennis getting back in there some events this week. We were talking about the Patrick. marauded lose event, and the Charleston ended in of course everything blew up metaphorically and I. Guess You could say in a sense literally with news from from the Balkans this weekend which we probably timestamped us, we are speaking on. What is today Wednesday morning the right as cracked. So we are seventy two hours into this Kindly, call it a narrative I spoken a lot about this. I've written about this I will say before we can talk. Specifics I'm very surprised at the stem, and this is really world news. I mean I was getting calls. From Aljazeera the BBC and then I just Mary. Carillo is on MSNBC Today. Mean is really become much more than tennis story. For better worse I would argue worse, but this really has been. The kind of story had ripples beyond the the sport and beyond sports period I think a lot of people are. Sort of trying to figure out how we eat back to normal I think we're trying to see I think we're starting to see some real. Sort of disparities in countries, and even here in the United States with how this is not only being managed, and not only with the data says, but just in terms of philosophy, so I think this is the story of really found its way into into a much broader story, and this has become absolutely world news. I mean this is as big as a ten stories we've had since there's been a match and I guess what why don't we just start there? I, mean Jamie. Let's start with. Top Line Impressions of the Adria Tour Novak Djokovic in the last seventy two hours. Yeah you're right to say that tennis exhibitions don't normally get this much press. I think it's always a funny thing with antennas. When people you know who aren't as familiar with the sport, they see results from from an Axa, whether it's early in the year late in the year, and you know somebody, beat, someone, and most people just sort of shrug it off, but it's as you said really interesting to see how much this has really gone across the world. World and everyone is talking about it and rightfully, so because this is a big issue in I think it was from the Gecko, when we started to see the photos and the videos of everything that was happening between the hugging and everything that was happening on the court, and then of course everything that was happening all off the court. All of those images in those photos are really going to be the mark of this event of this tournament. And jovovich whether or not he deserves all of the blame or not will also be the face of this issue for a long time coming he is the organizer of this event of course, and also the oldest in terms of the players that was there and for me. That was something that you know. He really needed to use his his advantage, and the the younger players thereof and born Cora and others even Dmitrov for what it's worth. You know are are younger than him. They look up to him and for him to invite these players to come to this tournament in for him to organize this in the way that he did end to have the results that we had is just It's not great, and I wish that the best tennis player you know the number one in the world right now had thought a little bit more about how he was exposing all these people. It's unsafe conditions and took a little bit more time to think about how what the results and the repercussions of this could have been. Yeah I mean I think no-one covered themselves in glory. I mean there's already been a lot of finger. Pointing joke of its father have having moved on from from fettered. Baby is now pointing fingers at Dmitrov as the culprit, I mean this is just ugly stuff I. Mean I think we ought to pause here in and say we do hope everyone makes. A speedy and easy recovery as as nick, curious I wrote. Nick curious turned into the the Wiseman of tennis Munich. curios thoughts on all of this have been. A lot more reasonable and responsible than anyone else's and the nick curious very rightly says this virus is not a joke, so. Go further. Let's be clear. We hope everybody makes a a quick recovery from virus that we know you know. Six figures over is can be fatal. having said all that I think I mean it's sort of interesting in the grand scheme of things, people who are casual fans or not even sports fans at all. This is hubris recklessness, and here's this athlete who somehow has been living in. Sick enough bubble so that he doesn't realize it. You can pass this on other people and hey. Viruses are really contagious and things like masks really work
A Pandemic Dahhhling, Do You Know What That Means?!
"Hello everybody welcome back to the body. Serve Jonathan and I'm James. His I told you had a bit of a surprise for you at the start. Those, Where we're watching the great, we've got one episode left and it's filled with Hazaras. That is the catchphrase. We are in the middle of pride month, and before we get into the show, a special shot and thanks to Tom Humber stone who has been or designer over the years for? Various artwork that you may see associated with the body serve, and he's given the body serve a pride makeover, so we've updated all of our various socials and websites, and you can have a look at what he did there. We think it's just swell, so thank you talk so there's been a lot of news this week. Tennis's not exactly back in full swing, but it is apparently coming soon. The plans are in place for the US Open Roland Garros and for the WPA of pretty full fall. Schedule this to happen in one day. Basically. You wake up before i. do so when I got up. We'll tell you when that was or when that typically is. Knows a lot for me to catch up on. It took a while took like full day very like I had a a grasp of what was going on, and what it felt like to me, was one domino started, and then everybody was like damn. Yes, so the USDA teased a little bit earlier in the week that they were primed to go ahead than a big announcement was coming pending government approval we had heard rumors about the zoom calls this huge. ATP Zoom Com that no Ruben was talking about on the behind the rocket podcast, criticizing Novak Djokovic for allegedly not being there, so we knew there were is nothing alleged about to. He was not okay. The whole point university I don't WanNa get spread cheated. You know everybody's got to be charted once in a while. The so there were there were murmurs throughout the week, but. Wednesday at ten am. The US Open holds a press conference in the empty and cavernous. Arthur ash stadium. Stacey Allaster is there? They have a few other folks on court physician. Mc I forgot who that was. Sorry. My reporting skills are just not up to snuff over the the tennis break, but it was very much a public relations event. There were a lot of sport reporters on zoom. So after the the press conference happened, or after the main presentation happened, there were individual questions by. Reporters who they showed on zoom, and when we found out that there wouldn't be media physically on site. We got the sense that this, too was a trial run for what the media access will be at the actual tournament where presumably players will be interviewed via zoom. Right, so the big announcement as I'm sure you've already heard that the US Open will go ahead. As planned in the the same part of the calendar in New, York City at Billie Jean, King National Tennis Centre with no spectators, and with a lot of health provision in place, but listen I'm still surprised that they're going full steam ahead. I'm still extremely skeptical and especially what we're seeing now in. Clemson University for example. was. At twenty three members of the football team tested positive for COVID. The exploding numbers and Florida Arizona California baseball has affected right now. Golf is affected right now pretty much every sport that you've seen. Attempts to restart has been affected in one way or another in tennis. Not going to be immune to that and we'll get to why. We think that that's the case based on what's been going on overseas. Break so I? Guess I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's just go through the actual news first, and then we can comment on it as part of this abbreviated summer schedule, or there will be the Washington D. C.. C. Tournament, the city open held in DC, starting August fourteenth for the men I. Don't think we have heard about the possibility of a winds tournament yet, but I believe it's being discussed because it's typically joint event, right, it's not currently in the WTO calendar, but apparently that is still open, then the western and southern open. That is normally in Cincinnati will be held in New York City the week before the US Open. And then the US Open and because Cincinnati is moving to new. York. That means that there will be no qualifying. For the US Open because typically the week leading into the Grand Slam in New, York, city. It's this. It's this week long. Qualifying Extravaganza pretty much and so with Cincinnati playing that there's no room for qualifying
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Rule that never JOVIC had preemptively opposed, which was a restriction of one entourage member per player. They've said thought they will a reserve one extra room per plant, but they will. need the play will be paid for. In terms of accommodation and expenses, but they will have the right to one additional room which will be? The financial responsibility of the player, but the the kind of unwritten small is. You can bring extra people. If you want to prevent you from doing, we just don't. We just laying on. The facilities to to make that easily actually made the decision yet about whether they can bring more than one person on the site. There's still working that out. They've clearly they've had some. is his personal chef is waiting by the phone to here? Yeah I mean look. Even. Lopez was asked about this on this media coal. He's he again. He was trying to be very very respectful to to plas- Light Novak and many others, and he said look. If players don't want to come, I've really respect that I understand that I said for me the the entourage issue. It is a sacrifice, but it is a small. Small sacrifice in my opinion, but it's up to them if they don't want to do it I understand it, but we've. We can't not have the tournament because of that and and What I, what I sensed, was he? He also said. We've also got to understand that. The still two months to go yet and they. The USDA have made us feel that. Things may well be better by then, and they may be able to. Do More for them by that time. I suppose it's also possible that it could go. The other way and things could get worse in the next two months. We don't. We don't really know well I I mean look the thing main well, not happen yet. Yeah, I think we all need to bear that in mind. These off plans and they have said that the event is going ahead. The governor has said it can go ahead, but that's under current conditions. Who knows whether a second wave might have happened by then that just Indian well style. MAKES SOMEBODY GO! No, that's not happening and I certainly think that that's even more of a a thing to bear in mind with the. Later dates on the provisional. Spin announced because in in in Katherine speaks beyond scientific and medical brief news that there is no. Definitive data on on covid and the way it's impacted by temperature traditionally viruses all. Less contagious in in warm weather, so it's likely that the current trends that we're saying. Nathan show is likely the current trends were saying all impacted by. The weather in the Northern Hemisphere, and as things do start to get. Get Cooler into the autumn, which is when. Is is pretty deep into the ultimate. She really that the the French Open is scheduled to happen. Could become effective, but Yeah, we should probably deviate before I speak even more beyond my scientific brief, but it's obsolete, worth worth bearing in mind before we. Before, we get too carried away now. Key getting ready carried away of. Well we'RE GONNA. Say before we book flights well. Nobody influenced because the media or not allowed in They have said that some broadcast partners will be allowed to go i. don't exactly know what that means, but the media were told on this goal. They won't be a credentialed for the tournaments side. which is no great surprise? CUSIP new to them yeah. And Lake. It's there has been I mean preemptively. There was a lot of dissent from from players particularly on the ATP, so. I had a few a few days. Straight Voices Tayside a lot of ATP. Players have been. Quite outspoken about the feelings about the US Open going ahead and subsequent to the announcement that his. Yeah nothing is changed this today. sort of a few hours day also off to the announcement. That was. Opposed by CAB Dubrovsky. VICI player. M mostly in doubles. Very Con- considered. Post. Headline my personal thoughts on the US Open meeting forward which I mean, the there are plenty of players who have said. Plenty of things and made plenty of arguments about. Why they're opposed to it happening, but I think her. Her Post probably up. All covers most of them. Certainly extremely eloquent eloquent express while summarize the the point that she's made. To give you a view of. If what and why? The the players are are opposing this decision. She says with respect while I'm appreciative that the US Open put forth big efforts to operate I have many concerns. Here is my perspective and. It's bullet pointed. She says when the US Open presented. That planet felt like being sold on an idea telling us that testing is over ninety percent accurate. We know it's around seventy percent. Will I mean that's. I. Mean we hear Roussel's things about testing anyway, but that's. What she says she says that gives the impression that health and safety players are not the priority. In reality, most decisions at already been made they play feedback rose wasn't really taken into consideration. She said it's impossible to control and enforce a bubble situation. Where plays any move in the hotel to the venue and back? And we don't know who the he plays. We'll come into contact within these that don't obey per everyone else in the tournament. At risk, she says at least half of players and not comfortable traveling to the US. I. Don't, she doesn't give any. Sort of specific evidence that presumed she in contact with other players but I you know I. Don't know how how. Dot claim can be backed up, but anyway that's what she says. She says at least half. Looks plays disappointed with no qualifying. They mixed and half doubles draw, not having qualifying into smaller doubles during creases, the lack of parity in tennis don't want to disappoint. Disproportionately moves the needle further creating a big gap between those at the top, and those in need, the income, an opportunity for growth. She says the beauty of Islam is the story of the qualify. He battled three tough matches to earn a spot in the main during the upset. This story will not. They see this is US Open's at the beach of slam is mental fortitude and the skillet takes in six doubles matches. The beach of Islam is having the opportunity to play. Mixed doubles a unique aspect of tennis. There's IT concerned with the exhaustive nasal testing. She says it would not be occasional, but multiple times a week is an uncomfortable test that hasn't proven accurate and to be subject to it. That often is a source of anxiety for players. And she says the consequences of testing positive onsite means an immediate withdrawal. No matter what round you're in and staying in a hotel room until you test negative even without symptoms, this could menial isolated for weeks on end unable to play further events. Or even go home. She says I wish. We could use this high eighties to explore new designs of how where we played tennis like some real out of the books thinking..
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"To the tennis podcast. It's not relived. It's not. An oral history, it's not Chris Evert week anymore, unfortunately, although I did very much, enjoy a Chris every week it's. It's a tennis podcast with actual sources, tennis based news and talking points in it, which is a very interesting alien prospects don't adjust your whatever device you're listening to his own This is reality. We're GONNA be talking about the prospect of actual live officials sanctioned tennis at some point in the not distant future. Myself Catholics David Law is in the house pro. I know you know doing it this way. Round David, but usually say something a bit more than a day yeah okay yeah. I'll say that Yeah, IT'S A. Visit to I I. Did you think we were done for the year when we were about? Ago Yeah six weeks ago. Yeah, I've I've always been been adjusting my expectations and thoughts and. Hopes etc sort of at every every turn along the way, but oh, yeah, absolutely. There was a long time when I was pretty certain that we've done for the what about Ema. Absolutely. Yes, ME, too. The future is a thing again. We're talking about it rather than the past. I missed the past. Just come to really enjoy the Paul the past safe, certain ground, and suddenly all the uncertainty and Rumor is back and we're not quite sure where we're heading again. Don't worry. It's still got fourteen shows with the past. Garnsey from Wimbledon as things stand at the moment and barring barring. Ya Cataclysmic Star events. Obviously which we've come to expect in life, we are going to be recording five grams slums worth of daily podcasts to Antigua and see which. One makes me all these conspiracy theories about five gene stuff. Was the coronavirus. Some sort of David Law manufactured events in order to find a way for us to produce. More podcasts in the twenty twenty David has the biggest grin on his face. It's definitely the silver lining that I can find Five slams. Yeah, we are. Explained probably explain why. Let's chase of the news because we've actually got. Live actual tennis news to to hit you with. Today today well, actually, it was more yesterday, wasn't it? Because the US Open and I mean it's been a not brilliantly kept secret right it was. It was leaked to the New York Times. It's been it's been all but confirmed for for a few days right? Yeah, it was clearly coming. Decision had been made an frankly even if you go back to late last week, and the all the plans being talked about by the New York Times and John Wertheim has been writing the story as well for sports illustrated, and then we did. We did a conference call. Would Feliciano Lopez with a? Dozen of the British journalist, because this is of course, fever tree championships week should have been the Queen's Club where Lopez won both singles and doubles titles last year, so he was talking to them a little bit about that, but he also really gave chapter and verse about the player meeting they had last week the. Zoom call now we're all we've all suddenly discovered. What zoom is over the last three months? This video conferencing ten. Days David Law I've done a lot of. but on this particular eighty, a planned meeting one they had four hundred players on, and this was the USDA and the the tools tending the players what the plan was to try to make the US Open plant. This is on the ATP side I leave. It turns out none of Novak. Djokovic handed out Roger Federer were on this call, but anyway the had four hundred people on it. And Lopez gave us chapter and verse on on this This media conference about what was said, and the lengths that they were going to to, and also that he was assured he was absolutely sure that it was going to go ahead. The US Open is going to happen. He said he also said it should happen. In my view, it's time the tennis to get rolling because. Bear in mind. He's not just tennis player these days He's a tournament director. He is going to be. Fronting one of the events that will take place in the remaining months of the tennis calendar. That's Madrid. He's the tournament director there, but he had a pretty stark message for the players in that call that we are going to have to accept less prize money. We're going to have to get used to that. We're GONNA have to basically stop being so precious what he was saying and understand be realistic about. The year we're in the climate. We're in the situation we're in and. If we want a going concern of a sport to play for for the future, we need to do something about it because otherwise. The whole system is under threat. The ATP the WTI The slams. Even and that's that's what this is all about primarily for the United States Tennis Association, they do not have. Pandemic Insurance to cover them the way that Wimbledon Do, and they also have according to The New York Times, seventy million dollars at stake from ESPN alone with the staging of the tournament, so it didn't go ahead. They would not be getting that seventeen million so. As you say we then came into this week. And yesterday we were told by under Karma the governor of New York that the event was going to go ahead. He was gonNA. Pass it. He was comfortable that it was safe and he's basically said sports are back in business in New York, which has done a fantastic job by all accounts of. Suppressing the virus in recent weeks to get to this point, it seemed frankly absurd. Maybe six weeks ago that this could have been the case I think we all pretty much written off the US Open as a possibility and anyway yesterday. He said it's coming and I think. that. The United States Tennis Association on HOP TO BE HONEST. Than, they were expecting him to reveal that news yesterday, so they quickly rushed out a statement saying yes, the event is going to go ahead. We're delighted about it. We'll have a proper announcements in presentation tomorrow that happened today on a on a live call, which also featured Serena Williams coming on with video of her own to say she was going to be there so a big old deal, which was a surprise winner..
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"To the tennis podcast. It's not relived. It's not. An oral history, it's not Chris Evert week anymore, unfortunately, although I did very much, enjoy a Chris every week it's. It's a tennis podcast with actual sources, tennis based news and talking points in it, which is a very interesting <hes> alien prospects don't adjust your whatever device you're listening to his own <hes>. This is reality. We're GONNA be talking about the prospect of actual live officials sanctioned tennis at some point in the not distant future. Myself Catholics David Law is in the house pro. I know you know doing it this way. Round David, but usually say something a bit more than a day yeah okay yeah. I'll say that <hes>. Yeah, IT'S A. Visit to I I. Did you think we were done for the year when we were about? Ago Yeah six weeks ago. Yeah, I've I've always been been adjusting my expectations and thoughts and. Hopes etc sort of at every every turn along the way, but oh, yeah, absolutely. There was a long time when I was pretty certain that we've done for the what about Ema. Absolutely. Yes, ME, too. The future is a thing again. We're talking about it rather than the past. I missed the past. Just come to really enjoy the Paul the past safe, certain ground, and suddenly all the uncertainty and Rumor is back and we're not quite sure where we're heading again. Don't worry. It's still got fourteen shows with the past. Garnsey from Wimbledon as things stand at the moment and barring barring. Ya Cataclysmic Star events. Obviously which we've come to expect in life, we are going to be recording five grams slums worth of daily podcasts to Antigua and see which. One makes me all these conspiracy theories about five gene stuff. Was the coronavirus. Some sort of David Law manufactured events in order to find a way for us to produce. More podcasts in the twenty twenty David has the biggest grin on his face. It's definitely the silver lining that I can find <hes>. Five slams. Yeah, we are. Explained probably explain why. Let's chase of the news because we've actually got. Live actual tennis news to to hit you with. Today today well, actually, it was more yesterday, wasn't it? Because the US Open and I mean it's been a not brilliantly kept secret right it was. It was leaked to the New York Times. It's been it's been all but confirmed for for a few days right? Yeah, it was clearly coming. Decision had been made an frankly even if you go back to late last week, and the all the plans being talked about by the New York Times and John Wertheim has been writing the story as well for sports illustrated, and then we did. We did a conference call. Would Feliciano Lopez with a? Dozen of the British journalist, because this is of course, fever tree championships week should have been <hes> the Queen's Club where Lopez won both singles and doubles titles last year, so he was talking to them a little bit about that, but he also really gave chapter and verse about the player meeting they had last week the. Zoom call now we're all we've all suddenly discovered. What zoom is over the last three months? This video conferencing ten. Days David Law I've done a lot of. <hes> but on this particular eighty, a planned meeting one they had four hundred players on, and this was the USDA and the the tools tending the players what the plan was to try to make the US Open plant. This is on the ATP side I leave. It turns out none of Novak. Djokovic handed out Roger Federer were on this call, but anyway the had four hundred people on it. And Lopez gave us chapter and verse on on this <hes> This media conference about what was said, and the lengths that they were going to to, and also that he was assured he was absolutely sure that it was going to go ahead. The US Open is going to happen. He said he also said it should happen. In my view, it's time the tennis to get rolling because. Bear in mind. He's not just tennis player these days He's a tournament director. He is going to be. Fronting one of the events that will take place in the remaining months of the tennis calendar. That's Madrid. He's the tournament director there, but he had a pretty stark message for the players in that call that we are going to have to accept less prize money. We're going to have to get used to that. We're GONNA have to basically stop being so precious what he was saying and understand be realistic about. The year we're in the climate. We're in the situation we're in
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"We have a very different tennis podcast for you today because we wanted to pull back the curtain. Speak to some people involved in the game that we wouldn't normally get to hear from and find out. How the corona virus and the enforced delay the forced cancellation of so much of the tennis. Tour is having an effect on people involved in the game people that are ranked two hundred or three hundred in the world. People that are trying to run tennis tournaments people that are trying to run federations of national tennis countries like the UK. We've been speaking today to the chief executive of the LTA. We've been speaking to the world number two hundred eleven. Liam broady the world number three hundred seventy five on. The women's side is being putting together a petition to try to find a way to support players. That are struggling financially. We've had responses from the tours and Catherine wigger myself here to talk all about it and Catherine overnight. We've had the first words of the new Chairman Andrey Gardens e talking to a group of Italian media on a conference call which Simon Briggs has written up. That's quite interesting. And he's also Catherine given some information that he believes to be being talked about the moment that the US Open might end up being played indoors. Yeah. Today was a day when Simon didn't wake up to discover he'd been scrapes by Mike Dixon. Yeah weighty interesting story from from Simon Breaks on on a number number of levels. I'm going to talk about the responses from that. We've we've had all of them come in today at we've been pressing for for for word from the various bodies for awhile and we've had statements today from from all three And Gardens comments of seon an official statement form and they do come at the caveat that We End Simon all English speakers and the quite spoken in Italian But they're pretty interesting. Yeah he talks here about working on a four week. Play swing does Andrei got. Nc after the US Open which if that would have happened and for star needs the French Open that has already been moved. Wants to move back again because there's not really casually says yeah. I mean the French Open. We'd have to he. He talks about this plan to create a clay swing and talks about Madrid. Happening the week before the French Open. Say the week that currently looks like it would be in between the US and the French opens they are. I was led to believe by press releases this week that the Madrid open would be happening as planned in. May just as an east ports competition and talk about that later. We are not doing podcasts during the Madrid East Bullets Open Andy. Murray's planning fairly. Yeah I mean obviously a watch because my all take any entertainment I can get but yeah and then it sort of casually says obviously this would require the friendship into move back a week is if like yeah. The fringe obviously going to play ball. Despite the fact that there's been absolutely no indication thus far that the the French Open want to take a collaborative approach to to any of this Bassani logically. Of course it makes sense for there to be eclair swing and for for Craig Clay Court Grand Slam not to describe up out of nowhere to we go to another Grand Slam. Obviously that makes total sense. It's interesting that incestuous on a put cost just over a week ago about the the the rumblings of a possible. Us Open at Indian Wells. In December I think-i reports in the piece. Today that there is little it seems as though there is little appetite for that and the preference of of the powers that be would be for the US Open to be staged as currently planned behind closed doors behind lays doors is preferable to moved back and in a different time and location which I find very interesting. The kind of we now live in a world where best case scenario. I is that a grand slam is played behind closed doors. Extraordinary to think about that. We'll hear later on as well in the podcast from Stephen Farrell. It looks after all the events in Britain including Queens as to why they didn't decide to to play behind closed doors also in Simon's piece he he quotes and Dragon. Enzi talking about the impact the importance of the ATP finals in November. I think financially as as much as anything to the the criteria is if we can sit tight and have the chance styles the finals. That's good will survive. Would we survive two or three years definitely not the longer it takes to solve the the situation? The worst air conditioned become so. There's a lot at stake here isn't a and we're going to hear the financial implications for as I said Players for federations for tournaments. And even the which is pretty healthy organization you feel on. Many levels has a lot to think about. Yeah I mean it. It doesn't surprise me to hear how dependent. Atp Finances are on the tool finals. I was aware how significant a an event but the most significant event for the organization. I believe the same applies to to the W for their finals. I will surprise Twohig Cowden Z. Put it in these to be frank about that is he. Seems to have been in that conference call with Italian journalists Simon also reports would a relief and a boost It is for the ATP the ATP Cup got played because that I believe resulted and the ATP ten millions Auto Simon reports that earned them them ten million and provided it gets played again the start of next year which isn't a given the semi far away enough that it's it's reasonable to be optimistic about that being played That would presumably be another ten million ish for them to be able to bank loan Which feels pretty massive at the moment. But yes certainly the the finals I get the impression that they even. If there's any been the amount of tennis what would we say for six seven weeks a tennis eight weeks? I think those finals will happen the ATP Finals will happen even if we go into it with the topic that we've got at the moment he would that be in the world right now. We'll have to look that up because I mean that's a very good point. Obviously Novak Djokovic is just fine. Because he's managed to get but as things stand it's Novak Djokovic. Dominic Team Gilmore Fees Ref on the Dow not bad seinfeld under relief. Live Christine guarantee their Alexander's verve and Stephanus sits obas Roger Federer. Just missing out in ninth. So there's your list so that's the race to London rankings. Yeah rather than you would make. That would be just fine for me. Unexpected Christian Garin in packing area federal would be the first alternate. Can you imagine him going to to London as an alternate that's got a half? It's almost worth having it. Just so he the hitting which regret. Christine guarantees hitting. That's that's what I want to a so that's the top end of the game and those guys as difficult as this is for everybody in these circumstances and oversee for many people more than than those players who have no financial worries what about somebody that is ranked tat side the world's top two hundred. Liam broady is the current world number. Two hundred eleven. He has been as high as just outside. The top one fifty He is a British play. Who's county standard? His parents place. He was supposed to be in Barcelona preparing on clay right now. He told me. So what's he doing instead? Well I've been In the in the gym I've in my Made up outside Jim for the last two weeks. Just trying to get spy can really. I'm in a group chat with a few of the of the players. Third Lloyd Gospel Don Evans. In his coach Ma Kilson One of the Guys Nathan. Ruining Merola posting all times in all sessions in there. And it's quite good actually gives us a sense of responsibility to the rest of the groups. Do sessions and stuff you know so your effectively kind of making yourself compete with each other on various exercises to try to keep pushing yourself exactly. Yeah I mean it as you probably know is very took to push yourself when you're on your own and there's no uh fullbacks acquitting especially when you're doing a lot of hard runs and stuff like that whereas obviously now you don't feel comfortable stopping because. I know I'm going to get upset. You Rinse for it. If so what what can you do? I mean I. I don't know how big your your spaces I mean. Tell us tell us what your your backyard your converted. Backyard looks like how big is the spice Can you do in it yet? So obviously the LCI sent me What by can on a little bit of kids they did sir quite a few of the plays which is obviously a lifesaver for me. I was worried that you know I actually spoke to Alex Timana yesterday and Lloyd Harris is narrower than not allowed out the house and I just going stir crazy by the sounds that doing skipping and counselors they call and go through a runner or anything so that obviously was often we are a spoiled by which is great but you know managing to get outside and go for pretty long distance runs They kind of make you value a lot more as well. You know freedom of being able to go outside. Yeah I does it make you Miss Tennis. Yeah I mean to be honest if I take a day or two days often. It's an I miss it like like you can't believe That's been one of the biggest messages in in that group. Chat with Evan. Everyone is is how much everybody misses tennis already. Everyone's signed it Kinda. Give the left arm to be back on court again even not even compete in just hitting the ball obviously you. Can't you play tennis complex? Honest it's all I know some people might be able to. You know whether they've home call also obviously quite a few applies over here. Don't have that option. So you know we literally just. I've not picked rocket for two and a half three weeks now which is probably the longest since I was about ten years old. And I suppose I mean you Brad Gilbert I mean he in the states he hits against a wall every day and and lots of people talk about that but I mean you need a wall you need some spice you need a wall in some country flow spills play on the problem is is. I don't really have a wall big enough An all star of concrete flow. So you can get a true bounce so I mean there's literally nothing you can do with regards to the tennis. Which is why. I'm I'm kind of puzzle and just trying come out this this little block than I've been really not. That's my plan. I'm to be as good. A good physical shape is can be one of the challenges as well. Liam must be that. We don't know how long this is GonNa last. So that mindset. I we actually had done Evans on the show. I think three weeks ago when when Indian from India Wells and he was saying he he'd got plans to get on court and he was hoping to be able to go in and try to mark Hilton and he was going to go in Birmingham mark. Who'S COMING DOWN FROM NOTTINGHAM? And obviously that that has quickly gone by the wayside but so now we know what he's doing. He's he's in the group chat with you. You're trying and trying to fit as you can. But this is three weeks in. We've we've got no tennis until mid June mid July at the very earliest. So so how. Are you going to sustain this to be honest? I'm GONNA take a week a time of two weeks of good training. I'm just focused on this. We want to think about the future right now because otherwise I'll go up. Y'All probably I'll probably stop trying Some just going to focus on that. We got time. That'll be seen each we get to. The belt is another another week towards the Physical Shite Maybe towards the end of the lockdown. I might take a week off completely just arrested in you know. Hit the hopefully forty. Five weeks of training was planned before tournaments is hard. What does this mean Liam few financially because tennis players don't play tennis they calm and prize money now all of a sudden they're all the ways to earn money ought to be supported..
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"From the camera and she was really out of focus. It just looks completely bizarre but yeah I mean nobody can. Nobody can get into the hospitals into the flats worldly people in Suffice Latian. All of that. We know the facts of it but actually viscerally feeling is is really really difficult. Isn't it So I'd love to hear about. It is as much as possible And we all trying. We are trying but it's It's hard to get people at the moment. Because this is a situation whereby the the the measures being taken involve is ally slating from one another in that that makes so many things so difficult and I think this whole situation is reinforced in my mind. Is that when we when we occasionally get messages from people telling us to stick to tennis when we you know doing slams? If some sort of controversy comes up maybe we maybe we do it on that more than more than the tennis in on certain days. Well I think this this whole crisis has just shown how tied up ten is's with the real world really whether it be social issues or climate issues or political issues while this is a massive health issue which is impacting tennis. And we're GONNA look at it through tennis perspective and it's so intertwined because you know I think it's a I think it's something going forward. Where when tennis does come back we will. We won't ever take it for granted. You know we will always keep it in mind with everything that's going on in the real world as tennis players have to in this in this situation And the other thing that struck me hearing matic sands talking and Dan Evans about how they just wanted to get home. We should section unusual feeling for a tennis player. I think as much as anything so used to being on the road. It happens all the time that they spend so little time at home. Tennis says in indeed they you know they have a whole team of people around them doing things for them to get to the top of the sport. You have to be quite selfishly with your time. Your effort Your focus on that team a bill to get them in the best shape possible. Get them to the top on the road fifty two weeks a year pretty much but now tennis plaza realizing that then not the center of attention in their families and they just WanNa get back home they just WanNa how when they can and that must be very confusing and different experience for the tennis as I touched on it with with both of them about the mental health elements of it. And I think it's the same for everybody who is forced to to isolate. Who's forced to stop what they're doing to what from. I am I from home for many years. But it's not everybody who who finds that easy and and look with very much the lucky ones in in so many respects we we understand the struggles that many people are going to have the next few months and if if you're one of them really my thoughts are with you. We want to provide a bit of entertainment as well as as well as information about tennis and conversations as we can. We're not GONNA stop. We're going to carry on. That's that's what we're doing right now. And that's what we intend to continue doing But in terms of the wider future as Dan said later on to me. There's just so much unknown right now. Nobody knows what's going to happen next. I really do feel for for the authorities involved in all sports. Right now Evans said he felt that the the had handled things well in communicating to the players. What was going on as best they could with such a changing scene. But we're next because we know we've got no international tennis until the end of April. The very earliest may the second on on the women's side it means such a lot for the business for all those tournaments for the tolls for all the TV deals for. Everybody works in the Sports. Who who frankly relies on it for their income. And Yeah I feel for all these people that are posting information. I saw one of our colleagues. In the photography World Ella Ling was was was decided to open up her entire library to try to sell images. Now she's got an incredible library of of images from fifteen years covering the sport but this is suddenly what she is faced with because she can no longer travel the world and supply imagery to two magazines and publications and websites. That might want to buy them. So everybody's got to try to find another way of going about an living or at least bridging the gap until they can get back out there again but for the players this is. They don't have an offseason normally. That's very long and suddenly they could be faced with with how long it could. It could be months. It's it's GonNa be a very interesting process for them to to actually become tennis plas- again I would imagine whenever it happens. Yes it's the proper and his off season we've all been cooling for I e you wish the is that. Is that the message the learning to be done here? Who is GONNA learn the hard way? Football is one of the mid season. Break Yeah Yeah I mean. It's really difficult isn't it? Because the moment we have this kind of We have this known six week periods definitive six week period of night night tennis. We're all kind of reluctant to really talk about it. Defensively in those terms because we all fear and possibly even suspect that it will end up being being longer than that but let's just for a moment thought experiment wise say it is a a six week break and come the stars of May Madrid week tennis happening again. Whether it's behind closed doors or not. Let's say that the the facts we have the as we have them at the moment bear out and the Tennessee's in carries on started me and they've had this six week break. It makes things very interesting extremely interesting in terms of who comes out of the blocks and who I mean we may. We may get the most when they eventually do start playing again. We may get the most incredible level of play. Yeah if everybody's suddenly fully fence and fresh Nichols have gone and opportunity to potentially work on the game in these six weeks which they don't really get over the off season It will help players. Who are currently you know they small group of players? Who are currently Ingrid? This is gonNA. This has gone to benefit if the more time to get back just thinking out loud. Someone like Kennedy Corey. He has this every season nomo season for him. Couple months out on the sideline Bianca and Rescue. We oversee talk about federal but finally and rescue base point where she's just fully fit. She was watching herself. Did you see that on? She did an instagram post where she was watching her match from the US Open. I think against Mertens and she just put the bottom. Some text about this is the closest. She's getting to tennis for for a long. I love that. She's literally checking herself out. She's Lychee saying check. Ma'am everyone else's pasting these instagram videos about what they're doing time off in the time often she's it she's going. I'm checking myself out brilliant. He's way in kids do time he seemed trolled by Andy. Murray yours for his hat had had anything about Stanford ring to black media. Presence IS LULLS. I find really is Andy. Murray in any position. Talk about somebody else's hair boy. My my brother. My brother sent me a message saying question for the PODCAST. Sweepstake on how many bowling tennis players are GONNA come back with full heads of After this break e said we were looking for conversation to fix well but without a miracle skits and you show receive right Jamie Murray. He's been at home playing monopoly. Vows to master it over the coming weeks Andrea pick. Petkevich started a book club which sounds like a very good idea. Seven assists past posted got stopped by a guy while walking in the streets of New York City who knew my grandfather from his football days such a small world which is like the opposite. Self-isolation isn't it. I should say that stephanus posted this one or two days ago and let's give let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say maybe America hadn't closed down at that point but it is just classics professor. He pasted something about Econ e Econ extraordinary things that basic people or something do you know? I'm an e Conte epoch. Things basic people. Yeah that was a and stories death. But he's old times I was about to shut my phone to it to see what you're referring to and then I realized I'm talking to you on it and I can't but anyway terrible Tasca best multitasking. Alex done his is a mustache. No He's created a tick tock accounts and I'm I'm wondering whether David knows what one of those is. You've got young kids David's. They mentioned tomorrow. They said that somebody at school had got one and they weren't supposed to have fun because they're not allowed to have one. They told me they're not allowed to have one. It's not a real. I have given them themselves. Rules were think fame's has painful. So what is the Tick Tock? The cat is it's a growing social media platform for like videos. Basically I don't know whether it's replaced vine think it might have done kind of remembers line was about four minutes. Five seconds long and seven Well these ones tend to be quite sure and cocoa. Goff's pretty big on and there's lots of people do dance routines and Alex Domino seems to be peel rally Looking confused posing that. We have a tennis podcast. Talk Accounts I'm just saying that we might get desperate. I'll may I can't keep up with all this stuff. I'm doing an ask me anything on Wednesday unread. It eight o'clock everything but I propose that date. I thought I didn't think all this stuff former going to talk about socialized Austin Duke about the Post David about the Post David talks about the Nineteen Alger Tennis PODCAST OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. I in no style Joe. I really wish we'd called it back. Eight years ago. A move starting this thing the the tennis and miscellaneous other stuff podcasts. Yes who would you if you have to? Let's say you got caught out and you happen to be at a tennis tournament when all the restrictions came in and you happen to be in a room with a tennis player who you then had to sort.
"tennis" Discussed on Under Review Tennis Podcast
"I think that's That's kind of difficult off For Women's tennis but I don't see rather than grant snaps. The women's tennis seems to be intensely more athletic than it's been. I personally like to watch women's Danish like somebody like here. He goes in the men's side in the women's side. I mean some something something different personality and it's hard to explain but yes for that level of the woman's Woman's Dennis. It's it's not at all but he has not been able to come on to defense and that's what I that's what I'm saying but it's I don't think it's it's the woman's fault I just think about that. Magic for example graph on Martinez Nebraskan sever or some of these stars were able to translate to fans and now that process finding the next Big Star in women's tennis and A body has happened Winning magic thing tenants not on the commercial marketing players. And I think that's that's that's wrong has to come in the tennis court. And that's why the women's tennis you struggling in my opinion does move over to the men. whatever your impressions been so far this season. Well Hell. I mean.
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"And the and sometimes an argument will start before we begin the podcast that can occasionally mean that we nearly fallout all out and don't record it at all but we always get eventually. We always make it'll be it'll be a full tennis. podcast experienced technical problems arguments and forty five minutes minutes if chat about tennis. Yeah that's exactly what it'd be. Well said that so Yeah we're underway the The campaign to get the tennis podcast up and running the twenty twenty is underway right now any backing we get from you. We we appreciate. Thank you for all your support over. The years continued to tell your friends about the show because the more listeners. We have the more chance we have to raise funds that were announced to go even more places do more shows hopefully do them better And keep this thing rolling. It's been a pleasure. Thank you for your support. Thank you Catherine. Thank you Matt I. It's one of the highlights of my career. And certainly certainly my days when I get to speak to you both and continue uh-huh..
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"It's almost like a set of moment of realization, she don't I'm actually a really good tennis. And you're gonna know about. Yeah. Which, but you're describing there is is not faking it till you make it. I don't think that's really it's not him. But why, why try and be what you're not saying that we just think you need to give. I mean if his name is so bad. Why is he planning on it? I don't know how bad it is rarely that we don't really know. I mean he hasn't lost. Real thirty on the second set behind he has played did play in the second say, I think he had a couple of break points Charles and it's just like a bit stressed. Yeah. Yeah. Watching tennis? That's not gonna happen and be quite interested season. The did see about what sit surpassed to contrast with about of he has Penza play. Definitely, like there's something I think, federa about the way hits a serve out wide and moves up to the four and really quickly, just of swishes it away to the other side. It's, it's he does it so often effectively. And it's so simple. But it works is intent yet. Reshot is yeah, he's gonna he's gonna hurt you in some way or set you up to like a job that will follow what a writer exactly. Catharines less impressed with that analogy. Dysfunc- box in bit Greeson. Why it is. You know, it's a sort of tennis nonviolent boxing, really. Yeah. Which is why it's better ROY agree with better. That's why I've quit from the box podcast without doing. Come to this one instead. So what else is going on? Remedy more tennis than the heavens. I and we all and people just scarred. There were results Luca pre one against Jay claims fake club percent bed night, beat Alex, terminal, in three sets celebrated like it. Won wimbledon. Was delighted Lopez one. We talked about that. He now play well now he, he would have played portrays. Lopez is three to coach funnels. We can do a quick reply in a minute. We've got four minutes left. It was. Yeah. It was one of those days where some people didn't even win around. Nope..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"How strong do you need to be to play tennis to play tennis or just to start tennis? Not that strong. Like my grandmother could go out and play tennis. Right. The entry level requirements for tennis as far as strengths and said a pretty low. But what about if you want to be a really good tennis player? Oh well for any player to get the most out in themselves. The actually need to have a really good basis strength. Yeah. That's the thing that we really wanted to focus on today. We've done some podcasts in, in recent times related to strength and conditioning. I think that for tennis strength is actually a very complex thing and often, we use strength as a blanket term, but we could probably split that up into several subcategories. That's right. A lot of the times when we talk about strength really talking about different aspects of human ladder system. We have the strength aspect stability, aspects explosiveness, and these things really more distinct in themselves than they all fall under the same umbrella term or even the same training for that matter. Yeah, absolutely. And I know that, that one of the things that start when we started out this conversation on strength. One of the things that we were asking will wear as this information available for tennis players. Yeah. I really started this. We started talking about this before we decided to record about it, just actually for own games..
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"So if you magin that you go in and to the gym, and you do a one rep max dead lift, and you know, what that number is. Let's say it's four hundred pounds will how many can you do Jacob in a row. What you mean me? No, I'm saying like, let's say that you're one rip max deadlocked is four hundred pounds. How many in a row? Can you do man? I totally fell for that one. You can do one Glenn. Okay. Exactly. You can do. So. So what happens then if I drop the white to three hundred pounds. How many do now I forgot my chart, but you can do more than one. That's for sure. A lot more a lot more than one. Right. And so that's maybe another way to think about this. So if three hundred pounds is all I can do one time, and I go in and trying to three hundred pounds. Well, then I'll money gonna get one of them done. But if if my friend can do four hundred pounds is one wreck max, he's going to do a lot more on me at three hundred pounds and the same thing the tennis court like if I'm going to hit a backhand. And I am every swing just pushing my maximum I'm close to the power output in my swing close to all. I can handle that I'm going to get ta. Tired of hitting back at backhands very very quickly. Whereas if I have strengthened myself so that I can hit a very powerful back end and still be comfortably below my threshold. Hit a lot more balls before. I started get tired. Yeah. That's right. So most of us judge ourself based on like most of us. We we we make. I'm not sure what the right term is here. But our procedures are perceived ability of our own playing level is based on the best things that we can do. It's not based on. I watched ten matches of myself and took data on it. And then drew what the averages were. And that's how I make my perceived ability. Right. So is it bad idea for me to give golf example hereafter? We just went into into the car thing the swift on tiles done dead lifting. I think that go is Gulf is fine. Right. So there's not there's why not. Really good data on this that the PGA has gone where psychologically they figured out that gophers as a rule draw their own self perception, virtually based on the best round that they are capable of playing. Right. So you have a handicap in golf, and when people self rate, and they make their own handicap, they almost exclusively make it the best that they can possibly play. Instead of the thing that they do on average. Shaw. Right. And so that's a really easy concept. I think for us to look at in grasp it's harder to turn inwards. And look at ourselves and realize that's us. That's you. That's me. That's my my one guy on the tour, and my other guy and the other guy and the other guy and everybody else on the tour. Right, right. Like, it's not something that were excluded from you're not the one in a hundred probably an imagine it's much easier. I think in Gulf at least you do get a handicap you get to play lots of rounds and see what your range of scores is. And it should be hopefully to wide of range from one round to the next. But you actually get information on that. Whereas when you look at tennis players every single time you play the conditions of different. And you're also playing different opponents all the time. So you don't really have even as objective measures Gulf does of what your performance is actually like. And so in that case, I think it's even hotter to get an accurate perception of way, you're Bility's at. Yeah. I think that's exactly right. I mean, we don't have. Anything that's really like a candy cap. We do have the UT our system that starting to come into more use. But that's just reminds me now of these junior players that I talked to and their coaches in their parents as they're playing ITF's in trying to transition onto the tour like I can't tell you how many times I've heard like all my my.
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"But it's not the top priority for everyone right for some people. That's just not the number one priority. Like if for instance, I think if you're working with Rafa. You know, going to the gym and getting physically stronger shouldn't be your number one priority. That's not going to win him the most matches. Right. He sent me. He's not suffering from strength deficiency. I think I think maybe there these this way to say this would be that. I can't ever think of a professional tennis player on the men's or women's sides that was too strong physically to play. Good tennis. But there certainly have been a lot of players who leave performance on the table by not being strong enough. Yeah. And I think that's exactly right. The issue is that we're leaving performance on the table. So I had a conversation with another one of the guys today. And really specifically we said look like this isn't about you having a problem, or this isn't even about just beating the guy that you lost to last time. This is a. About getting the absolute most out of yourself that you can and just to clarify for the people who are listening. This isn't going to be a podcast. We talk about professional plays for thirty minutes. Or now, this just helps give you some framework to understand that even professional players have strength officials. He's a lot of the time that are impact knit performance. And so one of the things that we're trying to do today is to help you answer that question for yourself is would getting stronger help you mo- matches. And so so maybe if you think this is a good time to do this Jacob we could talk about some of the questions that people could be asking themselves in order to answer that bigger question because I think it's that's not necessarily an easy thing for the average listener to to know the answer to. Yeah. Well, if you're open minded enough to just sit back and go away, and and if you just find that you just asked yourself. F- am I leaving a lot of performance on the table by not being stronger? If you just did that then I think there's a few places that you can start from. So this this has really become an issue for me over the last year because these guys made it really personal for me. I mean, you know, that I'm consulting for a few of the guys on the ATP right now. And so it just really hit home. Like, wow. I mean, I just thought this was something I struggled with when I was twenty five. I didn't think that this was something that to our veterans would still be struggling with when they're playing at you know, a world class level. So the most obvious place to start from me is just a ask yourself. Am I losing matches because I'm getting tired? Shaw because a lot of times people out as much because they getting tired. They get into a third set or professional ranks at the grand SAM's, a fifth set and they start losing foot speed. They start struggling to catch breath between points, they stopped making poor tactical decisions their quality of shot goes down. And these are all ways that getting tired would would make you lose matches. But I think most people hearing that question when say, well, if I'm just getting tired that means need to do more cardia, right? And the, you know, the first issue is that getting tired might not necessarily mean that your cardio is so bad, but it could just as likely be strength issue. Right. Maybe to draw a comparison. We might look at like a small hunt Aqa and those things can get great gas mileage and the dry forever. But if you make one thoat trailer, which straining at its limits the whole time, then you're that thing's gonna fall apart pretty quickly. Right. And the gas mileage goes down horribly and all the things that were beneficial about it aren't good because it's it's not really matched up to the task that set before it. And so, you know, you have to look more deeply in more closely at the style of tennis that you play the way that you're playing in particular in the matches that you're losing if you think you're losing because you're getting tired..
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"Glen hill. Jacob mayer. Welcome to another episode of the technical tennis podcast. And today, we're going to talk about retain of says. Yeah. So we. Kind of working our way through a lot of different aspects of preparing to play competitive tennis matches. And we've even talked some about some of the strategy and mentality aside of competing during a match. We've talked a little bit about serving strategy. But we haven't really talked at all yet about return of sieve. And what we think about how we spend at Tom at a practice. Go. I know that we have mentioned this in a previous episode with those of you who didn't catch that. But we have addressed the fact that given the the the fact that every single point that you play in a match is going to start on your end with either assertive or retentive says that should be where you are spending a huge amount of time that you spend on the missing the should be investing a lot of your practice time in practicing the return of. Yes. I mean, you're trying to serve is gonna be depending on who you are either. The return with a servant cell are going to account for the single most the single highest sort of ratio of points in a mash in a mass that's going to be determined by lunch shot as a terrible way to say that. But maybe we could try and tackle that again. You wanna go whenever another shot at that? I don't have a better way to say it. I think maybe we could say like this that depending on your style of play or what your strengths out of the either the return or the return of serve is going to be the single biggest point of differentiation between who wins and loses the match for you would that be a- away. You might think about that. Yeah. I think that's that's pretty good. At least, you know. I'm just trying to get to the this. This very personal fact for me, right? When I was in my first five years of playing tennis. Like, we were practising all the shots or thought is practicing all the shots. And then sometime after playing tennis for five years starting to play tournaments and whatnot. I looked back and realized I've never practiced had a return serve. You know, my coaches just kind of said, well, you just returned kinda like that you stand back there and you hit back in. Then you go play. And were it was the worst part of my game by far and like that single shot cost me twenty percent of all the points played in a match routinely show show. I mean, it's it makes a huge difference. It's interesting when I think back to my own tennis journey and growing up in the top pros that were coming to preeminence in the game at that time and Agassi stood a pot because he was this first guy that I can really remember that focused on China said brought his game in a sense. And he was known for his retain of seven his aggressiveness on the return of serve. I mean, I think there's some people that still would consider him the greatest retainer in the history of this. I'm not sure that I would agree with that anymore. But certainly at the time he was the guy that I can remember that distinctive and known for his return to save and I chose. I was just gonna say to me that shows how much the focus has shifted in the sense because I didn't practice to say when I was young so much. It wasn't really something that coaches really focused on that much. Yeah. It's good to hear that. Because sometimes I just thought like that. I got the short end of the stick there. But the thing that really stands out to me about Andre is that he seemed to be one of those characters in history that marks. A significant change, but like a generational shift or an evolution in the game. Did I think before Andre we sort of thought like, yeah, you know, maybe you can attack the second serve maybe run around at you hit a forehand or or or something like that? But there wasn't anyone that stood out matching and match out where you were afraid to hit second serves to the guy because he was going to try and hurt you off of both sides. You know, now there's a lot of guys in the game like that..
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"Use tennis to help teach responsibility and life lessons, right? Like, we try to make sure that the young players are thinking critically and trying to look to the future anticipate challenges that might come up and and mentally prepare themselves for how they're gonna handle those challenges, you know, gripping Iraq. It sounds like we'll obviously have to my rackets before you know, the match, but it sounds like the most like boring routine thing, but. Ask yourself, right? Like, are you really doing this with intention? And are you really doing it the way that you think you should be doing it? Yes. It's like showing up for your match and warming up, and then I'm going to regret right before I play, you know, there's just an element of now you're trying to acquit and maybe already sweaty. It's just too if it's -able just do it ahead of time. There's no no reason to leave stuff like that too low second. How about that? You got anything else to educ? Yeah. I mean, I've still got plenty of stuff. That's in my bag. Okay. Well, let's let's hear it. I have a little bag inside for soft tissue tools. So I travel with a peanut like a little stick. You might want to explain what checks talking about an actual physical peanut here. No, I tell you what the peanut, you know, like, the kind you eat now a peanut is to across balls that are taped together and shape of what would be an over sized peanut. And that's roll away so easily. Yeah. Yeah. You can use them to kind of hold onto tissue. So it's like having outside pair of hands. If you wanna work on some of your stuff. So part of match preparation is going to be preparing your body and part of that is going to be opening up some of yourself tissue, and and maybe working out some kinks and stuff and. You and I both know that that would require probably lots of podcasts. Yes. Let's today. Yeah. We're not. We're not into that. But the point is that there's definitely an internal bag dedicated to the things that I like to have for that preparation in all my players have that as well. Well, so we have. I have another internal bag that contains what I think of as my warm up a quick -ment, which is bands some care beers slings or runners or actually it's actually I use like a piece of climbing equipment. That's basically a loop that I can loop around things in order to use my bands in case. There's like a weird court construction wherever we are because we play on different courts all the time. Also have one of those gyroscopic forearm exercise Spinney tools to warm up the risks. And the form is that the nickname for the spin it'll. Yeah. Gyroscopic forms Benito the technical name for it. There's a couple of different competing different competing companies now. So I'm not giving shout out to anyone. One of the I mean for me, probably the most important thing is my hoodie. Always have I always have a hoodie in the bag. I don't know why. That's so important to me. But it is. And this is an example, kind of rough water bottles. You're you might have something that is coming to you or help set state view or the absence of which we call you anti-icty, if you have something like that again pack it ahead of time. And know without any doubt that you have that thing in your bag on that. You're ready to use it or no that is that. Yeah. It's like if there's like, a rain delay, or if the temperature changes or for at some place with the air conditioning, like really really intense inside. And it just don't really like being cold when I'm all sweaty. So it's. I guess it's upsetting for me. And it's funny because I mean, I know that it's not like it's not like these things are surprises to you. But the truth is like if I'm stuck in that environment. And I don't have the thing that makes them comfortable, then I'm not going to be the same. As if I do have the thing that makes me comfortable on settling. And then if you're on federal you probably not gonna place. Well..
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"I'm wearing the clothes that I'm gonna play matching I wouldn't need to pack clothing in my tennis bag, and that's a fair question. But the reality is things go wrong and things always go, according to plan at so what what we want to do we pack for for tennis match is prepare for the reasonable unexpected events that might occur. So I'm not going to pack a snake bite kit in my tennis bag because the odds of me getting bitten by a snake in the middle of tennis match. I'd like to think pretty low that would not be reasonable thing to pack in there. But if we talk about clothing, Australian, well, I was gonna say, maybe he live in Arizona. But. Astray Leah to I guess, so if you think about the types of clothing items that you might pack in your bag a lot of people will pack an extra shut. And if it's sweaty, you know, it's very hot and humid out change shirts. Maybe at the end of the first set, and I think that's a great starting point. But if you think about that situation, I would say if you're looking at bashes resets matches that one you should always packed two extra shits at a minimum. Because maybe you want to change it at the end of every set. And if it goes three sets, you're going to need that extra shed anywhere. But maybe something unexpected happens. Like you spill water on your phone Gatorade on yourself. And over sudden. Now, you're shuts and stuff that you don't wanna be playing and what's playing be. You're gonna play without showed on a lot of places that will get you disqualified. So there's a reason to have one shirt beyond what you would expect to actually use your match in your bag right along the same lines, and Jake you can talk about this one extra socks. I usually bring lots of exercise. I actually go full. I don't know if you know this, but I go full two extra outfits. And usually I go. Like an out and one outfit would be two pairs of socks per outfit. So you're one pair socks, and you've three bucks in your bag. Nope. I'm wearing one pair, and I'll have four in my bag. Oh, okay. Yeah. Yeah. I, you know, it's it's one of those things where like if you get a blister, and you need to change things, or if you step in a puddle, or if it's you know, I played a lot of tennis in central Florida where it can just be oppressively, humid. If. If sloshing around and wet socks is going to be a problem for you. Then there's just no substitute for being able to change them. And on that note, people wet socks are going to be the primary suspect when it comes to blisters wet socks rubbing on your flash, which your socks get wet relatively quickly. If it's relatively hot where you're playing that's going to cause blisters. And typically, I'm going to assume that your shoes you somewhat decently. Is you're going to be playing a match in them. And so I would say that if you're going to get a blistering match, you've gotta look at your socks, first and foremost that if you are the type of it gets often, you should be changing socks at the end of every set not just shuts. Yeah. And the other thing that we deal with that. Actually, I have my guys on the tour which might be a little bit overkill for some people. But it's something I've been doing for a long time because of the environment's been playing is a second set of shoes because if you really really sweating through or if you're just kinda dripping down your legs than your shoes get too wet. And in the socks isn't gonna be good enough because I basically putting them into a pool. Absolutely. And so I if you are not in a situation where you're tennis bag is big enough to fit in all of this stuff or you are interested or you don't have the means to carry two tennis shoes because I get it. Choose can be pricey just keep this as a guideline and a way to get this conversation. Started with yourself about you know, how you pack your tennis bag before matches on the shoes front. One thing. I'm just gonna point out real quick to when it comes to being prepared. So people get a brand new pair of tennis shoes. And the first wear them is to play a match, and that's not a good idea..
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"Everybody. My name's Glen hill. And I'm Jacob Mayer. Welcome to another technical tennis podcast. And today, we're gonna talk about something that on the surface might seem a little more mundane than some of the other topics that we discuss on the podcast, which is namely, how to pack your bag for tennis match tennis bag specifically. Yeah. I mean, this is really what is this really about me? Why are we going to dedicate a whole podcast to packing your tennis back? That's a good question. Jake. So there's a way in which we have to understand that nothing that we do exist vacuum. And so the way that we prepare for matches. He's going to impact the way that we play matches and inevitably packing. Your bag is a pot of your preparation for matches. Because if you go to compete, and you don't have everything that you need or things set up the way that you need them to be then that is going to not just impact your ability to do things because you don't have something. It's also going to impact your emotional state. I'm not sure how to talk about this. But I see it all the time where somebody gets flustered because they've forgotten something that they just feel like having on that day or some. Unexpected conditions come up, and they're just not prepared for and then they get uncomfortable. And then it becomes a little emotional like thorn in their side that almost gives them an excuse if things go poorly. Absolutely, absolutely. So I think you all can see this when you watch professional players plant because very rare that they will go out in the court and not have what they need. And when they do out in the court and have what they need the professionalize it. You're seeing on television have people that go and get it for them before their matches urva. But what you can see is people get very upset about a small thing. That happens, you know, dispute overlying call or some other incident allowed in the stands and next thing you NAR, they're still throwing a little bit of attention about fifteen muttering under that brass giving docks. The empire twenty thirty minutes later. They're still upset about this thing that happened because it it was emotionally upsetting and have carried that forward. And so for. Recreational players competitive players. You don't have people to run off in the middle of the match and get things for them. Not having something that you need can be one of those little spots that light a kind of a fire of on settlement and caused you to play distracted tennis. Yeah. I mean, can you imagine Rafa showing up to a match and not having his water bottles? Right. I mean, it's on it's absolutely unthinkable. It's comical when you like just imagine him doing little organization thing with all his water bottles. Like, what have you just didn't have them like? But I mean, literally he wouldn't start a match. He would just be like, no we have to. Yeah. Absolutely. In which I would even even happen in the first place. But so now that we've touched at least briefly on why it's important. Let's let's heat down to the nitty gritty of what sort of things should we pack and understand folks as you're listening in that your bag, and what you put in your tennis back may look a little bit different from. We're not going to give you a prescriptive list. We are certainly going to give suggestions and some ideas of things that may or may not be useful for us specifically. But certainly we can stop the prices of thinking a little bit more deeply about the kinds of things that you keep in your bag and the kinds of emergencies that you're prepared for. I wanna start with a recent story from the tour. Okay. First thing that I put in my bag. I learned from a young player that has just recently broke into the top fifty and another player was telling me about what a great job there. Coach has done with them. And I thought oh, man. Yeah. I mean, this guy's top fifty in the world. Now. Coach must be really good wonder what he's doing. You know, what the other player said do not? He's like man he's doing so. Well, now the guy shows up with his bag and like he even brings his shoes. Before he show to practice sometimes..
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"They everybody. My name is going hill. And I'm Jacob Mayer. Welcome to the technical tennis podcast, and it's a really international edition today. I'm recording from a bungalow and Costa Rica in between surfing's, Asians, I'm recording from somewhere in Greater London. A couple of miles from Roehampton the site of Wimbledon qualification tournament just a heads up to everybody. Jake's recently, become a first time father. So if he happens to start speaking incoherently or falls asleep in the middle of the podcast, probably because he's a little sleep-deprived. I'm gonna make laws of predictions. I think for the next couple of weeks, and then all of them that are wrong. I'm gonna completely blame on sleep deprivation. Well, we're not really going to be doing in today's episode because where we're gonna talk about excitement levels, and how they impact the way that you play tennis and probably if we're. Going to do that. We should start out by talking a little bit about what excitement levels are are. We referring to like when my newborn baby just starts screaming like for no particular reason. Well, that would be. Yeah. That would be a level of excitement level. Okay. So that is so so if we if we think about. People in their average stay. People generally normal normal people don't walk around in a state of excitement. Right. I mean, we're pretty calm. And if you think about like on a scale of one to ten like zero would be you asleep. I mean, you're you're you're in a very low excitement state when you're asleep or maybe like deep meditation and ten would be like, I am literally scared for my life. You know? Petrified or complete not a mind bending rage. Like an emotional excitement state. That's the absolute extreme you're talking about jumping full sweat like full flight or flight response. Like your body is as activated as possibly could be would be attend. Yes. Exactly. And obviously, we hopefully, I hope for your sake people that you very rarely hit attained because that's just not a great place to be generally speaking. But what we do is exist at various emotional states, excitement states throughout the day and in different circumstances. And most of the time when we when we have a change in our state, it's because of a reaction to an external stimulus in some form. And what happens when we play tennis matches is that we will typically go through a range of excitement states German tennis match, and this is one area where I think that most players don't really do a good job of managing their excitement state. And I think more importantly understanding at what excitement state they have their peak performance and how they can go about creating that desired excitement state for them to play their best tennis in a way that they have control over the process. Yeah. So I want to start this conversation off for me personally. Raising my hand and saying that despite studying this stuff even formally in graduate school. This is one of the things that I think I was most terrible at when I was competing. Like, yeah. It's it's really hot especially because nobody talks about it. It's really I think in on address area. And I think maybe just a little context on this really quickly. So maybe a people made that connection yet. I mean, imagine if you go out and try to play tennis and a state of complete and total rage, right? Where you're just so angry. You can't even form cohesive thought, and you probably not gonna play very well. Or the flip side of that is if you go out and play in a state of complete and total detachment and lassitude like where you're just hop asleep on the court, you're probably not going to play very well there..