Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

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2008-06-06 13:35:36
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Dmitry Tursunov: Seriously Funny Part 2

Those painful periods, says Tursunov, cost "time and money" but his persistence was eventually rewarded with a breakthrough season in 2006, when he defeated Tomas Berdych to win his first career title in Mumbai. Recording a career high ranking of number. 20 in October that year. Tursunov has since added three titles to his record, including the Medibank in Sydney.

Believing that faster surfaces will provide his best chance to achieve major success, Tursunov will be eagerly eyeing his opportunities at Wimbledon later this month, which has provided both the biggest highs and lows of his Grand Slam career.

Tursunov achieved personal best results in reaching 4R in both 2004 and 2005 but was propelled into the headlines for the wrong reasons during a five set loss to Jarkko Nieminen in 2004. Dropping serve to give his opponent an 8-7 advantage in the fifth set, the frustrated hit a ball that flew towards chair umpire Fergus Murphy. Tursunov was given a point penalty and after surrendering both the game and the match commented. "If the guy's an idiot, the guy's an idiot. I'm gonna let him know that I feel that."

That assessment earned him a US $7500 fine, but Tursunov insisted he had no regrets for making it (pointedly Murphy was never scheduled to officiate a Tursunov match again). At the same time he has learned to channel his power more positively, one of his proudest achievements is being part of Russia's winning Davis Cup teams in 2006.

"It's not just a personal achievement, it's an achievement with the rest of your team- mates when you're part of something," Tursunov says. "At the end of the day you don't want to look back and say 'OK, I've done this for myself, that for myself, everything's for myself..... basically it means a lot more when you're part of something."

Tursunov laments that with six Russian men inside the top 100 and even greater representation among the WTA Tour, the success of the country's players can be taken for granted. "It's losing interest a little bit.... it's almost become routine. There's not that many fans coming out to the matches and the very few that are coming out are very dedicated, so I'm not sure if winning for us is all that great."

At the same time however, Tursunov can thank Davis Cup for helping him re-establish his Russian identity. While his accent is unmistakably American, he's also delighting in the opportunity to get to know his countrymen. " I think with some Russian guys I hang out a little bit more but that's been recent because we've hung out at Davis Cup," he says. "That was kind of just basically a thirst for Russian culture, because for a very long time I haven't really been speaking Russian, I've read some books, but that was it".

Tursunov concedes that the demands of the tour means he still spends little time with his family but relationships are steadily improving, especially with Dad, Igor, who left his position as an engineer at the Institute of Nuclear Research in Moscow to run a tennis coaching and inventory business some years ago. "My Dad was a bit more easy going in that he was more interested in my tennis and he was just very, very, tennis orientated. So for him, there was some sort of common ground, a common topic to discuss with him."

Just like his game, Tursunov's personality is a work in progress, which in many ways makes his behind the scenes blogs as intriguing as they are funny. "I think my blog really helped a lot of players to relax with the media and it was kind of like the first stepping stone for a lot of players where they realised that it's O.K for them to be themselves and be a little more relaxed, which is good because as a result, the fans started to see a little more of the personalities."

It's a comment that reveals a key quality to this highly complex Russian. He might come across as the crazy guy who rarely thinks beyond his next off the cuff remark, but being funny is actually a serious business.

Fastfacts
Dennis works with his father
Svetlana ( Mum) works as an accountant

Interests; Electronic and dance music, sports cars, knitting ( allegedly) and collecting walnut shells.

Did you know? Tursunov, who excelled at school, has a natural talent for drawing and once dreamed of becoming an architect.

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Осень опять надевается с рукавов,
Электризует волосы - ворот узок.
Мальчик мой, я надеюсь, что ты здоров
И бережёшься слишком больших нагрузок.
Мир кладёт тебе в книги душистых слов,
А в динамики - новых музык.
Город после лета стоит худым,
Зябким, как в семь утра после вечеринки.
Ничего не движется, даже дым.
Только птицы под небом плавают, как чаинки,
И прохожий смеется паром, уже седым.

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