ТОП 10 в теннисе
- Roger Federer (11,350)
- Novak Djokovic (8,310)
- Rafael Nadal (7,440)
- Andy Murray (7,255)
- Juan Martin Del Potro (6,275)
- Nikolay Davydenko (5,290)
- Robin Soderling (3,905)
- Andy Roddick (3,720)
- Marin Cilic (2,970)
- Fernando Gonzalez (2,925)
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I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.
"Невозможно - это всего лишь громкое слово, за которое прячутся маленькие люди. Им проще жить в привычном мире, чем найти в себе силы его изменить. Невозможно - это не факт. Это только мнение. Невозможно - это не приговор. Это вызов! Невозможно - это шанс проверить себя. Невозможно - это не навсегда. НЕВОЗМОЖНОЕ ВОЗМОЖНО!!!
****"Don't get too excited when I am winning, and don't get too depressed when I am losing. Just keep it cool." Monaco 2004
From Russia with (tennis) love
Boris Yeltsin helped his country become a tennis superpower
By Paul Bauman - Bee Staff Writer
Last Updated 12:27 am PDT Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Story appeared in SPORTS section, Page C3
Professional tennis lost one of its most influential figures when former Russian President Boris Yeltsin died Monday at 76.
Yeltsin was a fanatic of the sport and one reason Russia, with little tradition in the game under communism, has become the top tennis nation in the world as a democracy.
Folsom resident Dmitry Tursunov, a Moscow native and the 23rd-ranked male tennis player in the world, said Yeltsin played a big role in Russia's success.
"Yeltsin was watching over tennis because he enjoyed it," Tursunov, a Russian citizen and key member of last year's Davis Cup championship team, recently told The Bee. "Anybody who wanted to get close to him also had to play tennis. Some people around him who didn't play carried rackets anyway.
"He pushed for more courts. Tennis became a cool thing to do. A lot of rich people started to play and sponsor players."
How big was Yeltsin's influence? Consider:
• Russia currently has more players ranked among the top 100 men and top 100 women -- 25 total -- than any other country. Next are the United States and France with 21 each.
• Russia won the Davis Cup, the men's international team competition in 2002 and 2006, and the Fed Cup, the women's counterpart, in 2004 and 2005.
• Russian women won three of the four Grand Slam singles titles in 2004: Anastasia Myskina in the French Open, Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the U.S. Open. Also, Sharapova won last year's U.S. Open.
• Russian men Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov each have won two Grand Slam singles titles. (Kafelnikov retired at the end of 2003.)
• Sharapova, Safin and Kafelnikov all have been ranked No. 1.
Although Tursunov didn't realize it at the time, Yeltsin attended the first two sets of the unseeded player's four-set victory over Safin, seeded 19th, in the first round at Wimbledon in 2004.
Tursunov, however, said he met Yeltsin on several other occasions.
"I used to train at a club where he practiced. When I was 8 or 9, I gave him a little present -- a tennis ball with a wire. I made it to look like him. He wasn't president at the time but high up," Tursunov, who moved from Moscow to Los Altos in the Bay Area when he was 12 and later to Roseville, recalled in January.
"I also met him at the Davis Cup semifinals and final (both in Moscow) last year. Before the final, the team had dinner at his summer home. He watches every match in Russia."
At the dinner, "I let him do most of the talking because he's older," Tursunov said. "He's very funny, always joking around.
"He has a dry sense of humor. He was telling his wife he was going to divorce her because the Russian dumplings were overcooked. At first, you're going, 'What the hell is going on?' Then you see he had a little smile."
Ниче не читала,поэтому не знаю,правильно или нет сюда это запихала))
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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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