Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

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  • 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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2009-02-19 14:22:09
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Tursunov: I only beat Tim because he was old

Dmitry Tursunov was once the bane of Tim Henman's life, beating him at three Grand Slams in less than a year. The Russian has since reached the world's top 20, won five ATP titles and developped quite a sense of humour along the way...

WARNING: This man is joking a lot. He does not really hate the Queen...

On why he enjoyed his success against Tim Henman and other Brits: You guys are so uptight all the time, you always talk with your mouth closed and the British accent drives me insane. Not really, I’m just kidding around. I caught Tim towards the end of his career, so it’s a good time to catch people. Anybody who’s gonna catch Roger when he’s 50 and is coming out with a walking stick on the court is going to be in the same position. I wouldn’t say it would have been the same result if I was playing Tim when he was playing incredibly, getting to the semi-finals of Wimbledon every year.

On losing his Russian accent when he moved to the US: I had some KGB training with the Cold War and everything, so I was trained from an early age and so, by five, I already had a Californian accent dude. Actually, I was picked on at a school in California, so I was trying to get rid of it as much as I could. I worked on it and when I got rid of it, someone said to me that girls actually like accents.

On tennis players being sex symbols: I don’t know what kind of sex symbol I am. I’ve been celibate for a couple of years. So if anyone would like to donate to Dmitry Tursunov’s celibacy fund… I’ll donate half the money to Trojan (US condom manufacturer) or something.

On his injury-hit career: I’m not going to say I’ve had the worst time because a lot of players get injuries but it’s not a good thing and I’ve had to skip quite a bit of time. After I turned pro, I spent a year and a half struggling, trying to get up to ATP level. With the schedule, there are a lot of injuries and I think it’s important to try to prevent them rather than try to just fix them. I’m not going to blame my ranking on my injuries. It’s a lot easier in some team sports because you have a team doctor, a team mum, physios – it’s a lot easier not to get injured and a team of doctors can react a lot easier to injury.

On quitting his ATP blog, which was renowned for its wackiness: I’ve had a few things I could have put up but I’m trying to concentrate a little bit more on the tennis. It wasn’t incredibly time-consuming but a lot of times you get back and you just wanna lie around, pick your nose and watch a movie instead of writing something. Some people said it was stupid, some people said it was funny. I used to pay attention to comments but I don’t anymore. The older you get, you realise you can’t please everyone. But I don’t think it was harming tennis, so anything that’s not harming it, is probably positive.

On going into comedy once he hangs up his racket: I might have to try that to earn a little side money. Maybe I’ll start rapping like Vince Spadea. The longer you travel, the more you start losing your marbles. I might start doing something crazy.

On where he'll live once his career is over: I spend just as much time in Russia now as I do in the States. Even though I’m residing in the States, I’m only there three or four weeks a year. I’m not sure where I will end up. I enjoy Europe actually. I went to the States to train so it’s not like I voluntarily left Europe, wanted to be like Chuck Norris and eat Nik Naks. The decision was a career move. I would love to end up in a position financially where I can afford a place in Europe and the States and go back and forth whenever I feel like it.

On his hopes for this year: I’m going to try not to get defaulted from a tournament this year. It seems I incur quite a few fines in Britain, which doesn’t add to the glamour of being too proper and having an old lady for a ruler and having people in muffy hats. I’m joking! It’s depressing for me to see the beginning of the year because I was trying to be more serious about my tennis but my results have been the opposite of my initial mindset. I’d love for that to turn around. That’s the only thing that counts in my life.

Dubai in doubt?
The UAE'S lamentable decision to deny Israeli Shahar Peer a visa for the Dubai Tennis Championships for political reasons could have equally serious repercussions for the tournament. The WTA has said it 'will review appropriate future actions with regard to the future of the Dubai tournament. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour believes very strongly, and has a clear rule and policy, that no host country should deny a player the right to compete at a tournament for which she has qualified by ranking.'

Whether or not the tournament is scratched from the calendar in future years remains to be seen. I imagine the best solution for all parties is if Peer is invited into the UAE next year. Money talks after all.


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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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