Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

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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2008-05-19 17:55:14
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

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Hello again! Welcome to my blog from the Hypo Group International in Pörtschach, Austria. It sure seems a long time since I last blogged from Beijing in September 2006.

I arrived in Pörtschach with my wife, Irina, and other family members on Saturday afternoon after a four-hour trip from Cologne. I first played at the tournament in 2002, when it was contested in St. Pölten, and have returned every year since because I like the atmosphere. The town is very small and quiet, the hotel is within walking distance from the stadium and it really provides perfect preparation for Roland Garros. I’ve also been lucky to pick up a couple of titles here!

My confidence has definitely been fuelled this year by big wins such as at Masters Series Miami in March, and it has been tremendous that Irina, my nephew Philip and brother and coach Eduard have been able to travel with me during the season. Philip is 15 years old and unfortunately lost in qualifying for the event on Saturday, but he has helped me prepare for many tournaments this year, icnluding Indian Wells, Miami and Estoril. This has also helped him get a sense of playing on the ATP circuit. It will stand him in good stead in future years.

Eduard and I practiced for 30 minutes on Saturday before rain spoiled our preparations. We trained again today for only 10 minutes outdoors before running for the indoor courts. After two hours we decided to try our hand at fishing – I was mucking around a little when I tried on my father’s glasses. I just wanted to see what I looked like. We didn’t have any luck and after one hour returned to the club for further practice. With variable conditions, particularly as this time of the year, it can dent your confidence if you play in windy or damp conditions. This week the aim is to win matches and arrive in Paris feeling good about my preparations.

Tonight I’ll take the family to an Austrian restaurant for dinner in the nearby town. It’s been raining so much since I have been here that I apologize for not writing a great deal about what I have been up to in this first blog.

Nikolay

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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.

В ролевой-Дмитрий Т.,Андрей Ч.,Анна Ч.,Новак Дж.,Настя М.,мама АнИ,Алена Б.,Доминика Ц.,Вика А.,Ксю,Крис А.,Флавия П.,Андрей П.

2008-05-20 12:57:14
Blueberry написал(а):

Monday, May 19, 2008

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I've been enjoying the spas at the tournament hotel here in Austria, but I must say they do things a lot differently than in Russia. Back at home they separate the men and women, but here not only do men and women take spas together, many of the hotel guests don't have anything on beneath their robes. Which all makes for some interesting sites. At times it's like watching the Playboy channel. Some of the guests don't like the idea of us wearing shorts, but I'm not ready to adopt all the local customs just yet!

Call me conservative, but I am just not ready to bare all at this point. As you can tell in this photograph (which shows Eduard, his wife, Philip and me) we all have something underneath, and that's the way it's going to stay! This foot spa is one of four or five spas we have to choose from. It's very relaxing.
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Today I won my first-round match and after that I did half an hour with my German fitness trainer Rolf Shaaf. It's a great situation because with Rolf (pictured left) I have a fitness trainer and physiotherapist - who can give massage - all rolled into one. We started working together last year and he is with me around the time of Grand Slams and Masters Series. He's a funny guy and also a good friend.

After that I had a rest and then practised for one hour with Eduard and Philip. So no time for fishing today

Nikolay

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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.

В ролевой-Дмитрий Т.,Андрей Ч.,Анна Ч.,Новак Дж.,Настя М.,мама АнИ,Алена Б.,Доминика Ц.,Вика А.,Ксю,Крис А.,Флавия П.,Андрей П.

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