Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

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  • 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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Блог Маркоса Багдатиса из Мельбурна

2008-01-25 11:34:04
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Monday, January 14, 2008

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Welcome to my blog from the Australian Open!

I’ve been in Melbourne for over a week having enjoyed good preparation in Dubai for 10 days during the off-season, where I worked on my physical conditioning with my coach, the Cypriot Davis Cup captain Yannos Hadjigeorghiou, and at my first tournament of the year in Chennai. Despite losing in the first round [to Robin Haase], I managed to get a lot of match practice by reaching the doubles final with Marc Gicquel [l. to Ratiwatana-Ratiwatana].

The weather in Chennai was very humid and a lot harsher than it is in Melbourne, so the conditions here don’t worry me. I flew from Chennai via Singapore to get to Melbourne and am pleased to have gotten three matches under my belt against Top 10 players by reaching the Kooyong Classic exhibition final where I lost to Andy Roddick.

Going into my first round match against Thomas Johansson, I am in a confident mood. I’m ready for the challenge. Johansson is a very experienced player, so it will be important to find my rhythm quickly. I won’t take the match for granted. I have no idea how many supporters will come to watch the match, but I’m sure the atmosphere will be fantastic and they will push me all the way.

I’ve had some great experiences off the court during my time here, including an interview with 'Today Tonight' show, one of Australia’s biggest current affairs programs on Channel 7. It was very funny! I was interviewed in a car and at different places around Melbourne Park.
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I also played mixed doubles on a makeshift court high up at the nearby Melbourne Cricket Ground. I’m really afraid of heights, so I don’t think it helped me overcome my fear but certainly the tennis experience with Alicia Molik, Ana Ivanovic and last year’s Australian Open junior champion Brydan Klein will be one I’ll remember for a long time.

A group of us also visited a Greek restaurant on Russell Street right in the centre of Melbourne, which has been a regular haunt of mine on previous visits.

Wish me luck tomorrow!

Marcos

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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.

2008-01-25 11:34:55
Blueberry написал(а):

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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Welcome to day two of my blog. Today I played my first round match at the Australian Open on Vodafone Arena, which has a similar atmosphere to Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arenas. It’s really no different. I was driven to the stadium from the locker room in a golf buggy and missed any interaction with fans. I was very focused in the locker room and didn’t talk to any players. At the start of the season there is a lot of catching up and I often chat with Stanislas Wawrinka and a number of French players, but today I was quiet as it was essential to get off to a good start.

As the Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year players know that there are no easy matches, everybody wants to make an impression. No player knows what the other did during the off-season, what parts of their game they worked on and how it has affected their games plans. It is certainly a nervous period.

I practised a little bit in the morning and enjoyed the support I received from Greek and Cypriot fans during the match. Of course by playing Thomas Johansson, I had to contend not only with the former champion but also his Swedish fans, which made for a great atmosphere with plenty of noise and chanting.

It was a tricky match, made more difficult when I injured my left hamstring towards the end of the second set. I knew immediately that it was not a serious injury, but it certainly jolted my confidence – despite on-court treatment from a physio – and it wasn’t until the fourth set that I regained control of the match. I am very happy with the way I played during the four-set win and enjoyed the fact that my serve and my game in general stood up to Johansson’s game. I was well prepared, the tactics I used came off, and I look forward to the challenge ahead.

Afterwards, I immediately went to the locker room and received further treatment from a physio on my hamstring injury. My coach was happy with the way I played and said it was a good first round win where I seized momentum quickly.

As always the support I receive from the message fans leave me on my web site and from those who attend tournaments really helps and boosts my confidence: win or lose. I rang a few friends after the match to let them know how I got on and enjoyed a quiet night with room service in my hotel room.

Tomorrow I’ll get to practice more and talk to my coach about how I’ll tackle my next opponent Marat Safin, the 2005 winner, who has enjoyed great success in Melbourne. I’ll need to employ different tactics and will have to stay aggressive throughout in order to beat him. I can’t let him play his game, as he can overwhelm the very best when on form. I’m going to have to boss him.

Marcos

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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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