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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2007-05-20 13:03:49
Blueberry написал(а):

Monday, June 5, 2006
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Hi everyone,

Well, I start each post telling you what time I get picked up to go to the site and the same old thing... Well... why should I change today? I went to the site at 10 today. Let me explain to you guys a few things. Why do we get picked up at 10 when I am scheduled second match in the afternoon? The answer is that if you are playing second you need to be on site when the first match starts because in the Order of Play it says that your match 'follows' the first match. That means if something unexpected happens you have to be ready to go and play and if you're not there they can disqualify you. That's important to know, as you will see later.

So, today I had my normal warm-up hit. Here comes another question. With less players still at the tournament in the second week, who do you hit with? Right now there are way less players, but there are still a lot of juniors here, so today I hit with a Spanish junior. I was a junior not long ago...

After my warm-up hit I went upstairs for a light lunch of pasta and salad and to my surprise the first match between Beto Martin and Benneteau ended in the first set when Beto Martin had to retire, as you know. There I am panicking again, rushing to the locker room as we only have 30 minutes to get ready and go on court, and I was still having lunch! I should have been in the locker room waiting but I thought, everyone thought, the match would be longer.
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Before I go on I want to say that I was sad to see what happened to Beto because he is one of the nicest guys on the tour and I like him a lot. I think it was his first time in the second week of a Grand Slam so it was a good opportunity for him to reach the quarterfinals which I am sure it was very important for him. I hope he is okay and that he recovers soon. I know he is going to get some medical exams done so I hope he is well soon.

Interview with Alex CorretjaI won't go into my match because you can read about that in the paper or the internet. But there was an unusual incident with a ballboy during the match. The poor boy got hit by the ball and I can tell you those balls can hurt. We were playing and I could see him bleeding so I had to stop the match, I talked to the umpire and suggested they get him out of the court. I hope he is doing okay. Most of the players have probably all been ballboys at one point, so we feel for them.
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I'm attaching a picture of myself at the end of the match talking to Alex Corretja, who is always there after my matches. And right after walking off the court there is a wall running along the stairs were all the players who played on center court sign. I signed it two days ago and again today. I don't know why I signed it twice, but anyway... Here is the picture above.

Saying hi to the ITF teamI went to the locker room. I was tired and it was a good match. The first set was the best set I played in the tournament so far. . I was hitting the ball clean and I was with a lot of confidence. I was happy with that. Then I went to the press conference but I won't bore you with that. After the press conference I took the chance to say hi to the ITF communications people. You can see a picture of that. There are a lot of people working for the tournament and tennis that make the tennis world move. I want to thank all of them. Posting pictures is a way to recognize their work.

I am doing the blog now that I am back from the site. I got back early which is good since at this stage of the tournament it's good to get more rest than normal and to get ready for my next match in two days.

Tomorrow will be a very light schedule so I will let you know about other things. Will let you know more.

Rafa

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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.

2007-05-20 13:05:30
Blueberry написал(а):

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Hi everyone again,
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It's now a lot of days that I've been writing, no?

Well, let me start by saying that yesterday I fell asleep pretty late. I was very tired and I could not sleep. I don't know why, maybe because of the match with Hewitt but it is true that when I am very tired I have trouble falling asleep. I don't remember what time it was, but I was pretty tired. That means I woke up pretty late. I hope I'm not offending anyone by saying that I woke up at 12.45. I hope people understand that's its tough when you run so much and you need to get your rest.

But before going into today let me tell you about last night. I had dinner with my team and Emilio Sanchez. Why am I talking about Emilio? Because it was at dinner than I arranged, I should say we arranged, to practice together today. I don't remember seeing much of Emilio on TV when he was playing because as some of you know I didn't watch a lot of tennis on TV when I was a little kid. I remember seeing Emilio from time to time, but not much.

Emilio is here at Roland Garros playing the seniors event and he is the Spanish Davis Cup captain. I enjoyed the practice because I was able to practice a lot of shots, particularly my offensive game rather than my defensive game.

Off the court I was taken to do a live interview for French television with another former player, Cedric Pioline. I remember seeing Cedric play a little more than Emilio because he has only recently retired.

That has been about it today. I am feeling a little tired, but that is normal. I've played a lot of matches and it's been a week and a half in Paris as I arrived here the Thursday before the tournament. But I will be ready to play tomorrow and I know it will be a difficult match against Djokovic. Unless you follow tennis you may not have heard a lot about him but he is a very dangerous player with a big game and he will have nothing to lose. He's only 19, so it's a rare time that I will be playing someone younger than me.

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My first meeting with Bjorn Borg at the Bastad tournament last yearI had a very early dinner tonight and now I'm ready to go to bed. I hope I can fall asleep quickly as I have an early wake-up call. I am playing at noon.

I also want to take the opportunity to say happy birthday to Bjorn Borg, who turned 50 today. I met him for the first time last year in Sweden (see photo) during the Bastad tournament and we had a little chat. And he sent me a message when I equaled his number of clay court matches won in a row in Barcelona. So happy birthday, Bjorn!

Rafa

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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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