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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2007-05-20 14:48:54
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Monday, May 29, 2006

Okay guys, here I am again as promised. I like to keep my word, so let's start blog number two with what I did yesterday and then I'll talk about what I did today.

Yesterday I woke up around 10 and had a quiet breakfast downstairs in the hotel. I would love to say which hotel I am staying at because they treat me and all my team very well, but I don't want to create a fuss. Then I took the official Roland Garros transportation, who kindly pick us up at the hotel, to the site. I arrived about 11.
I scheduled two practices yesterday. The first one was at noon with Ferrero and the second one was with Berdych. I also wanted to see the Formula One from Monte-Carlo so I rushed off after practice to the locker room, where there are a lot of TV screens that show us every court and also sports on other channels. Monte-Carlo is one of the most exciting Grand Prix so I was very interested to watch it. I took a little break from the locker room to have some lunch with Moya and his coach Joan Bosch. But luckily we could also watch the race in the player restaurant.

I went back to the hotel pretty early. Whenever I have a match the following day I try to get to the hotel a little earlier. At the hotel I played on my PlayStation for about an hour and a half. You might ask, which game? I have to say that I used to play a lot of football but lately I am pretty much hooked on the F1 game. I also played a little bit of the spy game. Then I had the normal massage in the room before going out to dinner at a nearby pizzeria with Carlos Costa (my manager), my uncle Toni and my physical therapist Juanan. I went to bed pretty early.

Today I woke up at 10 and I have to say that I was a little nervous because the tournament was starting and the record was on the table. I watched a bit of TV that I never normally do in the mornings. I was thinking about the record to tell you the truth so that made me be more nervous. But I think that is a good thing. I went to the site and I had a hit with Felciano Lopez. He is one of my best friends and I call him 'Fidgiano'. I will tell the story behind the name another time.

So I had a hit with Fidgiano, who by the way lost today, which doesn't make me happy. We call this warming up, because on the day of a match the hit is not a normal practice. If it's the day before you will try some different things, but not on the day of a match.

Then I have to wait for my match. So what do I do? I like to get to the locker room early and in there I am jumping around, moving and getting my racquets ready. I tend not to go out of the locker room much when I have gone in. Oops, I forgot to mention that I had lunch again with Moya, Carlos, Nalbandian and Vitto. Who is Vitto? He is a guy who has worked for the ATP for 25 years. He is a Tour Manager. He is someone I like very much.

In the locker room, as the match gets closer, the more nervous I get. But once the match starts I feel good. Today was a kind of ugly day for tennis. It was very windy and cold, so it wasn't pleasant for players or the public. As I have said, I did have the record in mind and it was great when the match was finished to have beaten it of such a great player like Vilas.

I know the ATP and the tournament were involved in making a trophy showing the composition of a clay court. Vilas presented it to me and I think also the man next to him is the president of the French federation who handed it to me in front of all the photographers and the crowd that was still there. Very courageous of them since as I say it was pretty cold today. I have to thank them for coming to watch us, really. So it was an exciting moment.

Walking off the court Alex Corretja, who now works for TVE during broadcastings of certain events, made a little interview with me. I hope those of you who live in Spain got to see it on TVE. Then after a quick shower I went to do the post-match press conference and here I am writing this blog for you before I go to dinner with my team. I will have something a little stronger tonight, probably meat.

See you tomorrow!

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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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