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 14:51:04
Blueberry написал(а):

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hi everyone.

Here I am on my third blog. Sorry, but it will be a short one today. Nothing much happens on a day like this when you have two days before your next match. The first thing I have to say is that it's not normal to be like this. Normally we have only one day rest in between matches at a Grand Slam but with the new Sunday start at Roland Garros I played my first match Monday and my next match is Thursday. Not good for the rhythm but nothing we can do about it.
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So, I woke up not too late and did the normal thing of breakfast downstairs and then I went to the site to practice. With two days before my next match that means you practice different things and your physical strengths. I got my massage and stretching and then went back to the hotel pretty early because I wanted to take advantage of the day in between matches and go for a walk around the Champs Elysees.

Most of you have probably read somewhere at interviews that came out before this tournament that Paris is one of my favorite cities and every time I come here I want to take the opportunity to walk around during the day. This has not been the usual thing since I did not have much time on my previous visits. So I went with Carlos Costa, who you all know is my manager, and we went to FNAC - a place where you buy electronics, music and videos. I didn't end up buying anything, just had a look around. Then we went to have an ice cream in the Champs Elysees and had a look around at those beautiful buildings. It is amazing actually. I remember I came to Paris some years ago with my family and I already liked it a lot although I was very young. We also went that time to EuroDisney. You must understand that now it is very different for me and I have no time to really do tourism. This is something that people ask me a lot, if I have time to enjoy the cities I visit. Definitely not at a tournament like this but we do have some time to see something.
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Mats and me in the locker room last year So that has been my day. I haven't done much, to tell the truth. Sorry, I forgot. I did something at the hotel today. I did a TV interview with Mats Wilander for Eurosport. He asked me about many things including the blog and how I was doing it. I told him how I did it and that I am enjoying it. I know Mats is a good friend of Carlos Costa and they play on the senior tour together from time to time. But Carlos doesn't want me to talk about him, so you guys don't say anything to him! Mats also asked me about my game and being back in Paris. As you know he won Roland Garros the first time he played in the main draw. I remember being with him in the locker room when I won the tournament last year. He was in there waiting for me to congratulate me and I appreciated that a lot. Guga Kuerten was also there since he'd stayed in Paris to practice. The three of us had our photo taken together. I'll try to find it and post it here, maybe tomorrow.

But back to the blog... I have been reading that you have been making some very nice comments about the blog in chat rooms. All the feedback has been positive, which is nice. But come on, tell me what I could do better so I can improve! Some of you have mentioned that you want gossip. I'm not saying gossip is a bad thing, but I don't want it coming from me because I don't want to get into trouble with the guys in the locker room and I also think that that's not me. I don't like to gossip. I hope that's good for you.

Tomorrow is a day before a match so it will be different to today. I will come back to you and let you know.

Take care you all.

Rafa

Remember to visit by home page www.rafaelnadal.com

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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 14:52:03
Blueberry написал(а):

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

So here we are again. Hi to everyone. I hope you're not getting too bored with my blog.

The day started the same as yesterday: breakfast downstairs in the hotel. By the way, I found out that it cost 25 Euros. That's very expensive. Transportation picked us up and we went to the club ar 11.30.
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As I arrived I went as usual to the ATP office. I said hi to Giorgio, who is a tour manager and a guy I like a lot. He gives all the players very good advice and understands how tennis works. Giorgio showed me the final blog on the ATP web site. As you can imagine I do it in Spanish but it is nice to see what it looks like in English on the web. They are doing a good job with it! I also said hi to Stephanie, who works for Player Relations in the ATP office in Monte Carlo.

Then I went to warm up on an exercise bike to get the muscles warm before my practice. At Roland Garros the locker room is very spacious and there is a special place to warm up. Not every tournament has facilities like these. Before practice I watched a little of Moya's match on TV in the locker room. After telling you about all the TVs the other day I decided to count them - there are 18! That covers all the courts and other things that are happening on TV.

Although Roland Garros has a lot of courts, we still have to practice off site because at this stage of the tournament there are still so many matches being played. You've got big draws for the men and the women, doubles and then the mixed doubles will start soon. It's not so convenient to have to go off site but at least the club is pretty close.

I practiced today with Diego Hartfield, who you probably know lost to Federer in the first round. The reason I practiced with him is because he is not in the tournament anymore, so I feel that I can practice specifics in my game. I feel that I can ask him to throw me some more forehands or backhands, or take time to have more serves... whatever I feel I need. It's not so easy to ask your practice partner to do that if he is still in the tournament and working on his own game.

After practice it's customary for players to say to each other 'thanks a lot' and we both did that. Then we got transportation together back to the site. I saw the end of Moya's match and then waited for him to get his shower. Moya normally takes things slowly. When he was ready we had lunch with Fer Vicente and Marcos Gorriz, who is Alberto Martin's coach. You all know that I am good friends with Moya. He is a sharp and funny guy. But 'Fer' is one of the funniest players on tour. We had a laugh at lunch.

The player restaurant is really crowded at the beginning of the tournament. Even after four days you still have half of the men's and women's draws left and all the doubles players. And all the coaches and family members. I know some people complain that it can take some time to get something to eat but if you have a match coming up soon there are people from the tournament who can take you to get food immediately.

After lunch I went back to the locker room to watch how Roger was doing. I had a lot of fun with Moya in the locker room watching different matches. The locker room is also still very full at the moment, especially on a day like today with rain. You have players waiting for their matches to start and others who have come off the court and are waiting to go back on. The weather this year has been terrible.

Then I went back to the hotel. As I told you guys the other day I am hooked up with PlayStation and the Formula One game and I must admit that I played it again today. I know it may not be very educational or the best thing to be doing with my time, bit I am hooked.

There was nothing too original about my choice for dinner companions tonight... Toni and my physical therapist Juanan. We went to a pizzeria at the Champs Elysees close to the hotel where I had some pasta and pizza. When we were leaving the hotel for dinner I saw the TV crews coming back from the site. Alex Corretja and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario are working for TV this year. It made me think how good the players have got it. We come and go from the site as we please. But the media are there from before the first ball till after the last. It might seem like a fun and glamorous job to be part of the media but I'm sure it's not an easy one.

Rafa

Remember to visit by home page www.rafaelnadal.com

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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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