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 13:06:49
Blueberry написал(а):

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Hi everyone again,

It's good to be back. Today will be a different post. I have been pretty busy all day, although the match has been the shortest one. I decided to take things very easy.
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I went back to the hotel after I had my press conference , TV interviews and radio, which was pretty long today but if I am lucky and keep winning I will be doing more and more media, that's okay with me.

I went back quickly to the hotel and to tell you the truth I had a little walk by the Champs Elysees with my manager Carlos. You all know I like to walk in this city even though a lot of people stop me in the street, which I enjoy. While I was walking I saw another player, Nicolas Lapentti, he had just finished a Challenger and had come back to Paris.

Tonight I went to dinner with my team. It was probably the first time that I had my full team with me: uncle Toni, Juanan, Carlos, a guy from Nike called Tuts and the doctor of the Spanish Federation, Cotrro, but we call him 'Mamelo' because he calls all the players on the team 'Mamelo.'

I know that some of you are interested in what I eat, so I will tell you. Tonight I had a huge entrecout with a lot of french fries and to drink I had cola. That was it. We went to a place where all they served was meat and french fries.

We were talking about lots of things that a guy of my age would talk about, especially football. As you know the World Cup is starting Friday and you all know I love football. We talked about which were the teams that could win, what could Spain do. I won't give away my secrets as I will be writing a column on the World Cup soon. We talked also about the matches we have been seeing and also about women's tennis. I heard Toni and Carlos talking about the semifinals, who will come from my people. I won't get into the tickets, they are handling that, but I know we will need more tickets than normal.

Oops, I forgot to say that I had a massage before dinner, but you know that is normal.

Next to us there was a table full of a big family from Argentina, maybe 2 or 3 families. The little boy with them had a t-shirt of FC Barcelona. They came to our table and we took pictures and autographs. One funny thing happened today. One guy came to the table to take a picture and I asked him if I took a picture with him yesterday. He said, "Yes, but I want a second picture."

We stepped out of the restaurant and there were some people outside so we took pictures and signed autographs. Then everyone started following us as we started walking back to the hotel. I guess they know me here.

We will see what happens tomorrow. The four semifinalists are doing a picture at 2.15 with national flags to promote the World Cup. I will practice at 2.15 and as you can imagine, I will take things very easy and get ready for the next day.

Oops, I also will do a TV interview with Alex Corretja at 1.15 pm for TVE. So for those of you who read the blog you may also get to see my interview with Alex on TVE.

PS: Thanks to all my fans that have been giving me presents during these past days. It is very nice of you. Today I got my last one but I also heard that my team got insulted without a reason. If you really respect and support me I would like you to understand and respect my team, since they do the best of the jobs. Thanks again.

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 13:08:34
Blueberry написал(а):

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Hi everyone again.

Getting close to another big day... semifinals are always a big day and in a big tournament like Roland Garros as you can imagine it's even bigger. Let me start by saying as usual what I did today.

I got to the site around 1.15 and I practiced after Federer on the same court, court number 4. Before I go into details about what I did today I want to say I was impressed by all the people at the practice court, not for me but all the other players practicing. It's great that tennis has so many people following.
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I went to practice and scheduled some media related activities as you get to see in the pictures. Before practice I did an interview with Spanish television on a set at the TV compound with Alex Corretja and his colleague interviewing me for Spain's main TV. The interview was good as Alex knows very well tennis and for me I am very comfortable to talk to him. Court 4 is right next to the TV compound so I could go straight from the interview to practice.

Some of you might ask how I go from the player lounge on one side of the site to the TV compound on the other side. You know what, I ran over there. I don't like being surrounded by security. Sometimes it is necessary but sometimes I feel it's better to go on your own and make a little run.

After that the ATP scheduled me to do a picture with the media and television. As you guys know the FIFA World Cup starts Friday and I did a photo with some footballs and my national flag and I was happy to do that. Oh, I forgot that I also took a photo for L'Equipe inside the locker room, so if someone buys the French newspaper tomorrow they will see that picture.
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Getting set for the World CupSo it was a pretty easy day. You might think that this guy only talks about things I've done and not what goes through my mind or any bad things that happen during the day. But that's just me, that's my style. I prefer to keep some of those moments to myself.

I had a very late lunch on site. I had a big, big dish of pasta with salmon. When I say 'big' I mean really, really big. At lunch I also had a chance to see on the computer the feature ESPN did for Roland Garros. I have to say they did a good job, so congrats guys.

Anyway I went back to the hotel, had my massage and my recuperation there. I hope I can remember to take a picture of my room tomorrow or the day after if I am lucky enough to win to show you guys.

I know tomorrow will be a very difficult match against Ljubicic. I won't talk about Ivan, you guys know him. Let's see how it goes. As you can imagine I am very excited about the match and it would be great to win it, so let's see what happens.

Thanks everyone for supporting me. I've heard the blog has been well received, so I am happy to have the chance to share it with you.

Thanks very much and thanks for all my fans.

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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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