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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4215 on: June 30, 2013, 01:05 PM »
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I agree meditation is good it helps you to control yourself. But it takes a bit of patience and plenty of practice I for one admit I have a short attention span. You have to have peace and quiet I used to meditate when I was working as I walked everywhere. I used to repeat Buddhist Mantra's and found it peaceful and did help me to concentrate.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4216 on: July 02, 2013, 01:22 AM »
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For lovers of the genius that is Simon Reed,

Was written a few months back but check out the headline

"Is elite tennis now just a case of last man standing?"

Yes Simon Reed has finally worked out what tennis is all about, it's the player who manages to win at the end.....

Cleverly, he's also realised that tennis is about strength and endurance, he's like a proverbial font of tennis knowledge

Here's the link to the blog if you fancy reading more of his 'insightful' drivel

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/simon-reed/top-level-tennis-now-just-case-last-man-143403118.html
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4217 on: July 02, 2013, 09:08 AM »
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For lovers of the genius that is Simon Reed,

Was written a few months back but check out the headline

"Is elite tennis now just a case of last man standing?"

Yes Simon Reed has finally worked out what tennis is all about, it's the player who manages to win at the end.....

Cleverly, he's also realised that tennis is about strength and endurance, he's like a proverbial font of tennis knowledge

Here's the link to the blog if you fancy reading more of his 'insightful' drivel

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/simon-reed/top-level-tennis-now-just-case-last-man-143403118.html

He's good isn't he? Smile. Thanks for making me laugh Smile.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4218 on: July 02, 2013, 12:03 PM »
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I agree meditation is good it helps you to control yourself. But it takes a bit of patience and plenty of practice I for one admit I have a short attention span. You have to have peace and quiet I used to meditate when I was working as I walked everywhere. I used to repeat Buddhist Mantra's and found it peaceful and did help me to concentrate.
   Living in the moment and simultaneously being aware of everything around you without being distracted by any one thing is a very valuable mindset for a sportsperson.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4219 on: July 06, 2013, 09:55 PM »
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Kim Sears' Dad split with Ana Ivanovic as coach?
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4220 on: July 06, 2013, 09:58 PM »
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Kim Sears' Dad split with Ana Ivanovic as coach?

Yep yes Apparently he was hired on a 2 year contract which they've mutually decided not to renew Shrug
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4221 on: July 10, 2013, 05:49 PM »
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He once outranked Andy Murray and wrote off Novak Djokovic but David Brewer has no regrets

It may seem hard to believe, but there was once life in Scottish tennis before Andy Murray

Turn the clock back a decade and the 26-year-old was accompanied by a number of other Scottish boys who were working their way through the ranks, including Jamie Murray, Jamie Baker and Colin Fleming.

Setting the pace, though, was David Brewer. In 2003, the Paisley player was ranked inside the world's top 10 in juniors and, for a time, was the standard-bearer for those coming behind, including Murray, who was two years younger.
 






In 2003, Brewer, Murray and Baker were all playing in a prestigious tournament in Milan and, as the No.2 seed, Brewer expected to go far, having drawn an unknown opponent in the first round. Novak Djokovic. "I remember it very well," Brewer told Herald Sport yesterday. "I was seeded quite high and Djokovic was just up and coming at the time. I remember asking Andy, 'have you ever heard of this kid?', because I knew they were the same age, and he said, 'he's pretty good; you'll have to be careful'. I did lose in the end."

Brewer later played doubles with Murray at junior Wimbledon but on Sunday was willing his compatriot to glory against Djokovic in the final. "I was watching the highlights later and thinking: 'has he actually won this?'," Brewer said. "I knew the score and I knew everything that had happened but I was thinking, 'I've got to re-watch this. Am I seeing this right?' It was incredible. The last game, at 40-0, I was thinking 'home and dry, one more serve and that's it'. Then it goes back to deuce and break points . . . that just shows the character of the guy.

"Anyone else would have just crumbled or double-faulted, with all these things going through your brain. He just kept on fighting, trying to get over the finish line and, like he said, played the game of his life to win. That's the character he is, he never folds. You don't win Wimbledon unless you've got that in your locker and he's got loads of it."

Murray was inundated with voicemails and texts within hours of his win, including one from Brewer. "I sent him a text and got in touch with him through Facebook and sent his mum a message too," he said.

"It's fantastic for Andy but it's also fantastic for the whole family and his team, his mum. They've gone through a lot of tough times; seeing him lose last year in the final, that hits the whole family hard as well. The whole package he has right now – the team and his family around him – they all deserve massive credit and I am sure they're on cloud nine."

As the leading lights for Scottish tennis in their teens, the boys often travelled together so Brewer knew Murray well, long before the world realised just how good he was. "I remember him being hugely competitive from a very young age," he said. "If we played cards or football it was competitive. He hated losing. When you're young, you don't realise how good you are as players. But if it was stepping on a plane, he had to be the one stepping on the plane first."

When Jamie Baker announced his retirement last month, he recalled a moment when he was training with Murray in Florida a couple of years ago and took a moment to consider what he put his body through. "I thought, 'how did you get this good?'," Baker recalled.

"That is how it feels," Brewer agreed. "I remember bumping into him at Roehampton a couple of years ago and I went over and said hello. He was huge. Now he is a massive slab of a man. All those changes he's gone through and the effort he's made, tennis-wise and off the court as well: it's incredible.

"It was kind of surreal watching him win Wimbledon but I'm also not surprised because I know how good he is and how hard he's trained. He absolutely deserves to be there. But it is a bit surreal, reading through all the papers on Monday and he's on the front and back page of every paper. He's gone to another level which I never even dreamed of and I'm sure he didn't either."

Now 28, Brewer, who has just returned from a spell coaching in Qatar for their national federation, insists he never had Murray's talent and does not worry himself with "what ifs". Though the pair's paths have been very different of late, Brewer said Murray is still the same as when he was a 10-year-old.

"Whenever I've bumped into him, like at Roehampton, he's still the same guy, you go over to him and he's still cracking jokes," he said. "He's a very witty guy and he's taking the mickey out of me before I've even sat down. He'll never change. He's a great person to be around and for all of the success he'd had and will have in the future, none of it goes to his head. He's still the same down to earth guy. That's what I've always liked about him."
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4222 on: July 27, 2013, 05:58 PM »
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 Wow  http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2013-07-27/13149.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4223 on: July 27, 2013, 08:58 PM »
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Out of the mouths of babes and.......
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4224 on: July 27, 2013, 09:06 PM »
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Wow is right. If he wants to make a name for himself he's going the right way about it, but you have to wonder how comfortable his life will be on the main tour if he rocks the boat too much.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4225 on: July 27, 2013, 09:21 PM »
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Quinzi  really should be keeping his mouth shut unless he has verifiable evidence to back up his claims - and anyway I don't believe for one minute that Federer is a dope cheat.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4226 on: July 27, 2013, 11:07 PM »
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Agreed, it comes across as a teenager shooting his mouth off without thinking  first(no insult intended to the teenagers on the forum), there is always the possibility that as so often happens, we are not hearing the full quote, just the bits that, carefully selected, make a sensational headline. Anyway, i know rumourmills abound about certain players and i can see why, however, in truth I'd be gutted if any of the top 4/5 were found to be doping, not only would it be so damaging to tennis, it has ben such an enjoyable era with so many great matches and rivalries- I'd hate that memory tarnished.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4227 on: August 16, 2013, 12:43 PM »
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Been away and busy with other things, so don't know if this has been posted before.

Tennis raffle for Royal Marsden Cancer charity

Organised by Zainab Walji who I've seen on twitter a lot, and she's clearly put a lot of effort in to do this. So for anyone interested in possibly winning some tennis stuff, or just supporting a good cause, here's the link

http://www.justgiving.com/xenon21

Closes 19th August. £3 per "ticket", 12 prizes in all - first 4 here:

RM01: Andy Murray used Wimbledon 2013 towel from his match against Lu, signed and used wristband from Queens 2013 and signed Adidas postcard

RM02: 1 hour coaching session with former British number one player Elena Baltacha and her top coach Nino Severino taking place in Ipswich. Great opportunity whatever your ability to be coached by a professional player and her coach

RM03: Unused GB Davis Cup shirt signed by Colin Fleming, Jonny Marray, Jamie Murray, James Ward, Leon Smith and Andy Murray

RM04: Used Queens 2013 towel signed by Colin Fleming and Jonny Marray, Adidas cap signed by Jamie Murray, signed James Ward wristbands and Adidas t-shirt
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4228 on: August 17, 2013, 03:41 AM »
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Thanks for posting Elena.  I gave a donation a while back but I didn't watch the charity match at Queens for which there's a video on there.

Hope they do really well out of the raffle.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #4229 on: August 26, 2013, 08:50 PM »
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James Blake announced today that he's retiring after the USO.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/sports/tennis/james-blake-announces-retirement-from-tennis.html?_r=0
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