RN: Yes, we were going to play in Cincinnati. We talked about it some time ago, I think it was in Rome. So we decided to play in Montreal or Cincy. He had already arranged to play with Vemic in Montreal so we entered in Cincy. Unfortunately I had some minor problems with my abdominal so decided not to risk. Another time.
Is it true that you asked All England Club to let you have the net used during 2008 Wimbledon final? If so, what are you going to do with it?! Use it on a court, or just keep it safe as a souvenir? Afsaneh RN: Yes and they very kindly gave it to me right after the final. I have it back at home as one of my favourite souvenirs.
You alway's bite the trophy when you win a tournament. At what tournament did you bite the the trophy for the very first time and why did you bite it? Val RN: I did it at my first event title (Sopot)
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: A lot of things. I mean, he's a unique guy. We gonna miss a lot of his talent, first of all. He's a fantastic player. I mean, with the way he was playing for couple of years that he was No. 1 and winning two, three Grand Slams, playing some of the best tennis that ever could play. He was all-around player. He had this strong personality. He was fearless.
And then we going to miss a lot of racquet throwing, screaming. I think the fans love him for that as well. But he's a fun guy. I talked to him. He said he wants to go mountain climbing I think somewhere in Argentina in January or something like that. So I might join him for a little preparation. No, I'm joking (smiling).
◆Del Potro y Mónaco analizan su partido デルポとモナコ、対戦後に語る
"El partido fue parejo, aunque el resultado no diga lo mismo. Los dos arrancamos en un nivel muy alto; después había que ver quién lo mantenía y quién jugaba mejor los puntos importantes. A medida que el partido avanzaba, me sentí más seguro con mis tiros y pude controlarlo más", analizó Delpo. Mónaco admitió: "Desde el primer entrenamiento que tuve acá sabía que me iba a costar, estuve como 40 días sin jugar. Pero él es superior. En el tercer set estaba ido, frustrado, pero igual creo que hice un buen partido".
Peter Polansky remembers only random details from the nightmare that once defined him, mainly the mirage of an intruder inside his hotel room, brandishing a knife. He does not remember running toward the window, but he can recall kicking through the glass, the shards slicing through his legs before he landed in the courtyard three stories below.
At the hospital, Polansky said it took 62 hours before doctors decided to operate on his leg. In the interim, they discussed amputating it. The operation lasted five hours, and the injury required more than 400 stitches.
Polansky spent two months in a wheelchair but recovered faster than expected. Initially, he said, doctors told him it would take six months before he could walk. Three months after the accident, after intense daily rehabilitation sessions, he was back on the court hitting tennis balls. A few weeks later, he was back to training, fully recovered.
If your ipod broke down and all but three songs were erased, which songs would you hope were left? Carin, Brighton RN: Back to you - Bryan Adams; Bon Jovi - In these arms; Julio Iglesias - Vuela amigo,vuela alto
Bryan Adams - Back To You
Bon Jovi - In These Arms(YouTube） ボン・ジョビはロンドン郊外のロックフェスで見たことがあるんだけど、この動画を探してたらその時の録音（＋写真で構成された動画）と思われるものも発見。なつかし～ そして、その頃ラファはまだようやく赤ん坊を脱出したくらいの年、マレィやジョコは全くの赤ん坊・・・
Favorite Players To Watch: "I like to watch Nadal. I like to watch Gaudio a lot, when he's playing well. I think he's amazing to watch. Nalbandian is a lot of fun to watch. (Is Gaudio going to retire? What's going on with him?) I don't know. I haven't talked to him in a couple of weeks. But I think he's just really going through a really tough patch and hopefully he can get out of it."
Hours after the Wimbledon epic, Patrick McEnroe told The Post Roddick had just earned more fans in defeat than he ever did with a victory. McEnroe told Roddick the same thing that night -- a key conversation in changing his gloomy perspective. Roddick initially told the Wimbledon media there was nothing to take away from a loss.
"The more you distance yourself from it, you start remembering the better things about it as opposed to the disappointing things," Roddick said. "I wish more than anything I would have won that tournament, but at the same time, I'm still going to move on with the plan."
"I'm not as worried about my dog pooping on the carpet," Roddick said.
RPT-INTERVIEW-Tennis-Reuters Q & A with Rafael Nadal Fri Aug 28, 2009
NADAL: "It seems like my knees are much better.
REUTERS: How far do you think this is going to affect your long term career?
NADAL: "Not at all. I wasn't in good condition when I arrived at two important tournaments of the season -- Roland Garros and Wimbledon. But otherwise I am ok. I am very happy to be back on court, excited and motivated to work hard to try and play my best tennis as soon as possible.
NADAL: "I am not number one right now but I always say the same thing. My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that's the truth. And my goal is the same -- it's to always be happy playing, it's to enjoy the game and improve always.
Some stops, like Miami and the French Open, do not allow dogs on the grounds at all. Others do not allow them on the practice courts, where they sometimes sleep in the shade against the fence inside a bag, or in the locker rooms.
The United States Open is typical. According to its player handbook, pets are not allowed on any courts, locker rooms, training rooms or anywhere food is served. They are allowed in the players’ lounge, but must be kept on a leash or in a carrying case.