Recap :Rain Rain go away come again another day.....at the end of the tournament would be good ! Rain delays for me meant listening to Radio Roland Garros , its not just about tennis as I found out yes commentators air a lot of dirty laundry some their own but a lot of speculations about players romances etc. It was interesting for a while but it did send me to sleep.The top seed in the men's Novak Djokovic was in action against the talented Belgium 22 year old David Goffin. Yep add him to my young guns he has talent. Djoker was quite animated after the match fist pumping in victory ...was he sending a signal to Rafa ...it was quite strong!.Here is some highlights what do you think at the end of the match? What was he saying ?
Have you ever had the chance of watching Marion Bartoli play..yep if you have she has probably drove you crazy with her shadow practice swings ..which go on all match. Some call her "mad marion" and fellow competitors call her much worse. She saved two match points as most of the crowd wanted her gone so the featured men's match could start! But true to form she dragged out the win and moves on to the second round.Have a look at Marion practising its unique to say the least!
Technique : Left is a former USA Junior Winner , he went into that event unseeded. He also played about two ITF junior events. If you have read my blog way too much money and time is being spent by juniors inflating their rankings by playing lots of these events ..eventually you will be caught out as you try to enter bigger and stronger events but more on that later.Have a look at this guys grip coaches!!!Oh dear many will be racing to look up their grip charts and reading their last lecture notes "oh he must change" will be their cry s !...the experienced coaches will however take note and if you are like me if it works for you and your coach is happy go with it. I have seen coaches and usually coaches who do not coach the player concerned start chatting to parents questioning their child's grip.What a joke! This happens way to much , naive parents falling for the oldest trick in the book...and guess what next they are booking lessons with that coach who gained all his knowledge at his local coaching courses and the many Books they have studied.
The player is young American Jack Sock who had a great win yesterday over Garcia Lopez ..being twenty he has a lot of grit and yes I told you about him yesterday.His next opponent is veteran but incredible player 12 th seed Tommy Haas!This will be a great test for the youngster and one I will be tuning in for! I found a great article on line about Jack climbing the beanstalk ..will he be soon known as Jack the giant Killer.
You can CLICK HERE..For the article.
Blood is Thicker than water! -Bernard Tomic was sent packing yesterday or should I say limping as he withdrew after being down two sets to zero against Hanescu. I am fast losing any sympathy for him as he stated in his press conference that his father will always be his coach. He said it was strange not to have his father at court Side!
I find that comment even stranger once Bernard went to the umpire to ask if he could remove his father as he was yelling abuse at him.Lets hope our Daddy Day Care gets what he deserves from the Spanish inquisition..and lets hope Thomas Drouet the guy knocked out by the infamous head butt stays strong and does not settle for an out of court settlement ..which is on the cards!
My Top 3 matches of the day!
Young Aussie Kyrgios against seasoned top player Cilic and 10th seed. Surely he cant beat this guy..but he's up for it and anything is possible he's got nothing to lose!.
Two Young Guns going at it Puig 19 and Keys another from the USA just 18. Puig is confident way above her ranking , whist Keys maybe the best for her age going around.
Monfils vs Gulbis. This will be fantastic two very talented guys battling it out.The crowd will be for Monfils and at some stage Gulbis will stir up the French which could go against him.
This has been a day 4 Dirt File Report.