Tuesday, March 30, 2010

by Savannah

Psychologist Offers Help to Murray

From BBC Tennis

The psychologist who helped Andy Murray battle back from a serious wrist injury has revealed he will contact the Australian Open finalist this week following his admission he is struggling mentally.

Murray was beaten by Mardy Fish, who is ranked outside the world's top 100, in the second round of the Miami Masters on Saturday.

Roberto Forzoni, who also works with the Lawn Tennis Association, said: "I'm there for him. We've got a good relationship and he can pick up the phone at any time. I'm going to be trying to contact him in the next day or so to see if there's anything I can do."

Murray first worked with Forzoni in 2007 after struggling to rediscover his confidence following a wrist injury that ruled him out of both the French Open and Wimbledon.

Andy Roddick's Reaction to ITF on Davis Cup

After reading on TENNIS.com that the ITF had secured a unanimous vote from its European and Asian members in defense of its current Davis and Fed Cup format, based on four principles (to be played annually, feature a home-and-away format, be contested in association with national tennis federations, and to conform to the rules of tennis), Andy Roddick tweeted, “in the most unshocking news of the day, the itf does nothing … my favorite is rule number 4 "conform to the rules of tennis" as opposed to what? conforming to the rules of basketball? nascar? common sense?”


Tennis Talk

Sania Mirza, who just recently broke her engagement to a long time friend is now set to marry Shoaib Malik, a major cricket star and former captain of the Pakistani team. Sania has asked that her wedding be treated as a private matter.

Victoria Azarenka apparently showed her ass big time in her match against Kim Clijsters last night. There were racquet tosses, streams of expletives and general mayhem. By the way she lost 6-4, 6-0.
Fellow hot head Yanina Wickmayer is still playing.

Marion Bartoli defeated top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Venus Williams fought back against a revitalized and healthy looking Daniela Hantuchova after dropping the first set.
Jelena Jankovic hit the wall and was defeated by Samantha Stosur.

Serena Williams was tweeting props to her stylist for creating her new look. She and Sveta were also tweeting each other for a short time last night.

I have to get used to Caroline Wozniacki being announced as "World Number Two". With Serena reportedly out of Marbella I've seen scenarios posted that Wozniacki could conceivably take over the top spot.

Tennis Channel has tennis coverage from 11a to 11p. If history repeats they'll be on until the last ball is struck. Knowing that I thought I'd escaped having to hear the Slob calling matches. Unfortunately he's working on TC. I wonder who he has pictures of?

I didn't hear it but supposedly a commentator referred to the "Monogrammed Maestro". I'm just saying...


Karen said...

Savannah, I heard it said by I think it was either Robbie or Doug and I immediately thought of you while I was laughing my ass off. LOL

Helen W said...

It's Robbie Koenig, of course. He used the term interminably last year.

Craig said...

"Pushniacki" can make it to world No. 1?

Over whose dead body?

Karen said...

Craig, it will all depend on how Serena does during clay season. then again Serena does not have many points to defend during clay season. Hopefully Dinara will come back and reign supreme again - LMAO