This week on the ATP Tennis Podcast, introduced by Seb Lauzier…
CARLOZ ALCARAZ ON LISTENING TO THE ROCKY SOUNDTRACK FOR MOTIVATION: “I attempt to hearken to that track earlier than each match, it motivates me. After I hearken to the music I bear in mind the film and it’s wonderful the large combat that Rocky has and I attempt to have that have in each match in order that’s what motivates me.”
FEATURE ON CARLOS ALCARAZ: The views of his fellow gamers on the Barcelona Open together with Pablo Carreno Busta, Cameron Norrie, Diego Schwartzman, Grigor Dimitrov and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
PABLO CARRENO BUSTA ON THE PRESSURE OF PLAYING AT HOME: “I don’t know if it’s tough, if it’s totally different, however it’s unusual as a result of usually we play around the globe and in Spain there are simply two tournaments, right here and in Madrid. However I really feel stress enjoying right here as a result of you already know you play in entrance of all of the folks that know you a large number that help you so it’s a bit of bit totally different, it’s powerful. However on the similar time it’s particular to be in on the final moments of a event like Barcelona.”
FELICIANO LOPEZ ON BARCELONA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR DAVID FERRER: ‘I informed him many occasions he ought to nonetheless be enjoying since you see him, he’s in nice form and we hit a few occasions this yr and he was as powerful as he was. Nothing has modified from his final match.”
FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME ON WORKING WITH UNLE TONI NADAL: ‘We’ve been collectively for greater than a yr now and he’s reasonable. I’m not Rafa Nadal, we have now totally different qualities, it’s powerful to copy what Rafael did in his profession on clay. I’m extra of a hard-court participant and I additionally play nicely on grass, so after all it’s totally different strengths. So he’s tailored his enter and he’s tailored to the participant he’s working with and he’s not approaching it like he needs me to play like his nephew.”
TOMMY ROBREDO ON RETIRING AT THE BARCELONA OPEN: ‘I’m going to show 40 within the subsequent weeks and I’ve spent a few years on Tour and with the pandemic I used to be not enjoying that a lot. I even have a household now and I’ve a daughter and I actually wish to keep house. I at all times stated that I’m going to stop that day I’ve a precedence that’s higher then tennis and being at house with my spouse and daughter, [that is] a lot better than travelling now.”
FEATURE ON THE FUTURE OF COACHING FROM THE WORLD TENNIS CONFERENCE: Contributions from Brad Gilbert, Felix Auger-Aliassime’s coach Frédéric Fontang, Novak Djokovic’s bodily coach, Marco Panichi and Sports activities Scientist Jack Groppel.
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