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Tennis Videos / Re: My clips (WTA & ATP)
« Last post by phuoctan on June 29, 2015, 11:57:35 PM »
THANK YOU for your posts!!! They are great!

Thanks!

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Highlights HD 1080i - French Open 2015 QF (21 mins)

http://ul.to/efz47xp6
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by Nekro t4u on June 29, 2015, 11:37:51 PM »
don't be angry, they don't open a facebook account is not because they don't like you but I guess mostly because they don't like getting too many posts bumping up in the mobile phone (I saw this from my friend's case so I am terrified with face book because whenever any of your friends in the facebook write a message, it will bump up immediately in your phone, I already have whatsapp which my boss keeps on bombarding me with instrucitons to work even on non-working days so I hate so much these bump up messages).  I usually keep in touch with my interent friends by e mail or in message board, so please forgive me  ://
no worries Mimi, i'm not pissed at you  :kisses: i had no reason to be to begin with i guess  :) it's just that i'm getting older and the public posting is getting tiresome tbh, i prefer the privacy and intimacy of skype, msn and facebook... facebook is a new thing and i had been scared of it too but you can ignore or switch off what you don't like in it and just use it as a live chat program  :king:


btw i always chuckle  when nick calls you, a young woman in her 40s, "old bones", this guy really knows how to steal a lady's heart  :hysterical:
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Tennis Discussions / Pete Sampras "Letter to My Younger Self"
« Last post by Lugburz on June 29, 2015, 11:32:25 PM »
Had to share it, this is awesome read.  :not worthy:
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http://www.theplayerstribune.com/pete-sampras-letter-to-my-younger-self/

Dear 16-year-old Pete,

Youíre about to go pro, and youíre pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know youíre eventually going to succeed. But believe me, itís coming a lot sooner than you think. Youíll have your early ups and downs, but in just a couple of years, youíre gonna fight your way into the Top 5 in the world rankings, and youíll win the U.S. Open, beating the likes of Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Andre Agassi in the process. At 19, youíll be the youngest player to ever win the U.S. Open.

Thatís when everything will change.

Youíll be an up-and-coming American with no exposure one day; then, when you wake up the morning after winning the Open, youíll be on talk show after talk show. All eyes will be on you, and the attention will take some getting used to ó it wonít mesh well with your reserved personality.

Thereís more to being a pro than just playing tennis. The more successful you are, the more people will want out of you. It wonít always be something youíll want to do, and it wonít always be fun. The pressure will be as exhausting as anything youíll ever do on the tennis court. But as a tennis champion, you have that responsibility. You play tennis because you love the game, not because you love the limelight, so get ready. Think about getting some media training. Itíll go a long way. Luckily, youíll be out of the game before these things called Twitter and Facebook come around. Be thankful for that. One day youíll understand what I mean.

Oh, and put the newspaper down. Donít read what people are saying about you. No good can come of it. And if you do hear or read something negative about yourself, donít sweat it. Let your racket do the talking.

Now, letís talk about your game a little. During your career, theyíll develop a new kind of string that will help you gain a little more spin and speed. Youíll see a guy like Gustavo Kuerten use it on clay and have success, and even though coaches and other players will tell you to use that new string ó along with a bigger head to give you that little extra margin for error you need to win on clay ó youíll resist. Youíre a little neurotic about your equipment ó like most tennis players ó but if you want to win that French Open and complete the career Grand Slam, youíll need to try something different. Be open to new technology.

On top of that, donít forget to take care of your most important weapon: your body. Be aware of what youíre eating. There will be times when you wake up in the middle of the night before a match craving crazy things like hamburgers and pizza. Itís because your body is missing something. If you ignore those cravings and donít figure out what your body needs (and itís definitely not burgers or pizza), youíll get on the court the next day and fall flat.

This will never be more apparent than at the 1996 U.S. Open. Youíll face Alex Corretja in the quarterfinals, and in the fourth set, youíll run out of gas because you didnít eat properly before the match. Youíll need a boost, and youíll reach for a can of Coca-Cola. Thatís not the answer. All thatís gonna do is make you throw up on the court during the fifth-set tiebreaker. Youíll go on to win the match, but believe me, it wonít be fun (although everyone else will love the drama).

One day, everyone will be a nutrition freak. Be ahead of that curve.

Also, be aware of the pills you take. If you take sleeping pills to overcome jet lag, before you know it, youíll be taking them every night. When your arm is sore and youíre given medication for it, throw that bottle away. Those pills will give you a painful, persistent ulcer. Be aware of what you put in your body.

Youíll get to play against your heroes, like Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors ó the guys you grew up watching. Youíll even get to play with John McEnroe in doubles, which will turn out to be an oddly perfect combination. You, the calm, collected right-hander, and McEnroe, the emotional, energetic lefty. When he gets crazy, youíll be the calming influence. When youíre in a lull, heíll energize you. Youíll balance each other out perfectly. Youíll win the Davis Cup together, and itíll be some of the most fun you have in your career playing with probably the greatest doubles player of all time.

But when you leave the court for good, there is one opponent whose name will be mentioned alongside yours forever. Andre Agassi.

I know you canít see it now, but you will have a fierce, special rivalry with Andre Agassi. Heíll be the best player you play against during your career, and he will bring out the best in you. Youíll rise to be the best in the world together, and itís always gonna be a heavyweight match when you play. There will always be huge buzz.

Youíll be fortunate enough to play against him in five Grand Slam finals, and youíll win four of them. But if you want to win all five, hear me out.

In the 1995 Australian Open Final, youíll be be tied at one set apiece. Youíll be up 6-4 in a tiebreaker, serving for the set, which would put you up two sets to one and in pretty good shape. Donít serve out wide. Go up the middle. If you go out wide, heíll pass you on the forehand, and heíll go on to win the set, the tiebreaker and the match. Itíll be the only Grand Slam final he beats you in. This adjustment wonít guarantee you the win but it will put you in a much better position.

Youíre gonna win your first and last Grand Slams against Andre, and somewhere in between, youíll start to understand how important that rivalry is to American tennis and how special it is to both of you as individuals. This rivalry will be bigger than either of you could ever dream. Your games are so different, as are your personalities. Keeping it professional and always maintaining a mutual respect for one another is what will make the rivalry one of the best the game will ever see.

Itís not just Andre and that rivalry you should stop to appreciate, either. There will be many people who will have an enormous impact on your tennis game and on your life ó none more important than your future coach, mentor and friend, Tim Gullikson.

During that same í95 Aussie Open where youíll lose to Andre in the finals (unless you take my advice), Tim will mysteriously collapse and will be forced to miss the tournament. Seeing him in the hospital and seeing his brother in tears will be more than you can handle alone.

Talk about it. I know, youíre introverted and reserved. But this oneís too big for you to take on alone. If you donít talk about it, itíll build up inside and come boiling over in one big rush of emotion during the quarterfinals against Jim Courier, and youíll break down and cry right there on the court.

Tim will eventually succumb to the brain cancer that caused him to collapse, and that will hit you even harder. Donít go at it alone. Appreciate him while you have him, and talk about it when heís gone. Youíll thank me later.

Itís the people in your life ó people like Tim ó that will shape you. Appreciate them.

Appreciate your friend John Black. When he gives you the number of that pretty girl named Bridgette you see on the movie screen, thank him, and call her. I know, itís not like you to put yourself out there like that. Itís bizarre. But do it ó call her. And later on, when she becomes your wife, appreciate her. Every day ó appreciate her.

Appreciate your sisters, Stella and Marion, and your brother Gus. Listen to them. They have good advice. And know that they will always support you no matter what.

Appreciate your parents. They give you the coaching you need. They always support you. They let you be your own man. And now that youíre ready to go pro, appreciate that theyíve given you as much of a normal childhood as possible. They never have and never will put too much pressure on you. Those are things you canít see as a 16-year-old ó the sacrifices your parents make.

Pay attention to all your parents do and take notes. Itíll come in handy one day when you have a couple of boys of your own.

Youíre 16 years old and your life is just beginning, but donít get sucked into always looking ahead. Itís tough because after every tournament ó even when you win ó your focus immediately shifts to the next one. Take time to appreciate your major wins and share them with your family and friends. Take advantage of your youth and enjoy it. The journey truly is the reward.

Play hard, do it on your own terms and stay true to yourself. Do that, and you canít go wrong.

Sincerely,

Pete
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by mimi on June 29, 2015, 10:30:41 PM »
don't be angry, they don't open a facebook account is not because they don't like you but I guess mostly because they don't like getting too many posts bumping up in the mobile phone (I saw this from my friend's case so I am terrified with face book because whenever any of your friends in the facebook write a message, it will bump up immediately in your phone, I already have whatsapp which my boss keeps on bombarding me with instrucitons to work even on non-working days so I hate so much these bump up messages).  I usually keep in touch with my interent friends by e mail or in message board, so please forgive me  ://

well, i don't have  your detective minds and eyes, so I don't know too much about Deathless Mortal but from what I see, Samo is no innocent little boy, he bad mouthed rafa 24/7.  I really don't understand these people, doing these mod jobs get you no money but spending all your time, so in my opinion, better don't do these jobs, lol  :)>>>> :)>>>>

its ok, just come when y have time, making $$$$ of course is more important than posting  :rofl_2: :rofl_2:
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by Nekro t4u on June 29, 2015, 10:23:54 PM »
hello Sherlock Holmes the second Mr Nek Holmes :grind dance:

I am happy that you seem to have forgiven me, thanks  :cloud 9:

welcome back, so nice to see you again :ice cream:

don't take Emma's incident too seriously, may be she is not ignoring your pm but just forgot to answer?  :drinks: :drunk:

yeah, I agree that the mods in mtf are too serious, they are banning too many posters!  :ranting:
Listen Mimi, i was not really pissed at you, it was just hard to digest the 2 posters i felt closest to me here refused my invitation......

Mimi, they are not serious, actually they are very immature for a job like that......  many old posters complained about them, not only the former mod i mentioned but also totally harmless women like Jelena and Nikki, you know that Deathless Mortal guy nick complained about had been a big troll before they made him mod and then admin and he's infamous for stalking and harassing Samanosuke (now whether you and nick like samo or not is irrelevant here).... Practically he followed him in every thread to harass him nonstop.... and then suddenly out of the blue they made him mod by some blunder and then he started admin-abusing and kicking around poor little samo even more..... ofc samo is a little tenderheart but when he opened his little mouth in his whiny little way about the new absurd level of stalking he was getting from Deathless Mortal he banned him for harassment  :hysterical: now imagine that, the harasser banning the harassed for harassment  ;-() and you know, the sad thing is that all the old posters know this but they leave in disgust ( they are alienated as Adey C put it) instead of calling out the little derp mods on what they're doing in a more forceful way..

BTW on boards like that there's admin chat and rest assured they work in team, even little samo pointed out the childish good cop bad cop game the corrupted and incompetent mods are playing there, so singling out deathless mortal is a very bad move from nick and he will achieve nothing with it, it's very probable some other mod planted the bug about nick in dm's ear, it's much more convenient and professional looking if the banning is done by someone the poster didn't have any personal conflicts with......

and btw thanks for the welcome Mimi but i won't post too much, really i'm dead tired all the time lol
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Tennis Videos / Re: t3nnis.tv thread
« Last post by valon on June 29, 2015, 10:21:22 PM »
Please guys help me I've been searching for an invation for months valzzyy332@gmai l.com
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News / Re: Universe.
« Last post by Nekro t4u on June 29, 2015, 09:41:51 PM »
I don't know, after reading his book and watching the film(unrelated) I never got the impression that he was arrogant in his religious beliefs or that he was that obsessed by it.
I always got that impression by the media and their articles, which is expected since they have to dramatize every single thing to look more ''sensational.''

He seemed to me more opened to God than everyone give him the credit for. It's just his version of God is probably very different than theirs.

But does he like to joke about it, yes. Not in a harmful way though. Then again I could be wrong as I really don't know real life details between him and his wife, except when he comes across that issue in his books.
If you want to know lots of subtle little details about his personal life read the book written about him by Michael White and John Gribbin: Stephen Hawking; A Life in Science
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Thiem rose to #30  :gleam:
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by mimi on June 29, 2015, 09:02:55 PM »
hello Sherlock Holmes the second Mr Nek Holmes :grind dance:

I am happy that you seem to have forgiven me, thanks  :cloud 9:

welcome back, so nice to see you again :ice cream:

don't take Emma's incident too seriously, may be she is not ignoring your pm but just forgot to answer?  :drinks: :drunk:

yeah, I agree that the mods in mtf are too serious, they are banning too many posters!  :ranting:

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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by mimi on June 29, 2015, 08:42:11 PM »
hello Nicky, Alex and Alex

still as busy as hell, wonder if i have time to watch wimby after work  :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:
Mi-the old bones-mi, the best Rafa fan in the universe.How are you doing you goodrepping machine?

hello Nicky :grind dance:

sorry that they per-banned you, in my opinion, posting is just having fun, the mods are too serious.  Look how many people they banned/per-banned!  More than 50 I guess!

i have no time to post these days, let alone good repp  :rofl_2:

by the way, your Nole looks quite good yesterday  :king:  I won't be able to watch Rafa today since the match starts at 7 pm when most probably I am still in the office  :)>>>>
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