In this week’s Changeover Podcast, Brodie of Mind The Racket, Lindsay, and Juan José discuss all of the winners and losers from an eventful week in Rome. Highlights include Nadal’s dominance, Halep and Paire’s surprise runs, and a thorough discussion about the troubles of Novak Djokovic.
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Who scored on correct predictions last week as Amy was only one behind everyone if I recall?
Nice – Simon
Dusseldorf – Kohlschreiber
Strasbourg – Cornet
Brussels – Wozniacki
Why is the podcast sometimes downloadable and others it has to be streamed? 🙂
Good stuff guys (as usual)!
Agree with JJ’s LotW: Djokovic’s had some strange mental lapses this year. I’m puzzled by them… it’s not that he’s losing, it’s how he’s losing. Of course, none of it will matter if he wins the FO, but right now that’s a big if.
JJ, just one thing: J in Jerzy Janowicz is pronounced like a Y. It’s a pet peeve of mine when eastern european J is pronounced like an english J. I’m sure you can relate when spanish J is mispronounced by english speakers.
Don’t agree with Brodie. Nadal only looked to be playing good tennis because of his opponent in Berdych and Federer, don’t see a major improvement since Monte Carlo so good luck to him at the French especially in a best of 5 format. Should he play Gulbis again, I don’t expect him to be so lucky to survive.
I enjoy your blog and find it very interesting.
First time I listened to your podcast and decided to write comments. It’s not a content but •••
Tennis is global sports and pronunciation of players is very important for international tennis fans. English speaking people often pay little attention to it and read their names English/American way.
For instance, when Kumiko Date became top 10 many years ago, some TV commentators still called her name deit not da•te. I found it quite offensive. She was a superstar in Japan at that time and they were careless about her name.
Another example is Berdych. I asked many Czech people. In US his name is so different that nobody recognize in his country. We should pay our respect to different culture and try to pronounce their names as the way their country people do.
So, Janowicz is not pronounced as ja•no•which. It’s ya•no•vich.
You can check it here: http://www.forvo.com/word/jerzy_janowicz/#pl
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