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Tiger Woods finally says what I have been wanting to hear all along: None of your freaking business.

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Have you heard of the “10,000-Hour Rule”? No, you haven’t!!!

Posted by tennisplanet on June 16, 2010

If you are currently involved with an enterprise you want to be the best at one day, learning of this principle may provide some perspective as to why it’s not happening already. It’s supported with such luminary examples and personalities that it’s hard not to believe in it.

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Is Federer’s loss to Hewitt @ Halle the most authentic reflection of his current standing on the tour?

Posted by tennisplanet on June 16, 2010

In a sense it was the most apples to apples dynamic to draw conclusions from. I mean, all the other eight players he has lost to this season were so far removed from Federer’s current condition that looking for any definitive answers seemed nearly meaningless leaving us at the mercy of a ‘pattern’. For starters, nearly all the players were in their early twenties opening up the physical can to stuff the showing into, now that Federer is just a month removed from his 29th birthday. But most importantly, none of them faced Federer at a certain place with green stuff.

Hewitt seemed least likely to fit the mold containing the eight players – if ‘pattern’ was the only guiding principle to explain stuff. But that discrepancy may have been the most defining characteristic for Hewitt to defy the trend and place us at a far stronger footing in deciding as to where Federer is. Hewitt is 29 married with two kids like someone else. He was coming off a tough hip surgery AND was facing Federer on grass. Put all that together along with the tune up event for the most beloved title Federer has publicly confessed to and you cannot but call it the new low for Federer eclipsing even the ……… loss to Gulbis in the opening round @ Rome?

Hewitt’s ability to elevate his game given whatever else he was carrying coming in, to where he could beat Federer considering what was at stake for Fed, is unfathomable – leaving us to grab at the only other straw floating: Federer’s decline is real and not some bad patch about to heal over time to near respectable levels. This conclusion was evading the stamp of finality till Wimbledon is over ONLY because Federer has been so dominant at Wimbledon through the years. But Hewitt’s input has sent this debate into overdrive forcing Federer into a stellar bursting with pressure from all corners.

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Photos.

Posted by tennisplanet on June 16, 2010

Gilles Simon Of France Hits

Gilles Simon Of France (R) Shakes

Kim Clijsters Of Belgium Watches

Svetlana Kuznetsova Of Russia Serves

Kim Clijsters Of Belgium Waves

Amelie Mauresmo Of France Watches

Daniela Hantuchova Of Slovakia Reacts

 Julien Benneteau Of France Hits

Daniela Hantuchova Of Slovakia Hits

Feliciano Lopez Of Spain Hits

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Federer comes out: he does have a coach. From DK. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on June 16, 2010

DK

Federer comes out: he does have a coach.

Click here.

A hilarious deconstruction from Jon Wertheim’s mailbag – in the second half of the page.

The reader’s question starts with “Has Federer now got a coach?”, and the Fedster is dragged out of his no-coach closet, revealing Severin Lüthi as his semi-official coach (the ATP website still lists Fedex as coachless).
The confession took place at the end of May, during the presser after his defeat of Alejandro Falla (this was probably published here already).

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The Wizard’s wisdom. From Sarah. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on June 16, 2010

SARAH

Originally Published: June 4, 2010
The Wizard’s wisdom: ‘Woodenisms’

The life lessons taught by John Wooden have become legend. Here’s a collection of some of the greatest “Woodenisms.”

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

“Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“Be prepared and be honest.”

“Be quick, but don’t hurry.”

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”

“Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.”

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

“It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”

“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

“It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

Source: CoachWooden.com

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=5249709

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Wimbledon seeds and the formula. From Jenny / UM17. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on June 16, 2010

JENNY

Source: Wimbledon site.
The ladies and gents seeds for 2010. For those fans who are unaware, Wimbledon has it’s own unique seeding formula which is based on Wimby and grass court results, I believe over the last couple of years, it’s a bit complicated. As you can see, it doesn’t automatically run true with current world ranking.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/seeds.html

UM17

Here is the formula I got from the article on ATP’s front page:

The formula is:
• Take ESP (Entry System Position) points at 14 June 2010
• Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months
• Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.

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