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Blake's BLOG at the atp site

THIS WEEK

James Blake's Blog from Sydney

http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/blake.asp

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Ivan Ljubicic's Blog from India

http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/ljubicic.asp

I think this is a great idea. Hopefully, other players will also participate.



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You have to admit, after the frenzy of activity that some of his comments have inspired on MTF in recent times, Ljubicic is an excellent choice for this sort of thing. Just about every Top 5 player trying this would be as dull as ditchwater.

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http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/ljubicic.asp

I think this is a great idea. Hopefully, other players will also participate.
Thanks for posting that. I don't go to the ATP site very often so I would have missed it and I found it really interesting. Like you, I think this is a great idea.

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I like Ivan's blog. It's very refreshing. It's good to finally match a personality with the name. I hope more players do this too.

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I like Ivan's blog. It's very refreshing. It's good to finally match a personality with the name. I hope more players do this too.

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http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/ljubicic.asp

I think this is a great idea. Hopefully, other players will also participate.
I like it very much - Ljubicic is factual and no-nonsense, but never dry or vague.

It gives a good idea of what a top player's life on the Tour is like, which I believe should be the point of these blogs.

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Hopefully he will be able to keep doing this throughout the year. I could imagine certain top players doing it for a week or two & then never thinking of it again
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Ivan about the Blog Idea

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The idea is ok. Every week, one of the players will be describing his days at the tournament. There's a lot to write here. Chennai is very interesting. Traffic is terrible, there's a billion cars on the streets and everybody's honking. I knew what to expect, because I've been to India before. Still it's fascinating. This is completely different mentality.
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i like ljubicic even more after reading his entry's, such a refreshing character.

cant wait to read blogs from other players!!!
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Have to agree with everyone here, it's a good idea and I am thankful Ljubo took up the challenge of writing one and I think he is a very good person for this, like his description of Chennai.

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I love his blog because it's so well-written and descriptive-as if I were there with him. Great job, Ivan.

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Great idea. Thanks for the link. Ivan is so genuine.

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