Some questions from me Edu
Thanks in advance for taking time to answer them
1) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
2) Who will win the GS tournaments in 2009?
3) When did you start watching tennis?
4) Which match do you consider as best of all time?
5) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
6) Who would be your ideal coach for your favourite player?
7) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?
8) Were you named after anyone?
9) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
10) Which 10 places of your country are a must-see for visitors?
1) I think it should be someone who knows the circuit (former player, coach) and also with some experience in management. I've read some weeks ago that Karim Alami is working as tournament director in Middle East, maybe if he does a good work he could be in the future a good president. May I say I'm not a fan of Dubai Open et al, since they don't really promote the tennis there - you can see by their Davis Cup results- , but now Alami said they would give WC to local players (in Doha then), if it's even more than it, then it seems nice.
2) That's a tough question. Federer and Nadal are always favourites, Djokovic and Murray can win a slam though. I think Djokovic and Nadal can defend their titles in first two tournaments, then Federer wins Wimblendon and Murray can win the US Open.
3) I'm a fan of tennis since I was 10-12 years, so since the early 90's. My first tennis idol was Ivan Lendl. I have a Donnay racquet
at that time, they didn't show tennis on TV (except for some Slam finals), only when the cable TV arrived in the middle of 90's we could watch matches on TV here. I've been to two Davis Cup ties, Brazil vs Peru and Brazil vs India, in 1991 though. Before TV, I could follow tennis with magazines and newspapers, although the last used to have a poor coverage (still has BTW)
4) 1990 Wimbledon final, Edberg d. Becker in 5 sets.
5) I don't have exactly a favourite player, if I had to pick one, would be Federer, and then Nadal is his great opponent, but for the plasticity would be Nalbandian.
6) Jiri Novak I think would be a great trainer.
7) I think I got my first PC when I was 15 (1994-5), Iused internet for the first time not that much after, I don't remember what I was searching, probably something for a uni work.
8) No, but I have four surnames, my mother's maiden name is a double name, and my father decided to honour his mother (my grandmother) by giving me her surname also. In Brazil it's usual you get surnames from both parents, but most people get only two, not four
9) I think I'm quite tolerant, I'm not that good with commitments in many cases.
10) From the places I've been to:
1- Amazon (Pará, Tapajós River)
2- Jalapão (Tocantins, palaeodesert, rivers)
3- PETAR (São Paulo, caves)
4- São Domingos- Terra Ronca (Goiás, caves)
5- Chapadas Diamantina, dos Guimarães and dos Veadeiros (Bahia, Mato Grosso and Goiás, plateaus and savannah)
6- all the coastline of Rio de Janeiro state
7- Salvador (Bahia)
8- Prudentópolis (Paraná, cliffs with amazing waterfalls)
9- Mariana, Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais)
10- Itatiaia (Rio de Janeiro, mountains) and Mantiqueira Edge (Minas Gerais)