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Action Jackson
07-05-2009, 10:37 AM
The crazy and fun loving Slovene deserves his own thread. He has been a part of the Slovenian DC squad with Gregorc and his good friend Zemlja.

Thanks to Milan for this pics.

Action Jackson
07-05-2009, 10:40 AM
Kavcic has won 2 Challengers this year on clay. One in Alessandria and the other in Constanta.

Pics from Alessandria.

Action Jackson
07-05-2009, 10:41 AM

07-06-2009, 01:59 AM
Let's go Blaz! I know nothing about him, which is to be honest why I'm a fan. I want him to succeed so I can see how he plays.

By the way, how do you pronounce Blaz?

07-06-2009, 02:52 AM
Enjoyed the nice photos. :yeah:

By the way, how do you pronounce Blaz?

His name is Bla× (written in Slovene).

If I'm not mistaken, '×' is pronounced as the 's' in "treasure". ;)

07-06-2009, 04:48 AM
His name is Bla× (written in Slovene).

If I'm not mistaken, '×' is pronounced as the 's' in "treasure". ;)

:yeah: Thanks. Sorry for my American ignorance.

Action Jackson
07-06-2009, 02:28 PM
Blaz lost the final of Rijeka to Lorenzi, but he has reached a career high of #140 and he won't have much to defend for the rest of the year.

07-06-2009, 02:53 PM
Get in, Blaž!

He hopes he'll get a WC for Umag (tourney director said he'll do what he can for that to happen). He also hopes to get direct entry to the AO next year.

Action Jackson
07-06-2009, 02:57 PM
He has good chances to get direct entry at the AO, a few more challengers on clay where it can happen for him.

Action Jackson
07-08-2009, 06:01 PM
Blaz, Gregorc and Zemlja are playing in the Group II, Europe/Africa Davis Cup.

They are at home against Lithuania and are playing on clay.

07-10-2009, 12:09 PM
On paper it seems very winnable for Slovenia.

07-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Kavcic def. Sabeckis 6-2 6-3 6-1 :yeah:
2-0 for Slovenia. Very easy wins for both singles.

07-16-2009, 09:53 AM
Kavčič is now no. 139 (Slovenian best position in history)! :yeah:
And Slovenia beat Lithuania 5-0 (lost only one set)! Now will Slovenia play against Latvia.

07-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Blaz has been given a wildcard for Umag.

07-20-2009, 07:21 PM
Blaz has been given a wildcard for Umag.
I just noticed that. Good work by his agent, when the wild card could have been easily given to a Croatian. Let's hope he gets a kind draw.

Action Jackson
07-25-2009, 07:34 PM
Umag MD

Nikolai Davydenko [RUS/1] vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver [ESP]
Alberto Martin [ESP] vs. Qualifier
Simone Bolelli [ITA] vs. Qualifier
Mischa Zverev [GER/8] vs. Fabio Fognini [ITA]

Jurgen Melzer [AUT/4] vs. Brian Dabul [ARG]
Ivan Dodig [CRO/w.c] vs. Pablo Cuevas [URU]
Ivan Ljubicic [CRO] vs. Filippo Volandri [ITA/w.c]
Nicolas Almagro [ESP/6] vs. Qualifier

Juan Carlos Ferrero [ESP/5] vs. Christophe Rochus
S.Greul [GER] vs. P.Starace [ITA]
Oscar Hernandez [ESP] vs. Sergei Stakhovsky [UKR]
[b]Victor Troicki [SRB/3] vs. Maxi Gonzalez [MEX]

Andreas Seppi [ITA/7] vs. Qualifier
Federico Gil [POR] vs. Sergio Roitman [ARG]
Nicolas Massu [CHI] vs. Blaz Kavcic [SLO/w.c]
David Ferrer [ESP/2] vs. Daniel Koellerer [AUT]

07-26-2009, 07:22 PM
A decent draw. Second round would be a great achievement. Can't really look past it, though, unless Ferrer slips up somehow.

Action Jackson
08-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Blaz has lost the last 2 matches, but he is ranked 132, hope he can qualify for the US Open.

08-11-2009, 08:36 PM
just hope he keeps it up.

Action Jackson
08-24-2009, 10:56 PM
Blaz drew huge serving Aussie Sam Groth in the 1st round of the US Open qualies.

08-25-2009, 10:02 PM
He won! 3-6 6-3 6-4. Although, Groth has been in bad form recently. Next up: Kyu Tae Im

08-27-2009, 08:01 AM
Well done, Bla×! :yeah:
Good luck against Im! :D Don't think this will be easy match.

08-27-2009, 03:28 PM
He won! 3-6 6-3 6-4. Although, Groth has been in bad form recently. Next up: Kyu Tae Im

Which Qualifying round is that then ? One more match and he's into the MD ?

08-27-2009, 05:09 PM
Blaz defeated Im 7-5 7-6(3). Next he plays Michael Berrer for a place in the main draw.

Action Jackson
08-28-2009, 12:36 AM
Make Berrer hit smashes, as he can't get off the ground.

08-28-2009, 02:02 AM
How's Berrer's form? He's no longer top 100, so maybe this is a good chance to qualify. Lob :tennis:

Snoo Foo
08-28-2009, 04:39 AM
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i only watched the 1st set but well done, im was v good vs. deheart monday & a v tough competitor today

09-19-2009, 09:23 PM
You got some nice pics there, Snoo. :yeah:

Blaz's first-round opponent in Ljubljana is Enrico Burzi.

Action Jackson
09-20-2009, 01:08 PM
Blaz will be playing in South America after being at home.

Action Jackson
10-16-2009, 12:29 AM
Blaz is back on the winners circle where he defeated Demoliner and Zabaleta, he will play Machi Gonz in the QF.

10-16-2009, 01:02 AM
positive things are happening in Asunciˇn.

10-17-2009, 12:33 AM
QF vs Aranguren

Action Jackson
10-17-2009, 02:09 AM
Tough one for Blaz playing the local fave and veteran Ramon Deldago for a place in the final.

Action Jackson
10-21-2009, 03:04 AM
Good result last week for Blaz making the semis. He won his 1st round in Floripa against Demoliner and plays Poch-Gradin next.

Action Jackson
11-16-2009, 11:14 AM
Blaz is at his career best rank of #118, he could sneak into the MD of the Aus Open direct, but he will be seeded.

He is playing at Cancun.

Rui Machado POR [1] vs Giovanni Lapentti ECU
Guillermo Olaso ESP vs. Qualifier
Tigre Hank MEX [WC] vs. Lars Poerschke GER
Qualifier vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer AUT [7]

Nicolas Massu CHI [4] vs. Qualifier
Carlos Poch-Gradin ESP vs. Daniel Garza MEX [WC]
Victor Estrella DOM vs. Leonardo Tavares POR
Miguel Gallardo-Valles MEX vs. Benjamin Balleret MON [8]

Santiago Gonzalez MEX [6] vs. Adrian Menendez-Maceiras ESP
Bruno Echagaray MEX vs. Qualifier
Marc Sieber GER vs. Deniss Pavlovs LAT
Jordan Cox USA [WC} vs. Pere Riba ESP [3]

Grega Zemlja SLO [5] vs. Jose Checa-Calvo ESP
Rainer Eitzinger AUT vs. Raven Klaasen RSA
Andre Begemann GER vs. Bruno Rodriguez MEX [WC]
Marcel Felder URU vs. Blaz Kavcic SLO [2]

11-26-2009, 06:24 AM
OK, Blaz finally managed to win 2 matches in a row and is about to face his friend Grega Zemlja in the QF.

This is his last tournament of the year, hopefully he can beat Zemlja, win the tournament and misteriously sneak in the AO main draw:lol:

Action Jackson
12-21-2009, 12:09 PM
Not sure where Blaz is going to play in Week 1 for the qualies, but he will make the trip to Melbourne.

Action Jackson
01-12-2010, 10:27 AM
Blaz Man is up against Soeda Go the guy who can choke badly and runs all day.

01-13-2010, 11:07 AM
67 64 64

That was a break orgy at its best. Blaz served at 75% and yet lost his serve 6 or 7 times, don't see him qualifying for the MD

Action Jackson
01-13-2010, 08:48 PM
First match of the year for him and he plays Tosic on Friday.

01-15-2010, 05:02 AM
In the final qualifying round against Devvarman. Tough to call, as Devvarman had a tight match in the previous round, and Blaz has never played here. Good luck :yeah:

01-15-2010, 07:49 AM
Ok, my predictions should be ignored as they always turn out as wrong. Predicted Slovenes to crash out in second round and they all won:lol:

Action Jackson
01-15-2010, 09:38 AM
I have been at their matches and Blaz was a lot better today, but Tosic was tired and playing some dumb shots.

This match will be a grind for sure.

01-16-2010, 03:03 AM
Defeated Devverman 63 76. Let's pray for a nice spot in the MD.
That was 4 days without much sleep for me, thank god I'm not working next week.

01-16-2010, 03:36 AM
Nice! I'm actually hoping he draws someone well known. I want to see him on TV at least. Maybe Tomic would be the best for that. Good luck in the MD :yeah:

Action Jackson
01-16-2010, 07:18 AM
Too good by Blaz, he is playing Odesnik.

01-30-2010, 01:56 PM
Blaz is playing against Ascione in Johanessburg. Third seed F. Lopez awaits in the second round, providing Blaz beats Ascione.

02-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Blaz is through to the second round after a 1-6 7-5 6-3 win over Ascione.

Action Jackson
02-12-2010, 01:12 AM
Blaz will be playing the Moroccan challenger circuit starting next week.

Action Jackson
02-23-2010, 12:23 PM
Blaz made the semis last week losing to Robert in Tanger.

In Meknes he defeated di Mauro 6-2 6-2

Steve Darcis BEL [1] vs. Uladzimir Ignatik BLR
Dusan Lojda CZE vs. Pablo Carre˝o-Busta ESP [Q]
Lamine Ouahab ALG vs. Dominik Meffert GER
Pablo Andujar ESP [8] vs. Hicham Khaddari MAR [WC]

Oleksander Dolgopolov Jr. UKR [3] vs. Andrea Arnaboldi ITA
Reda El Amrani MAR [WC] vs. Adrian Menendez ESP | 6-2 6-2
Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP vs. I˝igo Cervantes-Huegun ESP [Q]
Ivan Navarro ESP [6] vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer AUT

David Marrero ESP [7] vs. Mehdi Ziadi MAR [WC]
Adrian Ungur ROU vs. Annas Fattar MAR [WC] | 6-2 6-2
Ilija Bozoljac SRB vs. Daniel Mu˝oz-de la Nava ESP
Pere Riba ESP [4] vs. Carlos Poch-Gradin ESP [Q]

Rui Machado POR [5] vs. Flavio Cipolla ITA
Martin Klizan SVK vs. Francesco Aldi ITA [Q]
Antonio Veic CRO vs. Alberto Brizzi ITA
Blaz Kavcic SLO [2] vs. Alessio Di Mauro ITA

02-23-2010, 09:59 PM
Robert was the spoiler for both Kavcic and Dolgopolov last week. Those two seem likely for this week's final, however, barring any missteps.

Action Jackson
03-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Blaz and the Slovenian team won their DC easily and he is back in Morocco.

Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. UKR [1] vs. Alberto Martin ESP
Ilija Bozoljac SRB vs. Mehdi Ziadi MAR [WC]
Alexandre Sidorenko FRA vs. Thierry Ascione FRA
Marcel Granollers ESP [5] vs. Hicham Khaddari MAR [WC]

Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS [4] vs. QUALIFIER
Ivan Navarro ESP vs. Dominik Meffert GER | 6-4 7-6(3)
Filippo Volandri ITA vs. Rabie Chaki MAR [WC]
Rui Machado POR [8] vs. David Marrero ESP

Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Laurent Recouderc FRA
Ivan Sergeyev UKR vs. Lamine Ouahab ALG
Blaz Kavcic SLO [3] vs. Adrian Ungur ROU

Victor Crivoi ROU [6] vs. Reda El Amrani MAR [WC]
Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo ESP vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP
Simone Bolelli ITA vs. QUALIFIER
Santiago Ventura ESP [2] vs. Pablo Andujar ESP

Action Jackson
03-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Blaz got up 6-3 6-1 and now plays Sergeyev.

03-09-2010, 10:07 PM

Action Jackson
03-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Blaz on Monday is going to be ranked inside the top 100. Hope he can make RG directly.

Action Jackson
03-16-2010, 01:12 PM
Marcel Granollers ESP [6] vs. Alberto Martin ESP
Pablo Andujar ESP vs. Reda El Amrani MAR [WC]
Flavio Cipolla ITA vs. Mehdi Ziadi MAR [WC]
Blaz Kavcic SLO [4] vs. Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol ESP [Q]

Blaz won 6-1 6-3

Action Jackson
04-03-2010, 12:17 PM
Slovenia's finest will be playing Houston and the South American challs.

MASSU, Nicolas CHI v ZVEREV, Mischa GER

Action Jackson
04-08-2010, 02:15 AM
Blaz got up against Istomin in 3 and plays big Sam Querrey in the next round.

04-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Blaz Kavcic has split up with his coach and will from now on train with Bedene twins at tennis academy in Vienna. Werner Eschauer and Wolfgang Schranz will be his trainers:p

Action Jackson
05-01-2010, 02:15 PM
Blaz will be playing at Belgrade and then Zagreb.

05-04-2010, 06:41 AM
Watched the match on Slovene sports channel. Up until 3-3, first set he managed to stay in contact with Andreev, mostly due to UEs by the Russian, then it all went downhill. It was expected though, afer seeing first 6 games that it was all in Andreev's hands. Blaz's serve is improving, but it's still bad in comparisson to other top 100 players. One of his second serves barely landed in the court, let alone service box. Too many DFs as well.

Blaz also can't rely on hitting winners, except for some great drop shots, but those alone can't win him many matches. The biggest problem are very short backhands(mostly), landing before the lines of service boxes and therefore rather suitable for his opponent to dictate and eventually win the points.

Overall, he's fast with nice defensive game, has a nice touch at net and great dropshots. Rather weak serve and lack of power on his groundstrokes are in need of improvement.

Action Jackson
05-04-2010, 03:15 PM
Too passive and a weak serve, he will have to improve them to make it further.

He has played too much already this season.

05-07-2010, 01:33 PM
In a short interview in a Slovenian weekly he said he's a fan of Nadal. :(

Action Jackson
05-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Blaz liked Sampras as well, no one is perfect.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:50 AM
In a short interview in a Slovenian weekly he said he's a fan of Nadal. :(

Not surprising, he's a clay court guy, most clay court players would be fond of Rafa and his achievements and ability to translate his game on other surfaces as well. It's actually a positive for Blaz to look up to Rafa and try to emulate him in some ways.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 02:00 AM
Blaz's results have been up and down this season, with one SF and two QF challenger results, qualifying for the Australian Open, but also having several first and second round losses, including this week to Andreev 3-6 2-6. His ranking is about to take a really huge hit in the wrong direction with his inconsistent results. Hopefully he can find a way to find his form and start winning on a consistent level.

He is playing the Zagreb challenger next week, hopefully he has a good result, good luck Blaz!

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 02:23 AM
Here is the draw for the challenger in Zagreb starting this upcoming week:

Blaz plays Andre Begemann in the first round, with Ebden/Minar as the potential second round match-up. Begemann is a decent player and had very good results at the end of the year on clay so if Blaz doesn't start to play better, he could lose R1. The opportunity for a SF is there if he picks up his form.

Good luck in Croatia, Blaz!

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 03:40 AM
Blaz is the second match on the center court today vs. Begemann. Hopefully he gets the victory, as one is much needed for him. If he plays well he should defeat Begemann, hopefully he can find his form from last year and start performing to the level he and we know he can play.

Filo V.
05-11-2010, 12:40 AM
Blaz won 6-2 6-1 today vs. Begemann, he was toying with the German throughout the match. His counterpunching game was the perfect match up vs. the attacking style of play of Begemann. He awaits his next opponent of Ebden/Minar in R2 now.

Action Jackson
05-13-2010, 11:58 AM
Blaz beat Ebden comfortably 6-3 6-2, plays the winner of Schukin/Kuznetsov.

05-13-2010, 02:38 PM
here are some pics I took in Belgrade last week :) ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

05-18-2010, 01:40 PM
Blaž has a twitter account now:

Action Jackson
05-18-2010, 01:42 PM
His site is good as well, though my Slovene needs to improve.

Action Jackson
05-21-2010, 11:09 AM
Blaz drew Schwank in the 1st round of RG, winner plays either Nieminen or Roddick.

Action Jackson
05-25-2010, 02:43 PM
Excellent result for Kavcic, he won his first round match against Schwank 3-6 6-3 7-5 4-0 RET and is up against Roddick.

05-25-2010, 02:56 PM
He gets a nice amount of points although he still needs to win a few challengers in order not to drop too low in the rankings.

Hopefully(for me) he gets to play vs Roddick some time in the afternoon.

Action Jackson
05-25-2010, 02:57 PM
He has to the end of the year to finish in the top 100 plenty of time.

05-25-2010, 03:07 PM
drew huge pleasure from this win.

05-27-2010, 03:24 PM
I like the match so far - some great points there, but Blaz seriously NEEDS TO WORK on that serve. It's on the WTA level at best

05-27-2010, 03:31 PM
Yeah, I agree. Breaks are holds in this match. That serve needs to be the number 1 priority, as he should realize it's not up to snuff with even most claycourters. However, Kavcic has played well so far, and I like his spirit, always into the match.

Action Jackson
05-27-2010, 03:33 PM
He knows his serve is shit and that is what is holding him back. Then he misses and gets anxious, which puts him behind in the games.

Striking the ball quite well and the conditions are helping, not sure if Eschauer will be able to help him with this.

05-27-2010, 04:01 PM
BTW not sure anyone has noticed but Blaz's site now also has the English translation/version. Judging by the writing style he's partly moderating the site by himself:p

Action Jackson
05-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Back on court now, lets go Blaz.

06-05-2010, 10:10 PM
You've got to love the Queen's draw:lol:

Blaz's first round opponent is Marcos Daniel and if he wins he's playing his idol - Rafael Nadal.

06-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Blaž tweeted that it looks like he's made it into the MD at Wimbledon, but he'll get confirmation later today.

06-12-2010, 12:05 PM
okay, it's official.

Action Jackson
08-03-2010, 07:47 AM
Blaz is back on court playing Patience in KitzbŘhel.

Action Jackson
08-03-2010, 06:44 PM
Big choke from Blaz leading 4-2 0-40 in the 3rd set and lost the set 6-4.

Hope he can back on track.

Action Jackson
08-20-2010, 03:55 PM
Blaz is in the final of the Karshi Challenger playing Venus. He is not playing the US Open.

08-20-2010, 03:59 PM
According to his twitter he is having major shoulder issues this week, so he's been playing taking a lot of painkillers to try and ease the pain.

08-21-2010, 10:29 AM
Blaž won 76(6) 76(5). :D

08-25-2010, 11:32 AM
Adrian Voinea appears to be Blaz's new trainer. The details you can find on his website.:)

Action Jackson
08-25-2010, 11:38 AM
I am happy with this appointment, bring it on Voinea.

Blaz will be playing in Como.

Action Jackson
08-26-2010, 12:44 PM
Voinea has been working him hard, good to see.

Action Jackson
08-29-2010, 04:09 AM
Blaz is playing Ramos-Vinolas in Como, would be good if he could play Muster.

Robin Haase NED [1] vs. Jesse Huta Galung NED
Q vs. Martin Fischer AUT
Yannick Mertens BEL vs. Juan-Martin Aranguren ARG [ALT]
Thomas Schoorel NED vs. Rui Machado POR [8]

Julian Reister GER [4] vs. David Goffin BEL [SE]
Daniel K÷llerer AUT vs. Q
Thomas Muster AUT [WC] vs. Q
Blaz Kavcic SLO vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP [6]

Adrian Ungur ROU [7] vs. Daniele Giorgini ITA [ALT]
Ivo Minar CZE vs. Andrea Arnaboldi ITA [ALT]
Ivan Navarro ESP vs. Reda El Amrani MAR
Laurent Recouderc FRA vs. Paolo Lorenzi ITA [3/WC]

Steve Darcis BEL [5] vs. Victor Crivoi ROU
Q vs. Diego Junqueira ARG
Leonardo Tavares POR vs. Matteo Trevisan ITA [WC]
Alberto Brizzi ITA [SE] vs. Filippo Volandri ITA [2/WC]

08-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Blaž won 1-6 6-2 6-3.

Action Jackson
08-31-2010, 01:46 AM
Hope Muster beats Naso, would be great if Blaž could play him.

08-31-2010, 04:38 AM
Nice win. I see him making at least the semis, tough competition in Haase though.

Action Jackson
09-10-2010, 03:09 AM
Blaz played 2 matches in a day defeating Junqueira and Minar, plays Bachinger today.

Action Jackson
09-11-2010, 03:06 PM
Blaz made the final taking out Berlocq in 3 sets and plays RRH.

Action Jackson
09-12-2010, 12:38 PM
Blaz fought hard as always and got the title in Rijeka defeating Ramirez-Hidalgo 6-4 3-6 7-6.

The work with Voinea is already paying off and now he will go to Lithuania in Davis Cup.

09-12-2010, 01:08 PM
It's a step forwards again, although the next few months will really show how much does the work with Voinea really help. Every change in work/game is welcome, though.

09-14-2010, 06:20 PM
The Slovenian DC team are training at the SEB arena in Vilnius ;).

Photo galleries on ( and (

Action Jackson
09-19-2010, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the pics and Blaz won the 5th match for Slovenia 6-4 7-6 7-6 to give them a 3-2 win.

Back home to Ljubljana for the challenger.

Action Jackson
09-24-2010, 03:21 PM
Blaz has been solid all week, helped by a good draw and is in the final winning 6-3 6-2 and plays Goffin in the final.

09-26-2010, 02:28 PM
Won the final - Quite impressive few weeks for Blaz:yeah:

I think he doesn't have many points to defend until the end of the year, meaning that he has almost secured a MD spot in Melbourne next year.

Action Jackson
09-26-2010, 02:38 PM
His back is hurting him a bit, probably should take a week off. No more clay events for him now, as Voinea wants him to get better on the hardcourts.

I think if he gets one more decent result he should be in direct for Melbourne.

09-26-2010, 11:45 PM
Very nice. This is definitely a good sign after a relatively disappointing year (minus a few highlights.) Next year he'll have plenty of time to compete at the lower level ATP tournaments.

10-03-2010, 09:16 AM
The pain in Kavcic's leg is quite strong and the doctors sad he should rest for 2 weeks.

According to his calendar he's only going to play 2 more tournaments. Or is he going to add a few more?

Action Jackson
11-01-2010, 10:00 PM
Blaz is back and won 6-4 6-4 over Begemann in Eckental.

12-14-2010, 09:49 AM
I know this is a little bit off topic but yesterday I had honor to meet Bla× Kavčič. And I have to say if I was his fan before, right now I'm his number 1 fan. We actually meet because of my study. I study journalism and had to made an interview. And because I'm fan of tennis of course I tried to contact him. I thought he would say that he wouldn't have time or something but he answered to my message after 3 hours and gave me even his phone number to contact him later. Of course I did and we texted like we are friends. I really didn't expect he is so down to earth, so friendly, so talktive etc. I really can say only good things about him. He even wanted to paid drink but I somehow conviced him not to do this because after all he helped me a lot even though he didn't had to. I also contact one of Slovenian tennis sites and they will (maybe) publish this interview. :bounce: He is really really cool person. :D

I don't know why I actually write this but it was really so exciting to meet him. :) He even said if I would ever need anything similar just to call him. Amazing person he is! :yeah:

I'm sorry I had to share this here. :p

Action Jackson
12-14-2010, 09:52 AM
Well done igra, good to hear that Blaž was really cool with you and lets hope he can manage the schedule well in 2011, and keep on improving.

Action Jackson
01-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Blaz is playing ballbashing clown Chardy in the 1st round of Chennai.

[1] Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Frederico Gil (POR)
Marcos Daniel (BRA) - Ivan Dodig (CRO)
Denis Gremelmayr (GER) - Robert Kendrick (USA)
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) - [5] Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

01-04-2011, 04:42 PM
He won! :woohoo: Pretty comprehensive, 6-3 6-2, and he'll play Kendrick next.

01-04-2011, 08:51 PM
What a great vicotry for him!!! :bounce:
And also second round is very winnable. :)
Vamos, Blaž! :yeah:

Action Jackson
01-04-2011, 11:36 PM
Excellent win for Blaz, never a bad day when Chardy loses.

01-05-2011, 02:23 PM
Blaž won 2 and 2. Easy. Now against Berdych, great result already though.

01-05-2011, 05:35 PM
Just :worship: Nothing to lose against Berdych as well. :D Can he get his first TOP 10 victory (I know I'm probablly dreaming about it but you never know :p)? :)
Gremo, Blaž! :D

Action Jackson
01-05-2011, 11:28 PM
He will learn a lot from the match against Berdych and how far behind that level he is at the moment.

Good momentum for the Aus Open qualies.

Action Jackson
01-16-2011, 07:37 AM
Got a few photos of Blaz and will post them soon, great win for him.

01-19-2011, 01:45 PM
Won against Anderson 2-6 6-4 7-6 7-6

I thought it was a bad draw; Anderson has a huge serve and I thought Blaz wouldn't be able to break it more times than holding his own:lol:

01-29-2011, 01:26 PM
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was added HERE (

01-29-2011, 03:10 PM
He does seem like a cool guy. Nice story there igralec33.

I wrote a match report of his match against Youzhny a while ago on my blog.

Action Jackson
01-29-2011, 03:15 PM
You came to the same match and said nothing krystel poor form.

02-01-2011, 08:51 PM

02-01-2011, 08:58 PM

Action Jackson
02-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Confidence is a funny thing, good performance from Blaz qualifying and taking out Zverev. Will be very tough against the finalist and indoor monster Berrer next.

Action Jackson
02-16-2011, 07:13 AM
The man is playing in Delray Beach and then Davis Cup, after that Sarajevo.

Ad Wim
02-17-2011, 02:43 PM
He should get through qualis in Delray, although it's probably a tough draw.

Action Jackson
02-19-2011, 02:24 AM
Blaz drew Gio Lapentti first round in Delray Beach qualies.

Action Jackson
02-20-2011, 11:35 PM
Blaz is playing Young for a place in the main draw.

Action Jackson
02-22-2011, 02:47 AM
He made the main draw without losing a set and plays Przysiezny.

02-22-2011, 08:42 AM
I still can't believe how much his game on hard courts has improved over the last couple of months. His (first)serve can even be a weapon at times, when he's not too negative on court. A nice chance for Kavcic to play against Tipsarevic, who's a good friend of his, in the second round.

One of the most hilarious things about Kavcic is his H2H record against Grega Zemlja, lol. 0-6.
I always thought Zemlja has a better game to make it into the top 100, but the roles have reversed, it seems.

Action Jackson
02-22-2011, 09:31 PM
He played against Farah, who lost in 1st round qualies, hehe and good luck against Gattuso.

02-22-2011, 11:23 PM
I jumped on the mini bandwagon he had going a month ago :lol: :o. It's great to see his hard work being rewarded with some great results and he sounds like a great guy off the court as well.

Action Jackson
02-24-2011, 03:45 AM
jmf, you are a cool cat therefore welcome along.

Blaž lost a tough 3 setter 6-2 6-7 6-3 but the break point conversion in the 3rd set of 0/10 is so frustrating. Time to fly back to Ljubljana for the Davis Cup tie on clay now.

Action Jackson
03-05-2011, 08:47 AM
Blaž's birthday hope the guys can win the doubles and give him a nice present.

03-08-2011, 05:10 PM
I follow him on twitter but I didn't realize he had a thread here. :D

Nice to see him at a career high ranking, and apparently he won his first match in Sarajevo vs Brkic 6-4 7-6(3).

03-09-2011, 12:54 AM
Next up will be Martin Fischer.

jmf, you are a cool cat therefore welcome along.

:D thanks

03-09-2011, 05:52 PM
Vamos Blaz...I meat him in Vilnius in Daves cup...what a top guy....really funny and has a sense of humor

Action Jackson
03-21-2011, 11:22 AM
Blaz just made into Miami, his first ever TMS event.

Filo V.
03-21-2011, 04:04 PM
Congrats to Blaz on the accomplishment, and GL to him in the MD!

Action Jackson
03-25-2011, 06:35 AM
Blaz lost a tough one to Oli Rochus, handled it like a man.

From the man himself.

"He played some unbelievable passing shots in the and and he deserve to win. All the best in next round Oli. Day off and than clay season..."

Action Jackson
04-07-2011, 03:03 PM
6-1 5-2 up against the Fog and loses, well this will be a learning experience.

04-08-2011, 08:46 AM
Hopefully it doesn't put a big dent in his confidence and he can bounce back in his next match.

Action Jackson
04-25-2011, 02:01 PM
Blaž took down Kamke again 7-6(0) 6-1. He served for it at *5-4 but failed to so.

The tiebreaker he was just defending very well and pressing Kamke into error, once he got the 1st set. He moved into the court and was playing better.

Sombrerero loco
04-25-2011, 09:33 PM
is he playing madrid qualies??

04-26-2011, 11:10 AM
He's playing Madrid, yes.

Yesterday's match was dire but as long as he's winning we shouldn't be complaining, I guess. Can Isner play on clay?

Action Jackson
04-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Isner isn't too bad on clay, just a question of Blaz making sure he takes care of his own serve. Not going to get many chances against Isner.

04-27-2011, 01:26 AM
Good to see him win against Kamke again. Mello upset Isner so Blaz will start the favourite in his second round match.

Action Jackson
04-27-2011, 01:34 AM
Mello it won't be pretty tennis at all.

Action Jackson
04-27-2011, 12:30 PM
Kavčič got up in 2 sets now he can lose to Nole and make Madrid for qualies.

Sombrerero loco
04-27-2011, 10:23 PM
well done blaz!!!

04-27-2011, 10:25 PM
He won't play Madrid. :/

04-30-2011, 12:36 AM
Blaz lost 63 62. Rome qualies his next tournament now.

Action Jackson
05-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Blaz won 7-5 ret over Crugnola will play Kubot next.

Filo V.
05-08-2011, 12:59 AM
Good opportunity to qualify. Hopefully he takes advantage.

Action Jackson
05-08-2011, 04:32 PM
Blaz lost 6-3 in the 3rd to Kubot, had one break point in the 3rd which he couldn't take.

He hasn't played too much this season which is good.

Action Jackson
05-20-2011, 11:06 AM
Blaž is playing Gulbis in the first round of Roland Garros.

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 12:33 PM
Interesting one. Largely will depend on with Gulbis shows up. GL Blaz.

05-20-2011, 08:40 PM
Blaz can defeat Gulbis. Ernests is not in good shape :haha:

Action Jackson
05-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Excellent win for Blaz, now he plays either Del Potro or Karlovic.

05-23-2011, 03:02 AM
Way more comfortable than I expected, even with Gulbis' awful form. Maybe we'll see an upset in the next round.

Action Jackson
05-25-2011, 03:17 PM
Blaž was outclassed by del Potro in straight sets. del Potro got pissed off cause Blaž hit a short ball at him easiest way to win the point and del Potro acts all bitchy hehe.

05-25-2011, 08:17 PM
Bla× was outclassed by del Potro in straight sets. del Potro got pissed off cause Bla× hit a short ball at him easiest way to win the point and del Potro acts all bitchy hehe.

I saw that moment too. Why Del Potro is such an asshole :cuckoo: ? He's almost 2 meters height so it's not easy to not hit him :haha:

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 03:31 PM
Blaž is back in Rijeka to defend his title. He has defeated Dancevic and Trujillo-Soler in straight sets, will play Lorenzi in the QF.

06-19-2011, 08:00 AM
Expected dry spell during the grass season. Still, we can't pretend there's no major ahead of Kavcic - he's playing Kamke in the first round of Wimbledon. Anything but a first round exit would be a pleasant surprise here. Makes me wonder - has he ever won a match played on grass?

Action Jackson
07-08-2011, 08:38 PM
Disappointing loss for Bla× against Starace. It was always going to be tough, but tactically it wasn't a good performance. Started fairly well, then when Starace improved in the 2nd set, Kavčič got too passive, wasn't hitting the ball at all.

Starace served better and was controlling the points as Bla× was moving further back into the court, then Starace was able to use excellent dropshots. Good that Kavčič was able to get one of the breaks back in the 4th, even then he had a bp chance get it back on serve, but it was saved by a good serve.

07-12-2011, 04:34 PM
2 wins For Blaz today. Win over Benneteau 75 in the third and doubles(with Pere Riba) win over Cermak/Polasek 64 63.

I thought it's worth mentioning the doubles win coz the Slovenes never play doubles and I think this might be one of the first wins on the ATP level.

Action Jackson
07-12-2011, 04:36 PM
Big day for Blaž came back from *3-5 down in the 3rd.

Action Jackson
07-15-2011, 06:54 AM
Another QF for Kavčič, will be tough one for him against Berdych.


Sombrerero loco
07-15-2011, 09:01 AM
lucky!good luck against tomas

Action Jackson
07-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Blaz taken the week off back in Ljubljana, then will play Umag.

Action Jackson
07-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Kavčic and Voinea aren't working together anymore and this disappoints me greatly.

07-20-2011, 05:50 AM
Bostjan Osabnik - I wonder how could HE help him. For the last 5 or 6 years he's been mostly playing League Championships in GER, ITA and SLO...

They broke up because Adrian, due to his family, can't be his full time coach which is what Blaz is searching for right now...

Action Jackson
07-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Bostjan Osabnik - I wonder how could HE help him. For the last 5 or 6 years he's been mostly playing League Championships in GER, ITA and SLO...

They broke up because Adrian, due to his family, can't be his full time coach which is what Blaz is searching for right now...

He is only temporary, but Voinea was great for him. It was amicable at least. There are some good coaches around, just need to be patient.

08-12-2011, 10:26 AM
He was not patient enough. His new coach for the test period of 5 straight weeks is Slovenia's Davis Cup captain Blaz Trupej. Trupej has coached a plethora of players, men and women, with not much success. The only player he has "brought" to the top 100 was WTA's Maja Matevzic (CH of 38), the rest failed badly.

Frankly, if he had kept Voinea for just those 12 weeks per year it would've still been better than hiring Trupej.

Action Jackson
08-12-2011, 11:03 AM
Trupej is shit. I actually think David Lenar should be DC captain.

Boreas, totally agree with you about Voinea. I mean I can see Blaž being between 50-75, too bad he doesn't have Zemlja's talent. Lost the best coach for him.

08-12-2011, 01:11 PM
I think Trupek is excellent choice :shrug: he did wonders for Maja Matevzic who was third wheel back in the days when Slovenia was winning all junior titels with Srebotnik, Pisnik and Hergold ... she was hanging at around 300 before Blaz took over and made her into top50 player (at some point even better than Pisnik or Srebotnik)

08-12-2011, 04:23 PM
Trupej also coached a bunch of other players since Matevzic's retirement and achieved nothing. Most of the players even regressed.(most notably Zec-Peskiric:lol:)

AJ - you think Zemlja's more talented? He's got more power on serve and groundstrokes, but other than that they're pretty even talent-wise. Yet, I'd have never predicted Kavcic to have a better ranking and more success on the tour.

08-12-2011, 06:20 PM
Trupej also coached a bunch of other players since Matevzic's retirement and achieved nothing. Most of the players even regressed.(most notably Zec-Peskiric:lol:)

man cannot produce wonders, for God's sake :devil:

Action Jackson
08-19-2011, 03:13 PM
Trupej also coached a bunch of other players since Matevzic's retirement and achieved nothing. Most of the players even regressed.(most notably Zec-Peskiric:lol:)

AJ - you think Zemlja's more talented? He's got more power on serve and groundstrokes, but other than that they're pretty even talent-wise. Yet, I'd have never predicted Kavcic to have a better ranking and more success on the tour.

I don't rate Trupej from what I saw, if he proves me wrong then good. I don't think he's any better than Lenar.

Yes, I think Grega has more natural ability than Blaz, but as much as I like Grega he's a bit soft mentally. He does have some Giraldo like footwork, if Blaz had some of Grega's talent he'd be top 50. Then again if Zemljak had Blaz's work ethic and desire, then he'd be top 100.

He plays Istomin in Karshi final.

Action Jackson
08-23-2011, 07:28 AM
Blaz lost to Istomin in Karshi, but beat Hewitt in straight sets at Winston. Now he plays Santi Giraldo.


08-24-2011, 05:44 PM
he lost to Giraldo 6-2 6-3


08-27-2011, 06:22 PM
I think Blaz has a good shot at beating Ljubicic at the US Open. I really enjoyed his interviews this week, He seems like a cool guy.

Action Jackson
09-17-2011, 11:44 AM
Blaž is in the final of Banja Luka with a straight sets win over Vagnozzi in the semi, he also beat his mate Bedene in the quarter finals.

Action Jackson
09-18-2011, 01:29 PM
Blaž wins in Banja Luka 6-4 6-1 over Riba, his biggest event is next week.

09-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Well done Blaz

09-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Great win for Blaz and nice to see him moving up the rankings. :clap2:

Action Jackson
10-14-2011, 03:58 PM

Blaž will be back on the clay in Brazil.

Action Jackson
11-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Blaž is still injured and more than likely is done for the year.

11-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Bla× is still injured and more than likely is done for the year.

Thanks for the update

Sombrerero loco
11-13-2011, 07:19 PM
blaz :hug: recover and rest please!

Action Jackson
11-13-2011, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the update

He can have a big pre season and he needs it for his style of game.

11-25-2011, 12:20 PM
OK, I just checked his twitter and clicked that twitpic that's supposedly showing the healing of his injury. I'm looking at that, thinking what on earth that is. Well, it's his ass! And a bit of his thigh, but still. A picture of his bare ass. He could've warned us, lol.

Oh, and by the looks of it he's gonna start the year in Chennai again.

Action Jackson
12-11-2011, 02:14 AM
Blaž has been back doing full training for a week, should be ready to go for Australia.

12-21-2011, 07:01 AM
Not having anything to say really. Just checking if default thread subscription works now.

EDIT: It does!

Action Jackson
12-31-2011, 09:36 AM
Blaž plays Darcis in the 1st round of Chennai, then the winner plays Almagro.

Sombrerero loco
12-31-2011, 09:47 AM
please win first round blaz :)

01-16-2012, 02:03 AM
Blaz through to the second round at the AO after a 6-4 6-3 6-4 win over James Ward. Del Potro up next if he manages to close out his match against Mannarino.

03-03-2012, 08:38 AM
Florianopolis 50k Challenger Red Clay
RD1: Defeated Bruno SANT'ANNA (WC) 6-4 6-4
RD2: Defeated Pablo GALDON 4-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Defeated Gastao ELIAS 2-6 6-2 6-4
SF: vs Thiago ALVES

Blaz is the favourite for the semi final.

Action Jackson
03-03-2012, 08:44 AM
He needs to win the crown.

03-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Defeated Alves 6-3 6-4 and also won the doubles crown with Veic. He will play Bolelli in the final. Bolelli is the slight favourite.

03-05-2012, 08:35 AM
Blaz goes down 6-3 6-4 to Bolelli. Not sure how he will back up in Santiago after a tough week here. The draw has been kind with Blaz receiving a qualifier in the first round.

Action Jackson
03-05-2012, 08:39 AM
He got plenty of matches this week, wasn't his best tennis but he kept fighting hard.

Just hope he makes RG direct.

03-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Blaž turns 25 today. Happy birthday!

Watched a few matches from Brazil, can't say he's playing well, but at least it's enough to get him some wins at this level.

03-07-2012, 05:04 AM
Lost a tough four hour match against Leonardo Kirche in the first round of Santiago. Blaz had a few opportunities to win it but wasn't able to clinch the victory. He won't be playing doubles in Santiago so he will now be off to Morocco for the Rabat Challenger next week.

Action Jackson
03-07-2012, 05:19 AM
It will be good he can get home for a few days then on the way back.

Filo V.
03-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Very disappointing to lose when the opportunity for a deep run was very available with the draw he had. Now he'll have a few days of rest and hopefully he does better in these upcoming Moroccan challengers. He defends 36 points until the French Open cutoff so he has every opportunity to make the RG MD direct and reestablish himself in the top 100. Hopefully he achieves that with a good run in the next couple events!

Filo V.
03-19-2012, 11:31 PM
Blaz withdrew from Rabat but is in the Marrakech MD this week in Morocco. He won his first round match 6-2 6-1 over Joao Sousa and plays the winner of Victor Crivoi and Bastian Knittel in R2.

Hopefully he can make a run here and get back in a position to make the French Open direct.

03-23-2012, 01:55 AM
He lost 6-1 2-6 4-6 to Crivoi. Looks like the Davis Cup Group 1 tie against South Africa in Johannesburg will be his next match. If they can get past South Africa it will be the first time the Slovenian team has made the World Group playoff stage. The South African team will be without Anderson.

Action Jackson
04-29-2012, 07:06 AM
After some tough weeks Blaž is back in the winning circle with the title in Sao Paulo over Julio Silva. He beat some good challenger players.

Going to be jetlagged big time when he hits Belgrade.

Action Jackson
05-28-2012, 02:02 PM
Blaz got up over Hewitt in 4, it wasn't the best match but he fought hard and defending his points.

05-29-2012, 12:17 PM
After the Hewitt match from his FB

Action Jackson
06-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Blaž wins the Furth Challenger, his second for the year beating Stakhovsky in 3.

06-14-2012, 06:48 PM
Funny video of Blaz canoeing and taking a long, long time to jump off a bridge. I can't understand Slovenian but the videos on his Youtube channel are hilarious. He seems like a cool guy.

Action Jackson
06-16-2012, 06:28 PM
Blaž had to withdraw from his semi final against Montanes. He played a lot and is very tired need to rest the body.

Will be at a career high at the end of this week, but there is still a lot of work to do.

Action Jackson
06-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Blaž somehow got a wildcard to London Olympics and he can't believe it either.

From the man himself.

Can you believe that?! Just arriving home after Wimbledon, saying OK, enough grass for one year... and then someone calls me to let me know that I received a WC for Olympics!?!? Crazy world, you never know what is gonna happen in the next moment :)

06-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Poor guy forced to play one more match on a grass court.:lol:

Action Jackson
06-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Doesn't matter he can see other sports.

Action Jackson
07-08-2012, 03:58 AM
Blaž playing Veic again in the 1st round of Umag.

07-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Lost 6-1 6-2 against Veic. :o

Meanwhile terrible draw in Olympics

R1 Kohlschreiber v Blaz Kavcic :sobbing:

The Prince
07-28-2012, 09:52 PM
So who will he play, then? Kohli is out.

Someone like JC Cabal. It could be a winnable match.

Action Jackson
07-30-2012, 07:10 AM
He plays Vardhan who like most Indian players enjoys playing on grass.

07-30-2012, 10:37 PM
He played really well today and it was a fun match to watch. After it, I congratulated him on his win and took his picture which I will post on here when I get back home. He seems like a really nice guy and was on cloud 9 after his win. I know it's unlikely he will beat Ferrer tomorrow but today's match was a good experience for him. He was really pumped up and I've rarely seen anyone so happy after a match point. I've got tickets for Court1 tomorrow so I'll get to see him playa gain.

08-05-2012, 04:55 PM
A good fight against Ferrer, but he sadly lost in 2 sets :awww:

09-01-2012, 12:48 PM
I took some photos of Blaz at the Olympics that I've been meaning to upload for a while

Action Jackson
09-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Blaz had to retire from Banja Luka with back problems, just hope it's not too serious.

09-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Disappointed to hear that he retired. He did well to get his ranking up so it's a shame he isn't able to build on that.

Action Jackson
09-21-2012, 02:46 AM
Bla×'s back still is in poor shape. He tried to get on court but wasn't ready so it'll be another 2 weeks before he can try again.

09-21-2012, 07:37 PM
I hope he's back in action soon as his ranking has started to drop. It would be good if he can remain high enough to get direct entry into the Australian Open.

Action Jackson
09-29-2012, 02:34 PM
Blaz should be back hitting this week. Doing the smart thing playing the South American events.

09-30-2012, 08:47 AM
Has he bought a hacienda there already? It's like he knows where he belongs to.

I can't take Kavcic seriously anymore. OK, winning a few rounds at these weak tournaments is going to ensure a MD spot at the AO, but playing these endless clay events in SA time and time again is surely not gonna help him on the long run. How does he expect to improve his game, his serve, his game outside of clay etc., if all he needs to do to stay in the top 100 is beating a couple of random Sousas and Silvas who're already overranked as it is.

09-30-2012, 12:09 PM
Has he bought a hacienda there already? It's like he knows where he belongs to.

I can't take Kavcic seriously anymore. OK, winning a few rounds at these weak tournaments is going to ensure a MD spot at the AO, but playing these endless clay events in SA time and time again is surely not gonna help him on the long run. How does he expect to improve his game, his serve, his game outside of clay etc., if all he needs to do to stay in the top 100 is beating a couple of random Sousas and Silvas who're already overranked as it is.
I take your point but he has had a lot of injury problems this summer so the smart thing to do is get his season back on track and consolidate his ranking. If everything goes well then I agree he should start improving his hard court game.

Action Jackson
10-03-2012, 10:50 PM

Action Jackson
10-03-2012, 11:21 PM
Has he bought a hacienda there already? It's like he knows where he belongs to.

I can't take Kavcic seriously anymore. OK, winning a few rounds at these weak tournaments is going to ensure a MD spot at the AO, but playing these endless clay events in SA time and time again is surely not gonna help him on the long run. How does he expect to improve his game, his serve, his game outside of clay etc., if all he needs to do to stay in the top 100 is beating a couple of random Sousas and Silvas who're already overranked as it is.

Practical reasons to play there why play indoors coming off an injury where he is going to struggle to win consecutive matches and not make the AO direct is what he should be doing.

You make it like he has never won a match on hardcourts as for his serve that is what training for and the off tournament weeks to really work on that, plus the preseason.

Action Jackson
10-16-2012, 03:51 PM
Blaz will be coming back in Buenos Aires.

The Prince
10-16-2012, 03:53 PM
Good to hear!

Action Jackson
10-18-2012, 07:36 PM
Ljubo trolling Blaz getting done for speeding was funny.


Well done police... It is easy to get me at 8.00am when I am still to blind to see how fast I am driving...:))


How can you go too fast with that car?!? :-). (missed writing before)


It was downhill Ljubo...;)


Aaahhh. Then I understand. Can't see it on the photo but I trust you :-)

The Prince
10-18-2012, 07:39 PM
Yeah, I just saw that on my feed. :lol:

Blaž has also been training some youngsters. Charitable guy! :rocker2:

Action Jackson
10-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Excellent start to the comeback defeating Bagnis 6-2 6-1 plays either Collarini or Migani in the next round.

Action Jackson
11-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Lost in the semis to Zeballos 5-7 6-3 6-2 in Sao Leopoldo. Zeballos was pretty aggressive and Blaz finally got some matches in though he had an injury timeout on his back at 0-1* in the 3rd set.

Off to Marbella and then there'll be history with 3 Slovenes into the Aus Open directly. Trupej really hasn't done anything to improve Blaz since they've been together.

Action Jackson
12-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Blaž and Aljaž Bedene on a Slovenian show talking about 3 men in the top 100 for Slovenia. Since I speak crap Slovenian, translation of the good parts would be fantastic. l

Action Jackson
12-12-2012, 09:08 AM
Zemlja spoke about his good work with the trainers needs to keep working hard.

Blaz talking about the issues he has had with his back preparing to go to Chennai, Melbourne. Play a mix of Challengers and ATP, but most importantly wants to get over the injuries.

Bedene came back too soon from the appendicitis surgery, didn't have enough time for fitness preparation, plus having some issues with the wrist as well.

12-12-2012, 01:44 PM
It's good that Blaz got back into the top100 and qualified for AO. Hopefully he can build on that in the new year.

12-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Probably the funniest thing in that video comes right at the start.

"Anze Baselj
Hairstyle done by Mic Styling" :haha:

I'll watch that video once I have some time and translate the more important parts.

Action Jackson
12-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Bedene does spend plenty of time on his hair.

12-16-2012, 08:24 AM
I watched that, the interview itself was a bit of a bore so nothing new to say.

- talked about having to play tournaments in obscure places because losses on the ATP level can damage your confidence and he needs to boost himself up by winning weaker tournaments(talked about having to wash himself with a bucket in Uzbekistan)
- said that he won most of the matches against Zemlja in the U-14 category but started losing once they got to the professional level (the host avoided mocking them for never having beaten Zemlja in their matches)
- said that they used to make fun of Zemlja in juniors because he hated getting up in the morning and he kept coming to early matches sleepy and grumpy.
- Kavcic and Zemlja are playing 2 exhibitions in Slovenia these days.
- believes he's had luck picking the right coaches
- travelling to Australia with him will be Petra who won the ballot of one of Blaz's sponsors.

- talked about his twin brother Andraz who retired this year, but will be travelling with Aljaz as his sparing partner. They used to be very close game wise but Andraz never broke out.
- said about the traumatic experience in Brazil when there was an explosion in their hotel and he could've died had he not been outside.

They both also mentioned that they're starting the season in Chennai. The rest was pretty much what you've already mentioned.

Action Jackson
12-18-2012, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the translation and not a surprise with Zemlja he always looks asleep.

The Anxious Athl
12-22-2012, 11:42 PM
I just wanted to say great bum action jackson