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Who will next receive the "Power of The Blog"

buzzy
01-13-2006, 08:56 PM
Week 1 - Ivan Ljubicic blogs for the ATP in Chennai and takes the title

Week 2 - James Blake does the ATP blog from Sydney takes the title there

Do you think the other players are fighting now to be the recipient of the "Blogger Magic" for the Oz Open? Who should be the next lucky player chosen?

williaer
01-13-2006, 09:04 PM
i assume they might give the "power of the blog" to someone who they think will make it through the 1st week of the AO...
i could be wrong though!

i can't wait for the rest of the blogs this year, it's a great idea

Margy
01-13-2006, 09:43 PM
I'd like to see them give it to Moya. His English is good enough.
Even Lord Carlos could use some extra power. :)

Horatio Caine
01-13-2006, 10:27 PM
Not sure how the players do the blog thing but some of Ljubo's Sunday edition was a replica of some of what he said in his post - match interview.

But otherwise I think it is a great idea...Ljubo is the best blogger I think so far...very interesting read :yeah:

Corswandt
01-14-2006, 12:29 AM
Not sure how the players do the blog thing but some of Ljubo's Sunday edition was a replica of some of what he said in his post - match interview.

My guess is that they contact the fellow who actually types in the blog to discuss what events should be in it. Then the ghost writer writes a first draft, sends it to the player for him to read and suggest some final corrections and adjustments, mainly to make sure he/she didn't make any blatant mistake, and finally posts it at the ATP site.

Come to think of it, this would actually take more of the player's time than if they just wrote the blog by themselves.

Anyway, so far it's been excellent.

Bee
01-14-2006, 03:49 AM
From Margy: "I'd like to see them give it to Moya. His English is good enough.
Even Lord Carlos could use some extra power."

[sorry, don't know how to do the 'quote message in reply' thingy yet ...]

Si, si ... what a great idea Margy ... yes, give it to Carlos!! He's had one day only last year, & had to pull out altogether after that Sydney final injury disaster in 2004! :)

btw, I was pleased that James won in Sydney this year ... had the Moya/Blake match happened, I would be sort of cheering for them both ;)

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 06:40 AM
not til after the AO, this was in James's last entry

"(Editor's note: The next blog will be in the week after the Australian Open.)"

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

Fee
01-14-2006, 07:29 AM
Pretty sure Justin will be writing his SI blog during the AO (well, at least one entry anyway...). :D

robinhood
01-14-2006, 08:06 AM
Someone bald or shaven, I imagine.

Lleytonisthebest
01-14-2006, 09:05 AM
this blog idea is so good!! i like it!!

washingmir
01-14-2006, 10:43 AM
Someone bald or shaven, I imagine.
:haha: :haha: :haha:

keep_er_lit!
01-14-2006, 11:02 AM
Someone bald or shaven, I imagine.

:p

ReturnWinner
01-14-2006, 02:16 PM
there will not be a blog in the au open :sad:

prima donna
01-14-2006, 02:25 PM
This thing that we speak of, "blogging" is actually quite silly, atleast in my personal opinion and with regard to professional athletes that have far superior obligations to fulfill. How or why producing nothing short of a diary would serve beneficial to a person of that caliber is beyond me. :shrug:

I do it, sure. Then again, my actions aren't reflective to numerous other parties lives ... atleast I don't think so. ;)

Horatio Caine
01-14-2006, 02:33 PM
Could they give it to Henman during Queen's? :tape:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 02:45 PM
This thing that we speak of, "blogging" is actually quite silly, atleast in my personal opinion and with regard to professional athletes that have far superior obligations to fulfill. How or why producing nothing short of a diary would serve beneficial to a person of that caliber is beyond me. :shrug:

I do it, sure. Then again, my actions aren't reflective to numerous other parties lives ... atleast I don't think so. ;)Maybe they know their fans (and in James's case as he said, friends and family) would enjoy it and they don't mind taking maybe 10 minutes of their day for a week to publicize the sport and do something kinda fun? Sure, they have other stuff to do, but I think it's pretty cool that they agreed to do the blogs and I found them both so far to be quite interesting and insightful and who knows, maybe they had fun writing them too.

gusman890
01-14-2006, 03:06 PM
haha give it to Mcenroe during SAP :-P

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:16 PM
haha give it to Mcenroe during SAP :-PNow that'd be interesting :lol:

Margy
05-20-2006, 10:38 PM
I remembered this old thread from the beginning of the year...it appears Tommy has received "the power of the blog" in Hamburg. It is actually pretty amazing how these guys that you would never have picked to take the title manage to go so far when they are doing the official blog. Do you think the extra attention gives them that adrenaline rush they need to pull out these wins .. or is it pure coincidence?

And who should get "the power" for Roland Garros?

Champion number 1
05-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Can they give it to Filo during RG?

njnetswill
05-21-2006, 01:10 AM
Just a question...do all the players type their blogs in English? D some have translators or something? Sorry if this has been answered before.

tennisgal_001
05-21-2006, 03:45 PM
I don't think players blog during the Slams

lucashg
05-21-2006, 04:04 PM
Please, give it to Coria and Gasquet ASAP! :help:

LaTenista
05-21-2006, 04:05 PM
Just a question...do all the players type their blogs in English? D some have translators or something? Sorry if this has been answered before.

Ferrer's was definitely written in Spanish (and appeared on the Spanish version of the ATP website), I also heard Acasuso's was as well. Someone at the ATP does the translation for the main 'English' site.

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 04:05 PM
Please, give it to Coria and Gasquet ASAP! :help:

Agreed :o

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 04:07 PM
Ferrer's was definitely written in Spanish (and appeared on the Spanish version of the ATP website), I also heard Acasuso's was as well. Someone at the ATP does the translation for the main 'English' site.

Ah. That explains the lack of French players blogging. :tape:

The ATP website doesn't have a French version and they can't blog in English so... :o

Yappa
05-21-2006, 04:11 PM
I am wondering who of the past bloggers really typed the blog themselves and who just let someone else do the work.

tennisgal_001
05-21-2006, 04:16 PM
I am wondering who of the past bloggers really typed the blog themselves and who just let someone else do the work.

Jon Wertheim (SI-CNN) said that he learned from "trusty sources" that Dmitry did it all on his own... and I find it hard to believe someone else wrote it. As for the other players, I think most of them wrote it on their own, coz they mentioned some stuff about their personal lives (Jurgen, Blake), and I don't think they'd appreciate it if someone else wrote about that

idolwatcher1
05-21-2006, 04:28 PM
I remembered this old thread from the beginning of the year...it appears Tommy has received "the power of the blog" in Hamburg. It is actually pretty amazing how these guys that you would never have picked to take the title manage to go so far when they are doing the official blog. Do you think the extra attention gives them that adrenaline rush they need to pull out these wins .. or is it pure coincidence?
I think it is a mix of things... For one, they typically pick players who have demonstrated good results in the past and can do well again. As for the psychological impacts of writing (or typing) a public blog, I think it helps some players to be introspective and perhaps even to feel "accountable" for how well they play during a tournament to the public, which would probably impact the focus they put into each of their matches. It also can help their confidence level if people come up to them and give them positive feedback on their blogs... it doesn't hurt to have some extra positive endorphins when you're playing important matches... ;)

And who should get "the power" for Roland Garros?
I don't think they will give the blog to anyone during the slams...

almouchie
05-21-2006, 05:08 PM
i was thinking the same
that 3 atp blogger have won their tournament
whose next

juanqui.ferrero
05-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Ah. That explains the lack of French players blogging. :tape:

The ATP website doesn't have a French version and they can't blog in English so... :o
Well, Santoro did it in Marseille, plus all players can speak english, be it good or not... I just think it depends on the week or maybe the ATP ask for volunteers... :lol:

Margy
05-21-2006, 09:38 PM
I don't think players blog during the Slams
Well, in Tommy's last entry he says he's already asked to have it for RG. haha

Obviously they won't give it to him again, but someone should get a chance. It really has become a popular feature so fans look forward to it. And now that three blogers have won titles, I bet players would be glad to get the chance to do the same.

So, if anyone at the ATP is reading this.... we want bloggers for the slams!
Please :)

Deboogle!.
05-21-2006, 10:21 PM
Well, in Tommy's last entry he says he's already asked to have it for RG. haha

Obviously they won't give it to him again, but someone should get a chance. It really has become a popular feature so fans look forward to it. And now that three blogers have won titles, I bet players would be glad to get the chance to do the same.

So, if anyone at the ATP is reading this.... we want bloggers for the slams!
Please :)The problem is that the slams aren't ATP events, I think that explains it more than just them not wanting to. But at the AO, only a couple people had blogged, so maybe by RG they will see how popular they have gotten and will do one anyway :)