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Radio Wimbledon qualifying podcast - your questions please!

southboy
06-13-2010, 10:28 PM
Hello all

Like the last four years, I will be covering the Wimbledon qualifying tournament this week at Roehampton, interviewing players for the Radio Wimbledon daily podcast that is available for free download from the official Wimbledon website.

I would like to make the podcast more interactive this time around ... with questions from fans! :)

Obviously, I won't be able to interview every match winner at qualifying - just a few of them each day ... but if there is a player you see on the qualifying order of play who you would like to ask a question (it can be on any topic) I will try to ask it for you and include it in the official Radio Wimbledon podcast!

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html

Qualifying starts this Monday 14 June. Day 1 looks a cracking line-up ... e.g. Dancevic v Mahut, Harrison v Berankis, plus plenty of Brits in action too! So for anyone you see listed, ask away! Please submit your player questions either via this forum thread or if you are on twitter, to my address there: @guy_mccrea

Cheers
G

southboy
06-14-2010, 01:15 PM
Interviews with Ricardas Berankis, Josh Goodall, Nicolas Mahut and others from day one of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton will be in Monday's Radio Wimbledon podcast - available later for free download from wimbledon.org

Need more questions though - slightly surprised we aren't getting more of them from you guys here on the mens tennis forum - please have a look at the order of play
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html
and ask away! Post them on this thread or on twitter: guy_mccrea

Ladies qualies start tomorrow, lots of men's quali matches already completed today.

Thanks
G

CooCooCachoo
06-14-2010, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the good work :yeah:

southboy
06-14-2010, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the good work :yeah:
Thanks CooCooCachoo :)

southboy
06-14-2010, 11:53 PM
Radio Wimbledon Day 1 podcast now available to download from wimbledon.org :

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/blogs/2010-06-14/201006141276552169826.html

Please get involved and keep firing those questions in everyone - here or on twitter: @guy_mccrea

Day 2 at Roehampton looks like it will be just as good!

Thanks
G

Ozone
06-14-2010, 11:59 PM
I have some questions!

1) What's up with Kuznetsov getting a main draw wildcard?
2) Does Alex Bogdanovic have a lot of fans cheering for him in qualies and do you think he can make the MD? If he does, how dangerous can he be?

156mphserve
06-15-2010, 12:08 AM
Can you ask Peter Polansky why he warmed up for Wimbledon playing on everything except grass?

CooCooCachoo
06-15-2010, 10:11 AM
I have some questions!

1) What's up with Kuznetsov getting a main draw wildcard?
2) Does Alex Bogdanovic have a lot of fans cheering for him in qualies and do you think he can make the MD? If he does, how dangerous can he be?

Can't you answer #1 yourself with some common sense? Kuznetsov won the boys' title last year.

southboy
06-15-2010, 01:46 PM
I have some questions!

1) What's up with Kuznetsov getting a main draw wildcard?
2) Does Alex Bogdanovic have a lot of fans cheering for him in qualies and do you think he can make the MD? If he does, how dangerous can he be?

Hi Ozone: Yes, Kuznetsov gets a Wimby MD wildcard because he won the boy's title last year. AELTC tradition! Re: 2) Can you suggest questions to ask players, not me?! Boggo got a lot of support yesterday and will later on but can't see him getting past Mahut - who made Dancevic look pretty ordinary in 1QR yesterday!

Hi all: Most of Tuesday's podcast is done now - interviews with Kanepi and Erakovic some of today's highlights! But time permitting, I'm also looking to stick around today for Devvarman v DeHeart which has the potential to be good. Please suggest questions for either man - here or to my twitter: @guy_mccrea

Cheers
G

southboy
06-15-2010, 11:25 PM
@156mph serve: Sorry didn't get chance to talk to Polansky after his loss so couldn't ask your question - thanks for offering it though and if you have any others let me know and I will try and make amends!

Also, to all: Radio Wimbledon Day 2 podcast is now available to download from wimbledon.org :

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/blogs/2010-06-15/201006151276637940126.html

Keep firing those questions in everyone - here or more directly on twitter: @guy_mccrea

On Wednesday, I am intending to follow Tomic v ERV, Kendrick v Ouanna, also Dent, Mannarino, and Levine matches for the Wed podcast. So forum readers if you have questions for those guys, please ask away ASAP!

Thanks
G

156mphserve
06-16-2010, 01:00 AM
that's ok, thanks for the offer anyway:)

andrijagajic
06-16-2010, 01:10 AM
Can you please ask Ilija Bozoljac why is he always avoiding to play Qualifications of Serbia Open and is playing Qualies for every other tournament?

Thanks.

CooCooCachoo
06-16-2010, 07:08 AM
Could you ask Edouard Roger-Vasselin why he often does well in Roehampton? What he thinks of the venue? And whether he is still going to Paul's bakery? :lol:

Ozone
06-16-2010, 01:51 PM
Can't you answer #1 yourself with some common sense? Kuznetsov won the boys' title last year.
I didn't follow that and their are many Kuznetsov's. I thought the WC was given to the older one. I guess I'll stop asking questions.

GoMullerGo
06-16-2010, 01:59 PM
Can you ask Gilles Muller what he thinks now of his state after beating Nadal at Wimbledon: "Nadal will probably never win Wimbledon"....lol
and can you ask him why he doesnt play Newport as his PR would allow him to play in the MD directly
thanks

southboy
06-16-2010, 11:25 PM
FYI: Radio Wimbledon Day 3 podcast is now available to download from wimbledon.org :

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/blogs/2010-06-16/201006161276723331188.html

Interviews with Dent, Tomic, Niculescu and Whybourn.


Thursday is the all-important final day of qualifying! So everyone please let me know your questions - here or more directly to my twitter: @guy_mccrea

Obviously all matches are important and so podcast plans can change - but on the men's side provisionally these are ones I will look to speak to the winners from:

Sweeting v Kendrick, Tomic v Armitraj, DeHeart v Bozoljac, Muller v Ball

But I say again, if you have other players on the schedule you have questions for please still send them, as they may still get in!

Thanks
G

andrijagajic
06-16-2010, 11:36 PM
FYI: Radio Wimbledon Day 3 podcast is now available to download from wimbledon.org :

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/blogs/2010-06-16/201006161276723331188.html

Interviews with Dent, Tomic, Niculescu and Whybourn.


Thursday is the all-important final day of qualifying! So everyone please let me know your questions - here or more directly to my twitter: @guy_mccrea

Obviously all matches are important and so podcast plans can change - but on the men's side provisionally these are ones I will look to speak to the winners from:

Sweeting v Kendrick, Tomic v Armitraj, DeHeart v Bozoljac, Muller v Ball

But I say again, if you have other players on the schedule you have questions for please still send them, as they may still get in!

Thanks
G

Can you please ask Bozoljac that question(on previous page)?

And also one more question: Does he care more about his outfit and how he looks on court or about his tennis?

Thanks :D

southboy
06-17-2010, 12:06 AM
Can you please ask Bozoljac that question(on previous page)?

And also one more question: Does he care more about his outfit and how he looks on court or about his tennis?

Thanks :D

Thanks! His match with deheart is one I will be following, so if he wins I will definitely ask your questions!

Re: his outfit - I will try to avoid being punched in the face when I ask that one :D

Cheers
G

andrijagajic
06-17-2010, 01:04 AM
Thanks! His match with deheart is one I will be following, so if he wins I will definitely ask your questions!

Re: his outfit - I will try to avoid being punched in the face when I ask that one :D

Cheers
G

:haha::haha::haha::haha: ok, thanks a lot... :D :D :D

Please post his answers(or whole report) here :)

andrijagajic
06-17-2010, 02:59 PM
Ilija won!

Waiting for my question(s) :D :D :D

southboy
06-17-2010, 09:21 PM
Ilija won!

Waiting for my question(s) :D :D :D

Hey - so sorry I couldn't speak to Ilija for today's podcast :( His win over DeHeart finished at the same time as I was already interviewing Kendrick ... by the time that had finished - Ilija had gone :mad:

I tried looking for him around the grounds at Roehampton to ask your questions, but he had already left :mad:

However, you may be interested to know that when I spoke to the Roehampton staff (e.g. player liaison office, players lounge staff, transport office) to ask if they'd seen him ... the replies I got included:

'yes he should be around - you'll notice him, he's always wearing his hat and shades!'
'you can't miss him - he's with his girlfriend ... who's three times even more flash than him!'

Maybe that last comment indirectly answers your question about fashion and tennis :haha: ;)

Again, so sorry I couldn't speak to him for you ... but hey, he's in the main draw now and so maybe I will bump into him next week for you!

G

andrijagajic
06-17-2010, 09:24 PM
Hey - so sorry I couldn't speak to Ilija for today's podcast :( His win over DeHeart finished at the same time as I was already interviewing Kendrick ... by the time that had finished - Ilija had gone :mad:

I tried looking for him around the grounds at Roehampton to ask your questions, but he had already left :mad:

However, you may be interested to know that when I spoke to the Roehampton staff (e.g. player liaison office, players lounge staff, transport office) to ask if they'd seen him ... the replies I got included:

'yes he should be around - you'll notice him, he's always wearing his hat and shades!'
'you can't miss him - he's with his girlfriend ... who's three times even more flash than him!'

Maybe that last comment indirectly answers your question about fashion and tennis :haha: ;)

Again, so sorry I couldn't speak to him for you ... but hey, he's in the main draw now and so maybe I will bump into him next week for you!

G
:haha:
It's not a problem, thanks for all your work :)

Are you going to do interviews with players in Main Draw too or you'll stop after qualies? :D

southboy
06-17-2010, 10:00 PM
:haha:
It's not a problem, thanks for all your work :)

Are you going to do interviews with players in Main Draw too or you'll stop after qualies? :D

Thanks for being so understanding :)

We are broadcasting the Wimbledon draws live on Radio Wimbledon on www.wimbledon.org tomorrow from 1000 BST. I am presenting the programme with guests, so if you are on the internet then (obviously that goes for anyone on this forum too) - listen in!

I might go out to the practice courts after the draw is over and try and get some player reaction to the pairings - but if we get anyone we tend to go for more well-known players, e.g. two years ago I spoke to Rafa Nadal, last year I spoke to Fernando Gonzalez and Feliciano Lopez.

Next week, I am part of the Radio Wimbledon commentary team. In second week, I cover the junior events for them.

G

andrijagajic
06-17-2010, 10:01 PM
You're so lucky to have that job :)

southboy
06-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Dear men's forum users

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who suggested player questions for this week's Radio Wimbledon podcasts that I produced at Roehampton. Sorry I wasn't able to ask/use them all, and hope you all enjoyed listening to the podcasts!

Friday's final podcast of the week was focussed on the main Wimbledon draws. Interviews in there with Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, plus draw analysis from Mark Philippoussis, Pat Cash and Jeremy Bates - do have a listen:

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/blogs/2010-06-18/201006181276902294483.html

Thanks again for all your help guys! I will continue to be on twitter - @guy_mccrea - during Wimbledon so would be great to be in touch with you all/follow there!

Now let this year's Championships begin :)

Cheers
G