Shared a hotel room with another player?
Domi: At Wimbledon with Ernests. I liked it. He didn’t like it!
Lost something important?
Domi: Right now I’ve lost my phone. It was Ernests actually. He took it and he lost it. I don’t know what happened! At first he hid it and now he’s lost it. He cannot find it anymore!
Ernie doing the "treat them mean keep them keen" with Domi
He'll send Domi into the arms of Sascha Zverev if he keeps this up
Originally Posted by Berd Lover
Sascha and Domi
Excerpt from ATP's Stars of Tomorrow Alexander Zverev
One player who knows all about finding his feet on the ATP World Tour is 21-year-old Dominic Thiem, who has taken 100 places off his ranking this year to break the Top 40. The Austrian and Zverev fast became firm friends after playing doubles together last week in Vienna. Thiem, who reached his first ATP World Tour final in Kiztbuhel in July, is only too happy to pass on to Zverev the same advice that friend and mentor Ernests Gulbis bestowed on him in the early stages of his professional career.
"He's a really good guy. There are not that many young guys from Austria and Germany, so I really enjoy [his friendship]. We speak the same language and have interests in similar topics,” says Thiem. One of those topics is surely hair styles. The pair could easily be in a boyband with their coiffed locks.
"If he ever wants any help, I will give him some," continues Thiem. "Ernests gave me a lot of advice, a lot of help, because he likes me. And I like Alex, maybe I can give him some advice if he wants it. Ernests told me everything about how it works on the Tour, how it is after a loss, how it is after a win. Usually you have one defeat every week because you're playing against the best players. You cannot win every tournament, which is a little bit different from juniors or the Futures where you win a lot. I think you have to learn to lose also a lot.”
New bromance brewing? Has Domi left Ernie for a younger man?
i like it when his hair is a little longer, great hair
Originally Posted by Nole fan
Djokovic is friends with most players on tour, he's got great friendships as far as I know with the French guys, Simon, Monfils, Jo… Del Potro, Stan, Muzza, Dimitrov, the Serb players… used to be good friends with Nadal, not anymore I think.
delpo is a sweetheaert, everyone always hug him
Hug it out as long as it takes, people
"People were created to be loved
things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used."
"יברכך ה' וישמרך,יאר ה' פניו אליך ויחונך,ישא ה' פניו אליך וישם לך שלום"
My love of Rafa was slightly dented because his relationship with novak clearly changed when he started losing to him. Say what you want about Novak but I still think he's one of the most gracious losers ever.
“I have a great relationship with Dominic. I think he’s the less-stressful guy I know on the tour. He’s ok with everything. It’s not about that. We split officially ten days ago. I went to Rotterdam, Marseille and Dubai without him and we both felt it. When I came back to Vienna after Dubai, we sat down and we both felt it. I’m still going to practice with Dominik. It’s always not nice to split, but I still like him. We didn’t split on a bad note.
“There have been like five of us in a house before and, as you can imagine, it gets pretty messy,” [Ben] Mitchell told Aceland.
“Tennis Australia gets pretty annoyed, so we’ve had to pay a few cleaning bills and what not. Everybody gets a bed normally, but there have been a few times ‘Sav’ and I have shared a bed.
“Most of us are OK with sharing a bed. ‘Ducks’ (James Duckworth) isn’t. He doesn’t like snuggle time too much. But all the other boys are fine with it.”
Take one example, when Saville and Whittington were minutes away from going head to head on centre court at Launceston in February.
Saville dashed past Whittington with a big smile and gave him a playful slap on the arse. You wouldn’t believe it if you didn’t understand the APT’s dynamics.
Sharing beds, arse slapping, this is right up my alley. Where do I sign up?