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Bryan twins offer opinions aplenty on state of tennis

Posted: Wednesday February 22, 2006 6:07PM;

Last summer, the head of ATP Europe made the stunningly distasteful analogy between men's doubles and cancer. A doubles player responded in kind, referring to the executive as "Hitler." Around the same time, the doubles specialists hired lawyers and announced they were suing the tour. It was shaping up to be a typical mindless, mutually destructive tennis turf war when, against all odds, reason and compromise prevailed.

Here we are six months later, and doubles is suddenly a hot property. The Australian Open doubles final may have been the match of the tournament, one that sent fans away happy after the ugliness of the preceding women's final. Men's doubles has its own blue-chip sponsor in Stanford Financial. John McEnroe's return last week in San Jose gave doubles an extra jolt of publicity. And the ATP has, well, partnered with the doubles players, naming a "doubles commissioner" and investing some promotional funds in a "Doubles Revolution" campaign.

During one of their rare breaks from the tennis caravan, Bob and Mike Bryan spent last Friday in New York as part of the doubles marketing drive. They closed the stock exchange and appeared at the ESPN Zone and sat for photo shoots. But their first priority was answering your Mailbag questions. From their beef with Leander Paes to their love of Martina Hingis, here are the twins:

What do you make of John McEnroe's comeback?
-- Todd, Sarasota, Fla.

Mike: My dad sent an e-mail to all the doubles players asking, "Do you think McEnroe and Bjorkman will beat Arthurs and Huss?" I'd say at least 80 percent said McEnroe and Bjorkman would win. John is so sharp, he's playing so well, and Bjorkman is Bjorkman. John played well in that exhibition and so I said it would be four and four. They won three and three, so I won the pool.

Bob: Arthurs and Huss are a new team. They haven't played that much. There's going to be psychological pressure on them. Really it was a lose, lose.

[Moderator: You're OK with McEnroe coming back? You don't think it undercuts the product when a fortysomething guy holds his own?]

Mike: I think it's always good when legends come back and play.

Bob: Good for tennis, good for doubles.

Mike: I think if he keeps doing well, he might come back to win a few more titles. Steal that Todd Woodbridge record back.

Bob: Picking his spots, he could definitely win a few.

Hi, Bob and Mike! It's awesome to see you guys finally winning lots of slams! You obviously know Andy Roddick well -- it seems like the past couple years he's lost a lot of confidence and isn't relaxed and having fun on court. How do you guys think he can get it back and go back to playing that great "Andy Roddick" power game that brought him so much success?
-- Deb, Peabody, Mass.

Mike: I think his confidence might be a little low right now, but his best tennis is still ahead of him.

Bob: There's no way he's dropping out of the top 10 with that serve and his tenacity, so if he just does a few things better -- such as attack a little more, stay closer to the baseline -- I think he has a lot more Grand Slam in him.

Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim covers tennis for the magazine and is a regular contributor to SI.com.

Mike: He's working harder than he ever had. You should have seen him [during Davis Cup] doing sprints on the beach. Maybe right now it's not paying off as much, but it will.

How long until Victoria Azarenka breaks into the top 20/top 10?
-- L.N., Salt Lake City

Mike: We saw Azarenka for the first time in Boise at an exhibition last December, and she was pretty impressive. She can play.

Bob: I think she'll be top 20 within the next 18 months.

With regard to Davis Cup, it is one of the rare occasions when we get to see top singles players playing doubles. I was surprised to see how well Nalbandian did on Saturday. My question: How do you think the Bryans would fare against Roddick teamed up with either Agassi or Blake?
-- R.S., Zurich, Switzerland

Mike: These are great tennis players, and they'll adapt and play good doubles. I mean, Federer would be No. 1 in both singles and doubles if he wanted to try it.

Bob: His skills translate. I think Andy and his huge serve would be good. Clay-court players like Coria I don't think would fare as well.

Mike: But it depends on how much they'd want to put into the skills of doubles. If they jumped right in, we'd take 'em. But if Agassi and Roddick practiced doubles for a few months and were really sharp, our hands would be full.

Bob: Come on, we've been playing for 25 years. I'm going to say we're still gonna win.

Mike: I'm going to say we'll win eight of 10. I mean, we played Agassi and Blake in an exhibition, and Agassi was playing great, and we hadn't hit a ball in a while. He clipped us. He comes in hot. Afterwards, he gives us crap: "It's great beating the Number 2 team in the world." Next time we play Agassi we're getting ready.

Props for Estonia's Smigun, who's already won two gold medals in cross-country skiing. A country with a rough history and barely one million people! Speaking of Estonians ... any Estonian tennis players you see with potential, Jon?
-- Mark Randmaa, Toronto

Mike: Um, not on the men's tour.

Bob: Is that a country or an area?

Mike: Isn't that next to Latvia?

What the heck was it like for you guys to do an exo vs. the Macs (Enroes)??!!
-- Maria, New York

Mike: What happened was that Hanescu pulled out at Davis Cup last weekend, so for the fans to get their money's worth they had us play John and Pat. It was great. I mean, there were 5,400 people. John was up to his old antics, throwing his racket, getting pissed over line calls.

Bob: The pressure of Davis Cup was over and we had only played for like 26 minutes, so we were thrilled.

Do you think there's a chance that the two Martinas (Navratilova and Hingis) would team up to play doubles this year? Do you think they could bag a Slam? You have to admit that this would be must-see tennis.
-- B. Rogers, Buffalo

Bob and Mike: They could easily win a Slam.

Mike: Hingis is one of the best players in doubles. Bob actually tried to get her to play mixed at the Australian Open, and Mahesh got her five hours before.

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Bob: That would have been a free 60 grand.

Mike: We were both in Sydney with her and Mahesh was in India, but he fired her an e-mail. Bob called like five hours later and she was like, "Nope. Sorry. I just got an e-mail from Mahesh."

Bob: Martina Navratilova is still playing great tennis. They should play together at Wimbledon. That would be their best chance.

Mike: He was grinding on her to play at the French Open.

Bob: I think I broke her down to play with me. We'll see.

Another Hall of Fame question, sorry, but where does Natasha (Natalia) Zvereva rate in the Hall of Fame induction? Shriver got in (Pam had a more successful singles career), but Natalia is No. 5 in all-time doubles titles with 80. And dang, wasn't she fun to watch. You never knew what she could/would/might/felt like doing on any day. And the whole prize money revolt (you are welcome, Sharapova) thing -- call her Zheng. Hall of Fame for sure, right?? Or not?
-- Michael Clarno, Grand Rapids

Bob: She deserves it for the doubles. All those Grand Slams.

Mike: Plus wasn't she the first player to lose oh-and-oh in the final of a Grand Slam? That has to count for something.

Questions for Bob and Mike: I noticed during Davis Cup coverage this weekend (congrats on the win) that Bob's beads are back. Bob, is this because you were so used to wearing them, or were you sick and tired of people asking if you were Bob or Mike? And Mike, have you ever considered growing a mustache or mullet for use as an identifying feature?
-- Suzanne, Arlington, Va.

Bob: I gave it a run without the beads -- we're going to shake this superstitious thing -- but after losing five Grand Slam finals in a row I thought we needed the beads back.

Mike: No mullet. No, no. Our dad is always saying that if we did an earring or a tattoo or long hair he would kill us. He gets mad when we wear a hat backwards. We're more clean-cut.

Hi, Bob and Mike! Who do you think is the best doubles player in the singles top 10 of the WTA?
-- Gracie, Manila, Philippines

Mike: I might say Hingis first. Great hands.

Mike: For the men, Federer and Henman, just because they both volley so well. Federer, man, that guy just has every shot.

A limerick to welcome you:

Two siblings named Bob and Mike Bryan

Do mid-air chest bumps while they're flyin'

A Grand Slam in doubles

Should come without troubles

And leave unrelated teams cryin!
-- Doyle Srader, Nacogdoches, Texas

Bob: Thanks, Doyle.

Mike: That guy and Spadea should hook up!

Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim covers tennis for the magazine and is a regular contributor to SI.com.

Bob, how often do you get the singles bug?
-- Mark, Washington, D.C.

Not so much anymore. It used to bug me that I wasn't playing a lot because I was playing well. But I had three match points on Baghdatis in November in the qualifying of Basel. Him beating me kind of got me fired up again.

Mike: Get this. He qualified and got to the finals. He beat Nalbandian and Haas. That's when he started his run.

Bob: I guarantee that if he had lost to Bob Bryan it would have taken him a couple of years to recover from that.

Here are some Mailbag standbys:

What's your take on the Australian Open women's final?

Bob: It was great for us, because since Justine defaulted we got a ton of ESPN time and everyone [in the stands] loved it.

Mike: I sure hope it was a legitimate injury.

Bob: I think it was. It's just that you can play three more games and give the crowd their money's worth.

Mike: She's a fighter and she's proven it. But if she does it again it's really going to be bad. Everyone is talking about it. She was getting killed, so why not just finish it up and give Mauresmo a match point?

Who's your favorite WTA player to watch?

Mike: I like watching Henin.

Bob: Yeah, if I had her backhand I'd be top 10. If she were a little bigger she could go on the men's tour and crush guys with that thing.

Another bus tour lined up?

Bob: We'd like to.

Mike: But it's up to the big man, Andy.

Biggest advantage of a righty-lefty team?

Mike: I think it's that with a righty serve and then a lefty serve, you don't give the other team a rhythm.

Bob: It's good for the wind.

Mike: Plus with the forehands in the middle we have more reach at the net. When we poach, we both hit forehand volleys.

Favorite Tour stop?

Mike: Used to be Acapulco.

Bob: Might be Vegas this year.

Best rivalry in doubles right now?

Bob: Mike and Leander Paes.

Mike: Us versus Bjorkman and Mirnyi.

Bob: But Leander took some shots at Mike in the press. "He's an insecure little fella."

Mike: I'm insecure. Bob is the better player. He originated the chest bump and we took it from him. I had a long history of trying to hit opponents. Basically he cut me low.

Bob: But he also takes shots at Mahesh. He once said it would take Mahesh two or three lifetimes to have the career he had. Mahesh sent me that e-mail.

[Ed: As Pete Bodo notes, the Australian Open site no longer contains the transcript from Paes and Damm after the final. Weird, no?]

Pete or Andre?

Both: Andre.

Mike: I've always been an Andre person.

Bob: Always, from Day One.

Mike: We went to Vegas in December and Andre showed us his school and hooked us up at his nightclub, Pure.

Bob: It's in Caesar's. It's unbelievable. They say on a good night it makes like 500 grand.

Mike: There's a line outside that wraps around the place.

Bob: He hooked us up with a sweet table in the middle and he got bodyguards for us.

Mike: Not that we needed it.

Bob: He's the man there. James went to Vegas for a bachelor party and Andre hooked him up with rooms at Hard Rock.

Didn't you find it strange that Mario Ancic didn't acknowledge the passing of Pat Morita after his Davis Cup win, considering his sensei Miyagi was instrumental in getting him to this point? I mean, Ancic was waxing on like nobody's business, and he didn't care to mention the man who taught him the crane kick! Just curious what your thoughts are.

[Ed: This letter is premised on the eerie similarity between Ancic and Daniel LaRussa, Ralph Macchio's character in Karate Kid.]

Mike: Nice. Daniel-san.

Bob: That's a good one. Ancic does look like him!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK, EVERYONE. WE'LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK AT OUR REGULAR TIME, PLACE AND FORMAT.

Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim covers tennis for the magazine and is a regular contributor to SI.com.
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Knowles/Nestor & Bryan Brothers Reach Final

Top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan, who have won two consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles, will attempt to win a second straight ATP Masters Series title when they play third seeds Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor in the Pacific Life Open final Saturday. In Friday's semifinals, the Bryans defeated Simon Aspelin and Todd Perry 7-5, 6-2 following Knowles and Nestor's 7-6(5), 6-1 win over second seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi.

Knowles and Nestor, who lost to the Bryans in the BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris at the end of last season, will be appearing in their third consecutive ATP Masters Series final, dating back to their victory at Masters Series Madrid last year. They also are the defending Pacific Life Open champions.

The Bryans, who earlier had twice won deciding points at deuce on their own serves in the first set, claimed the only break in the final game of the set against Aspelin/Perry. Perry served at 5-6, 40/15 to take the set into a tie-break but the Bryans won three consecutive points, clinching the set with a lengthy exchange on the deciding point.

The Bryans broke Aspelin to take a 4-2 lead in the second set when Mike Bryan drilled a powerful second-shot forehand down the line that Perry could not control at the net. The Bryans closed out the match soon after by breaking Perry when Mike Bryan executed a perfect topspin lob on match point.

Mike Bryan said: "Everything is going our way at the moment. I think we're playing the best tennis of our careers and we're going to try to keep riding the wave. We made the final here in 2003 and it would be great to win the title this time around."

The Bryans improved to 18-1 on the year and are chasing their third title of the season, following victories at the Australian Open and Las Vegas.

After pulling through the first set in a tie-break, Knowles and Nestor claimed an early break against Bjorkman/Mirnyi and then secured a crucial hold to go up 4-1 by winning a deciding point on Nestor's serve.

"Given the quality of the opponents and the importance of the match, it was probably our best win of the year," Nestor said. "The Bryans have been the best team in the world for the past year and a half but if we play like we did today, we'll be a chance in the final."

Knowles and Nestor will attempt to win their second title of the year (Delray Beach). They have made four finals from their past five appearances.
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Doubles Team of the Year

Bob and Mike Bryan, the high-energy, chest-bumping twins from California, carved out a piece of tennis history in 2005.The brothers became just the second team in 50 years to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments. After enduring defeats in the finals of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the Bryans reversed their fortune in their home country, winning the US Open to claim their 25th title as a tandem. The season saw the duo appear in a circuit-best 11 title matches, capture five crowns and reach the 300-win plateau, finishing at the No. 1 spot.Mired in a tightly contested battle for top team honors, the Bryans prevailed with a surge to end the season. The Americans hoisted the BNP Paribas Masters trophy in the final ATP Masters Series event of 2005 and finished the year with their third consecutive invitation to the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Fan Favorite Doubles:

StarsforStarsMiami.com visitors selected Bob and Mike Bryan as the Fans’ Favorite Doubles Team. The Bryans received 6,090 of the 12,750 votes cast, or 48 percent of all votes. Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro attracted 2,157 votes, followed by Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi with 1,953 votes and Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjic with 819 votes.
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Congrats to Mike and Bob! They deserve it!

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I just read the article of atptennis.com about their plane trouble. That's pretty scary but at least they are okay now.
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Bob and Mike will be answering questions submitted on the BBC website. You have until Saturday to ask your question at the following link:

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Here are their answers They talk about the BARKERS!!!!!!
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Mike and Bob Bryan

In the third of a series of BBC Sport fan forums building up to the start of the grass court season at the Stella Artois Championships, we gave you the chance to send your questions to the best doubles team in the world - the Bryan twins, Bob and Mike.

Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski have already revealed their intention to play at the Stella Artois, 12-18 June at the Queen's Club in London, and the Bryan brothers will be looking to win their third consecutive Stella Artois doubles crown.

Bob and Mike currently head the Stanford ATP Doubles Race, and won the Australian Open crown together in January.

Here are the answers they gave to a selection of your questions.

You and a lot of other top doubles teams were initially against the new doubles scoring format. This has now been operating for a while. How have you found it and do you think the reasons for change are proving valid?
Paul Kitto, England

Bob: They're very valid. Without the shortened format we've played more stadium court matches this year. I think the fans think the scoring is exciting. We've won a lot of close ones and lost close ones.

Overall it hasn't made a lot of difference. We're still playing good tennis and I think the fans are catching onto it.

It is amazing that you both get on well - or at least you appear to! Do you ever/have you ever had a really bad match where you haven't talked about it afterwards?
Gav, Wales

Mike: All the time! It happens when you're twins, are so close and are together all the time. There's so much pressure out there we sometimes let each other hear about it. It happens more than people think.

Even when we look like we're not mad with each other, we're faking it pretty well because we're saying stuff under our breath!

Do you intend to concentrate on doubles tennis or do you have ambitions to achieve on the singles scene?
Phil Kenny, England

Bob: Hopefully the rules will change and I'll be able to use my doubles ranking in singles tournaments because that's going to be my only shot!

Apart from the Williams sisters and Andy Roddick, how do you feel about the current lack of top American singles players in both the men's and women's game?
Lucy Dean, England

Mike: In the women's game they've always had top American players - it's just the injuries to the Williams sisters, Lindsay Davenport and Capriati.

In the men's game I think it's just a matter of time until James Blake can win a Grand Slam. He's already in the top 10. Robby Ginepri when he gets his confidence going is one of the best players. It's just a matter of time before those guys break through in a big way.

How highly you rate Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi on the doubles circuit?
Puneet Kumar Datta, UK

Bob: They're two of the greatest players that have played the doubles game. I've never played a better player than Leander when he's playing his best tennis. He's one of the quickest movers and has every shot. Mahesh is one of the toughest competitors and best returners.

I think they'll go down in the history books probably as the greatest doubles players to come from India - or anywhere.

Being twins, does that give you an innate connection that other double players don't have? Could you be so good with new partners?
Kirklain, Canada

Mike: Yes we do have that connection, because we think alike and have been together almost every day of our lives. When we're out there I know what he's thinking and what he's going to do. We have the advantage of being together for 28 years and playing thousands of matches together.

Do you think the top players' focus on singles only has resulted in reduced public attention to doubles? McEnroe used to be a top singles and doubles player but we do not see this now.
Oscar Urday, Peru

Bob: It would be great if guys like Federer, Nadal and Roddick played more doubles. They play once in a while. Doubles is not shown on TV a lot. It's not played on big courts and it wasn't promoted as well as singles but now that's starting to turn around. I think the ATP is doing a great job with the New Revolution campaign and doubles should now take off.

Who is the greatest American tennis player of all time; Connors, McEnroe, Sampras or Agassi?
Mark Witchell, UK

Mike: I'm a big fan of Agassi. I've loved watching him and we idolised him when we were growing up. I think to win a Grand Slam on every surface is one of the toughest things to do. And he's still playing at 36. I'd have to say Agassi.

What kind of influence did your parents have on your careers? Were they very pushy?
Ian McCormack, UK

Bob: They had a huge influence because they were both tennis pros and they owned a tennis club. They got us playing from when we were two years old but they weren't pushy.

They made tennis fun for us. They made sure we travelled with friends and played in big group games. They never forced a racquet into our hands. They made it fun and we wanted to play because we loved it.

Do you find it frustrating that you rarely get to compete at doubles against the top singles players?
Anthony Minoprio, UK

Mike: We're playing against a lot of great players. Almost 50% of our matches are against top singles players now. We've played Federer, Nadal, Roddick - all these guys.

With the new rules changes we're playing against more singles guys and we like that - it provides a contrast and it's good for the fans to see two great singles guys play two doubles specialists.

I'd like to know what your favourite tournament is and which tournament you want to win the most.
Ellen, Melbourne, Australia

Bob: Indian Wells and Miami. We love playing in those. India Wells because we're from southern California and it's always beautiful down there. We've been to the finals twice and we want to win that one - and Wimbledon.

What do you think about Britain's Davis Cup hopes in the next decade? Do you think it is worth taking the risk on players such as Richard and William Barker - doubles specialists like yourselves.
Stuart Searle, England

Mike: We know the Barker twins. They're great doubles players and great guys. We've had some tough matches against them in exhibitions.

And Andy Murray - he can play. He's still young and is filling the shoes of Tim Henman. They've got good Davis Cup hopes. They have a good shot.

You have already achieved so much in your careers. What are your aims for the rest of this year and for the future?
Lauren, Wales

Bob: We'd love to win another Grand Slam this year. We want to win our Davis Cup semi-final match in Moscow and try and finish as number one again.

Tennis has been such a big part of your lives for so many years but if you hadn't have taken up tennis what do you think you would have done?
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Mike: We love music. We've been playing music all our lives so if we didn't have to focus all our energy on tennis we'd probably put it all into music, form a band and try to make it and get famous that way!

If you could play against any combination in the history of tennis who would you play against?
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They are serious and funny as always
We wanted to send our question, but it was too late when we decided what to ask
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sorry that the article/pictures didn't come out that nice ):
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Hi everyone. It's Mike blogging today. We'll mix it up during the Wimbledon 'fortnight' to keep you on your toes. Bob will make his first post Monday.

We've settled into a three-bedroom apartment about a 10 minute walk from Wimbledon village and we've set up our music studio in the garage. The biggest problem so far is that our neighbors have a six-month-old baby. The other night we were wailing it and they were pounding on the door telling us to shut up but it was so loud we couldn't even hear them. But we've come to a compromise. We can go for it all we want during the day and we keep it down at night.

This is a different apartment to the one we had last year, which was even nicer. But we scratched the floor with the amplifier and the piano so we can't go back there. We had to pay $2500 for a new floor to make good. This place isn't bad... it's not huge but it's got three bedrooms and has wireless internet, which we need, and cable, so we've been watching all the big World Cup soccer games. We were looking at another house which was a lot bigger but they had pets. We've already been struggling with hay fever over here so we didn't want to make our allergies even worse.

Between the two of us our per diem doesn't quite cover the cost of the apartment, which runs us about US$550 to US$600 a night. So we're coming up a little short but we're both playing mixed - Bob with Venus and me with Corina Morariu - and hopefully we'll make up a little of the shortfall there. My girlfriend is also coming in to stay so we'll get her to cook a few meals to save us some cash!

When we got here we went to AC music and rented a piano, guitar and a PR system and we have the garage rigged up pretty sweet. The garage isn't sound proof - there are a couple of holes in the garage so the sound penetrates the walls. And we like to crank it up! Andy said he could hear us from the bottom of the street as he was walking up the other day. We've been practicing a lot since we've been here and we have a gig on Wednesday night. We could be drawn to play on Thursday but we go on at 7.30 and we'll just bust out 10 songs and then get back to the apartment.

Andy's been coming over and listening to our music and we're trying to get him to make a cameo at the gig. But he needs to step out of his comfort zone with 'Ice, Ice, Baby.' We've been rehearsing some new material including Eminem and 8 Mile. Glenn Weiner has been here the past couple of hours - he has a great voice.

We're staying pretty close to Andy - we're in the same little subdivision. We had a poker game the other night at Andy's house with the American guys including Mardy, James, Todd Martin and Scott Humphries. I took Andy out in the first five minutes of the game but John Roddick ended up winning the game.

For dinner we just have a 10 minute walk up the hill from our apartment to the restaurants. Our favorite is the Thai Tho - we've been making a lot of take-out runs. Usually the loser of a card game will walk up the hill to get it. We've been having a lot of red curries and green curries. For breakfast we've been meeting Andy each day at Giraffes. I've been going for a full English breakfast of two fried eggs, sausage, bacon, potato wedges and baked beans. They also specialize in fruit smoothies and we've been going for the papaya fruit smoothie: mint, lime and banana. It's called the Giddy Giraffe.

Oh, in the photo of us you'll also see Raj Chaodhuri, who coaches Corina Morariu, Lisa Raymond and Jill Craybass. He's from California and is one of our buddies who loves to sing. Also in the photo is our trainer, Eric Wilkinson, who sings and plays guitar.

Talk to you tomorrow

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Awesome! thanks for the heads up
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