Mischa is posting his own blog at the Hamburger Abendblatt
Here's his last blog translated:
In Zagreb rules a big sports euphoria I have extremely long Friday behind myself. At 4.15 o'clock I had to get up, around together with my father Alexander who is also my trainer to fly over Munich to Zagreb. In capital of Croatia my next tournament begins on Monday. It is played in a big sports complex in a hall on Greenset layer. This is a kind of emery paper which is spread on wooden floor and causes cruel grazes if one slips on it. Here the weather is as in Hamburg: drily, but coldly, thus around the freezing point. In the city rules a big sports euphoria, at least, there runs the handball world championship, and the hosts stand after her victory against Poland in the finale against France which takes place on Sunday. In the whole city handball runs on all TV screens, the people seem good completely moved. Yesterday to me personally it was more important to see at first the semi-final of the Australian Open and afterwards the federal league match HSV against Bavaria. At the hotel there are luckily many German canals. The part between Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco was one of the best plays which I have ever seen. Both have played unbelievable rallies. Then in the evening I have kept the fingers crossed for the HSV. I am no big football fan, but as an inhabitant of Hamburg I am always glad when of the HSV well plays and wins. My father and I live in Zagreb in the Westin hotel in the city inside, on foot about ten minutes away from the centre. Nevertheless, in the evening I could not pull myself up any more to go to the city to food, although I had already been glad about a substantial Croatian grill record. As an alternative I have ordered myself a pizza. My body had anyhow desire for it, and now and again this may also be sometimes. Pizza is good for mental well-being, and if the head does not join in, the gesündeste food also uses nothing, I think. On Saturday I will train with the Croatian Marin Cilic, one of my best friends on the tour. He is an early bird, therefore, I must stand already at 8.30 o'clock on the place. This is hard for me, but he wants it in such a way. Then from 11 to 12 o'clock I practice once again with my Russian double partner Michail Juschni, and then on Saturday afternoon the draw takes place, at least this was my last information. Because I am not invited to it, however, I will simply wait, when one informs me about my first opponent. And till then I will have also got to eat my grill record. Many greetings from Croatia, your Mischa!