Raonic splits with Blanco

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  1. pound cat

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    As first reported by Spanish tennis journalist Angel Rigueira, Milos Raonic and his coach, Galo Blanco, have parted ways.

    The two began working together late in 2010, and shortly thereafter Raonic began his meteoric rise up the ATP rankings.

    This is a statement from Raonic:

    “I’m very grateful for everything Galo has done with me and my tennis. He helped me grow as a tennis player and as a person. I wouldn’t be where I am without him. We decided mutually its time to move in a different coaching direction and I wish him all the best in the future.”

    Raonic will play the Rome ATP stop without a coach.

    The 22-year-old will retain Tony Estalella (strength and conditioning) and Joan Ozon (physiotherapist) on his team.


    And I wonder who the new coach will be?
     
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    MRaonic has no talent, he is just a giant serve. GIvanisevic would be a good coach for him. :p
     
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    I agree why does he even play? 13 in the world is terrible, he is such a scrub. Wins over Tipsarevic (twice), Berdych, Murray (twice), Almagro (twice), Gasquet, Fish (before he almost died, twice) - in the last two years....he should definitely stop playing.
     
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    Let not forget pushing Federer the distance in the first 3 matches they played.

    Gave Nadal a decent fight as well.
     
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    People, understand this: if everybody adds 6-1.. to your ignore lists instead of replying to his nonsense, he will cease to exist. Literally.
     
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    this doesnt surprise me one bit. that was a gracious statement by Milos, and it's obviously a true statement, but for some time now I've had the feeling that Milos would do better with a different coach. He needs someone with a more supportive personality, IMO ..... hope he finds someone more sympatico soon.

    now this Joan Ozon ... is that a woman? how often does that happen? a male player with a female physio or a female player with a male physio? :confused:
     
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    thanks, oh englightened one! [​IMG]

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    speaking of Catalan, have you seen the "Borgia" special streaming on Netflix? I was wondering why people always sounded as if they were insulting Rodrigo Borgia when they called him "Catalan" in a nasty way. Are Catalans not beloved in Spain? do you know, oh Englightened One? :)
     
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    Englightened? First time I read that one. Does that mean a person enlightened in the ways of English? Then I must decline the honorific, I still got a ways to go.

    For people who regard birthplace as something deeply meaningful yes, there is some nationalistic tension between Catalonia and Spain. Personally I am out of f*cks to give about the issue.
     
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    LOL ..... thanks anyway .... I just wondered why some of the characters in the movie were seeming to spit the word "Catalan" as if it was an insult .... his opponents (he was elected pope at some time) also seemed to insult him and others with a word I dont know how to spell, but it sounded like *marana or marano* ?

    any clues?
     
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    Didn't watch that Borgia movie, so I can't give you an accurate interpretation. Is it fiction or serious historical recreation? If the former, well, I wouldn't put too much stock on its cultural accuracy. I've watched some Hollywood movies where they are trying to insert some Spanish-y motifs and it's ridiculous how wrong they get it.

    I don't think "catalan" can be generally used as an insult, like calling someone "american" or "jew", the context is fundamental here.

    The word you look for is probably "marrano" (with strrrrong rrrrrrr, you must get your tongue to vibrate against your upper front palate until it tickles.) It literally means pig and can be used as an insult with the same connotations (dirty in either body or mind).
     
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    Must say I appreciate the way your mind works, cucio. Tho you dont accept the name "enlightened one," you've enlightened (and even entertained) me with that response! :)

    p.s. I believe that particular series was a combined French/German production. It had tons of sex and violence in it, and seemed more anti-Catholic than anti- anything else. One of its producers was Canal+ and I wonder whether it was shown to children during family viewing. I mean, some of us lament the insertion (you should forgive the word choice) of Viagra type commercials during family viewing time, so you can imagine our consternation at frontal nudity and hindsight nudity combined with sex acts. I mean, what's a parent to do? Luckily, I have no children .... still, it's not something I'd be comfortable viewing with family members. Are Europeans comfortable viewing that sort of programming en famille?
     
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    Well, Catholic church in Borgia times wasn't probably something Catholics should be too proud of, if one is to believe the rumor mill.

    It varies a lot on each family's background, as I am sure it happens in the USA. It also depends on the children's age.

    I haven't kids either. Sex is an important natural part of life, so I think I personally wouldn't be uncomfortable as long as I was sure that my children had enough sex education and maturity to distinguish real life sex from fiction sex, which as is usually portrayed is as different as real life violence from fiction violence.


    Oh my gosh, she said "lament". :p
     
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    oh my gosh how right you are .... otoh, did popes actually preside over dismemberings in the public square, chopping hands for theft, etc.? that cesare borgia (the proud pope's son) was a rotten criminal for sure if one tenth of what they showed he actually did. .... did I mention I watched the entire series? :twisted:

    LOL again on your word choice! :lol:

    Guess I should should get back on topic ..... post on the rome wta thread and I'll ask you something about the tournament that used to be called Estoril :D
     
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    I find this to be more than a little bit troubling. From everything I have seen Blanco is a no nonsense work hard to get better kind of guy, and Raonic has been allowing all the fame lately to get to his head. I think that he believes that he's better than he actually is. Now don't get me wrong, I still think he has the tools to be a force in the game going forward, but he has to keep his head down and keep focused on his bread and butter, and that's hitting tennis balls not "harlem shaking" on stage like a damn fool. At this point he should be doing better than getting knocked out in the early rounds of big tournaments. I think Blanco recognizes this and has decided to focus more on young players who have the hunger to succeed.
     
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    Raonic should hitch his wagon to Lundgren.
     
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    In one of the Tennis broadcasts they were linking Ivan Ljubicic as a possible coach. Apparently he was watching Raonic at the Italien open with Raonic's manager.
     
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    Just a note, "marrano" today means "pig" and by extension "dirty". However, back in those days "marrano" meant "converted jew". As you probably know the spanish monarchs forced all jews living within their kingdom to either convert to catholicism or leave Spain. (Sounds bad but they forced all muslims, converted or not, to leave).

    Now, many jews left but the majority chose to stay and did indeed convert, but those who stayed had to face mistrust and abuse from their neighbours which started to call themselves "cristiano viejo" (ole good catholics) to distinguish themselves from the "new" converted "marranos".Many jews changed their family names for one with no israeli connotations (they mostly picked regions/cities/professions or trades as names) and moved to a different city where their former religion would not be known. Actually since many former jews moved villages they had to sell any land they owned and thus starting to devote themselves to trades that involved science, finance, public service or art and in this way many conversos rose to positions of prominence within the spanish society. So if you ever meet a spaniard with a name such as "Madrid" or "Sevilla" or "Zapatero" or "Escribano" chances are that he has a percentage of long lost jewish ancestry.

    The fact that people started using the word "marrano" to denote "pig" is telling of Spain´s history of religious intolerance, of which many people like myself still feel a bit ashamed. :cry:
     
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    Nice post!
     
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    R is killing Malisse

    Ljubicic around??
     
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    Yes, Ljubicic "currently coaching" R, as per commies, sitting with his trainer
     
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    Any noticeable changes to his game yet?

    I realize it's quite early - but anything noticeable in his game with new coach - consultant or whatever Lubicic's role is.
     
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    Raonic shaved his head fully.
     
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    Should have hired Roddick, a guy who could still beat him. Would have taught him to hit forehands and serve clutch.
     
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    i have noticed that he's finishing points earlier. Came to the net like 32 times if i'm not mistaken, served and volleyed a bunch of times too. It would appear Ljubicic is having an influence.
     
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    How fast we forget. After 2003, really after 2001, the evolution of Roddick's FH was an involution.
     
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    3-0 for Raonic, IMO, but let's not get overconfident:)
     
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    Maybe A-Rod didn't want the gig (not to speak of which I'm not sure they would get along in that capacity, just as personalities).

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    ILjubicic is a poor coach choice for MRaonic. ILjubicic said disgusting things about RNadal after Roland Garros 2006. :p
     
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    Milos Raonic 7 3 7 6
    Michael Llodra 5 6 6 2

    bring in the South African:)
     
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    That was an awesome tiebreak.......3 best points Milosh played in that match.
     
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