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#1 Posted : Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:42:54 PM(UTC)
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I was so impressed by this, I spent a couple of hours to polish up the online translation. The interview was with Soviet Sport (yes, that is still the venerable journal's name [:)]) last month. By now, Tarpischev's new program is being processed by the Ministry of Sport.


 


Thank God that Russian tennis has a vozhd like Shamil Anvyarovitch! [A]




President of Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev: Our tennis must be saved!



 


on March 14, 2009, №37 (17768) http://www.sovsport.ru/




We became accustomed to speak about Russian tennis in the enthusiastic key. But how otherwise, if today both our composites - man and female - are the leaders of world rating? At the same time, the captain of these composites Shamil Tarpischev] sounds the alarm. However, he not only forecasts danger of decline in our results in the near future, but also proposes an escape from the situation. "Soviet Sport" - the first edition, with which the President of the federation of tennis of Russia (FTR) shared with us the prescription for the rescuing of tennis in the country.




CHEAP GIRLS [H]




 


Shamil Anvyarovich! Conversations reach us, as if you now write a concept work. Something like "development programs of tennis in Russia".


 


- So there is. It is high time to save our tennis.




- To save the form of the sport, in which among the ten best women five are Russian women?


 


- Precisely. The results achieved by us are high. We reached maximum starting from a minimum of possibilities. But now our results begin to eat us. Today tennis has actually became the people's game. The popularity of the game so grew that even with the recent years' improved material and technical base we have a situation worse than in the Soviet times, when our game was elite. Everyone wants to learn, so all the bases are oppressed. Leasing courts at prime time in Moscow costs 70 dollars, and in Switzerland - 40!




- Being expressed by the language of the economy, demand does by many times exceed supply?


 


- Yes. If in the entire Soviet Union there were in 1990 only 94 covered courts, then in 2008 we conducted only competitions in 378. But how many in all in the country - only god knows. But the dynamics of an increase in the number of those employed in this time was still greater. In this case the number of their personnel--decreased. Indeed we restored the department of tennis at the Russian State University gymnastics department only a few years ago. Thus far our scientific direction vegetated in the bureaucracy of the department of sport. Yes, even the two present departments - in Moscow and Peter - are drops in the sea in the present situation.


 


Indeed, Russian teachers with their unique scientific methods precisely made it possible to squeeze the most out of the service life. But if ten years ago trainers were happy to work for one-and-a-half thousand dollars, then now, simply by tossing the ball to businessmen, it is possible to obtain ten thousands. Each has a family - clear matter, that the trainers select the cleaner and better paid work with the rich, petty private clients, but not tedious and unprofitable labor with talented people.


 


In this sort of distribution, we can lose all our laboriously-won achievements. Indeed competition in tennis is mad - 205 countries of the world cultivate the game. They will not be trampled down by us. On us have so many long looked like the wolf: without sincerely understanding what our successes are founded on--and they wait, for when we slacken. In the men's game, we've already allowed it to happen.




- Actual, to expect that soon someone, besides Nikolai Davydenko, will stably hold the top-10, don't you think? Why, by the way?


 


- Reason is the same - in the finances. Girls are cheaper to train. They at the age of 16-18 years play at the frequency of 23 impacts per minute. Boys - 25-26. It means, any boy is a good sparring-partner for the girl. But for the boy it is necessary for a partner to do two more. Moreover, I give the girls for entry into the fifty best three or four years, and men - up to seven years. Among the girls the staff turnover is higher. If someone does not begin to show stably high results by 23-24 years and do not aspire to the entry into the elite 50, then they depart from the sport to create their life, family. The kids do not have any problem with this. Indeed, as a rule, on the average they play up to age 32, and therefore competition among them is higher.




However, - what should we do now?


 


- Globally there are two versions. If everything remains the same, it is necessary to forget about the healthy ambitions--to return to the style of work of the 1970's: we select and educate tennis-players as best we can. Or we find the money and we work in the manner we have since assumed.


 


Now a child from a moderate-means family has no chance in the tennis occupation, though he/she may be super-talented. In Moscow because of (Mayor) Yuri Mikhaylovich Luzhkov we've already begun to solve this problem. In the capital, a number of covered courts, not burdened by commerce (that is, public), is projected. On the base of the Olympic school and, in the southwest, on the 11th park street. All these centers - on the balance of Sportkomitet (Committee for Physical Culture and Sports) of Moscow, but under our control.


 


In this case we will create free training instruction for the talented children. Those, whose chances to begin to play are fifty-fifty, will pay in the same proportion, well and everything else will begin to be occupied for the money. But this not a systemic solution. The problem is growing faster even the forced measure!




COMMISSION OF THE PRESIDENT




 


- I, of course, understand, that to you and to the capital's mayor, tennis is significant. But nevertheless in you with it at this moment everything is very even good. But complete failure is here in the skis on the threshold of the Olympiad -2010. Maybe, to the state it is nevertheless worthwhile to help skiing first of all?


 


- You speak about our good results. It means, we proved that we know how to competently use the resources we are given, it is possible in this sense to entrust to us.




The value of tennis in the sense of the international image of the country is difficult to overestimate. Someone said to me: "Shamil, we recently returned from Japan, where all agreements were signed. Thanks to you for this!" "Me- for what?" - I ask. "You understand, when I noted that the negotiations were conducted unusually successfully, then they answered: "Still, you have Sharapova!"


 


Not by chance did the honorable (past) President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, when Kafelnikov won in Sydney, embraced and kissed me and said: "You do not know what you've done for Russia! Victory in tennis in its resonance represents four-five medals in other forms of sport!"




- They did not convince.


 


- Then here are the bare facts. During the year we had 443 conquerors of international tournaments. This means that so many times abroad rose the Russian flag and our hymn sounded. Actually every week! So what is more convincing? By the way, with the President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev, with whom we were met in the Kremlin this past autumn together with the tennis victors of the Olympiad, the importance of tennis in the sense of the prestige of the country was without question. Much of what I now tell you was brought to the attention of our President and obtained support. So we make our tennis program with the approval of the first face of the state.




PRICE OF LEADERSHIP - 45 MILLION PER YEAR




 


- In what the essence of the program?


 


- Ideological examination. Systematically training of young athletes, until now, we have led the whole world for two or three years. It is scrutinized at the highest level and we optimize the training process. But to optimally organize work within the present conditions is possible only for athletes of up to 14 years. To this age we have the system of Russian tennis. Within its framework were held in the past year 1262 tournaments, within which was accepted the participation of more than eight thousand young athletes.


 


But it is further in those of them, who approach the 15-year boundary, the problem arises: it is necessary to participate in the international tournaments in order to collect ranking points--not in Russia. Those, who find the means, leave for the boundary, and the rest continue to play for themselves, actually concluding with the sport of the highest achievements. Moreover there is no guarantee, that for those who left, everything will go well. At this tender age foreign academies spoil our athletes... (Shamil says "to the time-two-three". I don't know the expression.)


 


From the other side, if we leave this age for the training process in Russia now, there will not be a next generation. They will drive in entire training time, after selecting it in rest.




- It is necessary to find the method to keep those who are older than 14 hold in the country?


 


- At their age we must deal with the physical, with the technical, and with the psychological the points of view. To Planck (?) training must be raised at least to 18 years of age.


 


In the past year they played 360 children of problematic age in 56 countries. In order to return them to Russia, it is first of all necessary to create the system of the competitions within the framework of the international calendar for the tennis-players of up to 18 years. This stage must be compact so that to the athletes it would be convenient to cross from one tournament to another: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Orel, Ryazan, Penza, Saransk, Ul'yanovsk, Cheboksari, Yoshkar-Ola, Kazan. We make one tournament per week - two and the more of the month of sport calendar they are closed.




In parallel must function the number of the academies, in which for the motion of the stage could learn and be trained its participants. Due to the academies we exactly will solve a question of valuable systematic process. The scarcity of tennis construction, I reckon, they could completely liquidate within the framework of the federal special-purpose development program of sport in the country.


 


Is extremely necessary Siberian tennis stage according to the same diagram, in order to envelop talented children from that region, without forcing them to hurry about into the European part of Russia. This is actual - in Khanty Mansiysk are already built seven covered courts, in Tyumen four in this year . In Nizhnevartovske courts already exist, in Surgut, the tennis base in Ekaterinburg is built.




- What means are required for the implementation of your program?


 


- The budgetary part (state finance) we are still counting. Non-budgetary financing must be in the size of 45 million dollars yearly.




- Oho!


 


- You will focus attention - these means are intended for the entire FTR, but not to one club or command as in football or hockey. Certainly, if we compare it with the present beggarly FTR budget, it indeed appears imposing. However, in comparison with the football-hockey numbers it ridiculous. Really, does any football or hockey club bring to the country the glory compared with what the tennis-players obtain for it ?


 


45 million - this is the annual budget of the Canadian federation of tennis, whose pupils, let us say, are not many. In this case I note that the tennis association of the USA yearly has at its disposal $225 of millions, France - more than $200 million. India now packs into the development program of tennis approximately one billion of dollars!




- Specifically, the means in our case?


 


- If we speak about the non-budgetary financing, then in essence the contracts of the federation with the tennis-players, the trainers, medical support. We already spoke about: the situation on the market is such that we must pay not less than 10 thousand dollars per month for a good trainer. Plus is the guarantee of athletes, which in the boys of 16-18 years for year turns around by 130 thousand Euros, and in girls - 70. All these are expenditures for participation in the competitions out of the country.




- On what stage of development is "the development program of tennis" now?


 


- To us it remains to describe unique components - standard projects of covered tennis court and standard projects of academies. Toward the end of March I plan to finish work, and it will be possible to pass along the program .




- Where?


 


- It is natural that the program must be examined in the Ministry of Sport. I am confident we will find in this sense understanding with its leader Vitalius Mutko, and this program will become our common cause. Indeed our tennis has long ago deserved more timid relations.




- You do assume that under you will be isolated the budget fund and "will be appointed" the federations of sponsor-oligarch?


 


- To us nevertheless, from where means will enter. I simply know that the funds are necessary in this precise quantity and as fast as possible, otherwise consequences for our tennis will be catastrophic. Regularity here is simple: it is small money - one champion, there are many, money - system gives us many champions.




- In other words, you are ready to place on the map your reputation and to promise that in the case of the execution of your program we will continue equal to battle with the strongest tennis powers?


 


- Yes, and we will not not only be equal - let us run away forward and for a long time! I guarantee, that in the case of the realization of our ideas, Russia will remain first in many tennis ratings.

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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:53:51 PM(UTC)
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On September 15, 16: 53
The failures of Russians - confluence of circumstances, Tarpischev is confident.
 
The President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev said that the apparent subsidence of Russian tennis-players at the  US Open is merely an unsuccessful confluence of circumstances.


"For me the results did not become a tragedy -- this confluence of circumstances," said Tarpischev to RIA Novosti. "This tournament became in degree balance for the successful appearances of Russians in the past. Probably, to us greatly much conveyed in the previous years. We twice won the Davis Cup (think he means Fed Cup) in recent years, and then happiness was on our side. I do not have uneasiness for the female appearances in the next two years -- more accurately, this uneasiness would for the children." (New players--see earlier article below.)

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#3 Posted : Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:29:05 PM(UTC)
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On November 26, 17:58 translated from sportbox.ru
 
The President of the federation of tennis of Russia Shamil Tarpischev said about the fact that the appearances of Russian tennis-players in 2009 deteriorated in comparison with the past season.


"Results became worse than in the past year, and this is caused, in the first place, by the financial crisis," said Tarpischev, summing up the sums of the outgoing season. "We could win both the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, although the girls' chances were more preferable. Inconvenient calendar created problems, since Davis's goblet and the goblet of federation pass immediately after the Slams and it is difficult to get tennis-players into the necessary form. It is not desirable to demolish the personal schedule of athletes moreover, since they all fight for the rating points."


Speaking about the men's team, the President of FTR emphasized that with the withdrawal from professional sport of Marat Safin, for the team's future prospects will encounter a number of problems.


"We need 3-4 years so that the reserve would be pulled and we have in the composite country the equivalent of two teams," said Tarpischev.


"We decided to advance the candidature of Safin for the post of the Vice President of the Olympic Committee of Russia," continued Tarpischev. "In the plan of foreign relations, skill to conduct negotiations, knowledge of the sport from within, he will give odds to many."


According to the President of FTR, Safin has already begun work as the sport functionary.


"He works for an increase in status of international tournaments that take place in Russia," noted Tarpischev.

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:44:24 PM(UTC)
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The new president of the Russian Olympic Committee is expected to be Putin's Deputy PM, Alexander Zhukov.


Zhukov should perhaps attend to some issues blogged by Shamil Tarpischev on April 15th at www.sports.ru :


Shamil Tarpischev: “State must control money”


For us for the first time after many years it was possible to conduct the valuable meetings of Juniors before beginning the season, this time in the Crimea gathered 40 people. In essence there were boys and girls of up to 14 years, several 12-year -- 8-10 people. Besides them there was the basic reserve of the composite, including Kuznetsov, Biryukova, which won in the pair of doubles this year, and Baluda with the [muzaevym], which were disqualified after fight with the Americans, only 10 people.


But remains the problems with the finances, which are not solved, looking not at any efforts of our federation. For me it is generally surprising - what we wrote to the ministry of sport they do not respond - neither answer nor regards. We wrote  one-and-a-half year, and to the sixth letter they answered, that the address was incorrect. Now on to the youth Olympic Games, but they do not have a good calendar. In order to come out to the Olympic Games, it is necessary to fall into the number 450-TI on the rating. But how can young people fall into this number, if they do not have guaranteed calendar?


Now with such situation, in three years there will be a collapse
It heard, that Marat Safin, when he learned of this , was shocked by the (meager) dimensions of the state financing of tennis. I agree with his estimation, correctly he said that to tennis can come the end. Without the financing, how can they play those final 18 tournaments, which make it possible to collect the required points? Instead of this they play a total of five tournaments, they are forced to pass elimination competitions (qualifiying), and these are dual expenditures. I write about this for one-and-a-half year, in this year, but no one listens to me - all are occupied by the (political) fights among themselves, and not by what is necessary for sport.


At hand the Olympic Games in London, and what did we hear on the preparation for these games? They asked to sign off on the medals program - I naturally refused, because they included in it mixed doubles and doubles. To us pairs regarding nowhere to train, those are more on the grass. Young people are entirely cut out, as I said, cannot compete, but the games are in two years. Perhaps this is normal?


In the decade of 2001-2010 yr. we are the first in the world in tennis. Therefore I asked on the last presidential council so that the ministry would solve the problem of tennis. I wrote a note to the President and appeared in the debate. The President gave to me the word, when the journalists were no longer, on tennis, and to win Sochi, and that the legislative base of [otstaet].


In the year there will be about 400 winners of international tournaments. For this we have to budget for all of tennis three and one-half million, and there is nothing, besides the procedure of training tennis-players of up to 14 years. In America the budget is 226 millions - in the world not at all is understood, as this can be. Certainly, to me it is offensive - they made a form of sport, and they will say in three years that we are at fault. Yes it is offensive even for the entire sport.


All, I now speak about - this is not a matter of public organizations, which is the federation. This is the affair of state, which must control expense of the isolated by it on more developed than the sport means. (?) There is no order or reason in the interaction of state and public organizations and [otstaet] the legislative base, which would make possible for commercial sport to exist by itself and to help others.


If the state helps public organization, then it controls the money.
I asked the presidential council to again raise and examine those versions of the laws, which we prepared during Fetisov's lifetime, before they went to the government, because from the government they returned by any, [vykholoshchennymi]. In the commission, which then prepared the projects of laws, I answered for the sport of the highest achievements. Commission consisted of 11 people, they worked half a year. There was prescribed state-public status, like on which Scandinavia operates. There if state helps public organization, then it controls money.


Now the money of public organization give, and no one can verify, where they left. And now all solve by additions to the legislation, but not legislation itself. Yes, this is nevertheless a step forward compared to 1999, but peace has long ago taken a step forward. It is actually necessary to ensure athletes and to control work.

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#5 Posted : Friday, April 23, 2010 7:31:40 PM(UTC)
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Dartagnan & others: I posted this to show a side of us you don't often see--hell, that WE don't get to see much! America still has remnants of a free & honest press on the local level, even in a place like Alabama. The lies, distortions & ommissions you get from the commentariat & the big media come from the corporate boardrooms. Here is a sports journalist who reports Shamil & Russia's story straight up. [:D]


Travel delays not new to Russian Fed Cup captain


By Jon Solomon -- The Birmingham News


April 23, 2010, 10:12AM

Shamil Tarpischev.jpgRussian captain Shamil Tarpischev is president of the Russian Tennis Federation and a member of the International Olympic Committee. He was once the personal tennis coach of Boris Yeltsin.This article appeared Friday, April 23 in The Birmingham News.


Shamil Tarpischev, the Russian captain in the Fed Cup semifinal this week, en­counters so many visa prob­lems entering the United States that he shrugs them off.

"I have a Ph.D in philoso­phy, so I'm a philosophical man," Tarpischev said Thursday, speaking through a translator.

There aren't many more powerful sports officials in Russia than Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation and a member of the International Olympic Committee. Tar­pischev was minister of sport when Russia won the most gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lil­lehammer and was a per­sonal tennis coach of Boris Yeltsin.

According to Tarpischev, his Birmingham trip makes him 12-for-12 on U.S. delays with his visa, although the volcano eruption in Iceland provided the travel woes this time. Getting a visa caused his delay for the U.S.-Russia Fed Cup semifi­nal in 2007, leading him to say American authorities were attempting to frustrate his team's preparation.Tarpischev said Thursday his visa takes extra time for approval from Washington because of some "mysteri­ous reasons" that started back in the mid-1990s when Russia sank into a deep de­pression.

"I might be on some blacklist or something," he said. "Maybe I did some­thing to someone. I don't know who. I think some­body from Russia told maybe the Americans some­thing about me. I don't know what was told."

Previously, Tarpischev has been quoted in news re­ports as saying he believed the visa delays were due to accusations he has relation­ships with the "Russian ma­fia." He has denied those claims.

"If it was something seri­ous, they wouldn't let me into the country," Tarpis­chev said Thursday. "But they let me into the country every time. It's just delayed every time. There's no logic."

During the 1996 Olympic
Games in Atlanta, Tarpis­chev was prohibited from traveling beyond the city borders. He missed the first week of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City because of a visa delay.

By the time Tarpischev arrived to Utah, an ice skat­ing scandal had occurred, resulting in gold for the Rus­sians despite a flawed per­formance. Tarpischev said then-IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch joked to him, "You're lucky you ar­rived the second week be­cause the scandal already happened. They can't blame you."

Lately, Russia is licking its wounds from the Vancouver Games after the country's worst Olympic performance ever. Russia finished in sixth place with 15 medals, just three of them gold.

That's created apprehen­sion in Russia, which will stage the 2014 Games in So­chi. Russia President Dmitry Medvedev called for the ouster of top sports officials.


"I would also like to fire the bureaucrats," Tarpischev said. "One of the problems is even the minister of sport has been changed at least three times in the last six years." 


The main problem stems from the lack of a systematic sports organization since the Soviet Union collapsed, Tarpischev said. He believes Russian law trails reality and prevents popular sports, such as soccer, from financ­ing themselves rather than receiving government aid.

Another problem is the exodus of coaches to foreign countries.


"When the Soviet Union was destroyed, our ways for educating the trainers were also destroyed," Tarpischev said. "We still have old trainers, but they keep getting older. We need young ones, new ones, and we don't have a good educational base to create them."

Women's tennis, though, has thrived. Russia currently has three of the world's top six female players and 10 of the top 37. By contrast, the U.S. has three players in the top 37.

Tarpischev attributes the success to strong Russian tennis programs for athletes aged 6 to 14. Due to a low supply of indoor courts in Russia, elite players then get sent to academies around the world so younger play­ers can begin their training.


Russia produces fewer elite men's tennis players because it's cheaper to raise female players, Tarpischev said. He said less competition allows females to become elite quicker, and males prove costlier because they require more practice players due to higher strokes per minute than females.

Tarpischev said he feels no pressure for Russia to succeed in four years in So­chi. New winter facilities started to be built about five years ago, not enough time to impact the showing in Vancouver, he said.

"It's absolutely real to possibly win 15 gold med­als," Tarpischev said.


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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:39:00 PM(UTC)
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 Shamil Tarpishchev: Because of lack of financing we lose up to 90% of children at the age of 16-18 years:


October 12, 2010, 20:19 Yakovlev Yu.


 


The President of the Russian federation of tennis Shamil Tarpishchev complained that Russian companies do not want to become the sponsors of domestic tennis-players.


“We here talk much about sponsorship and advertisement, and is it necessary to us in our country to advertise?" - the question was asked of Tarpishchev. "Here Elena Dementieva won the Olympiad, they proposed sponsor contracts to her in France, but in Russia no one was interested. Several of the most important companies are monopolies, for which advertising is not necessary.”


“Because of the absence of financing we lose up to 90% of children at the age of 16-18 years, reported the President of FTR. "We in this country do not have a tennis center (academy); therefore already at 14 we are forced to send children to be trained abroad. And those who are trained here, (are trained far) more expensively than abroad”.


(I would add that there are exceptions--notably the sporting-goods company Bosco. [Y] Perhaps they should get a tax break? But Shamil's point is well-taken. If support of sport is to be the responsibility of the state, those parts of society that benefit most directly must expect to be taxed accordingly--and those that are monopolies will certainly pass on that cost to consumers.)


Президент Федерации тенниса России Шамиль Тарпищев посетовал на то, что российские компании не хотят становиться спонсорами отечественных теннисистов.


«Мы вот много говорим о спонсорстве и рекламе, а нужна ли нам в нашей стране кому-то реклама? - задался вопросом Тарпищев. - Вот (Елена) Дементьева выиграла Олимпиаду, ей во Франции предложили спонсорский контракт, а в России она никому не интересна. У нас есть несколько крупных компаний-монополистов, которым не нужна реклама».


«Из-за отсутствия финансирования мы теряем до 90% детей в возрасте 16-18 лет, - сообщил президент ФТР. - У нас в стране нет своего теннисного центра, поэтому уже 14-летних ребят мы вынуждены отправлять тренироваться за границу. А тем, кто тренируется здесь, это выходит дороже, чем за рубежом».


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Time to revive this thread. At Roland Garros & Wimbledon 2011, top Russian players inc Zvonareva, Kuznetsova and Sharapova were notably attended by Union State personnel--several with linx to Tarpischev and history from the Soviet sports machine.


In Kuzi's case, one doubts the RTF entourage of Myskina, Savchenko & Dementieva's former agent came west concerned with only one player alone.  And Western sportsmedia do not want us thinking too much about this--or the big Russian player contingent who delayed their entry to the USO series, flying from Dementieva's wedding to help launch the Baku Cup.


Sightings thru the Stanford in-house stream suggest Masha is quite open-handed in deploying her team to also support, say, Kiri's efforts.


Think about it.  Something's goin' on.




paul_pipkin;309282 wrote:


You heard it here first:





Sharapova hires Voltchkov as hitting partner


Ticker - Thursday, July 28, 2011



Maria Sharapova has hired Vladimir Voltchkov as her full-time hitting partner. Voltchkov worked with Sharapova during the grass court season and is with her at Stanford, along with her coach, Thomas Hogstedt. Sharapova also worked with hitting partner and part-time ATP player Cecil Mamitt of Los Angeles this year. 



"It was more of a feeling," Sharapova told TENNIS.com said of her decision to go with the Belarusian, who reached the 2000 Wimbledon semifinal before falling to Pete Sampras. "Cecil worked with me tremendously on clay — there isn’t a ball he couldn’t run down, I was like, ‘When am I going to hit a winner?’ But at Fed Cup earlier in the year I hit with Voltchkov a few times and I asked him if there was a time during the year we could work together and it worked during the grass season. I like his ball and the way he hits shots and he can actually make me better."

Sharapova, who attempted a co-coaching relationship between her former coach Michael Joyce and her new coach Hogstedt at the end of last year and at the start of the this year that did not work out, cautioned that Voltchkov would not be in a similar leadership position as Hogstedt.

"It’s pretty tough to have two cooks in the kitchen. He’s great cause he willing to travel full time – it’s a sick Russian mentality, you just want to stay home I’m not sure why, we are crazy," she said with a laugh. "There are also some weeks when Thomas can’t come because he has to be with his family and then I can have [Voltchkov] for a few weeks. I’m excited about it."


http://tennis.com/articl...leid=13480&zoneid=25 


Introduction of the "t" in the transliteration of the name is an obvious device to deflect searches. The name under which he should be searched in VOLCHKOV. I posted during Wimbly a month ago:


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Vladimir Volchkov


Full name: Vladimir Nikolayevich Volchkov 
Gender: Male 
Height: 6'0" (182 cm) 
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg) 
Born: April 7, 1978 in Minsk, Minsk, Belarus 
Affiliations: BSKP Minsk, Minsk (BLR) 
Country: BLR Belarus 
Sport: Tennis


 


at: "Outstanding Belarusian tennis players hold a master class for youngsters in Gomel


http://www.photobelta.by...&id=89767&page=1 


Tennis.com says:


The 2004 Wimbledon champion also said having her new team in place for a while has also helped. She’s been working with her coach, Sweden’s Thomas Hogstedt, for the past five months, and is still working and traveling with her physical therapist, Juan Reque. She just brought in former Wimbledon semifinalist Vladimir Volchkov as her hitting partner for the grass-court season. Former ATP pro Cecil Mamiit, who worked with her during the clay court season, will be back as her hitting partner during the U.S. summer hard-court swing.


http://www.tennis.com/ar...cleid=12871&zoneid=6 





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sportbox.ru, the online adjunct of RTR television & previously a reliable source, has become questionable Both re content & agenda. USO coverage was lame, vitial information missing, and seemed to dis Russian players collectively. Even the minimal, late reporting of the women's final was Yankeefied--somehow managing to boost Serena & marginalize champion Sam Stosur. 


Suggest for Russian tennis news, rely instead on sovsport.ru (Soviet Sport magazine online), the RTF official site http://www.tennis-russia.ru/ & http://www.championat.com/tennis/?rucom=1 who carry videos & interview/column direct from Tarpischev. 

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Who is the most beautifull sportwoman in Russia? 


GO HERE, FIND HER AND CLICK ON HER FACE ==> THAT MEANS YOU HAVE VOTED FOR HER: http://beauty.sports.ru/


You can vote every day by clicking on her picture. 


BUT Don't forgot her: 


 masha

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Dartagnan;310793 wrote:


Who is the most beautifull sportwoman in Russia? 


GO HERE, FIND HER AND CLICK ON HER FACE ==> THAT MEANS YOU HAVE VOTED FOR HER: http://beauty.sports.ru/


You can vote every day by clicking on her picture. 


BUT Don't forgot her: 


 masha



Russian women WTA titles won:


Sharapova - 24 titles, Dementieva - 16, and Kuznetsova - 13, Safina - 12, Vera Zvonareva - 12, Myskina - 10, Petrova - 10, Chakvetadze - 8, Kirilenko - 5, Bovina - 3, Pavlyuchenkova - 3, Kleybanova - 2, Kudryavtseva -1, Makarova -1, Shvedova* -1, Dushevina -1, Pervak ​​- 1

* - Shvedova represented Russia at the time of the conquest of the title.


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Some ppl really should get some glasses!! It's not 'cos u don't play tennis anymore they can't vote for u...and

YES i mean Elena Dementieva. Masha may be "the mannequin" here and always be in the spotlights of anything

anywhere she deserves that nr.1 place. Ohh crap, just put two pictures of Masha and Elena together and think

again!!!


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Salute to the Tandemocrats! 












Vladimir Putin, left, is set to return to the Kremlin next year as president when he swaps roles with Medvedev [EPA]






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Salute to the Tandemocrats! 












Vladimir Putin, left, is set to return to the Kremlin next year as president when he swaps roles with Medvedev [EPA]








Yes it is a very good news. I am very happy. Davai Putin!!!!! 


Vladimir Putin likes sport and he will develop it in Russia. 

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Thaz what I'm talkin' about!  Shamil is on the case:


Shamil Tarpishchev, "Asia-Pacific is not so strong as to meet the demands of players"
27/09/2011 


At the request of the RTF press service, President Shamil Tarpischev said of reports of a possible strike by Asia-Pacific region's players, demanding reductions in the tournament calendar. "I think the players' demands serious enough, but I do not think the tennis players' union (ATP?) can fulfill these demands. I absolutely agree with the players. What they need - objectively and correctly. Injuries in tennis - a direct consequence of excessive tournaments, and calendar, as I have repeatedly emphasized, is contrary to the method of preparation of tennis players. As for the strike, before going on strike, players have to formulate what they want, and make reasonable offers. As yet they only state the fact that conditions are bad and do not offer. If the proposals are accepted and approved by the union collegiate athletes, then - in the case of their demands being ignored - we can then talk about the strike. But for this, I repeat, needs a strong organization of the players. I do not feel that they have sufficient strength yet." 


This was part of an interview with more shown on the Kremlin Cup site:


http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/news/1944 


- Were there any problems with the organization and financing of the (Kremlin Cup)btournament due to changes in the Moscow leadership?
"I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Moscow authorities for help - without it this year, we could not hold a tournament. And sincerely thank our loyal partners - the Bank of Moscow and Ingosstrakh for the fact that we have kept the prize money. Of course, to grow further, to raise the status of the tournament. But this requires a reorganization of the tournament calendar, which would allow us to reach a higher levelThis is also the question of finance."


- Shamil Anvyarovich what you think about the requirements of the players on the reduction of ATP tournament calendar and their possible strike? 


(Tarpischev's answer was as previously shown.)


RTF official site http://www.tennis-russia.ru

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Kremlin Cup press conference at Olympic Stadium






07/10/2011 19 09






Shamil Tarpishchev said of the strong women's tournament "Kremlin Cup", where will play top ten players Vera Zvonareva, Samantha Stosur, Marion Bartoli and received from the organizers wildcard Italian Francesca Schiavone. Almost at full strength to perform in Moscow, the Russian women's team - with the exception of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who previously contracted to play in the Luxembourg tournament. The composition of the male tournament, he said, somewhat weaker than the female, "but also very smooth." "I hope that the show itself worthy of the young players, representatives of the nearest reserve our team - such as Evgeny Donskov, to whom we will give a wild card", said the RTF President.


Vera and Marat at the press conference








 

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IS MARAT STILL SINGLE????? WHAT A LOVELY COUPLE!!!


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Kremlin Cup press conference at Olympic Stadium






07/10/2011 19 09






Shamil Tarpishchev said of the strong women's tournament "Kremlin Cup", where will play top ten players Vera Zvonareva, Samantha Stosur, Marion Bartoli and received from the organizers wildcard Italian Francesca Schiavone. Almost at full strength to perform in Moscow, the Russian women's team - with the exception of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who previously contracted to play in the Luxembourg tournament. The composition of the male tournament, he said, somewhat weaker than the female, "but also very smooth." "I hope that the show itself worthy of the young players, representatives of the nearest reserve our team - such as Evgeny Donskov, to whom we will give a wild card", said the RTF President.


Vera and Marat at the press conference








 


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As far as I know, Marat is still a playboy. 8-) One day soon that will change.


Yeah.  I had the same thought.


 


Amir Tarpishchev, Shamil Tarpishchev, Vera Zvonareva and Marat Safin.


Amir Tarpishchev, Shamil Tarpishchev, Vera Zvonareva and Marat Safin.


Vera Zvonareva and Marat Safin.


http://www.championat.co...nnis/20/6242/230364.html 

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JUDO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/w...6qCU&feature=related


 


 Davai Putin!!!!! 



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Родина. Еду я на родину...  


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American Bogomolov may play for Russian team next year


Alex Bogomolov, American of Russian origin, from next season can begin with the team of Russian tennis.


"The process has already started, talks with Shamil Tarpishchev were, I hope, my dream to play for Russia will come true and will remain a dream. I hope that I can help the Russian team this winter, because the U.S. team for the Davis Cup I played not "- said Bogomolov.


We add that this season is the best in his career the 28-year-old son of the famous Soviet tennis player Alexander Bogomolov, at the moment it is the highest for a 36 th place ranking ATP.


http://www.sovsport.ru/news/text-item/488834 


 

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Russia vs Britain in St Pete Open finals


Russian tennis players, Mikhail Yelgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev, have made it into the finals of the Saint Petersburg Open after defeating


Michael Kohlmann and Alexander Waske of Germany 6:7, 7:5, 11:9.


Now the Russian pair will be facing Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins of Great Britain.


The tournament`s prize fund is said to be more than $660,000.


http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/10/29/59566086.html 


 

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