Andy Murray's personal trainer made a bet during the US Open with Murray's coach Ivan Lendl about who could perform better on the Versatile Machine, (I think that is what he said) which they use in their workouts. Check out the video to see who lost the bet and who is the "far superior physical specimen." Mental note......never make a bet with Ivan that you aren't 100% sure you will win or you will be embarrassed in front of the whole world. Ouch!
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by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – All eyes were on Olympic champion Andy Murray as he began practicing at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
But none were as fixated as those of his coach, eight-time Grand Slam singles winner Ivan Lendl.
“Great serve,” he said to his protégé, who defeated ATP World Tour No. 1 Roger Federer to claim the Olympic title.
As another ball zoomed through the court: “Great serve.”
“I can tell that one by the toss,” Lendl said.
“Yep,” he said matter-of-factly as another serve hit its mark.
To me this is like Groundhog Day, I have been in this movie.
-Ivan Lendl on coaching Andy Murray
I've actually never liked sports, and I never understood how I became an athlete. I don't like working out. I don't like anything that has to do with working physically.
-Serena Williams on being a girly-girl.
I'm not that kind of girl.
-Julia Georges about potentially retiring in one of her matches at the ASB Classic
Tennis will be featured again at Madison Garden Square Garden on Feb 28th with the BNP Paribas Showdown, showcasing the epic rivalries between Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, and Ivan Lendl. The night, which is part of Tennis Night In America, is the kick off event for a month long celebration of tennis. Throughout March, the USTA will be holding various Youth Registration Events, which is their largest youth recruitment effort. I had the opportunity to talk with Jerry Solomon, CEO of StarGames LLC who is the organizer of The Showdown, about Tennis Night in America and the role of exhibition matches to increase the popularity of the sport.