Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters has started. The clay court season is in its initial stages and we already have some players showing great form last week. Monte Carlo is one of the most scenic places for tennis in the world. A place that i called home for 9 years during my career. I have spent endless hours of training at the Monte Carlo Country Club as well as in the gym over there. I never really did good in the tournament however. I always felt that the bounce was not high enough and i never had a good feeling in the racket over there. Very strange as i was spending so many hours on the court there.
These days when I’m coming back to Monaco it is to visit friends and to have a few days off with the family. Cant think of any better place for a 3-4 day getaway. I love running along the water to Menton. There is a great hike there with a mix of stairs and flat but you really get a good cardio. You can’t run that fast as its very tricky road but its a great work out anyway. If you are in Monaco you should try it!
I will not be in Monaco again this year. In fact during the 4 year i have been with Stan i have never been with him in Monaco. Yannick will be with Stan in Monaco. I really like Yannick and its a great feeling for me to know Stan is in good hands so to speak. Stan has a tough draw in Monaco but every player who is in Monaco is top athletes so you can’t expect anything else.
This week in with my family, my 2 kids, I’m studying and trying to fit in a few training sessions as well. When i’m at home these days my main focus is my kids. Yesterday i picked up my wetsuit at Head swimming nordic and i can’t wait to start using it. Its a fraction to cold in the water in Sweden still however:). I also tried a Triathlon racing kit just for fun. Lets see where this journey ends. I still don’t know. Im curious and scared at the same time. Its a personal journey. Its something just for myself. It helps my work. It helps my understanding of the body. But i feel fear. Lets see where it will lead me.
Off to kindergarten with my kids! Have a great Tuesday!