August 24, 2008
Hey Everyone! How long has it been since I last wrote an entry? : ).
Well no need to worry because today is going to be an interesting one.
I know you want to know how I feel or what's really going in my
tennis for the past few months. Honestly it hasn't been what I
anticipated but I believe I'm starting to feel better and better as the weeks
goes by. My confidence is getting up there again .Reaching the finals
in New Haven was more than I expected. 3 matches in a row wasn't bad
a t all
. I just really felt tired in the middle of the second set, I
haven't really recovered from the night match prior to the finals
and plus the fact that Caroline really played well. So I can say I'm
very satisfied with my week, I would like to have won but getting to
finals wasn't even bad. Better luck next time.
My preparation for the US OPEN just peaked at the right time, I look
forward to playing well this week. I will try to take it one match at a
time. I know I had good run last year in the open, And I hope I can do
it again this year, we just have to wait and see
. Prior to playing
New Haven I had the chance to spend more time with my mother and my
brother Roman while in California. I don't really get to spend much
time with them since I travel a lot. So I took advantage of the
opportunity. We went to Universal Studios in California and I must say my
brother had a great time. We also had the chance to see few good movies from
Dark night to Pineapple Express and lastly Tropic Thunder. I think the
movie was very funny , I heard it got a bad review but still went to
see it . It was worth it. You should all see it , who knows it may put a
smile on your face .
After being with my mother and brother for almost a month and a half
it was time for them to go back to Russia, My brother wanted to come
here in New York but it's not possible, You see every time I play the US
OPEN it's always during the time of his first week of class. He
even begged me if he can come, unfortunately I had to say next time : ( .
Besides my mother told him school is much more important. My father
joined me in New haven and will be here in New York as well. Being here
is like being home in a way. With so many Russians it feels like I never
left home ; )Well I guess that's about it, for now . But Before I
end my entry I just want to say special thanks to my fans who's always
there to support me . I know its hasn't been an easy ride lately but
you always stuck with me and cheered me on. I can't Thank you all
enough. I just hope you'll continue to support me till the years to
come. Take care and God Bless you all!