2020/06/21

曾經惹毛費爸 Noah Rubin設平台分享網壇辛酸

曾經在澳網惹毛Roger Federer的美國小將Noah Rubin,曾經因為遇上瓶頸而迷失自己。然而,他卻也因此決定建立社群平台,讓世界網壇的每位成員可以藉由文字,將「球拍之後的告白」公諸於世。Rubin也從小時了了的網球浪人,成為了網壇舉足輕重的吹哨者。

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在今年四月,法國的體育媒體就將Rubin列在當今網壇二十位最具影響力的人士之一。除了Rubin之外,有五名是現役球員,分別是Roger Federer、Novak Djokovic、Andy Murray、Rafael Nadal和Serena Williams。這篇報導給了Rubin一個稱號:吹哨者。

如今,Rubin的平台還出了podcast的節目、周邊商品,甚至還有發展出紀錄影集和書本的計畫。Rubin也希望除了網球以外,也可以分享其他運動的運動員,並與網路心理治療平台Talkspace合作,甚至透過美國精神健康聯盟,創立營隊讓大家可以一起面對精神疾病。

「這項計畫已經發展到超出我的想像了。」Rubin表示。

「每當我看到人們不經思考就下定論時,我感到相當難過。要去與他人爭吵是一回事,但是自以為自己的意見是最好的,是完全不合理的行為。」—Daniil Medvedev

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“There was always a little bit of a fight between my father and my mother. My mother wanted me to study more, which is why I was in school while playing tennis until I was 18. In Russia most professional athletes are done studying around 12 years old. It might have been the reason I wasn’t as good as my friends for some time, but I have no regrets. There were many tough times before the help from the federation and sponsors, when there wasn’t enough money. There were matches where I lost and all I was thinking about was the extra 100 dollars I could’ve made. The toughest period for me was the switch from juniors to pros. I ended at 13 in the world in junior tennis. I started to quickly understand, after playing futures, just how difficult it would be to get from 700 to 300 in the world. You needed to save as much money as possible while trying to win five or six futures as quickly as possible. At the time I was lost, didn’t know how to do that because there were so many other players trying to do the same thing. I remember talking to Bublik, playing a future thirty minutes away from where I lived in France. I was around 700 in the world and asked him, ‘How do you even become 300, it seems impossible?’ To this day he remembers that line and will joke when he sees me, ‘Come on, how did we become 300?!’ Even after reaching the top 100 for the first time, I knew deep down I wasn’t professional. When I was on court I would give 100%, but off the court I wouldn’t do the right things. I would go to bed late, play hours of PlayStation and just not worry about the small things. From 70 to top 5 in the world was the jump where I really decided to dedicate everything to tennis. I wanted to finally find my limits. I know people say there are none, but I want to test myself and find mine. That was the moment for me. I remember before that major jump where I would play one long match and I would lose the next day just because I couldn’t move. If you talk to anyone from juniors they would say I was one of the players in the worst shape, sometimes cramping after only thirty minutes...” Swipe 👉 pictures to continue reading @medwed33 story!

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