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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Phillips Advances to Rafa Nadal Semi-Final

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Daniel Phillips has advanced to the Rafa Nadal Tour Under 14 Tennis Tournament Main Draw Semi-Finals in Barcelona.

In his Fourth Round Main Draw match Phillips would once again come good as he defeated #6 seed Iker Sevilla Perez, but he needed to come from a set down to do so.

Phillips went down in the First Set 6-1, but he would bounce back to win the Second Set 6-3, Phillips would close out the match winning the Third and Final Set 6-3.

Phillipsí coach Sam Maybury asked the youngster a few questions in the lead up to the Semi-Final.

Coach Samís Question - How was your performance today?

Danielís Answer
- I had a slow start today because of my body getting tired faster from the intense matches. I was making easy mistakes. Then I settled down and found my comfort zone and stayed in the flow.

Coach Samís Question - What is the biggest difference in your game?

Danielís Answer
- The biggest difference is in me. I now feel like I am on the same level as all these guys. My confidence has risen. All my strokes are the same. My mental game has improved because of how I am able to recognize my opponentís weakness and adjust my game to correct my mistakes.

Coach Samís Question - What made you start slower today? You cannot start like that tomorrow.

Danielís Answer
- Lately I have been trying to be more intense in my training at the academy so that I can be more prepared for the fitness part of playing tournaments.
Iím still tired, so I will work harder in training. For now, I will get more rest, maybe a massage and drink a half gallon of water before I go to bed.
Coach Samís Question - Are you maintaining your humility?

Danielís Answer
- Yes, being so tired helps me to be more humble since I have been here.

Coach Samís Question - Have you completed your academic school assignments?

Danielís Answer
- Yes, I have to keep my average above a 2.0 in order to compete In the tournaments.

Coach Samís Question - Do you have any nagging injuries?

Danielís Answer
- No. not at the moment.

Coach Samís Question - Have you had your recovery foods?

Danielís Answer
- Yes, I have my carbs and fresh fruit by my side.

Coach Samís Question - How have you been handling the increased attention at the tournament?

Danielís Answer
- Many of the people have been noticing me and talking about me. I stay humble and focused on why I am here and what I have to do on and off the court. Right now Iím tired. With rest, Iíll be ready for tomorrowís Semi-Final.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Phillips Advances to Rafa Nadal Tournament Quarter-Finals

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Daniel Phillips has advanced to the Rafa Nadal Tour Under 14 Tennis Tournament Main Draw Quarter-Finals in Barcelona.

In his Third Round Main Draw match Phillips would once again come good as he defeated Danil Mishchani, but needed three sets.

Phillips won the First Set 7-5, but Mishchani won the Second Set 6-1, but Phillips would close out the match winning the Third Set 6-4.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Phillips Advances in Rafa Nadal Tour in Barcelona

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Daniel Phillips continued competing in the Rafa Nadal Tour Under 14 Tennis Tournament in Barcelona.

Phillips is now playing in the Final Round of the tournament having advanced from the Group Stage.

In his Second Round Main Draw match Phillips would once again come good as he defeated Bernardo Munk Mesa in straight sets.

Phillips picked up the 6-1, 6-1.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Phillips Continues to Shine on Rafa Nadal Tour

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Daniel Phillips continued competing in the Rafa Nadal Tour Under 14 Tennis Tournament in Barcelona.

Phillips is now playing in the Final Round of the tournament having advanced from the Group Stage.

In his First Round Final match Phillips defeated Naim Benito Fernandez in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

Following the match, Phillips told www.islandstats.com, ďMy entire match was clean, I continued the match making the right choices, and hitting the right shots. I spent a lot of time also encouraging myself to stay positive.Ē
Saturday, April 13, 2019
James & Cipres Win Pairs Event in Japan

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The ISU World Team Trophy continued in Fukuoka, Japan, with Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres represented France taking to the Ice to compete in the Pairs Event.

The 2019 European Champions James and Cipres were second in the Pairs Short Program with a solid skate except for one wobble on Jamesís triple toeloop which resulted in 76.39 points.

The pair then recorded a score of 76.13 after the Free Programme to finish with a winning time of 152.52, Russian pair Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Engert finished second with 142.32 points and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro from Canada finished third with 131.84 points.




 
 
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