Q. Reese, Fri 15-Jul'05
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First of all, can you tell us what your real name is, where you're from, what your age is and what you do for a living?
For question number one, my real name is Quyloon Reese. I am from the United States of America. I live in New Jersey. I am 21 years old. I am a junior college student who is certified in academic peer tutoring. Currently, I am home helping out my family, and I am enjoying my summer by playing tennis on public courts. I am looking forward to playing in real tournament events. People who watch my court game want me to play at the U.S. Open someday.
How did you come up with your gamertag name?
I came up with my gamertag's name by abbreviating my first name and keeping my full last name. It is pretty original, I guess!
What surface do you prefer to play on?
I prefer to play on the hard courts. However, I do like the challenge of the clay courts (it brings out the best in all the players on tour)!
How did you become part of the ITST?
I had many wonderful German members help me out when I had purchased this game. This game is not sold within United States. It is imported from European countries. I had many problems getting the game to work with GameSpy's server. It was hard to figure out what was going on (for there is no support for this game in the United States). However, as stated before, there were a lot of friendly players on this tour who have helped me. This is why I joined; and, I was impelled to donate to this Top Spin inspiring online community seconds after my registration.
What can you tell us about your first match you played for the ITST?
The first match that I played for ITST was pretty amazing. To think of it, the idea of playing players on tour from many nations is simply amazing. I knew that this is what I wanted to do. Therefore, I was inspired to make sure that I have an excellent connection speed. In fact, I was pretty surprised to win my first match against Kiruken 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. We were both happy with our performance!
What is your most memorable ITST-moment?
I think that the most memorable ITST moment for me was when I created my first written online sports news report of the Q. Reese vs. Kiruken match. That was not only it, I did a poll to see whether the players on tour liked it and the polls indicated that many players were in favor of it. That gave me a different outlook on what I could do for our online community!
Which moment of your ITST-career would you rather forget?
I must say that the moment of my ITST career that I would like to not think about is the constant talk about Americans lagging. It is not that that bothers me; it is the stereotype: "All Americans are laggers." This is a stereotype because I make sure that my connection and quality signal are 100%. For example, I have made a live broadcast file for the tournaments that were available to the players on tour. Only a few players were sent the files; and, those same players said to me, "Reese, you have a really fast upload speed! It usually takes longer than that for players who upload files in our own country." However, I have been brought up in a family of peace; and, I simply explain my point of view once for each post made by another player. This nullifies any other potential arguments and unneeded remarks.
Which tournament are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking to play the U.S. Open of 2005. This will be around the time when I have to start college again. However, I will wear some special clothings for this event! I cannot wait for that day! :)
Who do you think will be top 3 ranked players at the end of the year?
For the men's regular circuit, I think that the top ranked three players on tour will be: Abuigi, PahelWaske, and, if he keeps playing, our French Open winner on his first appearance at this grand slam, X Le Dieu X. If he does not play any more tournaments prior to the year-end event, then I am going to go with Al Jam. For the men's sim circuit, I think that the top ranked three players on tour will be: Ced_tennis, Rastaman, and of course again, Al Jam! For the ladies' circuit, I am going to go with gabspin, davidmario, and D4rkm4n (At my first appearance at a grand slam, I had a 6-0, 6-3 match with him at this year's Wimbledon in the Round of 16. Because of him, it was an amazing match to be ousted in!).
What do you think your own ranking will be at the end of the year?
Well me? Hummm . . . I really do not know. My court awareness is like the wind, as I am new on tour [on 27 July 2005, it will be 2 months]. I would like to think that my rankings will be as follow: top 95 for the men's regular circuit, top 85 for the men's sim circuit, and top 25 for the ladies' circuit (Wimbledon Round of 16 appearance for the first time helps out many new players on tour!).
What do you think is the best part of this Tour?
I think that the best part of this tour is they ability to update each online community member with many upbuilding information. Whether it is members just saying hello, helping out others with technical issues with their hardware or software, or encouraging new ideas for this wonderful site, ITST welcomes all information that can possibly be directed toward it! The forum is an amazing place to be!
Have you got any ideas to improve the Tour?
Yes, I have had plenty of ideas that had been posted on the forum already. I asked that ITST make it more efficent for players to find out the time zone their opponent is in (According to one worker for this site, he is trying to make it possible to tell this information by leaving your mouse pointer on the desired players in the draw!). I am glad that he like that idea; and, the simple fact that he is working on it is truly wonderful! Also, ITST is looking to make a personal broadcast page where all players on tour can listen to live broadcast reports (this stemmed off of my audio sports news report that I had uploaded to some players on GameSpy). This would be very interesting to see!
Is there anything left you want to say?
I know that I have only been on tour for let us say 2 months. However, I want everybody on tour to remember to enjoy yourself. My motto for the players who compete on tour is: "With every loss, a stronger player is created." It is short and as simple as that. So, please just enjoy your matches with the opponents you compete against on tour! I might even get to broadcast your very on match(es)!
Most importantly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the tournament hosts, internet moderators and employees, benefactors for donating to this website in some way or another. It is truly appreciated by me and I am sure that it is appreciated by others on the tour. If you truly appreciate what these individuals are doing for you, please become a benefactor, donate your money, large or small, at http://www.intertopspintour.com/index.php?p=donate&pf=pc&gc=PCTS.