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battle of the best

Posted: July 7, 2013 in personal, sports, tennis
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I hate disappointments.  I hate the feeling of a broken heart. So I am preparing myself for the worst. Tonight is the Men’s Finals at the most prestigious tennis championships – the Wimbledon.  It’s going to be a contest between the top 2 players right now – Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.  I believe in Novak’s talent and I support him with all my heart, which is why I am distancing myself from this match and preparing my heart to accept that tonight, Britain might have its first ever Wimbledon Champion since Fred Perry via Andy.  The time is right. He is as prepared as he can be.  Everyone is behind him and probably invoking the support of all gods for his win.

In my heart of hearts, I desperately want Novak to win.  Even as I type this post, I cannot help but pray that he really ends up the champion.  But I don’t wanna get my hopes up and have them extinguished later on. Yes, anything can happen. But the pessimist in me is overactive right now and has been buzzing in my ear, telling me that Andy will win. I am giving in but still not letting go.

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It was a shocking Wimbledon this year so far, to say the least.  The first day alone brought out a lot of ‘Oh my God’s’ as reaction to Nadal’s first round elimination courtesy of a relatively unknown player ranked past 100.  The second round was even more outrageous as seven former world number ones got eliminated – Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Viktoria Azarenka, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic and Lleyton Hewitt.  Each day, a number of seeded players fall until only but a few remained standing to face the second week in SW 19. Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radswanka, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del Potro were able to avoid the plague that seemed to befall the top seeds.  But not for long.

Serena faltered against Sabine Lisicki in the round of 16. Agnieszka prevailed against Li Na in their quarterfinal match while Kvitova wasn’t able to vanquish the momentum of Kirsten Flipkens.  Only four women now remain – Lisicki vs Radswanka and Bartoli vs Flipkens.

On the men’s side, Novak remains standing in the last four, his 13th consecutive appearance in a grand slam semifinals.  Del Potro beat fourth seed Ferrer and Jerzy Janowicz awaits the winner between Andy and Fernando Verdasco.

Just four more days til the end of Wimbledon 2013.  Surely, there will be a new women’s champion and she is a grand slam virgin. Djokovic is the only Wimbledon champion left so he’s outnumbered.  But Del Potro and Murray have both hoisted a US Open trophy.

Tomorrow is another day and with what has happened so far, nothing is certain. All we can do is wait and witness the story unfold.

US OPEN 2012

Posted: September 11, 2012 in tennis
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Congratulations Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open Champion, the first British Grand Slam champion in 76 years!

I am a Nole fan myself but you deserve this!

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The New Tennis #1

Posted: September 4, 2012 in fun, technology, tennis

Federer, Djokovic, Nadal or Murray are no match to the shotmaking of new tennis hotshot Aangron! Aangron has swept his way to the new world #1!

Haha. I wish this was real life. But it’s just a game, an iphone game called VirtuaTennis available for $0.99 at the app store. 🙂 It’s really exciting and as interactive as an iphone game can get!

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Getting in the groove

Posted: August 11, 2012 in badminton
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Three consecutive weekends of badminton! Not bad. Slowly, I am getting there. Slowly. I still have a long way to go! But if I keep this up, i will be ready for Brazil 2016! Hahahaha…. A man can dream right? Seriously though, I am gradually finding it easier to play. My instincts are better, way better than a month ago. I am hitting the ball harder, with more authority and better precision. I hope eventually, I will be able to keep up with the ‘big’ guys! 🙂

He is not yet number 1 but for 2011, he might as well be.  Novak Djokovic remains undefeated for 20 straight matches dating back to his wins in the Davis Cup last December, which helped his country, Serbia bag the Davis Cup trophy.

Novak Djokovic is currently the reigning Australian Open Champion defeating Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Andy Muraay in the finals, both in straight sets.  He met Roger Federer again in Dubai, beating him in straight sets.

Last week, the first ATP 1000 event was contested in Indian Wells.  The number 2 spot on the ATP rankings was on the line.  Roger Federer was able to play well enough to be able to defend his ranking, going into the semis without dropping a set.  Djokovic was not to be outdone.  He came into the semis also with a flawless set record, dropping only 6 games en route, the lowest ever going into the semis of an ATP 1000 tournament.  (more…)

pool basketball

Posted: August 30, 2010 in fun, sports
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Amazing dunk shots in the pool.  These people are fearless.  Although you’d land in the water, it still is hella painful for sure.  And the height they are coming from, omigosh!  And it seems nothing to them.  Just couldn’t believe the athleticism, courage and creativity showcased in these videos.  Watch and see: