Like millions of New Yorkers, I like to read the newspaper on the way to work while riding the subway.
This morning, I saw something in the sports section that shocked me, confused me, disgusted me, intrigued me—nearly every verb you can think of but make me happy: A loonng story on the U.S. archery team deciding to stand by its embattled coach. The coach, Kisik Lee, is under fire for the team not winning a medal in Beijing and his controversial takes on training and his religious… Continue
Added by Van Sias on November 19, 2008 at 6:38pm —
I found a tennis racket at Good Will for only $2.50, and I bought a can of balls at Walgreen's. So I headed over to the Golden Gate courts, where there's a couple of practice walls.
At the wall I noticed that too often, I hit the balls over the fence. I kept at it for a while, and though it was fun, someone started practicing next to me and since I have so little control over the ball, I decided to leave him in peace.
The next morning I met with one of my new partners,… Continue
Added by Ingrid on November 14, 2008 at 11:48am —
Apart from the second set, which was kind of weird, the rest of it looked pretty controlled domination.
Yeah. I hit the ball well for most of the match. I just didn't serve well in the second set. I had a chance to break him right at the start of the second - If I'd done that, then maybe second set would have been a different story. But, yeah, I played well.
Given it's your first experience of this event, how did… Continue
Added by Meags on November 12, 2008 at 2:36am —
Last weekend we had this screening in Berlin. We screened all qualified players of the Masters Cup in Shanghai on two walls at Checkpoint Charlie. It was really fun to work with these heavy-duty projectors and see the results on the wall.
For example Roger Federer (in front you see the historic border between FRG and DDR - the sign on the right side says: "You are leaving the american sector!"):
We showed him the pictures and he… Continue
Added by Feel it on November 12, 2008 at 8:30am —
(Masters Cup, Shanghai)
Added by tennis baller on November 9, 2008 at 11:04am —
Couldn't you just see Andy joking with the crowd at a charity auction, and saying that for the "right price" he's give the lessons on the auction block in the buff? That's so Andy. But when the woman who won pressed him, even Andy had to backtrack.
Tennis ace ANDY RODDICK… Continue
Added by Mark / The Mayor on November 4, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I think Andy Murray is the favourite for the Masters Cup and rightly so as he must be the in form player and with Federer in his group I can see him meeting him in the final. He is playing so well and I think next year he could go very far hopefully winning his first GS in Australia on the hard courts and challenging for the number 1… Continue
Added by Meags on November 8, 2008 at 3:19am —
is worried about their Grand Slam
According to The… Continue
Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:25pm —
Does anybody know where I can get a Nadal-inspired Vamos! ceramic travel mug? There's a site that advertises on Tennisopolis that sells them, but they are out of stock. I've looked around but with no success. It looks like this:
Added by Becky on September 28, 2008 at 7:57pm —
I often use most of my energy during the first set and feel that I don't have enough energy to get me through the second or sometimes third set. There have been times where I have one the first set and should have one the second set, but lose the match because I get too tired and make too many errors. What can I do to increase my stamina? What in between match training do you recommend? Other advice??
Added by Becky on September 8, 2008 at 8:07pm —
The first product in the newly launched Prince Customyze It
site is the O3 Speedport Black - Great for teams, leagues, or players who want to create any racquet in the O3 Speedport Black family in more than 2,400 color combinations.
Added by Prince on September 18, 2008 at 7:59am —
So here's a kind-of U.S. Open-related post that also deals with a little pet peeve of mine.
First, if you couldn't tell by now, I'm a big tennis geek!
What can I say? Following career stats of players is kind of a hobby. Aside from that, in my alter ego, I work as a professional copy editor for a magazine (I'm managing editor for HFN, plus I do freelance copy editing for a newspaper, The Journal News). I like to think that I can spot… Continue
Added by Van Sias on August 27, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Q. It seems like this time of the year every year you come out on the court with either your knee bandaged or thigh or ankle. It didn't appear like you had any bracing this evening. What's your general state of health?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Well, at the moment, you know, I'm… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:47pm —
Q. Thoughts on that, Andy?
ANDY MURRAY: I thought it was pretty decent. Didn't lose my serve the whole match. I thought he played pretty well for, you know, about a set and a half. He was hitting his forehand really hard and making me do a bit of running. It was a decent test… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:45pm —
Q. Was there ever a point tonight where you felt like a little defeated, like tonight wasn't your night?
JAMES BLAKE: No, I try not to let those kind of doubts get into it. If it's set, you think more about the fact that anything can happen, not that it's not your night or you're… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:46pm —
Q. I guess there was a little bit of a scare out there today in round 1. I guess all the talk about facing Federer, you have to worry about the Mardy Fishes and the Robby Ginepris of the world before you worry about a championship?
RAFAEL NADAL: I never talk about playing… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:48pm —
Do you want to know where Maria Sharapova spent several days while doing rehab in Arizona? Well, the place is just amazing, Scottsdale Mondrian
, sophisticated, modern urban resort.
As we… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:49pm —
OK, when I wrote first story
about Novak Djokovic and Leryn Franco, I have to admit I thought it's just a gossip cause there were no any photos of Novak and Leryn together. Then the photo from the… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 27, 2008 at 6:49am —
Several people I have played recently have begun warming up by starting in the service box. I don't see the value in this. We don't volley, we just hit the ball softly back in forth in the box. I am more used to and comfortable with warming up at the baseline since these warm up rallies resemble most of the match play. I have done this kind of service box warm up before at clinics but I just don't get why it is done. Does anybody know why?
Added by Becky on August 24, 2008 at 8:19pm —
Added by Svetlana on August 24, 2008 at 8:12am —