#2312 – Fandom in Sport

ENGLISH Do you have a favorite sporting figure? Be it an athlete or a team? As for me, I have not made it a secret that I am a tennis fans. And, moreover, I am a huge fans of both Venus and Serena Williams, two icons in the professional tennis world. As a fans, obviously…

#2302 – A Saturday at Roland Garros 2019

ENGLISH I went to Paris earlier this month for my annual trip to this French capital for this year’s second grandslam tournament of the year, the French Open, or Roland Garros. And here is the story of this trip. *** When I looked at this year’s calendar and matched it with the tournament schedule, I…

#2232 – Sir Andy Murray

ENGLISH Last week during a pre-tournament conference of the 2019 Australian Open, Andy Murray announced that this tournament would possibly his last ever; or even if it wouldn’t be, he wouldn’t play beyond Wimbledon this year. And as you know, Andy Murray is my favorite tennis player in the ATP. So understandably this announcement made…

#2199 – A Couple of Recent Stories

ENGLISH Rain and Tennis In general I consider myself being quite lucky weather-wise in relation to my weekly tennis lesson. Quite often the weather sucks during the day (typical Fall) but turns alright (as in not raining at the very least (yeah I have such a low threshold for the Dutch Fall weather 😛 ))…

#2184 – The Big Three Oh Trip (Part IV: The 2018 US Open)

ENGLISH Posts in the Big Three Oh Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy to New York 4. Part III: New York 5. Part IV: The 2018 US Open 6. Part V: New York Attractions 7. Part VI: Washington D.C. 8. Part VII: The National Mall 9. Part VIII:…

#2164 – A Weekend Story

ENGLISH Despite the title, no, I did not go on a weekend trip this weekend, haha 😆 . I was just in Amsterdam, recovering as I was travelling to Berlin the weekend before. I started the weekend by … staying up late for a US Open third round match between my two favorite tennis players,…

#2144 – A Tennis Match and A Trip Planning

ENGLISH A Tennis Match Two weeks ago, the trainer of my tennis lesson couldn’t make it last minute. But me and the other guys were already there in the tennis club at the time, so nonetheless we decided to hit some balls. And of course, then we decided to play a doubles match to make…

#2141 – A Random Tennis Story

ENGLISH Wimbledon just ended last week, where Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic won the singles titles this year. Serena Williams also made an impressive run to the ladies final, despite being ranked 183rd due to her maternity leave and this Wimbledon being only her fourth tournament since coming back from this. Anyway … And if…