#2447 – A Warm Weekend Story

ENGLISH So just last week I shared how it had been freezing in the Netherlands that a lot of bodies of water froze where many people went skating on them. And now, just literally one week after that, the weather has turned around completely where it has been sunny and warm with temperature in the…

#2446 – A Freezing Week Story

ENGLISH So it was excitingly snowing last weekend in Amsterdam, which was beautiful and a small, nice change of “scenery” in the current hard lockdown environment here. But as it turned out, uncharacteristically the cold lingered around for the entire week following that (Thus, preserving the snow on the ground). And guess what? Because of…

#2418 – (Pro) Tennis is Back!

ENGLISH It has been about one month now that pro tennis is (finally) back, after the pause caused by, well, the COVID-19 pandemic. It started with a small tournament for the women’s tour in Palermo, Italy; and the men’s tour just started last week with the combined (men’s and women’s) tour in New York. In…

#2341 – “Awkward” Comebacks in Tennis Recently

ENGLISH Earlier this year, it was reported that Andy Murray was retiring this year because of the bad hip injury which he had been suffering for many years. I was naturally quite sad with the decision, as he was my favorite active male tennis player, but also fully understood it. After the announcement, Bob Bryan,…

#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…

#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…

#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,…

#2126 – A Tennis Racket Story

ENGLISH During my tennis lesson last week, this happened: Yep, for the first time ever since I picked up a tennis racket, I had a broke string during play! Haha 😆 . Thankfully it was during a tennis lesson so I could borrow a racket from the coach for the reminder of the session. Even…