Shanghai Masters

ATP October 8-16, Shanghai, China. Andy Murray took the title, who also won a week earlier in Beijing.

Again, it rains. On street parking is far. My cousin said previously, the tournament/parking contractor provided shuttle bus only to the match. Late in the night when the match was over, the shuttle buses had long disappeared. As it turns out, we walked to our car during the last match – there’s no shuttle bus.

The ticket price is expensive, compare to Beijing. At

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The 1980 miracle on ice


The legendary game at 1980 olympics when the USA college kids won over Russian professionals.

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China Open

Beijing, China, September 25 to October 9. Andy Murray and Agnieska Radwanska won the singles titles respectively.

In spite of rain, on the way there, we see plenty scalpers. Some are miles away from the stadium. The arena is rather empty. The court-box 贵宾包厢 seats (¥500, far more reasonable than the ATP tourney in Shanghai) have many children, some of them are really into the match. Zhang Shuai prevails over American Alison Riske in three sets. We didn’t stay for the second set.

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Playing through the pain …

During the 6th inning of Mets vs Miami Marlins, one of the commentators said that one of the older player had said to a younger one (I’m only half watching, multi tasking, as usual) that if you want to be a super star, not just a good ball player, you’ve to play through pains.

It’s so true.

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We were 0-2 to start off but played well to win the set, retired in the second set. The new tennis ball and two older one, the contrast.

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Jamie Murray won the doubles title

Yes, one trophy for doubles. Wondering who keeps it?

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Women’s final

Pliskova is pretty and seems effortless where Kerber is like, Cinderella, hard working and that’s it. She won an award for being the nicest girl on tour.

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The opening ceremony

Women’s final, winner takes home $3.5m.

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Peking duck any one?


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Getting up early to work. Face the spider by the entrance again, and some evidence of the ducks and gooses – someone is more diligent than I’m -:). Most friends rated the top one @ 7am over the third one below. A similar one from last week.

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A very humid day, temp is at 70+ but sweat streaming down my little braids. 6-4 and 6-7. What do you do when the players in your group never opens a can of balls and has bad line calls consistently?


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Have you tried today?

imageHere is the video. Another blink moment. This is the last shot Kerber hit to the baseline and won the semi final match. Caroline Wozniacki has challenger but chose not to use it. Everyone is wondering why didn’t Caroline challenge it? No one will hand you a victory unless you try. You’ll have to earn it.

I watched part of Wozniacki’s and Kerber’ interview. No one asked about the last point.

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