A new sport: change names

another all blue day, even the new guy wears blue. Last week I forgot socks … the photo on the lower left was a week ago and the right is after playing today.

 

话说现在流行改名 … 还蔚然成风 (王安石叫Vans, 朱棣是Judy)
俺第一次被’改名’是1979 去香港
二夜一天的那种火车 六个铺. 有一家香港人 爸妈儿女
爸妈特别好 鸡同鸭讲跟俺聊天 讲不通还可以写嘛 …
妈妈说 “哦 … 你是阿Ying …” 广东话的ning 是ying
我: “不是不是 俺是小Ning …”
妈: “是呀 我知道 Ying 嘛 … 那就是阿Ying了…”
俺刚刚还挺高兴的因为她赞俺漂亮 😊 现在俺怎么又变成了 … 乡下妹了? 哈哈哈.

中国南方 北方的语言差距

40年过去了 阅历多了 信心也增加了. 俺真的不再介意别人怎么叫俺了 Whatever you desire

纽约New York 的约 York 是为个英国的约克公爵而命名 – 此公就是后来的英王 詹姆斯二世. 美国到处都是欧洲地区的名字 巴黎了 日内瓦了 琳琅满目 举不胜举. 要是改名的话 大概得麻烦一阵了- 除非吃饱了撑的 …

由此想起昨天的新的小鲜肉 和旧的小鲜肉们. 他们都比俺打的好 但是俺每次赢 (99%归功于俺的不幸搭档) 或者打个漂亮的球 他们都会赞几句 我想这是信心所在吧?

由此自然想起一个羽毛球🏸️先生. 技术很好有一次就是我们两… 结果我发球他扣死 再发 再扣 … 他发 俺回 又被扣死… 俺一直在捡球. 五分钟后俺就走了. 他也没有得打 … 我直觉的想 “我们都知道你打的好… 至于这么没有信心吗?” 其实有时碰上弱对手, 迁就着打应该是个不错的方法. 比如可以练习一下单反 …

自觉自己是个运动员 … 但是还是觉得跟不上 赶不上 一浪接一浪的运动.

不八了 刚刚收到一个非常难查的资料
谢谢未莫面的朋友
干杯去 🍻

请包涵错别字 乡下大妈 阿Ying

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1 & 3

Having a very good game day: using my brain; not many mistakes. Should keep on doing it more often.

A blue day

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Sportsmanship

Nicolas Mahut lost to Leonardo Mayer on Friday 5.31 in Round of 32 @ French Open, on Court  Simonne-Mathieu – better known for playing the longest match and lost to John Isner in 2010 @ Wimbledon. Mahut wanted to advance to play Federer (who doesn’t?), both are 37 years old in the next round. He was upset and sad, his seven years old son ran to him and hugged him. It was very moving, everyone, included Mayer clapped.

One set, 7-6 (8)

Given what’s going on right now (such as trade war …), I suddenly moist eyed and philosophical: people drawn to sport, by doing it or watching it, is because sport is the last resort to represent sportsmanship and for being equal and fair. In that, I mean, if you want to play tennis, you’ve to adhere to the common rules and etiquettes, NOT your rule. It’s a great metaphor, teaching us the life lesson. As big a persona as Serena who suffers many unfair and unjustified calls and penalties on crucial moment during her matches, she still comes to play because she is NOT bigger than the sport itself. Getting beaten in a match isn’t always bad – don’t you want to play with better players to improve? I know I do. In fact, a stronger opponent will make you a better player.

Many times, when the better player wanted to play but couldn’t find an equal, they would play with a handicap: some offered me a point or two, while others offered playing with the other hand. But once I get closer to their level, I should and would play straight, on an equal footing. It’s only fair.

前个星期五 (5.31) 法国的马胡 Mahut 输给了阿根廷的梅耶 Mayer之后有点儿失落. 他七岁的儿子跑到他身边安慰他,拥抱他. 这感人的一幕, 每个人, 包括梅耶都拍手鼓励.

体育精神

体育运动备受瞩目追捧 是因为它代表 公平 友好 平等

联想起时下中美的激战.

任何一个社区或者组织都有自己的规章制度. 想要成为它的一员, 就必须它的遵守规章制度 – 不是自己的规章制度. 小威这么成功. 比赛期间的关键时刻, 遭受过许许多多不公平和不合理的处罚. 但是她仍然参加比赛. 因为她并不比网球运动本身更大.
另外, 在比赛中遭遇挫折并不总是坏事 – 难道你不想和更好的球员一起打, 得以改进吗? 我知道我一直这样做. 事实上,一个更强大的对手会让你成为更好的球员 = 站在巨人的肩膀上, 视野都宽阔些.
很多时候,当更好的球员想要打但却找不到合适的对手时,他们会让步:一些人给了我一两点,还有一个哥们儿用另外一之手 … 但是一旦我接近他们的水平,我应该放弃优惠, 在平等的基础上打; 这只是公平合理.

不需要横眉冷对!wenxuecity

Nicolas Mahut being consoled by his son after loss is the best French Open moment

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Anisimova and Thiem


At 2019 French Open, I saw Amanda Anisimova who played her first match on day 3 and won over Harmony Tan, a French Chinese who was born in Paris.

Anisimova also took out Simona Halep in the Quarter on Thursday (2 n 4) but lost to Barty in the semi (7, 3 n 3) – the first set she came back from 0-5 to win it in tiebreak 7 to 4.

    

Dominic Thiem of Austria who plays with single hand backhand, lost final to Nadal, the second year in a row. The first two sets were exciting but the last two were a given. 

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Court Simonne Mathieu

Roland Garros has a glassy new court: Simonne-Mathieu – instantly my fave.

     

… and the little village & greenies

 

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Day 3 @ French Open

Day of Simonne Mathieu @ the Open.

Jasmine Paolini vs Daria Kasatkina (2, 3) @ Court 1 (kind of like USO’s Court 17.

StefanoTravaglia vs Adrian MannarinoSimonne Mathieu

Jeļena Ostapenko vs Victoria Azarenka @ Simonne MathieuLots of breaks …

 

Aryna Sabalenka vs Dominika Cibulková @ Simonne Mathieu

 

Zheng Saisai vs Wang Qiang @ Court 12. The last point. The giant lens seems can zoom the moon down to earth -:). The photographer is from Xinhua News Agency.

 

Day 2 here.

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Day 2 @ French Open

Day of Serena @ the Open

It’s heart breaking to see Serena has to struggle to win in three sets. But she prevailed. She’s mentally strong and determined – all the power to her.

I lounged by Court 7 (the bathroom is modern and clean), then went to watch Serena from high seat.

Court 6: Maxime Janvier vs Pablo Cuevas (4, 4, 2)

Su-Wei Hsieh (4, 6, 0) vs Viktorija Golubic @ Court 12

Day 3

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French Open 2019

This year it began on Sunday, May 26 in Paris, till June 9. I attended the next two days, on Monday and Tuesday with my gang.

~ Anisimova and Thiem
~ Sportsmanship 体育精神 & Mahut

First, something new: the center court – Philippe Chatrier that seats 15,225, a red clay wall, and a 5,000 seat court Simonne-Mathieu – my favorite and I spend much of my second day there. Tennis, as whole must have some banner years for them to expand so much recently, New York for example,

  

Second, I got to watch Serena play on the new center court. It is the last one to add a retractable roof, by next year, 2020.

 

Third, the security check is tight: checking bag and patting down. Then there is another layer: they issue you the ticket at the entry with your name printed (same as 2017), and you need to present your photo ID with your ticket to finally get in.

 

Court Suzanne Lenglen has 10,068 seats.

 

Court Simonne-Mathieu holds 5,000 spectators:

  

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New York Open

Monday. Cloudy. Grey. Empty. Relaxing.
Not a bad experience except the terrible line calls. For qualifying matches, there’s no challenge – no recourse. vid 1, vid 2 & v3. Hope in the near future NYO will attract better players.

  • One player is named Tennys. No kidding.
  • One looks like a con man – don’t  you think his outfit is stale?
  • One player looks like a pirate. … All in good humor.

         

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Oh Serena …

Once more, the linesman or woman called foot-fault on Serena Willians’ first match point. My thinking goes, gosh, the tennis world out to have a machine to double check on these calls since, till now, it’s the lines person’s call. And the unlucky receiver was Serena, again.

Serena went on to have four more watchpoints but failed to convert. My little thinking is, she injured her foot/ankle a little, so doesn’t want play Osaka knowing she won’t be in her best shape. My 2⊄ is she chose to let Karolína Plíšková to win – a player I really like: quiet and pretty.

Come back healthy and strong to win your 24th! All the love, mommy Serena.

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