Archive for August 28, 2007

What’s equality?

Last week’s Time has Nadal answering 10 Questions from the fans, one asked his opinion on female players earning the same salary as men.  He replied, “I don’t have much opinion about that.  I totally agree that women and men are the same in all areas of life, but my opinion is that, well, if we are the same, then women should have to play best-of-five sets [instead of 3] if they want to earn the same amount of money.”  Well said.  I often wonder those women’s right advocates are doing a service or disservice to us.  Yes, men and women are the same, but No when the girls getting paid the same but doing less.  Best-of-three sets some times lasts only an hour, that’s how long girls final often is.  How could you ask for the same pay with much less effort?  Are we just a bunch of whining babies seeking an easy ride under the guise of equality?  And expecting to be taken seriously.  Silly and sissy.

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Pete Sampras

On the eve of US Open, Pete gave an rare interview with FT, in which he mentioned that his era was different from current Federer’s where there is much less real competition.  I agree.  It gets so boring that we see FedEx plays on Sundays and wins all the time.  Thanks god he doesn’t grunt, and moves fluidly with impeccable form, especially single hand backhand.  The only player who has an edge over him is Rafael Nadal, but it’s only limited on clay, so FedEx ends up with other 3 slams.  In no time, he’ll surpass Pete’s 14 slams record.  Sampras still has bit fire in his belly, for he said IF he gets in shape, he’ll still be a force to reckon with on grass.  WTG, Pete!  Yuan Meng’s practice partner Ras said he saw Pete from time to time in LA, “he plays 3x a week, keep in shape … plays with everyone ..” page



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