Archive for June, 2019

4 bags

1-2, very close.

Yesterday FT published an interview of Roger Federer, on his plane to a tourney to Madrid – You cannot be alone at the top. Well written.

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Bad personality

Dominic Thiem said of Serena when he was kicked out of press room, to make room for Queen Serena … Of course Serena didn’t do it. In fact, she asked for a smaller room or she could come back later. “It’s rude” she said to the French Open (2019) office.

But the Frenchies probably felt that she just lost her third round, the immediate press conference might be more interesting. So, they told Thiem to get lost. So Thiem said, without trying to find out the truth, that Serena has bad personality. (Actually, not just Thiem, this blogger spent 9 minutes talking about this incident, without trying to find the truth first.)

Then when Thiem finally realized that he made an axx out of himself, he offered to play mixed doubles with Serena.


What do you think you’re, Thiem? you should be the one being picked. You’ve won no grand slam at all… Oh boy.   

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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
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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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.


体育运动备受瞩目追捧 是因为它代表 公平 友好 平等


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.


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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