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One of the bad moments

In pain, but fought til the end

Photo nicked from here
I was stuck on the LDP near Kelana Jaya lrt station when I noticed a missed call and a BB message, Aishah asking me if I was at home watching the Nadal – Ferrer match.

It was another 20 minutes when I got home that I managed to watch the current World No. 1 struggling to play against his good friend who is in top form right now.

After a few more messages going back and forth, we met at Mosin, where I personally requested the channel be changed to 813.

It was painful to watch. Nadal was clearly hurting but was adamant to finish the match. Sedih siot.

The tennis career, you have higher moments and lower moments….
That’s part of the sport. Accept; keep working; try my best in the next tournament. That’s what I can do.

Read the full interview here

お大事に, Rafa.

Sebulan

For the past 10 days or so, most of my breakfast, lunch and dinner were spent watching tennis. Australian Open 2010 to be exact.

Last night, I was trying to pacify the crying nephew when Rafael Nadal retires due to an injured knee. Just now, Davydenko’s winning streak ended after losing to the top seed in a four-set match.

*sigh*

On the other hand, Justine Henin is still there in her first grand slam after coming back from retirement and TWO Chinese players are in the semis. That’s actually pretty awesome.

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I’m leaving in a month. The route is kinda set, looking forward to meeting old friends and getting lost in strange places!

and I touched the rain

自分はまた何をしたいかとわからなくなってしまった。

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In the world of clay tennis, Rafa has lost his grip on Roland Garros. Unbelievable. Even from the start he was shaky, losing the first set. I guess he needed a week off.
Even the women’s defending champion lost. The French are cheering Monfils and Tsonga on. I think I will too.

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Farewell Maldini.

This Rafa is da man

Two modern day warriors battled it out in 5 hours and 14 minutes. It was no doubt exhausting for them, I felt it too at times but I couldn’t tear my eyes from the tv screen, even when I had to leave for an appointment at the tail end of the fourth set. I was lucky that a change of venue enabled me to see the exhilirating end.

Fantastic match. Hope Nadal gets enough rest for Sunday’s final.

Go Kevin!

via The Star:

Some try their whole lives to qualify for the Olympics and fail.

So, to make four consecutive appearances in the Olympics is not only rare but a massive achievement.

And that’s exactly what sailor Kevin Lim has done.

Come August, he will make history as the first Malaysian athlete to compete in four Olympics in Beijing after making the cut from the Laser World Championships, which ended in Terrigal, Australia, yesterday.

Kevin earned Malaysia a quota spot in the event in Beijing after finishing 15th out of 52 sailors competing in the silver fleet.

Not one, not two, but FOUR. And he did it without much support from MSN or any sporting bodies.