Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tennis' Face Value

Blogging from phone! You know the beauty of wifi ready phones or mp3 players? It's not that they can replace the Internet experience from a computer, but they're just accessible when you just need to do something that takes up a short period of time, like checking if your professor sent any email about class suspension, while doing something else that takes a longer period of time, like diarrhea attacks. Anyway, the quarterfinal matches for the gentlemen feature the gwapos, of course they're not so much compared to Marat Safin but hey, they might have a contest for Marat's biceps if they combine their charisma.

Imagine this.

Gentlemen's QuarterFinal Set-Up: (Hotness alert! That is in terms of skills and face value.)

Tommy Haas vs Novak Djokovic
Lleyton Hewitt vs Andy Roddick
Andy Murray vs Juan Carlos Ferrero
Roger Federer vs Ivo Karlovic (This pair wins the skill-set criteria, but in terms of face value, please refer to the other three pairs.)

Ladies' QuarterFinal Set-Up:

Dinara Safina vs Sabine Lisicki
Victoria Azarenka vs Serena Williams
Venus Williams vs Agnieszka Radwanska
Francesca Schiavone vs Elena Dementieva

I want Dinara to win a Grand Slam, but I root for a Williams-Williams Finals with Venus whacking Serena to tennis political fallout.

Don't make me provide pictures. It will take me forever, and this page might just be like another Flickr account you might have.

MORAL: Sports entertainment. Seriously, you can watch all the greatness of tennis in Grand Slam events; also, you could see the fashion displayed there, as well as sportsmanship which is sometimes non-existent. Though sometimes others just watch because, "I heard there's someone named (insert tennis player's name here often mispronounced) in tennis is hawt." Well, if you don't follow the circuit, that could be a start for following the sport. Might not be an ideal reason, but it's still a start. You could begin with the appreciation in face value (no pun intended) then slowly appreciate the sport - its grace and intensity. Why is tennis not that popular here in the country? I believe that Filipinos are dang "but I don't want to have too much melanin in my skin!" No wonder whitening lotions are in the top priority in the shopping list. Forget about vegetables, we could buy whitening lotions instead. But I don't judge, we always want for things we do not have. :) (Yes, include those who want to have curly hair when you have a straight one and vice versa.)

BTW, don't discriminate against people who are sick. Tsk.

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