My minute in the spotlight

Standing in the shade, waiting for the Australian Open gates to open, a TV cameraman and a reporter came just beside me with their heavy equipment. “Good place to be here” one of them said and I answered something back. Immediately the reporter asked me “Where are you from?” When I answered and told him … Continue reading

Rogers and Rafas should not always play on Rod Laver

One thing that has surprised me at this years´s Aussie Open are the court assignments. Or if not that, then people´s reactions to it. When Serena Williams played her first match, she was put to open the night session at the new Margaret Court Arena. That´s all right, but then I saw some Serena fan … Continue reading

Hisense and MCA in 2015 – what to expect

One more day and then the fun starts! I think I´ll wake up at least at 5 a.m. local time to catch the most of the action at Melbourne Park. There have been times when I have put an alarm on earlier, but it leads to fatigue sooner or later. But at times I just … Continue reading

Quiet please! Master at work

Seeing Roger Federer play a match doesn´t happen very often for me. I can count with one hand the times I have seen him play live. The first time might have been in Rotterdam in 2004 at an indoor tournament. The only other time I remember was at Wimbledon a couple of years ago. That … Continue reading

Good planning is the key

The first day of the Grand Slam tournament – how to approach the vast amount of matches?Which matches to pick since you only can watch a few? I usually plan my day a couple of matches ahead. You cannot do much more than that, since you never can predict the lenght of the matches. The … Continue reading

Wake up! It is time to buy some tickets

The first week of October always means at least one sleep-interrupted night for me. This is not because of insomnia, but something I have written long before in my calendar. The critical time is at 2 a.m. my time. I have to be awake and in front of my computer to reserve some tickets for … Continue reading

Centre courts are overrated

Did you ever buy some Arthur Ashe stadium tickets at the US Open? Were you satisfied with the experience? If you got some courtside tickets, lucky you. But for the majority of us, binoculars are needed. The so-called nosebleed seats are not going to tempt you to see some tennis, especially in the first week … Continue reading