Cheap and greedy at the same time

Greetings from the Madrid Open! It´s a tournament you can attend at such a small budget it´s even laughable. On the first Sunday almost all the top women are in action, but the ticket price for the ground is 5 euros. Yesterday I saw Kerber, Kvitova and Azarenka up close. On the other hand I … Continue reading

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

Andy, the hero

Andy Murray´s popularity has reached new heights after his Wimbledon win last year. Yesterday he was put first on No. 1 court. I think it´s good that he is not playing on Centre all the time. The crowd on other courts are keen to see him as well. Because it is easier to get tickets … Continue reading

Pizza improves performance

Eat pizza, play better! That could be the new slogan in tennis. Sam Querrey ate a big cheesy pizza the night before he went out to play his quarterfinal match in Eastbourne. He went on to play well, won his match against Julien Bennetteu and reached his first semifinal on the ATP tour for some … 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

The natural

I have to apologize for not writing my blog for about two weeks, but I have a very pleasant reason for it. I travelled to Perth four days ago and the climate change has made me forget tennis altogether! I will stay here for the next six weeks, then fly to Melbourne to watch the … Continue reading

“Petjo, Peti, pjot, pjot”

  Last Friday I had a chance to sit on one of the best seats on Court no 1. The seat was directly behind the box occupied by the coaches and friends of the players. From my seat I could hear everything the coaches said to the players or muttered to themselves. Not that I … Continue reading

A Wimbledon champion a little lost

Greetings from Eastbourne! I am attending the tournament for the first time since 2005. Wednesday was the warmest day I have ever experienced at a tournament. It was said to be the warmest day here the whole year. Usually it winds quite hard, but this time it did not. People were sweating in the stands! … Continue reading