Category Archives: tennis

Grigor Dimitrov

I want to say few words about Grigor Dimitrov. He is making a very good and impressive year in tennis. Is it because of his new trainer or because he is growing old and somehow his mentality is changing, we will see. In this article I will speak about human qualities, not for the professional ones.

I will get straight to the points, I do not want to lose mine and your time:

  1. Baby Fed – this is why I have put this pic for the post. This comparison maybe gave too much star dust and megalomania to the spirit and thinking of Grisho. Federer is humble and concentrate man,
  2. Bulgaria above all – your country  always stays on the top of everything. It does not matter if it is about money, fame, women and whatsoever. Dimitrov resigned to take part one year ago in the same tourney Garanti koza as this year, he won the same one. This was a very big mistake of his. There are children who admire him, and which tears I saw, when he told to the media, that he will not come. One month later he went to Istanbul for a tourney of the same ranking. You , dear readers can make the conclusion.
  3. To speak your own language – I am ashamed of the way he is speaking Bulgarian, he is born here, studied here and yes he is now training in USA, but.. What example this would be for the small children. He has to be the best ambassador of the country.
  4. Cheering the fans – you know how Djokovic is treating the fans, what a good and smiley man he is. He always is speaking Serbian , congratulating them and staying for a long time, in order for the fans to take pics. Grisho is like a snobbish star, who does not have time for this things.
  5. In the Olympics – most of his team maters from another sports, said that he is not looking at them , never cheering them up and somehow feeling ashamed. This is ridiculous and a gesture of total stupidity. They are all there for one goal, to defend their pride and the pride of their country.
  6. If you want to be American – just be : you can change your passport and be an American. All your deeds show that you are ashamed from your origin. But , I would like to remind you, that you are what you are now, just because of it. Because you breathe the air of honored man and women in this sacred land, because you are writing on the one of the first alphabets – Cyrillic. And when there were not too many countries in the world , Bularia was the 4ht in Europe and we had civilization and on the place of your favorite America, were only Indians.

You may think , that there is too much hatred in this post. NO, these are my thoughts and opinion. I am watching every step of this tennis player. And in a conclusion I will give one example. When you go to Belgrade, there are many big, very big posters of Novak Djokovic– he is also living and training abroad, but he would rather die , but never betray his country.

 

Old man is back !

Good day , dear fans of tennis. I must apologize to all of you, who have not seen recently articles about this wonderful sport. Recently one big tourney has ended and one old man showed to the world , how the things are right and precisely to be done 🙂

I have to admit that I watched almost all the games in the wonderful Australian Open 2017 tennis tournament. There was one game which directed the bets and the eyes of the professional critics in this sport. It was Nishikori vs. Federer. Here is the time mad space to tell, that I am a huge fan of Rafa Nadal, but the only one who stands next to him in grandeur and in the spot of the lights of the cameras is the Swiss Genius – Fed man 🙂 I do not know if there is any so complex player who can hit the ball that smart, that even referees lose their breath and attention. He is the big master of back hand with one arm and he is so damn concentrated. In the game with Nishkori he made things from other planet. I am watching tennis for nearly 30 year and cannot remember such incredible performance.

Yes, Roger is old. But you now the sentence of old and gold. Now he see how gold is he. The old man revealed all his potential, capacity and soldier spirit.. This 36 years old man, was moving like a 18 years old youngster, like this was his first tourney , he want to win and to gain attention of the public. Yes, he won his 18th title  from Grand Slam Competition and this is gorgeous. But the most important is the grace and the genius hits of the ball, he did all the games.

About the final, who ever dreamed of better one? The old friends and furious enemies on the court . Those two men are like two lions, who have that sports hatred and talent. They remind me a lot about Agassi and Sampras. In those competition true man and real friendships got born. There are moment in life, when you are waiting to see such suspense, show or even performance , that moment which you will share with your children and best friends. For that moment we love and die for watching tennis.

On the last place, I like to say special thanks to Mr. Federer. No one was thinking he will made to the final or even to win it. He showed that talent has no age motivation has heart and will for success is the main moment to keep winning and showing to the world, that if you are on the feet, stood up and focused, no power or top tennis players can stop you. His determination is motivating , not only for me, I guess for you and for all the fans around. One last word before it go. If you remember there was a slogan , when he was playing : “Shht , genius at work .. ”

 

 

Djokovic vs. “The World”

Good morning, dear friends. Yesterday there were many qualification games played for different tournaments – Europe and World Cup competition- who will qualify. But actually I was impressed by the game of Djokovic played against Isner.

What we had seen in this game? It was obvious that Isner suffered a lot from the smart passing shots, diagonals and counter-attacks of the Serbian. Actually it was a game between two giants, not only big man , but tennis players who have that power in serving and hitting the ball, that they almost could kill some one. The interesting thing here is while I was watching Djokovic , I did see some of the best moves and tricks from his opponents now and during the years.

If you want to be a good tennis player, you have to move very soft, to hit hard and to be that fast with the legs, like Mohammad Ali in the previous times of like Mike Tyson, you have to be having string wings , which will move your legs right after the ball. Djokovic is a complex machine. He has everything and had learnt a lot during the past 5 years. Let’s me show you things from my point of view:

  1. He was that precise and sharp as Federer in his young age. To be able to do and take best from the situation is very rare quality. This quality belongs simply to geniuses.
  2. He is now strong enough as Nadal, Murry and Kevin Anderson. That power , gives hi the strength to control the game in every aspect and details, no matter if he is on losing or winning run.
  3. His service became sharper and stronger and productive for aces. Boris Becker was a good player, obviously he is also one of the best trainers nowadays.
  4. Concentration – I will tell you this way, the concentration of good players helps them to see situations and game as a whole from different angles. The same is in chess, football, poker, basketball. Djokovic is smart and intelligent enough to be good in some other sports ,not only in tennis.
  5. 6-2 , 6-2 : when you see that result in tennis , you think that other player was injured or not motivated enough. The reason was that Djokovic is playing tennis from another dimension, from another universe.
  6. People, fan and supporters like him a lot. I saw the crowd yesterday in Beijing, they were crazy about him. Around the big players, there is some kind of magic around them.
  7. Let’s say big applause for Isner. He is not a bad tennis player. He is in the top of the standings for aces in tennis for all times. But when you have a perfectly shaped, conditioned and motivated machine- you are not able to do anything , than losing with a head up .

I was going to give you some football pick, but changed my mind, while I was thinking about the tennis game in Beijing. I am actually a fan of Nadal, but he will not soon be in the shape we are all used to see him in. The Serbian is born 575 km from where I am now writing this post and maybe we have something common. While I am sitting and writing the idea came to my mind. What we have in common is- passion.  He has it for playing and winning in tennis, I have it to write for those who inspire and provoke me to write each time for the best of mankind invention- sports. Keep being the best Nole, I feel sad about Nadal and Grigor Dimitov , but when we have geniuses and smart players, all we have to do is show  them respect and admiration.

 

Roberta Vinci (victorious)

Are you surprised from the women final at the WTA, US Open 2015? Who ever imagined that on the final stage, there will be two brave Italian tennis players? How many bets on Serena Williams to be the outright winner are already lost? There many, many questions , who left behind (same happened with S. Halep on the semi-final). The truth is  that the beauty in women tennis won.

I had the chance to watch both semi-finals games. Favorites are out, #1 and #2 in the rankings will not play at the last level. Rough , hard and mannish tennis is out from the final. Both Italian players , made games to remember with incredible plays. They remind me on the romantic time of women tennis : Monika Selesh and Steffi Graff when were participating in the tournaments.

Actually this post is about Vinci, about ” her majesty ” Roberta 🙂 It was 1-1 in sets result, and she was losing the third one with 0-2 in games result, no one did believe she was capable to make miracle, to beat the world #1 and not only the best in the world, Serena was supported by every single fan in New York on the stadium. It was a battle of a women elegance , against powerful, arrogant and too damned trained machine ( forgive me if you have seen anything women like in these last games of the 3rd set). Serena was shouting and provoking her opponent. Here comes the time to say big ” bravo” for Vinci, who stayed calm, relaxed and determined. She was even smiling and not believing, how a woman can behave that bad with another woman, it is just a game it is not a matter of war or last woman standing on the court.

At the end, Vinci won with her spirit, her faith and her morality. She was a woman form the beginning till the end of the game. Money does not matter, she gained many fans all around the globe. As a fan , I have advice to Serena Williams – sport is for the fans and for the beauty of the plays, it is not a game or scene to humiliate your opponents. Opponent has to be respected. Respect and hats down for Roberta, Roberta Vinci.