Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

the greatest match of all

Why last year's Wimbledon match is the greatest of them all

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

the 10 greatest matches of the decade

10. Andre Agassi d. Marcos Baghdatis, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5, second round, U.S. Open, 2006

It's the match so grippingly detailed in the opening pages of Agassi's autobiography "Open". With Agassi serving at 4-4 in the final set, the pair played an eight deuce game in which the eighth-seeded Baghdatis had four break points. Agassi held, and went on to win. Later, as they laid on the training room waiting for medical attention, Agassi and Baghdatis watched the replay on SportsCenter with their hands clasped together. It was the last match the eight-time Grand Slam champ would ever win.

9. Venus Williams d. Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-4, final, U.S. Open, 2001

The match itself was forgettable. The moment was not. In the eight years since Venus and Serena played in their first Grand Slam final together, it's become easy to take for granted how amazing it is that two sisters meet so frequently to decide major tournaments. In 2001, nobody did. The first all-Williams Grand Slam final was a major event that happened to coincide with the first time the women's final was played in prime-time. It generated huge ratings and was a seismic event for the game, even though the tennis was mediocre, at best.

8. Fabrice Santoro d. Arnaud Clement, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 16-14, first round, French Open, 2004

At 6 hours, 33 minutes, it's the longest match in tennis history. Play was suspended for darkness on the first day after four-and-a-half hours. Clement had two match points (one on each day), but Santoro held at 13-14 in the fifth and went on to win three straight games. For his part, Clement didn't care too much about setting a longevity record, saying, "what do I get, a medal?"

7. Goran Ivanisevic d. Patrick Rafter, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7, final, Wimbledon, 2001

In a rare Monday final, the 125th-ranked Ivanisevic bombed it out with No. 3 seed Patrick Rafter. There were big double faults, untimely unforced errors, foot faults and racquet-throwing, but the combination of the different crowd and tense action made it an unforgettable match. John McEnroe called it the greatest Wimbledon final he's ever been a part of, but I'm starting to realize he says that a lot.

6. Jennifer Capriati d. Martina Hingis, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2, final, Australian Open, 2002

In her third, and final, Grand Slam victory, Capriati continued her storied comeback by besting Hingis in an epic final in Melbourne. After dropping the first set, Capriati went down 0-4 in the second and faced match points at 4-5 and in the tiebreak (four in all). Hingis never recovered from the meltdown (literally -- it was 107 degrees on the court) and lost the third set without much of a fight. Capriati became the first woman since 1962 to win a Grand Slam after facing match point in the final.

5. Roger Federer d. Andy Roddick, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14, final, Wimbledon, 2009

Lengthy? Yes. Great? Well, yes ... But not that great. In our rush to celebrate every great sporting event as the "best ever", this match took on epic proportions solely because of its epicosity. (Not a word? It should be.) Though it was close, one never got the sense that Roddick could ever actually win the thing. Federer's serve was so crisp as the match progressed that it would have felt like a miracle if he got broken. Throw in the fact that the two biggest points of the match were won because of horrid Roddick unforced errors and there's your No. 5 ranking.

4. Venus Williams d. Lindsay Davenport, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7, final, Wimbledon, 2005

Bud Collins described the match thusly:

"More female bang for the bucks had never been seen in this arena. Two ladies in white were red-hot blasters. Witnesses would treasure what they'd watched during a chill, glum afternoon. Their go-for-broke shot-making illuminated the gray sky."

What he said.

3. Justin Henin-Hardenne d. Jennifer Capriati, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), semifinal, U.S. Open, 2003

Truth be told, we could have added one more Capriati match to this list too (her 2001 French Open win overKim Clijsters), but this late-night affair earned the vote for best women's match of the decade, even though it was only a semifinal. Capriati, at the tail end of her career, battled it out with the diminutive Belgian for a record three hours and three minutes. She served for the match at 5-4 in both of the final two sets and was two points from victory a whopping 11 times. All night she yelled at umpires, demonstratively celebrated points and exchanged classic rallies with Henin-Hardenne. When it finally ended, at 12:27 a.m., the women could barely make it to the net to shake hands.

2. Pete Sampras d. Andre Agassi, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5), quarterfinal, U.S. Open, 2001

Before the fourth set tiebreak, the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium gave the two American stars a standing ovation, an appreciation of both the match (nobody broke serve through 52 games) and the greatness of the champions on the court:

1. Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7, final, Wimbledon, 2008

It was, quite simply, the greatest match of all-time.

Monday, November 23, 2009

some random rant

omygosh!! the twigtlight movie thingy is back and its haunting me in not a good way.!!!! It's worst then 2012!!!RUN!! THE END IS NEAR!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

the bat killer at court

*click for larger pictures*
This poor bad got killed
By this tennis racquet
and this was the culprit that did it
and you might be wondering as to how this happen.

Did he:
a)Purposely killed the bat as it swoop by him.
b)He was trying to swing the ball over and is so happen that the bat flew straight to his racquet at the same exact time and moment.

If you answered A go kill yourself(Just kidding), but if you answered B you are awesomely right.

Here is an illustration as to how this unfortunate incident happen(pardon me for my amateurish drawing)
Ok that is my friend/culprit in a form of a stickman holding a racquet using his right hand(our left). the horizontal line is where the net is. The yellow circle is the tennis ball and the little square is the poor bat which flew into the racquet as my friend is about the finish the point by smashing the ball. To cut the story short the bat didn't make it.*cries*

The conclusion:
What are the odds of this incident happening to a tennis player


Thursday, November 19, 2009

girls play rough too

When I saw this I was not surprise. Elizabeth Lambert is a Man!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

2012 the movie review

Here comes a movie from director Roland Emmerich who brought you disaster movies such as The day after tomorrow, Independence Day and Godzilla. The movie centers around a group of people who are trying to survive numerous apocalyptic event that is going to happen to our beloved planet earth. Okay let's get down to the movie review for this movie.

Plot wise
This movie is your typical disaster movie with humankind trying their best to outrun this disasters still surviving the calamity that happen even though you are talking about the earth plates getting displace, super volcano erupting, L.A and Las Vegas being send down to earth, and super tsunamis that goes on a rampage across the globe.

Acting wise:
-no comments on this because most on the actors in the movie don't get enough screen time and some had to much screen time. The President of the United State is annoying and a damn sissy.

Special effect wise:
I give this department an A+ for the fact that they went all out in making the earth split open, a volcano erupting, a super tsunami while making it look believable(sort off)

In conclusion, go into the movie theater expecting less of the storyline/plot/acting and expect more on the special effects. it just a typical disaster movie, not that bad at all to watch but what undid it's awesomeness is the lack of plot development, a weak/typical storyline and the weak/lack off acting in this movie that are explored in this movie.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

my friend's awesome pickup line 02

Today's pickup line: "I wish you were DSL, so I could get high-speed access". Black shark-

Friday, November 13, 2009

my friend's awesome pickup line

Today's pick up line: " I hope you know cpr, because you take my breath away".-abang gary-

another Christmas thingy

The official blog for the Musical coming your way this coming December 2009. Check it out for more info: Another Christmas Thingy 3

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

40 and going strong part 5 and the poll

Today marks the 40th season/birthday of Sesame street. WoW!!!

On another note:
*picture courtesy of Mark Choo*

Which is scarier? Ju-on boy on the left or Ju-on boy on the right? Leave a comment below.

Friday, November 6, 2009

40 and going strong

The beloved children's program goes 40 years old and still going strong.First aired on November 10, 1969 in the U.S. To kick things off on
everything Sesame Street, let's look at Elmo being interview by Australian television chat show host Rove McManus.

random comic of the day

*click on it for a larger picture*

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

tea stirring the crazy way

A faster way to cool off a hot cup of tea
Get a pair of chopsticks and stir till it get's cold.

Monday, November 2, 2009

PCK comes to malacca

*as a promise from the previous blog entry="Puppets on the loose".
*click for a wikipedia description* Phua Chu Kang was at Malacca with his wife rosie, here is behind the scene pictures and after of the things he did at Malacca at the 1st November 2009.
Getting into character
This girl is trying out his iconic yellow boots
the puppets
Rosie was punching Chu Kang for no apparent reason. It is so them for acting like this in public
the puppeteers behind smiling for the camera
the kids getting ready and excited
Awesome in house bassist and guitarist
Chu kang and rosie was teaching the importance of brushing your teeth well
one of chu kang's famouse pose

Sunday, November 1, 2009

some random post

Puppets on the loose!!!!(will update more with pictures later)

smells feel like drinking it on it's own

It cleans well, and your clothes smells great after every wash. The problem is that it smells awfully familiar and guess what it smells like, you got it right!!!, cough syrup, you get from a clinic when you are sick. I tell you, before I pour in a cup the liquid detergent into the washing machine, I feel like taking that one cup of detergent in, into my stomach that is. LoL. This is bad.

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