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  1. Comeback of the Year

    As the season is ending, the ATP and WTA choose the winners of their yearly awards. While “Best Player” is the most prestigious, the categroy that always impressed me the most is “Comeback of the Year”. The winners of that category all tell the same story. How though it is to start learning things you so long took for granted all over again. How challenging it is not to get desperate, when progress is slow. How an injury makes you appreciate the little things in life. Comebacks in sports are hard. ...
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  2. Alter Schwede!

    In German “Alter Schwede” can mean two things: one, you are actually talking about an old Swedish man, two, you want to express positive disbelief or respectful surprise- sort of a secular “OMG” or an adult “wow, dude”. Both meanings serve quite well to describe my first live Davis Cup tie.

    The Swedes were taking on the US team in the lovely city of Göteborg and one couldn’t help but wonder, if the hosts even have the slightest chance. History aside (the US lost the 3 previous ties ...

    Updated 01-05-2008 at 09:58 AM by tinamarie

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  3. What We Did Last Summer- FIFA World Cup 2006

    ... this is my first blog and it is a bit long. But I really enjoyed writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it as well. I am sorry for any strange expressions and mistakes- I tried my best.




    What We Did Last Summer- FIFA World Cup 2006

    Yesterday I lied. My brother asked me what on earth would be so exciting about a Davis Cup Tie and -trying to break down the importance of this weekend to my completly tennis-ignorant family- I replied” Well, ...
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