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Mar 1, 2015

WINNERS: 15 pairs of season passes to the BMW Malaysian Open 2015 (yes, additional 5 pairs!)


Thank you for participating in our BMW Malaysia Open giveaway since Wednesday.

In such a short time, we've received 80 entries from Malaysia and other parts of the world. However, I only have 15 pairs of season passes to be given away to the first 15 people. Yes, instead of 10 pairs, the event organiser has given us extra passes due to the great response!

List of winners in blue

We will get in touch with you to pick up your passes. To those who are not shortlisted, don't be too disappointed. You can still enjoy free admission from now till Wednesday. To find out more about the event ticketing, click here.



Feb 25, 2015

GIVEAWAY: 10 pairs of season passes to the BMW Malaysian Open 2015


BMW Malaysia Open will be back in action this coming March. If you are a WTA fan and plan to be in Kuala Lumpur for this yearly event, this is your chance to win a pair of season passes to the tournament.

All you have to do is to fill in the form below. The winners will be selected based on a first come first serve basis. Only one person is eligible to win a pair of season passes.



Giveaway ends on February 28, 2015 (Saturday) at 11:59 PM.

Thank you to the tournament organiser for the passes.
For more info about the tournament, go to their Facebook page.



Nov 23, 2014

Switzerland wins first Davis Cup title


Roger Federer put his bad back and his brief difference of opinion with his Swiss team mate Stanislas Wawrinka and claimed the one prize that has always eluded him and Switzerland - the Davis Cup.

Switzerland won the Davis Cup for the first time in their history after Federer crushed France's Richard Gasquet in Lille. An inspired Federer raised his game to beat Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2. He collapsed in tears onto the clay at the Stade Pierre-Mauroyto after giving the Swiss a 3-1 lead.

On Saturday, Federer and Wawrinka had put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead with a straight sets defeat of Gasquet and Julien Benneteau in the doubles.



Federer was thrashed by Gael Monfils in his first singles match after struggling with a back trouble but recovered as the weekend progressed.

"I'm happy I was able to stay calm and play a good match, and I'm really happy for the guys in the team, everybody worked incredibly hard to get me match ready," Federer said. "Stan has put in so much effort over the years and played an unbelievable weekend that gave me the opportunity today. I'm very much aware of that, this one is for the boys."

It took 15 years for Federer to win the Davis Cup after making his debut in the prestigious event back in 1999.

"It's not for me, I've won enough in my career and did not need to tick any empty boxes," Federer said. "I'm just happy for everybody else. I'm happy we could live a great tennis historic moment in our country."

(Images via Facebook)

Nov 17, 2014

Roger Federer pulls out of ATP World Tour Finals and hands Novak Djokovic trophy


World no. 2 Roger Federer disappointed more than 17,000 fans at the O2 Arena after pulling out of the final against Novak Djokovic, citing a back injury sustained in his semifinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka.

The 33-year-old Swiss announced he was "not match-fit" as he apologised to the crowd in person.

The withdrawal resulted in Djokovic's fourth victory at the season-ending event. He also becomes the first man to win three titles in a row since Ivan Lendl back in the 80s.

No one saw that coming from Federer, who had withdrawn during tournaments on only two previous occasions - in 2008 against James Blake (Bercy) and 2012 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Doha).

Novak Djokovic won seven ATP events in 2014, including Wimbledon.

Federer declined to speak to the media on Sunday night after his withdrawal.

On Monday Federer and Wawrinka are due to travel to Lille where, starting on Friday, they will joining the Switzerland team that tackles France in the Davis Cup. That is the only major prize in tennis that the Swiss maestro has not won.

Oct 6, 2014

Juan Martin del Potro is ready for a comeback?

File pic

Will the former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro be able to make a comeback after a long layoff following a wrist surgery since March?

Recently, the Argentinian has been working hard in gym and on court and set to make a comeback in Basel and Paris during the indoor hard court season.

In September, the del Potro announced that he would not be able to compete during the upcoming Asian swing which includes the the September 22-28 Malaysian Open, his title defence at the Japan Open a week later and the October 5-12 Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Last season, del Potro defeated Milos Raonic in September to take the Tokyo crown, and beaten runner-up to Novak Djokovic in Shanghai the following week. It will not be easy to predict how del Potro would perform but most analysts will recommend using a stats related site like MatchStat.com when accessing a player's form.

Working hard at the gym

So far, del Potro has only played in just four tournaments in 2014 and his last appearance was at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships way back in February. At the tournament, he played only one set before being forced to retire. The 25-year-old tennis player started the year by winning his 18th ATP career title at the Sydney International but was being upset in the second round of the Australian Open.

Recently, it looked quite promising that he would be back in action, returning to the ATP events after started his training regime again.

Getting a new haircut. Looks like del Potro is ready for a comeback!

Del Potro was ranked as high as no. 4 in February this year before the recurring wrist injury. The 1.98m tennis player's ranking has fallen to no. 14 as of this week. His ranking is expected to fall even further and out of the top 25 by missing the upcoming tournaments. If del Potro is not able to defend his points in Basel, Switzerland, he'll drop out of the top 60! However, del Potro has been through far worse than that. When he made his comeback from his first wrist surgery on his right hand, he was ranked so low at no. 485 after the Australian Open in 2011. He managed to pick himself up and within a year, he was back in the top 10 again. 

(Via del Potro's Facebook page)

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