J MARTIN’S BLOG

March 16, 2009

swiss open ’09 finals

Filed under: Badminton, Sport — J Martin @ 6:27 am

lee chong wei had beaten lin dan! finally … 21-16, 21-16

quoting source52 minutes after they started what can be called as a modern classic encounter, Lee Chong Wei, MAS, had beaten Lin Dan, CHN, in straight games 21-16, 21-16. It was number 1 and 2 of the event meeting in the 2009 WBSO final, and judging by reaction from the numerous crowd they most definitely liked what they saw! And how could they not?!? There was feverish saves from both players, elegant movements all over the court, the richest variation of shots, deception, you name it, it was all there!

nice ….

other finals:

men’s double – Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, MAS, defeated Boe/Mogensen in straight games … congrats to KKT and TBH …

women’s double – Du Jing/Yu Yang, CHN, have won over Lee Hyo Jung/Lee Kyung Won, KOR, 21-11,21-12 …

women’s single – Yihan Wang defeated Yanjiao Jiang … 21-17, 17-21, 21-13

mixed – Zheng Bo/Ma Jin, CHN, won over Lee Yong Dae/Lee Hyo Jung, KOR …

source: Wilson Badminton Swiss Open ’09 website.

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March 9, 2009

all england 2009 men single

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 12:22 am

damn …

chong wei lost again …

and there goes lin dan with his pride …

sigh …

February 1, 2009

nadal vs federer

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 8:54 pm

now in progress, nadal vs federer on australian open men’s single …

update:

nadal won … 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 …

down …

australian open 2009

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 12:43 pm

congrats serena … congrats venus … congrats bryan brothers …

next, fedex vs nadal …

go go federer …

January 29, 2009

australian open 2009

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 7:00 pm

glad my favourites are in final …

go federer!

go serena!

December 2, 2008

bad luck …

Filed under: Daily Life, Sport — J Martin @ 9:07 pm

first, my shoes are gone, somebody took it i don’t know … i always keep it outside of my room because it’s always smelly @-@ … so i guess today someone took interest and ‘elope’ with it …

still decided to go to court though (on slippers) coz my friends wanted to borrow my rackets ….

second, on my way to court, my slippers broke off (is this even the correct word?) … luckily a friend saw me (‘tiny’ luck there) and brought me to court with his car … (he was passing) …

he let me borrow his shoes too … my luck, i thought im gonna just sit there and watch them play …

but i played bad …

sigh …

December 1, 2008

packing pounds … sigh …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 10:14 pm

it’s been a month im being idle …

being idle i mean no sport everyday …

lots of sleep, less working out, but still eating as much as usual … now im packing up few pounds …

need to change schedule …

today i decided to play squash as alternative … i asked few friends to join, and luckily they agreed …

but i still miss tennis …

November 29, 2008

sore muscles …

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Sport — J Martin @ 12:55 pm

i think this is due to marathon i’ve done last thursday …

didn’t really feel hurt yesterday, but today it felt so much … im almost unable to walk … ascending the stairs is the most excruciating task …

i thought yesterday’s rest was enough …

i guess i still need another day to rest and relieve this soreness …

sigh … but i think i’ll play again this afternoon …

can’t miss the chance …

and i already booked the court too … won’t let anyone else to use the court because i already paid it …

extreme all weather tennis, at open court …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 9:44 am

this morning i played tennis with a colleague …

the court was extremely wet, slippery and dull … it rained last night … we thought the court will be dry in the morning but we’re wrong …

we played still …

to make matter worse, it rained again … light rain, on some occasion … but it didn’t stop us … we didn’t even take a break …

played from 7 to 9.30 am …

my colleague hv few times slipped on his feet …

i almost slipped too ..

it was really extreme and dangerous but kinda fun …

November 25, 2008

new equipment …

Filed under: Sony Ericsson K550i, Sport — J Martin @ 9:12 pm

a friend helped bought for me new tennis racket … wilson brand, price about RM527+ (only the racket frame, not including the accessories) …. accessories include new string (RM45), new balls (RM20), new grip (RM19)…

my pocket’s thinner than ever now …

hopefully this new racket will last longer than my previous ones …

sigh … im so pro now …

November 24, 2008

broken heart …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 11:37 pm


yeah it broke my heart coz i’ve been using it for only a month …

did i play too hard? did i use it the wrong way? or does it mean i hv to upgrade my racket and buy a new, expensive one?

sigh .. im penniless now …

discrimination …

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Sport — J Martin @ 5:33 pm

this week is the third week i can’t play tennis …

reason? staffs tournament …

and the staffs conquered all four courts as if nobody else is allowed to play …

afternoon and night, they have all courts …

this is so annoying …

damn it!

it’s merely a month old …

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Sport — J Martin @ 10:30 am

i bought my new tennis racket on Oct 19th ….

i broke it yesterday, Nov 23th ….

merely a month old …

sigh …

Nicol did it again …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 10:21 am

probably Nicol is out of the league now …

she did it again …

she just won the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open Women

perfect 10 this year …

umm i guess it won’t hurt if she fails in the future … her won is more than enough already …

she’s now a legend …

November 23, 2008

i broke my new tennis racket today …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 10:36 pm

yeah … sigh …

i guess i need to turn pro and buy a more expensive and durable tennis racket … kidding …

sigh … do i need to buy another new one?

this is the third racket … coming up will be the fourth …

sigh …

November 1, 2008

a hat-trick for Nicol

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 12:48 pm

Nicol David claimed her third successive Qatar Classic title in Doha with a comprehensive victory over world number two Natalie Grinham, to the delight of the many Malaysian supporters in the Khalifa Squash Complex in Doha.

Natalie took the first point of the match, but Nicol quickly rallied to take a 7/1 lead, looking ominously in control. A few errors from Nicol and some determined play from Natalie closed the gap, but Nicol took the lead on her second game ball as Natalie fired a loose shot down the middle for a stroke.

Another quick start for the Malaysian in the second, 4/1, 7/2, and she was well in control, again taking the game on her second opportunity, 11/3.

The third was a repeat of the first – Nicol tinned to give away the opening point, then stormed into a 6/2 lead. Natalie was being forced to do all the retrieving and she would eventually, inevitably, throw up a loose shot for Nicol to put away. But, as in the opening game, she fought back, throwing in some lovely winners as she reduced the deficit to 7/5. She could never quite close the gap though as Nicol reached championship ball at 10/7. A dropshot and a stroke brought Natalie back to within one point, but there was nothing she could do with Nicol’s long dropshot as the crowd erupted.

That’s a third world title and a third consecutive Qatar Classic title for Nicol David inside a fortnight, ten titles already this year, and her unbeaten run now stretches to 53 matches, there’s just no stopping her …

source: SquashSite.co.uk

October 24, 2008

extreme tennis …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 7:46 pm

today we decided to play tennis although the court is underwater …

yeah it felt good having some crazyheads as i am … we love tennis so much, we can play on any surface – be it dry or wet …

yesterday it was slippery, i almost slip during the play …

i know it’s a bit dangerous playing there while the court isn’t dry coz it’s hazardous (safety) but i don’t care … it’s been almost a week i didn’t exercise and im kinda desperate …

October 23, 2008

lighten up …

Filed under: Sport — J Martin @ 8:15 pm

i felt better today … got chance to play sport, finally … the weather improved …

i played badminton and tennis for one hour respectively … 

and for both games i officially use my new rackets … 

i think im quite good in badminton … but still need to learn a lot obviously …

my new tennis racket felt heavier though … i was unable to serve hard as i used to do with my old 2nd racket … it’s a bit hard to swing too … but on a bright side, my hit-backs improved a lot … less out-shot, more accurate and precise …

perhaps i’ll do better in time with the new rackets, especially tennis racket … need a lot practise …

October 19, 2008

my sport shoes …

Filed under: Sony Ericsson K550i, Sport — J Martin @ 1:44 pm

Nike brand …. slightly less than RM200 … original shoes? i can’t tell …

my badminton racket

Filed under: Sony Ericsson K550i, Sport — J Martin @ 1:41 pm

Carlton brand … RM199

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