By Fran Katigbak
It has been 25 years since any high-profile or top-caliber professional tennis athlete played a match in the country. The last ones to do so were Bjorn Borg, the ice-cool Swede (whose calm demeanor was unsettling to opponents) with 11 grand slam trophies, and John McEnroe, the notorious hothead but brilliant American shotmaker, who played an exhibition match at Ninoy Aquino Stadium in 1989.
By Lorenzo Raphael D. Gaviola and Austin Keith C. Hernandez; Student correspondents; Ateneo de Manila High School
Sports fans who regularly watch live games know that “to blend in with the crowd” is easy—but isn’t as boring as one might think.
Backstage PassBy Isabel Roces
Phil Younghusband has become the poster boy for Philippine football through his talent and passion for the sport, not to mention good looks that has made him a favorite endorser of brands.
By Anne A. Jambora
It was a match against Puerto Rico. Up on the bleachers, on the aisle seat, a scrawny, 70-ish Filipino in blue shirt and faded jeans yelled his lungs out: “Gilaaaaaas!” A young Puerto Rican seated on the opposite aisle saw him, heard him, planted himself across the old man, and yelled: “Vamoooos!”
Serena Williams was in the middle of settling down for an interview when she was interrupted by a message: “Anna is here.”