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Tennis fever rising in Manila

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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.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Greater love means greater vulnerability to pain

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In the early 1980s, Bjorn Borg dominated the international tennis scene. After winning the Wimbledon Cup and completing a grand slam, he graced the cover of Time magazine.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Andy Murray in Manila this November–will he meet Pacquiao?

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It’s a sure thing now, say its organizers, that the Manila leg of the International Premier Tennis League happening on Nov. 28 will see tennis superstars Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova in the country.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How to be good in tennis—and in academics

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He dreams of becoming a professional tennis player, considers family very important in his life, and maintains a high academic standing. Today, such is life to 17-year-old Betto Orendain.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

A day in Wimbledon


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VICTORIA Azarenka in her first match PHOTOS BY THELMA SIOSON SAN JUAN

I’m not into bucket lists, mainly because my mind is so busy—cluttered, actually—to make one, and because I generally like to take whatever today gives.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

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