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 Fr. Tito Caluag
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.
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.
By Daryl Angelo Baybado
, Student correspondent
, University of Santo Tomas
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.
Ladies Who LunchBy 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.