Monday, January 28, 2008
A little fact you should know about the Australian Open 2008: quoted from australianopen.com
Australian Open 2008 has set crowd records with the current number of fans through the gates during the tournament standing at 584,476 (at the end of Day 13), already surpassing last year’s previous record for overall attendance of 554,858. It is the ninth consecutive year that the tournament has attracted more than half a million patrons.
Day four of the tournament saw another record set with the highest ever Grand Slam day/night combined attendance, with 62,885 fans through the gates. This broke the record of 61,083 which was achieved by the US Open on Saturday 1 September 2007.
A star-studded men’s and women’s singles draw included eight men’s Grand Slam champions and seven women’s Grand Slam champions and all of the top 32 women and 30 of the top 32 men . A total of 45 nations were represented in the singles main draws (32 countries in the men’s singles and 37 countries in the women’s singles).
What next? The French Open (May-June 2008)
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The 2008 Tennis Power House, Serbia has ruled the Australian Open in 2008. A massive impact this time around in the AO where Novak Djokovic stormed into the final and winning the game in straight sets against world no.1 Roger Federer. The powerful lad with big forehand really put Roger Federer on a number of unforce error. On the women single final is the clash between the glamour Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova quoted by Australian Open website.
JW Tsonga has been the underdog all the way from the first round of this year AO 2008 and clinched a finalist spot after defeat Rafael Nadal in the semi final. The first time grand slam finalist will meet Novak Djokovic in sunday final.
Women Final (Saturday, 26 January 2008)
Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova
Men Final (Sunday, 27 January 2008)
Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Guess which Men and Women will triumph the First Grand Slam of the year.
My pick: Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tsonga has really impressed me prior to this AO 2008. I saw some of this powerful play and he is the man to watch in this coming years. The giant killer outclassed Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet and Rafal Nadal all the way to storm into this sunday final. Anyway, I like underdog like Tsonga. Eventually everyone who watches sports like to see upset. (correct me if i'm wrong) They work very hard on the court yet they enjoy the game.
Besides, the giant killer i mentioned. There is one that you should never overlook is the giant killer nation from Serbia. Novak Djokovic will take on the semi final against the Fedex and 2 of the women semi final spot were taken by them. Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic. I personally like Ana Ivanovic who eventually emerged to the winner in a thriling quarter-final against the william and an epic semi final against Daniel Hantuchova, where she fought back from 1 game down and take the winner. (congrates!! Ana) The lanky Ana is jus 20 and will play Maria Sharapova also 20 in the AO 2008 Women Final on this saturday.
This is her siganture first pump!!
To get more updates and players of the AO 2008. Pleas go to http://www.australianopen.com
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
At first, i was encougrage by Pauline to buy the MacBook. But due to the weak eye sight i have, i've no choice to decline the proposal and therefore choose the MacBook Pro which rovides me a 17" model and resolve my problem. We are a bit hesitate when we choose the MacBook as we don't really understand the OperatingSystem and functions of MacBook. but the sales fella in Machines (the store at Lot 10, reseller of Apple in Malaysia) convinced that they will launch a tutorial class for new user like me to attend and understand more about MacBook. For those who are interested you can check it out at the www.machines.com.my or the retail at Lot 10, KL.
For your information, this is not a paid post therefore, just read it as my personal journal and i found somehting that i would like to share like i did with Mike. Apple is really something new to me. The Operating System is no longer windows which they call it Leopard (so sexy) at first, I really a bit upset because i've to adapt and learn the new OS but eventually i found it to be INTERESTING and have FUN with the MacBook.
The internet explorer is no longer there and there is a cool icon called Safari is the internet explorer. The MacBook Pro also will light up the keyboard when you are in dark. The start up is eventually faster as compare to any windows.
This is what so far i've experienced, i'll share more to you when the days come... I'm lovin' it MacBook Pro.