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In the spotlight - Jelena (Happy birthday)

I was a bit surprised to find out that you are interested in this to be honest

Here's your thread:

1) You are really open about your religion. How do people react when you talk about it?
2) What was your dream job when you were a child?
3) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
4) Do you have any quirks?
5) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
6) Which match do you consider as best of all time?
7) What would you like to see improve on MTF?
8) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
9) What's your best memory from your childhood?
10) What’s your philosophy of life?
11) Who would be your favourite coach for your favourite player?
12) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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and when is Eintracht Frankfurt going to win the German Bundesliga?

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I was a bit surprised to find out that you are interested in this to be honest

Here's your thread:

1) You are really open about your religion. How do people react when you talk about it?
2) What was your dream job when you were a child?
3) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
4) Do you have any quirks?
5) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
6) Which match do you consider as best of all time?
7) What would you like to see improve on MTF?
8) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
9) What's your best memory from your childhood?
10) What’s your philosophy of life?
11) Who would be your favourite coach for your favourite player?
12) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

...

and when is Eintracht Frankfurt going to win the German Bundesliga?
1) depends on the person: when I meet people personally who I haven't met before I usually start by offering a Bible or New Testament as present, and then it happens that people reject it instantly. I accept that. When I talk about it, people react completely different. There are people who call me escapist, there are people who accept my religion though they have a completely different view of life, there are people who accept it but don't ask too much, there are people who are asking more, and there are people who are really happy about it. (Well those are mainly Christians themselves )
2) I wanted to be a sports journalist.
3) I think I can be really dogged when I REALLY want something, on the other hand I can be lazy and do tasks mainly in the last possible second.
4) Is it a quirk that I don't really like to leave the house without my Bible with me?
5) To be honest I don't know. The bid process is something I don't really follow too much. I only read in Zack Busner's blog that JohnnyMac's daddy and McNamee are out of the race. Maybe it would be good if a European or South American would become the boss.
6) The best of all times? Hmmm there are some matches that I consider great. Becker-McEnroe in DC which was more than 6.30 hrs, also DC Michael Westphal-Tomaš Šmid in Frankfurt (no I didn't watch it live in the stands), Ivan Lendl-Mats Wilander USO final in 1988 (who wins it is #1, I watched it in my bed til 4.30am, two hours later the alarm rang for school ) I still didn't see anything of Younes-Roddick (would love to see it though). Lendl-Chang in RG 1988 was great too and Edberg-Mecir Wimbledon semi 1988 too.
7) hmmm hard to say... I'm getting when I want to surf in the morning and can't really because the daily update of the server is done though. But that's a thing that can't really be changed I know. It's annoying though. And it's easy to say moderating could be better sometimes when you aren't a mod. That's why I give my opinion, but I don't want to be a mod at all.
8) My favourite match of Mariano Zabaleta? Hmmm, must be a match in Stuttgart probably in 2005. I was in the stands, he was down a set, then fought his way back in the match and won it in the end. It was one of the most tense matches I watched live in the stands. I was cheering him on like and like when he finally won it. After the match we chatted for about two mins and he asked me: "Tough match, wasn't it?" "Yes it was. And the next round you have to play better for sure to win. But you know that yourself."
My favourite opponent of Mariano is probably Gaston Gaudio, as he is his best friend, or Younes, as I really him and Mariano likes him too.
9) hmmmmm, when I was in football stadium with my daddy, and sent him to buy something to eat during the match. Every time I did that, our club scored. He got when that happened several times.
10) There is no real life outside of God's will. When you are into his will you have His peace although the times may be hard. You can have stress or illness or face problems you can't even really name, but you can have His peace though, when you know it is the path where God is really beside you.
11) Currently a coach who supports him on his way back on the tour. Someone who doesn't call him crazy because he wants back on the tour after a break of one year. And someone who challenges him to reach levels he doesn't know he can still achieve. But the coach should challenge him also personally. So all in all someone who challenges him sportswise and personally
12) I work as a free-lancer translator for economical, sport and christian texts, live 6 months in Germany and 6 months in Brazil, and am travelling around very much to talk about my faith.
13) Hmmmm I hope as soon as possible. In 2009 we have our 50-year party without a Championship. I fear we Frankfurt-fans have to wait for some more years though.

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Re: In the spotlight - Jelena

what do you think of islam?

why brazil, why not argentina or any other country out there? why not portugal, if it's just the language?

what's your favorite sport apart from tennis?

did your parents teach you to be religious or was it your own decision?

and btw it's not quirky to have a bible with you when you leave the house - it's downright scary. you better check yourself, seriously.
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Don't you think it would be more scary to leave your house with a gun instead of a Bible?

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what do you think of islam?

why brazil, why not argentina or any other country out there? why not portugal, if it's just the language?

what's your favorite sport apart from tennis?

did your parents teach you to be religious or was it your own decision?

and btw it's not quirky to have a bible with you when you leave the house - it's downright scary. you better check yourself, seriously.
1) Islam is a religion that stands on your own achievements. If you are good enough you reach the paradise etc. But God is such a Holy God that you can never ever reach the Heaven by your own achievements. That's why Jesus went on the cross, as He was the only person on earth who was completely sinless and was able to make a way for us human beings to reach the Heaven.
2) I'm studying Portuguese, so it would be language practice. On the other hand I should be able to learn Spanish quite fast too. Brazil is a country I and it is the biggest economical partner of Germany in South America. Portugal is - though I like it too - a country which doesn't have such an importance.
3) football by far! Every weekend I sit at the pc and follow matches all around the continent.
4) no they didn't. It was my own decision to convert to Christ.
5) Sorry but that is a custom I won't change, as it's a help for me when I start to confess my faith to people.

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Don't you think it would be more scary to leave your house with a gun instead of a Bible?
is that a question for me or for Rrainer?

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is that a question for me or for Rrainer?
Since when do you answer a question with an answer?

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Since when do you answer a question with an answer?
you should have a nap Santi.

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what your theory, why people hate kiefer so much on mtf??

if you could live anyone else in the world. where would it be??

do you think, we ever get the 'one million to zero' thread done??

when the longest you have gone without thinking about football??
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what your theory, why people hate kiefer so much on mtf??

if you could live anyone else in the world. where would it be??

do you think, we ever get the 'one million to zero' thread done??

when the longest you have gone without thinking about football??
1) honestly. He's not really one of my favourites, though I don't hate him at all. Maybe it's because many don't like his kind of playing, maybe it's because he seems to have a "Screw you" attitude when things don't really go his way and he doesn't seem to want to fight his way back into the match. He says himself, he does care about matches, but when you see him on the court he doesn't always really make this impression. But as you said, it's nothing more than a theory.
2) probably south of Brazil.
3) well, the last time I calculated the average and when we could finish it it was something like in around 60 years. But that was when I still had holidays of uni. So now the finish date may be far further away.
4) tough question. Must have been after the death of my father.

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Last doubles match you enjoyed?

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Last doubles match you enjoyed?
Davis Cup quarterfinal Germany-Spain. When I was at tournaments til now, I didn't watch too much doubles matches, so it was clear it must have been a DC doubles match. I'm sure that's gonna change now, when I follow the doubles circuit closer. Until now I mainly followed Andyoni and the Brazilians (Marcelo, André and Soares).

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1) How many posts had you read from the start of Nathii's thread when you stopped posting?
2) Which tennis match were you most nervous during watching? (Or following on the SB )
3) What are you planning to do after you finish uni?
4) Any translation tips?
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