he was a friend to some of us on this board (myself included) but his loss is also a big blow for journalism
one of the very few unbiased people, with good research, not a fanboy or a hater, witty and talented - somehow this type of people (as few as they exist) never get jobs in big media... but they are read and influence tennis folk in the good way... there will be one less now
That's sad, one of the few posters who never had any haters, that says it all. RIP.
Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86
Ruben Ramirez was in a hotel in Rio Preto Brasil last year when his doubles partner Ferreiro decided to go see the night in the city. He opened his arms widely and said: que pasa man? we have match tomorrow.
“Some players say to me, ‘Why are you still playing?’ ” Ramirez Hidalgo said. “I still play because tennis is my life. Tennis gives me everything, more than I dreamed when I was young.”
RIP if this is true... He's probably in a better place now.
Originally Posted by Mjau!
Spending time with your children and not being a wage slave at some soulless corporation or government bureaucracy sounds like hell. Haven't we progressed beyond the idea that it is in loving relationships with other people that we find fulfillment and meaning? Climbing the corporate ladder is essential in the pursuit of happiness.
Originally Posted by Mr. Oracle
Match Point Novak needs to be immortalized in sculpture, like Michelangelo's David. I'm sure that once he's gone to tennis Valhalla, his statue will have his stones as the focal point of attention, and tennis fans will make a meccan-like pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime, in order to rub those lucky stones, like the budda's belly.