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Men's Tennis, Sweden »

[5 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Saturday Davis Cup in Borås, Sweden

On Saturday there is only one doubles match. Thus, this is the most uninteresting day of Davis Cup tennis. Unless, of course, the doubles match is the deciding match and one team wins 3-0. Then Sunday is the most uninteresting day as neither singles match on Sunday matters.
I was pretty jetlagged so I was up most of Friday night. Thus, rather than touring Borås on Saturday morning I slept most of the morning and even woke up to the point where I had to rush to the arena to be …

Men's Tennis, Sweden »

[4 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Davis Cup in Boras, Sweden

As I wrote last night, the worst part of staying in the hostel was the partying that occurred in the main kitchen area. Now granted my room was right next to the kitchen and I may not have been able to sleep due to jetlag (or worse I did not want to miss my 6:10 am train), but still the noise was insane. Plus, the hostel’s official policy is and I quote from their website:
Is it true that we can’t drink alcohol at City Backpackers?
“Well, we don’t want to be …

Denmark, International Hockey, International Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sweden »

[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Four weeks ago, I started planning a weekend trip to Europe. I had planned to fly to London in order to travel to Dublin and Edinburgh for RBS 6 Nations rugby. However, the airfares to London were not cheap enough to make the trip.
Instead, I discovered that the airfare to Sweden was only $581.90 – cheap for Scandinavia. Plus, I had never been to Sweden. My next step was to determine if there were enough sporting events to make the trip worthwhile. There was a …

Men's Tennis, San Jose »

[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
SAP Open Semifinals in San Jose

Once again, our plan today was to attend the afternoon session for the SAP Open semi-finals. However, I learned from my mistake yesterday and checked the schedule of play first thing in the morning. I learned that Gael Monfils withdrew from the match due to an injured left wrist. So, instead of a semi-final match, Milos Raonic played an exhibition match against Ivo Karlovich, which would then be followed by a doubles match. Boring! There was no way I would attend that, so we changed our plans to attend the …

Men's Tennis, San Jose »

[12 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
SAP Open Quarterfinals in San Jose

Since Nicole took Dylan to see her family last weekend, it was my turn to take him to see my family this weekend. Dylan and I planned to take the last flight from Chicago to San Francisco last night. By taking the last flight, my plan was for Dylan to sleep all the way on the plane. However, when I arrived at the airport our flight was delayed for 90 minutes. A delay with a baby is not fun since I would have to entertain him that entire time.
As I …

Men's Tennis »

[19 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

I have never attended a Davis Cup semifinal match so with Spain hosting Israel in Torre Pacheco (about 30 minutes south of Murcia) and only a 2.5 hour drive from Benimassot, I planned to attend. The match was at the Polaris World la Torre Golf Resort. What I did not realize was that it would take me a lot longer to get there than I first thought. We did not arrive at the resort until 12:30 pm (the first match started at noon). And after figuring …

Men's Tennis, Mexico City »

[8 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Since my cab driver was not a minute late Friday night, I hired him to drive me to two events Saturday. First was the Davis Cup Americas Zone Group II match between Jamaica and Mexico. I found out about the event from reading the Mexican sports newspaper Aeromexico handed out on the plane Friday.
Estadio Rafael OsunaThe event took place at Estadio Rafael Osuna which is a clay surface. The stadium is near Bosque de Chapultepec which contains some of Mexico City’s main tourist attractions.
Obtaining TicketsI bought a ticket for 40 …