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marcelsApr. 26, 2016 - 12:55PM JST
If Nishikori could have converted more break points 3/13, it would have been a different story , let Nadal off the hook,
Nadal was already confident from his masters win in Monte Carlo, but Kei definently had the game to win his 3rd Barcelona 500, he's the only non spaniard to have won this tournament in the last 13 years, If he can stay fit and healthy, should go very deep at the french... Allez Kei!!!!
Posted in: Nadal beats Nishikori to win Barcelona Open
marcelsApr. 17, 2016 - 02:02PM JST
I got pulled over in rural shikoku, apparently doing 20 km over the limit , anyway he asked for my license , and passport I replied " I don't carry my pasport when I drive " He seemed perplexed even though he had my Japanese license in his hot little hands , he then the asked Where I was from, and where I lived, as well as where I was going, He then proceeded to take my finger print, and told me to take care as I continued my journey.
Posted in: Tell us about any encounters, either good or bad, you have had with Japanese police.
marcelsApr. 12, 2016 - 01:46PM JST
C,mon Leicester,break the monotomy of the EPL, it would be great for the premier league and for football in general..
Posted in: Leicester edges closer to title; Spurs beats Man United
marcelsApr. 12, 2016 - 01:43PM JST
Happiness for me = everyday a sunday,money to live your dreams, and live like a" tiger and not like a sheep".
Posted in: What is your definition of happiness?
marcelsApr. 05, 2016 - 12:53PM JST
The joker is on another level right now , 28 masters 1000 series and counting from 42 finals, amazing, he has the mental and physical edge on all the other players and if he continues the way he is playing he will have another great year.. @DaDude that's a fair argument and I think Djokovic is benefeting from rafa and federers injuries as well as the inconsistincies of wawrinka and murray,, We have the young guns coming up ,Thiem , Krygios, Goffin etc but that's going to take some time.
Posted in: Djokovic beats Nishikori to win Miami Open
marcelsMar. 23, 2016 - 07:44PM JST
Djokovic is just expressing his opinion, and why not, The ladies have had it too good, for too long ,they don't play the best of 5 sets at the slams , They don't put as many bums on seats as the men do, there aren't any top 4 on the current WTA tour as the mens, only serena who has won the last 4 out of 6 last slams, on the mens you have real competition more entertaining characters and rallies, but hey I,m just expressing my opinion...
Posted in: Serena, Murray blast Djokovic on prize money disparity comments
marcelsMar. 05, 2016 - 01:06PM JST
@smithininjapan,Not too sure if you follow tennis or not mate, Davis cup is a team format, hence JAPAN vs GREAT BRITAIN , and no he hasn't failed, he's won 11 ATP titles and runner up at the US OPEN current world ranking NO# 6 ..
Posted in: Go Kei
marcelsDec. 09, 2015 - 02:46PM JST
Sounds like someone screwed up ,silly nutter just panicked and did the bolt..
Posted in: Steel nut found in Kanagawa elementary school lunch
marcelsOct. 31, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
Aussies have a good record on England soil, and it's not about to change
Aust 24 NZ 16....
Posted in: What's your prediction for the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand?
marcelsOct. 22, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
If the waiter barman or whoever has gone out of their way, to provide a service that exceeds their basic job description
Absolutely I always tip.The diference is between,. A good waiter and a great waiter, can certainly enhance your dining experience, you see most of the time service isn't included in your dining experience , so anything in anticipating the customers needs ,from getting a toothpick to topping up the wine,is conducive to the outcome of the dining experience..
Posted in: What do you think of the custom of tipping waiters, taxi drivers, etc?
marcelsOct. 16, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
Rambo 1, Rambo 2, Italaian job.
Posted in: What are your five favorite action movies?
marcelsOct. 12, 2015 - 10:19AM JST
They can bow out with their heads held high, very unlucky not to advance to the quarters after winning 3 of 4 matches
espescially beating the springbokks in the opener,..
Posted in: Japan bows out
marcelsSep. 21, 2015 - 09:40AM JST
Bloody fantastic result and truly unexpected, but hats off to Eddie jones and the team, probably the biggest upset in world sport history, ashame that most of population doesn't have any idea, of the magnitude of what they accomplished...
Posted in: Big win
marcelsSep. 19, 2015 - 01:23PM JST
Best in the world, Period...
Posted in: What do you think of the quality of food sold in convenience stores in Japan?
marcelsSep. 18, 2015 - 01:36PM JST
30cm is a ripple, not a wave!!!!
marcelsSep. 02, 2015 - 09:55AM JST
I think we need a Trump for Australia......
Posted in: Bush-Trump dispute intensifies
marcelsSep. 02, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
Give the guy a break , he come up against a very dangaerous benoit paire who has won a couple of challengers recently and his ranking doesn't really reflect it.. As for Kei he's not going to sweat it over, he already has two 500 titles for the year , and reached the final in Acapulco against ferrer, got to remember there are many great tennis players who have never won a major, Berdych ,Tsonga, Gasquet , Ferrer, just to name a few, Kei will win one soon, everyone is focused on his ranking, win matches and ranking points take care of themselves, atleast his fresh for the asian swing now where he can defend his Rakuten open 500 title..
Posted in: Nishikori crashes out of U.S. Open in first round
marcelsAug. 27, 2015 - 02:16PM JST
Perhaps a "responsible service of alcohol" program and or training, could be introduced as it has been in Australia for many years,
I don't know exactly to what extent in Japan that would work, but they could give it a go and see how the results are i one year...
Posted in: Should bar owners who serve alcohol to customers, knowing they are driving, be liable for prosecution if the customer is involved in a traffic accident? Also, should passengers in cars driven by drunk drivers be liable for prosecution if the driver causes an accident?
marcelsAug. 26, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
Very impressed with Sani Brown, at only 16 he has a bright future..
Posted in: Bolt, Gatlin through to semifinals of 200 meters
marcelsAug. 25, 2015 - 02:08PM JST
He puts Australian tennis to shame , he has to get that bogan attitude out of himself, and just let the raquet do the talking,
Hopefully this fine will make him realize how to play tennis with dignity and respect for your opponent.. not too mention all the other young kids looking up to these players..
Posted in: Nick Kyrgios fined, suspended for comments to Wawrinka
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Apr. 29, 2016 - 04:59PM JST
There was another elderly driver doing the same thing a few months ago although, he didn't…
Posted in: 90-year-old man, driving wrong way along expressway, killed in head-on collision
Apr. 29, 2016 - 04:58PM JST
Time to start paying attention to Japanese media and blogs to see how they'll massage this.…
Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France
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Apr. 29, 2016 - 04:57PM JST
" Japanese don't urinate in public "
LOL,...oh c'mon you are killing us here.
Posted in: Tourism board wants foreign visitors to avoid 'public flatulence'
Apr. 29, 2016 - 04:53PM JST
I find it curious how he ended up going the wrong way, seeing that the expressway…
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