The Asian B1 was pretty fun. Some of the people I had met during my 3 week tour of South East Asia came for this B1 so I hung out a lot with them. Mostly Kanika and Maria though. I met Kanika in the Philippines but I knew Maria before that. Last year when I went to Jordan to play an ITF juniors tournament I met Maria there. It’s pretty funny though that Kanika and I hadn’t met before because apparently she’d heard of me before and of course I’d heard of her too and we’d seen each other around in tournaments but never really “met.”
The rain played havoc with the tournament. Matches were delayed because of incessant rain. And not ‘the clouds have burst and the heavens are pouring’ type of rain but an annoying drizzle. We tried playing for some time but then stopped cause, the wet court was kinda slippery and dangerous. I think someone twisted their ankle that day because of the wet court.
Something pretty funny happened a few days ago. I was in the gym, stretching out and there was this old lady checking her weight on the weighing machine. The lady must have been atleast 60. According to Abhi sir (my fitness trainer) she is a regular at the gym and every day does like 2-3 hours of cardio. Her aim is to get a six pack. Anyway she was checking her weight. Now the weighing machine is a flat glass plate. So when she stood on it one of the gym instructors snuck up behind her and under the pretext of checking the old lady’s weight stepped on the plate. And he applied enough pressure to increase the reading by atleast 25 kilos. The poor woman was so confused, saying that she had eaten a little more for breakfast that day but not that much that her weight would increase by 25 kilos!!
Nothing else really. Because of the tournament my days have been really long. You know…because the courts aren’t available at the times I normally play, I had to get up earlier, play earlier in the morning, play later in the evening. When someone said that you have to sacrifice a lot for tennis, that person wasn’t kidding!