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Blog post published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, written by hemuli.
I have now been in Egypt for more than 1,5 week to play tennis... and also some poker. I made it to the semi-finals in the first tournament I played (tennis). First match I was kinda rusty in the beginning, first match from inside to outside and clay courts makes its little bit hard in the beginning.. But lucky me won that one and was feeling quite okay with a 63 36 64 win! I was in the third set[...]   Read more » Tennis and Poker in Egypt

  19-Feb-14, 14:00   #1
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Heskor 
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 2659
Great read, I keep reading your post every time I see tennis. Looks you are going strong, good luck mate, hope you make it. You should work on your Aces both poker and tennis. Big Smile

Keep moving forward and enjoy your good life. I love it.

Have fun and good luck in your game. Smile

     
  19-Feb-14, 15:45   #2
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
I see you are in favour towhat concerns to have poker as a very good mental acrovity to take in the breaks of physical sports tourneys. I believe there are each time more football pros who do that either besides reading and studying because it really makes the mind work with the extra of being able to be a lot funnier. So in conclusion the poker worked out better than the tennis matches but i guess you dont mind that much thia time. You just have to remember those 3k Smile

     
  19-Feb-14, 22:33   #3
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Theapple 

Joined: Sep '13
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 1552
Hey wow... first of all gz on your semis ! Had no idea we have a tenis pro under our ranks ! :o

but important things first, i guess as you got that far, all the way to semifinals... you got ITM on that tourney, right right? Big Smile Big Smile

also, this part is priceless

" I did few times fall a small sleep until the sound of my turn came"

:=)

congrats on your mtops ft, and that 3k prize looks like it just made your already great week even better, speaking of which... wasnt that bad week for you, was it.

cant wait for your next blog
cheers,
theapple

     
  19-Feb-14, 23:06   #4
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3179
great read and 2 great results ,well done on that tnstns.
i know one thing it must be really tiring playing tennis for three hours in the heat over there,so to do that and then go and play poker well you must be super fit and really good at both games respect to you there.
gl and keep the posts coming.

     
  20-Feb-14, 00:46   #5
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Plexo 
Joined: Aug '09
Location: Chile
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 1336
Great man that you are getting good results in poker and tennis.

Anyway my advice would be that you focus your energy on tennis.
I mean you seem to be a pretty good player. Try to jump to challys this year and put all your efforts on that. Poker will be always there when you want, but professional tennis in 10 years more probably not.

As I told you before, I am also a tennis player (but no even close to be a pro ahhaha) and I like to follow my countrymates around the world.

I saw that Polipnik lost in first round against Fleming, an unexpected result.
I also saw that you won your first round. I hope you can defeat the second seeded and reach QF! good luck man!!!!!!!!

     
  20-Feb-14, 10:17   #6
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5547
Some very good results in both Tennis and Poker and i hope that it continues for you because you seem to be a very nice person who writes a very enjoyable blog. Good luck to you in the future

     
  21-Feb-14, 10:08   #7
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hemuli 
Joined: Feb '09
Location: Finland
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 220
Thanks guuuysss! mucho gracias brotheeers! I lost yesterday in 3sets Sad little bit sad, i had a good feeling in the ball, but now I had some problems with breathing felt like even I was breathing couldn't get proper air.. probably the first week was so tough that I wasn't quite physically ready..

Yesterday played some poker of course Smile and its only to take my focus off tennis, its important to have fun in the tournaments, if you dont get the time wasted somehow then u will get burned out before the season even starts Smile So basically when im in tournaments and I dont have anything to do I play poker or watch series, its a good way to get the time pass quickly Smile Oh yeah and the funny part about yesterday's poker was that I came 10th, well that wasn't the funny part the funny part was that it was omaha Big Smile I have played maybe 5 times in my life omaha and have no idea about the odds of actually anything... i know aces are good to go Blink but thats almost all I know.. So omaha is pretty lucky especially in tournaments! I checked that I was on the leaderboard of the mtfops in 12th even I haven't put so much effort in it! So running quite okay, maybe today ill try to play one.. The first 3 guys gets buy ins to miniftops to all events could be nice to be top3 but its of course almost impossible...

     
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