Thursday, October 26, 2006

Monthly Column: Upside of Tennis

Tennis being a serious business for players, coaches, officials & tournaments organisers and consequently also for fans; most folks dont take to the fun side of sports in general when there are huge stakes involved.

So today i will start a monthly column to take a lighter look at tennis.

To begin with let us correlate between astrology and tennis. Now you may wonder 'what a lot of crap this astrology & whats the correlation here?'

Hey thats for you to figure out. I will just be giving you the 'fact' & the 'fiction' of it. You guys and gals are smart enough to figure out!

So there are the attributes assigned to each sign and the list of famous tennis personalities both current players and all-time greats with their birth dates attached. Intriguing interpretations may occur...

Aries: (Mar. 21- April 20)

Arian Attributes:
The Pioneer of the Zodiac, Aries is ruled by MARS, and its symbol is the RAM. Its natural place is the FIRST HOUSE, the house of Personal Identity. Independent Aries is a FIRE sign, impulsive and energetic. Rarely looking before it leaps, Aries sometimes has a problem completing tasks, too caught up in the allure of the Next Big Thing.

Someone we know?

Jack Crawford 22 March 1908
Jennifer Capriati 29 March 1976
Alex Corretja 11 April 1974
Maria Sharapova 19 April 1987

Taurus: (Apr. 21- may 21)

Taurean Attributes:
The Builder of the Zodiac, Taurus is ruled by VENUS, and its symbol is the BULL. Its natural place is the SECOND HOUSE, the house of Possessions. Productive Taurus is an EARTH sign, reliable and materialistic. With a fine aesthetic sense and stubborn will to have things its own way, Taurus invariably surrounds itself with material beauty -- be it artistic or natural.

Someone we know?

Andre Agassi 29 April 1970
Tommy Robredo 1 May 1982
Pancho Gonzales 9 May 1928
Gabriela Sabatini 16 May 1970
Tony Roche 17 May 1945
Fred Perry 18 May 1909
Yannick Noah 18 May 1960

Gemini: (May 22-June 21)

Geminian Attributes:
The Communicator of the Zodiac, Gemini is ruled by MERCURY, and its symbol is the TWINS. Its natural place is the THIRD HOUSE, the house of Communication. Curious Gemini is an AIR sign, analytical and ever-changing. Often times overly intellectual and unstable, Gemini reserves the right to change its mind, often "forgetting" to communicate the unpleasant.

Someone we know?

John Newcomb 23 May 1944
Jonas Bjorkman 23 May 1972
Suzanne Lenglen 24 May 1899
Justine Henin-Hardenne 1 June 1982
Rafael Nadal 3 June 1986
Bjorn Borg 6 June 1956
Anna Kournikova 7 June 1981
Lindsay Davenport 8 June 1976
Kim Clijsters 8 June 1983
Don Budge 13 June 1915
Steffi Graf 14 June 1969
Venus Williams 17 June 1980
Marcos Baghdatis 17 June 1985

Cancer: (June 22-July 22)

Cancerian Attributes:
The Home-Maker of the Zodiac, Cancer is ruled by THE MOON, and its symbol is the CRAB. Its natural place is the FOURTH HOUSE, which is concerned with Matters of Home Life. Nurturing Cancer is a WATER sign, supportive and emotional. Prone to emotional tides, a Cancer believes "a man's home is his castle" -- and cocooning a legitimate lifestyle choice.

Someone we know

Svetlana Kuznetsova 27 June 1985
Rene Lacoste 2 July 1904
Pam Shriver 4 July 1962
Dwight F. Davis 5 July 1879
Amelie Mauresmo 5 July 1979
Anastasia Myskina 8 July 1981
Arthur Ashe 10 July 1943
Virginia Wade 10 July 1945
Margaret Smith Court 16 July 1942
Ilie Nastase 19 July 1946
Evonne Goolagong 31 July 1951

Leo: (July 23-Aug 22)

Leoline Attributes:
The Entertainer of the Zodiac, Leo is ruled by THE SUN, and its symbol is the LION. Its natural place is the FIFTH HOUSE, the house of Children and Pleasure. Expressive Leo is a FIRE sign, creative and grandiose. Keep Leo at the center of attention, and you'll both be happy.

Someone we know?

Jack Kramer 1 August 1921
Roger Federer 8 August 1981
Rod Laver 9 August 1938
Harry Hopman 12 August 1906
Pete Sampras 12 August 1971
Guillermo Vilas 17 August 1952
Jim Courier 17 August 1970
Mary Joe Fernandez 19 August 1971
Mats Wilander 22 August 1964

Virgo: (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)

Virgo Attributes:
The Perfectionist of the Zodiac, Virgo is ruled by MERCURY, and its symbol is the VIRGIN. Its natural place is the SIXTH HOUSE, the house of Work and Duty. Practical Virgo is an EARTH sign, detail-oriented and obsessive. Clean-freak Virgo wants a tidy desktop -- and will do anything to get it.

Someone we know?

Althea Gibson 25 August 1927
Carlos Moya 27 August 1976
Andy Roddick 30 August 1982
Jimmy Connors 2 September 1952
Tim Henman 6 September 1974
Gustavo Kuerten 10 September 1976
Goran Ivanisevic 13 September 1971
Maureen Connolly 17 September 1934

Libra: (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)

Libran Attributes:
The Diplomat of the Zodiac, Libra is ruled by VENUS, and its symbol is the SCALES. Its natural place is the SEVENTH HOUSE, the house of Partnerships. Peace-loving Libra is an AIR sign, tactful and indecisive. Depending on how the scales tip, Libra can be a brilliant creator -- or a babbling madman.

Someone we know?

Lottie Dod 24 September 1871
Serena Williams 26 September 1981
Hingis 30 September 1980
Thomas Muster 2 October 1967
Jana Novotna 2 October 1968
Neale Fraser 3 October 1933
Fred Stolle 8 October 1938
Elena Dementieva 15 October 1981
Martina Navratilova 18 October 1956

Scorpio: (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Scorpio(n) Attributes:
The Seducer of the Zodiac, Scorpio is ruled by PLUTO, and its symbol is the SCORPION. Its natural place is the EIGHTH HOUSE, the house of Passions -- Sex, Birth, and Death. Intense Scorpio is a WATER sign, secretive and magnetic. Strong-willed Scorpio's heart is closed to all but an intimate few -- but its still waters run deep.

Someone we know?

Ken Rosewall 2 November 1934
Roy Emerson 3 November 1936
Mark Philippoussis 7 November 1976
Sania Mirza 15 Nov 1986
Billie Jean King 22 November 1943
Boris Becker 22 November 1967

Saggitarius: (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)

Saggitarian Attributes:
The Gambler of the Zodiac, Sagittarius is ruled by JUPITER, and its symbol is the ARCHER. Its natural place is the NINTH HOUSE, the house of Travel and Philosophy. Expansive Sagittarius is a FIRE sign, goal-oriented and optimistic. Blunt Sag is always willing to help, particularly if also promoting its own advancement.

Someone we know?

Radek Stepanek 27 November 1978
Monica Seles 2 December 1973
Richard Krajicek 6 December 1971
Tracy Austin 12 December 1962
Stan Smith 14 December 1946
Patty Schnyder 14 December 1978
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 18 December 1971
Chris Evert 21 December 1954

Capricorn: (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)

Capricornian Attributes:
The Organizer of the Zodiac, Capricorn is ruled by SATURN, and its symbol is the SEA-GOAT. Its natural place is the TENTH HOUSE, the house of Status and Career. Ambitious Capricorn is an EARTH sign, worry-prone and steadfast. Come to Capricorn with your troubles, and be prepared for worried -- even meddling -- advice, but also a strong shoulder to lean on.

Someone we know?

Marcelo Rios 26 December 1975
Patrick Rafter 28 December 1972
David Nalbandian 1 January 1982
Mary Pierce 15 January 1975
Stefan Edberg 19 January 1966

Aquarius: (Jan. 21.- Feb. 19)

Aquarian Attributes:
The Scientist of the Zodiac, Aquarius is ruled by URANUS, and its symbol is the WATER-BEARER. Its natural place is the ELEVENTH HOUSE, the house of Friendships and Experimentation. Revolutionary Aquarius is an AIR sign, idealistic and inventive. Aquarius often moodswings, optimistically reforming the social structure one minute, then despondent at the impossibility of perfect happiness the next.

Someone we know?

Marat Safin 27 January 1980
Juan Carlos Ferrero 12 February 1980
John McEnroe 16 February 1959
Yevgeny Kafelnikov 18 February 1974
Hana Mandlikova 19 February 1962

Pisces: (Feb. 20-Mar. 20)

Pisces Attributes:
The Mystic of the Zodiac, Pisces is ruled by NEPTUNE, and its symbol is the FISH. Its natural place is the TWELFTH HOUSE, the house of Sorrow and Karma. Intuitive Pisces is a WATER sign, sensitive and adaptable. A chameleon, insecure Pisces can powerfully attain the attributes of any other sign -- all to help it fit in.

Someone we know?

Michael Chang 22 February 1972
Lleyton Hewitt 24 February 1981
Bobby Riggs 25 February 1918
Ivan Lendl 7 March 1960

Note to readers: All dates sourced from, any error in dates is regretted. Kindly drop a comment or mail me to correct details. Not all players can possibly be listed hence only current top players are listed. All dates are arranged according to days of the month. Incase of same birthdate those born in the year before are listed first. Listing has no bearing on achievements. Thankyou all for reading. :)

upside of tennis Jack Crawford

1 comment:

Luís said...

Hmm pretty interesting...I'm not surprised to see many champions as Leos though...leos were made to dominate so that's a plus in such a competitive sport...