Lucky #8

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So I always get asked this...what's the significance of 8..."or why the number 8?"

Roger B-day is 08/08/81
1)  Roger Federer's Birthday
Born on August 8th or 08/08. Some things were just meant to be.

2)  Top 8 players in the ATP Series compete in the year-ending Masters Championship.

Only the Top 8 players in the world (or any Grand Slam winner of that year) qualify to enter.  Similar to the world cup, they play a round robin first part and then the top finishers of their group compete for the "Best of the Best" title of the year.

I will update the Top ATP players list on my home page periodically. This year the ATP Final will be in London.

3) The Number 8 is considered Lucky!

In places like Hong Kong and pronounced in the Cantonese language, it sounds phonetically like "wealth" or "prosperity" in Chinese. A recent June article of the NY Times reported:
"...that plates with an extra “8″ (a “lucky” number in Hong Kong) sold for 63.5 percent higher on average...."
4) The NTRP System (US tennis rating)

The NTRP evaluates players on a scale between 1.0 (able to pick a racket) to 7.0 (Pro tour players in the top 50 of the world). So I can only aspire to be like Rafael Nadal - 8.0 =)

5) The Infinite Logo - Tennis Forever

You may notice I drive an Infiniti...which has a logo emblem resembling the infinity symbol (∞); the continual dual loops represent infinite continual motion.  Also it looks sort of like a sideways "8" doesn't it?

I always thought: 
"Tennis Forever" had a nice ring to it.

Plus, why not let my car be the 330hp-mobile-advertising-unit...after all it beats driving around in the Google Van all day long, eh?

6) The word "Eight" and "Ace" are phonetically similar.  I also have the nickname "DemiAce" or (partial/half Ace)...a term for "a serve which is only barely returnable - but only for an unforced error or put-away".  Tennis8 ~ Tennis Ace

7) A Chess Board has 64 squares...which is 8^2 (squared). I am an avid chess player (Tennis8 on

8) "Tennis1" through "Tennis7" were taken already at the DMV.
I only wish I could own Tennis 1-9...nope, I'm not the Asian Tony Stark nor do I drive a personal fleet of sports cars! :-)

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