Philippine Tennis Association vice president Randy Villanueva said the other day the composition of the traveling team for each franchise in the coming five-leg International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) season will be a critical factor in determining the outcome of every five-set match broken down into men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and men’s legends singles.
Miguel Cotto had a fight plan worked out by master trainer Freddie Roach to beat Saul (Canelo) Alvarez in their 12-round battle for the vacant WBC middleweight crown in Las Vegas last Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time). The gambit was to box Alvarez out of rhythm in the early going, frustrate the Mexican and bombard him with flurries down the stretch to seal the win.
It appears that Filipinos are flexible and malleable in most things they set their minds to, whether it be at work or even in sports, as proven by the experience of tens of millions of overseas Filipino workers. At the Technical Skills Development Authority or TESDA, female welders are becoming one of the country’s largest human exports except to the Middle East.