About

I am Marcus Chin, a university student in Australia, majoring in ancient history. Hoping for some career in academia I also happen to be an avid fan of tennis, and unashamedly, of Roger Federer. Writing about it giveS vent to many of the thoughts that come day by day on the ATP tour. Ive enjoyed many blogs on the sport, especially those on Tennis Magazine and ESPN, while my favourite book on it so far is Jon Wertheim's Strokes of Genius on the Wimbledon final of 2008.

Mainly though my reading comprises non-fiction, which helps when searching for new and unconventional sports journalistic perspectives.

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  • Gianluca Trigoni posted 666 days ago

    Gianluca Trigoni

    Hi Marcus,
    We are a Publishing company which already has One title World Business Magazine being published for over one year. We are now Launching a Monthly Sports Magazine and wanted to inquire whether you would be interested in allowing us to use your content for our Print Publication. Kindly drop us an email at trigoni@worldbizjournals.com so that we can talk further.

    Regards,

  • Advait Halve posted 792 days ago

    Advait Halve

    Always appreciate great articles Marcus. Keep it up!

  • Ash Marshall posted 972 days ago

    Ash Marshall

    Hey Marcus,

    I thought I'd share with you this article about James Blake and the charity event he's holding later this month. It's for a great cause, hopefully you'll have time to give it a read or promote it to your readers.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/934508-br-interview-james-blake-speaks-about-his-foundation-and-the-tennis-community

    Thanks,

    Ash

  • Sriram Ilango posted 1071 days ago

    Sriram Ilango

    Take a look if you are free. I would love to hear your thoughts


    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/787070-tennis-current-state-from-the-prespective-of-a-roger-federer-fan

  • Matt Rogers posted 1093 days ago

    Matt Rogers

    Oh yeah, anyone else can play too!

  • Matt Rogers posted 1093 days ago

    Matt Rogers

    Dear Marcus,
    I know this is a longer than long shot, but we run a US Open Series Prediction Challenge at drawchallenge.webs.com . For each of the 6 mens tournaments, you fill out a bracket by emailing them to drawchallenge@yahoo.com . We keep track of all standings and results on the website. We add up points from all of the tournaments combined to come up with a US Open Series Prediction Champion. Last year we did it and it was a lot of fun. Just to let you know, this is what a typical entry email would look like.

    1st round

    Kevin Anderson
    Robby Ginepri
    Ryan Sweeting
    Janko Tipsarevic
    Mardy Fish
    James Blake
    Xavier Malisse
    Ernests Gulbis
    Karol Beck
    Temyuraz Gabashvili
    Qualifier
    Horacio Zeballos

    2nd round
    Andy Murray
    Ernests Gulbis
    Feliciano Lopez
    Mardy Fish
    Janko Tipsarevic
    Marcos Baghdatis
    Robby Ginepri
    Sam Querrey

    Quarterfinals

    Sam Querrey
    Marcos Baghdatis
    Feliciano Lopez
    Andy Murray

    Semifinal

    Marcos Baghdatis
    Andy Murray

    Final Andy Murray

    I know you are extremely busy, but it would be very cool if someone of your stature would play. I'm sure it wouldn't take too long to send over your picks. Anyways, I'm sure your extremely busy, so thanks anyway for reading this.
    Matt (drawchallenge@yahoo.com)

  • Jaideep Vaidya posted 1133 days ago

    Jaideep Vaidya

    Hi Marcus,

    I'm Jaideep and i'm part of the current B/R Summer Sports Writing Internship and am currently covering the French Open. Joel Cordes gave me your reference. So i was wondering if you could give me any tips or advice or any do's and dont's..anything that would help me in this internship.. Feel free to reply here or drop me an email on jaideep.s.vaidya@gmail.com.

    Thanks in advance!

    - Jaideep

  • Devil in a New Dress posted 1146 days ago

    Devil in a New Dress

    Hi Marcus,

    Devil here. I'm currently writing an article and would like use your article 'Novak Djokovic Stuns Rafael Nadal...' as a link for people to see other people's reactions to Novak beating Nadal.

    Is this okay?

  • jin s posted 1178 days ago

    jin s

    Do you think that an Asian player can make it to #1 again like Michael Chang? I hope that Kei has a chance

  • jin s posted 1178 days ago

    jin s

    Do you like Kei Nishikori? He is my favorite., look at this cool video of him, he seems so nice!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qfiH0ZH-E

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