The Rolex Shanghai Masters is very happy to send warm greetings to all out friends for Chinese New Year … 新年快乐 or Gong Xi Fa Cai.
We are in the Year of the Dog. The dog ranks as the eleventh animal in Chinese zodiac. The dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility.
Dog is man’s good friend who can understand the human’s spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.
The Chinese zodiac runs in a 12 year cycle. Most recently the Year of the Dog was 25 January, 1982 to 12 February, 1983 and 10 February, 1994 to 30 January, 1995. The current Year of the Dog will run from 16 February, 2018 to 4 February, 2019.
We found the following active tennis players come under the Year of the Dog: Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer, Bruno Soares, Lukasz Kubot, Mikhail Youzhny, Jordan Thompson, Lucas Pouille, Ramkumar Ramamathan, Raven Klaasen, Nicolas Monroe, Thiago Monteiro, Marc Lopez, Carlos Berlocq and Kyle Edmund.
The lucky colours for Year of the Dog are green, red and purple while the lucky numbers are three, four and nine.