傅家俊 活在當下。盡力而為 Seizing the Moment – Marco FU

有香港「神奇小子」之稱的傅家俊(Marco Fu),一直代表着努力拼搏、不屈不饒的香港精神。在漫長的職業賽事生涯中,他不斷調整技術和提升心理素質,務求以最佳狀態應付每一場賽事。最近,他更把這一股香港精神延伸到手表設計上,從以他為名的「傅家俊系列」把台球和手表結合在一起,讓更多人認識到台球跟生活文化的聯結。
Known as the wunderkind of Hong Kong’s snooker scene, Marco Fu’s success comes from hard work and Hong Kong’s indomitable spirit. Now he is channeling that spirit and energy towards a line of watches that not only bears his name but also promotes snooker.

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[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]台[/dropcap]球運動員就是要身高手長,傅家俊頎長的身材,正好是這兩個條件的標準範例,不僅如此,他那溫文儒雅的氣度,活脫就是這項紳士運動的紳士。採訪的時候,傅家俊剛剛結束了世界台球錦標賽的賽事,雖然打進了四強,但是在互爭先後出現多次緊張的拉鋸中,最後在第32局敗於世界排名第一的英格蘭選手塞尔比。賽果已定,但是既然已經盡了力,傅家俊翌日在 Facebook 上發表感言:「我會繼續努力,明年會再回來的!」心態積極而樂觀。
激烈的紳士戰爭

傅家俊從 1998 年開始職業賽事生涯,來到今天,已經走過 18 年了。說到戰況激烈的賽事,他不得不提這次的世界台球錦標賽。按照賽制,四強採 33 局 17 勝制,分 4 個階段進行。傅家俊跟塞尔比連場惡鬥至第3 階段,打成 12:12;然後在第4階段首段,塞尔比一度領先,直至總局數第26局被傅家俊打出一棒98度扳平。兩人繼續互不相讓各有領先,到了第 28 局傅家俊打出一棒 100 度,塞尔比馬上在下一局回敬一棒 101 度。傅家俊在第 30 局兩度連續得分並且清枱,更以 147:0 追至 15:15 平手,可惜氣勢沒維持多久,即被塞尔比連下兩城,在第32局二人更是拉鋸逾一小時,最後塞尔比以總局數 17:15 擊敗傅家俊。
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[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]M[/dropcap]arco Fu has the ideal physique of a snooker player. Not only is he tall and bears long arms, he carries himself with gentlemanly aplomb. At the time of this interview, he had just finished a neck and neck battle at the World Snooker Championship. After 32 frames, he finally lost to reigning number one player Englishman Mark Selby in the semifinal. The next day, Fu posted on Facebook: “I will continue to work hard, I will be back next year!”, exhibiting his signature optimism and determination.

Fu’s professional career began in 1998. When it comes to the fiercest competition in his 18-year career, the World Snooker Championship semifinal match is worthy of mention. According to the championship’s rules of play, 17 wins are required out of 33 frames played in four sessions. Fu and Selby were even at the end of the third session. It was only in the fourth and final session that Selby managed to lead in the 26th frame, but Fu managed to catch up by the 28th frame. In the 30th frame, Fu even managed to score twice in a row to clear the table. He was neck and neck 15:15 with Selby. Unfortunately, Selby didn’t give away the next two frames. The 32nd frame lasted more than an hour. In the end, Selby beat Fu 17:15.
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難忘在未成名時

除了這場勢均力敵、可惜未能反敗為勝的比賽之外,傅家俊說,他最難忘的賽事要追溯到業餘比賽和第一次職業比賽的時候。「記得那一次的業餘比賽,我從落後 1:7 的劣勢中,逐漸從後趕上,在決勝局以 11:10 贏了,那一仗讓我取得職業球員的資格,成為個人事業的一個里程碑。」而在參加第一次職業比賽時,面對的是世界頂尖球手奧沙利文和艾布頓,「當時我的世界排名在300名以後,既然沒有負擔,便放開來打,想不到成績反而更有驚喜。」第一次參加職業賽,已經能夠進入決賽,難怪他說是最難忘的賽事了。

當年的初生之犢,憑着的是勇者無懼的心態上場,與現在經驗豐富和深思熟慮的打法很不同。「初出道時打球沒有甚麼策略,只是憑着一股信心去打,但那是不長久的;一次勝出是運氣,往後人家是會看通你的手法和球路的。」一直有留意傅家俊的粉絲發現他近年打球的節奏跟以前不一樣,明快了許多。「前一段時間我在進行技術調整,因為不很熟悉一些動作,所以要一步一步仔細地去做,而現在已經純熟了,可以加快節奏,動作也更流暢了。」

檢討調整與改善

過去數年傅家俊的成績一直徘徊在高原期,世界排名也有下滑,但是最近則有回勇之態。「走過這段時期,主要是靠教練和朋友,不過自己的付出也很重要。假如球賽的結果沒有預期般獲得好成績,便要檢討哪裏出錯,然後在技術和心理方面調整,在下一次一定不能重複之前所犯的錯誤。」還好傅家俊的性格不是那種偏執不肯改變的人。「我是很樂意接受別人意見的,不怕作出調整,願意走出舒適區。」

日常的訓練中,傅家俊除了以跑步加強心肺功能之外,大部分時間都在台球邊練習。「看似簡單的動作,其實最是重要。我主要練習出 Cue(出棒)、對白球的控制,還有是在長枱的準繩度。比如是出 Cue,因為動作是在我身後完成,我並不清楚自己手握球棒的姿勢是否正確,有沒有打歪、節奏如何,這個時候便需要教練在後面替我把關及提供改善的意見。」到了現在,還有甚麼地方需要重點改善?「體能吧。一年有 20 多個比賽,幾乎是全年無休,因此體能很重要,很多球員有時會因為適應不了時差而影響到表現。所以除了跑步還是跑步。」
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In recent years, Fu’s play had reached a plateau, even falling in the world ranking. But as the semifinal match proved, Fu has recovered his competitive spirit. “I managed to get through this period with the support of my coach and friend. But what I put in is also very important. If I didn’t play as well as I had hoped in a championship, I would review my performance to see what went wrong so that I could adjust my technique or mindset and not make the same mistakes again.” Fortunately, Fu is not the obstinate type who is unable to adapt. “I’m happy to accept other people’s suggestions. I’m not afraid to step out of my comfort zone in order to change.” Apart from running, Fu spends most of his time at the snooker table. “It may look simple, but I spend most of my time practicing my cue action and controlling the cue ball.”
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活在當下的感悟

傅家俊長期茹素的習慣對他比賽的表現也很有幫助。「頭腦更清醒、體力也更好些。以前到了比賽的末段,常常會體力不支,現在沒有這種感覺了;身體也減少了些小毛病,好像是胃酸倒流曾經對我做成困擾,現在沒有這個問題了。」他也分享了一些吃素的心得:「蔬果、菇類、豆類,各方面要配合均勻,還有的是要吃不同顏色的食物。」

茹素是因為信仰,而從佛理領略到的,讓傅家俊在比賽時能夠以更好的心理素質去應付壓力下的焦慮不安和緊張情緒。「台球跟其他運動不一樣的地方,就是一旦你犯了錯誤打失球,便要退下來看着對手得分、甚至替你清枱,那簡直是一種折磨!佛理中我最有感受的就是『活在當下』,這一句很多人都聽過,但是能夠做好也不容易。球打失了,就要成為過去,要懂得馬上放下,而不要老想着:就是因為那一球,我要退下來了,最後還輸了;這樣耿耿於懷的話,對接下去打的球、又或是下一個比賽,都是沒有好處的。放不開的話,連勝出的機會都不會有了。」

盡力而為與第一

傅家俊出道以來一直是香港首席台球手,現在世界排名第 12;2000 年獲香港特區政府頒發榮譽勳章,又於 2000 年、2007 年、2008 年和 2010 年共 4 次當選「香港傑出運動員」,一直被視為香港精神的代表,但是對於他本人,他怎樣為「香港精神」下定義?「盡力而為。成功不一定就是香港精神,但是盡力而為、不怕失敗才更能體現這個精神。」

對於「First」和「領先」,傅家俊也有他的看法:「只要是盡了力,做好自己的本分,就是 Number One。不是最出色的大英雄才是 Number One,比如是我贏了冠軍,我是 Number One,但是在我背後的教練,他也是 Number One。我認為,盡了力的人,別人可以從他身上有所學習的,就是 Number One。」

學習嘗試不言休,傅家俊最近跨界鐘表業為香港首個陀飛輪品牌萬希泉以台球為主題,設計了「傅家俊系列」。「從共同的朋友中,我認識了萬希泉的管理層,也很認同他們的香港精神的定位,於是雙方就談起了合作的事情。」早於 2000 年,傅家俊首次在公開賽中做出單桿最高得分(滿分 147 分),在世界台球壇中開始受到關注,在這次的設計中,「147」便成為其中一個設計主題,「因為台球是紅球黑球輪流打的,所以我們在表面上的1點、4 點和 7 點的刻度選用了黑鑽石,其他的則用了紅鑽石。在打一些遠距離的球的時候,球手需要用到好像蜘蛛形狀的 Spider Rest,於是我們把高叉和圓形也放到設計裡,以增加層次感。表面上有兩個圓圈碰在一起,也就是兩個台球撞在一塊的意思。」含蓄細緻的設計,贏得一片讚譽。「這個設計推出的時候,很興奮,又很緊張。」不過這個系列如果能夠讓更多人關注台球,也就能完成傅家俊的一個心願了。
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Fu has been a long-time vegetarian and believes his diet improves his game. “My mind is clearer and I have better endurance. In the past, towards the end of the match, I would feel fatigue. Now I don’t feel that anymore. I also have less problems. For example, I no longer get acid reflux.”

Fu is vegetarian because of his Buddhist faith. His faith has improved his game by helping him cope with anxiety and pressure. “Unlike other sports, snooker is unforgiving. Once you make a mistake, you will have to bear the torture of watching your opponent score and even clear the table. Buddhism has taught me to ‘live in the moment’. A lot of people have heard this, but it’s not easy to do that. Once a mistake has been made, I have to let it go immediately. If I don’t let go of one mistake, I may end up losing the match.”

Fu is currently ranked 12th in the world, and is a pride of Hong Kong, receiving much recognition including a Medal of Honor from the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2000. For Fu, the Hong Kong spriit is “giving one’s all while not being afraid to what fail does.” It’s this indomitable spirit that is infused in Memorigin, Hong Kong’s first tourbillon watch brand. Black diamonds mark the 1, 4 and 7 o’clock positions, representing the highest score possible in snooker (147 marks), which is also Fu’s record.
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