Archive for April 18th, 2007

agassi whacks steffi: the video

April 18, 2007

Here’s footage from when Andre Agassi accidentally hit Steffi Graf with his racket. They appeared at a charity event in Houston.

It’s funny how it looks so harmless on film. In the same way that the Jackass stunts seem so harmless. Make no mistake, though: Steffi ended up with three stitches.

This is the reason why I don’t play doubles.

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roger federer: vogue magazine’s cover story

April 18, 2007

As you may already know, the latest issue of Men’s Vogue has a great profile of Roger Federer by writer Tim Adams.

Nothing out of the ordinary: Adams talks about Roger’s transformation from tempermental juniors player to zen master (yawn), him being possibly the greatest of all time (double yawn), and his friendship with Tiger Woods (zzZzzzZzz).

What’s interesting is Roger’s relationship with the emirate of Dubai, which — although boo because it perpetuates an unsustainable, lavish desert lifestyle (but really, when God gives you oil, you build islands) — is one of the more interesting and beautiful places in the world, if at least architecturally.

And the story also covers his relationship with girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec, the woman who acts as his personal assistant, fashion guide, companion. How sweet and refreshing to see such a strong bond, especially since womanizing was commonplace the last time tennis players were rock stars.

The photos accompanying the article are here. My favorite:


(He’s wearing Gucci, she’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana. They’re at a bar in this gorgeous hotel.)

Enjoy the article!

(via the fan forum at RogerFederer.com)

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tattoo watch: Kristof Vliegen

April 18, 2007

In case you missed the ATP blog Kristof Vliegen wrote while playing the Heineken Open this past January, I should point out that he mentions a newly acquired tattoo:

I got (it) in Brussels when I got back from holidays. I had been looking to get one for six years… Everyone seems to have a small tattoo in Belgium, so I’m now part of a club.

He got the nickname “Fly” from Carl Maes (Kim Clijsters‘ former coach) 12 or so years ago.

p.s. To the Americans out there: Happy Tax Day!

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