Apr 18, 2009

Andy Roddick is officially a married man!

It's a shame that Roger Federer's wedding did not get as much coverage as Andy Roddick's.

According to, the American tennis star finally tied the knot on Friday evening in Texas with fiancée Brooklyn Decker in a twilight ceremony at his Austin, Texas.

At the ceremony, bridesmaids wore strapless, chocolate-colored gowns, and the setting was decorated with bright, tropical flowers.

The bride's gown was by Vera Wang.

The beautiful couple swapped vows before a group of family and close friends which included Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, James Blake, Mardy Fish, Justin Gimelstob and good pal Elton John, who also performed that evening.

A dinner at the nearby Westwood Country Club followed the "I do's".

Roddick and Decker, who started dating in 2007, announced their engagement in March 2008.

The pair first met after Roddick asked his agent to track down a number for Decker, who appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition.

(Image by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, ATP website)

Apr 17, 2009

Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker wedding details exposed!

Saw this piece of info through a link posted by Lynn of in facebook.

In the article, fashion reporter Marques Harper unveiled the wedding details which is scheduled to take place this weekend:

Brooklyn will wear a Vera Wang dress. Vera Wang offered to make the dress. She is a good friend of Andy’s. They know each other because Vera and Andy have stayed in neighboring properties in Hawaii for some time. Andy usually stops in Hawaii every year on his way to play in the Australian Open.

Andy had offers from several designers including Austin-born Tom Ford for his wedding outfit. However, he is keeping the look a secret until the wedding day.

There will be 30 people, mostly family and a few friends, at the wedding.

The reception will be at Stubb’s from 6 or 7 p.m. until 2 a.m.

They have selected an unnamed band or DJ to provide music.

Andy doesn’t want to provide photos to the media. He did get offers from (probably) People and US Weekly and those types of mags. However, he said he wants to keep the event private even though the money paid for a photo could go to his charity. Andy just wants to have a special moment.

Andy and Brooklyn have really never been to a wedding or reception so they planned something very simple.

Elton John will play at the wedding, which will likely be outside.

There isn’t a backup plan if there’s bad weather on Saturday.
(Via; Image by Bauer Griffin)

Roger Federer: Curtains down in Monte Carlo, time for honeymoon?

Roger Federer lost to his Olympic gold-medal doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters today.

This makes Wawrinka the first Swiss since Marc Rosset in 9 years to beat Federer.

While Wawrinka was playing confidently on clay, Federer on the other hand looked sloppy and shaky throughout the match.

At times wifey Mirka yawned looking extremely bored.

I guess Federer knew he needed a break.

C'mon the man just got married last weekend.

Looking on the bright side, Mirka and Roger now can pack up and go on a mini honeymoon to celebrate their new marriage.

Check out the wedding ring!

(Images via AP,

Apr 16, 2009

Novak Djokovic impresses girl and HEAD in viral video

You might have seen this viral video in other tennis or sports blogs in the last few days but I'm going to post this anyway.

Guess what, Djokovic is beginning to love his racquet sponsor HEAD already! He has been playing well on court lately and most of all he cracks us up in this nipple tassle video sponsored by HEAD!

The 90s has always been my favourite decade. So seeing Djokovic as the frontman of a boyband performing a dance routine to impress a girl is simply awesome :D

But this is not my favourite part yet.

Wait till you see the old lady rubbing him down with oil! *Gulp*

Watch this video if you haven't done it.

Hey Matt, thanks for the email on this video. Keep it coming!

Rafael Nadal & Xisca still very much together

Recently there have been many talks especially from the Spanish media who attributed Rafael Nadal's performance at Miami to his separation with girlfriend Xisca.

And I guess we haven't seen Nadal with Xisca for many months, since their last year's vacation in Mauritius.

But the truth is, Nadal and Xisca are still very much together.

In fact the beautiful young woman was in Monaco earlier this week attending an exhibition match at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters between her man and Andy Murray
(check out the photos below).

Hope that clears the rumour.

By the way the exho took place in front of the residence of Prince Albert of Monaco.

(Via; Images via

Li Na wouldn't choose tennis if given a choice

"If I had an opportunity to choose what I wanted to do in childhood, I wouldn't go for tennis. It is a sport that I was always pushed to do, first by my parents, then provincial and national sports administrators. It is very important for us to have the right to choose. I really mean it."
~ Li Na

Er... okay... but you see many parents, schools and governments made choices for kids.

And would she be a pro tennis player today if it's weren't her parents or the government? I hope she knows what she's talking about and the impact of that statement.

But again I must applaud her outspokenness which resulted in a major overhaul of China's notoriously strict sports administration.

Along with Zheng Jie, Yan Zi and Peng Shuai, the girls were the first to be allowed to leave the state-supported system at the end of last year.

The quartet now have more control over their own careers and can keep a larger proportion of prize money.

(Via The Press Association)

Zheng Jie returns to Sichuan

When the disastrous earthquake hit China's Sichuan province on May 12 last year, tennis player Zheng Jie, a local, was playing in Italy and feared the worst after losing contact with her family.

Almost a year later, Asia's no. 1 women's tennis player has the opportunity to re-visit earthquake-stricken areas in her hometown to deliver her love and care to young victims.

Zheng Jie was in Sichuan yesterday for a series of charity activities, visiting primary school of Hongbai Town in Shifang city and donating tennis equipment to students.
"As a Sichuan native, I'm very happy to contribute to my hometown as much as possible."
Zheng Jie who is Anta's latest ambassador also distributed free Anta's children's products to Sichuan kids during her visit.

Besides doing charity work, Zheng is also busy promoting tennis in China after being appointed ambassador for the Beijing Oriental International Tennis Development, a program aimed at spreading the sport's presence and nurturing future stars.
"It's another kind of challenge to me," smiled Zheng.

"I will think more of how to promote the sport as a different role."

"Tennis in powerhouses like the US and Russia boasts huge popularity. China still has a way to go to catch up. But I'm glad to see people here have made lots of efforts and will continue to develop the sport."

"As long as more kids pick it up, China will always produce big tennis stars."
(Via China Daily; Images via

Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker to marry this weekend

Andy Roddick is set to marry longtime girlfriend Brooklyn Decker in Roddick's home in Austin, Texas this weekend.

The couple met in 2007 when Roddick, 26, asked his agent to contact Decker's agent after seeing her in Sports Illustrated.

He proposed to Decker in March 2008, but said they weren't in any rush to walk down the aisle.
"With their hectic travel schedules, Andy and Brooklyn plan to enjoy their engagement," said a statement posted on their Web site then.

According to the many sources available online, the nuptials will be "very small. Just friends and family. Not a big Hollywood crowd as they're not like that."

The New York Post, which first reported the news, says Decker, 21, and her bridesmaids "had a big bachelorette weekend in Chapel Hill, NC" last weekend.

"They just bounced around and had a great time," added the paper.
Hopefully we'll get some wedding photos soon. I'll keep you guys updated!


Apr 15, 2009

ANTA signs Chinese top tennis player Zheng Jie

ANTA Sports, a leading branded sportswear enterprises in China signed an endorsement contract with Zheng Jie on Monday.

The Chinese top tennis player is the latest ambassador following an endorsement deal with Jelena Jankovic earlier this year.

Together with a series of marketing strategies taken by ANTA, the cooperation with Zheng Jie not only signifies the further expansion of the ANTA brand in tennis segment, but also promotes the popularity of the sport in China.

During the signing ceremony and press conference, Zheng Jie received the tailor-made sportswear and advanced tennis shoes for French Open from ANTA Sports, marking a good start for the cooperation between ANTA and the renowned Chinese tennis player.

Zheng Jie will be wearing ANTA gears including a range of professional footwear, apparel and accessories for all her WTA tournaments.

ANTA Sports will invite top designers from the US and Japan to China to tailor-made sportswear and tennis shoes to meet Zheng Jie's preferences and requirements.
Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports said "We are very pleased to have world's top class female tennis player Zheng Jie as ANTA's endorsed player."

"Our close partnerships with famous tennis players such as Jelena Jankovic and Zheng Jie have proven our determination to develop tennis business and our dedication to promote tennis in China."

"ANTA hopes to nurture more young potential tennis players and promote tennis in China through these sponsorships."

"At the same time, through the partnership with top tier tennis players like Zheng, ANTA will further strengthen its R&D capability in products for the sport, and enhance our international and professional image," Ding concluded.
(Via; Images via

Rafael Nadal gets fashion tips from Novak Djokovic?

Rafael Nadal was spotted wearing a striped shirt underneath his white jacket at the ATP Masters Series launch party at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

So many tennis fans and I thought Nadal could have received some fashion tips from Novak Djokovic (*hint* hint* Nole loves striped shirts).

(Images via

Apr 13, 2009

Roger Federer marries longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec

I was away for a long weekend for personal matter and I'm glad to be back with a good news!

Roger Federer finally married longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec on Saturday in a small ceremony in his hometown in Basel.

Federer announced the wedding on his official website, saying the couple got married “surrounded by a small group of close friends and family".
“It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion,” he said.
The couple announced last month they are expecting their first child.

Hopefully we'll get to see those wedding photos soon.

(Via AP; Image by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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