Aug 7, 2009

Roger Federer family photo; Charlene Riva & Myla Rose unveiled!

Roger Federer and Mirka unveiled their twin girls, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose for the first time!

In his Facebook page, Federer credited the heartwarming photo to his father, Robert.
"He thinks he's becoming a professional photographer."

"It was very funny as both girls had the hiccups while we were trying to take a decent picture," the proud father described his twins.
While we still couldn't tell who is who, I think Charlene and Myla could grow up to become two very different personalities.

(Image via Facebook)

Feliciano Lopez, the sloucher that stands out from the crowd

Feliciano Lopez attended the presentation ceremony of 2009 Open Castilla y Leon, which was held in El Espinar (Segovia).

Lopez and Marcel Granollers were among to play in this tournament from August 1 to 9.

(Images via

Aug 6, 2009

Rendy Lu Yen-hsun serves up some love & chicken instead of pork

It's been awhile since I blog about Rendy Lu Yen-Hsun.

All_is_onUSA from scanned a recipe card that he got at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships recently.

These recipe cards were supposed to be printed in book form and published under the title
"Serving Up The Love".

Now, in the end, the publisher only printed 3 cards - featuring Rendy, Robby Ginepri and Devin Britton and their favourite recipes.

So, not only that the recipe book project failed, it seems like the publisher not serious in getting their recipe correct too.

Rendy was supposed to share his favourite "Sweet and Sour Pork" recipe but he ended up serving chicken!

(Images by
All_is_onUSA via

Caroline Wozniacki meets David Beckham in LA

Caroline Wozniacki who's currently in California for the LA Women's Tennis Championships took time off yesterday to watch footballer David Beckham from the LA Galaxy soccer team practice at the same location where the WTA event is being held.

Beckham should buff up a bit... he looked extremely skinny in these pictures.

(Images via

VIDEO: Rafael Nadal heads to Montreal

After two months away from tournaments, Rafael Nadal plans to return to the courts at the Rogers Cup.

Nadal said on his official website that he’ll arrive in Montreal on Wednesday to begin preparations to defend his title at this hardcourt event.

Check out the upbeat Nadal at the airport together with girlfriend Xisca and his entourage.

Let's hope everything goes well and Nadal is back in court playing his first match and first tournament.

(Via AP)

Swiss tennis has bright future; Stanislas Wawrinka's girlfriend Ilham Vuilloud is pregnant!

After a series of announcement made by Roger Federer, from Mirka's shocking pregnancy to their secret marriage and finally to the birth of their twins, it seems like it's deja vu all over again.

Swiss no.2 Stanislas Wawrinka has announced in his official website that his girlfriend Ilham Vuilloud and him are expecting a child next February.

The 3-month old baby is expected to be born in February, just like the mother. Vuilloud who is 10 years older than Wawrinka was born on February 24, 1974.

The parents to be did not mention when they are planning to tie the knot.

We believe it's going to be a secret wedding for friend and family.

2009 Malaysian Open media briefing: Wilson, Twitter & Tomas Berdych

As usual, I was punctual to the Malaysian Open media briefing.

I greeted the Event Director and the Media Director before took a seat at the Business Conference Room.

I could see four huge buntings of Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Serena Williams and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga standing proud in the room.

As you know, we won't be having Tsonga, Williams and Federer here but we do have Japanese teenage sensation Nishikori who is one of the star player to appear in the Malaysian Open next month.

The media briefing kicked off with a quiz and the prize was an autographed photo of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. I didn't even try to answer (you know why!), so someone else won it.

Then Tournament Director, Nick Freyer took time to explain about the hawk-eye system which is first used in this region.

Actually throughout that evening, I was busy twittering some of the information I gathered from the event.

  • At Mandarin Oriental. Media briefing will start in 15min.
  • - at the 2nd media briefing for Malaysian Open. They are going to announce Wilson as 1 of the official sponsor.
  • Someone won an autograph photo of pete and roger
  • - tourney director explaning the hawkeye system first used in this region
  • Marcos Baghdatis' agent requested for a wildcard to play at the malaysian open
  • Tomas Berdych is the player announced today to play at the @KLopentennis

  • I've asked the tourney director abt the possibilities for Verdasco to play in dubs with Feli. Not sure yet but he doesn't deny
  • One of the Indian dubs specialist will play in the Malaysian Open
  • 5 candidates were shortlisted for interview for the 'best job'. That include @jitterbug70!
  • Ok i'm off now to get my goodies bag
  • - more pic frm media briefing.. Tomas Berdych the latest to play in the Malaysian Open
  • - Malaysian Open have ballgirls too? Tourney director, Ltam president and wilson boss pose with the models
Check out the official uniform sponsored by Wilson for the Malaysian Open.

LTAM President, Amer Sports (Wilson Malaysia) Country Manager, Tourney Director and the models need a giant racket each like the one Will Farrell used in an exho match back in May.

According to the Tournament Director, merchandises will only be available for sale in the second year. So probably you won't get to buy the tournament cap, balls, etc. this year.

Wilson gave away goodie bag to everyone who attended the media briefing.

Inside the Roger Federer-15th GS celebration-paperbag, there's a huge Malaysian Open tennis ball, an Australian Open key chain (this is what I've always wanted!), caps, socks, a K Factor t-shirt!

Well, that's it for now. I'll be back with more updated on the Malaysian Open soon.

For tickets information, go to:

(Photo credit: 3rd and 4th Images by IMG)

Aug 5, 2009

Yang Tsung-Hua: Longines' new Ambassador gets "friendly" hug from sexy Taiwanese celeb Lin Chi Ling

Yang Tsung-Hua: *sweating*

I can honestly tell you that many guys would die to be in Yang Tsung-Hua's shoes.

Taiwanese top model cum actress, Lin Chi Ling who is also a Longines Ambassador, was in SOGO shopping complex yesterday together with the former junior no.1, now turned pro, Tsung-Hua for the luxury Swiss watchmaker promotional event.

Tsung-hua who aimed to break into the ATP top 200 this year is scheduled to train with Marin Cilic one week before the China Open (where he gets a wildcard) and with Andy Roddick during the off season end of this year.

Thanks to Elvis for the info!


Aug 4, 2009

Smokin' hot Fernando Verdasco says Hola!

Fernando Verdasco was recently featured in the Hola! magazine.

How I wish I could spot Verdasco in that red bathrobe by the poolside at the Mandarin Hotel when he comes to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Open in September!

(Images from via

Weekend winners: Quick update

It's been days without updates... but nevertheless here are the winners last weekend.

Sam Querrey, who made headlines with his Samurai gang (Querrey's fan club members), won his second tour title, ending qualifier Carsten Ball's run 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in Los Angeles.

Nikolay Davydenko won his second title in two weeks, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-0 in Umag.

Qualifier Thomaz Bellucci won his maiden ATP title, rolling through Andreas Beck 6-4, 7-6(2) to win Gstaad.

Vera Dushevina taking her first WTA title in easy fashion, winning 6-0, 6-1 over Lucie Hradecka in Istanbul.

And lastly, Marion Bartoli brushed off Venus Williams in the Stanford final, winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and 43 minutes.

(Via; Images via Yahoo! Sports)
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