Aug 11, 2009

TENNIS WATCH: Taste of Tennis, '15', Rafael Nadal, Astro SuperSports+

Starting from today, I'm going to introduce a segment called TENNIS WATCH which summarises brief tennis news into one post.

World’s top tennis players including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Roddick, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka, Tommy Haas and Fernando Gonzalez are set to serve-up the US Open’s hottest pre-tournament action at the 10th Annual BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS.

The players will cook-up culinary aces alongside highly acclaimed chefs including celebrity chef and author Bethenny Frankel, Carla Hall and Ariane Duarte from Bravo’s “Top Chef,” and Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar & Grill.

ESPN Sportscenter anchor Hannah Storm will serve as emcee.

If you're interested to attend this, you can join them at the W New York Hotel for a night to remember on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Check out Taste of Tennis website at: http://www.tasteoftennis.com/

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Roger Federer, spoke to the Toronto-based Globe and Mail, on the mixed reactions he received due to the '15' jacket he wore after winning Wimbledon.
"I won and a guy walks out and says 'Look, if you want to wear this jacket, it's got a 15 on it.' I was like, 'That's kind of cool.' So I look at the jacket and I can't find it, it's so small. Then I look and it's on the back at the side..."

"It would never have occurred to people that I wore it except that Sue Barker asked me about it on Centre Court. She made a big deal out of it and I think that's why people then thought it was classless or and a bit arrogant, especially towards Andy [Roddick]. But it's got nothing to do with that."
So there you go... Federer is not arrogant.

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Congrats to Rafael Nadal and his coach Francisco Roig after defeating Novak Djokovic and Dusan Vemic 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of doubles in Montreal this morning.

Nadal entered the doubles to get some match practice ahead of his first singles matches in more than two months.


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For Malaysian tennis fans who still don't know about the LIVE coverage on Astro SuperSports+ (Channel 816), there'll be exclusive broadcast rights of 2 LIVE ATP World Tour 1000’s Masters (Montreal and Cincinnati) as well as the US Open.

The events on Astro SuperSport+ (Channel 816) are as follows:

Rogers Masters (10 – 17 Aug)
Western & Southern Financial Group Masters (17 – 24 Aug)
US Open 2009 (1 – 13 Sept)

To subscribe to Astro Sports Package, please call the Astro Customer Service Center at toll-free 1300-82-3838.

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