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Jul 9, 2010

HCFoo wants Spain to win World Cup 2010

There's no reason not to support the Spanish team in their first 2010 World Cup final when Fernando Verdasco does.

I'm an Azzurri fan for a decade now but this weekend would be an exception.

Being a fan of Rafael Nadal and the Spanish Armada boys, it's natural for me to root for Spain.

Nadal has announced in his website that he'll be taking a break from tennis and fly all the way to South Africa to support good friend Iker Casillas and his team mates.

Meanwhile, Fernando Verdasco and the rest of the Spanish Davis Cup players are preparing for the quarterfinals match against France.

Hopefully they'll be able to focus on putting an 'A' game tomorrow and not distracted by football.

Spanish Davis Cup team watching football

¡¡¡VAMOS ESPAÑA!!!

(Images via menstennisforums.com)

Jul 8, 2010

Li Na visits quake orphans, learns Tibetan culture



Recently Li Na made a special visit to an orphanage in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai province in China.

Back in April, a devastated earthquake hit Yushu, in the Qinghai province and the orphanage has taken in children from Yushu.

During the visit, the world no. 10 shared her personal story of success and taught the kids how to play tennis.

In return, she was put into a traditional Tibetan costume and given a traditional dance lesson.


Hmmm... wonder what the Chinese government would think about Li Na embracing the Tibetan culture


It's easier to play tennis than learning to dance


Now here comes the graceful twirl

(Images via Sina Sports)

Jul 6, 2010

Rendy Lu Yen-hsun moves up to no. 42, signs Saab

Rendy Lu Yen-hsun's breakthrough performance at Wimbledon has sent his ranking to a career high and open up to new sponsorship opportunities recently.

In the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, Rendy jumped 40 spots to no. 42 after becoming the first Taiwanese player and the first Asian since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995 to make it into a quarterfinals in a grand slam tournament.

Rendy was greeted with a heroic welcome when he was back in Taipei City last week.

In the last weekend, he has offered his appreciation to sponsors including Adidas and CPC Corp., Taiwan's largest oil refiner.

On Monday, Saab, a leading automobile company signed Rendy and offered him a sponsorship deal that worth NT$3 million in cash.

A SAAB 93SportCombi 2.0t Linear worth NT$1.78 million was also given to Rendy as part of the deal.

Rendy also made a TV appearance on a TVBS channel talk show. The 1-hour interview will be shown this coming Sunday on July 11, 2010 at 8PM.

Now I'm looking forward to the day when I see him on CNN's TalkAsia :D

(Images via focustaiwan, sina news, udn.com, saabsunited.com)

Jul 5, 2010

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams take Wimbledon crown



Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were grinning from ear to ear at the Wimbledon Champions Ball in London yesterday.



Rafa can't stop smiling :D

Earlier in the day, Nadal, the current world no. 1 player had an easy win over Tomas Berdych with the results 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to win his 2nd Wimbledon title and claim his 8th Grand Slam overall.


Nadal marked his victory with a celebratory somersault.

Nadal with his signature bite.

Mean
while, on Saturday Serena Williams defeated Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in just 66 minutes to win a fourth Wimbledon and her 13th Grand Slam title.


Thumbs up to Serena for the win and keeping it minimal with that little jacket.

Nadal now stands halfway to Federer’s record total of 16 Grand Slams. Let's hope he'll achieve a career grand slam by winning the US Open later in August.

(Images via Yahoo! Sports)

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