This was already mentioned in the Picture Thread, but ATP has reported it now...
December 16, 2005
Vogue RG Devotes 23 Pages to Cover Boy Kuerten
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Three time Roland Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten is on newsstands throughout Brazil on the cover of the December issue of VOGUE RG Brazil.
Guga, who is playing the Copa Argentina this week, in Buenos Aires, in preparation for the 2006 season, recently launched his own fashion brand and store (Guga Kuerten).
On the eve of the launch, Guga spent two days shooting for VOGUE, one in a studio, in São Paulo and another one at one of his favorite beaches, in Florianopolis, Praia Brava.
“For me it was a first-time experience, taking pictures with my own clothes," Kuerten said. "It was different, very tiring – almost eight hours in the studio, but also fun and I enjoyed it. I hardly do this kind of stuff, because it takes a lot of time and I am always practicing and busy with my tennis. But when I was approached by VOGUE, I thought about it and I knew they were going to do something special and the result is really amazing.”
“Guga Kuerten, the genious of the courts invests in fashion and becomes a brand owner,” says the cover.
Inside, the magazine dedicated 23 pages to the star, including an interview and words of praise from sports great, Pelé and tennis legend Thomaz Koch.
“I met Guga when I was the Minister of Sports. I already admired him a lot as an athlete and from then on I started admiring the person much more,” says Pelé.