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Terracotta "WTF" Warriors

trixtah
09-18-2007, 02:35 AM
http://www.masters-cup.com/1/news/2007/warriors.asp

The ATP, governing body of the men's professional tennis circuit, has commissioned a sculptor to create Terracotta Warriors of the best eight tennis players in the world to mark the Tennis Masters Cup, the prestigious circuit ending championship held in Shanghai, China.

Here's the gallery http://www.masters-cup.com/1/photogallery/

http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/3.jpg
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t1.jpg
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/2.jpg
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t2.jpg
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/4.jpg
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t3.jpg

Some other pics of other players in contention getting measured, Roger, Rafa, and Novak all being made, of course. Looks cool...wonder what their bodies will be like.

JimmyV
09-18-2007, 02:39 AM
LOL thats seriously awesome

World Beater
09-18-2007, 02:42 AM
novak's sculpture looks ordinary...like joe schmoe

federer and nadal are pretty realistic. They have this aura of regality.

savesthedizzle
09-18-2007, 02:48 AM
Novak's doesn't look like him :rolls: It looks like a dad from a 1960's sitcom. :lol: But Roger's and Rafa's are pretty cool :D

case
09-18-2007, 03:29 AM
But David "pics" Ferrer is still taking great photos!!!!

he is soooo photogenic

http://www.masters-cup.com/1/photogallery/

Fee
09-18-2007, 03:41 AM
I'm not so sure that is really Federer's nose.

Kalliopeia
09-18-2007, 04:04 AM
That is the coolest idea. It'll be great when the eight finished pieces are standing there together.

What would they do if someone unexpected claws his way in? Did they measure Moya, he's 10th! Wouldn't it be awful if one guy didn't get a warrior? :lol:

wenty
09-18-2007, 04:14 AM
Roddick :rolls:

GlennMirnyi
09-18-2007, 04:43 AM
novak's sculpture looks ordinary...like joe schmoe

federer and nadal are pretty realistic. They have this aura of regality.

Fakervic does look ordinary.

GlennMirnyi
09-18-2007, 04:46 AM
Roddick's going bald. And fast.

Alex999
09-18-2007, 05:04 AM
I think Novak is a fine looking man (nice face, great green eyes, lean strong body). No, I'm not gay.

Pixie
09-18-2007, 05:07 AM
Djokovic's sculpture looks more like Perry Farrel's one IMO.

GlennMirnyi
09-18-2007, 05:13 AM
I think Novak is a fine looking man (nice face, great green eyes, lean strong body). No, I'm not gay.

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOSH!

And the closet door opens.

Where's Mista when we need him?

Alex999
09-18-2007, 05:15 AM
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOSH!

And the closet door opens.

Where's Mista when we need him?

ok, lol, fuck you,

partygirl
09-18-2007, 05:18 AM
Roddick's going bald. And fast.I have been saying that for the last year...daddy's hairline is creeping:hysteric:

GlennMirnyi
09-18-2007, 05:22 AM
I have been saying that for the last year...daddy's hairline is creeping:hysteric:

Time for him to hit the finasteride.

*Viva Chile*
09-18-2007, 07:06 AM
Time for him to hit the finasteride.

... and the doping ban :o

fmolinari2005
09-18-2007, 12:37 PM
... and the doping ban :o


... and the bedroom ban too! ;)

DDrago2
09-18-2007, 12:47 PM
Federer looks like an elven acrher, and Nadal like some ancient warrior

Sunset of Age
09-18-2007, 02:03 PM
I must for once bow to the ATP. All the players are bearing an unmistakable WTF??!!!-expression. Well done.

tangerine_dream
09-18-2007, 04:34 PM
^^ :lol: That's what I thought too, Claybuster. Roger almost looks like he's in tears in that first pic. The only one who really seems to be into it is Novak.

The terracotta tennis soliders are all going to have confused expressions on their faces. They will make a mighty fine, frightened phalanx. The Gods in the underworld will be laughing at them.

FedFan_2007
09-18-2007, 05:20 PM
Federer looks like a Roman noble.

FedFan_2007
09-18-2007, 05:23 PM
Nole's statue doesn't look like him at all! The hair is all wrong.

stebs
09-18-2007, 06:07 PM
Djokovic looks like Julius Ceaser.

case
09-18-2007, 06:13 PM
Nole's statue doesn't look like him at all! The hair is all wrong.

Give her a break! she didnt have much to work with.:p
i feel sorry for the sculptor. NOle is just not a guy with an interesting or attractive face. she probaBLy cringed when she saw him;)

Regenbogen
09-18-2007, 06:17 PM
Roger's looks nothing like him :scratch:

FedFan_2007
09-18-2007, 06:36 PM
Roger's looks nothing like him :scratch:

What do you mean? Roger Federus Caesar's statue looks perfect. Rafael "Scipio" Nadalus' is good too. :devil: :devil:

trixtah
09-18-2007, 06:59 PM
I'm sure it's not the finished product and yeah, Novak's looks nothing like him. It looks like the template face for a 70's sitcom :/

l_mac
09-18-2007, 07:08 PM
Novak's looks nothing like him. It looks like the template face for a 70's sitcom :/

I think it looks quite like him. Flattering actually because it detracts from his Screech likeness :)

savesthedizzle
09-18-2007, 07:13 PM
I'm sure it's not the finished product and yeah, Novak's looks nothing like him. It looks like the template face for a 70's sitcom :/

Novak's doesn't look like him :rolls: It looks like a dad from a 1960's sitcom. :lol: But Roger's and Rafa's are pretty cool :D

:rolls:

trixtah
09-18-2007, 07:35 PM
:rolls:

LOL!

l_mac, I think Novak's could be improved a bit--sure it has a skinny face and all but if I didn't know it was him I wouldn't really recognize who it was. Hopefully it's not the finished product, the picture of him where he's getting measurements taken has some pretty distinct features that should be added to make it resemble him a bit more.

Johnny Groove
09-18-2007, 07:39 PM
Oh man, Roger's nose is FAR too big, even for his standards, dear lord :help:

l_mac
09-18-2007, 07:41 PM
LOL!

l_mac, I think Novak's could be improved a bit--sure it has a skinny face and all but if I didn't know it was him I wouldn't really recognize who it was. Hopefully it's not the finished product, the picture of him where he's getting measurements taken has some pretty distinct features that should be added to make it resemble him a bit more.

Like his hair?

Oh man, Roger's nose is FAR too big, even for his standards, dear lord :help:

It is too big, and the wrong shape.

Seeing the terracota Nadal reminded me of that article from The Onion a few months ago about Rafa living in a clay house and smothering himself in clay every few seconds :lol:

peteslamz
09-18-2007, 07:46 PM
Here's the video of making the Terracotta Warriors for the ATP players:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytRiKeOmTY

yana
09-18-2007, 07:49 PM
Fed looks like a lord and Nadal looks like an apache warrior. Cute. :)

MatchFederer
09-18-2007, 07:54 PM
Novak's doesn't look like him :rolls: It looks like a dad from a 1960's sitcom. :lol: But Roger's and Rafa's are pretty cool :D

Federer looks like an elven acrher, and Nadal like some ancient warrior

Djokovic looks like Julius Ceaser.

I'm sure it's not the finished product and yeah, Novak's looks nothing like him. It looks like the template face for a 70's sitcom :/

:rolls: :haha: :rolls:

trixtah
09-18-2007, 07:57 PM
Here's the video of making the Terracotta Warriors for the ATP players:



dang awesome...they're going to look like the originals save for the head

here's the link btw [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytRiKeOmTY (]"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytRiKeOmTY"[/URL)

Agreed with whoever said Roger looks like a Roman, but Rafa looks like an Egyptian slave/king to me--his terracotta counterpart is about to like, come alive and start working on the pyramids

natasha_nana
09-18-2007, 08:22 PM
er...WTF?

I mean seriously...what exactly is the point of these? Except to give fans a good laugh!!

I think only Nadal's looks similar to the real person.

R.Federer
09-18-2007, 08:28 PM
I'm sure it's not the finished product and yeah, Novak's looks nothing like him. It looks like the template face for a 70's sitcom :/

Would that be Saved By The Bell by any chance? :D :lol:

Johnny Groove
09-18-2007, 08:30 PM
dang awesome...they're going to look like the originals save for the head

here's the link btw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytRiKeOmTY

Agreed with whoever said Roger looks like a Roman, but Rafa looks like an Egyptian slave/king to me--his terracotta counterpart is about to like, come alive and start working on the pyramids

Wouldnt the slave and the king look just a tad bit different? :lol:

ToanNguyen
09-18-2007, 08:31 PM
This is what the whole sculpture will look like. I am not sure if anyone has posted it yet.

Damita
09-18-2007, 09:26 PM
I must for once bow to the ATP. All the players are bearing an unmistakable WTF??!!!-expression. Well done.:haha:

Blondie1985
09-18-2007, 09:37 PM
Fed looks GREAT

alelysafina
09-18-2007, 09:38 PM
Hey, at least this is better than those drawings they had 2 years ago.

Marek.
09-18-2007, 10:33 PM
This is what the whole sculpture will look like. I am not sure if anyone has posted it yet.

They didn't even use the right racquet. :mad: :o

alfonsojose
09-18-2007, 10:59 PM
WTF :tape: ?
This event is going to be the crappiest ever :lol: :o

neenah
09-18-2007, 11:04 PM
This is what the whole sculpture will look like. I am not sure if anyone has posted it yet.

In my opinion Federer basically looks like a chubby grandfather. :shrug: :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
09-19-2007, 12:46 AM
:haha::haha:

MatchFederer
09-19-2007, 12:57 AM
That pic of Federer... I have just laughed non stop for 2 minutes!

Good... Lord...


:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

mikehayes19
09-19-2007, 01:53 AM
Check out the video on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytRiKeOmTY

trixtah
09-19-2007, 02:22 AM
This is what the whole sculpture will look like. I am not sure if anyone has posted it yet.

man, that looks like Mardy Fish not Roger. Hope that's not the final because it really sucks...haha looks ok in the video.

Weird that they top it off with that Walmart Racket

Sunset of Age
09-19-2007, 02:57 AM
This is what the whole sculpture will look like. I am not sure if anyone has posted it yet.

Oh God, Allah, Jahweh, Jehovah, Providence, Buhdda, Mr. Moon, whatever-the-fuck ALMIGHTY!!!
My eyes are bleeding. :help: :help: :help: ::speakles: :speakles: :speakles: :timebomb:

megadeth
09-19-2007, 03:01 AM
I have been saying that for the last year...daddy's hairline is creeping:hysteric:

all thanks to always wearing that cap!!! :p

if he didn't wear a cap all the time, it wouldn't recede that fast!

Johnny Groove
09-19-2007, 03:03 AM
Oh God, Allah, Jahweh, Jehovah, Providence, Buhdda, Mr. Moon, whatever-the-fuck ALMIGHTY!!!
My eyes are bleeding. :help: :help: :help: ::speakles: :speakles: :speakles: :timebomb:

Poor dear :hug:

Sunset of Age
09-19-2007, 03:07 AM
Poor dear :hug:

:smooch:

You have to admit - it's atrocious. For all of them. Poor players!

Who came up with this 'glorious' idea? Don't tell me it was Mr. Disney De Ville again, no? please? :sad: :help: :haha:

World Beater
09-19-2007, 04:45 AM
oh please, stop whining. show some respect. They obviously are working very hard and this is not an easy job.

i thought it was a cool idea.

~*BGT*~
09-19-2007, 04:47 AM
What about the other players? They show them being measured but no busts. :(

Saumon
09-19-2007, 06:42 AM
What about the other players? They show them being measured but no busts. :(

they've probably started with Roger, Rafa and Nole because they're already qualified ;)

Castafiore
09-19-2007, 07:56 AM
Oh God, Allah, Jahweh, Jehovah, Providence, Buhdda, Mr. Moon, whatever-the-fuck ALMIGHTY!!!
My eyes are bleeding. :help: :help: :help: ::speakles: :speakles: :speakles: :timebomb:
Wow...tell us how you really feel.


It doesn't look that bad to me :shrug:
It sure looks better than what they came up with last year.

Auscon
09-19-2007, 08:39 AM
Roger Bean (kinda)

http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t1.jpg

http://www.pitt.edu/~ptak/pict1.gif

Nole Van Dyke

http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t3.jpg

http://www.leofuchs.com/images/thepictures/Personalities/D14%200226%20Dick%20Van%20Dyke%20-%20Leo%20Fuchs.jpg

Kalliopeia
09-19-2007, 09:40 AM
oh please, stop whining. show some respect. They obviously are working very hard and this is not an easy job.

i thought it was a cool idea.

I think it's an awesome idea, myself, and that those eight sculptures together are going to be really cool.

Djokovic's does look just like Dick Van Dyke though. But to be fair, it couldn't be easy to recreate that hair.

Chileno
09-19-2007, 09:41 AM
Nice one! I can't believe how Nadal looks so much like Chile's indian natives...he could be another Mapuche chief like Lautaro or Colo-Colo. :cool:

NADAL
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t2.jpg

LAUTARO
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Lautaro_Ca%C3%B1ete.jpg/200px-Lautaro_Ca%C3%B1ete.jpg

LOGO OF COLO-COLO FC, one of Chile's most popular football clubs
http://www.avenuevine.com/archives/ColoColo-w.jpg

Kolya
09-19-2007, 11:06 AM
:lol:

Sunset of Age
09-19-2007, 01:39 PM
Wow...tell us how you really feel.


It doesn't look that bad to me :shrug:
It sure looks better than what they came up with last year.

I just don't like any an idea which will make sportsmen look more like circus attractions than anything else. No, I'm no friend of Mr. Disney for that matter.

And yes, I think they look atrocious. But each to their own. :angel:

HNCS
09-19-2007, 01:46 PM
crazy thought, but imagine the 8 terracotta warriors getting mixed up with the real ones. and then 2 thousand years later, the future thought that the ancient king was into tennis. LOL

Sunset of Age
09-19-2007, 01:49 PM
crazy thought, but imagine the 8 terracotta warriors getting mixed up with the real ones. and then 2 thousand years later, the future thought that the ancient king was into tennis. LOL

:yeah: :lol: would be funny indeed.

Dina
09-19-2007, 02:02 PM
what do people expect federer to look like, no photoshopping or soft camera focus like in a Vogue photoshoot. you can't turn a donkey into a racehorse

FedFan_2007
09-19-2007, 03:54 PM
what do people expect federer to look like, no photoshopping or soft camera focus like in a Vogue photoshoot. you can't turn a donkey into a racehorse

Keep it up hater. Federer is a noble looking Roman. :worship: :worship:

ChinoRios4Ever
09-19-2007, 06:19 PM
Nice one! I can't believe how Nadal looks so much like Chile's indian natives...he could be another Mapuche chief like Lautaro or Colo-Colo. :cool:

NADAL
http://www.masters-cup.com/4/photogallery/2007/warriors/t2.jpg

LAUTARO
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Lautaro_Ca%C3%B1ete.jpg/200px-Lautaro_Ca%C3%B1ete.jpg

LOGO OF COLO-COLO FC, one of Chile's most popular football clubs
http://www.avenuevine.com/archives/ColoColo-w.jpg

:worship::worship::worship:

:devil:

Lucinda
09-20-2007, 12:21 AM
The problem with Nole's is his eyes need to be smaller and closer together.

nobama
09-20-2007, 02:14 AM
I think it looks quite like him. Flattering actually because it detracts from his Screech likeness :)

Screech? Slight resemblance, maybe...

http://mathieuthollet.blogs.com/blog/images/news2creech290906.jpg http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070812/capt.sge.kgg49.120807223932.photo00.photo.default-359x512.jpg

trixtah
09-20-2007, 02:22 AM
Screech? Slight resemblance, maybe...

http://mathieuthollet.blogs.com/blog/images/news2creech290906.jpg http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070812/capt.sge.kgg49.120807223932.photo00.photo.default-359x512.jpg

Slight? If Screech or Novak committed murder, the other has about a 50% chance to be chosen guilty in a police line up :p

FedFan_2007
09-20-2007, 02:31 AM
LOL@Nole = Screech. I loved Saved By the Bell. I watched it into my 20s. Even "The College Years" and the film!

lunahielo
09-20-2007, 02:38 AM
When I first saw Djoker I thought immediately~~*Screech*~~:)
They even move the same way, hold their shoulders the same (off of the court, naturally)...I think I've watched every episode of *Saved By The Bell*.

Polikarpov
09-20-2007, 02:51 AM
Roddick :rolls:

His hairline is receding pretty fast.

refero*fervens
09-20-2007, 08:54 AM
crazy thought, but imagine the 8 terracotta warriors getting mixed up with the real ones. and then 2 thousand years later, the future thought that the ancient king was into tennis. LOL

:lol: And they might discover engravings on the statues pointing to the existence of a fearsome WTF elite guard. (But it isn't WTF this year yet :sad: )

And forgive my ignorance, but...so what are they going to be doing with the statues after the tournament, then? Let each player take his home? Auction them off? Put them in a museum?

nobama
09-20-2007, 11:22 AM
LOL@Nole = Screech. I loved Saved By the Bell. I watched it into my 20s. Even "The College Years" and the film!Are you sure you want to admit that?

myrt
09-21-2007, 12:55 AM
Our heroes are immortalized in terracotta...To always have clay feet.

trixtah
10-13-2007, 02:47 PM
Hey, they are actually looking pretty good--huge improvement from the rough

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/b5/fullj.getty-77299861jj011_roger_federer.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/73/fullj.getty-77299861jj009_roger_federer.jpg

good to see the WalMart rackets are gone as well. Roger's tiny nose however, has not been fixed :D

myrt
10-13-2007, 06:46 PM
Doesn't look like him...especially the eyes..Would love for Moya to make the final eight just to see his profile in terracotta.

Lee
10-14-2007, 01:53 AM
I really can't understand why terracotta warriors. :tape: According to legend, those warriors were real and alive when they were smothered to death by the clay put on them to make the terracotta statues. :p

trixtah
10-14-2007, 01:58 AM
Doesn't look like him...especially the eyes..Would love for Moya to make the final eight just to see his profile in terracotta.

yeah, I'm hoping they learned a few things about facial anatomy by experimenting on Roger's and that the next batch will look better than these...especially the faces. The reason they look nothing like the actual is because they are leaving out the most prominent features of the face :/

FedFan_2007
10-14-2007, 06:30 AM
I love anything that brings more awareness of ancient history.

Marek.
10-14-2007, 07:48 AM
They didn't even use the right racquet. :mad: :o

They must have read my post.

*snowflake*
10-14-2007, 01:48 PM
Roger can only dream of a nose like that...but it looks cool i have to admit...

So what happens to those statues after the Cup? Will Rogy get the satisfaction of keeping it in his back yard? front porch? foyer?

fyi i'm not hating, just joking, so save yourself the hassle of defending the above mentioned

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 01:50 PM
I really can't understand why terracotta warriors. :tape: According to legend, those warriors were real and alive when they were smothered to death by the clay put on them to make the terracotta statues. :p

That would be Roddick and Blake.

Saumon
10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5567/fulljgetty77299901jj002cq6.jpg

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8215/fulljgetty77299901jj001ex9.jpg

*snowflake*
10-14-2007, 02:46 PM
:lol:

that's bad...real bad...and what's up with the melancholy in that statue's eyes?

Roger has some frisky look like "Sexual Healing" is playing on the radio while Rafa looks like he's staring at the sunset trying not to burst into tears

Metis
10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8215/fulljgetty77299901jj001ex9.jpg

It looks as if Rafa is considering pushing the statue down the stairs...:D

Is it just me or is the Nadal statue much taller than Federer's? :devil:

Whistleway
10-14-2007, 03:55 PM
What a stupid gimmick. And a huge boatload of money being wasted.

trixtah
10-14-2007, 06:53 PM
wow, well shit. At least they got the racket throats right, if nothing else...

FedFan_2007
10-14-2007, 07:09 PM
This is great shit. Need more of it.

BalkanBoy
10-14-2007, 08:25 PM
I too think they missed Nole's sculpture alittle bit. Seems less detailed than the other two. Well I guess it just gives him more motivation to be in the Top 2 and hope to get more details :D But better hurry, when are they unvielling it?