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Stars rally for Haiti relief effort.

scoobs
01-16-2010, 08:21 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-16/201001161263626947390.html?fpos=r1

Good on them, hopefully they can raise some money to do some good, and maybe some of them will make a donation themselves :)

MsTree
01-16-2010, 08:22 AM
Nice idea :D

Doomach777
01-16-2010, 08:38 AM
:yeah:

Carlita
01-16-2010, 08:47 AM
great idea!! May a lot of people turn up :)

the graduate
01-16-2010, 08:47 AM
another publicity stunt for Rodger:rolleyes:why cant he donate his own money privately with no fuss:devil:

scoobs
01-16-2010, 08:48 AM
another publicity stunt for Rodger:rolleyes:why cant he donate his own money privately with no fuss:devil:
DUH.

Well maybe he will also do that - but then if he TOLD us he was doing that, you'd complain he was making a fuss about it, drawing attention to it.

This is a way of getting others in on the act as well, the tennis players and the public.

Goldenoldie
01-16-2010, 08:57 AM
Surely an exho for charity is more worthy of comment than an exho which just lines the players' pockets? I hope it's successful.

Kolya
01-16-2010, 09:08 AM
Should be great.

Sri
01-16-2010, 09:16 AM
Great initiative by the players and organizers! +1

tennis2tennis
01-16-2010, 09:19 AM
Roger Federer organises tennis match in aid of Haiti

Roger Federer has set up a series of exhibition games ahead of the Australian Open to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

The world number one has recruited a number of stars, including Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, to play doubles matches on Sunday at Melbourne Park.

"I had the idea that we could do something," said the 29-year-old.

"It's before the first Grand Slam, so it's for some not so easy to mentally separate, but it's a great initiative."

Haiti was devastated by Tuesday's earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, and the Red Cross has estimated the death toll at between 45,000 and 50,000, with millions more injured, orphaned or made homeless.

With the first major tournament of the season set to begin on Monday, the sport's top stars are keen to unite and help provide some funds for the victims of the tragedy.

Spectators will be charged A$10 (Ł5.60) on the gate, with the event taking place in the Rod Laver Arena, the tournament's showpiece court.

I think it is something as a tennis family we're very happy to do

Roger Federer

Federer, who lost to Spain's world number two Nadal in last year's Australian Open final, added: "I spoke to some other top players. They all said 'yes', we should do something.

"So we're going to play doubles or mixed doubles, also with top women's players and try to fill up the stadium.

"I think there will be a donation at the door to come and see us play. I think it is something as a tennis family we're very happy to do."

Defending champion Serena Williams, Belgium's Kim Clijsters, continuing her comeback after a two-year break, and Australia's 13th seed Samantha Stosur will all play in the "Hit For Haiti" event, with other players due to be added to the line-up.

bad gambler
01-16-2010, 09:24 AM
Tickets available from 9am tomorrow local time at the gates for those in Melbourne interested in going

Or Levy
01-16-2010, 09:39 AM
If Roger wants to raise money, he needs to finally take Rafa on his offer and partner him for doubles, and play against the Bryans.

That should attract attention, no doubt about it.

TheHawk
01-16-2010, 09:42 AM
DUH.

Well maybe he will also do that - but then if he TOLD us he was doing that, you'd complain he was making a fuss about it, drawing attention to it.

This is a way of getting others in on the act as well, the tennis players and the public.
the graduate is right, for two reasons.

First of all, if tennis "stars" really wanted to do something, they would have anonymously donated their AO prize money, I'm sure three of them alone would collect more than you and I and 5,000 others could collect.

Secondly, is our society so rotten that people would only help if they get something in return, in this case a silly tennis exhibition?

scoobs
01-16-2010, 09:51 AM
the graduate is right, for two reasons.

First of all, if tennis "stars" really wanted to do something, they would have anonymously donated their AO prize money, I'm sure three of them alone would collect more than you and I and 5,000 others could collect.

Secondly, is our society so rotten that people would only help if they get something in return, in this case a silly tennis exhibition?
That's your opinion.

Some stars might decide to donate some or all of their prize money, privately or vocally - that's their prerogative. It doesn't in any way make this pointless - the more that can be done to help, the better.

Secondly I don't think society is so rotten that people will only help if they get something in return. The millions of dollars of donations that have been raised around the world are a testament to that. But there's no harm at all in doing something like this - it draws attention to the issue, might encourage those who have not donated yet to do so or those who ordinarily might not to do so by coming along to this event.

I just don't see how any of this can be a bad thing but I do have a way underestimating peoples' capacity for cynicism.

TheHawk
01-16-2010, 10:04 AM
It draws attention to the issue
You seriously believe this "issue" needs attention to realise how serious what happened is?

scoobs
01-16-2010, 10:07 AM
You seriously believe this "issue" needs attention to realise how serious what happened is?
I don't understand what your issue here is with this.

You know, it's not like even more attention on what's happened is a problem.

People around the world in different walks of life saw what happened and asked themselves "what can I do to help" - movie stars, celebrities using their position to try and get things done, get money raised - this is just the same. Tennis players do what they do best to raise awareness of the need to donate money if you can and they do it by setting up a tennis exo - I think it's nice to see that they have a social conscience.

TheHawk
01-16-2010, 10:18 AM
I just find it strange that you don't agree with me that we live in a rotten society yet then you admit we need exhibitions or music festivals or whatever in order to raise awareness on something which really, should be easy enough to understand without the need of such "events".

People are not donating directly to the cause if they do it via a ticket paid to entertain themselves.

Not to mention - based on the players who will be involved - that this thing has Nike written all over it.

That's all.

habibko
01-16-2010, 12:55 PM
great initiative from Roger, I'd have definitely attended if I was in Australia :sad:

of course the haters will always find something to nag about :retard:

gulzhan
01-16-2010, 12:58 PM
It's great idea, no question about it!

Dimitra
01-16-2010, 12:59 PM
Wonderful idea!Well done to everybody who participates!!

Can't understand all this bitching here..:rolleyes:

thrust
01-16-2010, 01:24 PM
DUH.

Well maybe he will also do that - but then if he TOLD us he was doing that, you'd complain he was making a fuss about it, drawing attention to it.

This is a way of getting others in on the act as well, the tennis players and the public.

EXACTLY!

FedFan
01-16-2010, 01:30 PM
No, Roger is not Jesus Christ for this action, but it is better to do something, than to do nothing. ;)

tennizen
01-16-2010, 01:36 PM
Will there be a live stream or will it be televised?

habibko
01-16-2010, 01:36 PM
wonder if there will be TV coverage for this :bounce:

habibko
01-16-2010, 01:38 PM
:lol:

MsTree
01-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Baggy, Isner and Nestor and Zimonjic have donated some of their prize money towards the appeal

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/01/2nd-Week/Australian-Open-Hit-For-Haiti.aspx

Top Players To Raise Funds For Haiti Earthquake Victims

Roger Federer announced plans for the 'Hit For Haiti' charity exhibition on Saturday.

ATP World Tour Champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick will join Sony Ericsson WTA Tour stars Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Sam Stosur in a series of exhibition matches at Melbourne Park on Sunday to help raise funds for the relief efforts for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Play at the 'Hit for Haiti' charity event will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday on Rod Laver Arena, the main stadium at the Australian Open. Tickets cost A$10 for adults and entry is free for children under 12.

"We had the idea that we could do something to help Haiti after the tragic earthquake," said Federer, a four-time former champion at the Australian Open.

"So we're going to play doubles or mixed doubles tomorrow [and] try to fill the stadium. [I hope] it will be a nice day for families to come and see some top players play."

More information at Official Website.

At the Medibank International, Marcos Baghdatis donated $5,000 of his prize money to the World Vision Australia Haiti Earthquake Appeal. "The situation in Haiti is really, really sad," he said. "I have seen the pictures on the news and it is it just horrific. I want to send my condolences to everyone affected by the earthquake."

Sydney doubles champions Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic both donated five per cent of their prize money to the appeal. "I don't think we can fully comprehend the devastation of the earthquake over in Haiti, and we just want to do our part in helping everyone who is suffering during this difficult time," said Nestor.

At the Heineken Open, John Isner also donated $5,000 of his first prize to the Red Cross in its efforts to assist those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. "It's a small contribution to help the victims in Haiti," Isner said. "What happened there makes us realise how lucky we are."

The devastating earthquake which hit Haiti on Tuesday measured 7.0 on the Richter Scale. The United Nations has launched an appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars to try to help around three million people in need.

superslam77
01-16-2010, 01:58 PM
No, Roger is not Jesus Christ for this action, but it is better to do something, than to do nothing. ;)

whew for not being J.C...instead thanks Darwin Roger does exist :wavey:

Andi-M
01-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Good call Roger.

When a big diasater like this happens it brings out the better qualities in people.
High profile people publically doing gigs, concerts, putting on sports events is fantastic it raises awareness and raises money.

At the end of the day there are soo many people suffering in the world that goes unnoticed, unreported. No1 individual person can save the world, you can only do your bit pubically or privately is fine either way.

barbadosan
01-16-2010, 02:35 PM
the graduate is right, for two reasons.
First of all, if tennis "stars" really wanted to do something, they would have anonymously donated their AO prize money, I'm sure three of them alone would collect more than you and I and 5,000 others could collect.
Secondly, is our society so rotten that people would only help if they get something in return, in this case a silly tennis exhibition?
So if they've already donated anonymously, exactly how would you know? Or does the word anonymous have a different meaning where you live?

As for donating their AO prize money, a lot of them could match that out of their existing funds, and more to the point, Haiti needs help now preferably, as opposed to waiting till the end of the tournament in 2 weeks time. And again, if they do decide to donate their AO prize money anonymously, same question as above

zeleni
01-16-2010, 02:49 PM
Baggy, Isner and Nestor and Zimonjic have donated some of their prize money towards the appeal

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/01/2nd-Week/Australian-Open-Hit-For-Haiti.aspx

Nice guys.:cool:

Arkulari
01-16-2010, 03:59 PM
great stuff, Roger also contributed to a star rally for the tsunami in 2005

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_28109.html

and donations shouldn't be done just to say: hey, I donated, there are charitable efforts most of us aren't aware of but that make the difference for a lot of people...

http://allineedisapicketfence.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice/

Certinfy
01-16-2010, 04:16 PM
Federer + Nadal vs Djokovic + Roddick would be awesome :worship:

Angle Queen
01-16-2010, 04:19 PM
:scratch: I'm a bit surprised by some of the cynicism here. :sad:

"Stars" are often in a damned-if-you/damned-if-you-don't situation when it comes to things like this. Doing nothing is out. Any amount of money will be criticized as too little/too much (showing off).

What's more telling to me is that some of the biggest names in this sport we love are willing to give TIME to this. Oh I know many of them would put in a hitting session anyway, but it is the eve of the tournament and I'm sure they have many other things to do.

And if Nike is behind this, I hope they'll pick up the cost of opening up the stadium so that all the ticket proceeds can go where intended. Thank you to the people of Melbourne (and its visitors) who will have the opportunity to support this venture.

Angle Queen
01-16-2010, 04:20 PM
Federer + Nadal vs Djokovic + Roddick would be awesome :worship:I wouldn't mind seeing the four of them draw straws to play a quick mens doubles match.

Arkulari
01-16-2010, 04:23 PM
anyone would pay a lot to watch Fedal playing doubles together, I know I would :p

MisterQ
01-16-2010, 04:58 PM
:scratch: I'm a bit surprised by some of the cynicism here. :sad:

"Stars" are often in a damned-if-you/damned-if-you-don't situation when it comes to things like this. Doing nothing is out. Any amount of money will be criticized as too little/too much (showing off).

What's more telling to me is that some of the biggest names in this sport we love are willing to give TIME to this. Oh I know many of them would put in a hitting session anyway, but it is the eve of the tournament and I'm sure they have many other things to do.

And if Nike is behind this, I hope they'll pick up the cost of opening up the stadium so that all the ticket proceeds can go where intended. Thank you to the people of Melbourne (and its visitors) who will have the opportunity to support this venture.

I agree with this. Giving up time right before this important tournament is a meaningful gesture. It is nice to see a gesture of collective good will in a sport of individuals. I hope significant funds are raised and a good time is had by all.

MrChopin
01-16-2010, 05:10 PM
:scratch: I'm a bit surprised by some of the cynicism here. :sad:

It's MTF. No amount of cynicism should surprise. Unless Roger sells everything, forces Mirka to work the corner, and gets his kids started on hard labor, he's selfish, arrogant, and has mixed motives.

Noleta
01-16-2010, 08:37 PM
Awesome gesture:yeah:Wy are some so cynical though.Do something instead of sitting behind pc questioning everyone's morals lol:shrug:

tennis2tennis
01-16-2010, 09:00 PM
great stuff, Roger also contributed to a star rally for the tsunami in 2005

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_28109.html

and donations shouldn't be done just to say: hey, I donated, there are charitable efforts most of us aren't aware of but that make the difference for a lot of people...

http://allineedisapicketfence.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice/


roger donated the incubater in private and the family posted a thank you video; my friend works in the red cross says the federer foundation works with them and gives so much every year. people make fun of his logo baseball cap and bear etc but did you know that THE MONEY MADE goes to the federer foundation?

Awesome gesture:yeah:Wy are some so cynical though.Do something instead of sitting behind pc questioning everyone's morals lol:shrug:

agree 100%..I don't get the "oh why don't stars make their donations in private"..probability is they already did!

and i understand the arguement of 'why can't people donate without going to a charity concert/match/show etc

but I think being entertained while donating is not necessarily a bad thing, the reality is life goes on people go to the cinema, park, dance, watch sports, etc even when horrible things occur, why not get people to donate while they do those things anway?

tangerine_dream
01-16-2010, 10:06 PM
Any particular reason why Murray isn't doing this charity exo?

Noleta
01-16-2010, 10:09 PM
Any particular reason why Murray isn't doing this charity exo?

Maybe he wasn't asked:shrug:Or his fitness schedules got in the way:shrug:

habibko
01-16-2010, 10:25 PM
Because Federer doesn't have his phone number.

00923
01-16-2010, 10:35 PM
If Roger wants to raise money, he needs to finally take Rafa on his offer and partner him for doubles, and play against the Bryans.

That should attract attention, no doubt about it.

When was that proposed? It certainly would attract attention.

This is a great idea regardless.

Certinfy
01-16-2010, 10:37 PM
Should be great :) Only a few hours to go :D

Stensland
01-16-2010, 10:37 PM
is this gonna be shown on tv?

Noleta
01-16-2010, 10:40 PM
is this gonna be shown on tv?

Really hope so:D

abraxas21
01-16-2010, 10:58 PM
Any particular reason why Murray isn't doing this charity exo?

fed didn't invite him lol

tangerine_dream
01-16-2010, 11:08 PM
ESPN360 is broadcasting the Hit for Haiti at 10:00pm EST.

Murray just tweeted that he's heading to an Adidas player lunch. :shrug:

Chiakifug
01-16-2010, 11:08 PM
Any particular reason why Murray isn't doing this charity exo?

Federer and Del Potro got together and decided not to invite him.

Stensland
01-16-2010, 11:26 PM
anyways, i'm hoping there's a stream available. if espn and aussie tv (probably) broadcast the whole session, we're definitely gonna find some way to watch it as well. :)

Roamed
01-16-2010, 11:46 PM
It says it'll be streamed:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-17/201001161263626947390.html?fpos=r1

scoobs
01-16-2010, 11:57 PM
Any particular reason why Murray isn't doing this charity exo?
Andy is the living personification of evil on earth and decided to go and symbolically dance on some graves instead? :shrug:

swebright
01-17-2010, 12:12 AM
When and where will it be streamed??

Andi-M
01-17-2010, 12:20 AM
I do love how people have questioned Andy's motives on this, he may not have been asked, or he may have had prior engagements that he couldn't get out off. I didn't reaise this was the only way possible to show suport/aid for Haiti.

the graduate
01-17-2010, 12:25 AM
Any particular reason why Murray isn't doing this charity exo?he is a wet blanket

scoobs
01-17-2010, 12:35 AM
I do love how people have questioned Andy's motives on this, he may not have been asked, or he may have had prior engagements that he couldn't get out off. I didn't reaise this was the only way possible to show suport/aid for Haiti.
I'm guessing the clue was in the Adidas player lunch - prior engagement he couldn't get out of - I don't think any of the players I've seen mentioned as involved in this event are Adidas players

Lleyton_
01-17-2010, 12:37 AM
TheHawk I didn't realize my comment hurt you so much that you felt the need to report it, you softy :lol:

nobama
01-17-2010, 12:46 AM
I do love how people have questioned Andy's motives on this, he may not have been asked, or he may have had prior engagements that he couldn't get out off. I didn't reaise this was the only way possible to show suport/aid for Haiti.They don't care about Murray; they're just being good little trolls. :)

tangerine_dream
01-17-2010, 12:59 AM
Andy is the living personification of evil on earth and decided to go and symbolically dance on some graves instead? :shrug:
You are half-right. :D

he is a wet blanket
:worship:

They don't care about Murray; they're just being good little trolls. :)
It breaks my heart to be called a troll by the 2x Arseclown runner-up.

Amber Spyglass
01-17-2010, 01:59 AM
The biggest kudos here goes to all the players playing on Monday but still agreed to do this :),not saying that had the other players been playing monday they wouldn't have done it but still

elessar
01-17-2010, 02:01 AM
Stream just started, buffers like hell but maybe that's just my connection :o

l_mac
01-17-2010, 02:06 AM
Stream just started, buffers like hell but maybe that's just my connection :o

Up at 4am to watch an exho?

:lol:

elessar
01-17-2010, 02:06 AM
Got home 30 minutes ago :awww: What's your excuse?

River
01-17-2010, 02:07 AM
Is the AO website having the stream? I can't find it ><

elessar
01-17-2010, 02:07 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/hitforhaiti.html?fpos=r1

l_mac
01-17-2010, 02:09 AM
Got home 30 minutes ago :awww: What's your excuse?

I'm just about to go to bed :shrug:

tennizen
01-17-2010, 02:09 AM
Got home 30 minutes ago :awww: What's your excuse?

Drinking again:rolleyes:

elessar
01-17-2010, 02:10 AM
I'm just about to go to bed :shrug:
sure you are :hug:
Drinking again:rolleyes:
Uncalled for.

Corey Feldman
01-17-2010, 02:14 AM
o my gosh its Fed !! :hearts:

elessar
01-17-2010, 02:15 AM
his #1 fan just came out too :hearts:

Corey Feldman
01-17-2010, 02:17 AM
his #1 fan just came out too :hearts:pat cash? :p

elessar
01-17-2010, 02:19 AM
Close.

partygirl
01-17-2010, 02:20 AM
why are there commentators:mad:
There are 9 live mics up??? :explode:

L James
01-17-2010, 02:31 AM
A lot of grunting here :lol:

croat123
01-17-2010, 03:00 AM
nadal has 0 personality :o

Corey Feldman
01-17-2010, 03:08 AM
nadal has 0 personality :oi think he's been quite entertaining/funny here tbh

sawan66278
01-17-2010, 03:10 AM
You have to give it to Roger. Nicely done. A wonderful job by Novak, Rafa, Kim, and Serena too. In this awfully sad time, nice to see such responsibility among these champions.:rocker:

Rafa and Novak chest bumping...CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!:D

castle007
01-17-2010, 03:13 AM
awesome stuff so far!! And it is all for a great cause!! :)

tennizen
01-17-2010, 03:13 AM
Really enjoyable so far. Everyone being so cute.

vamosinator
01-17-2010, 03:15 AM
"I had the idea that we could do something," said the 29-year-old. :lol:

castle007
01-17-2010, 03:17 AM
It seems like Rafa doesn't even want to be there anymore :confused:

tangerine_dream
01-17-2010, 03:17 AM
If somebody were smart they'd sell a DVD of this exo on the AO site to raise even more money.

River
01-17-2010, 03:19 AM
Rafa doesn't seem too happy ><

croat123
01-17-2010, 03:20 AM
the crowd is dead and they are all pretty boring :o i mean, there's complete silence

tangerine_dream
01-17-2010, 03:21 AM
Rafa doesn't seem too happy ><
Roger just whistled at him.

Sunset of Age
01-17-2010, 03:21 AM
"I had the idea that we could do something," said the 29-year-old. :lol:

There's no 29-year old around over there, mate.

tennizen
01-17-2010, 03:22 AM
It seems like Rafa doesn't even want to be there anymore :confused:

Rafa doesn't seem too happy ><

Not really. He's just pretending/that's his comic face.

River
01-17-2010, 03:23 AM
"Espn. Danana, Danana."

And Rafa T__T

vamosinator
01-17-2010, 03:29 AM
There's no 29-year old around over there, mate.
Watch your mouth.

Corey Feldman
01-17-2010, 03:30 AM
the crowd is dead and they are all pretty boring :o i mean, there's complete silencethey should have brought Ljubo the magnificent in just for you

elessar
01-17-2010, 03:32 AM
Roger still signing autographs, what a champ.

tangerine_dream
01-17-2010, 03:34 AM
they should have brought Ljubo the magnificent in just for you
:haha:

Arkulari
01-17-2010, 03:38 AM
Roger stayed for signing stuff for the people who were there :D

a great effort, a funny exho; Roger, Andy and Nole stole the show and even shy Rafa was bantering a bit, specially with Roger and Nole :yeah:

Roger definitely gets back to his dorky/funny roots at these kind of exhos, he likes to banter and have fun :D

Nole's shorts with his name on them :rolls:

Duck and Hewitt left mid-match, anyone knows why?

the graduate
01-17-2010, 03:44 AM
Serena surprisingly has lots of personality and Djoko too ,they are fun I would want to hang out with them.Kim and Stosur have zero personality.:rolleyes:

onewoman74
01-17-2010, 03:45 AM
Roger stayed for signing stuff for the people who were there :D

a great effort, a funny exho; Roger, Andy and Nole stole the show and even shy Rafa was bantering a bit, specially with Roger and Nole :yeah:

Roger definitely gets back to his dorky/funny roots at these kind of exhos, he likes to banter and have fun :D

Nole's shorts with his name on them :rolls:

Duck and Hewitt left mid-match, anyone knows why?

They have matches tomorrow. The announcer said Andy was heading to the practice courts.

I really enjoyed this exo! I was clapping like I was sitting in the stadium. Roger's idea was brilliant and so glad the players volunteered to play a day before a slam. So many personalities on the court, loved it!!:worship:

River
01-17-2010, 03:45 AM
Duck and Hewitt left mid-match, anyone knows why?

They had to hit the practice courts earlier, but they wanted to join the exho, too. So they did the exho first before going to practice~

Corey Feldman
01-17-2010, 03:46 AM
Duck and Hewitt left mid-match, anyone knows why?they got Rocky Hewitt out of there before Tomic came in ;)

partygirl
01-17-2010, 03:46 AM
That was fun.





:I like the banana:haha:

Arkulari
01-17-2010, 03:46 AM
thanks for the answer, good that all of them got involved, it was great fun and showed the personalities of most of the players :yeah:

Mikey :lol:
I imagine the people sneaking Tomic in after Hewitt left :rolls:

River
01-17-2010, 03:50 AM
Speaking of Tomic, the guy was a dud >> He was kinda boring.

Or maybe he didn't want to speak too loud, god forbid Lleyton hears him from outside xD I still dunno what's up with those two.

Sunset of Age
01-17-2010, 03:52 AM
Lovely exho, what a nice demonstration for all to see, and most of all, for such a good cause indeed. Great entertainment provided by the dear gents & galls. :yeah:

Watch your mouth.

:silly:

Bascule
01-17-2010, 03:53 AM
Is there any way I could see this match or its highlights, since I was too late for it?

barbadosan
01-17-2010, 03:54 AM
Speaking of Tomic, the guy was a dud >> He was kinda boring.

Or maybe he didn't want to speak too loud, god forbid Lleyton hears him from outside xD I still dunno what's up with those two.

In all fairness, he came into the match quite late, and it's not as if he's accustomed to palling around with the top tier... must have been a little daunting for him.

recessional
01-17-2010, 03:55 AM
that was just :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

maybe should've gotten someone more outgoing than sam stosur, though... girl was very quiet and seemed downright uncomfortable at times.

Huntress555
01-17-2010, 04:09 AM
that was just :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

maybe should've gotten someone more outgoing than sam stosur, though... girl was very quiet and seemed downright uncomfortable at times.

Shes pretty laid back, not use to being in the spotlight. Still good on her for getting out there.

That was fun to watch! Nole :hearts:

Didnt get to see all of it though cause I didnt realise at first it was online!!

barbadosan
01-17-2010, 04:18 AM
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-qCmG7yuAA

Arkulari
01-17-2010, 04:24 AM
thanks for the link, so much fun :D

barbadosan
01-17-2010, 05:18 AM
thanks for the link, so much fun :D

It really was :) Hope the guy puts up the rest soon

barbadosan
01-17-2010, 05:22 AM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq9trlA7Jiw&feature=channel
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8-Ia3DbxJg&feature=channel

christallh24
01-17-2010, 07:46 AM
Ulterior motives or no (I vote, no), it's just good to see he and other players are aware of the outside world and actually care about it.

River
01-17-2010, 08:03 AM
Fed, Andy and Nole stole the show xD

Nidhogg
01-17-2010, 09:16 AM
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Certinfy
01-17-2010, 10:01 AM
This is the best shit I've ever seen on Youtube, haha.

MsTree
01-17-2010, 10:02 AM
:lol: Love the grunting :devil:

FedFan
01-17-2010, 10:04 AM
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5864/2vrwh7r.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/2vrwh7r.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9121/2lktn3n.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/2lktn3n.jpg/)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7990/76c93ec25b57392c93966ba.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/76c93ec25b57392c93966ba.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5049/1000xws.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/1000xws.jpg/)

Certinfy
01-17-2010, 10:19 AM
Tomic :haha: :haha: :haha:

scoobs
01-17-2010, 10:22 AM
Looks like the event was a great success, raising over A$159,000

Good effort.

FedFan
01-17-2010, 10:36 AM
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2113/1gjif9.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/1gjif9.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4973/2z74qx4.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/2z74qx4.jpg/)

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FedFan
01-17-2010, 10:53 AM
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9259/600x.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/600x.jpg/)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5539/4e742402f8c10d20a4ed5e8.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/4e742402f8c10d20a4ed5e8.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3285/bhaiti1716.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/bhaiti1716.jpg/)

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dusan1610
01-17-2010, 11:05 AM
Is there any download link?

FedFan
01-17-2010, 11:14 AM
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http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7396/c57b2469feb0cb62d3a956f.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/c57b2469feb0cb62d3a956f.jpg/)

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sammy01
01-17-2010, 11:22 AM
love all the videos, thank you to whoever recorded them. it is sooooooooooooo good to see the players like this. if possible i love kim clijsters even more!

opeth84
01-17-2010, 11:57 AM
Cheers to all those who have posted the videos. Great stuff! :)

To my fellow aussies was this televised on 7?

tennis2tennis
01-17-2010, 12:16 PM
it's nice that Bernard Tomic joined in..

Diprosalic
01-17-2010, 01:22 PM
stosur looked a bit uncomfortable with all the big names out there. did she ever say something?

king_roger
01-17-2010, 01:24 PM
That Fed/Rafa grunting point was priceless!! :D

Or Levy
01-17-2010, 02:03 PM
Pity Maria wasn't there instead of Sam, who was a bit of a wall flower, and kept flubbing shots, por thing.

You could tell Rafa still struggles with being funny in English, I think he would have been hilarious if this was conducted in Spanish.

Vida
01-17-2010, 02:09 PM
seen a bit on utube, yeah its nice. fedz quite a showman, thats a bit surprising.

Certinfy
01-17-2010, 02:22 PM
Pity Maria wasn't there instead of Sam, who was a bit of a wall flower, and kept flubbing shots, por thing.I dunno, in the beginning she was, but then she seems to play well after that :D

prafull
01-17-2010, 02:28 PM
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Nadal is so stupid... Idiot... He almost injured himself there 28 seconds into the video.

FedFan
01-17-2010, 02:48 PM
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MatchFederer
01-17-2010, 02:52 PM
I dunno, in the beginning she was, but then she seems to play well after that :D

Sam mucked up consistently throughout the session and she looked a bit uncomfortable later on.


Last nights session was. AWESOME.

born_on_clay
01-17-2010, 03:02 PM
Serena's "too much spin" :haha:

MatchFederer
01-17-2010, 03:13 PM
Federer about Nadal - 'That forehand ALWAYS goes in!'


Serena about Federer's overhead - 'I've been waiting to see it, i've heard a lot about!'

Federer - 'Well, there it is. The most famous overhead in the world...'

LOLATRON

Vida
01-17-2010, 03:26 PM
now, they are all pals...

btw, has serena got any male friend yet?

Diprosalic
01-17-2010, 03:30 PM
does anyone know if roger contacted the players? i want to know if he picked the players and who else he asked to come.

Roamed
01-17-2010, 03:45 PM
does anyone know if roger contacted the players? i want to know if he picked the players and who else he asked to come.

I think he did, IIRC Rafa said something on his Facebook about Roger inviting him by text.

JuliC
01-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Yeah, roger said during a press conference he spoke to some other top players.

Noleta
01-17-2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks a lot for the youtube links:worship:Nice to see Roger when he's not his serious self.Magnificent effort by everyone who got involved and a nice turn out:yeah:

nobama
01-17-2010, 03:59 PM
According to Tennis Australia A$500,000 has been raised so far. Awesome. :)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-01/18/content_12827072.htm

Noleta
01-17-2010, 04:05 PM
According to Tennis Australia A$500,000 has been raised so far. Awesome. :)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-01/18/content_12827072.htm

Well done:worship:

dombrfc
01-17-2010, 04:20 PM
Very very nice to see this :) Top gesture.

Diprosalic
01-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Yeah, roger said during a press conference he spoke to some other top players.

so they decided not to come? (which i think is ok and understandable)

i just wanted to know if those are his favorite players or if those are the ones who showed up. im very interested if he invited murray or delpo.

JuliC
01-17-2010, 04:31 PM
so they decided not to come? (which i think is ok and understandable)

i just wanted to know if those are his favorite players or if those are the ones who showed up. im very interested if he invited murray or delpo.

No, I think he was referring to the ones that did show up. It was the press conference from yesterday ;)

Vida
01-17-2010, 04:35 PM
does anyone know if roger contacted the players? i want to know if he picked the players and who else he asked to come.

only important ones came.

Foxy
01-17-2010, 04:39 PM
so they decided not to come? (which i think is ok and understandable)

i just wanted to know if those are his favorite players or if those are the ones who showed up. im very interested if he invited murray or delpo.

I don't think Del Pony is a showman. Also he has got a minor injury, no?

Arkulari
01-17-2010, 04:39 PM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8207/610xav.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/610xav.jpg/)

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9475/20552781.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/20552781.jpg/)

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3218/610xep.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/610xep.jpg/)

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6922/610xpo.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/610xpo.jpg/)

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3787/75651071.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/75651071.jpg/)

born_on_clay
01-17-2010, 05:19 PM
Federer about Nadal - 'That forehand ALWAYS goes in!'


Serena about Federer's overhead - 'I've been waiting to see it, i've heard a lot about!'

Federer - 'Well, there it is. The most famous overhead in the world...'

LOLATRON

Serena plays a drop shot while Rafa and Kim were 3 meters behind baseline and none of them was able to get to it and Roger about Rafa: "Normally he volleys it"

:haha:

Certinfy
01-17-2010, 05:22 PM
It was just pure awesome, hope they are more like this in the future :D

Foxy
01-17-2010, 05:24 PM
Does anybody have the full match? Quite a few points are cut in those 5 youtube videos.

JuliC
01-17-2010, 05:47 PM
And apparently Roger had to do push-ups at the beginning, haven't been able to find some footage of that, anyone knows?

MatchFederer
01-17-2010, 06:03 PM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8207/610xav.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/610xav.jpg/)



Serena wins in an arm wrestle.
:eek:

...Or a game of mercy/peanuts oooooooOOOOOOOO

rhinooooo
01-17-2010, 06:39 PM
Great stuff. They were all pretty funny. Federer's hawk-eye comment was hilarious.

Arkulari
01-17-2010, 06:57 PM
roger: "vamos rafa."
rafa: "sí."

:rolls:

alfonsojose
01-17-2010, 07:03 PM
I'm so f*cking proud of them and the sport. So beautiful, weLl done :worship: :D. And Nole is getting sexier and sexier as he grows up :drool:
Haiti :sobbing: :hug:

cobalt60
01-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Fun to see and good on Roger for instigating this and the others for showing up :yeah:
The only wallflower appeared to be Samantha and I am surprised somewhat.

croat123
01-17-2010, 07:19 PM
serena was pretty funny between her "too much spin" and "sorry, that's just how i volley" comments :haha:

Sophocles
01-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Good stuff. All came over pretty well. You can't really hate any of the players after seeing them in this kind of thing.

seljanin
01-17-2010, 09:05 PM
Good stuff. All came over pretty well. You can't really hate any of the players after seeing them in this kind of thing.

Wanted to post exactly the same. Nice to see players in a fun mode and playing exho shots. Very refreshing stuff :)

Noleta
01-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Fun to see and good on Roger for instigating this and the others for showing up :yeah:
The only wallflower appeared to be Samantha and I am surprised somewhat.

Yeah,she was very quite,seemed somehow lost:awww:

habibko
01-18-2010, 12:06 AM
Roger on Hawk-Eye: "it doesn't work anyway..." :haha: :haha:

great stuff :yeah: and all for a great cause.

Nole fan
01-18-2010, 12:40 PM
To hate a player, any player, is the dumbest thing I can think of. I have no respect for people like that. I actually think all the posters who complained about this exho or Fed's motives for doing it are complete idiots and should be banned. Such dorks. The players, all of them, were awesome, and I think every tennis fan should have enjoyed this. They showed their personality and they were great and funny. I was in hysterics all the time, I can't thank them enough for this little show and the fundraising they've done for haiti. Kudos to them, gotta love these guys.

michellej
01-18-2010, 01:21 PM
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5864/2vrwh7r.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/2vrwh7r.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9121/2lktn3n.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/2lktn3n.jpg/)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7990/76c93ec25b57392c93966ba.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/76c93ec25b57392c93966ba.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5049/1000xws.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/1000xws.jpg/)

Notice how Nadal's chair is a mess when he's not playing a match. His mother says he's really messy.

Farrow
01-18-2010, 01:31 PM
Yeah,she was very quite,seemed somehow lost:awww:

It's not really very surprising, I don't think. It's this huge event in front of a massive audience. I know she's used to playing in front of big crowds (or becoming more used to it) but being expected to speak in front of, and even be funny in front of, can be quite a different matter.

Not to mention the fact that everyone around her had big apersonalities, were massively famous, and were all slam winners. I'm sure she felt a little bit awkward about that.

barbadosan
01-18-2010, 02:11 PM
It's not really very surprising, I don't think. It's this huge event in front of a massive audience. I know she's used to playing in front of big crowds (or becoming more used to it) but being expected to speak in front of, and even be funny in front of, can be quite a different matter.

Not to mention the fact that everyone around her had big apersonalities, were massively famous, and were all slam winners. I'm sure she felt a little bit awkward about that.

Totally agree. Being in that kind of company could be pretty intimidating for someone with nowhere near the resume they have. Unless you were a helluva of extrovert in the first place, it could be a little overwhelming.

Noleta
01-18-2010, 02:15 PM
It's not really very surprising, I don't think. It's this huge event in front of a massive audience. I know she's used to playing in front of big crowds (or becoming more used to it) but being expected to speak in front of, and even be funny in front of, can be quite a different matter.

Not to mention the fact that everyone around her had big apersonalities, were massively famous, and were all slam winners. I'm sure she felt a little bit awkward about that.

Totally agree. Being in that kind of company could be pretty intimidating for someone with nowhere near the resume they have. Unless you were a helluva of extrovert in the first place, it could be a little overwhelming.

Kudos to her for accepting the invitation:yeah:

Arkulari
01-18-2010, 04:17 PM
she's the best aussie female player of the last years, Sam speaks with her racket, too bad she had to be with the juggernauts of tennis for this event ;)

I mean, there were moments on court on which there were 26, 30 Slams playing, is a humbling experience for almost anyone :p