Beautiful shots. Thank you so much for posting them, Egan. It was so decent of Federer to show up to the event even though he was out of the draw, and to be there to acknowledge Guga. Two class acts standing tall and looking very sharp in their suits. That award couldn't have gone to a more deserving person. Wonderful to see.
Three-time French Open champion Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten has received from the producers of the Swiss watch brand Longines award for elegance in recognition of his work in the field of philanthropy - as we know, the Brazilian is a great help disadvantaged children through his foundation Instituto Guga Kuerten. Presentation of the award took place in Paris during a charity dinner organized by the Longines brand in order to raise funds for charities ambassadors of elegance - famous tennis player Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf. Dinner was held after the exhibition match, which ended with junior tournament "Future Stars Tennis Longines", which took place during the Roland Garros-2010 sponsored by the brand Longines. Among the guests dinner, held at the famous French sculptor Rodin Museum were spotted Indian actress, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, the two winners of the tournament Roland Garros 2000 season - Mary Pierce and Gustavo Kuerten, Patricia Kaas and other celebrities.
Nice to see him around now and then, although it makes me miss the old days!
I am the Nelson Mandela of MTF
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.