Thursday, March 12, 2009

Papa-To-Be

Well, Indian Wells might have started, but the news is all Roger Federer!
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News Item #1: Roger Federer and Darren Cahill, a week after getting together, have broken up. Apparently the most long-anticipated coaching partnership in recent memory just couldn't survive the little things - ie. Federer working out of Dubai and Cahill out of Las Vegas. And Cahill has a young family, so it's understandable that he wouldn't want to leave them too much. Something I'm sure Roger will totally understand, because;
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News Item #2: Mirka Vavrinec, Roger's long-time girlfriend, is pregnant! That's right, Mirka's up the duff and she and Roger are going to be parents! I cannot imagine a better set - that lucky kid! Of course, I'm sure it will change Roger's whole schedule, and Mirka might spend more time in Switzerland - but then she might pull a Bec and travel with it all the time. Who knows? By the time US Open rolls out, we might see Mirka and Baby Fed in the players' box. That will just be obscenely cute.
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And think of the tennis DNA that kid will have! And what will they call it? Sure, as tennis fans, people might be scowling and saying, 'oh, but how will this affect his career?' but I don't care! He's clearly over the moon and I think he and Mirka will be totally adorable parents and it's so totally lame but I am so excited for them! And getting excited for celebrities - so not my style. But they'll be beautiful.
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At Wimbledon, I imagine there'll be a heavily pregnant Mirka in the players' box... and who knows? Maybe Roger will find something a little extra special for his kid.
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Here, if you haven't already seen it, is the announcement he posted on his website:
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Dear Fans
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I arrived in Indian Wells earlier this week and I am eager to get back out on court. My back is feeling much better and I am ready to go.
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I also have some really awesome news to share with all of you: Mirka and I are excited to let you know that we will be parents this summer! Mirka is pregnant and we are so happy to be starting a family together. This is a dream come true for us. We love children and we are looking forward to being parents for the first time. Mirka is feeling great and everything is going well.
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Speak soon and thanks for all your continued support!
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Roger
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Congratulations, Roger and Mirka! And who among us can say they aren't looking forward to seeing what Fed Junior brings to the table in years to come...?
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Today's Results
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BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
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Men's Draw
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Albert Montanes def. Florent Serra, 6-3 6-0
Igor Kunitsyn def. Vince Spadea, 6-3 6-4
Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Julien Benneteau, 6-3 6-2
Marc Gicquel def. Simone Bolelli, 7-5 6-3
Michael Llodra def. Feliciano Lopez, 6-4 6-3
Lleyton Hewitt def. Jan Hernych, 7-6 (7-3) 6-3
Jarkko Nieminen def. Nicolas Devilder, 7-6 (8-6) 6-1
Potito Starace def. Denis Gremelmayr, 7-6 (8-6) 6-1
Sergiy Stakhovsky def. Brendan Evans, 2-6 6-3 6-0
Ernests Gulbis def. Kevin Kim, 6-3 6-4
Steve Darcis def. Marcel Granollers, 5-0 retired
Yen-Hsun Lu def. Michael Lammer, 7-5 6-2
Nicolas Lapentti def. Santiago Giraldo, 4-6 6-1 7-5
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Women's Draw
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Samantha Stosur def. Francesca Schiavone, 6-1 6-4
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Marta Domachowska, 6-1 6-3
Vera Dushevina def. Petra Martic, 6-4 6-3
Edina Gallovits def. Maria Kirilenko, 3-6 7-5 7-5
Yanina Wickmayer def. Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-3 6-2
Karin Knapp def. Vania King, 6-2 6-1
Petra Cetkovska def. St├ęphanie Foretz, 6-2 7-5
Anastasiya Yakimova def. Varvara Lepchenko, 6-4 6-1

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