tennis legend roger federer opens up in october issue of Town & Country

 

Tennis legend Roger Federer covers the October issue of Town & Country, on newsstands nationwide September 16th. In the magazine, he opens up about how he deals with failure, his wife and children (two sets of twins!), and why he still has the urge to keep playing tennis.

Some of the interview highlights:

On feeling joy when he steps onto the tennis court:

“I want to be happy when I play. For me it’s the only right thing to do: to be happy, feel happy, and also share that with the people. It’s very important to me.”

 On his love for the game, and why he’s not quite ready to retire:

“I didn’t expect to become a professional tennis player. Everything after top 100 and even top 10 for me was, like, way beyond. Yeah, I was joking about winning Wimbledon when I was younger, but did I ever really, really believe that it was going to happen? Probably not. But let’s just sort of dream big and give it a chance, you know? So everything, the whole last 10 years, has been more than I could ever ask for. And for that reason, I think, I have this pleasure and this fun, because I remember how it feels to play on Court 23. I remember how sad and angry I was when I was younger. I remember how much work I put into it. And that’s why I don’t want to give it away just like that.”

 On his namesake foundation, a charity that helps children gain access to education, primarily in southern Africa, and currently assists 86,400 children, with the goal of 1 million by 2018:

“I just want to focus on one thing and do that a hundred percent. It’s important for the people who give you the money to see clearly what you’re trying to stand for. If somebody gives you one dollar, they know what’s going to happen with that dollar. For me it’s been a privilege being able to do that and having the trust of people.”

 On his legendary battle with Rafael Nadal at the 2008 Wimbledon finals:

Fans “relate to you sometimes more when you lose. And then I think I got unbelievable support from 2008 onward. They wanted to see me win again.”

Read the full interview on the Town & Country website

almost shirtless: rachel mortenson poses for Galore Magazine

Upcoming supermodel Rachel Mortenson poses for Galore Magazine  August 2014.  And she’s looking smokin’ hot.  In a special for Galore magazine photographer Joss Reed has Rachel  portray how girls are doing track & field and it makes us wish that we were on that track&field with them.

Anyway whatever I am typing here, I don’t think you guys are reading it anyway. Hello…? Hellooo?? Ahh ofcourse, I am not even blaming it on the short attention  span of people these days.  Enjoy the photos!

 

fashion focus: vogue presents us the ultimate luxury accessories for the summer 2014

vogue luxury accessories

Esteemed fashion magazine Vogue treats us with the ultimate luxury accessories for the summer of 2014.

Whether you run, swim, ride or surf, your summer sport of choice has designer accessories to go with it. Look to the ultimate luxury, as you stay toned all summer long with our favorite spots for seasonal sport.

The beautiful Lacoste tennis racquet is a limited edition and made of wood. The price is available upon request.

fashion focus: ralph lauren dresses up US Open

ralph lauren US Open 2014

Ralph Lauren will outfit all on-court officials including chair umpires, line judges and ball persons and anyone can get the official look! The collection for men, women and children features the official outfits, as well as tennis dresses, skirts, shorts, polo shirts, sweaters and commemorative caps.

This year’s Ralph Lauren US Open collection continues the sleek and sporty mix with breathable performance fabrics in a cool palette of navy, black, sapphire blue, neon lime and blaze orange. The Ralph Lauren US Open collection will be available on-site at the Ralph Lauren Shop for the duration of the tournament, as well as in select Ralph Lauren stores, department stores and online at RalphLauren.com beginning in early August.

want: BOAST hand-stitched needle point accessories

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BOAST and Smathers & Branson have teamed up for this exclusive collection of hand-stitched needle point accessories.

BOAST, best known for its roots in racquet sports culture has teamed up with pro needlepoint accessory company, Smathers & Branson to create a small collection of belts, dog collars and coasters paying homage to the BOAST brand and its roots.

Each one of Smathers and Branson’s needlepoint accessories is entirely hand-stitched; so therefore each one is unique.

The below items are now available for purchase on the BOAST site: http://www.boastusa.com/

Go get ‘em while they are hot!

fashion focus: lisa perry’s spring 2014 collection

Lisa Perry Spring 2014 - Tennis Fashion

Designer Lisa Perry paid homage to tennis as she experimented with an all-white Spring 2014 collection, presented during the flurry of fabric that is NYFW. She transformed her flagship store into a court for the event.

“I love tennis, and I love all white, and since I always do so much color I decided to try to do a complete — a little risky — but complete departure to see what all-white would look like.”

And when asked about her thoughts about the 2013 U.S. Open, Perry didn’t offer up a favorite player:

“I just love watching tennis. I do love the new young girls who are playing, however. Maybe I could get them in my dresses. Wouldn’t that be fun?”

Yes — that would be fun. Which players would look best in Perry’s clothes?

Browse: See the rest of the Lisa Perry Spring 2014 presentation at style.com

(images via style.com)

spotted in the city: prince sets up shop at 47th/lex

Prince Tennis opens a storefront in NYC

 

Prince has set up a pop-up store (“brand experience”) in New York City timed with the 2013 U.S. Open. The space, which opens on August 23, will host appearance by sponsored athletes, viewing parties, and a space selling limited-edition merchandise. There will also be an opportunity to preview the Fall 2013 product collection before they hit the stores in October.

 

(photo by @npmikolich)

charity by design: a charm bangle for the tennis hof

Alex and Ani - Game, Set, Match Charm Bangle - International Tennis Hall of Fame

 

Jewelry brand Alex and Ani has designed a tennis-themed charm attached to their expandable wire bangle (available in Russian Gold and Russian Silver).

Giving Back: As part of owner Carolyn Rafaelian‘s Charity By Design project, 20% of all Alex and Ani sales of the Game, Set, Match Charm will go directly to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the non-profit organization based in Newport, Rhode Island, that is dedicated to preserving the history of tennis and honoring its greatest champions and leaders with a goal of inspiring the future of the sport.

Buy: Alex and Ani’s Game, Set, Match Charm Bangle; $28; www.alexandani.com.