Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Andy spams Twitter, calls Bobby Bones to Chat

Andy and Brooklyn cut their honeymoon a bit short to attend a Dave Matthews Band concert in Charlotte last Friday. This morning Andy spammed on Twitter, admitting that he's only just learned how to use it today, wrote a new blog entry talking about the wedding and such, and called in to the Bobby Bones show to talk some more about his wedding and honeymoon.

Listen to the audio here.

Updated 4/30/09: Now Brooklyn has gotten into the Twittering habit. Check her out here.

He sounds happy and relaxed. Funny about his comment on the paparazzi photos of his wedding. He really was surprised by the media response. Unfortunately for him, by not selling rights to an official wedding portrait for charity that only made the paparazzi guys rich. Now that he knows better, he should keep this in mind for the next big event (hint: baby). Once burned, twice shy. Looks like Roger had the right idea selling exclusive rights to his wedding photos.

Tennis Weddings in the Media

Besides Roger's wedding making the cover of Hello! magazine, both he and Andy were also featured in this week's People magazine. The Broddick wedding was the No. 3 top story on People's website that week, and they also made Yahoo!'s home page featured story.

Back briefly to tennis, Rome has been interrupted by rain over the past few days and it's not due to clear up soon. Good thing Andy decided not to go, otherwise he would have likely picked up another injury on the muddy clay.

Bad Rumor Alert

I'd like to take this opportunity to ask various celebrity gossip sites to stop parroting one another by recycling this latest dumb rumor about Andy supposedly being obsessed with Mandy Moore. Both are now married to other people. Can't the rumor-mongers come up with anything better than this? Honestly, the only girl Andy should be obsessed with (besides his new wife) is the one that got away and her name is Wimbledon.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Andy and Brooklyn's Wedding Photos!

I figured it might be either TMZ or JustJared to get the scoop on the Roddick-Decker wedding and TMZ did not disappoint! Lots of photos to scroll through here at TMZ. Brooklyn makes a gorgeous bride (she is wearing Vera Wang). Andy managed to get some golf in (he was wearing Tom Ford). See the families arrive for the event. Look at the lovely bridesmaids. Thanks, TMZ!

Andy and Brooklyn will honeymoon in Costa Rica. He should be back in time to play Rome, where he has semifinalist points to defend.

"Andy and Brooklyn Keep the Party Going": [People]
The Texas skies may have poured rain all day Friday, but that didn't dampen the anticipation of Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker leading into their wedding that night, pals of the newlyweds tell PEOPLE.

And the festivities spilled over into Saturday night, where the newlyweds partied with 250 guests at Stubb's Bar-B-Que, a large restaurant boasting live music in downtown Austin. A guest tells PEOPLE that the invitation specified a "denim-only" dress code, in keeping with the down-home atmosphere – though the groom wore cargo shorts while the bride sported a long dress.

The Spazmatics played till midnight, and the entire party danced and chowed down on brisket of beef and cole slaw as they ate on satin tablecloths decorated with lanterns and flowers.

When it came to Friday's nuptials, "Andy always wanted a backyard wedding," says a friend. As a result, rather than saying their vows outside of Roddick's lakeside home, the couple headed into a tent erected to protect the party from the stormy weather.

Federer Sells Out

In other bride news, Roger and Mirka sold exclusive rights of their wedding photos to a Swiss magazine, Schweizer Illustrierte.

Basler Zeitung:
"The 'Schweizer Illustrierte' is at least as happy as the newly married couple The magazine has won a contract to supply the world's first wedding pictures to show. This is done in the current issue as well - exclusively and at 12 pages. Federer, who secretly married over Easter had wanted for the pictures supposedly just the customary fee, which is now on his foundation's good."

It'll be interesting to see Andy and Brooklyn do the same thing.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Updated April 19, 2009

James Blake, the handsome groom, Justin Gimelstob, Mardy Fish.
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The dirty deed has been done!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Roddick!

Via People magazine, "Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Tie the Knot":
Andy Roddick married his fiancée, Brooklyn Decker, in a twilight ceremony at his Austin, Texas, home on Friday, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The tennis pro, 26, and the swimsuit model, 21, exchanged vows in an intimate candlelit ceremony before a group of close friends and family.

"They are absolutely perfect for each other," a family friend tells PEOPLE. "I think they knew that from the moment they met that they were perfect for each other."

At the ceremony, bridesmaids wore strapless, chocolate-colored gowns, and the setting was decorated with bright, tropical flowers. Guests – including tennis greats Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi – were also treated to a musical performance by Roddick's longtime friend, Sir Elton John.

The wedding was followed by dinner at Roddick's local country club.

Roddick and Decker, who started dating in 2007, announced their engagement in March 2008. The pair first met after Roddick asked his agent to track down a number for Decker, who appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Details on Broddick Nuptials Emerge

Updated April 17, 2009

Weather's not looking so great in Austin, Texas today.

Looks nice and sunny in Charlotte, North Carolina. Too bad they're not getting wed in Brooklyn's neighborhood.

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Now that the whole world knows where they're getting married this weekend and what she'll be wearing, what are the chances this wedding will be ruined by the stalkarazzi? Or rain? Or wedding crashers? People are blabbing about private details and the local media is going bonkers over this "hush-hush" wedding. According to an Austin blog:
Brooklyn will wear a Vera Wang dress. Vera Wang offered to make the dress. She is a good friend of Andy’s. They know each other because Vera and Andy have stayed in neighboring properties in Hawaii for some time.

Andy had offers from several designers including Austin-born Tom Ford for his wedding outfit. However, he is keeping the look a secret until the wedding day.

There will be 30 people, mostly family and a few friends.

The Saturday reception will be at Stubb’s.

Andy doesn’t want to provide photos to the media.

Elton John will play at the wedding, which will likely be outside.

There isn’t a backup plan if there’s bad weather on Saturday.

Andy keeping his wedding look a secret? What's he gonna do, wear flip-flops? Ruffles? A new mohawk cut (after losing yet another bet to Brooke?)

They say they won't be releasing any photos to the public. That pretty much guarantees uninvited paparazzi guests. Smart move!

I'm still waiting for the punchline when somebody says "Ha ha, fooled ya! We eloped in Peru two weeks ago!"

Related news item: "Elton John expected at Andy Roddick's wedding" [People.com]

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New AT&T commercial: Andy Roddick vs Bill Kurtis

It looks like Andy has a new sponsor, AT&T. Check out his new commercial with Bill Kurtis. The copy line reads: "Andy Roddick may have the fastest serve in professional tennis, but Bill Kurtis proves that he's faster — on the Internet."

Andy doesn't say a word but his expressions are hilarious. A+ ad.

Andy and Brooklyn to Marry Next Weekend

That's the word on the street. Twitterers also report that Andy was seen celebrating his bachelor party in New Orleans this weekend. Their wedding is planned for next weekend in Austin. Sounds like a perfectly good reason to skip playing Monte Carlo! Andy joked about it at Indian Wells:
Q. Your upcoming wedding plans, any coincidence that's during the clay court season?

ANDY RODDICK: Well, it's — I mean, it's a little bit poetic. No, I'm joking. No, it's just — yeah, that's purely coincidental, I'm sure. *wink*

People magazine has reported it on their front page today.

US Weekly has also placed them on their front page.

And now Just Jared has too, as well as MSNBC.

Both Andy (#6) and Roger (#1) were named to SI's Top Ten Pop Culture Hot List this week:

Federer Finally Says "I Do"

Speaking of wedding bells, Roger Federer finally married his longtime love Mirka Vavrinec in a shotgun wedding in Basel, Switzerland. They will honeymoon in Monte Carlo where Roger accepted a wildcard to play. Their first baby is due this summer. Congrats to them!

Updated April 14, 2009

The World's Cheesiest Tennis Commercial Ever?

Speaking of commercials (or, viral videos), here's a new one for Head starring Novak Djokvoic and, um, this will either be the dumbest thing you've ever seen, the best, or my personal favorite: the cheesiest!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

He's Come Undone

"Don't feel too sorry for Roger because none of us do. He’s spent far too long getting right into our heads, now let’s see if he’s going to be subjected to a little anguish and self-belief problems."Andy Roddick

Roger Federer is losing his mind. ESPN called it the best forehand he hit all day. I was shocked when Roger obliterated his racket like that but check out the end of the video where he's tossing his empty water bottles around while the ballboys scramble to pick them up. LOL. And people complain about Andy's behavior?

Regarding Andy's quote above, would you believe that he said that over a year ago, just before Queen's, but only now it's being reported? Craig Hickman had an interesting take:
It almost seems as though people have been sitting on this stuff just waiting until Raja fell.

Quite frankly, I have a problem with that.

Don't build a person up and then take pleasure in kicking them in the gut when they're down.

I don't want that for anyone, whether I like them or not.

Yes, Raja has the titles and the records.

But too many people propped him up. Not because he didn't deserve to be propped up, but there was virtually no critical insight into the majestic world Raja had created, not just through his tennis, but through his obvious efforts to "get right into [his competition's] heads." Many of these writers and analysts painted that world with saturated colors. Safe to say some even did their part in trying to ensure that the technicolor world never ended. As though they had a personal stake in its longevity. As though they couldn't live with themselves if Raja didn't break every record in tennis and wanted -- no needed -- to do all they could to help.

Andy said this last year and it's just coming out now?

That in itself is a story that someone needs to tell.

Amen, Craig. And what about the "He's human!" battlecry Roger's fans have been crying lately. Just now they figured that out. So who exactly are they trying to convince? I'll tell you who: themselves. It was they who put Federer on the Jesus pedestal in the first place. Now the shine has come off, and Roger's fans are understandably alarmed. The facade Roger has worked so hard to maintain all these years has crumbled like dirt under Nadal's feet. What to make of it all.

Watching Roger's miserable post-match interview was stunning. Roger lacks the je ne sais quoi that Andy often shows in his interviews after facing a heartbreaking loss but I couldn't believe what I was hearing when he said "Thank God the hardcourt season is over. I don’t care anymore. I’m moving over to clay, a new chapter."

You hear that? The world's best hardcourt player can't wait to move on to clay, where Rafa Nadal will most likely be waiting to kick dirt in his face again and rob him of his French Open title dream again.

It's like watching Roddick circa 2005. The karma comes full circle. I've always thought that hubris would be Roger's downfall, and now it's happening before our very eyes. I can't stop watching.

Denial, meet Egypt.

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