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Be a reservoir via Hollywood of life for kids. To put it bluntly, 2 million kids die each year because clean drinking water is what 1/6th of the world still need.

Let’s flow. Thanks people.

[This photograph: Ethiopia]

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The thing I love about tennis, is that the fast line of the sport is so individualistic. It’s like one person, picks up a tennis racquet made of cat gut, or synthetic nylon, puts themselves into a squared area with a net, and bashes the crap out of tennis ball, as a solo individual athlete sportsperson, tactician and entertainer. 

The whole gig to tennis phenomenon then, is that we get an up close look at an individual’s fighting spirit. A gladiator with a tennis racket, competing against another gladiator down t’other end of court. Therefore the effectiveness of tennis as a sporting phenomenon, comes from the sports supporters and avid fans of the game. None are more passionate perhaps than players themselves, or sports commentators and tennis reporters. 

So when Rafael Nadal stepped out on court today in the U.S Open final, the L.A Times wrote this: “Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic of Serbia, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, and becomes the third-youngest man in the Open era to win at least one of each major. Their photo credit was: Rafael Nadal of Spain performs his customary check of the trophy mettle during the awards presentation following his victory over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open men’s final on Monday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. The photo was taken by Kevin Lamarque for Reuters.

CBS Sport opted to use the “SLAM” word for punchy effect, going with: Nadal completes career Grand Slam with US Open title‎. 

The times again, had glorified Nadal‘s ability to conquer weather (a favorite metaphor under an Obama Presidency) in his earlier match rounds by writing: Rafael Nadal rises above the wind, defeats Fernando Verdasco‎. 

Tennis Fan House wrote: Rafael Nadal Wins U.S. Open, Completes Career Grand Slam — Tennis opting to focus on Nadal’s completion at top competitive level, across a series of matches.

This was Nadal’s first US Tennis Open Trophy, which The Huffingtonpost, was mystified over, writing “Everyone, even Rafael Nadal himself, tried to explain why he kept leaving the US Open without a trophy.” Well not today, he clinched it. Congrats to both Nadal and Novak Djokovic for being champion at the U.S Open this year.

And let’s hope Spain’s economy can be inspired by Nadal, and learn from what he knows on court. 

For a timely book, written by a tennis player about something more important than tennis wins alone, go here to read more. 

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.13.10~

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Posted by horiwood on September 14, 2010 in Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Spain, Sports, Tennis


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TEN HOT POSTS RIGHT NOW – Mon, 13th September @ 6.15pm

Rafael Nadal and Novak Dojkovic are battling it out in the US Open Men’s final as I write. Entertainment and Hollywood Celebrities. Here’s ten posts you’re hearting right now. Image via Reuters.

1. Humor – Mark Zuckerberg is a model citizen at 25

2. Native American Indian actors, who got a shout out at MTV VMA’s last night

3. Literary gem - Flannery O’Connors short story writing prowess

4. Blackface pokerface by Will.I.Am

5. Florence + The Machine rates hot 

6. Humor II – El Polo Loco Vs KFC… back in the days 

7. Oprah is taking her audience to Oz 

8. The Poi Dance by Maori school girls

9. Brooke Fraser‘s latest award 

1o. Willow Smith is L.A’s next Miley Cyrus 

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.13.10~


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This from the New York Times: For the longest time, Spain’s Rafael Nadal clung to his Wimbledon cup keepsake. He carried it, cradled it, even signed autographs with it tucked away in his right arm as if he was an author, with a completed masterpiece novel. 

With an aggressive assault on Tomas Berdych, Nadal succeeded in a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 match. His win vaulted Nadal into rare company. Rafael’s 8th major championship title tied him with athletes the likes of Andre AgassiJimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl. In jubilation Nadal, somersaulted across Wimbledon’s green in celebration.

Congrats buddy.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.4.2010~

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Posted by horiwood on July 4, 2010 in Rafael Nadal, Spain, Sports, Tennis


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Gotta love tennis. It’s a beaut sport with great supporters worldwide.

ATP World Tour news is reporting that “Roger Federer and Serena Williams led a handful of ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour stars in a 90-minute Hit for Haiti charity fundraiser in Melbourne Sunday.

The exhibition raised more than A$200,000 (US$184,700). Proceeds raised from the event, along with significant donations made from the ATP World Tour, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, ITF, Grand Slam Committee and Tennis Australia will exceed half a million dollars. Read the rest of this entry »


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