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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]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~

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The sports article of the day goes to Greg Couch, who writes for Tennis Fanhouse: “Ninety minutes. That’s all it took for IMG’s damage control/smear campaign to get fully up and running.

“It’s how long it was from the time my column on the Roger Federer/IMG gambling lawsuit reached the Web Friday until I heard from an IMG vice president defending his CEO, Theodore Forstmann, and referring to the man suing him, Jim Agate, as a “whackjob.”

“And you wrote that (Forstmann) bet against Roger Federer,” the VP said. “That isn’t true. He bet on Federer to beat Rafael Nadal (in the 2007 French Open final). He lost $40,000 on that match.””

Do you think that IMG are way off the mark to place bets on their favorite players to win? How could this affect the game?


Roger Federer his champion persona, writes Greg: Roger Federer became the first active ATP player to play in 900 tour-level matches on Thursday.

The top-seeded, 16-time Grand Slam champion defeated American Taylor Dent, 6-1, 6-2, in just 50 minutes at the Stockholm Open in Sweden, logging his 727th ATP Tour victory in 900 total matches.

What’s even more impressive, the 29-year-old has never retired in any of the 900 matches, according to “

Tres impressive.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.21.10~


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You know when you must like tennis, when on your blog, Avigerver blog, is recommended reading when you log in to begin blogging.

As being objective as a blogger (for variety) is to include other blogger’s opinions and picture choices, other than one’s own… you might enjoy this auto-generated post if a tennis enthusiast–because tennis is one of the most objective sports in the world for any tennis player.

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Posted by horiwood on September 14, 2010 in Roger Federer, Sports, Tennis


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US Open tennis at Flushing Meadows was a little wet with rain, but five-time Champion Roger Federer advanced beating the 5th seeded Robin Soderling.

Federer served up 18 aces, touched racquet to 64 percent of first serves, hammering 36 winners for a New York crowd, to beat Soderling 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Novak Djokovic is who’ll Federer will play next.

“I’ve practiced my serve a whole lot my whole career. If I can’t serve in the wind I’ve got a problem. You can wake me up at 2 or 4 in the morning I can still hit serves,” said Roger after the match. 

Soderling said, “He served much better than me. He’s a good wind player. He moves well. He’s always in the right places.”

Djokovic advanced with a 7-6 (2), 6-1, 6-2 win against 17th-seeded Gael Monfils of France.

“It might be the case that (I’ve) developed. Over time, you get experience playing in the different conditions, different situations,” said Djokovic. 

A taut semi, is on court by the looks.  

[Original news source: Sportscaster]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.11.10~


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“That’s what you have to do against Federer,” said Justin Gimelstob, a Tennis Channel commentator and retired tennis pro.“You have to put pressure on him. You have to put power into his backhand. You’ve got to match his athleticism and movement. That’s where the sport is going.

“I call those players the new hybrid.”

In Clooney-like sporting fashion, the New York Times runs a story today, on how producing tennis players that can match Federer’s stamina and prowess on the court, is all about being over 6′ 2″. I don’t know about that, but you can read the story here

Hybrid is the key word of the 2010′s. Everyone’s obsessed with it. I like fusion, it’s about cross-over, regardless of height. Did I ever mention that most people in L.A are quite short in stature. Because they are. 

Of course all tennis players who are over 6 feet tall want to do is eat, eat and eat some more. Here’s what they eat. 

[Photo: Tennis player Robin Soderling is described as a new hybrid breed of tennis player-athlete. He stands 6' 4" in height. Image courtesy of TT Tennis Warehouse. Soderling can be followed on Twitter ]. Pic captures above are: “had brunch at the boat house in central park today,” “ran into a legend yesterday,” “gone fishing,” and “did an interjvu on the beach this morning. “intervju” is swedish for interview. But I guess you figured that out already :-)” ].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.30.10~

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Posted by horiwood on August 30, 2010 in Robin Soderling, Roger Federer, Sports, Sweden, Tennis


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Roger  Federer cleaned up in tennis today, beating American Mardy Fish, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-4 giving Federer his second straight win at the Cincinnati Masters championship and fourth win overall. Here’s how our top ten today in Hollywood. Thanks everyone!!! :)

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2. Quick Riser: Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer marry on a grassy Malibu lot

3. Live tennis streaming with Roger Federer

4. Chris Nolan‘s Inception timeline is scary! 

5. Step on it movie publicity with Amanda Seyfried for Vanilla Tigers

6. Charity Spotlight: Doctors Without Borders for Sudan

7. Rocky‘s Expendables rocks the domestic box office for a 2nd weekend

8. Uncle Sam’s Hollywood Maori Televsion Channel

9. Just Breathe tattoo by Miley Cyrus

10. Homelessness in America: Authors Denver Moore & Roger Hall shine

Music: Humble pop star Brooke Fraser with Age to Age

[Image of Federer and Fish courtesy of CBC.CA website]. Image of “Maori fish” courtesy of Tattoo Tribes]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.22.10~


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Tennis looks to Roger Federer to give the sport some online internet presence to grow the sport today. 

Reports Odds Preview: “Roger Federer takes on Marcos Baghdatis in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters tonight in a match streaming live online. 

bet365 are streaming the match live from 00:00 BST, with their live streaming service free of charge* for all bet365 customers

The lads of tennis will compete for a place in Sunday’s final, knowing that although Federer is favored to win at Indian Wells, earlier this year, Baghdatis emerged as the winner when they last met on court.

“In a week in which he has seen retirements, byes and injuries, Swiss Maestro Federer reached the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Friday after playing his first full match of the tournament on Thursday night, beating Russian Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets to advance to the final four.”

Good luck to both players. And to internet advertisers too this weekend of tennis being streamed online. 

~Sunflowers by Leo’s, Crescent Heights & Sm Blvd, CA. Posted by, Hollywood California USA. 8.21.10~

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Posted by horiwood on August 21, 2010 in Roger Federer, Sports, Tennis, Think Green


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Roger Federer and wife Mirka enjoyed some family bonding in Rome with their twins. Sightseeing, baby strolling and a bit of retail therapy in Italy were a part of the family fun.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.3.2010. Source~


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The nice guy of tennis and sport, Roger Federer covers ESPN magazine as ESPN asks the question, Who is The World’s Greatest Athlete?

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.23.2010~


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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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Since the Tiger Woods scandal, top professional sports ambassadors have been at great pains to show the world that sports stars do believe in the concept of family.

Here’s Roger Federer‘s family-focused effort upload on his face book. His twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva look adorable with their folks.

Nice one Roger!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.22.09~

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Posted by horiwood on December 22, 2009 in Family Vs Fame, Roger Federer


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