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Holy CRAP.

Tommy went nude for Cosmo. *speechless* The photo was taken during Estoril, apparently:

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... Now if you'll excuse me, there's a small river of drool I must float away on. *dies*


(P.S. Sorry for the lack of French Open updates, but I'm in the thick of finals at the moment. Rest assured once I'm done there will be much Tommy picspam and other goodness. :D)
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Tommy's Blog Entry from Barcelona (Also, more on the Calleri match.)

Here's a loose translation of Tommy's blog entry from Barcelona. Keep in mind the entry is a few days old:

Date: 24 April 2007
Subject: We're Back Playing at Home!

Hello everyone,

I'm happy to be writing this time from my tournament, as it's always special to play at home - first because it's my club and family and friends who normally can't come to see my matches can attend, and second because it is a tournament where I've recently been doing very well. After to playing my first match against Feliciano, I'm happy to have won since he is always tough to play in a first match here at home, but I felt very good and I'm already in the third round, that was the important thing today.

As all you know this year Barcelona has a new center court, different from what we were accustomed, but I've been able to try it out and it seems equally good as the one last year!

Now I leave you and I am going to eat a little... this year they've put the players' area near the swimming pool, and in the buffet we have crab legs and croquettes every day... not to mention rice! Honestly they take care of us well. Afterwards I'll return to the courts to prepare for my doubles match (with Marc Lopez) that is behind schedule. I hope to count on your support all week like every year!

Greetings,
Tommy

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Youtube has a video clip from yesterday's Tommy/Calleri match. Don't watch unless you want to know what the result is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td4Z4rFkhas

Also, I translated a short news blurb from Tommy's website about the match:

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Tommy Video; Match Results

For anyone who's interested, Marca has a video of Tommy being interviewed in Barcelona (but know that it's in Spanish). If you have a stand-alone video player that can play .flv files (Flash video), you can use the direct download link:

http://www.marca.com/videos/07/04/070425EntrevistaRobredo.flv

...or you can just view it on the web.

Also, Marca has posted a long Tommy interview. It's also in Spanish, so if I have time I may attempt a bad translation of it later in the week. *L*

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Tommy Wins Hometown Award

Tommy's official site posted news that El Punt, a Catalan newspaper, has awarded Tommy the "Gironese of the Year" award. (Tommy is from the province of Girona in Catalonia.)

Three of these awards are given out each year in the areas of sport, culture, and economy, and obviously Tommy won the sports one. ;) Tommy was awarded for his consistency, his effort, and his tenacity, and for being able to stay at the top of the rankings. Tommy couldn't be there in person to accept the award since he was in Monte Carlo, but his father Ángel accepted the award for him:



The source article is HERE.

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Davis Cup Recap (with Tommy Photos and Sound Files); Monte Carlo Draw

Well, the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie in Winston-Salem, North Carolina wasn't exactly the greatest thing for España - you had a super-fast court and Top 10 players Andy Roddick and James Blake in front of their home crowd, so Spain was definitely an underdog. Unfortunately Spain lost 1-4, but the positive for Tommy was that he won the single point for Spain, even if it was a dead rubber. He defeated doubles #1 Bob Bryan 6-4 6-4.

CLICK HERE to download an .mp3 of Tommy's interview right after the Bryan match from Davis Cup Radio. You can also CLICK HERE to download an .mp3 from Davis Cup Radio where Tommy and Davis Cup captain Emilio Sanchez were interviewed before the start of the quarterfinal tie.

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Next up for Tommy is the Monte Carlo Masters! (Here's the draw.) He has a bye in the first round and will be facing Arnaud Clement (FRA) in the second round. If he makes it to the quarterfinal, he will most likely be facing Nikolay Davydenko (RUS). Good luck, Tommy!

P.S. As kiwirazzi mentioned in the previous post, Tommy is also blogging from Monte Carlo! Make sure to check it out! :D
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Final Thoughts on Miami & Community News

First off, community news! The main thing is that I've made a new layout for the community, so check it out and let me know what you think when you can! I may continue to make a few minor changes but for the most part I think it's pretty nice the way it is. :D Also, I've linked to a keyword search index on the community's main page so that you can search old entries by specific tournaments and topics! Hope you like it. :D

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Next up for Tommy: Davis Cup in Winston-Salem, North Carolina against the US boys, and then back to Europe for tournaments on the sexy red clay! Great effort in Miami!
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New Tommy Blog Entry and Photos, Plus Miami Draw

Tommy just posted a new blog entry, but since he never updates the English version of his site (bad Tommy! *spank spank!*), I'm offering my shabby translation of the entry here. :D Apparently the doctor is having him take precautions re. the foot issues he was talking about last month. Also, whoever runs Tommy's website doesn't seem to know how to link the full-sized versions of Tommy's blog photos to the thumbnail photos displayed in the blog, so I've posted them here as well:

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