Monday, August 16, 2010


I don't know much about Tennis, but I do know that Roger Federer is a big deal. The 29 year-old Swiss Tennis Player was in town for the Rogers Cup at York University's Rexall Centre, finally placing second after a week of matches in today's Final. He lost out eventually to Scotsman Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5. Many regard Federer as the greatest Tennis Player of all time, having held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks according to CNN. He currently is ranked the Number 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals - a stellar feat after having turned Professional some 12 years ago.

Federer was seen on his way out of Toronto tonight loading his Van with luggage at his Yorkville Hotel. He came out dressed casually in Jeans, Polo Shirt and a Cap from his own Fashion Line, to greet a handful of fans. Having nothing for him to sign, I asked he sign a white Index Card for my Father, a huge Tennis fan. He refused the autograph stating, "No autographs. Picture is better". So when the greatest Tennis Player of all time summons you to his side and take a photo with him, you do just that. Snap, snap. When one Fan was assigned the task of taking our photo, she failed at the first attempt, causing him to tell her, "Take one more." Quickly after, Federer went back into his Van as one member of his Entourage ran over to Sandwich Chain Subway to grab him a Submarine.

Check out these photos I got of him below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)

1 comment:

  1. Pleeeease, what are the hotel name?