HOPMAN CUP: Roger Federer visits Rottnest Island in Western Australia


World No.2 Roger Federer has arrived in Perth for the 30th edition of the Mastercard Hopman Cup. Federer took in the sights of Rottnest Island via helicopter, caught up with the local kids at Parakeet Bay, met a Quokka and served up some BBQ seafood on a luxury boat. He’s tennis’ most iconic, a man of style, charm and good humour – that’s why the world loves Roger Federer. Welcome back to Australia Roger! Continue reading HOPMAN CUP: Roger Federer visits Rottnest Island in Western Australia

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Australian Open 2014!

Our exclusive 2014 Australian Open images are now live on Facebook! Here’s just a couple to show you how close theaussieword.com was to all the tennis action at Melbourne Park!

Roger Federer Received Three ATP World Tour Awards

Roger Federer received three honours in the 2013 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon on Wednesday, in an on-court ceremony at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Federer was selected by his peers as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a ninth time and by fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for an 11th straight year.

On receiving the Sportsmanship award, Federer said, “It is very special as Stefan Edberg was my hero growing up, when all I wanted to do was play on the ATP World Tour. So to follow in his footsteps is wonderful and I hope I can be a role model for players growing up.
“It’s all a bit overwhelming to be honest,” admitted Federer, when he received the Fans’ Favourite award. “I have been around a long time, so I guess that helps. I appreciate all the fans turning up to stadiums around the world. You (the fans) keep me working hard. I am forever grateful.”

In addition, the 32-year-old Swiss was named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time (also 2006) in recognition of his foundation’s support of children in Africa and Switzerland. Since 2003, Federer has won a record total of 27 ATP World Tour Awards.

“It is something very personal on many levels,” said Federer. “I never thought that it would be possible as a young boy to establish a foundation. Arthur Ashe and Andre Agassi inspired me by their example.

“It is 10 years since we established the foundation. We hope to touch one million lives by 2018. It is an honour to receive this award for a second time.”

Andre Silva, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Tournament Director, presented Federer the three awards, which were crafted by Tipperary Crystal.

Roger Federer Takes Over Twitter!

Roger Federer’s fan interactions on Twitter reached another level on Tuesday when the Swiss player reversed roles with his followers, asking them questions through the social media platform and retweeting his favourite responses.

Federer, competing in the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, posed questions about everything from tennis rules, to dream sports pairings, to fans’ favourite photographs.

Click Read More to see some of Roger’s twitter highlights.

@rogerfederer: I enjoyed  #AskRF last time. But lets mix it up and reverse the Q&A. I’d like to ask YOU guys some questions and RT the best answers #AskedRF

@rogerfederer: If you could change one rule in Tennis, what would it be? #AskedRF
@seojimbo: Going to the towel after every point. Enough already, man.

@rogerfederer: If you could watch me play any other athlete in any other sport (other than our own sport), what sport and what athlete? For example, it’d be fun to play ping pong with @KingJames #AskedRF
@TNe2F @rogerfederer You playing pétanque with @tonyparker ?
@SourceSyndicate @rogerfederer would love to see Mohammah Ali [sic] and Roger Federer in a pillow fight since both float like a butterfly and sting like a bee

@rogerfederer: What’s the most awesome photograph of a tennis match? #AskedRF
‏@RFed1: @rogerfederer #AskedRF pic.twitter.com/vlqudY12HJ

Federer’s twist on the traditional Q&A turned the #AskedRF hashtag into a worldwide trending topic on Twitter 20 minutes after the session began. Even tennis insiders took notice, with Darren Cahill commenting on the phenomenon and Federer’s countryman Stanislas Wawrinka responding to one of the questions.
@darren_cahill: The Federer has hijacked twitter.

@rogerfederer: What country are you from and choose 3 words that best describe it? #AskedRF
@stanwawrinka Switzerland : Federer, Chocolate, Bank …

The 32-year-old Federer had previously held court with an #AskRF session, and had also answered fan questions through Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” service.

Federer, the fifth seed at the Paris ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, will face Kevin Anderson in a second round match on Wednesday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion makes his final push in Bercy to secure a record-equalling 12th consecutive appearance in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Roger Federer – Australian Open 2013!

theaussieword.com has been quite full on with all the local Grand Slam Tennis action at Melbourne Park for the 2013 Australian Open! There’s been some amazing matches, quality tennis, episodes of severe sunburn and some great networking opportunities. A huge thank you to Kia Australia for supporting theaussieword.com and selecting @TheAussieWord to be the official voice of @kiaaustralia on Twitter globally. If you’re on Twitter, head over and tweet us, don’t forget to use the #kiaAO hashtag!

I know how all of you fans love a good visual, so I haven’t left you out – actually, I’ve recorded some footage of the greatest ever tennis player to walk the face of the earth – Mr Roger Federer. See? Nothing but the best for you. xx

If you’re wondering, yes, I got an AUTOGRAPH!