The Hamptons


Labor Day Monday September 6
Pacha NYC & Robpromotions present a special holiday event… 
Victor Calderone
Chus &Ceballos

at NEPTUNES

The Annual Hamptons Summer Closing Party
Along with Jason Ojeda

Doors 12noon – 8pm 

NEPTUNES BEACH CLUB 
70 Dune Road, E.Quogue, NY

Electric Zoo Afterparty

 
Sunday September 5
Pacha NYC & Made Event present…

THE OFFICIAL ELECTRIC ZOO AFTERPARTY (Day 2)
featuring music by
GUY GERBER
& many more t/b/a

Doors 10pm
Table Reservations 212.209.7500
https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/house-music-nyc-94/

Paul Annacone (R.), looking over Tim Henman’s forehand (above).

Dear Fans

I’ve been looking to add someone to my team and I’ve decided to spend some days with Paul Annacone. As Paul winds down his responsibilities working for the Lawn Tennis Association, we will explore our relationship through this test period. Paul will work alongside my existing team and I am excited to learn from his experiences.

See you soon

Roger

http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/rogers/news/newsdetail.cfm?uNewsID=1094

Roger Federer made big news this week when he announced on his official website in a letter to his fans (above) that he has begun to work with legendary American tennis coach Paul Annacone.  Annacone, who had captained the British Davis Cup team from 2008 until November, 2010, most recently worked one on one with Britain’s Tim Henman–probably the last men’s player to favor the classic serve and volley style.

Annacone, a successful singles and doubles player in his day, won 14 doubles titles, including 1 major championship (Australian Open, 1985, with partner Christo Van Rensburg), and reached as high as world # 12 in singles, also in 1985.  Federer, who takes on new coaches very apprehensively, announced that he has begun working with Annacone on a trial basis, which could be considered by some as a slight to one of tennis’s top coaches, though we should recall that Annacone began to work with his most famous pupil, Pete Sampras, on a trial basis in 1995, when Sampras’ coach Tim Gullickson became too ill to work and travel with Pete.

Annacone helped Pete win 9 majors, including 5 Wimbledon titles and 3 U.S. Open titles, while transforming Pete into an even more aggressive attacker.  Annacone, a serve and volleyer who often used the nearly defunct strategy in his return game called the “chip and charge”–when you slice back a return and approach the net behind it–is a New York native who was born in The Hamptons.

Federer announced that he has added Annacone to his team, which is known to include Swiss Davis Cup Captain Severin Luthi.  The move is a stark contrast from the last coach that Roger added to the team, Spaniard Jose Higueras, to help him win the French Open.  While Higueras’ association with Federer was short lived (they worked together for a few months in 2008), Higueras is widely credited with helping Roger add the forehand drop shot to his repertoire, a shot many feel was instrumental in Roger finally winning Roland Garros in 2009, and a shot that he now employs quite frequently.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/espn-the-magazine-federer-worlds-top-athlete-roger-mirka-pics/

Annacone could not be more different from Higueras (BTW, Higueras coached Sampras briefly as well) in terms of tennis philosophy.  Annacone helped Pete Sampras become the best attack player the game has ever known by encouraging him to always move forward, even when returning serve on clay.  Federer, probably blessed with the best hands in the game today, hopefully tabbed Annacone to improve his net play, and the frequency with which he attacks.  Federer and Sampras are friends and frequent hitting partners when Federer is in California, where he has spent an increasing amount of time the last few years.  I would bet that Roger made this hire having considered Sampras’ input.

Though it might not have taken a genius to figure out that Roger needed to make this hire specifically, and short of that, then this type of hire.  Federer, who turns 29 this week, must be aware of the fact that Sampras won two majors (Wimbledon in 2000, The Open in 2002) in the twilight of his career (at age 29 and 31) with Paul Annacone as his coach. 

As a long time tennis fan, and as a devout Sampras and Federer fan, I have a great deal of optimism regarding an Annacone-Federer partnership.  For one, Paul Annacone was one of the slowest guys I’ve ever seen play the game, but still managed to maximize his potential by employing solid strategy: an aggressive attacking style that pressured his opponents by taking their time away, and by using the angles on the 78′ rectangle to great advantage.

When you don’t win, you lose confidence.  That’s natural.  Roger may have some nagging back and leg issues, which he cited as reasons for losing in the quarters at Wimbledon, and they may well have contributed to what has been an even worse year for Federer, to date, than 08–the mono year.  When Roger returns to top speed, assuming he’s not yet there, Annacone should be the perfect fit because he is phenomenal at making guys feel good about themselves.  Between Sampras’ last Wimbledon title in 2000 and his last Open title in 2002, Pete fired Annacone, and then hired him back after Wimbledon in 2002 where Pete suffered an awful upset to Swiss George Bastl.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/roger-federer-drops-to-world-3-in-latest-atp-rankings/

Sampras had not won a tournament in over 14 months when he won his last major at Flushing versus Agassi in 2002, and one would think that his confidence would begin to flag.  It did.  That’s why he re-hired Annacone, and in Pete’s words, had Annacone not been able to resume coaching Sampras, “that might have been it for me.”

On the approach they took and on his reunion with Annacone:

We went back to the basics in our first training sessions shortly after Wimbledon.  Paul lifted my spirits from the get-go.  It was great to hear his voice again, and to tap into his way of thinking.  It mayy sound crazy, but to hear Tim Gullickson say, with a sly grin and a twinkle in his eye, that my serve down the middle was like a Green Bay Packers power sweep, that meant something.  And to hear Paul say he wanted me to go and impose myself on my rivals, that I should remember that I was Pete Sampras and they were not, that meant something too.  It meant more than I had imagined it would.

–Pete Sampras, A Champion’s Mind (P. 261)

Roger needs someone from the outside to come in and tell him how great he is and why he is so great, and some fine tuning.  Some tinkering.  I would think that Annacone, who knows a thing or two about greatness, would be salivating at this opportunity to work with Roger, considering how much a healthy Roger has left to offer.  And frankly, as a Federer fan, I can rest a bit easier knowing Annacone is in his corner.  Federer usually has a very murky coaching situation at best, and Annacone, even on a trial basis, means that Roger is getting better coaching than he ever has, including his time with Aussie great Tony Roache.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com, www.crackbillionair.com)

Tiki Barber (above).

Tricera Revolution, a company that runs a chain of cycling fitness centers is suing their former spokesman, Tiki Barber, who left his pregnant wife for a 23 year old intern at NBC and former Barber babysitter, for $ 1 M.

Tricera Revolution, which operates Flywheel Sports in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, claims the jock-turned-broadcaster’s value as a face for the company was “rendered worthless overnight” with the revelation in April that he ditched his pregnant wife for a former intern at NBC.

“The reaction among the company’s clientele to Barber’s affair has been overwhelmingly negative, especially amongst the business’s core clientele, 25-55 year-old women, many of them married with children,” the suit says.

“Numerous customers have made statements to the company’s representatives condemning Barber and questioning the company’s dealings and continued involvement with him.”

Flywheel honcho David Seldin last year offered Barber a spokesman’s gig and stock in the company, the suit says, because the former Giants great and Ginny Barber were a “happily married, celebrity couple who were known to attend indoor cycling classes together.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/07/13/2010-07-13_tiki_barber_sued_by_tricera_revolution_for_pretending_to_be_happily_married_whil.html
Funny.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/tiki-barber-broke/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/barber-hipocrisy-finally-realized/
 

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

Benny Benassi & Friends @ Governors Island

 
Monday July 5th – Independence Day Weekend
Pacha NYC & Dance.Here.Now. present

Benny Benassi & Friends
@ Governors Island

Tickets on sale now!
Limited presale prices available, get em

Erick Morillo @ Neptunes

 
Independence Day Monday July 5th
Pacha NYC & Robpromotions in association with Subliminal Records present…

ERICK MORILLO

Doors 12noon-8pm

Neptune Beach Club
70 Dune Road, East Quogue, NY

For VIP Cabanas & Tables: Call 631.872.1248 or 516.987.7560
or email thedunes@ymail.com

Monday July 5th

Danny Krivit
Jellybean Benitez
Tony Smith

Get Tickets

@ Water Taxi Beach LIC
54-34 2nd Street, Long Island City
Doors 1pm-10pm
Rain or Shine (We Have Tents!)

for more info & directions visit: www.watertaxibeach.com

http://www.cieloclub.com/fr_web/root.php

Our favorite new Real Housewife of NYC, Sonja Morgan (above).

Sonja Morgan, the popular new addition to the cast of the Real Housewives of New York City, was arrested Monday morning for an alleged DUI.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/06/02/2010-06-02_real_housewives_of_new_york_star_sonja_morgan_arrested_for_dwi_in_southhampton.html

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/real-housewives-getting-ugly-literally-and-figuratively/

Get a driver, Sonja!

Be Safe,

Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

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