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Feb 17,2012

Brooklyn Decker Talks About Timing of Roddick’s Retirement

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Though 29-year-old Andy Roddick has not made any public statements explicitly detailing his retirement plans, Brooklyn Decker, Roddick’s wife, revealed more about his intended time line in a radio interview Thursday morning.

While her husband slept in the adjacent room of their San Jose hotel, Decker, the model and actress, was a call-in guest on “The Dan Patrick Show” and discussed Roddick’s plans to join Patrick full-time in the world of sports radio.

“Him and his friend Bobby Bones, his co-host — I think you actually met Bobby — they recently signed a deal,” Decker said. “They have a weekly show they started in January, so it’s about a month old. But they hope to eventually make it a daily show, but of course that will probably be two years down the line once Andy is, um, completely finished.”

“So two years from now he’s retiring?” Patrick inquired.

“Well, we don’t know,” Decker said, seeming to backpedal. “But you never know, you never know what could happen in the world of tennis, with injuries and all that kind of stuff. But his time line is, hopefully, full-time radio in about two years or so.” Roddick’s show is heard on Fox Sports Radio.

Roddick, who turned professional in 2000, admitted after retiring from his second round match at the Australian Open that his increased proclivity for injury recently has made him think about his career in the context of his age.

“I don’t think it’s coincidental that all of a sudden in the last year and a half or two years that I’m getting hurt more,” he said. “It’s just frustrating because you can do all the right things and it might not matter.”

Roddick rolled his ankle in his second round match at the SAP Open Wednesday night, but was able to continue and prevail over qualifier Denis Kudla in three sets.

Source: NY Times

Jan 15,2012

the BMW Magic Millions Horse Carnival – Interview

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This morning I was up with the birds and down on the foreshore of Surfer’s Paradise ready to meet Brooklyn Decker, the Brand Ambassador for the BMW Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival and it was a blast.  Proving to be incredibly down-to-earth and as glamboyant in person the “Just Go With It” star turned up in an emerald green Roland Mouret Dress, tangerine Tony Bianco wedges and a stylish but low key Phillip Treacy headpiece (not like the crowd-stopping headpiece Sarah Jessica Parker wore last year when she was here for the Melbourne Cup).  Brooklyn pulled her hair back into a sleek bun and kept her make up natural by wearing a soft gold shadow, a lovely peach gloss and soft pink nails.

Brooklyn, famous for being a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model starred alongside Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston and Nicole Kidman, rom-com Just Go With It. Brooklyn told us that she was:

“Humbled and honoured to work with Nicole Kidman.”

Brooklyn is very fond of Australia, she lived in Sydney when she first started out modelling, she loves the casual laid back attitudes of us Aussies, and has been here too many times to count giving her a strong connection to the country.  We asked her how she became the Brand Ambassador and she said her agent got a call and she said yes straight away because of her connection and she hadn’t been to the Gold Coast before.

Brooklyn shared her excitement about being named the brand ambassador for the horse racing carnival:

“I am so excited to be the ambassador of the 2012 BMW Magic Millions Carnival. I look forward to the sunshine, glamour and horse racing.  I was actually named after a horse and I grew up around them in North Carolina, so seeing these majestic animals’ race and the yearling sales will be a thrill for me.  Plus I get to dress up in Myer summer racing fashions and millinery for the carnival, which I am really looking forward to!”

We asked Brooklyn about Aussie fashions, because the races are a big stylish affair here, we love to go all out with our fashion and she shared her favourite Aussie designers with us:

“I love Ellery, Sass & Bide and Dion Lee. Dion Lee is really making in-roads int the US.  I particularly love all the bright colours this season.”

We also asked Brooklyn about working with Rihanna on her upcoming film Battleship and what was it like to go from a ‘fluffy’ film like “Just Go With It” to a full-on action film like Battleship, she shared:

“It was a really hard transition to make, there was lots of training involved, including fight scenes and gun training. Working with Rihanna was really great and I really loved the challenge of it all, it pushed me out of my comfort zone.”

After Battleship we can expect to see Brooklyn in the upcoming rom-com What to Expect When You’re Expecting which she said was really fun to play being pregnant.

Brooklyn will be in Australia this week, and will be judging the Fashions on the Field at the Magic Millions Race Carnival on Saturday January 14th.  She’s also in Australia supporting her hubby Andy Roddick for the Australian Open in Melbourne.



Dec 17,2011

Brooklyn Decker is now the official ambassador for Magic Millions

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NOT content with sitting in the grandstands to watch husband Andy Roddick during Australian Open time, American sweetheart Brooklyn Decker has scored a Down Under gig of her own as official ambassador for the 2012 Magic Millions Carnival in January.

“I am so excited,” said the 24-year-old, who is looking forward to all the “sunshine, glamour and horse racing” of the annual Gold Coast event.

Decker follows in the footsteps of former carnival ambassadors such as Aussie models Jess Hart and Kristy Hinze, plus Olympic gold medallist Giaan Rooney and Aussie trainer Gai Waterhouse.

“I was actually named after a horse and I grew up around them in North Carolina, so seeing these majestic animals race, and the yearling sales, will be a thrill for me,” Decker said.

The Magic Millions carnival kicks off on January 10, followed by the BMW Magic Millions Race Day on January 14.

Source: Couriermail

Sep 25,2011

Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala Raises Over $1M

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With the support of Elton John, the sixth annual Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala raised more than $1 million for children’s organisations on Wednesday evening at the ACL Live Moody Theatre in Austin

As well as Elton John, Roddick was joined at the gala by his wife, model and actress Brooklyn Decker, American footballer Terrell Owens, golfer Fred Couples, radio show host Bobby Bones, Mayor of Austin Lee Leffingwell, and his fellow tennis players James Blake and Mark Knowles.

The event featured a live auction, where guests had the opportunity to bid on a spa day with Brooklyn Decker, golf with Roddick and Fred Couples and unique trips to The Masters and the Australian Open.


(09/21) 6th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala

Jan 22,2011

Brooklyn At Young Hollywood Studios

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With her movie debut set to hit theaters in just under three weeks, Brooklyn Decker was busy getting a jumpstart on promotions in Los Angeles on Friday (January 21).

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit beauty dropped by Young Hollywood Studios to plug “Just Go With It” as she bides her time while hubby Andy Roddick is busy partaking in the Australian Open tennis tournament in the Land Down Under.

As for her upcoming movie, Miss Decker stars alongside Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and Nicole Kidman in the Dennis Dugan directed romantic comedy.

Set for a February 11 release, the flick tells the tale of “a man who enlists the help of a woman and her kids to land the woman of his dreams.”

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Events 2011: (01/21) At the Young Hollywood Studios

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