November 22nd, 2011

Thierry Henry & Andrey Arshavin: Alternative Sports Support

‘You see, with a football you kind of need to hold your hand like this…whereas with a tennis ball, it’s a lot more like that.’ Image: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

With his MLS season well over, Thierry Henry found the time to explain the finer points of ball handling to a rapt Mirka Federer (wife of Roger), during the ATP World Tour Finals this past weekend.

She seemed impressed.

Image: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Unlike Yulia Arshavin, who found the whole thing a touch boring. Luckily hubby Andrey and son Artem were busy practicing for their appearance on the stadium Jumbotron, so they didn’t notice her sneaking forty winks.

In case you forgot, there’s more family photos this a way.

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10 Responses to “Thierry Henry & Andrey Arshavin: Alternative Sports Support”

  1. laura says:

    lol mrfibbleseyes he was probably texting his girlfriend ahaha. speaking of which, i want to see more pics of them. where is she

  2. kate says:

    TITI <3 <3 <3

  3. Oh the joys of Arshavin photos! It's like the Christmas of funny and wierd every time he has a q & a – his kids look like little clones of each parent.

    Also, strangely I always thinks Mirka looks SO nervous, I always feel bad watching her! I think gets all stoney faced and stressed out. Did you know why R Fed's father is always down and back a row? Bc apparently he talks the whole match and makes Mirka and his mom so nervous and crazy, that they banished him from sitting with them ever again:)

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  4. Jenn says:

    The Arshavin family looked so cute. Why aren't more athletes out for the matches? Athletes supporting Athletes. (Saw Cristano Ronaldo supporting Rafa one weekday at Madrid Masters).

  5. mrflibbleseyes says:

    TH has his phone out for almost the whole match, rude!. I was sitting a bit behind him and Mirka and there was lots of gesturing and laughing. Poor Roger.

    • Lucy says:

      I never found Mirka really into tennis, although she was a tennis player herself, she sometimes look bored and uniterested, on tv I´m always cheering Roger and bitting my nails LOL

      • HoneyBee says:

        When Federer looks to his support camp for encouragement last thing he needs to see is his wife biting her nails or looking bewildered by what's going on-which is why she has to be calm even when she most likely isn't.I think she has been fantastic support for him and they make a lovely couple.And she watches all of his matches during the year while we don't-so just imagine how nerve wracking it is for her-she can't get upset over every point he plays otherwise she would be a nervous wreck.

  6. Kat22 says:

    I'm sure tennis balls or footballs weren't the kind of balls Mrs Federer was thinking about while listening to Thierry. :-D

    • HoneyBee says:

      LOL I am not shore my brain would not be functional enough to think of anything if Thierry was sitting next to me.