Google Down the Line!: Terracotta army invades Masters Cup, first look at Warrior Federer


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Terracotta army invades Masters Cup, first look at Warrior Federer

The ATP has commissioned life-size Terracotta Warrior statues to made of the top 8 players to reach the Masters Cup in Shanghai, China at the end of the (tennis) year.

French sculptor Laury Dizengremel is creating these statues in China and they will be unveiled as a group at an event for the Masters Cup, which begins November 11.

Some interesting background on the statues:

The Terracotta Warriors are symbolic of China’s history and internationally recognized around the world. The Terracotta Army were originally created to be buried with the Emperor of Qin in 210-209 BC and it is believed to have taken some 700,000 workers and craftsmen 38 years to complete. The Army was only rediscovered in 1974 and 8,099 figures have since been unearthed around the Emperor’s tomb. The site in China has become a major tourist attraction with nearly two million people visiting annually.

Here's a first look at Warrior Federer. How fun would it be to see the stylish Swiss compete in that outfit? Someone call Ralph Lauren, stat!

(image via AP Photo)

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