07 May 2012

Tennis greats as terracotta warriors

Rafa poses with his doppelganger
I'm not sure I entirely understand this one, but here's some pictures of tennis greats re-imagined as terracotta warriors. Above, Nadal. Below, Federer. But which is me, and which is mini-me?!?

Apparently this has been done twice: once for the 2007 Masters Cup in Shanghai, and another round in 2010 for the Rolex Masters Shanghai. The final lineup: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Andy Roddick, David Ferrer, Fernando Gonzalez and Richard Gasquet.

Read more about it here and here. Me, I'm confused. Which dead king are they guarding?!?!

This is just... trippy.
Hat tip to Archaeosoup Productions for turning me on to this.

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  1. Hello! Actually all of the Tennis Terracotta Warriors featured in the photos above were made by me (see www.laurydizengremel.com) for the Masters Cup Shanghai 2007 and were then displayed on the Wimbledon Museum Tour, before being shown around Court 2 at Wimbledon Championships that year.

  2. That is awesome! My mum's a huge Federer fan so I bet she'd love a terracotta statue of him for her house.

  3. Dear Laurie, thanks for the clarification!