first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland with the trophy next to runner up Rafael Nadal of Spain after the final at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Rafael Nadal had to calm growing enthusiasm over a possible US Open semi-final clash with old rival Roger Federer by warning reporters against making the two appear “boyfriends.”Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.ADVERTISEMENT When asked to describe what he admires most about Federer, also a long-time off-court friend, Nadal was keen to cool the “bromance.”“I don’t want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?” said Nadal, causing a packed media conference room to burst into laughter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend“We don’t want to talk these kind of things before important match. We have a lot of respect for each other, no? We played a lot of times. I think we did important things for tennis. We appreciate that.“We always had a good relationship. I think he always has been a great ambassador for tennis and for our sport, with good image, of course, and representing good values. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “One important thing that is a great example for kids, doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude.“That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ TNT, SMB repulse foes View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday led an array of senior government officials, the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christian Ann Elder and others in signing the book of condolence for the late Internal Affairs Minister Ambulai Johnson at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, according to an Executive Mansion release.Mr. Johnson died in the U.S. State of North Carolina last month. A memorial service celebrating his life was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, September 30. It brought together family, friends and sympathizers of the deceased. Mr. Johnson served as Deputy Minister of Labor in 1980 and former lecturer at Cuttington College, now Cuttington University, in 1970. He also lectured at the University of Liberia (UL) in 1980. Mr. Johnson served as Minister of Internal Affairs from 2006-2009. Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will take place today at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more