Andrea Petkovic was hit on by Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum in New York in 2007, but didn’t recognize the actor.
Dresden – For four years, they have laughed and cried together, encouraging each other and discovering the facets of their different lifestyles: tennis-Star Andrea Petkovic (35) is fortunately entrusted to the American musician Jesse Kotansky.
Thanks to him, Darmstadt in Hesse is no longer the center of his life after the end of his active career, but also the “melting pot” of New York.
And that’s where the love life of the current essayist and presenter of “ZDF Sportreportage” could have taken a completely different turn.
On Thursday, Petkovic chatted with Eurosport presenter Matthias Stach (60) on the podium at the New Year’s reception at the “Kurländer Palais” in Florence on the Elbe at the invitation of his club TC Blau-Weiss Dresden- Blasewitz.
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In humorous conversation, the pair looked beyond the horizon of their sporting careers, repeatedly provoking laughter and amazement among the 150 guests.
And you could almost say: the best came at the end. Because about the particular experiences of her many years on the tennis circuit, the former number nine in the world ranking unwrapped a real hammer.
Because during their stay at the US Open 2007, there was a meeting in the fitness room of the hotel “Le Méridien New York Central Park” that Petkovic will never forget.
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“I knew jet lag would wake me up every morning, so what do you do when you don’t know what to do with yourself? You go to the gym,” she recalled.
In fact, she went to the hotel studio at 5 a.m. every day, until one morning “an elderly man appeared above me and asked, ‘What exercises do you do? you here’?”
She was 19 at the time and, in her naivety at the time, explained in great detail which muscle groups she was contracting and why.
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“He then said his favorite Thai restaurant was around the corner and if I didn’t want to come with him,” the presenter said. Considering her age, she politely declined.
However, she doesn’t get rid of the “much older man” so quickly, as he gets her room number and now calls her every day to renew her invitation. “I played dead,” recalls Petkovic.
But one evening, she meets him by chance in the hotel lobby and is forced to talk to him. “Then there was Julia Görges’ former coach, Björn Jacob, and he suddenly had such a shock.”
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When she then told Jacob that this “old jerk” wanted to go out to dinner with her all the time, Jacob said – still completely puzzled – that this man was Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum (70, “Independence Day”) from ” Jurassic Park “to be.
But it got even better: “Seven years later, I was back in New York and watched a talk show where Jeff Goldblum was a guest. The host said he had just marry and how he was his wife. [Emilie Livingston, Anm. d. Red.] met,” the tennis star said.
The actor then said “honestly” that he saw his wife in a weight room, asked her what exercises she did there and accompanied her to his favorite Thai restaurant around the corner in the evening.
“I could be married to Jeff Goldblum, but I’m here, and that’s a good thing. I’d much rather be here in Dresden than with Jeff Goldblum,” Petkovic said Thursday night and all the guests struggled. to bear it. to laugh.
Moderator Matthias Stach relented: “But you had a really good game with Jesse.” Petkovic nodded in agreement and with her latest episode she caused THE laughter of the evening and also revealed a weird little secret.
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