Three masked and shirtless protesters for same sex marriage rights created quite a scare today at the French Open final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. Somehow it appears, they made their way to the pit behind the cameras and jumped the wall. One protester had a lit a flame which caused a fire in the walkway to the locker rooms as he was being apprehended. Security promptly secured Rafael Nadal's safety (David Ferrer was on the other side of the net), and then put out the fire with an extinguisher.
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Back by popular demand, we have more photos of David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez playing soccer at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open, only this time they are SHIRTLESS (and sweaty). Peruse at your leisure. You're welcome.
We've been collecting photographs our treasured "Stink-Eye" all week at the BNP Paribas Open. We pride ourselves on getting them because it means that we are doing our jobs well - well meaning that we are putting our large camera lens right in their face to give YOU the best pictures. Below are all the stink-eyes we've gotten so far, some of them are more "confused-eyes" and some are just MEAN!!! So, for the moment, forget about the tennis and check out the photos so you can cast your vote for the best stink-eye. Enjoy!
During a break in-between practices, Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer had a quick footie match at the BNP Paribas Open. Initially, Ferru was just watching the game.....
In PlayStation he is my rival. I think in PlayStation I am better. In tennis he’s better than me but in PlayStation, I am the Rafael Nadal!
-David Ferrer after his win over Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi
More after the jump......
Tennis has started, TENNIS HAS STARTED! I want to run around and scream that from the top of my lungs, but since I don't want people to think I am odd, I'll just scream it on here.
I am really excited about the beginning of the 2012 season because for me, and I would wager for many of you, TENNIS, whether watching it or playing it, is the best therapy money can't buy. So, are you ready for the 2012 season to begin? Just to wet your appetite, here are some tennis happenings around the globe:
In 2012, in addition to betting on your favorite player, you can place a bet on which "glamour couple" will do the best this season. It's Wozzilroy vs. Scottovic. Let the games begin.
I am really excited that Venus Williams will be back on the big stage in 2012. In this article, which has excerpts from her upcoming People magazine interview, Venus talks about her journey since being diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome. In other Venus news, if you are a college student in the South Florida region, listen up! V is holding a t-shirt contest where you can win a chance to meet her at the Sony Ericcson Open in Miami!
In addition to missing the Williams sisters, I've also really missed Kim Clijsters. If you have missed her too, check out this video of her in Brisbane hanging out with her new friend Theresa!
Dani has got legs for days....
I think I just fell in love with David Ferrer even more (which I didn't think was possible), he prefers to be a "thinker" than a "sportsman."
Ana Ivanovic is a "Natural Beauty" as if we didn't already know... :)
Some wonderful quotes on how tennis can reveal a lot about the meaning of life.
Take a peek at what SI deems are the best tennis photos of 2011.
Happy Holidays everyone!
The US Open has had it's fair share of problems this year, from rain delays to players not feeling protected by the tournament. Today was supposed to be another waterlogged day, but thankfully fans were greeted with blue skies, as the sun and the stars (tennis stars) came out ready to play. Unfortunately, when Andy Roddick and David Ferrer stepped out on Louis Armstrong Stadium, Andy found a bubble on the court that caused yet another delay. Initially he was very calm about the situation, even apologizing for bringing up the issue, but he rightfully "flipped his wig" when he took the court the second time, only to find the bubble still present. Roddick then proceeded to lead Ferrer, the umpires, ball kids, and fans, over to court 13 to finish the match. Check it out!