This may be a tennis blog, but a few of the photos below may be NSFW, depending on how cool your boss is. The French Open seems to have inspired some of the male players to photograph themselves having icebaths... they kept themselves covered up in the important places though. Nobody has anything to boast of in those temperatures, after all!
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It was a big news week this week, with lots of tragedy mixed in with sporting victories. The Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent man hunt certainly dominated the news. Tennis players were just as horrified as the rest of us, and many shared their thoughts on Twitter. However, if we searched through all the tweets dedicated to Boston we would have a enough Tweets of the Week posts for a year! Here's a small selection.
All my Support to all affected in the #Boston attack. A tragedy that should not occur again.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 16, 2013
The first day of tournament (for me at least) is always about running around, getting your credential, making sure all your equipment made it in one piece, then fretting about what you accidentally left behind, and charging what you have. After all that is done there is little time to actually explore the grounds, but in the time we had we caught up with 3 Serbians, 2 Frenchman, 1 Argentine, and some "Quirky" candy.
Technifibre may be the youngest racket brand on the market, but they are already making leaps and bounds with players both recreational and professional. The French company have announced a new five-year partnership (2013-2017) with the ATP World Tour in which Technifibe will provide the Official Racket, String, Bag and Accessories of the ATP World Tour, as well as becoming an official sponsor of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
It's that time of year again when famous chefs and tennis players rub shoulders with other "celebrities" like women from Real Housewives of NY (huh?) at the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis that benefits the NY Junior Tennis League. We (Kait O'Callahan and I, Rachel Vinson) had an awesome time on the green carpet chatting it up with fellow tennis bloggers and stumping the players with our question.
It feels like years ago I was typing out my fashion blog for the Australian Open while eating takeaways after a long day at the tennis. My tan’s faded and Melbourne is chilly, but the tennis goes on. Roland Garros is usually a Slam that struggles to inspire the absolute best in fashion, possibly due to the lack of night session and proximity to Wimbledon, but this year some of the top players have really stepped it up. One lady in particular has made a comeback both on and off the court with her self-designed label. You know who I’m talking about. Read on and let me know if you agree with my choices in the comments box below.
First there were rumours he’d gone to Nike. That opened a discussion about Sergio Tacchini, and how they’d failed to capitalise on the success of the world No.1 player. But Novak Djokovic stuck with them for a little while longer and in Rome played in an outfit that was little more than a Serbian flag. After that shambles, most Djokovic fans felt ready for the inevitable split and when it did happen chat started again about which company Djokvoic would represent come Roland Garros. I doubt anyone guessed it would be the brand that was revealed just hours after the announcement of the ST split, but Djokovic surprised by signing with Uniqlo, a Japanese company that also sponsors Kei Nishikori and will be looking to make a better job of providing Djokovic fans with quality clothing than ST ever did. Djokovic’s inaugural Uniqlo outfit isn’t all that different from ST; Serbian colours and a collar still feature. However where ST could be a bit gaudy come the Serbian theme, Uniqlo has toned it down to just a few red and white stripes. They may be going for a classic look, but it’s also a bit boring and the man who currently holds three of four Slams surely deserves to stand out a little more. Or maybe they’re just letting Djokovic’s tennis do the talking. Regardless, it’s a solid if not outstanding debut.
If you could switch places with anyone and live their life for one day, who would it be and why?
I would like to change place with either Mr. Obama or Mr. Putin, one of the two leaders of the world. I feel like those two nations are kind of leading the world and I would like to see how do they deal with the pressure and sorts of stuff that is thrown to their faces everyday in their work.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Honest, Sarcastic, and (then he asks his agent what the 3rd thing would be and she says...) Big Sense of Humor.