We had a little bit of fun with the Olympic British doubles team Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming at the Campbell's Tennis Hall of Fame Championships. Instead of me just reading them the questions from our standard interviews, we thought, "Hmmmm....how about we just make them ask each other the questions?" and hilarity ensured. Colin did the '15 Burning Questions' and Ross did the 'Quick Q & A'. The best part was when Colin read the question "Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend" to Ross. (8:20 mark) Of course, when I read the questions, I change it depending on whether I am interviewing a male or a female, but as Colin said, "In this day and age, you never know!" It's long, but it's worth watching! Enjoy!
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Oh noes! 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Rafael Nadal announced this morning that he was pulling out of the 2012 London Olympics! He posted this on his Facebook Page:
I am not in condition to compete in the London Olympics and therefore will not travel as planned with the Spanish delegation to take part in the games. I have to think about my companions, I can't be selfish and I have to think of what's best for Spanish sport, especially tennis and Spanish players and give fellow sportsmen with better preparation the chance to compete. I tried to hurry my preparations and training to the very last minute, but it was not to be.
Is one of the saddest days of my career as one of my biggest ambitions, that of being Spain's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the games in London, cannot be. You can imagine how difficult it was to take this decision.
His compatriot Feliciano Lopez will likely take his spot. Rafa's withdrawal makes a nice opening for the new (old) number #1 player in the world, Roger Federer, to complete the "Golden Grand Slam'.
Get well soon Rafa!
The International Olympic Committee wants YOU to “Show Your Best” and win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic games! What do you have do to you ask? It's easy! Find the thing that you are best at, record it on your camera or smartphone and then upload it to their YouTube account.
If you are good at groundstrokes, you could submit a video of your best tweener, or if you have a monster serve like Ivo Karlovic or Milos Raonic you could submit a video that shows how you blast your opponent off the court, and if you are REALLY talented, you could attempt a Roger Federer trick shot! (Just don't send one in like Serena's.....)