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12:12AM

Robredo Flips Andy Murray The Bird After Blowing Five Match Points

 

 

Tommy Robredo showed Andy Murray his middle fingers after the final in Valencia which he lost after having five match points. Frustrating? Absolutely. But Robredo's reaction was pretty tame when you take into account he also blew five match point against Murray last month in Shenzhen! What are the chances?! 
                      
Robredo was obviously kidding and Murray took it well, leaning over the net to hug the unlucky Spaniard. Murray needed the win; it propels him up to five in the rankings and his chances of qualifying for London look good. Murray needs to make the Paris quarter-finals to guarantee his position at the end of year tournament. 
                                      
Meanwhile, Roger Federer took out David Goffin in Basel and crept closer to that World No.1 ranking in doing so. 
12:37AM

US Open 2014 Fashion Hits and Misses

I've been moaning a lot about how boring tennis fashion has been this year to the point I didn't even bother to review Wimbledon, (they banned coloured undershorts and I gave up). So I'm grateful that the US Open is bringing it; I'd rather have ugly or wild fashions than boring, safe ones. With that in mind, let's start with Serena Williams.


Getty ImagesThis is a little Kim Kardashian pre Kanye, I have to admit. I think with leopard print you either love it and have scarves and pencil cases and shoes all covered in it, or you don't go anywhere near it. I am the latter. So while I like that Nike have done something different with this dress and I think the cut is nice, (if, like usual, too short), it's just not really me. But it IS Serena, and if anyone is going to pull off a leopard print tennis dress, it's her. So kudos to her for rocking the animal look with as much grace as she can, and paired with the pink it does come together. Now there was a blazer, but I'm going to be nice and pretend I never saw it. 

7/10

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11:36PM

US Open Day 2: Butt-Tweeners, Junior Winners and (Match) Point Penalties

Roger Federer. Michael Jordan. Marinko Matosevic. Butt-tweener. You can read more about it here

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There's a lot of talk about the decline of American tennis and it's really boring. I'm guessing Cici Bellis was pretty bored of that storyline too, because the 15-year-old American took out 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in three sets today. Bellis won the USTA Girls' 18s National Championship to earn a wildcard into the US Open and is currently the junior World No. 2. She is the youngest player to feature in a Grand Slam main draw in nine years and had never played at WTA Level before. I have absolutely no idea how she did it because I didn't see the match, but I'm looking forward to watching her next round against Zarbia Dyas. And to put her age into perspective for you, here's a pic of her from 2011...

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10:03PM

Roger Federer Wears Michael Jordan Inspired Shoes, Makes Him Laugh With Butt-Tweener

 

"Jordan Inspired. Federer Approved." That's the tagline for the Michael Jordan tennis shoes Roger Federer debuted on court today. They were a big hit on Twitter and are likely to be an even bigger hit in the stores when they go on sale tomorrow. The shoes are called NIKECOURT Zoom Vapor AJ3 and are expected to cost are $200. If I was a man I'd totally be picking up a pair of these bad boys.

But forget the shoes for a minute, because Michael Jordan himself turned up to watch Federer take on Marinko Matosevic today. He was a hit with both players, with Matosevic yelling out loud during the match, "I just wanna be like Mike," and pointing at Jordan, who was sitting in Federer's box.

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7:47PM

Roland Garros Recap: Day 5

Image Source: https://twitter.com/godererThe problem with Sunday starts is that by the time Thursday rolls around the schedule is looking a little bit thin. But that's Ok, because Roger Federer wore this hair to training to keep us entertained. We're taking bets as to which one of his kids styled it.

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11:58PM

RG '14 Fashion Hits and Misses

I'm a little late on this but that turned out to be not such a bad thing. Originally, I had big plans to sing praises about Venus Williams's dress while tearing into her sister Serena's choice, but that wasn't to be. I won't review anyone already out of the tournament and lo and behold, both of them along with Li Na and Stan Wawrinka will be spared my fashion critiques due to their early losses. I'm sure that's a real silver lining for them. It allows me to review some new people, although we will start with the men who are so far largely unscathed.


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Novak Djokovic's clothing sponsor Uniqlo are known for their basics and so far they've really lived up to that reputation in the tennis world. Everything here is pretty, er, basic, but it's an improvement on the black/red/white look we have seen too much of. I like the baby blue on Djokovic and paired with the crisp white it contrasts nicely against the clay. Djokovic loses points for a lack of originality, but it's a nice outfit all the same.

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7:14PM

Roland Garros Recap: Day 4

AFPSerena Williams suffered her worst ever defeat at Grand Slam level in terms of games won and it was the earliest exit for a defending champion since 2005. Her vanquisher was Garbine Muguruza, who is having a great year after winning her first ever WTA title in Hobart and reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open. Serena admitted nothing was working for her on-court, but gave full credit to her opponent. She even joked that her outfit was to blame. “I am never going to wear green in Paris again.” This comment confused me a bit... surely that dress is yellow??!!

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