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 feels like forever since I've sat down to analyse the most important factor in Grand Slam tennis: the fashion. But it is time for me to cast my eyes over what the stars are wearing at what is usually the least fashionable Grand Slam. Perhaps it's the awkward coloured clay, or maybe nobody feels they can look as good as the French so they don't bother trying. Who knows.
Originally Rachel was going to do her own reviews as well, but then life got in the way. Hopefully she will be able to join me for Wimbledon, but until then you're stuck with me. I'm going to start with the girls and then move onto the boys. First up is Serena Williams.
When I first saw Serena's outfit I thought that it was nice, but hadn't I seen it before? Turns out, the grey/orange colour combo is pretty popular with Serena and Nike. She wore similar colour combinations at the French Open 2010 and at Rome this year. So forgive me if I'm not overawed by it this time around. I do, however, like the structure of the dress. The top half manages to be both modest and flattering before giving way to an empire line. I possibly would like to see just a little more length on this dress, but it's merely a matter of inches. Otherwise, a solid if predictable job from Nike and Serena.
Now get your minds out of the gutter!!! Actually, I WISH that it was something raunchy as good as these 4 look....but this video from Nike titled, "Kings of the Lights in Paris" will do in a pinch. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova played a little tennis under a black light in Paris. Pretty cool idea. I wonder if Serena was able to get a Rafa butt squeeze in when the lights went out! LOL. Enjoy!
Just days ago Roger Federer threw shade at the Twitter world, and we predicted he was unlikely to ever join the social media craze. How wrong we were.
Twitter went absolutely crazy when @rogerfederer popped up and a couple of credible sources verified it was indeed the Fed Express. Federer's first tweet was an unflattering selfie, (at least we know he's not vain).
Federer is gaining followers every second. It probably won't be long until he overtakes current Twitter tennis leader, Rafael Nadal.
Welcome to Twitter, Roger!
It's fair to say Roger Federer doesn't exactly appreciate the world of Twitter. The Swiss has long held out on joining the social media website, despite having a remarkable Facebook following. After his crushing straight sets loss at the hands of Rafael Nadal in the Rome final, Federer was asked to comment on Twitter's opinion that his serve was not up to speed. He didn't exactly take it well...
There was some interesting tennis played last night, but the news that Ana Ivanovic and Aga Radwanska lost didn't shock near as much as Roger Federer's new haircut. The man known for his curly, perfect locks has gone and chopped them all off. This is the result.
Roger Federer and Andy Murray have added their voices to those of Nicolas Almagro, Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish in support of gay rights. Both Federer and Murray do not think a homosexual player coming out would be an issue for the ATP and believe tennis is accepting of different sexualities.
"I don't think it would be a problem," Federer said. "We're very relaxed. We don't play a team sport and see each other all the time. ... We're very open. So whatever happens, happens. I don't know if there are any. So far from what I've heard, no. But that could change, possibly because of the case in the NBA."
Murray agreed, saying ''I think everyone has gotten better at dealing with it. More and more players have come out and I think there has to be some players that are probably gay. From speaking to the other players, I don't think anyone has any issues with it. So I hope that in tennis it's an issue that is dealt with well when the situation arises.''
It is clear by Federer and Murray's comments that the possibility of a gay player has been discussed between players. Here at the OTG we think it's fantastic that tennis - once a very conservative sport - is making its environment more welcoming for people of all sexualities.