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May 26, 2012

Feliciano Lopez visits Wilson Tennis suite in Paris

The Wilson Tennis team posted a couple of pictures of Feliciano Lopez visiting their suite in Paris today.

It seems like Lopez met them to discuss about footwear.





(Images via Wilson Tennis' Instagram)


Sam Stosur found flat white in Paris


Do Australians only love flat white?

Looks like Sam Stosur is happy to be able to find flat white in the city of Paris.

Flat white is a type of coffee beverage originating from Australia.

(Image via Sam Stosur's Facebook Fan Page)

More photos of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at NetJets event

Here are more photos taken from an event by NetJets featuring Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in Paris.






(Images via Sina Sports)

May 25, 2012

Rafael Nadal and Li Na at Roland Garros draw ceremony


The draws are out. You can check out the men's singles and women's singles draws from the official French Open website linked here.

Last year's champions, Rafael Nadal and Li Na attended the ceremony.




(Images via Yahoo! Sports)



Milos Raonic visits Lacoste club


Big hitter Milos Raonic was spotted at the Lacoste Club today.

The Canadian is seeded no. 19 in the French Open.

(Image via Lacoste Tennis' Twitter page)

Race heats up at Roland Garros

We're less than an hour before the French Open LIVE draw.

Meanwhile, here are there selected photos of the players from the official website.

Too bad that Kim Clijsters is out of the tournament due to hip injury.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet

Jo with Roger Federer

Looks like Ana Ivanovic is pretty confident this time.

The two divas - Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

(Images via French Open website)




Boys hangout in packs

 

Feliciano Lopez seems to be getting along quite well with fellow Wilson team mate Milos Raonic. They have been taking quite a number of pictures together and posted on the Facebook.

The boys are currently preparing for the French Open next week.

Meanwhile, Janko Tipsarevic took a picture with his fellow Serbian team mates over a drinking session. The Serbian team will face off with Germany at the World Team Cup today in Dusseldorf.


(Images via Feliciano Lopez and Janko Tipsarevic's Facebook Fan Pages)

Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kim Clijsters and Li Na test Babolat's new e-racquet


Babolat's technologically advanced "Play & Connect" racquet made its debut at the French Open yesterday.

It is said that the tennis racquet stuffed with electronic sensors is capable of tracking a player's every slice, spin and smash.



Babolat's players Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kim Clijsters and Li Na tested the product on the clay court in Roland Garros.

According to Reuters, Babolat's aim is to appeal also to non-professional players, who will be able to upload data to an online application and track their performance to improve their game.

However beware because the racquet could potentially burn a hole in your pocket as it costs about 250 euros. It will be available for sale in 2013.

(Image via Babolat and Rafael Nadal's Facebook pages)



Sam Stosur rides the bike after bad experiences with taxis



Sam Stosur posted a picture of herself riding a bike in Paris on her fan page.

In that post, she mentioned that she has too many bad experiences with taxis. Not sure if she specifically pointed that to the Parisian taxi service or just a random statement.

(Image via Sam Stosur's Facebook page)

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at NetJets event in Paris

This picture is definitely not the best quality but any Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fans or precisely Fedal fans would appreciate it.

It was posted on Federer's Facebook page. It's quite a rare occasion to get these two rivals pose for a picture together outside the tennis court.



(Images via Roger Federer's Facebook page and Yahoo! Sports)

Ana Ivanovic graces cover of Vanidades magazine

 

Initially I was a bit reluctant to post this picture because it was heavily Photoshop-ed.

However I thought the behind-the-scene photo shoot video is relevant.


You can see the inside pages of this June edition on Ana's official website.

Personally I prefer the natural Ana in the picture below taken during her practice before the French Open next week.


(Image via tennisforum.com)


May 24, 2012

UNIQLO officially appoints Novak Djokovic as global brand ambassador

 

It's official. UNIQLO announced that it has appointed Novak Djokovic as its global brand ambassador.

The 5-year partnership, which took effect on May 23, 2012, will see Djokovic promoting the UNIQLO brand and UNIQLO clothing worldwide.




(Via UNIQLO's website, Djokovic's Facebook page)

May 23, 2012

Rafael Nadal wax figure unveiled in London



A new waxwork figure of Rafael Nadal is unveiled during a photocall in Regents Park in central London today.

The waxwork will later take up residence at the Madame Tussauds museum in London. Other sports figures there include David Beckham, Christian Ronaldo and Muhammad Ali. So that's a huge honour for Nadal.



Images via Yahoo! Sports

Novak Djokovic signs clothing deal with Japanese UNIQLO



Novak Djokovic has dropped his Sergio Tacchini clothing sponsorship and has reportedly signed a 5-year deal with Japanese brand UNIQLO heading into the French Open.


The brand also sponsors Japan's top-ranked player Kei Nishikori.

I'm looking forward to see Djokovic debut in his new UNIQLO gear in Paris next week.

Kim Clijsters to quit after the US Open



Kim Clijsters announced that she will retire after the US Open in a news conference at the headquarters of her sponsors Galaxo in Paal, Belgium.

The Belgian said she felt Flushing Meadows, which is only 45 minutes from her house in the States, was a fitting place to end her career.

Clijsters, who is married to NBA basketball player Brian Lynch, initially retired in 2007 before the birth of her daughter Jada. But she returned in 2009 and went on to win the US Open that year.

(Image via ESPN)

Feliciano Lopez and Iker Casillas at Las Ventas bullfight

Last week, Feliciano Lopez was spotted watching bullfight with Real Madrid's Iker Casillas at Las Ventas, Madrid.



Bullfight is too gruesome for my taste and I'm totally against it. 


(Images via lavozlibre.com)

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend premiere of ‘Killing Them Softly' at Cannes

Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic attended Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday.





It was also Djokovic's 25th birthday yesterday. He posted a picture of himself on Facebook with a cake specially made by Ristic.


(Images via Sina Sports)

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