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August 22nd, 2014

Serena Williams Sings Karaoke, Visits Letterman, Breaks A Deli Window [Video]

As part of a Delta promotion, Serena Williams was in New York City Wednesday night where she did some karaoke at Arena.

Serena sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.

Last night Serena was a guest on the Letterman show where she broke a window of a neighboring deli.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:29 pm in Videos | No Comments »

August 22nd, 2014

Watch Rafael Nadal Dump A Big Bucket Of Water On His Head For The #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Rafael Nadal braved a bad right wrist by partaking in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Again, is there any ice in that bucket?)

“I’m accepting #ALSIceBucketChallenge to raise awareness on ALS and I challenge @miss_belmont @Charlymoya and @Ronaldo”, Nadal wrote on Facebook.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:33 pm in Videos | 15 Comments »

August 22nd, 2014

Roger Federer Takes The ALS #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

After being nominated by several celebrities, Roger Federer accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday.

“Challenged accepted, Anna Wintour, Gavin Rossdale, and Ana Ivanovic!” Federer posted on Facebook. “ALS is a tragic disease, and I hope that the social media attention from the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to bring more awareness and donation dollars to curing ALS. Funny videos are entertaining, and can be important to raise awareness, but a more important measure of impact is donating: http://www.alsa.org/

“In the spirit of …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:26 pm in US Open, Videos | 7 Comments »

August 21st, 2014

US Open: Roger Federer Has To Like His Draw, Djokovic And Murray Probably Won’t!

The final Grand Slam draw of 2014, the US Open, was unveiled earlier this afternoon in New York City, and wouldn’t you know it Roger Federer got another golden draw.

Not only does the 5-time US Open champion not have to deal with Rafael Nadal, who’ll watch from Mallorca, upon quick glance in his quarter the only player to have made the last eight is Richard Gasquet, and he’s injured!

So quite a nice draw for Roger who might have to fend …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:50 pm in US Open | 142 Comments »

August 20th, 2014

Rafael Nadal’s Still Training On Hardcourts, The Splint Is Back On [Video]

Despite his absence from the US Open, Rafael Nadal is still training on the hardcourts in Mallorca hoping to possibly return for Spain’s Davis Cup playoff tie next month in Brazil on red clay.

In the video Nadal is seen wearing the splint on his right wrist again. No timetable for return has been set. The team will continue rehabilitating the wrist and testing it’s strength. When it’s healthy again that when he’ll be back, he says.

If Nadal cannot play in …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Videos | 34 Comments »

August 20th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Appears On David Letterman Show, Says Roger Federer Is Best Dressed Player [Video]

Novak Djokovic began his US Open media tour with a debut stop on the David Letterman show Tuesday night. The World No. 1 and 2011 US Open champion joked about his upbringing, skiing, his chances next week and a revelation that he thinks Roger Federer is the best dressed tennis player (what was that shirt Novak’s wearing?).

Here are the interviews:

And here’s what happened when he …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:18 am in US Open, Videos | 7 Comments »

August 20th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Does The #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Novak Djokovic took part in wave sweeping the globe for a good cause: the ALS ice bucket challenge.

“Hello everybody, I want to thank all the good people for helping spread awareness about this noble cause,” Djokovic said of the disease which afflicted the late ATP CEO Brad Drewett and former star Jerome Golmard.

The World No. 1 then warmed up with a quick dance to Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice, Baby” before getting doused with a bucket of water (was there any …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:03 am in US Open, Videos | 3 Comments »

August 19th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Is My Early U.S. Open Favorite, But Buyer Beware

In less than a week the tennis world will turn its eye toward New York City for the final Grand Slam of the 2014 tennis calendar. Unfortunately, with the absence of defending champion Rafael Nadal and the former winner Juan Martin Del Potro, the event, for me at least, doesn’t that same buzz. Not on the men’s side.

Plus, there just hasn’t been a lot of good, top quality tennis played this summer.

Roger Federer’s been the upfront story winning in Cincinnati …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:27 pm in US Open | 96 Comments »

August 18th, 2014

Patrick Rafter Tries To Help Nick Kyrgios In This Funny Underwear Commercial [Video]

The marketing opportunities are pouring in for new sensation Nick Kyrgios. The 19-year-old who stunned Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon earlier this summer is featured in a new Bonds underwear commercial with Australian tennis great Patrick Rafter.

However, Kyrgios recently admitted he doesn’t wear the trunks on court.

“Umm … I actually don’t wear underwear on the court. I wear Nike Skins underneath my shorts, so …”, Kyrgios said in a recent interview with Australia’s “Sunrise” morning show.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:24 am in Videos | 10 Comments »

August 18th, 2014

Roger Federer Qualifies For ATP Finals, Closes In On No. 2 Rafael Nadal

Thanks to his Cincinnati title yesterday, Roger Federer has officially qualified for the year-end ATP Finals in London. The 33-year-old will appear in the prestigious event for a record 13th straight time!

“It’s always one of the big goals I set myself at the beginning of the season,” said Federer. “It’s always an absolute honour being part of the best eight. Getting a chance to win an extra trophy at the end of the season – which is so prestigious, one …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in ATP, ATP Finals, US Open | 18 Comments »


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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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