I want to play here..
If you’re wondering what the champs do in their “off-time”
Playing golf in Mallorca, Spain. More photos here!
GASQUET TO WORK WITH BRUGUERA
Richard Gasquet selected Sergi Bruguera, the former top player from Spain (two-time Roland Garros champion) to be his coach, working along Sebastien Grosjean. Gasquet parted with his Italian coach Riccardo Piatti at the Barclays Final in London about 3 weeks ago.
The best shots of the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals in London!
Nadal and Djokovic face-off at a penalty exhibition at the Boca Juniors Club in Argentina!
Gasquet is often praised for his backhand. This forehand wasn’t too bad…
How about a “Monfils special” to celebrate the end of the season?
Best Federer passing shots
Whether you are a Roger fan or not, you can not help but admire his shot-making. There’s every type of passing shot in this excellent selection [credit to MrSeba1670]: short and long, cross court and down the line, forehand and backhand, in front of him and behind him, even a tweener! We love Novak’s face after these shots. He obviously can’t believe it. Some of these are dated; others more recent.
Congrats to the Czech team for its Davis Cup victory against Serbia, in Belgrade (no small feat)! For sure, the Serbian team was not what it used to be without Tipsarevic (injured) and Troicki (still suspended after the blood-test controversy), even with the Number one player at the helm. The Davis Cup can not be won by one man, as good as he may be. Radek Stepanek was the hero as he won the decisive fifth rubber. He definitely played very high level tennis, well above his ATP ranking.
And now, the long wait begins. We tennis fans don’t have much to watch/follow until late, late December with Brisbane, Chennai and Doha…Oh, what are we going to do??? Hey, let’s not complain. It’s been a long and trying season. Players do deserve and need a good break. We want them to recharge their batteries.
Andy could have made a great goal keeper in soccer…This reminds us how physicality and flexibility have become so essential in our sport.