It has been confirmed that Rafael Nadal has signed to Tommy Hilfiger Group. Rafael Nadal will become the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections beginning in Fall 2015.
“Rafael Nadal has been a longtime personal friend and supporter of our brand, and I’m continuously inspired by his dedication and passion for his sport,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “This exclusive partnership brings one of the greatest athletes of this generation into our Tommy family. Rafael embodies an effortless sense of style that exemplifies and reflects our brand spirit – he’s confident, fun and cool.”
Victoria Azarenka thought she would throw up her hood in the car??? Im hoping it was raining outside.
Sabine Lisicki in the gym and thought she would post a quick photo to Facebook, but seems like her manager needed a bit of product placement done and the Nike logo just appears in the middle
Bernard Tomic is back with another sports car. Even after having trouble on the Gold Coast he though it would be fun to buy a Limited Edition R8 V10.
Well, what a day to announce things, Andy Murray has had a very busy day for news today. First the news broke (and confirmed on his website) that he has split with Jez Green (fitness trainer – this to be honest had probably been on the cards for a while, as Jez has not been travelling as much with the team, and is working with another young tennis player) and more of a surprise to the outside world Dani Vallvedu his assistant coach. He is keeping on Ameile as his head coach. The official announcement says it was mutual and that they all felt a change was for the best for them all, he wishes them well for the future and thanks them for all they have done for him. Stories had been floating around for a while that Dani was not happy about not being consulted regarding Ameile’s appointment, but this author believes that Dani went with Andy to Paris and met with her before she was appointed, I do know that Dani has never been particularly happy with the certain parts of the media (usually those not up on tennis) referring to him as Andys hitting partner, he has been so much more than that. Time will tell if this is the right decision, but Andy usually knows what he is doing (remember appointing Lendl, when many said it was wrong).
Not long ago more news broke, Andy has proposed to Kim and she has said Yes – it is believed that he popped the question last Wednesday (making up for deserting her the Sunday before to save the ATP World tour finals final day? LOL) – there were plenty of rumours on this potential news, and certainly nothing on his website (the last time this author checked), but his management company and agent have both confirmed it to the media (BBC, Daily Mail).
It is now official that Eugenie Bouchard has parted ways with longtime coach Nick Saviano.
“Genie and I have decided that it is best for us to end our player-coach relationship and to move in different directions for 2015,” Saviano said in a press release posted on his tennis academy’s website.
Saviano, who has coached Bouchard for the last eight years, gave no reason for the split in the release.
“This past year travelling with Genie to all of the majors has been a wonderful experience with memories I will cherish for a lifetime,” Saviano said.
“I have no doubt that Genie will accomplish great things.”
SteveGtennis is one of the oldest tennis results websites. I remember when I was playing tournament all over the place everyone player with a world ranking would just head to Steve G Tennis to see the latest results. However, this morning I noticed that the site is down and several hours later it is still down.
Is this the end of Steve G Tennis? I hope not!
Here at TheTennisTimes in the next few weeks we are going to be launching a big and ambitious community project. The project will be called – Scouting
Im tired of going to the ITF site, ATP site, WTA site and Grand Slam sites and simply seeing completely wrong or blank players profiles. Thus, we are planning to start a player database, which will showcase thousands of players from both the ATP and WTA tours and will feature videos of those players.
If you would like to contribute to the database then please get in touch.
We are looking for help with collecting videos of players. If you have been to a tennis tournament in the past year or are going to a tournament, and have videos of players forehands, backhands, serves, etc, then please get in touch.
Jarmere Jenkins is a player who has been playing a lot of matches in Australia of late and his ranking is starting to rocket up. Here is a nice video of him playing Tennys Sandgren recently.
I must admit… I did laugh!