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.”

Tommy Hilfiger signs Rafa Nadal

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victoria azarenka driving gangster style

Victoria Azarenka thought she would throw up her hood in the car??? Im hoping it was raining outside.

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Sabine Lisicki nike sponsorship in the gym product placement

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 ;)

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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.

bernard tomic new sports car limited edition r8

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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).

 

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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.”

Nick Saviano eugenie bouchard

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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!

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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.

Thanks!

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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!

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Andrea Hlaváčková Uses a GoPro to Showcase Behind the Scenes at the Fed Cup

November 6, 2014
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7th consecutive year of WTF Qualification

November 6, 2014

So he did it, Andy Murray has qualified for the WTF after a bad year of up and down results.  This will be his 7th consecutive year that he has qualified (and 6th time he will have played there, he missed last year as he was recovering from his back operation).  It has been a [...]

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ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award

November 6, 2014

Today the ATP awards were announced, there are several catagories to this prestigious end of year awards and the players are presented with the awards at the World Tour Finals at the O2 arena in London.  Several of the awards are voted for by the fans and the fans favourite player (once again) was Roger [...]

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Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic have welcomed a new baby boy to their family

October 22, 2014

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic have welcomed a new baby boy to their family. Congratulations to the couple! Mother and child are said to be feeling quite well after a delivery without complications. Djokovic’s parents, Srdjan and Diana, apparently organized a “modest” celebration at the restaurant Novak, named for their son, in New Belgrade, a [...]

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Joining an elite and exclusive group, 30 titles and counting

October 21, 2014

At the start of today, there was a small elite and exclusive group of 4 currently active ATP players who hold 30 or more ATP titles.  These 4 were Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadel and Lleyton Hewitt (now, did that last name surprise you?)  By titles we mean main tour 250, 500, 1000, olympic [...]

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Shenzhen Champion 2014

October 21, 2014

The Inaugural Shenzhen Open took place 28th September 2014.  In the final 2 players desperate for a win but for very different reasons.  The top seed left in the competition was Andy Murray, who had taken a Wild Card to even play this event.  His opponent was Tommy Robredo from Spain, both men hungry for [...]

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First Final of the Season

September 28, 2014

He’s done it! Andy Murray has made his first final since that historic Wimbledon 2013 final when he ended our wait for a British Wimbledon Champion.   Since that amazing day he has had an off season, firstly having back surgery and trying to recover from that, losing his coach (Ivan Lendl), appointing a new coach [...]

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Caroline Wozniacki Travelling to Tennis Tournaments in Private Plane – WTA and ATP Prizemoney Structure Needs Changing

September 22, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki really knows how to travel! Fly like a G6! Caroline posted this to her Facebook. Just shows top players have a completely different live to players around 100 in the world or below. Time to change the prizemoney structure ATP and WTA Tour!

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Ana Ivanovic wins the 2014 Tokyo WTA tour title (Photos)

September 22, 2014

Ana Ivanovic wins the 2014 Tokyo WTA tour title.

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Victoria Azarenka Wont Play Tennis for the Rest of the 2014 Season

September 22, 2014

Victoria Azarenka’s statement about the rest of the 2014 season: Hi everyone, I have some news to share…Unfortunately I will not be competing in any tournaments for the remainder of the season. It has been a very tough year for me. I have been trying my best to improve day in and day out by [...]

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