Monday, May 27, 2013

Nadal's knee by The NYTimes

Nadal back in August at the doctor (Photo: Nadal's Facebook)
An excellent interactive piece by The New York Times explains how Rafael Nadal’s "style of play is putting a lot stress on his left knee". 

Nadal was in recovery for about 7 months and returned to competition during the clay season, just in time for his favorite Grand Slam, the French Open. But, as the doctors of the Massachusetts General Hospital pointed out in the interactive article, Roland Garros will be the ultimate test to Nadal's physical condition. 

Watch and read: Nadal's knee by the NYT.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Venus Williams French Open 2013 dress

Outfit by Eleven

Image via Venus Williams Facebook

Serena, Roger, Rafa, Masha play in the dark - Coolest match ever!

Four top tennis stars - Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal - playing in a pitch dark court sounds like a crazy idea. Not for Nike Tennis who promoted a glow-in-the-dark exhibition match Thursday in Paris with its top ambassadors.

We don't know who won this mixed doubles match but we must say the effects are absolutely beautiful.

The team: 

With the lights on: 

In the dark: 

Novak Djokovic's matchwear finally available for purchase

Novak Djokovic was at the Uniqlo store in Paris this Thursday to launch his exclusive matchwear collection.

The Uniqlo website and stores have available for purchase Nole's outfits from 2012 and 2013, including Australian Open, US Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon gear made exclusively for the Serbian star.

Nole had plenty of fans waiting to have a chat with him, maybe get an autograph and a picture. Uniqlo's team surprised the world Nº 1 with a birthday cake (Nole's birthday was on 22 May).

Djokovic's outfit for Roland Garros 2013

Outfits by Uniqlo

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ivanovic and Tsonga meet fans in heart of Paris

Located in the heart of Paris, the Adidas store at Champs Elysées received two special guests this Wednesday. Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hosted a meet&greet, bounded with dozens of fans and met the winner of a design contest. Here are some of the pics made available by Adidas and some of the fans on social networks. 

Photo: Ana Ivanovic's Facebook

Photo: Ad' Bajramović Bajra_Adn 
Photo: Geoff Rey
Photo: Geoff Rey
Image by Adidas FR instagram
Photo: @loic_jn

Visit Ana Ivanovic's fan blog to see more pics of the event. 

Images (when not mentioned) by Adidas France - @adidasFR

Masha launches Sugarpova in Paris

Maria Sharapova launched her sweet gummies this Wednesday at the Colette store in Paris. The Russian star took pictures with her fans and signed autographs on the packages of her Sugarpova sweets.

Photos by Colette (via Tumblr)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Meet tennis stars Ivanovic, Tsonga and Sharapova this Wednesday in Paris

Maria Sharapova will launch Sugarpova in Paris on Wednesday, 22 May. The event will take place at Colette (213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris) between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Image by Adidas
If you hurry you can still get to meet Ana Ivanovic and Jo Wilfried Tsonga at the adidas store in the Champs Elysees (22 Avenue des Champs Élysées, 75008 Paris). They will be hosting a special autograph session, this Wednesday, 22 May, starting at 6 p.m. Don't miss the chance to meet them!

Roland Garros 2013 outfits by Adidas

Caroline Wozniacki

Ana Ivanovic 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 

Fernando Verdasco

Andy Murray (will not be competing due to an injury)

Images by Adidas

Roland Garros 2013 outfits by Nike

Roger Federer

Serena Williams

Rafael Nadal

Victoria Azarenka

Maria Sharapova

Li Na 

Juan Martin Del Potro

Images by Nike Tennis
More information about the gears at Nike's website