Found July 10, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Made for this sport, and for each other. Just past its halfway point, the year 2013 has featured twists and turns, tastes of the familiar and the unfamiliar, and plenty of memorable matches to recall.  This first of two articles counts down the seven most memorable men’s matches of the first half.  Not necessarily the longest, the closest, or those that featured the best tennis, each of them connected to narratives broader than their specific outcomes. 7) Grigor Dimitrov d. Novak Djokovic, Madrid 2R, 7-6(6) 6-7(8) 6-3 During the first few months of 2013, Dimitrov progressed slowly but surely in his ability to challenge the ATP elite.  First, he served for the first set against Djokovic and Murray in Indian Wells and Miami, respectively.   Then, he won a set from Nadal on clay in Monte Carlo.  Dimitrov’s true breakthrough came at the next Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid, where he withstood an extremely tense encounter against the world No. 1.  When Djokovic escaped the marathon se...

Rafael Nadal meets his impersonator

About two months ago we showed you a video of Josh Berry doing impersonations of the top male tennis players in the world.  In the latest Babolat viral video, Josh meets Rafa. Press play to see what Rafa thinks of his impersonations.  Enjoy!

Ivan Lendl: Andy Murray has Novak Djokovic ‘under pressure’

Andy Murray has quickly gone from being a player who couldn’t win the big one to being possibly the top player in the world. In many ways, his career is following LeBron James’, which is exactly who he compared himself to before he won the gold medal at the Olympics, the US Open, and Wimbledon. [...]

Rafael Nadal Meets Tennis Impersonator, Attempts To Guess Impersonations

Young tennis fan Josh Berry has become quite popular online thanks to his impersonations of tennis’ biggest stars, including his near-perfect impression of Rafael Nadal. Berry recently got to meet Nadal and the tennis pro attempted to guess the youngster’s impersonations. How did Rafa do? Well, watch and find out. [For The Win] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Andy Murray’s historic win at Wimbledon, as told with LEGOs (video)

Obviously, Andy Murray’s defeat of Novak Djokovic to secure the 2013 Wimbledon men’s title was a monumental and historic moment in tennis history. Being the first British man in 77 years to win the men’s singles title at the grandest tennis tournament in all the land, a tournament that just so happens to be played [...]The post Andy Murray’s historic win at Wimbledon, as...

Video: Rafael Nadal impersonator meets the real thing

Josh Berry gets to meet the real Rafael Nadal after impersonating the tennis star on YouTube. See how the real deal reacted to Berry's impersonations.

Breaking down the Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic was taking risks because he was tired, and Andy Murray capitalized with flawless defense.

'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

Britain awoke to a new era on Monday, into a world in which the tennis-loving public finally has its own Wimbledon champion once again. ''After 77 years, the wait is over,'' headlined the Daily Telegraph, a day after Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the men's title at the All England Club. With the victory, Murray became the first British...

Novak Djokovic Foundation Raises $1.7 Million at Star-Studded London Gala

(July 9, 2013) Monday evening at the Roundhouse in London, tennis stars, celebrities and distinguished guests helped raise over $1.7 million at the Novak Djokovic Foundation’s inaugural London Gala and fundraiser event. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend and the Foundation’s executive director, Jelena Ristic, were a beautiful site at the star-studded event...

Andy Murray's win at Wimbledon in LEGOs

When Andy Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Open a few days ago over Novak Djokovic, he became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years.  It was a truly amazing moment and someone decided to recreate the moment with Legos.  This must have taken hours to set up, move the pieces and record it all.  It was definitely worth it though because this is a fun video to watch and...

Mahvelous Marion, simply mahvelous.

It's not often I feature a player in off-court apparel but I've covered Marion Bartoli's Wimby tennis dress* already. Couldn't resist; she absolutely glows here. Bartoli, our 2013 Wimbledon women's champion, rocked the red carpet at a Novak Djokovic Foundation event in London Monday night dressed as above. Congratulations on your huge win Marion. Simply mahvelous...

Wimbledon TV Ratings: Overnights Drop For Both Singles Finals

Even a historic victory by Andy Murray could not make up for the absence of Roger Federer. Wimbledon coverage featuring the Murray/Novak Djokovic men’s final earned a 2.0 overnight rating on ESPN Sunday, down 35% [...]
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