Recent Tennis News
Storming Times Square: Tennis Stars Janko Tipsarevic and Sam Stosur Meet Massive Oakley Store Crowd and Media for US Open Celebration
Armageddon was descending upon New York City. Or so it seemed. In the midst of sprawling metropolis’ first major shutdown of the entire public transit system (MTA) – in anticipation of Hurricane Irene – the city was in an eerie state of calm. But peering into Times Square, the cameras of the nationally prominent Dateline NBC program were curiously zoomed in at one location. One slammed location – filled with people. Tennis fans from across the globe, in town for the start of the US Open scheduled to start just a couple days later, packed the impressively placed Oakley Store for the scheduled “Hang with the Pros” event – set to feature ATP (Men’s) World Top 20 Ranked Janko Tipsarevic, WTA (Women’s) World No. 9 Sam Stosur and ATP World Doubles No. 1 Duo, the Bryan Brothers. And the media took notice. The fan-centered gathering, originally designed as a full presentation – complete with an MC from the Tennis Media, a DJ and a full run-of-show – was nearly cancelled, as NYC was supposed...
Sports like Tennis are as much of a mind game as they are pure athleticism. No one knows this better than Oakley International Tennis Star Janko Tipsarevic. He recently revealed his three toughest opponents. And not surprisingly, he’s really, really close to one of them. Janko is currently raging into the semifinals at the AEGON International 2011 in Eastbourne after topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in straight sets 6-3, 7-6(2). He’ll take on World No. 59 Kei Nishikori of Japan next.
Four Queens: Tennis Star Duo Bryan Bros. Victorious in London, Tally 72 Wins in Career Doubles Finals
Four queens…enough for a Royal Flush. Make it Four Royal Flushes for every one of the Bryan Brothers’ victories at the Queen’s Final as part of the Aegon Championships in London. The dominating Tennis Duo – Bob and Mike – took their fourth triumph on June 13, topping Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes 6-7, 7-6, 10-6. Their success in England was topped off with a killer career stat: 72 career doubles finals wins.