PODCAST: Reviewing Djokovic and Kerber’s dominance Down Under

January 31, 2016

Welcome to the TennisConnected Podcast for 2016!

Parsa Samii and Nima Naderi return to review  the Australian Open from Melbourne.

After another dominating fortnight by Novak Djokovic and surprise winner Angie Kerber, we look at how each final was played and break down the matches. We also discuss what is needed by the “potential” challengers to disrupt Djokovic’s run to a Golden Slam in 2016.

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PODCAST: Previewing the 2016 Australian Open

January 15, 2016

Welcome the first TennisConnected Podcast for 2016!

Parsa Samii and Nima Naderi open this year show with a preview of the first Grand Slam of the season in Australia.

While Novak Djokovic is the dominant favourite to win his sixth title at the event, we look at the potential contenders that could upend the Serb. We also discuss hampered women’s field and if Serena Williams will walk away with Major No. 22 after the tournament.

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Rafael Nadal BABOLAT 2014 Aeropro Drive French Open Racquet availability

April 19, 2014

Continuing with the fourth generation of the popular Babolat racquet for 13-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal, the 2014 AeroPro Drive French Open racquet is set to hit stores in stores and ready to deliver. Boasting a Head Size of 100 sq. in MP, a 27 inch length, an unstrung weight of 10.6 oz (11. 2 oz strung), a balance of 7 pts head light, graphite and tungsten composition, a flex of 72, a string pattern of 16 mains and 19 crosses, and finally a comfortable Syntec Pro grip, the AeroPro Drive 2014 French Open will be used by Nadal beginning at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco.

The powerful yet control friendly racquet is now available for order at the following TennisWarehouse.com link. Be sure to also checkout the new Babolat strings, as well as the French Open bag collection for 2014. For our European readers, you can shop the same great products for Nadal’s new weapon of choice at the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link.

(Free shipping is also included for customers in the United States).

Nadal Launches Tennis Academy App

February 2, 2013

Recreational tennis players can now learn directly from Rafael Nadal about the secrets to the Spaniard’s playing techniques.

The new Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App, powered by Vstrator and available at the iTunes App Store, is for all recreational players and allows them to learn directly from the 11-time Grand Slam champion. The app offers exclusive, tutorials of Rafa’s strokes, along with Vstrator’s easy-to-use video coaching tools so players can capture their strokes, analyse their games, and compare their technique side-by-side with Rafa’s.

Fans, players, and coaches simply open the App, record or import video from their smartphone’s camera, then “Vstrate” it using the drawing tools, which allows them to highlight the video so they can zero in on any part of their game. They can then frame the video forward and back, and compare their technique to Rafa as well as other players. Then the Vstrator video can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Email, or SMS Text with friends, family, coaches and other players.

“Now, you don’t have to be a pro to get pro-quality coaching and take your game to the next level,” said Vstrator’s CEO & Founder, Rob Autry. “Rafa is one of the greatest players of all times, and with the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App and Vstrator, players at every level now have access to the same elite sports training technology used by world-class coaches and athletes.”

“Vstrator has developed a great app that allows everyone to get the best training experience from anywhere in the world,” said Nadal. “What I also like of this app is that you can be on the courts down the street, at your school or tennis facility, with your friends, coach and teammates and get the info and coaching necessary from my point of view. It’s easy and I am sure that it will help improve your game.”

The Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App features nine tutorials of the tennis champion’s serve and returns with a host of future tutorials of all Rafa’s strokes, along with exclusive insights from Rafa himself on what makes him one of the world’s best tennis players. Members also can upload their own videos as well as their own Vstrated coaching sessions to the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy on Vstrator.com.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s French Open 2013 adidas apparel and footwear availability

January 24, 2013

Flamboyant Frenchman and world No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be sporting a new look at Roland Garros this year courtesy of adidas. You can purchase Tsonga’s French Open outfit at the following TennisWarehouse.com link for our North American readers and for our friends in Europe, the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link will take you to his latest outfit.

Video: John Isner talks Grand Slam Tennis Tours

May 3, 2012

Looking to heat up your summer with some world class tennis? Well if getting up close and personal with the hottest stars of the ATP World Tour and WTA is your thing, then look no further than the good people at Grand Slam Tennis Tours.

In the video below, No. 10 ranked American John Isner provides his take on why Grand Slam Tennis Tours remains the leader in tennis tours and travel.

Video: Nishikori playing in smooth with UNIQLO

April 20, 2012

Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, who reached the third-round of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters this week, shows of his charisma with the ladies in the latest ad for his clothing sponsor UNIQLO.

Hey Kei, didn’t we see Roger Federer pull this one for Mercedes already?

Video: Nadal in Kia Sportage ad

April 2, 2012

World No. 2 Rafa Nadal continues to rack up the well deserved endorsement money in his latest ad for the Kia Sportage.

I wonder if this is Nadal’s day-to-day car when he’s back in Mallorca?

Babolat Video: Inside tomorrow’s racquet with Rafa and Toni Nadal

April 2, 2012

Rafael Nadal and his uncle Toni demo the latest Play & Connect racquet from Babolat.

This technology is sure to change the game. There’s a cool track to compliment the video as well.


Video: Andy Murray’s Radical Job Switch

March 13, 2012

London – March 13th, 2012

Andy Murray is playing the leading role in the new global, digital communication campaign released by HEAD Tennis, supporting the introduction of the new YouTek™ IG Tour Racquet Series.

The HEAD Radical racquet series has been designed for multi-talented players with a versatile and unpredictable style of play, and as Andy Murray combines these attributes in his game, he became the ideal testimonial for the racquet’s positioning: radical creativity on the court.

‘Radical Creativity’ was also the inspiration for HEAD’s new communication concept with Andy Murray. The centrepiece of the campaign is a surprising film in which Andy thinks about what kind of creative job he could have had, if he hadn’t become a pro tennis player.

Prompted by a question of a journalist at a fictional launch press conference, Andy starts dreaming about different professions: Barber? Chef? Rockstar? But his different dream sequences clearly reveal there is only one right job for Andy – playing tennis. And only one right racquet he needs for it.

Andy Murray’s YouTek™ IG Radical Pro leads the line-up for the popular HEAD Radical series, which has established itself as a premium tennis racquet collection for both power and control. “I’ve played with the Radical since I was 13 and I never wanted to change since,” says ATP world No.4 ranked Andy Murray. “With the new YouTek™ IG Radical, I feel I have a lot more variety in my game.”

The film titled ‘Andy’s Radical Job Switch’ has been launched today on HEAD’s YouTube brand channel on www.youtube.com/headtennis.

As part of the campaign, HEAD invites tennis fans and social media users to win the opportunity to also switch their job and, for one day, have the chance to experience the life of a tennis pro – together with Andy Murray of course. The competition is hosted exclusively on the HEAD Facebook site www.facebook.com/headtennis.

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