Tennis Tuesday: News Roundup

This Week’s Tournaments:
BB&T Atlanta Open – Atlanta, GA, USA
Swiss Open Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland
German Tennis Championships – Hamburg, Germany

Last Week’s Winners:
Tennis Hall of Fame Championships – John Isner
SkiStar Swedish Open – David Ferrer
Plava Laguna Croatia Open – Andrey Rublev

Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters Inducted Into Tennis Hall of Fame
Andy Roddick was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame over the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island along with Kim Clijsters, Steve Flink, and Vic Braden.  As expected, Andy’s induction speech was equal parts poignant, charming, reflective, and funny, and reminded  us why we fell in love with tennis in the first place (and how much we miss Andy on tour!)   We loved Andy’s stories about how much he loved tennis from a young age and what a fan he was of all the players that came before him.  We’ll always be grateful to our tennis hero, Andy Roddick!  Watch Andy’s full speech below and have some tissues ready.

Jack Sock Goes Esquire
The latest issue of Esquire features a story on Jack Sock.  He mentions looking up to newly minted Hall of Famer, Andy Roddick.  “Sock grew up a Roddick fan (“being from Nebraska, it was hard not to be, plus I liked the Reebok Pumps and visor and the Backstreet Boys frosted tips”)”  We think Jack should bring this look back.  Check out the story here!

US Open Series Is Underway!
It’s hard to believe that the US Open starts in just over a month.  The US Open Series kicked off yesterday in Atlanta, with several tournaments coming up throughout the US & Canada leading up to the last slam of the year at the end of August.  Lots of young American players are in action in Atlanta this week.

Andrey Rublev Wins First Title in Croatia
19-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev won his first title over the weekend in Croatia.  Rublev entered the tournament as a lucky loser, having lost in the last round of qualifying, and played his way to the title.  Don’t forget that Rublev used to be in a One Direction cover band, Summer Afternoon.

Roger Federer Joins Arthur Ashe Kids Day Lineup
Big news!  Roger Federer will be joining the stadium show at Arthur Ashe Kids Day this year.  The show, on August 26th, will feature some of your favorite players along with performances by Sofia Carson, New Hope Club, Alex Aiono and more.   Tickets are on sale now!  Get all the details here.

Artist To Watch: The Catching

Based in New Jersey, home of classic rock and emo kings galore, The Catching have been making a name for themselves from an early age. Consisting of four friends ranging in age from 18 to 20, singer Holden Glazer, guitarists Jake Farbman and Evan Hemwall, and drummer Drew Stevens, The Catching are ready to take over your Summer playlist!  After releasing their debut EP “Teenage Fiction Pt. 1” almost a year ago, these guys have been causing waves ever since.

The Catching recently teamed up with legendary song-writer/producer Matt Squire (All Time Low, Selena Gomez, Panic! At The Disco) for their next release due out later this year.  While we anxiously wait for the new EP, the guys shared a brand new video for their latest single “Do It All Again” off the upcoming project!  The new track centers around the ups and downs of a relationship and how they would make the same mistakes all over again.

Watch the video below and stay tuned for more new music from The Catching!

Grab a copy of “Do It All Again” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Chase Atlantic Release “Why Stop Now” Video

Chase Atlantic just dropped their ice cold new video for “Why Stop Now” from the second installment of what’s to become their debut album.  The latest video has the trio in the beautifully snow-covered Yosemite National Park directed by Jake Stark.  Capturing the hollow, haunting nature of the song with nothing but natural light, the group took to their surroundings and even tossed a few snowballs back and forth.

Clinton, Mitchel, and Christian are set to release the next triage of songs this week but we can’t get over the first two parts!  Watch the video for “Why Stop Now” below.

Be sure to grab a copy of “Part Two” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Jake Miller Releases Nostalgic “Palm Blvd” Video

Jake Miller paid tribute to his family in his latest video for “Palm Blvd” which he directed and edited himself!  We love the DIY work ethic Jake has surround his brand new music and videos. The cute video is filled with old home movies of Jake and his family back home in Florida and a bunch of new footage of him all grown up hanging with his parents and sister Jenny!

Watch the cute trip down “Palm Blvd” below.

Grab a copy of Jake’s latest album “2:00AM In LA” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on tour!

Speaking of tour, tickets are selling out fast for the “Back To The Start” Tour with long time pals The Stolen.  Grab yours now and don’t miss this awesome tour!

Be sure to follow Jake Miller and Secret Fangirls on Twitter!

Alex Aiono, New Hope Club & More To Headline 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is always one of our favorite events of the year!   The all day event is a celebration of our two loves: music and tennis!    AAKD kicks off the US Open in festive style every year in NYC, with activities like face painting, tennis skill tests, jugglers, and more.  There is also a concert and the chance to watch the pros practice up close!

The stadium show in Arthur Ashe Stadium features some of the hottest rising stars in music alongside top tennis players in an event that is part concert, part tennis skill, and all fun!   AAKD always has a knack for booking the next big thing.  Past performers have included Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, The Vamps & more.  This year’s show will feature performances by co-host and headliner Alex Aiono, Sofia Carson, New Hope Club, Jack & Jack, and Saving Forever.    Everyone’s favorite djoker, Novak Djokovic, will make an appearance as well.

Tickets for the stadium show start at just $10 and are on sale now!

2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Performers
Alex Aiono
New Hope Club
Sofia Carson
Jack & Jack
Saving Forever

Tennis Players
Novak Djokovic

Arthur Ashe Kids Day 2017
Saturday, August 26th
gates open at 9:30am
Arthur Ashe Stadium – Flushing, NY
Buy Tickets

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Andy Grammer Releases “Give Love” Lyric Video ft. LUNCHMONEY LEWIS

Andy Grammer has had 6 out of his past 7 singles hit “Gold” status or better, and we expect his latest, “Give Love” to be number 7 on that list.  The latest track featuring LunchMoney Lewis is a fun track celebrating and urging the listener to give love to everyone in their life!  The graffiti filled lyric video finds a wide variety of different artists tagging whatever they can find with Andy’s uplifting and positive message throughout the video.

Andy Grammer is also gearing up to release a brand new album this Fall and we’re hoping the rest of the album sounds just as awesome as his latest single.  Also due soon, Andy and his wife Aijia are expecting their first child in July!

Watch the fun video for “Give Love” below!

Grab a copy of “Give Love” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Watch Hunter Hayes’ “Rescue” Music Video

It’s real, y’all!  Hunter Hayes just released a brand new song and music video!  “Rescue” is about the people who help get you through a hard time.  Hunter has been experimenting with new ways to release music in the last couple of years, rather than dropping full albums.  This is is first new release since he dropped 3 songs last Fall.  We caught him in concert last week and he told the crowd to expect even more new music from him this Summer!

The video features performance painter David Garibaldi, whom Hunter met at a CMA Foundation event.  David is working on 3 canvases in the background as Hunter performs.  He’s teaming up with Zappos For Good to release a line of shoes inspired by the paintings in the video, with proceeds going to charities including the CMA Foundation.

As usual, Hunter explains it best: “For me, “Rescue” is about people in my life who have shown up at a time I needed them the most but didn’t know. Times when I didn’t have strength and a conversation with a friend gave me strength. Every time I sing it, it’s a release and it’s a relief. I want the fans to hear whatever it is that rescues them whether that be a person, a place or even an experience. We can have so many different kinds of conversations with a song like this and I hope that this starts the dialogue. ”

Watch the video for “Rescue” below!

Pick up a copy of “Rescue” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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