Tennis Tuesday: News Roundup

This Week’s Tournaments:
Erste Bank Open 500 – Vienna, Austria
Swiss Indoors Basel – Basel, Switzerland

Juan Martin del Potro Wins First Title Since 2014
Delpo won the first title of his 2016  comeback at the If Stockholm Open in Sweden.  He defeated Jack Sock in the final 7-5, 6-1.  With the win, Delpo is back in the top 50 (where he belongs!).   Impressive considering Delpo started 2016 ranked 1041.  Welcome back!

Qué felicidad!!! // So happy!!! 😀🏆

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Richard Gasquet Wins Inaugural European Open
Gasquet won his 14th career title at the new 250 ATP tournament in Antwerp, Belgium.   2016 has been an up and down year for Gasquet, who battled some injuries.  The title is his second of the year and puts him up to #18 in the race to London.

Number 14 🏆 ! Good victory in Antwerp ! #atpworldtour #coqsportif

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Thiem Dominates Tie Break Tens in Vienna
Homeboy Dominic Thiem won the Tie Break Tens exhibition in Vienna, kicking off the Erste Bank Open.  The event featured round robin play, with each “match” consisting of one 10-point tiebreak.  Thiem defeated Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Tommy Haas, and Goran Ivanisevic en route to the final, where he played against Andy Murray in a winner-take-all tiebreak.  Wimbledon hero Marcus Willis was also in lineup, playing entertaining tiebreaks against Murray and Ivanisevic.

Had a lot of fun yesterday at @tiebreaktens 😃 Great event with a great future! #bamos

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Rafael Nadal Ends 2016 Season Early
After struggling with a wrist injury for the second half of the season, Rafa officially shut down his 2016 season last week.  We’re looking forward to a well rested and healthy Rafa next year! Interview Fly By Midnight

We caught up with pop duo Fly By Midnight before their show at Webster Hall in NYC.  Justin Bryte and Justin “Slavo” Slaven make infectious pop music with clever lyrics that turn any show into one big party.  They’ve gathered quite a following on social media with their fun covers and original songs and videos.  (Please go watch the video for “Brooklyn” if you haven’t already.)   We got to hear even more of their original music during their set at Webster Hall and it’s SO.  GOOD.  They are an artist you need to know and if you ever get the chance to see them live, go!

Watch our interview below and get to know Fly By Midnight!  Find out how the duo came together, who they’d fangirl over and more. The guys had recently dropped the music video for their new single, “Karaoke,” before the interview, so of course we had to ask them to sing their go-to karaoke song!

Be sure to follow Fly By Midnight & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Hoodie Allen Celebrates “Fansgiving” 2016

Hoodie Allen is all about his fans and this year he’s really taking his love for them to the next level.  Hoodie just announced a special two night event called “Fansgiving” where the fans pick the entire set list and every one gets a meet&greet with Hoodie! Now that is how it’s done!

Hoodie Allen FansGiving 2016 flyer

Hoodie took to Twitter to make the special announcement and to let his fans know how much he appreciates them. Every single person who buys a ticket will have the opportunity to make their dream Hoodie Allen set list which is something that we’ve always wanted to do!  Tickets to Hoodie Allen’s “Fans-Giving” 2016 shows go on sale Friday, October 21st at 10am EST.  Check out the video from Hoodie below and don’t miss these shows!

Hoodie Allen’s Fans-Giving 2016 Shows

Nov 23rd – Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets

Grab a copy of Hoodie Allen’s “Happy Camper” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along with Hoodie this Fans-Giving!

Be sure to follow Hoodie Allen and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

The Shadowboxers Announce “EastWest” Tour

The Shadowboxers are gearing up for a huge Winter with a brand new tour that the guys just announced this week!  They’ve been hard at work in the studio working on some new music that they’ll be performing at these special shows including their latest single “Build The Beat.”  If you haven’t had the chance to catch TSB on tour, GO!  They put on an incredible show and you’ll be dancing all night long.

The dates aren’t the coolest part of the announcement – the band have partnered with PledgeMusic to offer fans everything from postcards from the road, a disposable camera (filled with photos from the band on the road), and exclusive VIP experiences at each tour stop including meet&greets, photos with the band, signed merch, and more!  Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 21st so be sure to get your tickets and pledges in before these shows sell out. Click here to read the pledge page for more info about the tour!

The Shadowboxers “EastWest” Winter Tour 
Dec 6th – The Troubadour – Las Angeles, CA
Dec 14th – Basement East – Nashville, TN
Dec 15th – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Jan 13th – Brooklyn Bowl – New York, NY
Jan 20th – Schubas – Chicago, IL

Listen to The Shadowboxers’ latest, “Build The Beat,” and get ready to sing along on tour!

Grab a copy of “Build The Beat” on iTunes now!

Be sure to follow The Shadowboxers and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Tiffany Houghton Releases “I’m Gonna Love You”

Tiffany Houghton just released the music video for her brand new single “I’m Gonna Love You!”   The video has a fun, mod look that goes perfectly with the upbeat track.  We love Tiffany’s knack for writing catchy tunes that you can’t help but sing along to!  Tiffany’s last single, “Catch Me If You Can,” went straight to #1 on the Radio Disney chart over the Summer.  We think you’re gonna love this song just as much!

Watch the video for “I’m Gonna Love You” below.

Grab a copy of the song on iTunes or Amazon now.

Be sure to follow Tiffany Houghton and Secret Fangirls on Twitter!

Nathan Sykes Debuts “Famous” Video

Nathan Sykes has hands down, one of the most incredible voices we’ve ever heard.   We’ve been counting down the days until the release of his solo album, out November 11th!  He just dropped the music video for his next single from the album, “Famous.”  Nathan always introduces this track as the most personal song that he’s written and his favorite to perform live.  Watch the video below!

Pre-order Nathan Sykes debut album, “Unfinished Business,” on iTunes now!

Be sure to follow Nathan Sykes & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Jake Miller Premieres “Overnight” Video

Jake is all about making your fangirl dreams come true!  He just premiered his brand new video for the single “Overnight” starring Simone Biles – yes, that Simone Biles, the 4-time gold medalist from the 2016 Olympics.

Jake Miller was one of the many celebrity hotties that Simone fangirled over, including Zac Efron, who flew to Rio to surprise her!  But Jake outdid the movie star by inviting Simone to star in his brand new music video.  Take that Zefron!  Simone went from lip synching along to “Overnight” in her hotel in Rio to starring in his video.  Simone gets the gold medal in fangirling as well.

The video follows Jake and Simone as they try and work out their differences and yes, change takes time, but Jake can definitely fix everything overnight.  The video has everything: Jake in a tank top, Jake in a tank top on a revolving bed, Jake and Simone dancing together, and that killer denim jacket on Simone (ahem, where can we get one of those?) and some serious muscles courtesy of Jake!

Watch the video for “Overnight” below!

Be sure to pick up a copy of Jake’s “Overnight” EP on iTunes or Amazon now.

Follow Jake Miller, Simone Biles, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

We are all fangirls at heart.