Tennis Tuesday: Let The Grass Season Begin

After a rainy couple of weeks, we made it through the clay court season and a history making Roland Garros.  Fittingly, the sun started to shine down on center court just minutes after the final point was played.   The tour has already shifted to the grass court season, with Wimbledon just 3 weeks away.

This Week’s Tournaments
Mercedes Cup – Stuttgart, Germany
Ricoh Open – s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Novak Djokovic Wins 4th Consecutive Major
Djokovic finally won his first Roland Garros title, completing a career grand slam in the process.  He also won his 4th consecutive major, and is the first player to win 4 consecutive majors since Rod Laver in 1969.   No doubt he has his eyes on completing the calendar slam this year!

The day after completing a career Grand Slam. #RG16

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Feliciano Lopez & Marc Lopez Win Men’s Doubles
Spain did not have a men’s singles champion this year, especially after the withdrawl of Rafa Nadal.  But Spanish players took home both the men’s doubles and women’s singles titles!  It was heartwarming to see veterans Lopez/Lopez (no relation) win a slam – the first for Feliciano and the second for Marc.  The Spainards are also the 6th different team to win a slam in the last 2 years.

Dominic Thiem Enters Top 10
Thiem continues to build on his impressive season.  He advanced to the Semi-Finals in Roland Garros, before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.  As a result, Thiem jumped to #7 in the world.  We’re sure we’ll be seeing him climb even higher.  We love his big game and his attitude and are #TeamThiem all the way.

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