This Week’s Tournament:
Rogers Cup – Toronto, ON Canada
Monfils Wins Citi Open in D.C.
Frenchman Gael Monfils won his biggest title to date, the 500 series Citi Open in Washington, D.C.! Monfils had to battle the extreme heat (on-court temperatures exceeded 130 degrees) and the tough serving Ivo Karlovic in the final, saving 1 match point in the process. We hope Monfils can carry his momentum throughout the Summer!
World Team Tennis Kicks Off This Weekend
WTT action starts this Sunday, with matches in New York, Springfield, and San Diego! We can’t wait to see Mardy Fish and the Washington Kastles take on the New York Empire at the legendary Forest Hills Stadium in Queens! Visit WTT.com for the full schedule & team rosters.
Rogers Cup Doubles Draw
If you haven’t taken a look at the Rogers Cup doubles draw, go check it out! There are lots of fun and/or random teams pairing up this week, like Grigor Dimitrov and Stan Wawrinka; Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock; and John Isner and Sascha Zverev.
Roger Federer Ends 2016 Season Early
World #3 Roger Federer announced today that he will be ending his 2016 season early in order to fully recover from his knee surgery earlier this year. He will miss the Olympics in Rio as well as the remainder of the season. Roger promises fans that he will come back stronger next year and reflects on his injury-free career thus far.
This Week’s Tournaments:
Citi Open – Washington, DC USA
Generali Open – Kitzbuhel, Austria
Konzum Croatia Open – Umag, Croatia
J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open – Gstaad Switzerland
Davis Cup Semifinals Set
After a drama filled weekend, 4 teams advanced to the Davis Cup World Group semifinals: France, Argentina, Croatia and Great Britian. It was a shame for the home teams – all of the teams advancing were visitors. Croatia rallied from 0-2 down to take the tie against the US in 5. (We’re still not over it.) The semifinals are set to take place in September, just after the US Open. With #Merica out, we’ll be rooting for Team France. ALLEZ!
It’s The Greatest Time Of Year
The American Summer hardcourt season officially starts this week, with the Citi Open in DC. Lots of American players are in action, including top seed John Isner and #NextGen players Taylor Fritz and Francis Tiafoe. Tune into Tennis Channel to watch all the action! Also, heads up that the US Open starts in just 41 days! Enjoy this A+ fangirl instagram of Grigor from the Citi Open.
Arthur Ashe Kids Day Lineup Announced
The US Open kicks off with the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day event on August 27th. This year’s performers included Flo Rida, Forever In Your Mind, Laura Marano and Troye Sivan. Players Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic will be making appearances as well. Click here for more info and to get your tickets now!
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Fritz
Taylor Fritz wed Racquel Pedraza on July 7th in his hometown of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Fellow players in attendance included best man Reilly Opelka, groomsman Tommy Paul, Stevie Johnson and Mardy Fish. Congrats Taylor & Racquel!