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.
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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.