This Week’s Tournaments:
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – Dubai, UAE
Abierto Mexicano Telcel – Acapulco, Mexico
Brasil Open – São Paulo, Brasil
Last Week’s Winners:
Rio Open – Dominic Thiem
Delray Beach Open – Jack Sock
Open 13 Marseille – Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
Grigor Dimitrov Walks Dolce & Gabbana Show
Grigor, who has the most wins on the ATP tour so far this season, is taking some time off before heading to Indian Wells next week. He was spotted in Milan over the weekend, walking in the Dolce & Gabbana show, where Austin Mahone also performed. We couldn’t have dreamed up a better show tbh. Also, how does Grigor not have any modeling campaigns yet? Watch out, Rafa!
Dominic Thiem Wins Title #8 in Rio
Thiem dominated his first clay court tournament of the season, winning the Rio Open without dropping a set. Thiem was impressive all week, with his powerful ground strokes on full display. Oh, and he also did this. The title is the 8th of Thiem’s career, and we love seeing Domi back at the top of his game. Bamos!
Jack Sock Wins Delray Beach Open
Jack won his 2nd title of the season in Delray Beach, albeit not in the way he had imagined. He won the title after his opponent, Milos Raonic, had to withdraw before the match due to a hamstring injury sustained during his semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro. The win puts Jack, the current #1 American player, up to a new career high of #18 in the ATP World Tour rankings. Jack’s record so far in 2017 is 11-1, with his only loss to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the 3rd round of the Australian Open. Congrats to Jack and wishing Milos a speedy recovery!
Vasek Pospisil Launches “Bounce” YouTube Channel
Vasek officially launched his YouTube channel, named “Bounce,” which promises to take a look at his life outside the tennis world. Videos so far include Vasek trying out hockey and baseball, and singing some country songs. Tune in every Friday for new videos! #AnythingIsPospisil
World Tennis Day Is Next Week
Don’t forget World Tennis Day is next Monday, March 6th! There will be festivities all over the world to celebrate, including the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are still available for the event, which will put Team Americas (Jack Sock, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Williams) against Team World (Nick Kyrgios, Lleyton Hewitt, Kei Nishikori, Garbine Mugaruza).