First Look: New Babolat Pure Drives!


rs-3.phpGet excited! One of the most popular and versatile racquet collections this sport has seen has just received an update! We have already given you guys a few sneak peeks of what the new Pure Drives look like, but here’s a first look on this update from someone who has hit a bit with these. And don’t worry, you won’t be waiting too long for these as they will be available to order in a few short weeks on December 2nd!

I must preface this blog and say I may have a slightly biased opinion since I have been using one form or another of the Pure Drive since 2001, so with that being said, I was insanely excited for this update! And I can say with confidence, if you love the Pure Drive series, you should enjoy this update!
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Who’s Going to Win the ATP World Tour Finals?

The top 8 (well, technically 9 with Rafa out) are getting ready to battle in London at the ATP Barclays World Tour Finals. The groups have been made. The match-ups have been drawn. And we are just a couple days out. So I asked my fellow playtesters for their fearless predictions on who will take the World Tour Finals next week and here’s what they had to say…
Group A
Chris — “Fed for the win! He’s due for a big win.”

 

Michelle — “It’s all about Milos! He may not have won me the racquet bracket this year at the US Open, but Milos is ready to go for the WTF! He is coming into London with a fresh hair cut for sure and a great showing in Paris having lost in the finals to Novak after beating Federer and Berdych. The big serving 23 year old is going to finish the year off strong and start 2015 off with confidence! If you can’t tell, I usually make my picks with my heart…not always my head!”

 

Andy – “In a test of consistency and a battle of the fittest, I’ll take the King Federer Express for the win! He’s been remarkably solid all year and I think will have no problem getting through the group play. His biggest test will be Novak Djokovic in the final, whom he’s 3-2 against in 2014. Novak’s two wins…6-4 in the fifth in the finals and Wimbledon and 7-6 in the third in the finals of Indian Wells. Roger’s wins over Novak have been far more convincing this year, and he’s ready to cap this 2014 campaign off with his 7th ATP World Tour Final title!”

 

Karly — “My pick is Federer. Yes, the reasonings behind my pick are mostly biased and based on the fact that I am a Fed Fan, but as the Australian Open and US Open showed us this year, the No.1 seed doesn’t always win the tournament. I’m hoping this is the case for this tournament too!”

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Kveta Peschke at WTA Finals in Singapore

Hello again,

Kveta at Banner SingaporeI just got back to the Hotel. That was a rough evening for Kata and me :( We were playing extremely well throughout the match. We had our chances, especially in the third set tiebreaker. We were up 9-6 with three match points but couldn’t finish the match. These are the moments where you suffer the most in this business. I mean, if your opponent is just better that day and you loose 3-6, 3-6 ok, they deserved it; they were better, just as simple as that. But today we were pretty much controlling the match but couldn’t just finish it.

However, like I wrote you before, it certainly was a privilege to play here and once time goes by I will be able to remember this tournament with a smile.

Thanks to our friends, fans, sponsors and the organization. You all did a wonderful job. Thanks a lot!

Kveta