I must admit, I’m very excited about the return of Juan Martin del Potro to the ATP Tour!
The presence of the gentle giant has definitely been missed over the past year. It’s exciting to see him competing and doing well in the warm up tournament in Sydney, with a 3 set win over Fognini today, DelPo finds himself into the quarterfinals. This is his first tournament since last February and post wrist surgery.
Despite still admitting his wrist isn’t 100%, you just have to love this guys attitude…or at least I do! I love watching him compete and love the heart this guy plays with! Check out what he wrote last week on his Facebook page about this week’s tournament and the upcoming Aussie Open:
Hello everyone!!! I wanted to tell you that we decided to travel to play Sydney and the Australian Open. I missed the tour, I missed to compete, I missed interacting with you on court and those feelings outweigh the pain in the wrist, which comes and goes and prevented me from having the ideal pre-season training.
I don’t expect great results, I just want to feel the competition, I want to feel an active player once again, nearly a year after my last match. At this point I don’t care about the rankings. The situation is different. I take it as a reward for the effort that I put to come back.
The experience of my previous injury will help me so as not to be too anxious. I follow what my doctor Richard Berger says. I have to be patient.
As I wrote in a previous post, thanks for your support on my way back! You know that without your love, my will, the support of my team, my family and friends, this would not be possible.
See you in Australia!
How can you not be rooting for this guy?! Wishing DelPo all the best for the remainder in Sydney and can’t wait to see him back in action at the Aussie Open!
Play with heart,
The countdown is on…the holidays are here and it’s time to get your gifts ordered, delivered and wrapped for your loved ones! So if you are shopping for a fashionista looking to show off her sense of style on and off the court, take a look at one of our new brands at Tennis Warehouse, Cortiglia!
These gorgeous bags are not only a fashion statement, but are also functional in more ways than one. Handcrafted in Italy and made from beautiful Italian leather, these are the perfect bags to throw your tennis gear in, but they can also double as luggage, gym or even a work bag. Each bag has a bit of its own personality whether you want to stand out and be edgy or obtain that classic, elegant look with your bag.
I may be a sucker for all things bright and bold, but ever since we got these bags in, I’ve had my eyes on the Belvedere Tennis Tote in Red. I have said it before, but I typically carry purse-like totes to the court and am always on the look out for something new. If the bag is big enough to carry not only tennis gear, but also my laptop and a change of clothes and shoes, that’s a bonus! These totes are perfect for just that! Plus, it’s sassy and is sure to be the envy of my opponents!
Tennis players and non-tennis players alike will likely recognize the classic court shoes KSwiss has produced since the ’60s. Founded in Los Angeles in 1966 by two brothers living the American dream, KSwiss came about from the inspiration of leather ski boots to create the first all-leather tennis shoe. Since, the 5 stripes and leather comfort have become the signature trait for the brand. Evolving over the years, KSwiss continues to produce some of the most comfortable shoes on the market while still competing to be produce the highest quality performance tennis shoe.
KSwiss — an All-American Heritage Tennis Brand
the KSWISS shoe vault including shoes worn by the Woodies at the 2000 French Open
KSwiss maintains its reputation based on quality products loved by tennis players around the world. And it doesn’t hurt that two of the best doubles teams in the history of our sport have spent their tenure playing under the KSwiss brand. Between the Woodies and the Bryan Brothers, KSwiss has provided shoes for more than a handful of Grand Slam titles. With the Bryan Brothers winning their 100th title this year, who better than to represent this American Heritage Tennis brand?! This California court brand isn’t stopping there and promises to continue to provide us tennis players with high performing shoes.