DelPo Returns!

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,

Michelle

Solfire inspired by the world around us

A quick look at Solfire will tell you that they’re not your average athletic apparel company. The designs bring art into motion for the athlete. Each piece is designed in Brooklyn to unite function, fashion and art.

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The newest line is called the Element Collection. The designers were inspired to take a look at things in our world from a different angle. The Flame Molecule art is a reinterpretation of the molecules of the human body and recurring geometries in the natural world, and the Wingblast design will let you soar — like an eagle’s wings.

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There was much thought into the color palette as well. To match the feel of the crisp feel of a winter day, Solfire chose a palette of greys, purples and blues with energizing “punch” of lime.

2014 Year End Awards – The 6th Annual TDubby’s

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With 2015 less than 48 hours away, I don’t want to lollygag, dillydally or shilly shally around. This year, we saw the retirement of one of the most popular players on the WTA, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki ran a marathon, and a bunch of people dumped buckets of ice on themselves for a great cause (including us).

Furthermore, we had eight different Grand Slam singles champions for the first time in 16 years! Could the Big 4 be no more?

2015 brings us more questions than answers. Will Rafa Nadal get back to his old self? Can Federer keep beating Father Time? What about Serena? Who will retire in 2015?

But before we get to those, let’s give out some awards!

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