The 2014 NFL season is upon us!
Now before you guys get on me for being a football-bashing-tennis-fanboy, I want to let you know that like most red blooded Americans, I am pumped! I’m probably more excited than the average enthusiast. I love watching it, playing it, drafting for my fantasy football teams (I’m in 3 leagues this year!), going to games up in San Francis, er, Santa Clara. I love me some football!
But I want to take some time to give tennis some due props. Because I love me some tennis too! If football is #1 on my list, then tennis is 1A. But football and the NFL are doing just fine without my endorsement (they made over $9 billion in revenue last year).
Football and the NFL are awesome but so is tennis, and in some ways, tennis is even more awesome:
1. Way More Action
If you’re watching tennis on TV, chances are good that you are actually watching a point being played out. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, the average NFL game features only 11 minutes of action. That is 11 minutes in about a 3 hour broadcast. 11 minutes!
Are you the ultimate Rafa fan?!
If you are, then you probably already know about the TennisPic! app, and if not, you need to go download it now!
This app is loaded with images of the Spanish superstar! Everything from his humble beginnings, his life off the court, injuries, Grand Slams and more — this app shares all kinds of pictures of Rafa including throwback photos from his capri-wearing days to his handful of victories along the way to his rise to the top.
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Download yours now and get ready to enjoy tons of images from Roland Garros of Rafa in action!
Play with heart,
As we anxiously await the start of the French Open, Head player Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth straight win last weekend over Rafael Nadal. That makes 3 Rome Masters titles for the Serbian player with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final. Nole heads into Roland Garros as a major title favorite.
The victory in Rome gives Djokovic titles in three of the five Masters 1000 events played so far this season. “After three years it is a pleasure to win this trophy again. Rafa has such a tough game and is a difficult opponent always with his game and style.” said the Serb. Djokovic has now claimed Rome honors in 2008, 2011 and now 2014.
We thought it was worth noting to let you guys know that Nole donated all of his €549,000 prize money from the Rome Masters to the flood victims in his home country of Serbia. Pretty impressive!
In doubles, Nenad Zimonjic (also a Head Graphene Speed player) teamed up with Daniel Nestor to win their 27th tour-level team title in Rome, when they captured the doubles title for a second time after 2009. The sixth seeds defeated the team of Robin Haase and Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the final.
Play with heart,