“I want to apologize to all, in particular to the fans that had already purchased a ticket to such a good cause, but unfortunately we won’t be able to play for the moment that match in Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium on July 14th.
The doctors have been checking my knee and I suffer a tendinitis which will have me away from any practice or matches for 15 days, which makes it impossible to play with Novak Djokovic as we’d expected and announced. Read more
To raise money for thyroid cancer for the Mariposa Ball we have collected some tennis memorabilia and put it on eBay.
Here are some of the reasons we’re working to raise money for thyroid cancer:
- One in seven Australian’s will be diagnosed with some form of thyroid disease.
- In patients with thyroid cancer 20% will experience local recurrence and10% will have distant metastases at the 10 year mark
- For those with recurrence there is currently no other treatment apart from surgery and further exposure to radioactive iodine which increases the risk of side effects like leukemia. Read more
The top eight male players tennis players for the season stepped out for ‘A Night With The Stars’ Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The event was supported by Moet & Chandon at Battersea Power Station.
Nadal was accompanied by long term love Xisca Perello who posed for photos with her man and was seen enjoying his company throughout the night. Novak Djokovic was joined by his long time girlfriend Jelena Ristic and Tomas Berdych was joined by his new girlfriend. Read more
Posted in Charity, Ester Satorova, Jelena Ristic, Lucie Safarova, Media, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych, World Tour Finals, Xisca Perello
Virginie Razzano has won hearts and respect around the world simply by walking on centre court in Paris to play her first round match against Jarmila Gajdosova. Razzano’s fiance and former coach Stephan Vidal died just 8 days ago (May 16) at age 32 after a nine year battle with a brain tumour.
Wearing her heart on her sleeve and a black ribbon on her shirt Razzano was beaten by Australian Gajdosova, who incidentally has recently announced her divorce from Sam Groth, 6-3, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier. Read more
The man of the moment Novak Djokovic has taken long time partner Jelena Ristic to the Cannes Film Festival where they saw the new Jodie Foster/Mel Gibson movie ‘The Beaver’.
Novak also hit the runway for ‘Fashion For Relief’ to continue raising funds for Japan after their devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki have helped raise awareness for skin cancer in an exhibition in Madrid, “A Setback in the Sun”. The event was run by Felix Mantilla who has been diagnosed with skin cancer himself.
His diagnosis in 2005 came as a shock to him. “Maybe I took off the shirt once a year. I’m someone who hates the sun or to be at the beach. But what I learned from the skin doctor is that you can get sun exposure on your face and you may end up with skin cancer somewhere else on your body. And I have a fair skin complexion, so that doesn’t help. Read more
There is simply no debating that Novak Djokovic is the player of the month for March… and well really the player of the year. Djokovic is unbeaten this season. He won the Australian Open, Dubai and Indian Wells and is now in the semi finals in Miami where he awaits Mardy Fish.
Djokovic has beaten Federer in all three of the tournaments he has won this season. He beat Nadal in the finals in Indian Wells and he destroyed Andy Murray’s game and contributed to the downfall of his psyche in the Australian Open final. Read more
Posted in Andy Murray, Australian Open, Charity, Dubai, Indian Wells, Mardy Fish, Miami, Novak Djokovic, Player of the Month, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Kei Nishikori, Fernando Verdasco, Richard Gasquet and Andy Murray will be among a football (soccer) team of ATP players who will take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers this Wednesday 23rd March to raise money for the Japanese earthquake/tsunami recovery efforts.
The boys will also be joined by Feliciano Lopez, Viktor Troicki, Marcos Baghdatis and Jurgen Melzer. Read more
Posted in Andy Murray, Charity, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco, Jurgen Melzer, Kei Nishikori, Media, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Viktor Troicki
While Novak Djokovic was busy beating Roger Federer and usurping him as world number two he was continuing to support Japan after the devastating earthquake. You can clearly see he’s drawn two Japanese flags and the words “Support Japan” on his black Kinesio tape.
Word along the grapevine is that the players will come together to raise money for Japan either in Miami or the beginning of the clay court – and clearly Novak will be involved. Read more