Tennis in the Swiss Alps anyone?
It all started with a Skype conversation between the Roger Federer and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn regarding a tweet Vonn directed at Federer last October about how she would gladly play tennis with Federer if he would take to the slopes with her. Add in a clever promotion by a Swiss chocolatier, and the two pals recently played some tennis together atop a glacier smack dab in the Swiss Alps.
And the ESPY goes to …
The 2014 ESPYs took place in Los Angeles, as the top athletes and celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment were in attendance to honor the best moments and players from the past year in sports. There were a number of tennis players who attended the event, as awards are given out to the best male and female tennis players. Rafael Nadal took home the Best Male Tennis Player Award, beating out Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, despite his recent struggles. On the women’s side, Russian Maria Sharapova won the award for Best Female Tennis Player.
Maria Sharapova, along with her tennis star boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov, vacationed in Mexico after Wimbledon. The two were spotted by the pool and having drinks while enjoying the sun.
Fernando Verdasco, who also saw first round defeat at Wimbeldon, was in Bastad preparing for the Swedish Open. On his downtime, he soaked in the rays from the beach.
Ana Ivanovic enjoys the sun as she tans by the water.
First pitch in Beantown
After winning his first-round match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., the event’s top seed John Isner headed off to nearby Fenway Park in Boston to throw the first pitch at a Red Sox game and watch the Sox in action against the Chicago White Sox.
Wedding bells for the Djoker
Wimbledon champion and world number one Novak Djokovic married his fiancée Jelena Ristic in a ceremony in Montenegro at a resort on the Adriatic Coast. Djokovic and Ristic, who first met back in high school, have been together for more than eight years. They are expecting their first child later this year.
Tweets from the pros
►Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole): Do we have @onedirection fans in our #nolefam crew? I got to practice with @niallofficial this weekend ;) #1DNews
►Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal): Very happy for this award! Thanks to @ESPYS and to all of you for always supporting me.
►Venus Williams (@VenusesWilliams): Join me at my favorite event in NYC @TasteofTennis #TOTNYC14 8/21 @aysworld cya there!
►Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert): Having a cocktail with @phshriver, my good friend …
►Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios): Good preparation in Toronto. So far hit with Matosevic, Federer, Hewitt & Dancevic. Next will be Nole??
►Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki): Thanks for the hit @ARadwanska! We always have a blast! Ps you owe me an ice cream?? #montreal
►Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska): Did someone say Oreo Dream Extreme? #SayCheesecakeContest @Cheesecake
►Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33): I came here with nothing, but I will leave with a legacy
►Sloane Stephens (@sloanetweets): I'm excited! Today, we have a great day planned for NJTL kids with @USTA_Foundation #servingupdreams
►Andy Roddick (@andyroddick): He just always does that on a stage … Unreal! #Jeter
►John Isner (@JohnIsner): Oh NFL, I've missed you.
►Roger Federer (@RogerFederer): Got schooled by some NHL players today. Had a blast!
►Justin Gimelstob (@JustinGimelstob): Had a great time supporting @Bryanbros at their charity event over the weekend
►Eugenie Bouchard (@GenieBouchard): On the cover of the August issue of @ElleQuebec :)
►Milos Raonic (@MilosRaonic): Thoughts go out to @Paul_George24 A speedy recovery!
►Mardy Fish (@MardyFish): “@Noahrubin33: If you wear short socks to play tennis, I don't respect you.” Ouch.
►Sabine Lisicki (@SabineLisicki): Well ... at least I broke the world record for fastest serve on @WTA ... ???? #131mph #history #record
►Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils): Very proud to become a new ambassador for @DeBethune Looking forward to a successful partnership :-)
►Victoria Azarenka (@Vika7): Having a little debate about superheroes movies … who is your favorite?