• Snauwaert racquet

    Unboxing my new Snauwaert racquet

    Early New Year’s resolution for me, as I decided to play tennis again after a long long long … very long time. First step: to buy a brand new racquet. My first ever racquet was a blue Slazenger racquet, looking like this one but with blue grip and frame. Do you remember your first racquet? […]

  • Wimbledon view from court 12

    How to get Wimbledon tickets

    It’s more than time to prepare your trip to the greatest tennis tournament, Wimbledon! Wimbledon tickets are the most coveted tickets and of course the most difficult to get. Prices First, let’s have a look at the prices for Wimbledon 2017 tickets. From £15 to £190 for the mens finals. There are four ways to […]

  • 2016 US Open Angie Kerber

    2016 US Open: Angie Kerber is the new Queen

    “When I was a kid I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams. And today is the day. All the dreams came true this year.” — Angelique Kerber What a year indeed for Angie Kerber: 3 Grand Slam finals, silver at the Olympics and […]

  • TennisAid

    Interview with Martin Rocca, founder of TennisAid

    Tennis is not only about big names and big tournaments, but also about coaches and educators who work in the shadows. Martin is one of them; together with his friend Abel, he founded TennisAid, a charity whose purpose is to provide sports equipment and technical assistance to kids living in poor countries. You can find […]

  • Angelique Kerber, winner of the 2016 US Open

    2016 US Open recap: the good, the bad, the queen

    The good Stan Wawrinka: there’s a new champ in New York. The Swiss struggled to get past the first rounds, losing a few sets here and there and saving a match point in the third round. But he stepped up in the semifinals against Nishikori and outplayed Djokovic in the final. 3 Grand Slam finals, […]

  • adidas Novak pro

    adidas Novak pro

    Novak Djokovic switched from adidas to Sergio Tacchini in 2009 (and then signed with Uniqlo in 2012), but he still has a shoe contract with the German brand. adidas has even created a special edition of the adidas Barricade 7, the adidas Novak pro. Novak’s face on the tongue reminds of the classic Stan Smith […]

  • Louis Armstrong Stadium, US Open 2006

    Souvenirs from the 2006 US Open

    Already 10 years since my trip to the US Open. Time flies… Back in 2006 I spent a week in New York with a bunch of Agassi fans, for some sightseeing and a bit of tennis too. Une photo publiée par @tennisbuzzlive le 11 Sept. 2016 à 8h57 PDT It was my first time ever […]

  • Novak Djokovic, 2016 US Open

    Djokovic and Wawrinka roads to the 2016 US Open final

    One walkover, two retirements and Gael Monfils that’s how we could sum Novak Djokovic‘s US Open campaign so far. Novak Djokovic’s road to the final Round Opponent Score R1 Jerzy Janowicz 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 R2 Jiri Vesely wo R3 Mikhail Youzhny 4-2 ret. R4 Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-1 6-4 QF Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [9] 6-3 […]

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Novak Djokovic

Bercy 2014 day 2: Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber

A really solid 6-3 6-4 win for Novak Djokovic who is once again the big favorite for the title here. But he could lose his number one ranking if he loses in quarterfinals and Roger Federer wins the tournament. Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He […]

Richard Gasquet

Bercy 2014 day 1: Gasquet vs Istomin

Bothered by a back injury before the French Open, Richard Gasquet has had a disappointing season so far: he reached only one final (Eastbourne, loss to Feliciano Lopez) and is now out of the top 20. With a good performance in Paris he could secure a spot in the French Davis Cup team that will […]

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Bercy 2014 day 1: Kohlschreiber vs Roger-Vasselin

A really bad day at the office for Edouard Roger-Vasselin, dismantled 3-6 1-6 by Philipp Kohlschreiber in just over an hour. The Frenchman will take part to the ATP doubles finals in London with Julien Benneteau and has a tiny little chance to be selected as a member of the French Davis Cup team that […]

New Balance 2015 collection

New Balance Press Day: SS15 Collection

On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections. With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest […]

Bercy Arena

Bercy report #1: the POPB

Home of the Paris Bercy Masters since 1986, the POPB (Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy) can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn. Opened in 1984, it was conceived as a modifiable sports arena capable of accomodating between 3500 and 17000 spectators for over 24 sports from […]

POPB

A look back at Bercy 2013

For the first time in years, all the big stars (minus Murray who had back surgery) played the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Nadal and Djokovic were fighting for the number 1 ranking whereas Federer, Wawrinka, Tsonga and co were all fighting for a qualification to the ATP Finals in London. For the first time […]