“Roger Federer’s Tennis Challenge” – that’s the name of the iPhone and iPad tennis game that Crédit Suisse has launched in its Les Amis du Crédit Suisse app.
Each week, between November 5 and December 2, the best and most active players have the chance to win a prize autographed by Roger Federer.
Download the app on itunes.
All players play three round-robin matches against rivals in their group to determine a winner and runner-up from each group, who advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.
In the semi-finals the winner of Group A plays the runner-up of Group B and the winner of Group B plays the runner-up of Group A. Semi-final winners advance to the final.
-Group A: Bob and Mike Bryan (1), Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek (3), Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (6), Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer (7)
-Group B: Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor (2), Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau (4), Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna (5), Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen (8)
This Bercy tournament must look like an Halloween nightmare for new Director Guy Forget.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and crowd favorite Gael Monfils pulled out of the tournament.
Novak Djokovic crashed out in his first match, losing to Sam Querrey in the second round and 2011 runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to David Ferrer in quarterfinals.
No player outside the big four has won a Masters 1000 tournament since Robin Soderling took the Paris Bercy title in 2010. This will change this week.
So, who’s gonna win:
- 5th ranked David Ferrer?
- Gilles Simon (18) who beat Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarters?
- Jerzy Janowicz (69), the giant killer, who defeated Kohlscheiber, Cilic, Murray and Tipsarevic to reach the semifinals?
- wild card Michael Llodra (129), semifinalist here in 2010?
A little suggestion for Forget and the Bercy organisators: no player on next year’s poster.
Twenty years ago, the Nike Tennis design team created the “burning ball” logo inspired by the type of tennis Nike stood for: fast, furious and unapologetic. The mark was first used on the Nike Air Tech Challenge and was added to the neon colors, denim and spandex of that era’s Challenge Court collection.
To pay homage to 1992, Nike Tennis has created a new Flame collection. The Air Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 and Breathe 2K12 have been released with the same visual design for the first time.
Federer‘s signature shoe with ‘Agassi colorways’.
Via Crocked Tongues
Enjoy a few videos of Paris Bercy 2011 and stay tuned for more pics and videos!
By winning his first Paris Bercy title, Federer became the only player to reach the final of all 9 Masters events.
The win also made him the second player, after Andre Agassi, to take titles at both Roland Garros and the Paris Bercy Masters.