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Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov continues his climb with BLX

Grigor Dimitrov plays with the Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov continues his climb with BLX

Grigor Dimitrov swung his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to reach the finals of the ATP Challenger in Orleans, France to achieve a career high rank and make him the youngest player in the Top 120 on the ATP World Tour.
It has been another great week of tennis for Dimitrov, as he defeated ATP Tour World #73 Lacko and scored a big semifinals win over ATP Tour World #32 Michael Llodra, before being edged out by  Nicolas Mahut 2-6 7-6 7-6 in the final.
Powered by his Wilson BLX racket, Dimitrov’s Orleans results marks his seventh final of the year and brings him one step closer to reaching his year end goal of Top 100.
“Grigor is an amazing talent and has often been touted as the ‘Next Roger Federer.’ Those are high expectations,” said Wilson Global Director Massimo Calvelli. “It’s really nice to see Grigor start coming into himself and mold his own game. The possibilities are endless for Grigor and the Wilson Team looks forward to continuing to help him reach his goals.”
Dimitrov will play the Eckental ATP Tour Challenger next week.

Check out this fun trick shot video with Grigor:

Kanepi fights through to US Open Quarterfinal

Kaia Kanepi swings her Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket

 

Kanepi fights through to US Open Quarterfinal

 

Kaia Kanepi upsets #15 seed Wickmayer 0-6 7-6 6-1 to reach her first US Open quarterfinal.

 “It feels amazing,” Kanepi said. “I’ve played some of my best tennis with my Wilson BLX racket and I want to keep it going.”

Kanepi has had an outstanding summer and has continued her great form through Flushing Meadows defeating #4 seed Jankovic and fought her way through today’s match against Wickmayer.

“Kaia’s showing great poise and determination,” said Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “We look forward to seeing watching her take it another step further.”

Kanepi will now take on the winner of Andrea Petkovic/Zvonareva for a spot in the semifinals.

Getting to know Kaia Kanepi……..

Kaia Kanepi pumped to reach the US Open Quarterfinals with her Wilson Pro Open BLX

 

What age did you start playing tennis? At 8 years old

Who was your idol growing up? Martina Hingis

If you were on a deserted island and could only bring 3 things what would you bring? Water, food and suncream

What is one thing you want to do before leaving New York? I would like to hold the trophy over my head

What do you love about your Wilson Pro Open BLX racket? Power and control… everything I need in a great racket

Getting to know Czech Davis Cup hero Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek plays with the Wilson Kobra tennis racket

Getting to know Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek helped lift the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup semifinals by winning both his singles and doubles rubber over Chile.  Get to know this Wilson Tour Team player a little bit better. Jan plays with the Wilson Kobra Team tennis racket.

What shot feels most natural to you? Backhand

Off Court, what activities make you feel alive?   Time spending with family and friends

Name something you secretly enjoy, but hate to admit    Sitting and drinking my favorit beer :) 

What makes you feel unique?   Hunger for winning and success

If your house was on fire, and you could only grab three things before you left, what would they be?  My wife Daja , our yorkshire dog Rex , Davis Cup Trophy for the final 2009

How long have you been with Wilson? 2 years

What is your favorite part of being on the Wilson Team? I am happy with everything

Horia Tecau sports all Wilson in Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Final

Horia Tecau in all Wilson gear and pumped with his Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket

Horia Tecau sports all Wilson in Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Final

Horia Tecau will be fully representing Wilson when he takes the court wearing Wilson apparel and swinging his Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket as he and partner Robert Lindstedt vie for their first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on Saturday.

“I’m having my best results this year and I think my cool clothes and racket are bringing me luck,” said Tecau with a smile. “I’m feeling great right now and to bring home the title would be amazing.”

Tecau has had an outstanding year thus far. The 6’4 Romanian won his first ATP doubles title at the 2010 Heineken Open in Auckland in January and his results continued to pick up, as he won the ITF Pro Circuit Challenger in Marrakech and then went on to team up with fellow Wilson player Robert Lindstedt to take the ATP World Tour Casablanca title. Leading into Wimbledon, Tecau and Lindstedt continued the partnership winning ‘s-Hertogenbosch for their second title as a team and lifted Tecau to a career high #32 on the ATP World Doubles Tour.

Tecau now finds himself in uncharted territory, playing in his first Wimbledon final against fellow Wilson player Philipp Petzschner and Melzer for the 2010 Wimbledon Doubles title.

“Wilson has always had many successful doubles teams,” said Tecau. “3 out of the 4 players this year are Wilson players…but I hope I can be the first all Wilson player to bring home a Grand Slam title. Robert and I are playing well together and this is an exciting time for us.”

The Wimbledon Men’s Doubles final will take place on Saturday July 3rd.

Tecau ready with his Wilson Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket

Wilson Dubs Team Horia Tecau & Robert Lindstedt reach Wimby finals

Juan Martin Del Potro Reaches a Career High #4 on the ATP World Tour

 

This week Juan Martin Del Potro reached a career high #4 on the ATP World Tour.

“Juan Martin’s meteoric rise to the top of men’s tennis has been nothing less than superb,” says Antoine Ballon, Global Marketing Director. “Juan Martin’s game continues to impress and we look forward to watching him play with his new Pro Tour BLX racket at the Australian Open.”

2009 was an outstanding year for the young Argentine, as he captured three titles, including his first Grand Slam crown. Del Potro’s US Open win made him the first player to beat Nadal and Federer in a Grand Slam tournament and the first Argentine to capture US Open since Vilas in 1977.  He also reached his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final and closed the season by reaching the final of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Del Potro finished the year as the youngest player in the Top 10.

“2009 was a great year for me,” says Del Potro. “I can’t wait to play next week and debut my new racket at the Australian Open, the Pro Tour BLX. It looks cool and feels amazing!”

Del Potro will take the court equipped with his new Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket at the Australian Open starting Monday Jan.18th

Wilson BLX Tennis Rackets

Catch some of your favorite players like Roger Federer, Justine Henin, Juan Martin Del Potro and Mardy Fish swing their new Wilson BLX tennis rackets at the Australian Open later this month.

BLX, Wilson’s new racket technology is engineered with basalt fibers combining proprietary frame, grommet and grip technologies for the perfect feel.

Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance. Wilson’s new technology has used these basalt fibers and woven them longitudinally with [K]arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry.

For more information on the new Wilson BLX rackets, go to Wilson’s Facebook page

Wilson On the Rise-Year in Review


Wilson On the Rise players are tennis’ rising stars under the age of 21.

Our Rising Stars had an outstanding year and we are proud of all their accomplishments.

Here is the 2009 Year in Review for our Wilson On the Rise team. Click Here


Wilson Rising Stars Mladenovic and Berta End Year #1 on ITF Junior Circuit

Wilson Rising Stars Mladenovic and Berta End Year #1 on ITF Junior Circuit

Wilson owned the top spots on the ATP and WTA Tour in 2009 and also claimed the top spots on the ITF Junior Circuit as Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Berta ended the year #1. Just as Wilson had Roger Federer and Serena Williams as a young upcoming players, Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Berta are the rising stars of today’s game.

Kristina Mladenovic played with her Wilson [K]Tour racket to have a great 2009, as she took the French Open Girls’ Singles title, Roehampton Girls Singles title, reached both the Girl’s Singles and Doubles finals at  Wimbledon and most recently, reached the Girls Singles final of the prestigious Orange Bowl International Championships, which solidified her year end #1 ranking on the ITF Junior Circuit. 16 year old Mladenovic also had success at the pro level, as she reached the semifinals of the $100,000 ITF Pro Circuit Cagnes-Sur-Mer Challenger and finished the year ranked 202 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

With his [K] Six.One 95 racket, Daniel Berta ended the year at the top boy on the ITF Junior Circuit. Berta won the 2009 French Open Boys’ Singles title as an unseeded player, defeated 11th seed Mina 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 for his first ever junior Grand Slam title and became the first Swede to win the boys’ title since Carlsson in 1984.

As Berta and Mladenovic continue to reach new levels of their game, they will both be equipped with new BLX rackets and will debut them at the 2010 Australian Open. Wilson takes pride in helping players from the developmental stages through Grand Slam victory. We look forward to watching the impending success of these rising stars.