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Wilson Racquet Sports Sponsors 50th Orange Bowl Tournament

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Wilson Racquet Sports, a division of leading sports equipment manufacturer Wilson Sporting Goods  is proud to serve as official ball sponsor of this year’s Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, which begins this week in Coral Gables, Fla., and runs through December 23. This year’s tournament has received a record number of over 1,300 competitor applicants aged 14 and under, attracting the most promising young tennis stars from around the globe.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a classic tennis tournament that draws boys and girls from as far away as Russia and Japan, as well as hometown locals,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director for Wilson. “The Orange Bowl continuously produces top notch talent and proves to be a fundamental tournament in helping future tennis professionals. We are excited to be a part of this process.”

 This year’s players to watch include Wilson top juniors and recent winners of the Eddie Herr International, Dominique Schaefer (U.S.), winner of the Girls 12’s Singles title and Mariya Shishkina (U.S.), winner of the Girls 14’s Singles title. Wilson head to toe player Bogdan Borza (Romania), who is currently the European under 14’s Boys Singles Champion will be an exciting prospect to follow, as will last year’s 12 and under Junior Orange Bowl runner up Chan Yeong Oh (Korea) and Florida native Noah Makarome, the current number two ranked player in the U.S. in boys 12 and under.

Past alumni of the Orange Bowl Championship boasts an impressive list, including Wilson players Juan Martin Del Potro, Justine Henin and Chris Evert, as well as past and current ATP and WTA stars.

 

 

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Interview with Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

2009 US Open champ Juan Martin Del Potro is in Argentina getting ready for the 2011 season. We caught up with Juan Martin to get some of your questions answered. Enjoy this short interview with Juan Martin!

 

Question from Sigit Eric: What kind of strings do you use? How tight would you string it??

Juan Martin: I use Luxilon Alu Power 125 and string at 63 pounds

 

Question from Kiyoko Saito: If you were not a pro tennis player, what would you like to do for work?

Juan Martin: I would be an architect

 

Question from Jason Ciaccio: Why did u ever cut your long hair?! And what will be your next hair style?

Juan Martin: I cut it because I did not like it anymore, I think it was more of a teenager style, now I am a man!!!

Next cut, I don’t know lets see…….

 

Question from Emiliano Cassani: Que recomendación me das para poder controlar mis nervios a la hora de un partido?

Juan Martin: Los nervios afectan todos los jugadores, jo tambien soy muy nervioso cuando juego. Mi consejo es entrenar duro para despues tener la confianca que en el partido puedes haser la misma cosas que en el entrenamiento

 

Question from Arturs Lazdins: What is your favorite thing to do off court?

Juan Martin:I like to go on internet, watch football games and spend time with my family and friends

 

Question from Paul Heywood: How can I best use my height as an advantage on court?

Juan Martin: Work on your serve and volley…..You can cover the court better and the opponent will have problems passing you at the net, it will be tough to lob you and you can defenitly serve with better angle and power

 

Question from Chee Yan Tang: Would you prefer to date someone your height,  shorter or maybe…taller?

Juan Martin: Any size is fine as long as she is beautiful!!!!

 

Federer and Fish, a Wilson BLX Final in Cincinnati

Roger Federer plays with the Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket

Federer and Fish, a Wilson BLX Final in Cincinnati

Roger Federer and Mardy Fish will go head to head with their Wilson Six.One BLX rackets for the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters title in Cincinnati.

 “Wilson is proud to have both finalists playing with the new BLX technology,” said Wilson Global Tour Director Massimo Calvelli. “The tennis has been terrific this week and it’s nice to see Roger and Mardy find their form leading into the Open.”

Roger Federer eased into the finals with a 6-4 6-3 win over Baghdatis. Defending champion, Federer is vying for his fourth Cincinnati title.

Mardy Fish has been in outstanding form throughout the summer hard court season, taking the singles title in Atlanta and doubles title in Washington DC. This week, he defeated ATP Tour World #8 Verdasco, #4 Murray and former World #1 Roddick en route to the final and put himself in position to capture his first ATP Tour Masters Series tournament title.

The Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Series finals will be played at 12pm Eastern time.

Mardy Fish plays with the Wilson Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket

WIN A HIT WITH JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

 

WIN A HIT WITH JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

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Contest begins tomorrow, Monday April 12th

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ROGER FEDERER HAS THE PERFECT FEEL- Federer Wins Australian Open Title with New BLX Racket

Roger Federer used his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to win the 2010 Australian Open title

ROGER FEDERER HAS THE PERFECT FEEL

Federer Wins Australian Open Title with New BLX Racket

New decade, new racket, new record. Playing with his new Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket, Roger Federer proved once again why he is the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer’s 2010 Australian Open win marks his 16th Grand Slam title, surpassing his own all-time record of 15 major titles.

Federer’s continued success is due in part to Wilson’s ever evolving technology and BLX is no exception. Federer switched to his new Six.One Tour BLX racket at the beginning of 2010. “Wilson continues to provide rackets with the most cutting edge technology and this racket really gives me the extra feel I look for,” Federer said after claiming the title. “My new BLX racket provides me with the extra edge I needed to succeed.”

The #1 player in the world stayed strong throughout the entire match in Rod Laver Arena winning 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11). Federer broke Murray’s serve twice in the opening set and once in the second. Federer rallied from 5-2 down in the third, breaking Murray when he served in attempt to push the match into a fourth set.

Federer solidified his #1 ranking for a 268th week and tied Jimmy Connors in third place on the all-time list. Since 2004, he has reached at least the semi-finals of every Grand Slam. He continued his Grand Slam streak with a 23rd consecutive semi-final appearance.

“It’s an incredible feeling to continue this streak and my success at Grand Slams,” Federer said. “This 16th title means the world to me and I hope to keep this streak alive.”

Once again, Federer has raised the bar in the game of tennis and provide another benchmark for his competitors to work harder, play better and achieve more. He is still No.1 in the world and even with competition snapping at heels everyday, the legacy continues.