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Are you the next Wilson team member?!

Will you be NEXT?

Bonjour from Paris!!!

The Wilson Tour team and I just landed in today in preperation for Roland Garros.

We have tons of Wilson BLX tennis bags, Pro Overgrip and Luxilon Alu Power ready for our players and are excited to bring you some fun stuff from the city of romance.

It’s going to be a busy 10 days here, but we are looking forward to watching some of our Next Gen boys in action later today….(it’s now 12:45am here)…. make sure to keep an eye on Federico Delbonis, Andrey Kuznetsov, Agustin Velotti and more…

If you are interested in being part of our Next Gen and think you have what it takes to be part of the Wilson team, go to http://apps.facebook.com/wilsonmorenext/ and check out this video for more info: 

Until tomorrow, Tracy

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BE NEXT- Win $500 of Wilson Tennis gear & your own WILSON.com profile

Do you think you have what it takes to be the NEXT Wilson team member?
Post your photo/video on Wilson Tennis Facebook  for your chance to win a $500 Wilson Tennis package and your very own Next Gen profile!!!
The player chosen must embody the Next Gen spirit… exuding passion, energy & love for tennis while having fun every step of the way!
Show off your Wilson BLX tennis gear and what you are made of!

For more info, go to: http://apps.facebook.com/wilsonmorenext/

Kei Nishikori “splits” with New York Mets 1st baseman Ike Davis

Rising tennis star Kei Nishikori splits his time between the tennis court and baseball field when he meets up with New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis to talk about the importance of prep.

Dimitrov continues to rise with Wilson BLX

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

 

Dimitrov continues to rise with Wilson BLX

Grigor Dimitrov swung his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to take his third straight ATP Tour Challenger title in Bangkok.

Dimitrov has now won 27 of his last 28 matches and is slated to reach another career high #136 on the ATP World Tour this week after gaining 80 ATP Tour points.

Dimitrov is starting to come into his own and prove why he is one of the top prospects of Wilson’s Next Gen.

We caught up with the 19 year old Dimitrov shortly after his win.

Q:What are your goals till end of year and 2011?

Grigor Dimitrov: Before the end of this year, I would like to get into Top 100 to get a jump start for Australian Open. And 2011 is gonna be an exciting year for me, so I’m looking forward to it. And of course, I have high expectations for my game and attack the Top 50, but most important is to stay healthy and in good condition. 

Q: What is the picture/screen saver on your Blackberry?

Grigor Dimitrov: On my BB my picture is: black and white wallpaper over looking New York City made by Henri Silberman! 

Q: What is your off court style?

Grigor Dimitrov: I don’t know from where should I start!! haha. I like clothes a lot. Actually in the end of the day, I’m trying to get off the tennis gear, when I go for dinner or have time off. Love stores, you can find all sorts of nice stuff in outlets and for sure in the expensive top brands stores. I personally like retro and rebel style, therefore my favorite designer was Alexander McQueen. All of his lines and models were different every time and you can find your style in it and you can express yourself in the way you want.

Q: Who would you like to see in concert?

Grigor Dimitrov: Well, I like all types of music but if I could really pick one, that would be the rapper Lil Wayne. I’ve been following him for a while and I like the background of his life and way to the top.

Q: What do you love about your Wilson Six.One Tour BLX?

Grigor Dimitrov: Simple: It’s THE BEST racket ever!!! 

 

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov reaches career high on ATP World Tour

Wilson Next Gen Grigor Dimitrov get psyched with his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX

Wilson Next Gen player Dimitrov reaches career high on ATP World Tour

Wilson Next Gen player Grigor Dimitrov is on the rise. Swinging his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to victory, Dimitrov took home his 2nd ATP Tour challenger title in Bangkok and lift his ranking to a career high #146 on the ATP World Tour.

“It’s a great feeling to be touted as a player to watch,” said Dimitrov. “But winning is most important and my BLX racket is helping me do that.”

19 year old Dimitrov has been in great form through the summer, winning 4 ITF Pro Circuit Futures tournaments and the ATP Tour Geneva challenger on clay courts and then capturing his win in Bangkok on hard courts.

“Grigor has the great ability to play on every surface and has a lot variety in his game,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “Sometimes those capabilities can take a bit longer to come together, so it’s nice to see Grigor already having success. We are excited to see what the future holds.”

Dimitrov will play another ATP Tour Challenger in Bangkok this week.

Grigor Dimitrov plays with the Wilson Six.One Tour BLX

19 yr old Federico Delbonis joins the Wilson Team

Federico Delbonis plays with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

 

19 yr old Federico Delbonis joins the Wilson Team

19 year old Federico Delbonis is part of Wilson’s Next Generation of stars.

Currently ranked #146, Delbonis is the youngest player in the Top 150 on the ATP World Tour. 

“His huge forehand and serve will establish Fede as a force on the ATP Tour in the years to come,” said Wilson Tour Manager Adam Schaechterle. “His ability to generate great pace from the ground is something special.”

With already three ITF Pro Circuit titles to his name, Delbonis knows that there is still a lot of work to be done and looks forward to the challenge.

“This is just the beginning of my career,” said Delbonis. “Wilson has helped many players become great champions and I hope to have my best results with my Wilson Blade 98 racket.”

Del Bonis’ next tournament will be an ITF Pro Circuit Challenger in Milan.

Federico Delbonis (left) signs with Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson’s Next Generation Sweep Roland Garros Junior Singles Titles, Again

2010 Roland Garros Junior Champions Agustin Velotti & Elina Svitolina

 

Wilson’s Next Generation Sweep Roland Garros Junior Singles Titles, Again

For the second consecutive year, Wilson players take the Roland Garros Boys and Girls singles titles. Last year, Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Berta lifted the Roland Garros trophies and went on to finish the year #1 on the ITF Junior Circuit for 2009. This year, using their Wilson Blade rackets, Agustin Velotti and Elina Svitolina take home the Roland Garros Junior Singles titles.

Using his Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket, Agustin Velotti won the Roland Garros Boys Singles crown when he beat Collarini 6-4 7-5 to become the first Argentine to lift the title since Coria in 1999. Coming into the tournament unseeded, this was no easy feat for the Velotti, as he defeated #15 seed Baluda and 2010 Australian Open Junior Champion Fernandes en route to the title.

The 18 year old Argentine Velotti, who is now ranked #2 on the ITF Junior Circuit, recognizes Wilson as big part of his success.

Wilson has been a big supporter of me and my tennis for many years,” said Velotti, who signed a long term deal with Wilson last year. “The racket is the most important part to a player feeling confident on the court and I’m absolutely delighted to have won Roland Garros with my Blade racket.”

Like VelottiElina Svitolina was also unseeded and fought her way through the draw, taking down #19 seed Pipiya, # 4 seed Nastja Kolar,  #9 seed Beatrice Capra en route to the crown. 

Playing for the first time at Roland Garros, 15 year old Svitolina used her Wilson Blade Team racket to defeat Jabeur 6-2 7-5 to take her 1st Grand Slam junior title and lift her ranking to #4 on the ITF Junior Circuit.

 “I played really well this week and I look forward to playing Serena now,” Svitolina said jokingly.  When asked about being part of Wilson’s next generation of players, she said “Wilson has the best players and it’s really great to keep Wilson’s streak going at Roland Garros. I love my racket and couldn’t imagine playing with anything else.”