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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:

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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

Wilson Tour Team use Wilson BLX Racket to Sweep Atlanta Tennis Championships

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

Wilson Tour Team use Wilson BLX Racket to Sweep Atlanta Tennis Championships 

Swinging their Wilson Six.One BLX tennis rackets, Mardy Fish, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram swept the Atlanta Championship titles for the Wilson Tour Team. 

Mardy Fish won his second straight tournament and 10th straight match, swinging his Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket to beat Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships. 

“Feels awesome to be winning,” said Fish. “With my fitness level being at its best and having my BLX racket that I know I can count on, I have no frivolous worries and focus on the important things on court.” 

Fish, who won in Newport earlier this month, defeated Isner in a scorching 2 hour, 45 minute match with the on-court temperature nearing 150 degrees. 

In doubles action, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram beat Bopanna and Vliegen 6-3, 6-7 (4), 12-10 in the doubles final. Lipsky and Ram did not lose a set until the final. 

“We are proud of our guys,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “This is the beginning of the US Open Series and it’s nice to see them playing some great tennis already.” 

US Open Series continues in Los Angeles.

Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram talk strategy before serving it up with their Wilson Six.One BLX rackets

WIN A HIT WITH JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

 

WIN A HIT WITH JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Take a photo of yourself play testing or playing with a new Wilson® BLX tennis racket. Submit the photo at Wilson Tennis Facebook application http://apps.facebook.com/wilson_contest/ and you are automatically entered in the contest to win a hit with ATP Tour World #5 ranked Juan Martin Del Potro or hundreds of other prizes.
Contest begins tomorrow, Monday April 12th

Wilson GM Jon Muir receives Tennis News 2009 Person of the Year Award in Indian Wells

Roger Federer congratulates Jon Muir

On March 14, Jon Muir received the 2009 Tennis News Person of the Year Award from Tennis News Publisher Bob Larson and Steve Bellamy on Center Court of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the BNP Paribas Open. Prior to the ceremony, Muir also received a congrats from Wilson’s top player Roger Federer.

Jon Muir, the 2009-10 president of the Tennis Industry Association, and worldwide general manager of Wilson Racquet Division was named the Tennis News 2009 Person of the Year.

Through his leadership the TIA is evolving as an industry organization to establish industry economic objectives, an increased focus on creating frequent players/consumers for the sport, and establishing clearer communications and tools that can be utilized throughout the industry.

In 2009, the TIA held two “summit” meetings with representatives from all the major organizations in the industry to discuss concerns and develop further their focus in the following areas:

* Economic Health: TIA is embarking to measure the total size of the tennis industry to include all stakeholders and gather other key economic barometers so they can focus more on big picture goals to increase the total revenue size and economic impact of the industry, including understanding total employment that is driven by the tennis industry.

* Communication & Awareness: The TIA is building & consolidating its information into one single website (www.tennisindustry.org) that will allow all stakeholders to access basic research information, key facts & updates, and general messaging information for the sport and industry that everyone can utilize to further drive interest in tennis and allow everyone to leverage shared information to drive potential non-endemic revenues into our industry.

* Frequent Players: While participation now exceeds 30 million total players and tennis is the fastest growing traditional sport in America, the TIA must focus additional efforts to translate this into more frequent consumers for our sport and industry. There are currently 5.4 million frequent players, but as Muir has stated if we can just achieve a 5% increase each year, we will exceed 9 million frequent players by 2020 and this would have a substantially positive economic impact on our industry and sport – over the next 10 years – and all stakeholders from retailers to tennis professionals, membership to events, media to manufacturers will have a dramatically larger economic pie to share in – that benefits all.

Muir has committed that the industry will begin to see the TIA evolve in 2010 to support these focus areas while still maintaining its strong research and overall participation efforts with the USTA.

One other tool of interest that the TIA has been working on is its “PlayTennis” widget concept that may provide a powerful type of tennis search engine pathway tool to everyone in the industry that helps players find local facilities, certified tennis professionals, quickstart programs, and other potential simple search filters that will support new and re-joining players finding the appropriate pathway to becoming a frequent player in the sport. In addition to this, the TIA launched its “Racket Up, America” promotion in 2009 as a first step to rally the industry focus on getting people playing tennis given the challenging economic environment and this was meant to drive consumers to buy a new racket with tennis retailers. The TIA has said it will continue to explore ways to expand the Racket Up, America promotion in 2010 for broader awareness and impact.

Muir started his career in tennis as a teaching professional in Southern California and was soon offered a sales rep position by Dave Haggerty and Steve Zalinski at Dunlop. Two years later, in 1997, he was hired by Bob Shafer at Wilson as a territory sales manager in the Southern California area. He has served in various positions at Wilson in sales, promotions, and marketing before taking his current responsibility as worldwide General Manager in 2006. Now he travels frequently, about 150 days a year with most of this internationally to support Wilson’s business and growth outside the US market.

Muir is still a current, certified tennis professional with both the USPTA and the PTR organizations as well as serving on the Executive Committee of the USTA national board as a Presidential Appointee of Lucy Garvin.

To follow Wilson General Manager Jon Muir around the globe and get the inside scoop on the tennis industry go to Jon Muir’s Twitter click here

http://twitter.com/jonmuir_wilson

Steve Bellamy, Jon Muir & Bob Larson on Center Court at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden