Win a Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph!

Hey folks.

First my sincerest apologies for not updating TennisThis.com as much lately. Unfortunately, life has been getting in the way of keeping up with the Joneses. Gotta keep those bills and family taken care of.

Anyway, I’m inching my way back into the tennis blogging world and starting it with a bang! Like almost every major tournament, I like to give stuff away so with the US Open just weeks away, I’m going to be giving away something really cool!

Win a Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph!

Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph giveaway tennis

Win this!

Also known as Roger Federer’s tennis racquet of choice. We’ve waited for over a year to find out what the blacked out weapon he carried in his bag was; now that it’s finally here, I’m giving one away! Woohoo!!!

Pre-Order your Wilson RF 97 Autograph racket here

To be clear, a Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph is up for grabs, none of the other versions of the new ProStaff line will be available.
Here are the Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph specs:
Head Size:
97 sq. in. / 625.81 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357.2g
Balance: 12.38in / 31.45cm / 9 pts HL
Swingweight: 335
Stiffness: 68
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Braided Kevlar & Graphite / Basalt Fibers
Grip Type: Wilson Premium Leather
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

How excited are you at the opportunity to win  a Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph??? I would be totally stoked that’s for sure. It’s really too bad I can’t enter my own giveaway. All kidding aside, this is a great opportunity for you to win this sweet Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph and be the first on the courts with it.

How do I enter to win a Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph?

Well, it’s super simple. Like every other contest I’ve done in the past, I have certain requirements; simply enter a comment in the comments section, share on twitter/facebook/instagram/reddit/wherever and wait patiently while the US Open starts and finishes. A single winner will be selected at random at the end of the 2014 Men’s US Open finaland that selected winner will be contacted by me. At that point, the winner has 24 hours to respond to my email confirming they are willing to accept this awesome prize. Also,since the Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph will not be shipping until October 1, 2014; the winner will have to be patient and wait until the racquets are shipped!

This time, I’m going to ask for comments to tell me what’s in your tennis bag! Make a short, or long, list of what’s in your bag (racquets, strings, wristbands, dampeners, etc?). Oh and of course, I would love it if you shared on your social networks too…the more entrants the more fun!

Here’s what’s in my bag:
2 matched Mantis Pro 295′s (Currently strung with Kirschbaum Max Power Rough and YTex Square X @44lbs)
30 pack of Tourna Grip XL (get some here)
Pete Sampras Tourna dampeners (get some here)
Jump rope (get one here)
Energy gummies (get some here)
Hat (get one here)
3 Cans of Penn ATP balls (get a case here)
Towel (get one here)
Total Serve
TennisThis.com business cards
Pens

Rules for entry

This is all the very very important stuff to know for entering this contest to win a Wilson ProStaff RF 97 Autograph….

One entry per person.
No purchase necessary.
Giveaway applies to all countries in the world (unless if you live a country with no internet).
If an international winner is selected, winner is responsible for all shipping costs and any addition VAT or fees for shipping.
No exchanges or substitutes

 

That’s it! Good luck to all of you who enter and if you didn’t win you can get your own Wilson ProStaff FR 97 Autograph tennis racquet from my favorite tennis shop, Tennis-Warehouse

Murray rivalry with Djokovic blossoming

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic we are lead to believe are good friends and get on very well off the court in their own time but on it, their fierce rivalry is starting to develop at quite a rate.

The two stars of the modern game have produced some astonishing matches when they go toe-to-toe on court, with their most recent encounter coming at the Miami Masters in the quarter-finals of the competition.

It was the Serb who came out on top on that occasion with a hard-fought 7-5 6-3 victory over the Scot, who is ever so slowly get back to his best tennis having undergone back surgery at the end of last year which has hindered his tennis of late.

Although it was a straight-sets win from Djokovic, which denied Murray retaining his title down in Florida, trying to beat the world number two clearly meant a lot to the two-time Gland Slam wining Brit. Read the rest of this entry

Wilson tennis missing out on a load of money

Roger Federer WIlson tennis racquet blacked out

What is he wielding?

We all know that the king of tennis, Roger Federer, plays with a Wilson tennis racquet; but the billion dollar question is which Wilson tennis racquet is Federer actually playing with? The blacked out frame is about as majestically as a Big Foot or a Unicorn.

It’s been ages, really it’s been about 9 months, since Roger Federer announced his switch to a new larger Wilson tennis racquet. Though he left out key details about what he was using; in fact, he didn’t really give any details other than the larger head size.

Wilson tennis is taking too long to deliver

I’ve spoken with several people on this matter, “What is Roger Federer using?” Nobody seems to know! I’ve talked to quite a few insiders (Wilson tennis reps), some players on the tour, and some stringers in the 1% of stringing; literally nobody knows.

Interestingly enough, Roger Federer has vanished from the Tennis-Warehouse Wilson tennis brand page: check it out

The moment that Wilson releases anything about this Dark Knight of a tennis racquet, their stock is going to skyrocket, though they’re really taking too long already to deliver the product. The public wants it; players have hand fulls of cash ready to throw at Wilson tennis, just to emulate what one of the greatest tennis players to have ever graced a tennis court is holding as his weapon of choice. Seriously, the sheeple don’t care what it is or what it plays like, or even if it gives them the worst case of tennis elbow they’ve every had, THEY WILL BUY.

Does this mysterious Wilson tennis racquet even have a name?

All I know is that there was a meeting recently at Wilson to discuss names for the frame. I don’t know anything else, I promise!

Though if I were in that meeting, I would have to guess the following three names were at the top of the heap: Read the rest of this entry

Is Wawrinka’s AO win being tainted?

Wawrinka AO win being tainted by rafael nadal?

Nadal back treatment @ATPWorldTour.com

Ok, so we all know that Rafa lost to the new Swiss numbero uno, Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. To me, it is refreshing to see another player that’s not named Nadal, Federer, Murray, or Djokovic hoisting a major trophy over their head; Stan Wawrinka earned every single point in his final match against the world #1. But I’m starting to see that Wawrinka’s AO win is being tainted by Rafa’s “injury” already.

Rafa got beat…

…but not because he was injured. Rafa got beat because Stan outplayed him and finished points exactly when he needed. He played an amazing final match that he should remember for the rest of time; he played a “Perfect” match in Australia. Read the rest of this entry

Australian Open heat is ridiculous

Seriously, the Australian Open heat is ridiculous. It’s day 2 of the “Happy Slam” but there’s really nothing “Happy” about it if you’re competing at the beginning of a coming Australian heatwave.

On the start of Day 2 at the 2014 Australian Open, the heat started to rise, then it rose some more; during the middle of the Paire vs. Dancevic match out on Court 6, the air temperature rose to about 108 degrees Fahrenheit. That air temperature coupled with the strong sun, drove the temperature of the tennis court to closer to 146 degree Fahrenheit! It’s ridiculous to think that players were battling it out in that kind of heat without officials offering more than a few ice pack, a ball kid with an umbrella, and extra bottles of water.

Here’s a GIF of Canadian Frank Dancevic falling over and fainting from the extreme heat (courtesy of The Tennis Channel):

Australian Open heat is ridiculous

Frank Dancevic passes out

Read the rest of this entry

Federer eyes return to the top

Roger Federer has insisted he is ready to put a forgettable 12 months behind him and become a major force in tennis once again. The 17-time grand slam champion has long been regarded by many as one of the game’s greatest ever players, but the Swiss star appeared to be on the slide in 2013 after winning just one title and slipping to sixth in the world rankings.

While Federer struggled with his form throughout the year, rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray all continued to take their games to the next level, making the 32-year old’s job even harder if he is going to add to his haul of grand slam titles. The Betfair odds might not support Federer’s belief he can get back among the mix at the top, although the Swiss star has shown throughout his career that it’s never wise to ever really write Federer off.

After a disappointing 2013, Federer made the decision to add former world number one Stefan Edberg to his coaching set-up during the winter. Following Federer an-injury winter working with the Swede, Federer now believes he is now in a strong position heading into the new season.

“I probably trained harder in the off-season than all the guys ahead of me in the rankings. They went off to play exhibitions, like I did last year, so that [counts in my favour]. I did a full-on month [of training], which I haven’t done in a long time.”

“I really feel like I’m on the way back. Who knows? Maybe I’ll play my best in March or April. I just want to get back to a good level and then, hopefully, I can start winning tournaments again,” insisted Federer.

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