Nishikori signs lifetime contract with Wilson!

Kei Nishikori Signs Lifetime Contract with Wilson

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., and Kei Nishikori announced today a long-term extension to their partnership. Nishikori, the highest ranked Asian tennis player of all time and currently #8 ATP ranked, will now swing with rackets carrying the iconic Wilson “W” for the entirety of his professional tennis career.

“Kei is electrifying to watch, and he embodies all the exciting attributes of the modern tennis player – speed, agility, power, and pure athleticism,” said Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “Our partnership with Kei is one of great respect, collaboration and trust, and we are excited that he will continue to be a vital member of our Advisory Staff for many years to come.”

“Wilson has been by my side since I was a young junior, supporting my game, my career and my dreams,” said Nishikori. “Their commitment to me has been incredible. I have been working with the Wilson Tour Team and Wilson Labs group to continuously improve my racket, and I am proud that any tennis player in the world can benefit from that work through the BURN racket line.”

Nishikori became the first Asian player to reach a Grand Slam final in singles at the 2014 US Open. In 2015, he has climbed as high as #4 in the world rankings. Nishikori is currently ranked #1 in Japan and #8 in the world. He plays with the Wilson BURN racket, strung with Luxilon 4G 125 or Wilson Natural Gut 16 strings.

Wilson Labs developed the BURN racket line specifically for performance tennis players seeking a racket that accelerates power from the baseline. A key feature of the racket is its long X2 Shaft, a longer handle that allows for increased feel and leverage on two-handed backhands, and an optimal shaft shape to enable quick grip changes for extreme grips.

Tennis Warehouse Black Friday 2015!

Attention tennis shoppers…

Let’s face it, not matter what we tennis players love a good deal when we can find one. Right? I’ve personally waited on a pair of tennis shoes for them to go on sale, just so I could save a few bucks. Today is one of those days, Black Friday. The absolute best day for shopping (online and in store) in the winter; basically every store will have something on sale in one way or another.
Tennis-Warehouse is no different, they just posted a whole lot of awesome deals! 25% off tennis shoes, 70% off tennis bags, $40 off Wilson racquets, and a handful of sweet string deals plus more!


25% Off Nike Gear!

Be like Nadal! 



Sick Women’s Sale!

Best String Deal!



Get Head Racquets

Can’t Beat a BOGO!


There are lots more deals this Black Friday, just look around and you’ll find them!


2015 Wilson Ultra Tennis Racket

New Line from Wilson Tennis – Ultra Tennis Racquets!


Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the introduction of a new high performance racket franchise called ULTRA. Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson, developed the ULTRA collection for the All-Courter, or player that hits from all corners of the court, who seeks a racket that is easy to swing, yet provides strong power and offers great maneuverability and comfort. Wilson Advisory Staff Member and #16 ATP ranked player Feliciano Lopez will debut the ULTRA on tour in 2016.

“As we visited courts all over the world to talk with adult players about what they needed from a racket, our Wilson Labs team quickly realized versatility, power and ease were key,” said Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “To engineer that experience, we delved into our best designs for inspiration and created a modern racket with a unique frame geometry and state-of-the art materials and construction. For our athletes, the result is a racket that is easy to handle, feels effortless with every stroke, and yet is very, very powerful.”

The ULTRA racket features octagon geometry inside the frame and rounded geometry outside the frame. This innovative frame design was inspired by the Company’s new, cutting-edge BURN® FST racket geometry, which allows players to swing faster with less effort. The racket’s frame is complemented by premium High Performance Carbon Fiber to deliver power in every stroke. The racket is also lightweight and its Cushion Foam handle offers optimal shock absorption for comfort.

The ULTRA franchise consists of four racket models: 97, 100, 103S and 108. The ULTRA 97 combines the precision from a mid-plus headsize with easy power. This racket is smooth and its forgiving feel makes it perfect for both the advanced singles and doubles player. The ULTRA 100 is best for intermediate to advanced All-Courters, while the ULTRA 103S is designed for intermediate level players who love the game and are looking to improve their performance. With Spin Effect™ Technology creating explosive spin and High Performance Carbon Fiber providing tons of power, the ULTRA 103S makes the game easier for a wide range of playing styles.Wilson Ultra Tennis Racquets

The ULTRA 108 is designed for the All-Courter who is just starting out to those who have mastered basic tennis skills; it is ideal for the doubles player. This racket features a more traditional rounded frame geometry. It has a large oversize head and a big, comfortable sweetspot to provide high power.

The ULTRA is the second All-Courter collection to emerge from the Company’s PlayerID system. The UTLRA line will be available at Tennis-Warehouse and on on December 15. The line will retail for $229.00.

Will history repeat itself at the 2015 US Open?

Is history going to repeat itself when Novak Djokovic bids to win the US Open for only the second time in his career?

NDThe only previous time Djokovic was the champion at Flushing Meadows was in 2011 when he beat Rafael Nadal in four sets. That is also the only year when he has won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in the same year – something he has achieved already in 2015.

His record this year is tremendous as, after losing to Ivo Karlovic in Qatar in his first tournament of the year, Djokovic has reached the final in all subsequent 10 tournaments he has played in.

However, he heads into the US Open in the unusual position of losing his two most recent finals. He was beaten by Andy Murray in the final of the Rogers Cup in three sets in a pulsating game and he was then beaten in straight sets by Roger Federer in the final in Cincinnati.

It’s not quite the same build-up Djokovic had in 2011 as he beat Mardy Fish in the final of theRogers Cup before losing to Murray in the final in Cincinnati. Still, despite Djokovic having consistently shown he is the best player in the world this year, his two recent defeats have lefta slight air of vulnerability hanging over the Serb.

RFFederer and Murray clearly rate as the biggest dangers to Djokovic in New York, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that he suffered a surprise defeat by Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals a year ago. He had reached the final in the previous four years, losing twice to Nadal, in addition to beating the Spaniard, and also losing to Murray in five sets in 2012 after he had drawn level from two sets down.

Murray’s first win over Djokovic since the Wimbledon final of 2013 will have given the Scot the confidence he needs to think he can win another Grand Slam, whether he is drawn to meethim in the semi-finals or the final.

Likewise, Federer will take great heart from the fact he has beaten Djokovic twice in finals this year, in addition to losing three, as the 34-year-old bids for only his second Grand Slam title since winning the Australian Open in 2010, and his first since Wimbledon 2012.

You can watch live tennis streaming online at and the fortnight of the US Open promises to be fascinating viewing judged on the quality of tennis played at the recent Masters events.

History suggests Djokovic can win his third Grand Slam title of the year and it would be a brave man to back against him reaching the final at the very least. But Federer and Murray have raised their game a notch in the past month and will push the world number one all the way.

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the launch of three new high performance, next generation tennis products designed for today’s modern game.  The new products include the Pro Staff 97S, which was developed in collaboration with Wilson Advisory Staff Member Grigor Dimitrov, a line of extreme power rackets called ULTRA XP, and Element string. Wilson and Luxilon developed Element to achieve optimum power and comfort, while offering increased spin potential.

“At the heart of our Wilson Labs innovation program, is the modern tennis player.  We are hyper-focused on designing new product concepts that are built against player insights and give our athletes a performance edge,” said Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager, Racquet Sports. “We are a player’s brand. In that spirit, we want to create new ways to help every kind and type of player excel on the court and increase their enjoyment of the game.”


Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson, and recently re-signed Wilson Advisory Staff member Grigor Dimitrov, worked collaboratively for 24 months to develop a new Pro Staff racket to round out the highly popular Pro Staff franchise.  The result is the new Pro Staff 97S, which is a high performance racket designed for the competitive attacking-style, or “Attacker,” player, per the Wilson PlayerID system. The racket offers hallmark features of the Pro Staff franchise including pure, classic, and consistent feel. In addition, the Pro Staff 97S features the Company’s patented Spin Effect Technology. This technology allows players to produce significantly more spin without changing their swing.

The Pro Staff 97S will be available at specialty retailers and via on October 1, 2015.


The UTLRA XP line of rackets is the most powerful available to players today*. The franchise is comprised of four rackets, the ULTRA XP 100S, 100LS, 110S, and 125. All four rackets are loaded with technologies and constructed with a lightweight design that allow players to hit more powerful and explosive shots with more spin.

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Murray wins the Rogers Cup in Montreal

Andy Murray keeps the eye on the ball on his way to the 2015 Rogers Cup title.

Andy Murray sealed his 35th career title in three sets on Sunday, as he ended his dire drought against Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Murray had lost eight matches straight against the world number one, but his victory saw a two-year losing streak with Novak end.

The first set belonged to the Scot, as he won 6-4 – before Djokovic hit back, taking the second 6-4. Murray then sealed the Championship in the final set as he took the Serb down 6-3.

The Scot will now rise to number two in the new ATP rankings for the first since 2013, as he takes Roger Federer’s spot.

Murray told the media after yesterdays victory: “Things can better very quickly and they can get worse very quickly in sport. It’s important for me to analyse this week and work on areas to improve on before the US Open starts.

“I need to make sure I recover well from this and get ready and hopefully play a good tournament in Cincinnati. This match will be good physically and mentally for the build up for sure.” 

Known for his good sportsmanship, it was no surprise that fans favourite Djokovic was graceful in defeat, as he said, “I lost to a better player today. I lost to Andy, who I know very well. I did fight till the last point and did try my best. That’s something that I take as a positive from this week.”

The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati began on Monday, but Murray and Djokovic both received Byes into the second round. Murray will face the winner of Victor Troicki and Mardy Fish, whilst Djokovic will play either Gilles Muller or Benoit Paire.

The Championship in Cincinnati works as a good warm up before the big one begins Monday August 31st. Yes, we’re talking about the start of the US Open Championship 2015.

Despite his loss to Murray on Sunday, Djokovic is of course still the bookies favourite to take the title win with odds as short as 11/10. Murray is a respectable 10/3 whilst Federer is 15/2, despite reaching the final of Wimbledon a little over a month ago. Rafa Nadal continues to lose his reputation as one of the greatest in tennis at the moment, but punters can back him at a long shot of 11/1.

Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open back in 2012, and having defeated Djok for the first time in two years going into this years Open, you can be sure the Scot will be full of confidence, and hoping for a repeat of 2012.

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