Expendables II

Novak Djokovic to cameo in Expendables II

Novak Djokovic turns to acting

If you are a fan of movies and especially of 80s action movie heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a fan of tennis, in particular of Novak Djokovic, then the movie Expendables II is definitely a must see.

The Serbian number one of the world is set  for a cameo in the ensemble movie.

As New York Magazine puts it so eloquently:

Nole will play himself in the cameo, meaning either that Expendables 2 will involve a terrorist attack on Wimbledon or that the Expendables crew now requires a tennis impressionist among its ranks.

(Novak Djokovic is getting into acting – New York Mag)

Maria Kirilenko and Alex Ovechkin: What will their celebrity couple name be?

Has anyone heard of the break up between Russian bombshell Maria Kirilenko and Igor Andreev?  I haven’t heard or read anything about that. Imagine my surprise when I read about Kirilenko dating Washington Capitals hockey player Alex Ovechkin.  I suppose that somebody had to succeed Anna Kournikova who was the NHL mascotte in her early career in the early 2000s, I just never thought it was going to be Maria Kirilenko.  And while we are at it:  What will be their celebrity couple name?  We have got Wozilroy but the word is still out on Ana Ivanovic and Adam Scott.   Kirilenko and Oveckin: MariaLex? I really have no clue.  Help us out here and leave a comment.  For some more hot shots of Maria Kirilenko follow this link to Lawntennisnews.


Rafael Nadal, the champion who drinks responsibly!

And for those of you who are of legal drinking age. This is what I just got in the mail:

Bacardi Limited today launches an international free prize draw competition to meet its Global Social Responsibility Ambassador Rafael „Rafa. Nadal as part of the award-winning “Champions Drink Responsibly” social responsibility campaign. Starting today, legal drinking age consumers and fans from around the world will get the opportunity to “Ace Rafa” in an online virtual reality video game created by Bacardi Limited.
Fans who successfully “ace” the ten-time Grand Slam winner in the game will go into a free prize draw to win a spot in the Grand Final. The lucky finalists will get to meet Rafa Nadal face-to-face in Mallorca, Spain, in 2012 for the chance to try and “ace“ him in-person.

Legal drinking age consumers can enter the competition via the “Champions Drink Responsibly” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChampionsDrinkResponsibly) where they will face Rafa by using the RoboServ 3000 –– a state-of-the-art 12-foot tall tennis-serving robot.

And it even included a great video:


Never can say goodbye

It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing that my time at TennisGrandstand has come to an end.  After four years of editing, recruiting and all of that jazz I have decided to move away from TennisGrandstand. I leave the site in the capable hands of Romana Cvitkovic and you can already see her hand in many things that are TennisGrandstand. Such as the great articles of the past couple of weeks.  What will I do? I am going to be the editor of Lawntennisnews.com with a few TennisGrandstand Alumni like Stephane Carter.

I will miss you all!

And to make sure that I am really gone from TennisGrandstand I leave you with this video: