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THE TENNIS NET: a network for tennis blogs!
Some of us feel we tennis blogs should be more united, so we decided to make a network to have a place where some of us can discuss our lovely sport together! :D
W H A T W E D O
- make new friends!
- we’ll have a private sideblog in which we can discuss all our tennis issues, frustrations, fangirling (or fanboying), and anything else really
- basically have a place to blog about tennis to people who really understand you!
- promos/reblogs on edits or selfies or anything
- help with photoshop, html, other tumblr things
- did i mention new friends
A P P L Y
- must be following jilian and katie
- reblog this post! likes can be used to bookmark, but only reblogs count for entry
- in the tags of the post, specify why you want to join this network
- applications close Saturday, July 12 PST (but we will choose members during the application period as well - rolling admission, if you will)
- must reach 25 notes!
R E Q S
- must watch/follow pro tennis (atp/wta) somewhat regularly
- able to participate in tennis-related discussion (as that’s what our main purpose will be)
- if you blog about tennis/have a tennis blog: nice url, icon, theme (organization/tags are much appreciated), active blogger*
- it would be mega awesome if you do tennis edits/gifs because tumblr needs more of that (mention this in the tags if you do!!)
- i know there are people who follow tennis and want to discuss it but don’t blog about it, so i want to open this network to them too!**
M E M B E R S
- as mentioned above, we will be picking members as they apply, so go go go!
- send me your email, description, and name for network page
- get a follow from us + everyone else in the network
- respect everyone’s opinions, favorite players, etc!!
- must display a link to the network page on your blog
O T H E R
- * if you have a tennis sideblog, let both of us know what your main blog is so we can see if you’re following, etc
- ** if you are one of those who follows tennis but does NOT blog about it, please add additional tags to your entry post stating your experience with the tennis world and/or send us a message with a bit more detail on why you want to join, favorite players, anything really
- talking to us can definitely help with your entry :)
- track #thetennisnetwork for additional info and updates! (this will be our tag in the future as well)
- we’re looking for about 20 members, will be adjusted/added to as deemed necessary
- ask us for any more questions!
TL;DR if you need people to talk to about all your tennis feels, this is the place to be!! (read the whole thing if this is you)
Today is the LAST DAY!! Join while you can, we have a few spots left!!
Behind the scenes of Tomas Berdych’s ESPN Body Issue photo shoot [ x ]
OK, so it’s 3 am and I’m not good with words at the best of times, but I thought I’d just say my piece about the final.
It’s very rare in tennis that I ever watch a match where I think the winner is surprising based what I’ve just seen. And I’m biased, I know I am. And yes, Djokovic was on top and (just) in control for a lot of the final. But after that 4th set comeback, with the momentum, and the love service holds, and the medical timeout, I don’t think you need to be a Federer fan to see that the sudden end was most definitely Against the Run of Play. (No disrespect to Djokovic meant, forcing that finish was impressive yada yada).
It just hurts.
It just really fucking hurts to know how close he was.
And I’m just so fucking proud of him, knowing how close it was.
A nearly–33–year–old father–of–four took the world no. 2 and top seed, 6 years his junior, to five sets. And for a minute there, he really looked like he was going to win it.
He’s not the typical player people point to when they want to talk about “fight” and “grit” and “determination”, but is he bloody stubborn or what. He dug his heels in and fought so hard and he might have more titles and trophies than anyone else on the planet, but it still means so much to him. And he proved for the 8 billionth time that if there’s one thing you need to know about tennis it’s that you never never never count Roger Federer out.
So yes, it was painful. Yes, he didn’t break any records today. Yes, he played probably the best tennis he is capable of right now and he still didn’t come out on top. Yes, I will never be able to listen to the Inception soundtrack without crying (thanks BBC).
But if any motherfucker ever comes out of the woodwork ever again to demand that Roger Federer prove himself, or justify himself, or preserve his legacy, you can come at me, bro.
Roger Federer is staying right at the top, until Roger Federer decides to leave.
Roger Federer defeats Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the semifinals of Wimbledon, to reach his 9th Wimbledon final, 25 grand slam final and 119th career final. He is still yet to lose in the semifinal stage of Wimbledon (9/9 won).