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How will we play tennis in 2083? From the looks of things, Lacoste believes we will be in a virtual room with collapsible rackets and cool looking robotic suits. Although, I have to admit that the video after the break portrays it as more like a futuristic version of racquetball to me—but either way, it is a sport I could definitely get into.

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Enjoying the beach and the sun @ Miami

She won the Sony Ericsson Open 2 weeks ago and claimed to be at the best shape of her life ( yup…)

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Andy Roddick ended a streak of 11 consecutive losses to Roger Federer on Thursday at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Dominating with his serve, Roddick took advantage of Federer’s suddenly shaky play down the stretch to win 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Roddick improved to 2-15 against his nemesis.

This looks to be a great month for Roddick, having announced his plan to marry 20-year-old model Brooklyn Decker a few days ago. With their hectic travel schedules, Andy and Brooklyn plan to enjoy their engagement and will wait to set a wedding date.

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Throw a few tennis balls into the dryer when you are drying comforters, fluffy coats, pillows, or anything else that could use a good fluffing. […] Tennis balls can also help any laundry load dry faster—just throw two or three in the dryer and your clothes will be done quicker.

Makes sense that the balls could help the drying process by knocking around your clothes, but further investigation reveals dissent from the laundry expert ranks about this tip. The Laundry Alternative web site notes:

Some manufacturers recommend putting new tennis balls in the dryer to keep the down from clumping. However, the Soap and Detergent Association does not recommend this practice. The neon dye on the tennis ball could transfer to the down-filled item, or the tennis ball might not be able to withstand the heat. To avoid clumping, it is safer to periodically remove the item and shake vigorously. Adding clean, dry towels to the dryer load can also help.

So do proceed with caution before throwing a ball or two into the dryer.

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The World’s first ever game of tennis on water involving two of the World’s highest profile tennis players, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Serena Williams of USA in action during a Sony Ericsson Open tennis preview event on the swimming pool of the Hotel Gansevoort on March 24, in Miami South Beach, Florida.

***The secret:

The water-covered court was constructed in the 110-foot swimming pool set in the Gansevoort’s exclusive 22,000-square-foot rooftop retreat. A specialist underwater team took five days to construct two invisible platforms at either end of the pool using a combination of bespoke acrylic sheets and supporting acrylic tubes.

(whatever all that means…)

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Pistol Pete vs. The Federer Express.

The Past vs. The Present.

Current No. 1 Federer beat former No. 1 Sampras 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6) in a thrilling exhibition match that took place in Madison Square Garden, New York

Comparing who is the more dominant player during their era and who is the greatest of all time is an impossible task. Here is a look a breakdown of both individuals

Sampras Federer

Height/Weight 1.85/90 1.86/85

Career Prize US$43,280,489 US$39,012,348

Record/Titles 762-222/64 556-135/53

Grand Slams:

Australian Open 1994,’97 2004,’06,’07

Winbledon 1993, ’94, ’95, ’97 , 98, ’99, ’00 2003,’04,’05,’06,’07

US Open 1990, ’93, ’95, ’96, ’02 ’04,’05,’06,’07

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