tennishead mag: June issue out now!
Originally published on: 25/04/12 00:00
It seems rather a long time since Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal fought out the longest slam final in history at the Australian Open doesn’t it? Well, if that astonishing slugfest is still playing heavily on your mind and waiting for the second chapter of 2012’s gripping Grand Slam story is hurting like a stubbed toe, take a few deep breaths, because the countdown to part two has firmly begun. With Roland Garros looming large, we’re happy to announce that the June 2012 issue of tennishead magazine is available for your digestion now.
The second slam of the year presents a very big opportunity for this month’s cover star Novak Djokovic, who could become the first man to hold all four Grand Slam singles titles since the great Rod Laver back in 1969. With the feat in sight, Paul Newman investigates why just about everything is possible for the incredible Serb.
We sit down for an in-depth chat with Marion Bartoli as last year’s French Open semi-finalist talks about her love of Vincent Van Gogh, Nelson Mandela and jetskiing (yes, you did read that right) and we also feature the unlikely figure behind the recent success of Alexandr Dolgoplov, Jack Reader. Polish doubles combination Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg tell us how they wage money with each other to keep things interesting on tour, while fast-climbing German Angelique Kerber surprises us with her speed on four wheels and Japan’s rising son Kei Nishikori tells us why “he likes tennis more now”.
We’re getting all scientific in our regular academy section, looking at the psychological responses athletes experience after injury, plus how tennis players can benefit from consuming caffeine as part of their training and competitive strategy. Brilliant – Starbucks anyone?
Double Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova lets on that she gets rather tetchy when people touch her racket in our regular Me and My Racket feature and we take a look at the tour’s best kept secret – Luxilon strings.
There’s the usual run down of all the results on the ATP and WTA Tours and much, much more to get your teeth into before Roland Garros finally begins.
Look sharp! Subscribe to the magazine or head on down to your nearest and best newsagents and pick up your copy now!