Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bye, Bye Wimbledon, Hello Holidays!

It's Middle Sunday at Wimbledon - rest day for everyone! In week 1, there were some major upsets, specially the historic Nadal's defeat to 100th ranked player Lukas Rosol in round 2. Except for Venus Williams, who still is competing with her sister Serena in women's doubles, everyone else is back at home or elsewhere enjoying a well-deserved break. Let's find out what our tennis stars have been up to. 

Feliciano Lopez

Ladies beware! Beach body alert! Feliciano Lopez left for Ibiza after his defeat in the first round at Wimbledon. The Spaniard is taking some time off to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Gorgeous Feliciano in Ibiza (Photo credit: Europa Press)

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki joined boyfriend Rory McIlroy at the golf Irish Open after her first-round Wimbledon's upset. She tweeted to Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen and Denmark's former goal-keeper Peter Schmeichel about the awful weather: "Nice?? Lol .. I got soaked and was so cold and windy out there!Weather wasn't great but the Danish tennis star had a good time with her boyfriend and his family, judging by her lovely smile. 

Photo via Caro's Wrist
Photo via El Fell

Fernando Verdasco

The Spanish hunk is in Lake Como, Italy. He wrote to his fans on Facebook today: "Look where I woke up today! Lake Como! First time here. Love it". Tonight he is celebrating Spain's victory in the Euro 2012. He left a message on Twitter to share his joy: "Viva Españaaaaaaaaa! My heart is wrapped in the Spanish flag. How beautiful this all is...hope it never ends!"

Photos via Verdasco's Facebook

Samantha Stosur

World Nº 5 is back home, in Gold Coast, Australia. Stosur is taking some time off between Wimbledon and the Olympics to "rest and recharge". "Going home for some R&R then to return for the greatest sporting event on earth", she posted on her Facebook, along with a nice photo next to the strawberries signs at Wimbledon. 

Rafael Nadal

Rafa is the major disappointment of 2012 Wimbledon by far. Six months of intense competition, with a historic seventh Roland Garros title just a few weeks ago, was too much for Nadal. The Spanish megastar is back home in Mallorca. Tonight, just like his fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco, he is celebrating Spain's victory in the Euro 2012. Just a few minutes ago, Rafa posted on Facebook that he was feeling "mad" for not going to Kiev, where the final against Italy was held. "Amazing! I don't think none will ever do the same as we did!!! [win three major football cups in a row]. Congratulations Spain!!"
Here's a funny music video Nadal shared yesterday with his fans, featuring uncle Toni Nadal:

Stanislas Wawrinka 

The Swiss crashed out of Wimbledon in the second-round. He is back home in Saint-Barthélemy and tweeted a photo of what we guess is Lake Geneva, near Lausanne. A nice place to relax and recharge energies in  time for London 2012 Olympics. 

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