The U.S. Open Series is in full bloom (for lovers and detractors alike), and with that, off-court exploits abound. Here's the latest:
DELICIANO OFF MARKET? Word is that Feliciano Lopez and his girlfriend of more than a year and a half, model/presenter Alba Carillo (no relation to Mary), are engaged. Sorry, "Feli" aficionados: This century's Face That Launched a Thousand Ships (a veritable armada!) may very well be betrothed. And on the heels of Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Kirilenko's recently broken engagements, this would be splendid news, indeed.
SOCIAL MEDIA CZAR Let's anoint Andy Murray as just that already, okay? The Brit's patented brand of humo(u)r on the ATP World Tour got him through yet another Q&A, this time on Facebook. Sports Illustrated has a recap of both high- and lowlights, an example of the latter being when a fan refers to his coach, Amelie Mauresmo, as "aimlee."
TENNIS MEETS MUSIC A remix of Lorde's "Tennis Court," a favorite track here at the Spin, is out courtesy disc-jockeying master Diplo, who has remixed for the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. It's called the Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Mix (why not?), and you can hear it here.
ICYMI Nick Kyrgios admits that he watches his defeat of Rafael Nadal at this year's Wimbledon when he needs inspiration. Somewhere John McEnroe screams, "You cannot be syrgios!" And somewhere else, Drake is putting together one whopper of a hip-hop dis track.
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