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  • Serena Williams — Getty ImagesThe Grand Slam season might be all but over, but the competition never stops, and that can definitely be said after watching this video of Serena Williams and sister Venus playing in a doubles match at the China Open on Monday.

    The Williams sisters were playing a first round match against Liezel Huber and Chan Hao-Ching and were facing match point with Serena serving.

    Late in the third set, Serena dumped the first serve in the net and did the same thing with the second set, dropping the match and immediately taking it out on her racquet.

    Serena got some good hits on that thing before tossing it at her chair, eventually hugging sister Venus and shaking hands with the winners, but it was a rare meltdown from a player that has had a rather incredible 2013 season.

    The frustration on Monday came from Serena and Venus simply failing to close out what should have been a routine match. The two were up 4-1 in the second set before losing that one, and had two match points of their own that

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  • Watch Roger Federer’s training video before he was famous

    There are plenty of ways to get in shape, or train for a sport, and we see a new method roll out on DVD, at our local gym or on the Internet at least once a week.

    The training that Roger Federer used before he became famous? I'm not sure if it will ever catch on, but it is sure entertaining to watch.

    This is a video of Federer training before he was a household name, and if you're a tennis fan, or a fan of watching athletes do what they do behind the scenes, then you should sit back and enjoy this nearly four minute video.

    Federer works on his core, his reaction speed and even battles with a partner to see who is the quickest on their feet, and while all of it looks a little strange, I'm not sure we could last 60 seconds going as hard as Federer was at a few of these drills.

  • It has been a pretty good couple of days for Rafael Nadal. On Monday, Nadal was able to take out Novak Djokovic in the finals of the U.S. Open to snag his 13th Grand Slam title, and now his "Sportscenter" commercial is live for all the world to see.

    Nadal has always been an interesting guy (the people that read his book understand what I'm saying), and that is basically what the commercial focuses on.

    "What makes this guy so cool?"

    Considering his left bicep and the fact that he is arguably the most athletic person in tennis history, the reason might surprise you. Hint: it involves candy. Lots and lots of candy.

  • Rafael Nadal — Getty ImagesA year ago during the U.S. Open final, Rafael Nadal wasn't even in New York, out of the event because of a nagging knee injury that basically made the second half of his 2012 season obsolete.

    A year later, Rafael Nadal is the best male tennis player in the world, taking out No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win his second U.S. Open and 13th career Grand Slam title.

    His win earlier this year at the French Open might have told the world that Nadal isn't finished yet in his career, but he has always been a different beast on clay. Winning on a hard surface like he did on Monday night on Arthur Ashe Stadium wasn't just a good effort, but a monumental one against a guy that beat him on this same court two years ago to snag his first U.S. Open trophy.

    Nadal was relentless, taking the opening set in 42 minutes and despite a disappointing second set, came back strong in the third after getting broke in the first game by Djokovic. Halfway through that third set it looked like Novak had

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  • Just ... just watch this shot by Novak Djokovic during the finals of the U.S. Open on Monday in New York.

    Running to the net during the beginning of the fourth set, Djokovic flipped Rafael Nada's drop shot to his right without so much as looking, winning the point and pulling off one of the crazier shots you'll ever see.


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