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WATCH: Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka star in new ‘Never Too Far Down’ Nike ad



Sportswear giant Nike has released its latest inspirational ad with Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka all playing a starring role.


The American apparel company has been known for using the world’s biggest sports stars in their powerful ads to encourage, inspire, educate and uplift not just professionals, but also those who don’t compete at high levels.

Rafael Nadal training hard

And their new release is no different as it features three-time NBA champion LeBron James narrating the one-minute, 30-second ad while tennis stars Williams, Nadal and Osaka feature prominently.

“We’ve all been underestimated and counted out. In those moments we felt like it was over,” James starts off. “But it’s when we’re given no chance that we somehow found that last bit of strength to keep fighting.”

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams

Nadal also shared the video on Instagram with the caption: “Wanted to share this beautiful video that @nike has created. True message! 💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻🎾 #youcantstopus”

WATCH: Serena Williams Reveals Morning Routine With Daughter Olympia
Ever since Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter Olympia, she has posted many things about what she does with her. And she is continuing to post such things as she has just posted a video of her morning routine with her. Check it out.

Serena Williams’ Morning Routine With Her Daughter
As you can see in the above video, Serena Williams and her daughter are getting ready. She goes on to say that Olympia copies everything she does. And as most people would expect, the morning routine turned into chaos with Olympia pulling Serena’s hair.

Serena Williams with daughter

Clearly, this is not the best morning routine possible but Serena would not care. She is just happy that she is spending quality time with her daughter. And she is spending more time now than ever as the WTA Tour has been suspended so she does not have to travel at all.

Serena Williams and daugther look

Since Serena is having a good time with her daughter, many people might wonder – is she going to retire soon? Many people will say yes as she is 38 years old but she is not going to retire until she achieves one goal – becoming the GOAT of women’s tennis. And to do that she has to hold the record for the most Grand Slam titles.

Serena Williams and daughter

This record is currently being held by Margaret Court who won 24 but Serena is not far behind. She just has to win Grand Slam to equal this record. But she hasn’t done it yet even after having many opportunities to do so in the last couple of years.

serena williams and daughter alexis jr
Her next opportunity is only going to come after a while as the WTA Tour is only going to return in August. We can expect her to be training hard. And hopefully, when the Tour returns, she will seal her position as the GOAT of tennis.

Serena Williams & husband laugh

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Djokovic Earns Tricky Opening Win In Vienna



In his first appearance at the Erste Bank Open since his 2007 title run, Novak Djokovic passed an early test to defeat countryman Filip Krajinovic 7-6(6), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Djokovic dropped serve twice in the first set and was forced to save set point at 5/6, before coming back to earn his place in the second round. The World No. 1, who struck 39 winners against Krajinovic, has now won 38 of his 40 matches this year.

“I was lucky in the first set… We are good friends, we train a lot [together] and it is never easy to play someone that you are very close to,” said Djokovic in an on-court interview. “He is a very nice guy and I have known him since he was very young. I followed him, I tried to be there as a friend, as a mentor. We go back a long way.

”We practised a few times [together] before coming to Vienna. The draw was tough for us to face each other, but there is always extra pressure and importance to a match when you play someone that you know very well.”

Djokovic added 45 FedEx ATP Rankings points to his tally with his second ATP Head2Head victory in three matches against Krajinovic. The Serbian is attempting to tie Pete Sampras’ record of six year-end World No. 1 finishes this year.

Djokovic was competing for the first time since his runner-up finish at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal). The 33-year-old will next face Borna Coric for a place in the quarter-finals.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion owns a 3-0 ATP Head2Head record against Coric. The pair most recently met in the 2018 Rolex Shanghai Masters final, which Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. Coric earned his place in the second round with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Taylor Fritz on Monday.

In a first set that featured four service breaks, Djokovic and Krajinovic entertained the crowd in Vienna with their all-court skills and attacking tennis. Krajinovic took the initiative and hit his targets to earn set point at 6/5 in the tie-break, but Djokovic held firm with consistency from the baseline to extract crucial errors and earn a one-set lead.

Djokovic raised his game in the second set and earned an early break to take control of the match. The 2007 champion returned with depth and attacked with his forehand to close the match in just under two hours.

“[In the] first set, I think he was the better player. He was serving for the first set and I was lucky. He missed a smash at 6/6 in the tie-break,” said Djokovic. “A few points here and there can change the momentum of the match. In the second set, I stepped it up, I played better and I am just pleased with the way I finished the match.”

Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the second round in Vienna for the second straight year with a 7-6(6), 6-3 victory against Karen Khachanov. The Bulgarian converted three of four break points against the two-time Vienna quarter-finalist to improve to 17-10 in 2020.

“Karen is such an excellent player, such a heavy hitter,” said Dimitrov in an on-court interview. “In conditions like that, the court favours him quite a bit but I was able to just play a very solid game and take the right decisions at the right time.”

Hubert Hurkacz broke serve on four occasions to beat Attila Balazs of Hungary 6-3, 7-5. The 23-year-old will face Dusan Lajovic or Lorenzo Sonego for a place in the quarter-finals.

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