Visit London Blog » rafael nadal http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Usain Bolts into Madame Tussauds in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/08/usain-bolts-into-madame-tussauds-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/08/usain-bolts-into-madame-tussauds-in-london/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:03:40 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=28254

A brand new wax figure of top Jamaican runner Usain Bolt has just joined the sports zone in Madame Tussauds in London.

The world is waiting to see if the three-times gold medallist Usain can take home more gold during the London 2012 games. This week is the perfect time to visit Madame Tussauds to see the sporting hero striking his famous “to di world” pose.

As well as finding out how you measure up against speedy Bolt, you can also meet wax figures of other great sporting legends including David Beckham, Rafael Nadal, Jessie Owens, Mohammed Ali and Team GB favourites, diver Tom Daley and heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

Have you been to Madame Tussauds recently? Which figure do you think it the most lifelike?

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Andy Murray Coming to London ATP World Tour Finals http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/08/andy-murray-coming-to-london-atp-world-tour-finals/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/08/andy-murray-coming-to-london-atp-world-tour-finals/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:06:54 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=1709 Andy Murray has qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London

We’re happy about this morning’s news that Andy Murray has qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The 22-year-old (still so young!) joins four-time ATP World Tour Champion Roger Federer (he retained the title between 2004-07) and 2008 ATP World Tour Champion Rafael Nadal as the first three singles players to qualify for the elite eight-man event.

Murray says, “Obviously with it being in the UK this year, it’s big for me.

“I think qualifying is a goal for all the players. I think it shows you’ve had a very solid year and I look forward to playing. This year the Tour is very tough and it’s tight at the top.”

Murray is hoping for a good battle for the No 1 spot in the world.

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is the world’s biggest-ever indoor tennis event. It features the world’s top 8 singles players and 8 doubles teams fighting it out to be crowned 2009 ATP World Tour Champions.

With a capacity of 250,000, fewer than 20,000 tickets remain on sale across the group sessions at The O2, which will host the eight-day tournament.

Book your tickets through www.BarclaysATPWorldTourFinals.com or by calling 0844 847 2495 within the UK. Overseas customers call +44 161 372 0025.

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ATP World Tour Finals: 100 Days Countdown Begins http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/08/atp-world-tour-finals-100-days-countdown-begins/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/08/atp-world-tour-finals-100-days-countdown-begins/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:16:24 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=1564 Pat Cash gets ready for the 100 days countdown to the ATP

Tennis fans can start ticking off the days until the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals hit London: as of this morning, there are just 100 days to go!

A quarter of a million fans will watch the world’s top 8 tennis players fight for the chance to be crowned ATP World Tour Champion at The O2 in London this November.

Players secure their places in that top 8 over the course of a year, picking up points from more than 60 tournaments, including the four Grand Slams. The eight singles players and doubles teams who finish with the most points at the end of the season compete in the season finale for a total prize of $5 million.

So, how are Andy Murray’s points looking?

The British favourite is close to joining all-time Grand Slam title-leader Roger Federer and reigning ATP World Tour Champion Rafael Nadal at the finals after his dramatic achievements at Wimbledon last month.

Artist's impression of The O2 during the tennisIn fact, Murray could become the highest-ranked Briton in the Open Era if he plays well at the Rogers Cup in Montreal this week.  He’ll get the points if he:

  1. reaches the semi-finals, and Nadal loses before the fourth round
  2. reaches the final, and Nadal loses in the semi-finals or earlier, or
  3. wins the fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title of his career

Other stars likely to be joining Murray at The O2 in November are

  1. Novak Djokovic, winner of last year’s event in Shanghai
  2. Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick
  3. last week’s Washington titlist Juan Martin del Potro

And if you’re excited about that news, what are the chances of getting a ticket like?

Well, out of a capacity of 250,000, only 20,000 tickets remain on sale to tennis fans across the group sessions.

Phil Anderton, Chairman of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, says: “The response from fans has been absolutely fantastic and is a reflection of the great appetite that exists for world-class tennis in the UK.

“With most sessions already sold out, there are only a few tickets remaining for the group sessions. We look forward to welcoming the world’s best players and the fans to what promises to be a spectacular sporting event.”

And we’re pretty excited too…

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