Dear readers,

When we started blogging four years ago — about tattoos (on Flavio Saretta and Potito Starace), trophies (still our fave: Bercy 2006), and Lleyton‘s marriage to Bec — we never thought of TSF as anything more than a casual hobby. Instead it gave us a chance to flex our tennis geekery: becoming besties with Sorana, obsessing about Mirka, playing “Where In the World is Andre Sa?”, founding a one-man fan club for Kolya, and polling everyone about their Top 5. (Who’s in ours, you ask? We both agree on Monaco, Melzer, Nole, and the puffy pecs on Igor Andreev.)

But as 2011 came to a close, we felt that it was time to move on and make room for our other projects. This will be our last post on TSF.

We’ll still be covering similar topics in our own work (uhhh SI pairing Rafa with Bar Rafaeli? Sexy.), so if you are curious to follow: Nick’s at @nickmccarvel and Erwin’ll be at @erwincong. (Note: TSF’s Twitter will continue to be maintained.)

Tennis Served Fresh wouldn’t have made it this far without support: from family and friends who clicked away on posts; readers who visited and left comments; industry folk who let us pick their brains; labels who let us into their showrooms; contributors who helped us with coverage; and from fellow journos whom we spent many, many hours with in the trenches. Thanks to everyone. Without you, Erwin would never have ended up peeing next to Tursunov and Melzer in a U.S. Open bathroom.

Until next time: hugs, kisses, and a Venus Williams twirl (maybe a Petkorazzi shimmy??) —

Erwin and Nick


17 Responses to “farewell”

  1. PrettyPaula Says:

    enjoyed reading…take care

  2. Stephanie Myles Says:

    Best of luck, guys. It was fun stuff.

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  4. LouH Says:

    Aww, I’m going to miss TSF. But thanks for all the hard work and fun. Cheerio!

  5. Jeff Says:

    Thank you for all the great work these last few years. I’ve really really enjoyed everything. Best of luck with your future endeavors, guys!

  6. Joe Kendrick Says:

    I will certainly miss TSF. Thanks for the fun updates on the greatest sport on the planet. Cheers.

  7. brad Says:

    I will miss the TSF blog terribly. One of three tennis blogs I read daily. Thanks for everything the past few years. I already follow Nick on twitter (great info!) so it’s not like cold turkey.

  8. Marija Says:

    This is so sad! 😦 We’ve been co-bloggers since our beginnings. 😦 Take care and all the best, what else can I say. 😦

  9. curlywur1y Says:

    😦 Going to miss this blog. Best of luck for the future guys xx

  10. Carson Ranger Says:

    boo hoo

  11. Nez Says:

    booooo… ah well. good luck boys. have a good one

  12. RiCH Says:

    Sad to see you go. I don’t think it would be overstating it to say that blogs like TSF pushed the tennis media to cover the sport in a different and, dare I say, more interesting way. There was, and is, an audience who wants more than just forehands, backhands and scores. You gave us what we wanted. And for that I say “Thanks!”

    Good luck boys. I’m so happy we became friends and know we’ll be seeing each other soon!

  13. Lady Hooligan Kat Says:

    Thanks, Erwin, and good luck with everything! I was thinking about you in Indian Wells this past weekend.

  14. kenneth Says:

    It’s been fun. I will see you both on Twitter!

  15. JC Says:

    One of the funniest. Hope to see a rebirth.

  16. siself Says:

    good luck with everything!

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