The Week in TicketCity Search – The Speedy Spheres Edition

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
June 24th
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 - Wimbledon
4 5 Beyoncé
5 - Floyd Mayweather
6 2 Bruno Mars
7 4 Luke Bryan
8 7 Drake
9 6 College World Series
10 - Toby Keith

One Direction’s streak continues with another solid win. No one has posed much of a threat to them, and this week is no different. They racked up twice the clicks as their nearest competitor, the resurgent Mr. Bieber. He doesn’t have too much to complain about, after months in exile in the bottom five, top three results are a refreshing change of pace.

Landing with a big smash, Wimbledon takes third. The Championships got underway earlier this week with some huge upsets. Two time Wimbledon champ and favorite Rafael Nadal lost in the opening round, and defending champ Roger Federer lost in the second round. Local boy Andy Murray is probably liking his odds right about now.

In other smashing news, Floyd Mayweather rounds out the top five thanks to his upcoming bout with Canelo Alvarez. The event is hot, so waiting until September to look for tickets isn’t advised.

After the shake-up at the top, Bruno and Luke end up in the bottom five, where Drake remains, and the College World Series signs off. The UCLA Bruins swept Mississippi State in the final two games for their first CWS win.

To celebrate the Bruins’ win, here’s that song about baseball you’ve all heard before:

What a Wimbledon

It was 2003 when the Switzerland native Roger Federer burst on to the scene of the ATP and took home his first Wimbledon Championship. From this point on, Federer would go on to prove why critics, analysts, players, and fans all consider him to be the greatest of all time. With a total winning amount of nearly $73 million he is the all-time leader in career prize money earnings. With a countless track record of awards including four consecutive years (2005-2008) of being named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, there is no doubt that Federer is among few considered a tennis fan favorite.

The Federer Express, as he is often referred, especially caught the eye of tennis fan Nick Newlife. It was back in 2003, after Federer’s first Wimbledon win, that Newlife decided to place a bet that was so unique not even his English bookie, William Hill, had considered it. After Hill’s first response to the offer, Newlife accepted the 66-1 odds that the young Swiss Maestro would go on to win seven Wimbledon titles by 2019. At the age of 63, Newlife laid down $2,350 on the wager. For the next four years (2004-2007), Newlife, arguably Federer’s greatest fan, watched as the tennis phenomenon took home four consecutive Silver Cups, bringing the total titles to five. After his 2008 loss to Nadal in the greatest tennis rivalry to date, Federer added number six to his collection of Cups the following year in ’09. Sadly, Newlife would not live to see the 2009 win that would put him one Silver Cup away from a check to the tune of $158,000. Nick Newlife would pass away at the age of 69, only months before the 2009 Wimbledon. With Federer getting close to the age of 30 and experiencing a two year hiatus from a Wimbledon victory, many believed that Mr. Newlife’s bet and Federer’s reign found the grave as well.

The latest TicketCity Play of the Week not only goes to the 30 year old Roger Federer for winning his seventh Wimbledon title to tie both William Renshaw and Pete Sampras for the most Gentlemen’s Singles titles, but also to the man who nine years ago predicted it all. With no family or friends to leave the six figure winnings to, Nick Newlife bequeathed the Wimbledon betting slip, along with countless others, to UK charity Oxfam.

Here are the highlights from the 2012 Wimbledon Final where Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, and 6-4. My personal favorite and what I am delegating as the official Play of the Week are Federer’s three consecutive volley’s which start at the minute mark in the video.