who wore it best?



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The boys do London, in suits. So… Who wore it best? And we’re sorry for saying this, but we can’t help but think this might be the opening shot of Men at Play‘s London Balls feature. You know you thought it too.

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sunday survey part two: andy’s moment?



Is this Andy’s moment in London?! The real chance for the Scot to breakthrough in front of his home fans? He’s still wearing Fred Perry (before he goes to adidas) and he is still in the rainy, groggy city where he hasn’t been able to capture a Wimbledon title. So is this the first step? Is this the time for Andy Murray?

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sunday survey: dig the new digs?



Novak Djokovic may be one of the hottest players on court headed into the season-ending championships this week in London, but the big news splash the Serb made over the last few days was his switch from clothing company adidas to Italian line Sergio Tacchini.

Current Tacchiniers include Flavia Pennetta, Tommy Robredo, Sara Errani, Ivo Karlovic, Steve Darcis and Victor Hanescu. Djokovic is by far the highest profile player to wear the line since John McEnroe and Pete Sampras sported the threads early in their careers. Martina Hingis wore Tacchini shoes and then sued the company for foot problems during her first “retirement”.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see Nole in ST?! Will you miss the snazzy colors of adidas on tennis’ brightest male personality? What do you think this means for Nole’s career? Let us know below.

“and then, in 1997…”


 

Andre breaks the news.

(tsf illustration by troy venechanos)

short balls wednesday



Vera Gets Glittery: We’re a little confused with that background, Vera. The Russian most famous for her on-court meltdowns is trying to outdo her real self with a virtual self that is bright, sparkly and downright frightening. We do give Vera the credit for having her site available in three languages (English, Russian and Chinese), but these colors… Oh, these colors! They’re enough to make us want to rip tape off our knees and hit ourselves in the face repeatedly.

Career, Interrupted: We have to agree with Yanina Wickmayer that the timing of her ban from tennis couldn’t be worse. The Belgian star who made the US Open semifinals and had a successful end of the year is now facing a year away from the tour after having a fantastic fall. Don’t feel bad for the girl? Just read this article

On a Roll: He may be Slam-less in nearly two years, but we do have to agree, Novak Djokovic is on a roll. What’s next for Nole? A London title? He won’t have Andy Roddick to contend with

Shortest Balls: Sam Querrey is working on returning from his freak accident just seven weeks after it happened. Venus Williams was named “Sports Woman of the Year” by the March of Dimes in New York. And two teens in North Carolina played the longest (amateur) tennis match ever. Foofta.

(photo via the wta web site)