a (belated) happy birthday to erwin




We’re a little late on this (one day!) but birthday wishes are in order for one Erwin Ong in celebration of his big day. For this, we’ve created a commemorative Save-the-Date invitation for you all to Erwin’s hitching to sir Nikolay Davydenko. Hitching date TBD, obvi… but Erwin is already emotionally overwhelmed by it! -NM

sunday survey: who’s your man?



The men have already kicked off the final week of the ATP Tour calendar for 2010 at the ATP World Finals in London. Andy Murray has made easy work of Robin Soderling while Roger Federer does battle with David Ferrer later tonight.

Who do you think is set to end the year with a bang?


(getty photo via atp web site)

video: wilson gives us a ‘break’ on the special effects



Wilson has a new video out that seems to be poking a little bit of fun at Head (twice!) and Roger Federer after their recent watch-this-amazing vids surfaced online – and we love it. The break-dancing themed vid has a tennis player dancing, spinning and hitting the ball to an opponent who surely must be a little motion sick from their battle.

sunday survey: a hitting partner for the ages



Tomorrow night the DC metro area will host arguably its biggest tennis event of the year as World Team Tennis puts on its annual Smash Hits charity event at American University. Billie Jean King will play the honorable hostess, joined by a cast of tennis (and non tennis!) greats: Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, Anna Kournikova and Elton John. A good friend of TSF is DC-bound for the evening of big time tennis and big(ger) personalities.

It got us thinking: If you could play tennis with any one individual from throughout history, who would it be and why?

Don’t like our options here? Create your own in the comments section.

(photo by Patty Boh via flickr)

the nole tee is a reali-tee



We know you’ve all been waiting for this since the US Open and thank god – is god Srdjan in this situation?! – and it’s finally (FINALLY!) arrived. Just promise us, you won’t spend all of your Christmas money on these babies. At least save some for the China Open store. Novak, No Shirt Needed: The TSF vault is good for those moments when no tee is needed.

(screen grab via novakdjokovic.rs)