The May 2011 issue of Details includes a spread on furniture design inspired by sports: curling stone as sidetable; basketball floorboards turned into a cabinet; baseball bats become a chair; a pommel-horse bench, etc. Tennis’ contribution is this “Wimbledon” barstool by Broberg and Ridderstrale for Nola. (Flashback: French Open furniture.)
The little engine that can’t: Too bad that Janko Tipsarevic keeps falling apart mid-tourney. He had to pull out of a semi at this week’s Serbia Open because of a thigh injury, thus giving Novak Djokovic a spot in the final against Feli Lopez. This also means that Nole’s 26-match winning streak is still intact. Get better soon, Janko!
More: A few other views of the most adorable sad face in tennis — after the cut…
Looks like Juan Martin del Potro is endorsing Rolex; he’ll join other tennis stars in the watchmaker’s stable (Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Zheng Jie, Li Na, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer) by wearing the Datejust watch during press conference and off-court.
Estoril: The Argentinian beat Pablo Cuevas 6-2, 7-6 (6) to reach the final and will face Fernando Verdasco, who made it through after Milos Raonic retired from the semi due to an injured back. (Draws: Estoril Open)
(src; screengrab via rolex.com)
Janko Tipsarevic‘s run into the Serbia Open singles draw continues with his 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Somdev Devvarman. He next faces Nole Djokovic, who’s now won 26 straight matches. The other match will feature Feli Lopez and Filippo Volandri.
Not so fast (jacket): Tipsy’s sporting a new style of Oakleys that debuted back in Key Biscayne. The Fast Jacket model is not yet available for mass consumption, but sign up on Oakley’s site to be the first to know.
Buy: This bright blue (“vivid”) is one of the staples for this spring’s men’s line from Fila. The Baseline Piped Crew is also available in black and white; $36.99 at TW.
(image by Srdjan Stevanovic via serbiaopen.rs)
Community service: VMAN‘s Summer 2011 issue has coverboy Alex Pettyfer all prettied up (or maybe that’s just how he rolls out of bed?). To save us all a trip to the ER, the mag’s handing out softserve for those who nab their copy either tonight or tomorrow night in in SoHo.
See it all: Rest of the photos here.
(image via vman.com)