our zoom was off. we promise.



But we’ll gladly pass it along: Contrary to the evidence, we had nothing to do with this one.

Pic taken while the ATPers visited the Avala Tower in Belgrade before the start of the Serbia Open.

(via MTF)

tipsarevic withdraws from serbia open



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…

volandri makes the quarters in belgrade



Italian Filippo Volandri beat Illya Marchenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to advance into the quarters of the Serbia Open in Belgrade. His next opponent is Marcel Granollers, who upset second seed Viktor Troicki in straight sets. Scorelines: Get updates on all the matches here.

Asics is pretty much sticking to solid white, yellow, and a royal blue (worn by Frederico Gil at Estoril) this season. Check it all out at Midwest Sports.

(image by Srdjan Stevanovic via serbiaopen.rs)

team marko



Joe Jonas, Taylor Hanson, Marko Djokovic. It’s always about the middle brother, isn’t it?

(image from Family Sport via serbiaopen.rs)

tattoo watch: adrian ungur



Romania’s Adrian Ungur has made it through to the second round of this week’s Serbia Open by beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round (and qualifying for a spot in the main draw). Unfortunately, that’s probably where it’ll end; he faces Novak Djokovic in the hometown hero’s opening match tonight.

Tattoo watch: Ungur told TSF (by way of the Serbia Open media folks) that the hip tat you see peeking out of his shorts means “respect” and “honor” in Chinese. Open season: And he also revealed that he has four more: a star on his hand; the initials of his wife; a bracelet on his upper right arm; and an old Georgian saying on his arm. Let the photo hunting begin!

(images via serbiaopen.rs)