practice: janko at the u.s. open

TSF stopped by the U.S. Open practice courts yesterday and spotted Janko Tipsarevic hitting with Victor Troicki and alongside Marat Safin.

Janko’s in the same quarter of the draw as Nole, Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Haas, and Andy Roddick; he faces Florent Serra in the first round.

Are those Oakley Jawbones?

More: Two other shots after the cut…

i <3 wimbledon

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A fan at the Kunitsyn/Roddick second-round match. Roddick took it 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. He next faces 26th seed Jurgen Melzer, who beat Beni Becker in three sets (two tiebreaks).

Now that JM Del Potro has been ousted by perennial grass threat Lleyton Hewitt (yay! more fun pics of Bec Cartwright!), this is looking like the Wimbledon quarterfinal clash o’ the year.

davydenko keeps his pants on

The ATP tapped our favorite albino Nikolay Davydenko to blog from this week’s tour stop in Portschach. Things we learned: his mom is an Energizer bunny, his dad is more chill, and he doesn’t like getting naked in the crazy, coed, clothing-eschewing spas of Austria. (The Russian baths, apparently, welcome the demure.)

The snapshot above is Kolya trying on his dad’s red spectacles. Long live geek chic!

(photo via ATP)