Consider our cockles warmed after learning that Fernando Verdasco is a suitcase-toting member of the Louis Vuitton club! Kuala Lumpur up close: Head over to HC Foo’s blog for some in-the-trenches coverage of the inaugural Proton Malaysian Open. It’s even more intense via Twitter. The top five seeds at this ATP 250 event are: Kolya, […]
Who wears short shorts? And has really, really smooth skin? Find out after the cut.
Tennis isn’t the same without your pompadour, Fernando. Bring it back! Scoreline: The seventh seed beat local (and wildcard) James Ward in four sets 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-4. Up next for the Spaniard is Kristof Vliegen, who also beat a wildcard, Mahut. (image via Getty Images)
Writing the epilogue: The unpredictable career of Marat Safin has reached some consistency now that he’s steered himself toward retirement sunset. At this week’s Barclay’s Dubai Tennis Championships, the eighth seed — bumped up by the absence of the injured Federer (back), Nadal (knee), Davydenko (ankle), Verdasco(ankle), and Roddick (Dubai slapped him in the face). […]
To round out our munchkin reports (Janko? Check. Andre Sa? Check. Nono? Here we go!) — French munchkin Arnaud Clement got bounced out early in both singles and doubles at this year’s Australian Open. As expected, he played in solid-colored Lacoste performance polos. Clement needed five sets to defeat Ukranian Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first […]