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)

filippo volandri: back to tennis (b)asics



Filippo Volandri‘s playing at this week’s BCR Open Romania in Bucharest. He’s through to the second round after beating Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 6-0. (Draw: BCR Open Romania site)

Meanwhile, it’s sad to see one of the more stylish Italians (he used to wear EA7 — that’s Armani sportswear — on the court) now dressed in Asics.

More: Two more pics after the cut…

more stripes: filippo volandri in EA7



Filippo Volandri lost in straight sets to Sebastien Grosjean in the first round of the Australian Open.

The Italian dressed up for his performance (of course!), wearing white from his sponsor, EA7 (that’s Emporio Armani‘s sports line). They’ve also jumped on that stripes trend, adding some diagonal black and white detail to Volandri’s polo. Nice and simple. We like it.

Flashback: See Filippo’s previous EA7 outfits here.

Shop: Everyone’s still doing winter clearance, including EA7. I loved the lookbook. Some highlights below the cut…

another look: filippo volandri in emporio armani's ea7



filippo volandri - ea7 - emporio armani - madrid

Italy’s Filippo Volandri continues to wear shirts from EA7 — that’s Emporio Armani‘s sports line — at the Madrilena Masters in Madrid. Here he is losing to Feliciano Lopez in the 6-3, 6-2 first-round match.

We last saw this shirt at the BCR Open Romania in September. TSF’s a fan of the striped lining.

(photos by Getty Images)

tattoo watch: volandri doesn't have one



As much as we’re on the lookout for players who have tattoos, sometimes it’s nice to know when we can strike someone from the “already tattooed” list.

Italian Filippo “Filo” Volandri, in a quick bio on his site, says that he has neither tattoos nor piercings.

Other interesting bits about the highest-ranked Italian on the ATP tour:

  • Whom he considers the nicest guy on the tour: Carlos Moya
  • The rudest: Lleyton Hewitt (pre-Mia, perhaps)
  • Best crowd: the Romans
  • The crowd he can’t handle: the Chileans
  • One thing he can’t live without: Coca-Cola. (Bless!)

Volandri played the BCR Open Romania this week (in Bucharest). As the second seed, he lost to Gael Monfils in the first round. Today, he (along with doubles partner Sergio Roitman) were eliminated from the doubles draw by local faves Victor Hanescu and Andrei Pavel.

Fashion focus: For his singles match, he wore the same red shirt from EA7 — that’s Emporio Armani‘s sports collection — which made its quick debut at the U.S. Open. (We didn’t know about the curves on the back.)

And he wore a simpler blue polo for his doubles match while partner Roitman was clad in No Brand.