shirtless: guillermo canas

So are we the only ones seeing more and more men wear their long hair in buns these days? Kinda loving it as a summer look…

Speaking of bun (and buns) Guillermo Canas has been popping in and out of our line of sight at this week’s Farmer’s Classic, where he’s been working with semifinalist Ernests Gulbis. The lanky Latvian booked his spot in the final four with that upset of second seed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4, 7-6 (3), making this his first semi appearance since January in Sydney. Gulbis will play Alex Bogomolov, who staged his own upset in the Grandstand court in his quarterfinal against Thomaz Bellucci.

Stacking up: See the draws here.

(photo by TSF)

tattoo watch: moving foreward

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I’ve been seeing an awful lot of forearm tattoos lately… I should take that as a sign that I should get one myself (my squid is getting lonely).

Guillermo Canas showed his off in the first round Australian Open men’s doubles match with partner Marat Safin. We hadn’t seen this one before. Hebrew script, I think. Is it new?

(photo by Safinfan via Angelique)

le sigh: nicky kiefer withdraws from aussie open

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Nicolas Kiefer has pulled out of this year’s Australian Open because of a left ankle injury he sustained at the Hopman Cup (two weeks ago). He was to face Guillermo Canas in the first round. Instead, Canas will play German qualifier Dieter Kindlmann.

Feel better, Nicolas!

(photo by Getty Images)

not even all the lunges in the world…

Guillermo Canas might have gotten mugged near his parents’ home in Buenos Aires last month, but his attackers left him with his best, uhm, asset.

The Argentine has switches to an orange version of his Topper kit (he was wearing black/red at the U.S. Open), playing at this week’s Bank Austria-TennisTrophy in Vienna.

Score: Canas lost to the pompadoured Fernando Verdasco in the second round 6-1, 6-2.

More: A closer look at his shirt after the cut…

flashback: tennis masters cup, 2004 (houston)

I was looking for old tennis photos online, and I ran into these pictures taken of the nine guys (including the alternate) who descended upon Houston for the Tennis Masters Cup in 2004.

The Argentines: Guillermo Canas and Gaston Gaudio

The boys: Andy Roddick and Guillermo Coria

The daddies (DILFs?): Lleyton Hewitt and Tim Henman

The ILFs: Marat Safin and Carlos Moya

and Roger Federer

Roger beat Lleyton in straight sets — 6-3, 6-2 — to take his 11th title of 2004 and his second consecutive year-end title.

(photos by Getty Images)

guillermo canas has a slow start in 2008

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It’s been almost a year since Guillermo Canas handed Roger Federer back-to-back tournament losses (at Indian Wells and Miami). He’s off to a much slower start in 2008, having only entered in two tournaments (Acapulco and Las Vegas) so far.

Topper, his sponsor, gets on the stripe bandwagon with this spring Sublimado crewneck. I’m waiting for an optical illusion, but I don’t think there’s one there.

Browse: Check out all of the Argentinian sportswear company’s goods here.

party: canas for espn deportes la revista

Before the start of this year’s U.S. Open, Guillermo Canas (above, with girlfriend Fabiana Semprebon), Nicolas Lapentti, Mariano Zabaleta, and Juan Monaco were among the players in attendance at a party in Soho earlier this week to celebrate the September issue of ESPN Deportes La Revista. The issue, with Canas on the cover, notes that 16 of the ATP’s top 100 players are Latin American. (via Tennis Wire)

canas shirtless for global warming

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Guillermo Canas and his girlfriend, Brazilian Fabiana Semprebon, posed for Argentinian label Ona Saez‘s latest campaign which raises awareness for global warming. Canas was happy to be chosen for the campaign, he says. And although he’s not a “green” expert, he feels that he can do his part by motivating the masses.

Here are looks from the label’s most recent collections (some Star Wars-inspired):

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(via Vivi el Tenis)

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