davydenko quietly through to the quarters

Russian Nikolay Davydenko is on course to defend his semifinal appearance at last year’s U.S. Open. The fourth seed, who’s current claim to fame is being tied to a gambling scandal, yesterday beat Korean Hyung-Taik Lee 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round.

(He’ll face Tommy Haas in the quarters, and potentially R-Fed in the semis.)

Fashion focus: For this fornight, Kolya’s wearing a white kit from Airness. Nice and simple. No big cougars printed on his shirt. We love it.

fred perry reruns andy murray's kit

The return of Andy Murray from wrist injury also saw the first appearance of clothier Fred Perry since the Scot went MIA in the spring.

Yawn: TSF was hoping that FP would design a new kit for Andy, but I guess there’s no need to invest in a player whose schedule is so inconsistent?

(Just for the record, we still think the flag-as-wristband is a great design. Davis Cup: are you listening?)

In a third round match at today’s U.S. Open, South Korean Hyung-Taik Lee took out Murray 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.