big bad janko



Thanks to Alisa for this photo of Janko Tipsarevic‘s shoes from sponsor Fila, and to malimeda for the clarification: Jankela means(ish) “Big Bad Janko” and is what the tatted tennis player is called by family and friends.

Other Fila athletes with nicknames on their shoes? Agnes “Agi” Szavay, Marin “Chila” Cilic, and Rainer “Shaker” Schuettler.

(photo by Alisa Carrigan)

photos: arnaud clement at wimbledon



Arnaud Clement had too slow a start in the post-rain delay continuation of his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Rainer Schuettler. Our favorite French munchkin lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (9-7), 6-8. He could’ve been in the semis!!

Bless that Lacoste duffel of his. Notice the zip collar on his white polo.

More: See a few more pictures after the cut

kudos to james blake



Kudos to James Blake for finally deciding to cover up his arms, trading his usual Nike Global Power Sleeveless Top for the much classier and cleaner Dri-FIT London Polo shirt. (That terry cloth headband is another story.)

Good choice, since his musculos would forever be in the shadow of Rafa‘s anyway. He should take advantage of his model looks and rock his own Nike style.

TSF wished to see James play a few more rounds at Wimbledon, but today he lost in his second match, to Rainer Schuettler of Germany 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, 4-6, 4-6.

Buy: Nike London Polo in white, Comet Red, and Dark Obsidian, $65; Swoosh headband in blue, $4.50.

(photo by Getty Images)

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no more singles for arnaud, but will play doubles with llodra



FYI, I’m not entirely in love with “Nono” as a nickname for Arnaud Clement, but it might stick over time…

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He lost to Rainer Schuettler in the first round of the Australian Open. The German prevailed 4-6, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 4-6. Arnaud had a couple of costume changes with that bandana, wearing the purple, the baby blue, and this red/yellow one I haven’t noticed before.

More left: Lucky for us, there’s more of Clement to see this week. He’s entered in doubles with Michael Llodra as the seventh seeds.

(photo by Getty Images)