Reiko took us up on the request for a closer look at Simone Vagnozzi‘s inner arm tattoo. Here’s a pic shot later in that week of the 2011 Barcelona Open, won last month by Rafael Nadal. (Archives: TSF Tattoo Watch) Step 2: Can anyone help with a translation? (Taken in Barcelona by Reiko)
Nicolas Almagro came up short in the all-Spanish semifinal at the 2011 Barcelona Open, losing to David Ferrer 3-6, 4-6. It puts an end to another great run for Nico and puts Ferrer in his second final against Rafa Nadal in as many weeks. (They two duked it out for the Monte Carlo title, with […]
Gael Monfils became the latest addition to the roster of ATPers collaterally damaged by Rafa‘s domination on clay. The break-dancing Frenchman lost his quarterfinal match at the Barcelona Open to the World No. 1 — falling 6-2, 6-2 in 75 minutes. We’re assuming that Nadal’ll have no problem beating Ivan Dodig in the semis, but […]
Kei Nishikori wears a red/orange Baby-G watch for his matches in early 2011.
Consolation prize: As sad as it is that Pico peaced out early at this week’s Barcelona Open, TSF found the silver lining: an inner-arm tat on Italian Simone Vagnozzi, who upset 16th seed Monaco 6-3, 6-2 in the second round. Vagnozzi fell in the subsequent round to Juan Carlos Ferrero. (Archives: TSF Tattoo Watch) If […]