The oldest man left standing by the third round of the 2011 U.S. Open men’s singles event turned out to be the latest scalp of Donald Young. The American had the crowd behind him as he defeated the 24th seed Juan Ignacio Chela 7-5, 6-4, 6-3, and Young’ll face Andy Murray in the fourth round […]
…or are you just happy to see me?
Jarmila Groth and Juan Ignacio Chela dropped by the Miami Metro Zoo before they begin competing at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Groth, the 28th seed, will open her 2011 Miami run with a match against Yaroslava Shvedova, who took out Sara Errani 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5). Groth shares the bottom half […]
trophy watch: simon’s egg, kleybanova’s unveiling, etc.
It doesn’t really matter to us who ends up winning that trophy from the Open de Moselle in Metz, as long as it gets a photograph taken once a year. Of course it doesn’t hurt that daddy Gilles Simon, who took out Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-2, is the one in the picture. More: Winners in […]
fila stripes take a break in the desert
The boys of Fila shed their stripes for their two-week party in the California desert. All are wearing color block shirts from the Heritage Group: Janko Tipsarevic crashed out of the first round. He took the first set tiebreak 7-1 but lost the next two 6-7 (6), 4-6. Both he and Marat Safin are still […]
tattoo watch: juan ignacio chela
Our tattoo watch continues: Here’s a photo of Juan Ignacio Chela practicing on the courts at Stuttgart. The Argentinian is the 20th seed at next week’s U.S. Open. (tattoo photo by Reiko; photo in Wimbledon whites via MTF)