Archive for September 13th, 2007

tattoo watch: volandri doesn’t have one

September 13, 2007

As much as we’re on the lookout for players who have tattoos, sometimes it’s nice to know when we can strike someone from the “already tattooed” list.

Italian Filippo “Filo” Volandri, in a quick bio on his site, says that he has neither tattoos nor piercings.

Other interesting bits about the highest-ranked Italian on the ATP tour:

  • Whom he considers the nicest guy on the tour: Carlos Moya
  • The rudest: Lleyton Hewitt (pre-Mia, perhaps)
  • Best crowd: the Romans
  • The crowd he can’t handle: the Chileans
  • One thing he can’t live without: Coca-Cola. (Bless!)

Volandri played the BCR Open Romania this week (in Bucharest). As the second seed, he lost to Gael Monfils in the first round. Today, he (along with doubles partner Sergio Roitman) were eliminated from the doubles draw by local faves Victor Hanescu and Andrei Pavel.

Fashion focus: For his singles match, he wore the same red shirt from EA7 — that’s Emporio Armani‘s sports collection — which made its quick debut at the U.S. Open. (We didn’t know about the curves on the back.)

And he wore a simpler blue polo for his doubles match while partner Roitman was clad in No Brand.

fashion flashback: maria kirilenko in adidas — 2006 China Open

September 13, 2007

I ran across these photos of Maria Kirilenko while browsing through the China Open archives. The Russian competed in last year’s tourney, and bowed out in the second round against Peng Shuai.

She wore tennis pieces from adidas by Stella McCartney: a white sleeveless tank under a teal deep scoop neck, a grey pleated skirt, teal socks, and grey shoes.

Totally cute!

I still think she is consistently one of the best-dressed women on the SEWTA tour. What do you think? Tell us.

Buy: Check out the Fall 20007 adidas by Stella McCartney collection at shopadidas.com.

P.S. Stella’s London Fashion week event is scheduled for Sept. 20. I can’t wait!!

(photos via Getty Images)

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fashion: in airness, davydenko defeated

September 13, 2007

Nikolay Davydenko lost in the second round of this week’s China Open to Marin Cilic. Still distracted by the match-fixing scandal, perhaps?

Are we really surprised? The Russian’s just been continuing with his playing pattern as of late: fall early in smaller tournaments and shine during the big ones (e.g., semis at Roland Garros and the U.S. Open this year). Unfortunately, he might have a more difficult time getting deep into 2008 tournaments, since he’ll likely lose his No. 4 ranking if he doesn’t defend his Paris title in November (which he won’t). Plus, he won five titles last year and none so far this year. Ugh.

But let’s talk about this new Airness kit for a sec. I love the white/blue colorway. If he wore one size smaller, it would look sooo much better. Also, he needs to stop buttoning his shirt all the way, but hey that’s his style.

Kolya wore the same polo in a black/red colorway in his first round win over American Zack Fleishman (6-3, 6-3).

(photos via Getty Images, sina.com)

fashion focus: marin cilic in fila

September 13, 2007

Just so you know, Serbia isn’t the only Yugoslavian country represented by hotness on the ATP tour. At this week’s China Open, Croatian teen Marin Cilic — the 2005 French Open boys’ champ — took out top seed Nikolay Davydenko with a 6-3, 6-4 second-round win.

He looked good in his white Fila polo with blue sleeve detail.

Buy: You can achieve a similar look by picking up the Fila F-Box Essenza Polo at TW ($45).

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