the gift of bespoke + stars ailing in moscow

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Marat, I’m not sure what is that you’re giving Nole as part of the Davis Cup gift exchange, but I can only hope it’s the number of your tailor.

Oh well, at least Nole’s moved on from draping himself in a couch cover at last year’s U.S. Open…

It was too good to be true: It’s as though the laws of time and space couldn’t handle all the beauty that descended onto Moscow… Janko Tipsarevic withdrew from the tie with a stomach bug, thus putting a win for Serbia squarely on Nole’s shoulders. But Nole was also under the weather so their doubles specialist, Nenad Zimonjic, is left to bear the Russian brunt. Meanwhile, Marat withdrew with a fracture in his leg. yikes.

But perhaps the Russians poisoned the other team (again). This is what Zimonjic said in the press conference:

“When we arrived we were good and everything was fine and, all of a sudden, two days later Tipsarevic pulled a muscle, Novak is sick. I also didn’t feel good last night – I also had a fever,” Zimonjic said. “It’s not easy in these circumstances.”

Uhm, I don’t think you were poisoned, Nenad. You just swallowed a bitter pill.

Scoreline: Mikhail Youzhny beat Zimonjic and Kolya Davydenko struggled — but beat — Viktor Troicki. Follow the rest of the tie here.

(photo from Tennis-Russia via Marie; Zimonjic quote via AP)

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4 Responses to “the gift of bespoke + stars ailing in moscow”

  1. Chris Says:

    ‘…but I can only hope it’s the number of your tailor.’

    So true….but I don’t think he will ever look as delicious as Marat. I am having a flashback to 07 Wimbledon 2nd round…..he looked me straight in the eyes when he gave me his autograph….time stood still as he ripped my soul apart and took some of it with him…

  2. butter Says:

    somehow it reminds me of that Justin Timberlake song….. $%^& in a box! haha…….sorry i find it funny, but no offense to anyone reading this :-)

  3. Jon Says:

    Marat looks debonair.

  4. Lady Hooligan Kat Says:

    I agree with all of you:

    Chris: I met Marat at the Tennis Channel Open last year and am still in shock.

    Butter: You crack me up.

    Jon: Marat is beyond debonair.

    Erwin: Thanks for the cool pic of the two champs.

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