Archive for April 9th, 2008

Kolya as Cinderella: racquet and shoes fit

April 9, 2008

Racquet switches are usually done during the off-season to give the player a chance to acclimate to the difference. (Remember James Blake’s unsuccessful affair with Prince?) At the beginning of last week’s tournament, Nikolay Davydenko switched to the Ozone Pro Tour, a racquet with the same frame (”cosmetically”) but with a denser string pattern. Instead of 16 rows of strings, it has 18. This means more control.

(Click here to read more about his new racquet… and shoes!)

Trophy Watch: Kolya’s second Masters, Serena defends title

April 9, 2008



He’s not for the birds:
Top Russian Nikolay Davydenko won his second Tennis Masters Series title by handily beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open. This after overcoming Andy Roddick in the semis. Looks like Kolya has finally shaken off the mental insecurities that came with being under investigation for match fixing. Like Mary Carillo said in during CBS‘ coverage of the final, “This is what Davydenko will be known for” even if he’s cleared of allegations. Better leave all that worrying to your lawyers, Nikolay.

(Click here to read more…)

The Court of (un)Appealing tennis fashion

April 9, 2008

The current issue of Ocean Drive follows up their Maria Sharapova cover story with a fashion spread featuring ATP young guns Robby Ginepri, Donald Young, Ross Hutchins, Benjamin Becker, and Jamie Murray.

(Click here to read the post.)


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