Archive for April 25th, 2011

that painting is brill

April 25, 2011

Upper right corner, my friends. Nole posing next to his Pacific Life Open trophy. Amazing.

(God, how we miss that whale.)

This photo was taken during the ceremony held at this week’s Serbia Open in Belgrade to hand diplomatic passports to Ana Jovanovic, Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic, Viktor Troicki, and Novak Djokovic.

“I am honored to promote to diplomatic service people who have contributed to the popularity of Serbia in the world,” said Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic. “There is not a single country in the world which wouldn’t be honored to have you as ambassadors.”

More: See the whole story at the Serbia Open site and the full gallery here.

(img by Pedja Milosavljevic via serbiaopen.rs)

tennis channel: soon for the comcast masses?

April 25, 2011

Tennis Channel and Comcast will go before the FCC Administration Law Judge today to settle a complaint filed by TC calling out the cable distrbutor for discrimination. TC execs want their network to join Golf Channel and Versus in Comcast’s basic tier offerings, but Comcast says it’s too expensive to set up. (Of course, Golf Channel and Versus are owned by Comcast.)

We’ll let you know when we hear of any updates.

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big brother nole

April 25, 2011

It’s almost a little creepy how omnipresent Nole is at the Serbia Open, no? Even when he’s not around, there’s a statue to take his place. If you remember, this is the terra cotta replica commissioned by the ATP for the players participating in the 2007 year-end championships. (Flashback: See all eight statues — for Nole, Ferrer, Federer, Gonzo, Kolya, Rafa, Gasquet, and Roddick)

Work it: All the Serbia Open fashion show pics here.

Work it: The singles draw has Nole, Troicki, GG Lopez, Montanes, Isner, Gulbis, Janko, and Pico as the top eight seeds. Draw: Serbia Open.

(image via serbiaopen.rs)

fashion focus: the claws come out at the easter bowl

April 25, 2011

We <3 Colette Lewis for being our eyes and ears in the juniors front. She was out in Rancho Mirage, Calif. earlier this month to cover the Easter Bowl, and snapped these pics of a Boys’ 14s EB champ Ernesto Escobedo wearing a brand we’ve never seen: Raptor. A few other highly ranked SoCal juniors were wearing these kits, too.

Read up: Colette’s Easter Bowl write-up.

Who’s the raptor? Anyone out there with more details about this brand? Write us back — we’d love to know!

(photos by Colette Lewis/ZooTennis)

photo feed: at dunlop, the lady has landed

April 25, 2011

The photos rotating at the Dunlop landing page include some awkward poses from Cibulkova, Almagro, and Verdasco — all posing with nature to promote the company’s Biomimetic line — but also this old-school photo of a lady holding wooden racquets. See some other images from their archives (along with a narrative of Dunlop’s history) here.

(screengrab via dunlopsport.com)


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