Archive for January 17th, 2008

tattoo watch: jurgen melzer

January 17, 2008


The Australian Open edition of Tattoo Watch continues…

We already know about Jurgen Melzer‘s back tattoo (nice and clean), but we had to do a double-take when we saw this picture from yesterday’s first round match between Melzer and Jiri Vanek.

What is that on his arm? A tattoo? Medical tape?

Sleeveless: TSF isn’t sure why we haven’t seen many others in the adidas stable go sleeveless this week.

By the way, Melzer won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and faces Marin Cilic for a place in the third round.

(Aussie Open photo by Getty Images; back photo via MTF)


sybille bammer’s chest is a superfund site

January 17, 2008


The original 21st century tennis hot momma, Sybille Bammer, lost early at this year’s Australian Open. She only managed two games against Hsieh Su-Wei in the second round.

(And the other HM, Lindsay Davenport, won only four games as she was crushed by fifth seed Maria Sharapova.)

The Superfund logos embroidered all over her cute white and green tennis outfit refers to a European investment firm, not a toxic site. This means Sybille is no longer being sponsored by Erima.

Further reading: Business Week‘s profile about Superfund.

(photo by Getty Images)

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federer travels light + other fashion minutia

January 17, 2008


Roger Federer packed light for this year’s Australian Open. He leaves the heavy baggage of modesty at home and in its stead brings a t-shirt that says “1”. Whoever at Nike thought this up did a good design. (Thanks to JNP for the tip.)

By the way, for those keeping track, I think Roger is using his same white gym bag from Wimbledon.

Quick notes: Pironkova is wearing Lotto… and Australian Casey Dell’Acqua, who before today bought all her on-court clothing from Target (bless!), has been wooed by Nike after her strong showing in the second round of her hometown Grand Slam. She took out Patty Schnyder 4-6, 7-5, 8-6.

(Roger photo via MTF)

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