Or maybe just nerves? OK guys, we all know that’s not urine! (But is it?!!) Just a hard-working, sweaty Andy sweating it up on Middle Sunday before what is to be the biggest week of his life. (Getty)
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Dustin Brown got some prime real estate playing his second round match at the 2010 US Open (on Ashe). His opponent? Fourth seed Andy Murray, who was upset in the succeeding round by Stan Wawrinka.
While the Jamaican lost in straight sets, he gave us a good show with everything from his hair, his clothes, his cheering section, and his game. He took that plaid being played with by the boys of K-Swiss and amped it up with yellow (wristbands), green (on his shoes and shoelace), and orange (on the other shoelace).
And to those unfamiliar with the brand he’s wearing, that’s Topspin, website here. Hotheaded Austrian Daniel Koellerer used to wear their clothes, but now he’s over with Los.
More: A few more images of Dustin’s look after the cut…
Swiss Marco Chiudinelli was practicing on the grounds of the USTABJKNTC yesterday (right next to the 3rd round qualifying match between Laura Robson and Nuria Llagostera Vives — Robson lost in three sets, btw).
And in the main draw of the 2010 US Open, Marco will play wildcard Jack Sock in the first round and we expect him to go out to 18th seed John Isner in the second. (Draw: Men’s Singles)
Practice makes perfect: Here’s Andy Murray hitting with Santiago Giraldo a day before his debut at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, Calif. The top seed — and last-minute replacement for Novak Djokovic — plays qualifier Tim Smyczek.
We could watch him do this all day!
(video by TSF)
While there are plenty of great arguments for watching tennis in the comfort of your own home — not needing to wait until the changeover to get up from a seat; not having to deal with other people’s chatter; listening to Mary Carillo’s commentary; instant replay — there are also plenty of arguments for watching tennis at a tournament: d-list sightings, limited-edition merch, and of course the practice courts. Especially the practice courts. God bless ‘em.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez will play Yen-Hsu Lu in a first round match at the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, the winner of which will play 16th-seed Andreas Seppi.
More: Click after the cut for more pictures.