Archive for the ‘shirtless’ Category

shirtless ginepri: shirtless rettenmaier’s other shirtless half

October 7, 2009

TSF was so distracted by doubles specialist Travis “Quick Hands” Rettenmaier that we forgot to show you the other half of that hitting session in New York: the Under Armoured Robby Ginepri.

Blah blah blah Ginepri blah blah second round blah blah U.S. Open and Thailand Open blah blah first round blah blah Beijing. blah blah Shanghai, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

More: The goods are after the cut…


serena williams — in the buff — on the cover of espn the magazine

October 7, 2009


Just when we thought we’d seen Serena as real as she could get — thanks to that U.S. Open semifinal — she ups the ante by appearing naked on one of six covers of ESPN The Magazine‘s “Body Issue”, on newsstands October 19.

The other five athletes are mixed martial artist Gina Carano, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, triathlete (and amputee) Sarah Reinertsen, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. Click on the photos above to enlarge.

(image via HuffPo)

chiudinelli: hum or yum?

October 5, 2009

The third best Swiss ATPer, Marco Chiudinelli, made it through qualifying at this week’s Rakuten Japan Open and beat Dudi Sela 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. He’s had momentum as of late, making it to the third round of the U.S. Open and the quarters of last week’s Thailand Open. Unfortunately, he lost his only rubber at the World Group 2009 Davis Cup Playoff tie against Italy (his doubles match with Wawrinka against Starace and Bolelli). Still, Switzerland won it 3-2.

Looking ahead: The Rakuten Japan Open counts Del Potro, Simon, Tsonga, and Monfils as its top seeds. MC next plays Monfils. The draw’s here (pdf).

And now to the important stuff:

a) Marco’s outfitted with clothes from HI-PRO’s Black and White Collection. HI-PRO is a sports marketing company founded by Ivo Heuberger — a former pro and one of Martina Hingis‘s former flames.

b) I was once told I like really bland guys (and I sort of believe them. Exhibit A), but I’m thinking my new fascination is Chiudi is the real deal. Take a look at the pics after the cut and help me out?


robby ginepri is the baby bear…

September 30, 2009

… to our Goldilocks — he’s just right!

One of the treats of the Thailand Open is the ATPers doing some Muay Thai. This year they had the suuuuuuuper pasty John Isner, Gilles Simon, and Robby Ginepri get into some silk shorts and spar for the photographers.

It’s funny to see the martial artists turn Lilliputian next to Isner (they’re up to his nipples!), but they can probably still kick his butt without breaking a sweat.

More: A few more pics of John, Gilles, and Robby after the cut…

shirtless: if andy murray had work done…

September 24, 2009

We’ve already snagged our 2010 planner, but one can never have enough tools to stay organized, which is why we’re tracking down this pinup version of our favorite gangly Scot, Andy Murray, shown in twelve hyper-Photoshopped pics that leave his face looking totally plastic. (It’s okay; we were just looking at his torso anyway!) The grainy thumbnails — a scan of the calendar’s back cover — show enough promise to make us shell out £7.99.

And speaking of the unalterable: it wouldn’t have hurt for some of these pics to have him smiling. He’s no orthodontic adonis, but that smile is part of his charm.

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another peek

September 9, 2009


Though his scrambling effort just wasn’t enough, we’re giving Gael Monfils another day in the TSF spotlight with kudos to that bod. Looks like the Frenchman has been hitting the gym. If anything, the perennial top 20 player will be back in 2010 as a threat at the must-be-in-good-shape Aussie, and – of course – at the grueling French Open.

What Dolphins fan sported a visor in the stands yesterday on Ashe? Check it out after the jump. (more…)


September 6, 2009


Frenchman Gael Monfils showed he isn’t just lanky legs and acrobatic tennis. Boy’s got some biceps, too. He won his third round match on Friday and plays Rafael Nadal in the round of 16.

Bicep battle? Game on, boys.

shirtless: who’s hitting with robby ginepri?

August 28, 2009

(Edit: TSF has since found out that this gentleman is Travis Rettenmaier. Thanks to all the readers who helped us with IDing the fella.)

Lots o’ rain today (thanks, Danny), so we are planting our cabooses at our friend’s Brooklyn apartment to stay dry.

In the meantime, do any of you know who this guy is? He was practicing with Robby Ginepri on the grounds of the USTABJKNTC yesterday (this, of course, in preparation for the 2009 U.S. Open, which starts next week).

Need more help? We’ve got a few more pics after the cut…

shirtless: gigi lopez

August 23, 2009

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.



July 6, 2009

Just In Case you were wondering how Andy Roddick is feeling after his heart-wrenching loss to Mr. 15-Slams himself:

Picture 2

Oh, and Just In Case you missed the link that Paddy put up the other day on ‘british bruises‘, here’s a sneak peek. Click on the photo to get more of a glimpse of Team Murray.

Picture 3

(screengrabs from and, respectively)

video: fila players working the catwalk + peep show

March 18, 2009

Click above for the video of the Fila/Trina Turk fashion show we sat in on over the weekend.

Carlos Diaz worked uber-hard for Jax (yes, my friends, a model named Jax — are we surprised?) to show off his tummy. Happens at minute eight, in case you’re wondering.

(video courtesy of Fila)

anti-murphy’s law: igor andreev

March 18, 2009

Lots of things are going right in Igor Andreev‘s book:

1) The 22nd seed at this week’s BNP Paribas Open just upset 11th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round (and will face Ljubicic in the fourth).

2) He’s wearing some nice Under Armour right now. That Dropper Sleeveless Crew, in azure/sunlight, is $39.99.

3) Who knew he had pecs like throw pillows? ❤

(IW photo via Getty Images; practice photo via Craig Hickman)

more dmitry tursunov

March 5, 2009

Now in Mexico City…

We’re not sure what month these pics were published in Russian Elle, but it doesn’t matter (and, really, you can never have enough) — enjoy Dmitry Tursunov in a bathtub, in a bathrobe, etc. — all after the cut…

grigor dimitrov shirtless? close, but not quite

February 18, 2009


Dmitry, Dimitrov: The D’s did their part to put on a show at Marseille’s Open 13, with Feliciano Lopez beating Tursunov 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) to reach the quarters, and Dimitrov falling to French fave Gilles Simon 6-4, 3-6, 5-7 in the first round.

(Even off the court, these two are still working it. Enjoy the pic.)

Meanwhile, munchkin Arnaud Clement used the home court advantage to down Marat Safin 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match in Marseille; he lost to German Mischa Zverev in the second round. And Safin’s fellow swan-songer, Fabrice Santoro, bowed out in the first round to Julien Benneteau 6-4, 4-6, 2-6.

Is Grigor on your list? It’s probably about time to update my list — or at least expand it — to make some, uhm, accomodations.

(DTL; photo by Lorenzo Salemi)

borging while blogging can be hazardous to your health

February 4, 2009

A recent video on the Bjorn Borg website shows a guy and a gal duking it out on the tennis court while wearing very little of the spring 09 skivvies and shorts.

If only ATP tournaments were contested this way…

Watch:In Action“, Screencaps below.

ticked off slavs are hot

January 21, 2009


Rowdy nationalistic tennis fans became the talk of the Australian Open after today’s second-round matches. Paul-Henri Mathieu facedoff against Amer Delic (an American of Bosnian descent), Croat Marin Cilic defeated Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, and Delic is slated to face off against Serbian Nole Djokovic in the succeeding round. The tension today was enough to spur Delic to post a message on his website urging his fans to keep politics out of the the tournament.

In the Cilic/Tipsarevic match, spectators “were a little bit incorrect,” said Janko, “singing songs that had nothing to do with tennis because of the history [both countries] have with each other. I think two or three times I even said to the Serbian crowd, don’t call [Marin] names. It’s OK to cheer for me but don’t say bad things about him.”

“What I liked and was surprised about was there was no clapping between the first and second serve or no mobile phones ringing at an important part.” Good point, Janko. I’d take aggro-but-considerate douchebags over inconsiderate WASPs any day of the week.

By the way, I’m going to throw my hat in the ring for Melbourne ground security next year. I’m prepared to rough some of these guys up if things get out of hand.

(photos by Getty Images)

i’m only trying to help

January 19, 2009


Since readers can’t seem to make up their minds about whether Andy Murray is bigger than in years past, I thought I’d help out by posting a few more photos.

Do these help? I hope so. You can thank me later!

(photos by Getty Images)

checking up on Andy Roddick

January 15, 2009

Andy Roddick - Australian Open 2009

Andy Roddick‘s 2009 isn’t so shabby so far. He made it all the way to the finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, where he lost to Andy Murray 4-6, 2-6.

The American enters next week’s Australian Open as the seventh seed, getting an upward bump because of my poor Kolya‘s left heel injury.

Shop: That white Lacoste tee (with a cobblestone grey croc) is also available in black. Pick it up at for $29.99.

Bonus round: Enjoy the pics!

sticks and stones may break rafa…

January 13, 2009

…but what about Andy Murray‘s skin and bones?


British paper Daily Mail thinks that their local Grand Slam hope has emerged from the off-season more buff than ever (look at those guns!) and ready to take on Rafa Nadal (and Tsonga, and maybe Nole and Roger) in the first major of 2009.

Is he really bigger? I can’t tell the difference.

Here’s the before shot, taken at last year’s Australian Open:

(top photo via DM; bottom photo via Getty Images)

bjorn phau: I’d like to happa some of that

September 29, 2008

Bjorn Phau made it all the way to the semifinals of last week’s China Open before falling to Andy Roddick 2-6, 6-7 (4), 1-6. This is the same guy who gave Rafa Nadal some trouble in the first round of the 2008 U.S. Open, pushing Rafa to two tiebreaks with his stinging one-handed backhand.

Family tree: That gorgeous mug of his is a German (mom) and Indonesian (pops) combination. ❤

U.S. Open 2007 and Stuttgart 2006.

(training pics by rrfnpump)

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