It's time for another round of Fourhand amuse-bouches, including Andreas Seppi's arguable best shot ever, slinky throwback fashion, and more.
BETWEEN THINGS Roger Federer has nothing on this: Andreas Seppi hit an outside-of-the-line-licking tweener in his opening victory against Mikhail Youzhny in Monte Carlo this week.
The Italian would fall two rounds later to—who else?—Rafael Nadal.
B-DECKED Andy Roddick's wife, model/actress/resident babe Brooklyn Decker, appeared on Craig Ferguson's late-night talk show recently, and the two discussed tennis at more length than you usually see for one only mildly involved with the sport. Note: Decker's anger on court may be greater than that of her husband. (She's fond of smashing a racquet post-lesson.)
TURN BACK TIME It can be fun to recall simpler times, dare I say more elegant times. One of my favorite tennis-centric Tumblr pages is Tennis Vintage Style, and I'd like to share it with you now. (Here's a favorite post. Who wouldn't want to be these gals?) On a similar note, for pop-culture-infused tennis posts, nothing beats What Should We Call Tennis in my book.
Question: What are your own favorite tennis accounts? Let me know, and if I like them, I'll shout you out in a future Spin dispatch.
IF YOU MISSED IT The shift from one to two courts inside the arena at last week's Katowice Open was captured in this rapid-motion clip, all of 14 seconds long.
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