More Fun Facts: 7/31 + 8/1

Written By: achangeofends - Aug• 02•10

I’ll be posting a more serious entry about my weekend at Legg Mason later today, but I wanted to share some of the little things I learned this weekend.

Tomas Berdych and coach checked out the view from the POV rooftop bar before dinner. The three women standing next to them held out a camera and asked Tomas to take their photo. They clearly had no idea who he was. He happily obliged.

David Nalbandian took in the late night view from the bar with a considerable entourage and a fairly ugly shirt. FYI David, I’d be happy to join your team as a fashion consultant.

Kristof Vliegen mostly enjoyed the view of the women instead of DC, but seemed content to chat with a few visiting businessmen. I never would have recognized him if he didn’t say that his name was Kristof and he was from Belgium, even then I had to check the draw to see if he was Christophe Rochus or Kristof Vliegen.

Fernando Verdasco was sleepy Sunday morning, or at least that’s what he told me.

Radek Stepanek is feeling good after coming back from injury, according to a conversation with his buddy on his way to the gym.

John Isner is really hard to miss, but you probably already knew that. He was taking in some time at the gym late yesterday afternoon after a morning practice session with his coach.

Nenad Zimonjic wears True Religion jeans.

One of the guys traveling with Marcos Baghdatis wore a Roger Federer shirt to practice today. You would think Marcos would be a little offended by this.

Everyone loves Dmitry Tursunov. He practiced for a long time Sunday afternoon and thus ran into several other players on the courts. Before practice, he threw water at a shirtless Michael Llodra, who didn’t seem to mind one bit, but did try to retaliate. Dmitry and Ernests Gulbis shared a few laughs before Gulbis‘ practice with Baghdatis. He even got Alejandro Falla to crack a smile, ribbing him about a flirtatious spectator. Overall, Dmitry just seemed to have a great rapport with the other players on tour. Plus, I kind of love him too.

Andrey Golubev had his girlfriend playing ball girl during serving practice.

Radek Stepanek likes dogs, or at least the one that was in the elevator with us.

Like I said, more on the actual tennis to come later, plus photos.

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