trophy watch: the swiss and swedes got it right + hall of fame

While the women of France were busy representing their country in a Fed Cup tie against Italy (alas, they lost), the men were busy in finals; three of the six ATP-ers vying for titles were French: Fabrice Santoro, Nicolas Mahut, and Paul-Henri Mathieu. Félicitacions!


At the Swiss Open orangefest, Mathieu (in adidas) lugs home a piece of rock for beating Andreas Seppi (wearing Fila)…


… and Santoro won the Hall of Fame Championships over mutton-chopped Mahut. (Mahut had a very good grass season… remember he lost to Andy Roddick in the Queen’s Club final? Here’s his very gracious post-match interview.)


David Ferrer (in Lotto) wins what looks like a deer enveloped in crystal at the Swedish Open. He dropped only three games in his final match against Nicolas Almagro.



Left to right: Sven Davidson of Sweden, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Pete Sampras, and photographer Russ Adams — all inductees to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


Sampras with wife Bridgette Wilson and sons Christian, 4, and Ryan, 2.


  1. has anyone heard of pete sampras’s kids getting into tennis? or is he keeping em away from the courts?

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