tattoo watch: lukas rosol

Lukas Rosol - Tennis Tattoo

Tatto watch: You know Lukas Rosol, the last guy who beat Rafael Nadal before Horacio Zeballos knocked out the King of Clay in the final of the VTR Open in Vina del Mar.

(RELATED: TSF’s Tattoo Watch)

Davis Cup: Rosol was also instrumental in moving the defending Davis Cup champion — the Czech Republic — past the first round of the 2013 World Group  competition by teaming with Tomas Berdych to beat the Swiss team of Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli. The Czechs won this away tie against Switzerland 3-2.

we give our love to men's doubles

And by doubles, we mean a two-for-one: shirtless AND tattooed.

Farmers Classic semifinalist Alex Bogomolov, Jr. showed TSF some love before his match-up against Ernests Gulbis yesterday. Alex was on the Grandstand court playing points with a decent-hittin’ tween. BTW: Gulbis won that match 6-2, 7-6 (4).

We already logged his right shoulder tat, and this is our first the Chinese characters on his left shoulder.

More: Two more images after the cut…

tattoo watch: augustin gensse

Look at those calves! French qualifier Augustin Gensse didn’t make it past the first round of this week’s French Open. He fell to 14th-seed Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 2-6. (Browse: See how the qualifiers made their way into the main draw)

TSF Vault: the TSF Tattoo Watch.

tattoo watch: simone vagnozzi

Reiko took us up on the request for a closer look at Simone Vagnozzi‘s inner arm tattoo. Here’s a pic shot later in that week of the 2011 Barcelona Open, won last month by Rafael Nadal. (Archives: TSF Tattoo Watch)

Step 2: Can anyone help with a translation?

(Taken in Barcelona by Reiko)

tattoo watch: potito starace

Potito Starace got tangled in Andy Murray‘s medusa at this week’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Potito went down 2-6, 3-6 to the fourth seed, who next faces Florian Mayer. The other six quarterfinalists are Nadal/Cilic, Gasquet (who beat Federer in three with two tiebreaks going his way)/Berdych, and whomever wins these third-rounders: Soderling vs. Almagro and Djokovic vs. Wawrinka. (Draw: Rome Men’s Singles)

Tattoo watch: We hadn’t seen that one on his upper right arm before. Archives: Potito’s shoulder.

(image by Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)