Shots from today’s happenings in St. Petersburg, Russia:
Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Jeremy Chardy (pictured above) 6-7, 6-1, 6-0 in the first match of the tournament. I blame the earring.
Russia’s Teimuraz Gabashvili fended off a possible upset from Filippo Volandri, defeating the Italian 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Oh, Igor, defeated by American Michael Russell 6-1, 7-5. Dos. Vedanya.
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