I would be remiss not to share the below picture of Juan Martin del Potro and Radek Stepanek during their doubles semifinal match at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
What were they doing, you ask? Maybe it was a pre-match strategy session, maybe they were waving the white flag to their opponents or maybe they decided to take the changeover time on court for a chat. I wasn’t there, so I don’t know for sure, but I’m very thankful to the tournament for snapping this picture. Danke.
The pair lost in the match to the no.2 seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 6-3, 7-6, but had a great run in the tournament together.
Next up is the video of the weekend. We Are Tennis shot some great player Q&A videos while they were in Istanbul for the WTA Year-End Championships. My favorite, by far, is the below video of Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta. The interviewer has them play the newlywed game, asking Gisela questions first and giving Flavia points if she answers the same thing as Gisela. You get the gist. Now watch this:
(Photo: Erste Bank Open, Video: We Are Tennis)