Double-take: During our daily perusal through the tennis image banks, we quickly glanced at these photos and thought "Andy Roddick?" But, no, it's Andy 2.0 - the Reebok wearing, big serving Chris Guccione. The Aussie captured a big win at the Medibank International today, defeating countryman Lleyton Hewitt in two tie-break sets 7-6 (4) 7-6 (2) and giving him some much needed confidence before next week's Australian Open.
Speaking of A-Rod, the defending champion at the Kooyong Classic won his first match at the tournament defeating Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic 6-3, 6-0. He, of course, left sponsor Reebok for Frenchie sportswear label Lacoste a few years ago.
The American No. 1 busted out some new Lacoste duds this week which we are liking for him. The white + grey combo with red accents is refreshing - plus, he opted out of the scary shorty-short movement of his fellow Lacoste lads.
We are grateful for small favors...
(images via AP Photo/Rob Griffith & Getty)