We aren’t big on sports, but we do LOVE tennis! The first grand slam of the year kicked off last week in Melbourne, Australia in record-high temperatures of 107F and up. Now that’s HOT but not nearly as hot as some of the men that play tennis.
We could tell you all the reasons why we love the sport, but instead just enjoy some photos of our favorite young players. And if you aren’t a secret fangirl of tennis yet, this just might be enough to convince you to tune in for week 2 of the Australian Open.
1. Grigor Dmitrov
The 22 year old Bulgarian, dating Maria Sharapova, just made it to the 4th round of a slam for the 1st time in his career. We’re hoping to see more of Grigor in the 2nd week, especially if it means him sharing more photos like this:
2. Ryan Harrison
Or, as we like to call him “Chino,” thanks to his uncanny resemblance to one Ryan Atwood of The OC. The 21-year old Louisiana native, is also really great at Twitter and has a self-confessed love of the song “Call Me Maybe.” He can call us anytime.
3. Milos Raonic
Hypothetically, Milos would be the Seth Cohen to Ryan “Chino” Harrison, but technically he is not. The 6-foot-5 Canadian does have a fast serve to rival Cohen’s quick wit.
4. Jack Sock
The 21-year old American has on edge over his fellow players – he an already call himself a Grand Slam champion, after winning the Mixed Doubles trophy with Melanie Oudin in 2011. He also has an awesome name – “Advantage, Sock.”
Just look at these lovable dorks and occasional doubles team. Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey are bearing the flag of US Men’s tennis, following Andy Roddick’s retirement in 2012. (WE MISS YOU ANDY!!)
The Australian Open is airing now on ESPN and the Tennis Channel nightly from 7pm EST, with Men’s Quarterfinal action in play today. The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday, January 26th.