Archive for March 20th, 2007

nadal and his whale

March 20, 2007

Thank god the Rafa Nadal trophy photo shoot wasn’t televised somewhere. Because surely the FCC would have been all over it like Prince’s Super Bowl “malfunction”.

Click here to see why.

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Nike Air Tech Challenge now for sale

March 20, 2007

nike air tech challenge - hypebeast nike air tech challenge - hypebeast

After much hype, the Nike Air Tech Challenge — Andre Agassi‘s shoes from back in the day — has been reintroduced.

The “kicks” (oh, kids today and their lingo) come in colorways of White/Black/Sonic Yellow and White/Black/Varsity Purple.

Interesting: The Agassi logo once on the back of the shoe has been replaced by a Nike tennis logo. I say leave it there. Nike, while they have heavyweights Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on their roster, shouldn’t forget the fogies. So unless Agassi objects, I say let his fashion trendsetting legacy live on.

You can buy the shoes through Purchaze.

via (and more pictures at) Hypebeast

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mia and bec this week

March 20, 2007

As you know, the Hewitts have a contract for a weekly column in the Australian Woman’s Day. The March 20 issue had these photos of daughter Mia with Bec.

bec and mia mia-0320-womansday

The accompanying article talks about Mia’s recent accomplishments, including knowing all her animal sounds and colors. She’s also beginning to speak some French.

via shakethetv.com

Jamie Murray is no Haylie Duff, and other stories

March 20, 2007

I didn’t mean for today’s short balls to be such a downer post, but here it is. Ya gotta take the good with the bad. Enjoy.

Jamie Murray - The GuardianJamie Murray is no Haylie Duff: Scottish tennis player Jamie Murray — the older brother of phenom Andy Murray — is making a name for himself in doubles. The Guardian published a good profile today, in conjunction with the news that Jamie’s been tapped to play Davis Cup next month, when Great Britain plays the Netherlands.

Junior tennis in the UK, pt. 2: Here’s another story from The Guardian about another player getting lost in the fray. Good luck to her, and good luck to the LTA as they try to get their operations in order.

Tennis down under, going under?: A little dated, but still relevant. The Times reports on the state of Australian Tennis: how it’s getting overshadowed by more “exciting” sports such as rugby, cricket, and swimming; how only now is Tennis Australia beefing up its player development fund; and how a whole generation of great coaches aren’t getting the support they need. Hopefully, they’ll fix this and fix it soon.

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florida memory project: nadal’s pants 2.0

March 20, 2007

man and boy - florida memor project

Ok, so the photo might be a little blurry, but you get the picture. Take a look at the guy’s pants (the one on the right). When Rafa Nadal gets tired with wearing his yoga pants on the court, perhaps we can offer this as an alternative.

It looks so fabulous with those Chuck Taylor-esque shoes. I wonder what kind of ankle support you get with it (probably not a lot), so it makes things a little iffy. Especially with Nadal’s grinding style, he’ll need all the support he can get.

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