Archive for May 21st, 2007

fashion: safin and haas in old-school white, nike’s mcenroe shirt, and dressing like a dandy

May 21, 2007

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You can even sew your own underwear: Patterns From the Past, a blog specializing in historical dress pattern research, devotes a whole post to tennis wear of yore. Some kits even have instructions for making visors and skivvies.

safin-haas-hamburg.jpgHamburg, revisited: Have you seen these vid clips of Tommy Haas and Marat Safin in old-school tennis whites, playing in an exhibition for the Hamburg Masters? (It commemorated the tourney turning 100 last year.) Photos here, and video here and here.

Dressing like a dandy: Feeling blah about your wardrobe? Take inspiration from these three members of London’s fashion avant-garde, as interviewed by the Times. It’s a good read.

spring2007-nike-mcenroe.jpgNike does McEnroe: Nike releases this psychedelic John McEnroe Icon T-Shirt (left) for Summer 2007. It’s on cotton with a glossy ink screen print. ($30; Midwest Sports. BUY IT HERE.)

flirting with punditry

May 21, 2007

I offered my thoughts on the upcoming French Open to Rick Stiles over at Stiles Points. Check it out here. (Not that it makes a big difference, BUT: I wrote my responses before yesterday’s Hamburg final.)

Agree? Disagree? Tell us.

rome’s fashion highlights: davydenko and serena

May 21, 2007

Although many players were rockin’ the pink and purple this week (including Patty Schnyder and Svetlana Kuznetsova), it was Serena Williams who ran away with it, combining both colors in her Nike outfit. She even mixed it up with different accessories: a cap one day, and different colored headbands for the other two matches:

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(What do you think of Serena’s ensemble? Tell us.)

Meanwhile, Russian Nikolay Davydenko continues his love affair with clothier Airness, who has showered him with variations on his current uniform. We saw four versions in three color ways just this week — red, orange, and baby blue. Which means he had more costume changes than Serena:

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a weak week for trophies

May 21, 2007

So we’re a third done with the year and still no tourney has come close to matching what Masters Series Paris handed out to Davydenko last year. Who’s going to step up to the plate?

ATP: World No. 1 Roger Federer had to fight tooth and nail to overcome Clay No. 1 Rafael Nadal this week in Hamburg, and all he got was this lousy doorstop:

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(By the way, what is going on with Federer’s suspender shirt? I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Wimbledon. Nike needs to bring it.)

And the Bryan brothers get some plates in their win over Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett:

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Seniors: The Champions Cup folks are pretty much stuck on the ho-hum crystal vase. The tour handed it out again to Pete Sampras, this time in his win over Todd Martin in Athens:

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That’s Todd, above, speaking to the crowd.

SEWTA: Masters Series Rome, this week hosting the ladies, awarded Jelena Jankovic her third title for 2007 — a tour best — after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1. Jelena received a trophy similar to the one Nadal picked up the week prior.

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Prince Albert of Monaco presented the trophy to Jelena.

(photos via Yahoo! Tennis, except for Jelena’s photo with the Masters Series Rome Cup, which is via the tournament website)


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