Archive for August 7th, 2007

fashion: borg s/s ’07, bec hewitt = designer, stella mccartney f/w ’07, MORE MARC JACOBS!!!

August 7, 2007

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Bjorn Borg s/s ’07 picks: My faves from the most recent Bjorn Borg collection… Top row (left to right): the Joppe tank, the Slip-On shoe, Luka tee; bottom row: Rustan jacket, Samuel scarf, and Custom bag. Scope out all the goods here.

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Bec Hewitt branches out: The stylish wife of Aussie Lleyton Hewitt (and mother to their lovely daughter Mia) takes a stab at children’s fashion by launching her own line, called Bec Kidz. She’ll collaborate with designer Bruno Schiavi on the designs. (Herald Sun via DTL)

Vintage Gucci: Cut out the middleman and get your hands on an old school Gucci tennis bag on eBay. (Racqonteur)

adidas by Stella McCartney: Amid the frenzy of putting together an event to close out London’s next fashion week, Stella McCartney has also released the latest collection for adidas by Stella McCartney. The f/w ’07 colors are Bronco (a pink/brown shade), Dark Bronco, White, and Electricity (lime green).

Picks: I especially love the Track Top (top row, middle), which is basically a crop warm-up; and the Tank (bottom, middle), with it’s “delicate” double-strap detail. Of course, double strap means that it’s going for a layered look without the actual layers…

The Gym Dance collection, another adidas by Stella McCartney line, will make its way to the public soon. Check out High Snobiety’s preview here. (via DTL)

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Best Bonus Round Ever?: Designer Marc Jacobs bares almost all in the September issue of OUT. Read excerpts here and see more photos at Out.com. (Dudetube, Towleroad)

Tattoo watch: It’s not over yet! Marc’s most recent tattoo is The Simpons version of himself. (Perez Hilton)

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mcenroe does his best nadal impersonation?

August 7, 2007

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That’s John McEnroe (in Nike right) pulling a Rafa during last night’s exhibition match against Jim Courier in Carson. Let’s hope he’s never snarked about Nadal’s butt-pickin’ ways, because here he is doing the exact same thing.

JFTR, McEnroe lost in three sets.

(photo from Getty Images)

a gentler hewitt returns in a bowling shirt, plays with rafa

August 7, 2007

Doubles: It’s weird to see two baseliners — Lleyton Hewitt and Rafael Nadal — play on the same side of the net. The duo’s entered in this week’s doubles draw at the Rogers Cup.

Lleyton’s renaissance: This most recent chapter in the Aussie’s career — showing off his softer side — can be credited to his new manager, David Drysdale. (SMH)

Yonex’s Summer ’07 lookbook: Clearly someone was watching a little too much of The Big Lebowski during the idea meetings for this summer’s Yonex line. These gawdy U.S. Open Polos are available here.

(Racqonteur did better than me, managing to pry eyes away from the shirts long enough to rant about David Nalbandian‘s “samurai wrap”. While it might not look so hot on this Argentinian, his countryman Juan Monaco and the stylish Roger Federer look just fine in them.)

(photos via Getty Images)

bjorn borg: s/s ’06 ad campaign

August 7, 2007

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The post-apocalyptic tribal Gulliver’s Travels-themed campaign for Bjorn Borg‘s latest collection is available for view on the company website. Check it out if you can. Even the site navigation buttons are fun: go-go dancers in swimsuits and afros. BRILLIANT.

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What do you think of the ads? Tell us.

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richard krajicek + tattoo watch: goran ivanisevic

August 7, 2007

Richard Krajicek will take a break from his duties as director of the Rotterdam tournament to play in the Gibson Guitar Champions Cup at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tennis Served Fresh obtained the transcript from a recent interview. Here are some bits:

On the current state of grasscourt tennis: “I played in the days of Sampras, Rafter, and Ivanisevic, the great grass court players. Now it’s all baseliners. The grass has changed, players tell me. It’s slower, and therefore it is more difficult to play serve and volley. I believe it is a shame because I always liked watching contrasting players. Like Borg against McEnroe, Lendl against Edberg and Rafter against Agassi.”

On ending a Sampras winning streak at Wimbledon: “Beating Pete in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1996 felt amazing, but I knew it would mean nothing if I would have lost in the next round. It wasn’t over yet. I wanted the whole Championship. Winning Wimbledon changed my life. I’m not a tattoo kind of guy, but I can understand why Goran has ‘Wimbledon Champion’ tattooed on his back. It’s just the highest high.”

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Tattoo Watch: Speaking of Goran’s tattoo, I don’t think he ended up getting that “Wimbledon Champion” tattoo on his back (or his front). He only has that cross/shark above.

Details: The Gibson Guitar Champions Cup, part of the Champions Tennis Series, will be held August 22-26, 2007 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Featured players in the round-robin tournament include John McEnroe, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Wayne Ferreira, Jim Courier, Richard Krajicek, Todd Martin, and Mal Washington. For more information, visit www.tennisfame.com.

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russians, russian women, women, doping, tiger woods — everyone’s getting dissed!

August 7, 2007

Is Age of Love really still on? My fault for staying home on a Monday night…

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Much ado about nothing: The Russian Roulette, aka Nikolay Davydenko, got an awful losing streak rubbed in his face after $7 million — ten times the average — was wagered in favor of World No. 87 Martin Vassallo Arguello beating him in a second round match at the Orange Prokom Open (Sopot, Poland). And not only that: the sitch has since turned into a big match-fixing scandal that has everyone from ATP Chairman Etienne de Villiers to Kolya supporter Roger Federer chiming in. Fortunately, the ATP follows due process and will allow the top-fiver to play at this week’s Rogers Cup while an investigation is conducted. Bonus round: Click here to read more on the different kinds of tennis sports betting.

From Russia, without love: La Russophobe calls the Soviet success at La Costa a bunch of hogwash.

Rafter d. Roddick: In the hypothetical head-to-head, the more athletic Rafter wins out. (411mania.com)

Unstrung screens at Kalamazoo: The Disney-owned documentary screens at the boys’ tournament. The film follows Tim Neilly, Marcus Fugate, Holden Seguso, Clancy Shields, Gregory Hirshman, Donald Young, and Sam Querrey from the 2004 Orange Bowl in December through the 2005 U.S. Open. (via ZooTennis)

Ok, we’ll bite: A “He said, She said” at North County Times questions what celebrity riff raff is doing to women’s tennis. Of course “he” backs up the glam; aside from the anomaly that is Anna Kournikova (and yes, we’re talking just about singles titles here), all the other model-quality players have proven their match-tough mettle: the always-fashionable Williams sisters have 14 Grand Slam singles trophies between them. Masha has two, and Serbian Ana Ivanovic has two Tier I titles (Berlin, Montreal) under her belt.

“She” calls the endorsements and red carpet appearances distractions. But these cross-promotions are a necessary evil if we want to keep tennis financially viable. Sorry to break it to you, dear. Money is a waaaaaaay bigger factor in professional tennis than what your ideals are letting you believe.

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(OT) Doping laws aren’t dope: Sports law expert Mark Hardie writes about the inadequacies of today’s anti-doping policies in a recent op-ed published in The Times. Those falling through the cracks include tennis players Mariano Puerta and Guillermo Coria.

(OT) Amex drops Tiger: I Want to Be a Sports Agent scratches its head over this latest marketing move.


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