Archive for September 9th, 2008

bjorn borg’s style essentials

September 9, 2008

Bjorn Borg, the man whose eponymous label produces well-designed clothing (mainly for the Scandinavian market), shares his 10 essentials with men.style.com.

Included in this list are tennis gear (headbands and wooden racquets, of course), his own line of underwear, herring, a certain Principality, and portable booze (and why not?).

This man knows his stuff!

(screengrab via men.style.com)

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flashback: nole’s bubblegum performance

September 9, 2008

Nole‘s snarky interview aside, the Serbian gets some props for infusing some new style and color into what was becoming a very monotonous (monochromous?) men’s tennis performance collection at adidas.

More: See the bright colors of Djokovic’s adidas kits after the cut…

federer vs. murray: sightings in the stands

September 9, 2008

Jim Courier with a honey.

Plenty more: See who was at Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch Roger Federer beat Andy Murray at the 2008 U.S. Open finals, all after the cut…

roger’s on top of the world

September 9, 2008

Roger Federer took his fifth U.S. Open trophy up to the Empire State Building’s exclusive 103rd floor — the highest point in Manhattan. (The 102nd floor is an observatory available to the public.)

Roger later went down to the 86th Floor Observatory to sign some autographs and take in the views.

More: See the rest of the photos after the cut…

the ultimate u.s. open mishit

September 9, 2008

Attack of the killer bluetooth(ish) headsets: Kudos to Amex for enhancing the U.S. Open experience by providing mini-TVs (which you had to return) and radios (for keeps) to their cardholders; because unless you had a text-proficient posse roaming the grounds, it was hard to know when juicy matches were playing out, even just a few courts away. The radio also streamed commentary from CBS’ and USA’s coverage of the tournament.

The one downside: the leash on those radios. Not even the beautiful Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend could save it from looking totally ridiculous. Loose, wrinkled strips of white fabric dangled from ears everywhere I turned. Function over fashion, perhaps, but rip the strap of that radio as soon as humanly possible. Gnaw at it if you have to.

(photo from the Federer/Murray final by Getty Images)

nadia petrova in bali, still with babolat

September 9, 2008

Nadia Petrova is playing at the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Bali this week.

Is Babolat her official clothing sponsor yet? Does anyone know?

Scoreline: As the tournament’s fourth seed, she defeated Aiko Nakamura 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the second round.

(photo by Getty Images)


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