Archive for September 17th, 2010

davis cup daddies

September 17, 2010

Who’s on your list?

Guy Forget, for France, heading the team against Argentina for a spot in the Davis Cup finals.

Patrik Kühnen, for Germany, coaching the guys as they play on home soil (Stuttgart) against the South Africans.

Patrick McEnroe, for the US, making sure the Americans fare well against Colombia.

(images via Getty Images)

argentina: yet another warm-up from topper

September 17, 2010

The French Davis Cup team might have all the looks — uhh, that’s Gilles Simon, Arnaud Clement, Michael Llodra, Gael Monfils (and with Gasquet as an alternate, no?) — but you gotta give the Argentinians credit for their wardrobe. At this semifinal tie held in Lyon, the team of Schwank, Monaco, Nalbandian, and Zeballos (with coach Modesto Vazquez) are wearing a new warm-up suit from Topper. This is at least the second wardrobe change of 2010. (Deets: See some detail shots of the warm-up, along with Schwank’s crew, at Topper.)

Beauty over brawn: Llodra and Monfils won their singles rubbers against Monaco and Nalbandian, respectively. See the rest of the tie info here.

(image via the Argentine Tennis Association)

fila rises to davis cup challenge

September 17, 2010

Kudos to Fila for stepping up to the challenge of dressing their athletes in some festive clothing as they compete in this weekend’s Davis Cup ties. Janko Tipsarevic, currently embroiled in a close match against Tomas Berdych (the Serb is up in the match two sets to one; they’re on serve in the fourth), wears a crew with the country crest on the chest. In the tie’s first rubber, Radek Stepanek took out Troicki in four. (Follow: Tie info and live scores available here.)

In Sweden, Italian Fabio Fognini had a bright blue canvas on which to showcase his country’s red/white/green flag. He lost his singles rubber to Robin Soderling, putting them at 1-1 against the Swedes (Potito Starace won the other match against Vinciguerra).

No word yet from Fila about whether Janko’s Davis Cup crew is for sale (much like how they did it for Marin Cilic‘s Croatia shirt).

Update: Checked with the Fila folks and they said Janko’s shirt will be eventually on sale at TW.

(images via Getty Images)

tattoo watch update: andreas haider-maurer comes timestamped

September 17, 2010

We checked in with the camp of Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer, and it turns out that his forearm tat is the time he was born.

He and his Davis Cup teammates are playing out the tie against Israel for a spot in next year’s World Group. They’re currently down 1-2; Haider is currently set to play the fifth rubber against Harel Levy. More: Tie info here.

we really need a new davis cup logo

September 17, 2010

It’s too plain and generic (hmm… just like the guy wearing it?).

North and South: The American team (Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey, John Isner, and Ryan Harrison) hopes to overcome the clay courts in Bogota as they go up against the Colombians (led by Santiago Giraldo and Alejandro Falla) in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs. Get more details about the tie here.

(image via Getty Images)


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