Archive for March 26th, 2007

fashion: florida oranges

March 26, 2007

venus venus radek stepanek sharapova hantuchova

How fitting that orange showed up everywhere in Miami this week, with Venus Williams, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Sharapova, and (oddly enough) Radek Stepanek all sporting cute outfits with the bright color. It even appeared on visors, headbands, earrings, and tennis rackets.

Click here to see all the photos.


nole and andy: the young guns

March 26, 2007

So the buzz machines are all over Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic lately, the two teen players who have risen to the top of their games (leaving the rest of the under-21 set — Richard Gasquet, Marcos Baghdatis and Gael Monfils, among others — to wallow, distracted, in their wake).

I’m excited to see how this all plays out. If injuries (or dreams of making it in Hollywood, perhaps) don’t get the best of them, we’re likely in for a rivalry that will actually be, instead of the “maybe” rivalries of Federer-Nadal, Federer-Roddick, or Federer-[insert hot ATP player of the moment here].

You can read up on what Djokovic and Murray have been up to in the last two years.

Tidbits: Both are in the top 15, are a week apart in age, and actually hang out with each other. “Murray is a versatile and cagey counterpuncher who mixes his shots well and plays superior defense. Djokovic also is agile around the court but packs more firepower off the ground and has a bigger serve.”

Another difference: Djokovic has his way with words, guest blogging on his friend Ana Ivanovic‘s website for one of her matches at Indian Wells. He jotted his notes on a wide-ruled notebook, though it could’ve been wrung through a ghostwriter. Ana’s reaction to the blog post: “It’s very impressive to see that Novak can write so well in English, because it’s not even his first language.”

And Andy? Le sigh. The man doesn’t like to read.

short balls: andy roddick

March 26, 2007

roddick - aussie open 2007Roddick builds his endorsement roster: Andy Roddick joins the beverage industry fray by partnering up with AriZona Beverage Company for a new beverage that will launch later this year.

Coca-Cola tries to spruce up: For today’s supplemental (OT) reading, here’s an article on Coke’s recently unveiled strategy to call their “carbonated” drinks “sparkling”. Jesus effin christ, what is the world coming to?
(from AdAge, via Guesswork)

Crazy fan art: Actually, not so crazy. In fact, I’m really in love with it.
(from thatjra’s flickr)

It’s not just Rafa who has the problem: Andy seems to struggle with keeping his skivvies (or his junk) in check. You can see for yourself here.
(via Towleroad’s Andy Roddick Hub)

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>> short balls: Sports Business Journal edition
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