Archive for July 25th, 2007

fashion focus: u.s. open + polo ralph lauren, pt. 1

July 25, 2007


Those Bangladeshi women are breathing a sigh of relief now that the Polo Ralph Lauren‘s U.S. Open goods have dropped — just in time for the summer hardcourt season.

We’ll start with a look at the accessories section. Keep in mind this is only the Ralph Lauren accessories. There are plenty of non–RL merch at the U.S. Open store; we’ll cover those later.


Top row: Performance Cap (with double-layer, moisture-wicking mesh), Medium Tote, Chino Hat
Bottom row: Sport Visor, Caryall (free with purchase), Crusher Hat

You can check out the rest of the pieces here. Which ones are your faves? Tell us.

>> nike fashion: looking towards the u.s. open
>> our picks from the wimbledon store
>> the french open online store
>> speaking of ralph lauren…
>> my dream u.s. open shop


a new series: desktop goodies

July 25, 2007

In the spirit of Kenneth in the (212)’s wallpaper series (which includes ones of Andy Roddick and Gineps), I am going to occasionally post desktop goodies…


First up is a screensaver that makes me chuckle everytime I see it: Daffy Duck paired with Andy Murray in a few unflattering poses for a series called “Ace Jam”. It’s refreshing, funny, and a nice reappropriation of mid-90’s pop culture.

If you’re interested in this screensaver, contact topSPIN me.

short balls: aussie edition

July 25, 2007


Flip the Fungible: If Mark Philippoussis decides to disappear into tennis oblivion, then I’ll be content replacing him with the similar-looking ATP-er, Spaniard Paul Andujar. (Here he is in Le Coq Sportif while losing to Nole at the Croatian Open.)

The Scud at an Age of Love viewing party in the Planet Hollywood Casino surrounded by his girls: Jayanna, Adelaide, Lauren, Tessa, Lynn, Angela, Jodi, Mary, and Kelli Brook. (photos via Getty Images)

Flip the TV Star: Mark takes another step into firming up his tennis prospects — FYI, he’s working out of his Vegas base camp with former Agassi trainer Gil Reyes — by considering another reality TV series. (Herald Sun via DT)

Rafter the Wise: Two-time U.S. Open titleist Pat Rafter, who gave some great advice to James Blake early in the American’s career, speaks out in favor of the newly-formed union between Lleyton Hewitt and Tony Roche (who is also Pat’s former coach). I wonder if he has opinions about his former doubles partner Philippoussis?

Courier the Impresario: American Jim Courier has joined Darren Cahill and Roger Rasheed as investors in a new three-day exhibition that leads up to the 2009 Australian Open. The tournament will pair retired ATP players with current ones of the same nationality. McEnroe and Roddick vs. Pat Cash and Hewitt? I like it!

Tourney trivia: the last Adelaide tourney will be played in 2008, after which it will fold with the women’s Gold Coast event. This new exhibition will have the same plexi-cushion courts (Rebound Ace, R.I.P.) as the Aussie Open. The promoters will face competition for players from Kooyong, the Sydney International, and the Auckland tournament.

Dokic (not yet) the Prodigal Daughter: The reunion of Tennis Australia with troubled and hard-headed former prodigy Jelena Dokic hit another snag when she rejected the governing body’s latest offer to help out. (Herald Sun)

>> short balls archive
>> ‘the scud’ looks for love on NBC reality series
>> short balls: molik, philippoussis, IMG, etc.
>> short balls: the aussie edition

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