Archive for October 8th, 2007

flashback: more men at the 2007 aussie open

October 8, 2007

More flashbacks to the men at the 2007 Australian Open…

Hottie Carlos Moya (in a black sleeveless Nike tank) crashed out of the first round to fellow Nike stud James Blake. Not sure if they were wearing the same shirt for the match. Scoreline: 6-7 (8), 2-6, 4-6. Moya’s had a seesaw 2007, with first round losses sprinkled amongst Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances and a title at the Croatia Open.

Janko Tipsarevic‘s Fila kit and nasal strips (plus piercings, tattoos, blah blah blah) couldn’t get him past the first round, retiring in his match against David Nalbandian in the fifth set due to heat exhaustion. (photos by ema_ from MTF)

Djokovic, Murray, Nalbandian, and Hewittall after the cut!


short balls monday: on rafa’s sleeveless shirts, mikhail’s salute, and lookin for janko pics

October 8, 2007

(OT) What do gay bars and cropdusters have in common?: I’m sure there’s a pollination joke in there somewhere, but instead we’ll just point you to this interesting article at about the ten businesses that will face extinction within the decade.

Rafa’s legacy: Screw his three consecutive French Open titles — why worry about that when there’s more pressing matters at hand? And by pressing matters we mean Rafael Nadal as the poster boy for singlets (aka the sleeveless tank). British GQ‘s Dylan Jones hates ’em, thinks that Rafa would look equally good in a traditional polo, and blames Spanish men for the shirt’s ubiquity. (via Daily Mail)

Davenport heads to Mill Valley: Big-hittin’ mama Lindsay Davenport will lead a pack of great names — Mary Joe Fernandez, Conchita Martinez, Jana Novotna, Todd Martin, and the Jensen brothers — at the Esurance Tennis Classic. The charity benefit will raise money for breast cancer research, prostate cancer support, and helping tennis youth through the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation. (Marin Independent Journal)

Youzhny’s salute?: Tennis Planet asks about the best (and worst) victory dances in the sport. I say the Korda scissor kick tops the worst, Mikhail‘s salute is the oddest, and Venus‘s smiley twirls are the most sincere.

A call for photos: “I’m looking for Janko [Tipsarevic] in Moscow, Kremlin Cup. All the sites I scanned have nothing. I need new Janko.” Can someone help out this tipsy fan before she goes into withdrawal?

This really is Savannah’s Word: And we consider ourselves lucky that we can live in it.

courtside: venus in japan

October 8, 2007

It’s so fun to track the on-court style of Venus Williams. She started off the year in mourning (the loss of early 2007 due to a nagging wrist injury, that is), wearing all black (with gold accents) at the French, followed by her short shorts (and more gold, of course) at Wimbledon, and the unveiling of many EleVen looks during the U.S. Open.

Though a few pieces are still emerging, the dust has pretty much settled.

And she returned her focus to mini-totes at last week’s AIG Japan Open, carrying a small black bowler after the championship match against Virginie Razzano. (JFTR, we love ourselves some handbags, but these days we’re back on the oversized clutch bandwagon.)

Razzano beat the top seed title 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4, which capped a second week of great play from both players. Venus took the Korea Open title last week at the same time that Virginie won the Guangzhou International Women’s Open.

(photos by Getty Images)

focus: the women get their lacoste shoes, too

October 8, 2007

I hope you weren’t fretting, ladies, because the folks at Lacoste haven’t forgotten about you. Last week TSF previewed the the men’s line of their latest athletic shoe collection, Repel, and today we show what they’ve cooked up for the gals.

The shoes, designed with the input of Richard Gasquet and Tatiana Golovin (and scheduled for a Spring/Summer ’08 release), are a far cry from what Lacoste creative director Christopher Lemaire produced for the company’s casual wear arm.

Take a look at the shoes below. What do you think of ’em? Tell us!

Repel women’s collection.

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