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flashback: robby ginepri wears UA (with a cause)

September 24, 2010

Robby Ginepri found out about his fellow Under Armour athletes wearing pieces from the UA Freedom line, a brand initiative launched by UA in collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project to honor American folks in the service (and also public safety officials) via monetary, product, and volunteer support. And since the 2010 US Open was happening during the 9th anniversary of 9/11, Gineps asked UA to make him a special version of his Edge Crew — this time with the UA Freedom logo on his right sleeve — to wear for the tournament. Robby lost in the first round to Eduardo Schwank 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3.

The UA Freedom logo.

No word yet on whether Robby will keep wearing UA Freedom gear (or if this was a one-time thing for the Open).

Read up: Find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project.

Buy: Under Armour Edge Crew, $31.99, tennisexpress.com.

More: Ginepri pics after the cut…

shirtless ginepri: shirtless rettenmaier’s other shirtless half

October 7, 2009

TSF was so distracted by doubles specialist Travis “Quick Hands” Rettenmaier that we forgot to show you the other half of that hitting session in New York: the Under Armoured Robby Ginepri.

Blah blah blah Ginepri blah blah second round blah blah U.S. Open and Thailand Open blah blah first round blah blah Beijing. blah blah Shanghai, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

More: The goods are after the cut…

cool t-shirts on gilles simon make us smile

September 30, 2009

Photo taken at the PTT Bangkok Open Muay Thai event.

adidas “Cool Trainers Always Make Me Smile” tee, £14.99, JJB Sports.

Draw: These three guys are still in (second round), with Ginepri facing Korolev, Simon facing Kevin Kim, and Isner going up against Zverev. (pdf)

(image by Getty)

robby ginepri is the baby bear…

September 30, 2009

… to our Goldilocks — he’s just right!

One of the treats of the Thailand Open is the ATPers doing some Muay Thai. This year they had the suuuuuuuper pasty John Isner, Gilles Simon, and Robby Ginepri get into some silk shorts and spar for the photographers.

It’s funny to see the martial artists turn Lilliputian next to Isner (they’re up to his nipples!), but they can probably still kick his butt without breaking a sweat.

More: A few more pics of John, Gilles, and Robby after the cut…

shirtless: who’s hitting with robby ginepri?

August 28, 2009

(Edit: TSF has since found out that this gentleman is Travis Rettenmaier. Thanks to all the readers who helped us with IDing the fella.)

Lots o’ rain today (thanks, Danny), so we are planting our cabooses at our friend’s Brooklyn apartment to stay dry.

In the meantime, do any of you know who this guy is? He was practicing with Robby Ginepri on the grounds of the USTABJKNTC yesterday (this, of course, in preparation for the 2009 U.S. Open, which starts next week).

Need more help? We’ve got a few more pics after the cut…

mishits: the american men bore me

August 11, 2008

After that great Wimbledon kit, which had James Blake looking really classy, is this bagginess really all that Nike could do for American’s debut at the Olympics?

Since Under Armour isn’t really known for pushing the fashion envelope, we’ll let this one slide, Robby

Gineps lost to Nole 6-4, 6-4 in the first round, while James beat Chris Guccione 6-3, 7-6 (3).

(images via Getty Images)

The Court of (un)Appealing tennis fashion

April 9, 2008

The current issue of Ocean Drive follows up their Maria Sharapova cover story with a fashion spread featuring ATP young guns Robby Ginepri, Donald Young, Ross Hutchins, Benjamin Becker, and Jamie Murray.

(Click here to read the post.)

delray beach’s volley girls

February 13, 2008

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The organizers of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, being held this week in Delray Beach, Fla, decided to up the “cool” factor of their already cool tournament by looking for Volley Girls:

They’re: athletic ‘lookers’, sports-lovers (preferably tennis), enthusiastic go-getters, with a whole lot of spunk, wit, charm, and ABOVE ALL…MUST be educated in the field of “How to have an AWESOME time, ALL the time 101″

Can you break dance? Sing a capella? Run a 4-minute mile? Lick your elbow? If so, we want to know about it. No, we’re not looking for “America’s Next” anything, nor are we looking for the average pom-poming cheerleader…heck, we’re above that. We’re looking for VolleyGirls™.

Wow, this reads as if penned by Vince Spadea. But grammar aside (and I’ve been known to commit copy faux pas myself), these are the ladies who fit the bill.

Love the dress, but the shoes aren’t doing it for me…

Some props: I have to hand it to the ITC for having a URL for their tourney unrelated to the event’s name — yellowtennisball.com. This is a robust branding strategy that can survive changes in ownership, sponsorship, host venue, etc.

Scoreline: Rain has suspended some first round matches and delayed a few second round matches. Of the ones completed, second seed Tommy Haas (in his K-Swiss debut) lost to Diego Hartfield, and wild card Robby Ginepri, much to the delight of Lady Hooligan Kat, beat Mathieu Montcourt. Gineps will face fellow American (and Under Armour endorser) Michael Russell in the second round.

More: See another close-up of the ladies (plus their shoes) after the cut…

just for the record: jesse levine ao wildcard + that henderson piece on andy murray

January 7, 2008

Not entirely sure why Jesse Levine‘s Australian Open wild card was so underreported, especially since U.S. tennis darling John Isner was vying for the spot (along with Levine, Wayne Odesnik, and Alex Kuznetsov). Is it because we all in protest because the USTA couldn’t give the WC to the too-old Robby Ginepri? It worked out for the best anyway; Ginepri, who was already down south for this week’s Medibank International in Sydney, had to retire from his qualifying match against Alberto Martin.

Congrats, Jesse. We hope you’ll make some noise Down Under. (And pat on the back to his female counterpart, Madison Brengle.)

Also, I noticed that I posted the wrong link to Jon Henderson‘s blog post on Andy Murray. If you got directed to a fluff piece about Steffi Graf and Justine Henin, I’m sorry. I’ve fixed the mistake on the original post, but you can also get to Henderson’s article here.

short balls: australian open edition

December 17, 2007

Aussie Open in trouble?: A report published by Tennis Australia recommends much-needed upgrades to Melbourne Park. TA is asking for $300 million in funding for capital improvements so they can stay competitive with other tournaments that could soon vie for major status. As you may know, there have been grumbligs about a Grand Slam in Asia, the Middle East or Central/Eastern Europe. (Herald Sun)

Flipping out: It’s a story all-too familiar in the life of Mark Philippoussis: he is making his way through the Aussie Open qualies but could have his journey ended by his nagging knee injury. And it’s probably not helping his psyche that some juniors are writing him off. (ABC, The Age)

Prodigal Aussie: And the once-estranged Jelena Dokic, who earlier this year decided to accept help from Tennis Australia, is on track to nab the women’s wild card for the Australian Open (The Age)

With a little help from my friends: Hotlantan Robby Ginepri is none closer to the Aussie Open wild card, even after his Davis Cup buddies (Andy Roddick, James Blake, et al.) sent a letter to the USTA asking for them to grant Ginepri the spot. Unfortunately, the governing body’s age-limit rule — wild cards can’t go to guys over 22 years of age — took him out of the running. He’ll make his way down to Melbourne for qualifying, with coach Jose Higueras in tow. (Florida Sun-Sentinel)

R.I.P. Fellow Socal blogger Kat, aka Lady Hooligan, will take down her 18-month-old webzine at the end of the year (you can browse it ’til then.) Thankfully, she hasn’t given up on publishing completely. She’ll continue to blog here.

Andy and Serena: A write-up on Andy Roddick‘s homecoming exhibition in Omaha. (via Craig)

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More tattered jeans: Andy really loves his beat-up denim. He wore it out taking Brooklyn Decker to Manhattan. (JustJared via DTL)

Judy Murray at the LTA: The Evening Standard checks in with super tennis parent Judy Murray and how she’s slowly revamping the LTA’s junior program.

a quick look at robby ginepri’s summer

September 19, 2007

Thanks to Lady Hooligan Kat for pointing out that Robby Ginepri hosted a Ladies’ Day last week at his Olde Town Athletic Club. Was anyone in Atlanta for this $100-per-person fundraiser?

A quick recap of Gineps’ summer hardcourt season: He lost to a recovering (from wrist injury) Andy Murray in Montreal…

…and followed it up with second-round loss to Augustin Calleri 4-6, 6-3, 5-7 at Pilot Pen…

…and then fell in the third round of the U.S. Open to Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6. (He also played doubles with Guga Kuerten.)

Bonus round: Robby on the practice courts in New York, barely in Under Armour. Enjoy!

(photos via Robby’s MTF page)

guga watch + sa watch: u.s. open 2007

August 31, 2007

We’re sad we missed it: TSF faves Guga Kuerten played doubles with Robby Ginepri at this year’s U.S. Open. They faced Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa in the first round, and lost 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Guga’s optimistic and baggage-free with his recovery from hip surgeries, and is using doubles as a segue back into the pro circuit:

“I’m not regret with everything that happened, even with all my injuries,” he said. “The only difference (is) I have some white hair in my head. I feel a little bit the signs of age.

“I’d rather stick with doubles a little bit, see if my body can respond a little bit better for the future.” (source)

Guga on reserve: Kuerten will be on reserve for the Brazilian Davis Cup team facing the Austrians (in Innsbruck on Sept 21-23, 2007). He’ll back up the team comprising Flavio Saretta, Ricardo Mello, Andre Sa and Marcelo Melo.

Still standing: Meanwhile, at the Open, Sa and Melo will face the Czech team of Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl, seeded 15th.

(photo via Magic Jewball)

murray vs. ginepri aka why i love tennis

August 8, 2007

In the first round of the Rogers Cup, Scot Andy Murray (in Fred Perry) returns from wrist injury with a straight set win over Gineps.

According to Kat, Robby (in Under Armour) is apparently now a member of the messy hair brigade.

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gineps at the artois

June 16, 2007

This pic of hotlantan Robby Ginepri is just begging to be Photoshopped. Any takers?

God save the Queen’s Club!

June 7, 2007

The grass season hasn’t even started yet it’s already falling apart. American hope Andy Roddick crashed out of the first round of doubles at the Surbiton Trophy (a Challenger event). The top-ranked American, frustrated with his play as of late, skipped out on the post-match press conference after the loss. Glad to see hotlantan Robby Ginepri is back in action, though.

Meanwhile, the British will have to wait at least until 2008 for a countryman to win Wimbledon. Andy Murray, still recovering from a wrist injury, pulled out of the Artois Championships at Queen’s Club. He likely won’t recover in time to play the grass season at all.

Also, a German daily reports that Tommy Haas won’t recover from shoulder injury in time to play Halle or Wimbledon. Le sigh. (via OTB)

But we should still give props to the folks at the Artois, who have done all they can to create hype and grow the tournament’s brand. They dropped “Stella” from the name to widen their scope, and they started a well-produced podcast, now eight episodes old, which is much easier to digest than all the video that’s been floating around online in the last few months.

Still, if they’re feeling down about all this bad news, they can go drown their sorrows at The Queens Arms, this chic new restaurant that’s opened nearby.

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happy monday: he’s a bad-haas

April 30, 2007

Save for my mention of Lindsey Nelson‘s win yesterday, I kept to my promise of staying away from the blog this weekend. (But that doesn’t mean I didn’t spend my time away from the computer. I spent all of Saturday watching 30 Rock on nbc.com. The more serious moments of the show reminded me of Sports Night…)

So while I gather my thoughts for the coming week, I leave you with these bits:

– See this number-crunching (hot!) article by Gavin Versi in Tennis magazine. He analyzed data on injured players who retire during matches (especially when they’re close to losing a match). Not earth-shattering behavorial conclusions, but still worth reading to know who the top “offenders” are in each tour. (Hint: It’s a German ATP-er and a Serbian SEWTA member.)
(via fellow WordPresser womenstennis)

battle of the stars

– Here’s a photo of the court they’re building for the NadalFederer exhibition. While the court looks crazy — it’s half clay, half grass! — I have to agree with Jon Wertheim about the buzz surrounding this event (see the second to last paragraph). I guarantee you that this marketing ploy will have longer staying power than Night Tennis.

– I updated the trophies page with the goodies from this week. Some nice cups, but no striking party favors for the winners (Rafael Nadal, Gisela Dulko, and Paul-Henri Mathieu).

– Kenneth in the 212 points out a few tennis print ads, including Robby Ginepri for Under Armour and one for the K-Swiss SI-18 Rannels (aka the shoe Kournikova‘s been hawking).

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fashion mishit: Spadea’s bedazzling performance

March 23, 2007

Yesterday’s rain delay didn’t help Robby Ginepri in his 6-1, 6-3, second-round loss to Vince Spadea. Perhaps Vince’s outfit didn’t help Robby’s case, either.

How bad was it? Ginepri said, “Yeah, I wore that to a sixth grade dance maybe.”

Click here to see what Vince wore.

gineps out of vegas

March 1, 2007

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So I just found out that Robby Ginepri pulled out of the Tennis Channel Open due to personal reasons. I tried to fish around for more information, but couldn’t come up with anything. I should probably respect his privacy, no?

His official website only mentions that he’s spending time with his family. And poking around it led me to a profile in Atlanta Peach magazine published in the summer of 2006. (He loves to cook, and owns a tennis club in Atlanta.) The above pic is from that spread. God bless.

thanks to ZooTennis, and to the Ladies at Lady Hooligan for celebrating tennis hotties.

(Edit: some careless coding had put a picture of Marat Safin — also taken from Lady Hooligan — at the top of this post. I’ve since put it at the bottom of this post [where it should have been all along]. — CBHM)

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