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kuerten in miami

April 5, 2008

Guga Kuerten lost his first round match against Sebastien Grosjean in the first round of the Sony Ericsson Open. The scoreline: 6-1, 7-5.

While his game might not have held up, his fashion sense sure did. He wore a bright orange/red kit (with red hat, red shoes) from Diadora Guga Kuerten. Le sigh, we’ll sure miss his flair when he retires.

In doubles, he wore white and won one match with Nicolas Lapentti against Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco. They lost in the next round to Aspelin and Knowles. Lapentti also presented Kuerten with an award at an ATP banquet during the tournament.

Looking forward: Kuerten’s next stop on his farewell tour is a Challenger-level tournament in Florianopolis, Brazil. That event begins on April 14.

(photos by Getty Images)

a world outside of indian wells

March 24, 2008

Chopped liver? Leave it to ZooTennis to remind us that there is a world outside of Indian Wells in early March. For instance, the early round men’s losers at the season’s first combined event had a chance to redeem themselves at the BMW Tennis Championships in Sunrise, Fla.

On the list: Kei Nishikori, Jarko Nieminen, Sebastien Grosjean, Gilles Simon, Potito Starace, Michael Llodra, Andreas Seppi, Nicolas Mahut, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic, Nicolas Kiefer, Marc Gicquel, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Vince Spadea, and Jurgen Melzer.

Robin Haase - Sebastien Grosjean - BMW Tennis Championships 2008

In singles, Robin Haase defeated Grosjean 5-7, 7-5, 6-1.

Janko Tipsarevic - Dusan Vemic - BMW Tennis Championships 2008

And in doubles, Janko and Desan Vemic beat Kristof Vliegen and Peter Wessels 6-2, 7-6 (5).

Scorelines: See all the results here.

More pictures! Janko (in sleeveless Fila), Jurgen Melzer, Jarko Nieminen, and Fernando Gonzalez after the cut…

trophy watch: basel, linz, lyon, st. petersburg

October 29, 2007

This past week the men played in three tournaments (Basel, Lyon, St. Petersburg) while the women made a showing in Linz, Austria. Lots of shiny things were handed out, save for a purple oddity in Lyon…

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At the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Sebastien Grosjean defeated fellow Frenchman Marc Gicquel 7-6 (5), 6-4 to capture his fourth career title (and first since Nottingham 2002). His trophy looks like it’s stuffed with tennis balls. What do you think?

In St. Petersburg, Andy Murray hoists a cup after winning his second title of the year. The runner-up in this 6-2, 6-3 match was Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. This title will keep Murray in the running for the final two spots in this year’s Masters Cup (Shanghai). FYI, St. Pete top seed Nikolay Davydenko got fined $2,000 for allegedly tanking in his 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss to Marin Cilic. Poor guy can’t catch a break! On the bright side, the Russian has already qualified for the Masters Cup. But on the other hand (call me a pessmist?), he likely won’t be able to defend his title at this week’s Paris Masters.

In Linz, Slovak Dani Hantuchova (still in Nike black) came out the winner in the final against Patty Schnyder at the Generali Ladies Open. The 6-4, 6-2 victory gave Hantuchova a spot at the WTA Championships in Madrid (starting Nov. 6). This is her second title of the year in four finals. Her other title this year is from Indian Wells.

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And in Basel, Roger Federer took out Jarkko Nieminen at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, thus defending his title (this one’s No. 52) and securing the year-end No. 1 spot for the fourth year in a row. By the way, the runner-ups were awarded with watches. Classy.

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courtside: grosjean at kremlin cup

October 12, 2007

A quick look at Sebastien Grosjean‘s racquet bag from Lacoste during his 2-6, 2-6 performance in the first round of the 2007 Kremlin Cup.

This loss to fellow frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu is on par with Sebastien’s year thus far; he’s title-less — with only 13 wins out of 29 matches played.

Buy: So don’t ape his game, but you can ape his style. Sporty bags with the brand’s signature crocodile logo are available at at Lacoste.com (look under Leather Goods/Men/Sport) or through amazon.

lacoste and roddick vs. nike and darth federer

September 4, 2007

Texan Andy Roddick heads into his U.S. Open quarterfinal match against Roger Federer with a 1-13 losing record.

This week, Andy added a darker version (above) of his Lacoste Short Block Polo. I prefer this colorway over the white version he debuted earlier this fall. If Roger wears his “Darth Federer” get-up to the quarters, it’ll be an all-black affair.

Flashback: The two last met at the semis of the Aussie Open, with Roger emerging victorious with a 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 win (in 83 minutes). After the win, Mirka went up to the World No. 1 and said, “Darling, you are a maniac.” Haha, I can’t picture her saying that. (quote from Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story; New Chapter Press, $24.95)

Other Lacoste: The French clothier don’t exactly innovate with their clothes, but we liked what we saw:

Richard Gasquet got his own shirt.

While Michael Llodra, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, and Sebastien Grosjean all wore the standard issue. (If Nike‘s looked like this, none of us would be griping, right?)

On the women’s side, Alize Cornet, Tatiana Golovin, Emilie Loit, and Camille Pin all competed in pieces from the polka-dotted and cerise-themed Fall ’07 Women’s Sport collection.

What do you think of Lacoste’s U.S. Open clothes? Tell us!

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