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robredo in erke (two more)

September 20, 2010

Thanks to reader Tahoe Editor for pointing out that Tommy Robredo did whip out two more Erke shirts at the 2010 US Open: a blue polo with white dots along the chest, and a black version of the white/green polo he wore in the first round.

(images via Getty Images)

flashback: robredo and wickmayer in erke at the 2010 us open

September 19, 2010

Tommy Robredo continued his round-robin of clothing sponsors, this time landing on Erke as played in the 2010 US Open. The Spaniard made it all the way to the Round of 16 (courtesy of retirements by Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra before falling to Mikhail Youzhny.

Robredo wore LoS (Label of Sportswear) for a little while this year, and was in Tacchini before that. Robredo switched to LoS around the time Nole switched to Tacchini from adidas.

And on the women’s side, 15th seed Yanina Wickmayer also made it through to the fourth round before getting upset by Kaia Kanepi. Note the white layered skirt, the keyhole on the back of her pink tank (the same color trim is on her shoes).

More: We took a few more pictures of both players; see ‘em after the cut…

tommy robredo in tacchini’s young line

October 15, 2009

Tommy Robredo fell to compatriot Rafa Nadal in the third round of the Shanghai ATP Masters in straight sets (6-1, 6-4).

Nadal’s been getting some flack for that green Nike polo he’s been sporting through his run in Asia, but no one can complain about Tommy’s classic look.

The two-time 2009 titleist (Copa Telmex in Argentina, Brasil Open) wearing a the Young line from Sergio Tacchini — the same design that John McEnroe made famous back in the day. And of course he accessorized the outfit with a white-banded TW Steel watch.

Draw: Up next for Rafa is Ivan Ljubicic, who won after Gael Monfils hopped on the Shanghai injury train because of a bad back (Murray, Roddick, del Potro, Haas, Acasuso, and Zverev are already on board). See the draw here.

More: Two more pics after the cut…

tommy robredo keeps it classic

May 28, 2009

Spaniard Tommy Robredo is through to the third round after straight-set wins over Adrian Mannarino and countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver. Robredo’s keeping things simple this week, playing in plain Sergio Tacchini polos (accessorized with a TW Steel watch). He next faces Maximo Gonzalez and will likely fall in the fourth round to the winner of Djokovic/JC Ferrero.

Buy: All the latest Sergio Tacchini goods available here.

More: Two more pics of Robredo after the cut…

robredo’s hair: now you see it, now you don’t

March 1, 2009

Tommy Robredo went through some spring cleaning on Friday morning, making good on a bet back in Argentina to shave his head if he won the Copa Telmex title.

It all started back in Buenos Aires, when Tommy saw his friends Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Marcel Gronellers, and Alberto Montanes — all with buzz cuts. The world No. 15 said he would do the same if he won his finals match against Juan Monaco (and he did.

Robredo traveled to Acapulco this week for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel hoping that his friends would have forgotten about this bet, but of course they didn’t let him off the hook; at the Fairmont Princess Hotel, Montanes’ coach Narcis Pelach styled Robredo’s hair as Santiago Ventura, Granollers, and Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo looked on.

After the hair cut, the now-aerodynamic Spaniard sailed past American Kevin Kim and said: “I feel much faster on the court without any hair in my head.”

In the quarters, Jose Acasuso snapped Robredo’s 12-match winning streak 7-5, 6-2. This was the fourth time in as many weeks that they’ve played each other (and are tied at 2-2).

More: A few more pics after the cut…

trophy watch: llodra keeps his clothes on, venus makes her case, roddick hits back, etc.

February 23, 2009

Robredo rolls: Spaniard Tommy Robredo has been slowly compiling a successful 2009 (he’s 15-3 in match wins so far), adding to last week’s Brasil Open title a trophy from the Copa Telmex in Buenos Aires. As a part of a nine-match winning streak, Tommy took out 2007 champ Juan Monaco 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (5).

Roddick’s revenge: Early bird got The Worm this week when Andy exacted revenge on Radek Stepanek‘s title win over the American at last week’s SAP Open. This time around, at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, the top seed only needed two sets to take out Stepanek: 7-5, 7-5.

As you may have heard, Roddick is skipping this the ATP Dubai stop in support of Shahar Peer. Good for him.

Teenage triumph: And on the women’s side of this combined tournament, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka upset top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the finals of Memphis 6-1, 6-3. This is Victoria’s second title of the year (and of her career). She was merely playing catch-up to Wozniacki, whose breakout 2008 produced three titles.

Venus and Virginie: Speaking of Dubai, a gracious (and henna-free) Venus Williams addressed Shahar’s situation during her trophy ceremony after beating Virginie Razzano 6-4, 6-2.

“I am not here to rock any boat or upset people, I am just here to do things that are right,” Williams said. “And I think right things are already happening next week and right things will happen next year.”

Props to Virginie and Asics for maxing out her airtime. They had her in another colorway of her separates, this one in black with pink trim.

French fracas: We’re a little sad that the French smorgasbord in Marseille has come to an end (Arnaud Clement, Youzhny, Tursunov, Dimitrov, Vliegen, Seppi, Safin, Chardy, Bolelli), and even sadder that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga denied us a post-win striptease from runner-up Michael Llodra. But thumbs-up to Tsonga for bagging his second title of the year.

Maria’s maiden title: In Bogota, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat Gisela Dulko 6-2 6-3 for her first SEWTA title at the Copa Colsanitas tournament.

(images via Getty Images)

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the aussie open in greyscale

January 19, 2009

At this year’s Australian Open, players are celebrating the Australian summer with bright kits in shades of blue, green, orange, yellow. But there are some who have chosen a cleaner black-and-white slate, leaving their tennis games to do the talkin’.

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Don’t adjust your screen: Spaniard Tommy Robredo defeated Bobby Reynolds 6-2, 7-5, 6-1 in the first round. Robredo wore a simple Sergio Tacchini polo to complete his look. Compatriot Feli Lopez disappointed us with his anemic Joma kit. The 27th seed lost to Gilles Muller 6-3, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 4-6, 16-14.

Meanwhile, Andy Roddick couldn’t care less if he played in a potato sack (as long as he wins another Grand Slam!), so it’s no surprise to see another ho-hum shirt from Lacoste. His first round scalp was Bjorn Rehnquist, whom he beat by dropping only four games.

And top marks go to the sponsorless Australian Casey Dellacqua, whose wardrobe — with its moving Target bullseye — has shown us that black and white can be used to spice up many a tennis outfit; she’s had a few good ones since the beginning of this year. Who makes her clothes, anyway? Eh, it won’t really matter anymore this week. Dani Hantuchova took her out 7-6 (11), 6-4.

(photos by Getty Images)

trophy watch: roger retreats to routine while rafa rolls on with record

June 18, 2008

The Queen’s Cup

Rafael Nadal continues to make his case for winning this year’s Wimbledon title with a 7-6 (6), 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic at The Artois Championships in London. Rafa, who took home $133,000, is the first Spaniard to win a grass court title in 35 years (bookending Andres Gimeno‘s 1972 Eastbourne feat).

Does Rafa already have a toothpaste endorsement deal? It could be very lucrative…

Meanwhile, Roger Federer scurried back to the teat of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, where he tried to erase last week’s French Open drubbing with his fifth title at this smaller grass event. He beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4. He didn’t drop a set in five matches, helping extend his record to 25-0 at this event (and to 59 straight wins on grass dating back to 2002).

Looking forward: Roger will seek his sixth straight Wimbledon title this coming week.

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko chips away some more of that (unfounded) match-fixing notoriety with another title, this time at the Orange Prokom Open in Warsaw. He has racked up three titles so far in 2008, tying Nole and trailing only Rafa’s five. Kolya beat second seed Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3. Great track jacket from Airness!

Kateryna Bondarenko switched to a more even K-Swiss outfit for the DFS Classic final. Kateryna overcame Yanina Wickmayer 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (4).

In this week’s only clay contest, Maria Kirilenko made quick work of Maria Martinez Sanchez (6-0, 6-2) in the Barcelona Open. Maria turned this around with a first-round exit at Eastbourne this week.

(photos by Getty Images)

fashion focus: save for one black white sheep, the spanish shine at davis cup

February 10, 2008

Perhaps it was because their country now has a bigger stake in Davis Cup, or perhaps they knew they could easily brush aside Luis Horna and friends. Whatever the case, the Spanish team of Tommy Robredo, Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco, and Nicolas Almagro looked good in play and in clothes during this weekend’s Davis Cup tie.

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Team: We already posted the Spanish warm-up suits, so here’s a look at it from the back (with the “Espana” logo), and a shot of the team in their red polos with yellow cuffs/collar. By the way, what happened to their red/yellow flag wristbands?

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Fashion V.I.P.: Feliciano Lopez gets our fashion VIP award again, this time for his well-coordinated outfit from new sponsor Joma Sport. (Our other fave was his Nadal-esque outfit from Nike.) Do you agree? Tell us!

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Spain’s white sheep: I don’t know why Reebok couldn’t figure out a away to give Almagro a red shirt. Perhaps their fax machine ran out of thermal paper when the memo went out. Props to adidas for dressing Verdasco, and to Sergio Tacchini for Robredo’s Davis Cup gear.

Scores: Click here to see the details of how Spain beat Peru 5-0.

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‘merry christmas!’ from the atp, part deux

December 19, 2007

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The ATP got a bunch of the guys to sing ‘Jingle Bells’ on camera. They’re such good sports… Many of them didn’t even know the lyrics to the American Christmas song, but they played along anyway.

Jarkko Nieminen has trouble with the word “dashing”, Marcos Baghdatis discovers a discrepancy in the song’s rhyming scheme; and Mardy Fish feels a little lost singing a version of it without the word “Batmobile”.

But they all work through it. Ivo Karlovic carries a lot of the song, as do the Bryans and Tommy Robredo (can he visit me on Christmas morning?). Andy Murray and his shag make a brief appearance, too.

And of course what ATP bit would be complete without prom queen Roger Federer, who swoops in all suave at the end, greeting the viewers “a merry Christmas and a happy new year.”

Hmmmmm, where was Nole during all this? He would’ve given us a shirtless carol, no doubt.

Watch it: ‘Jingle Bells’, by the ATP Tour.

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the masters cup without its gaucho

November 13, 2007

Let there not be any doubt that the real story (and prologue) of this year’s Tennis Masters Cup is David Nalbandian’s absence, a matter well-noted by NYT’s Chris Clarey.

I, for one, can forgive him for not making the schlep from Argentina to Shanghai — a trip which would have demanded a minimum of 32 hours travel time from Buenos Aires, one way — to be the first alternate. True, he won the Cup as an alternate in ’05, but he’s just won two Masters Series events in less than 3 weeks; why risk jet lag if all he’s going to do is keep the bench warm (Tommy Robredo is doing a mighty fine job of doing so, by the way)? This way, Nalbandian gets to end his 2007 season on a high note.

This year’s eight-man draw seems to be missing an ingredient -– a sauce, or perhaps some spices -– to make things interesting. Despite the close contest between Roddick and Davydenko, I slogged through it impatiently. Maybe there’s more to be said for style — both in fashion and play -– than some (at least those not familiar with this blog) may think. Without a stylist to counter their respectively stiff presences, there’s little flavor to find here.

The exception, of course, was the match between Roger Federer and Fernando Gonzalez, a battle so moist, it needed extra bread to soak up all the sauce. Once the inevitable (Federer taking his 11th straight win over Fernando) turned into the impossible (Gonzo upsetting in three sets), the whole Cup has taken on a vastly different tone. It hasn’t hurt that the ATP’s latest darling, Nole Djokovic, has also stumbled.

There’s no sheriff in town now. Let’s see who can find their gun.

Michael Shaw writes about tennis and other subjects for the Los Angeles Times, and is also an artist. He can be reached at michaelshaw_sar AT yahoo DOT com. Read his previous posts for TSF here.

fashion flashback: tennis masters cup’s opening ceremonies

November 11, 2007

The opening ceremonies at this week’s Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai (which starts today) reminded me of the silk outfits the guys had to wear back in 2005.

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While I’m all for using a tennis tourney to spread the host city’s culture to the world, I just didn’t find the clothes flattering on Andre Agassi and Alberto Costa at TMC 2005.

Top 8 men of 2006

In 2006 the organizers smartened up and went sleek. They put all the guys in black mandarin collar suits with boutonnières. (Blake, Davydenko, Federer in the front row; Mirnyi, the Bryans, Damm, and Leander Paes in the back)

Tommy Robredo, Nikolay Davydenko, Roger Federer

Charlie’s Angels: Robredo, Davydenko, Federer.

trophy watch: the green egg, the yellow car, and big silver cups; aka the winners keep winning

October 10, 2007

A few days late, folks, but here are the trophies doled out for the four tournaments contested last week.

The Open de Moselle in Metz, France awarded another Yoshi egg, this time to Spaniard (and top seed) Tommy Robredo, who beat Andy Murray 0-6, 6-2, 6-3. It’s good to see the Scot (however color-uncoordinated, in Fred Perry) shaking off the rust from his wrist injury. Welcome back.

And U.S. Open semifinalist David Ferrer continues his hardcourt success with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Richard Gasquet to hoist this ginormous trophy. I’ve heard a few people mention that Ferrer was in top-player could-beat-Rafa-on-clay form during this all-blue fest.

On the women’s side, Justine Henin — in her first tournament since winning the $1 million U.S. Open prize last month — takes out Tatiana Golovin 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Filderstadt. And with that victory, she goes home with a sleek trophy and a bright yellow 911 Turbo.

And in Japan, Virginie Razzano follows last week’s Guangzhou International Women’s Open title with a 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over Venus Williams, giving the Frenchwoman her second singles title in as many weeks.

More French success (but no photo): Pauline Parmentier upset top seed Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-2 to take the Tashkent Open title. Like a true professional, Azarenka has already rebounded by beating Masha in the first round of this week’s Kremlin Cup.

photos: tommy robredo practices in beijing

September 17, 2007

What would this blog be without gratuitous shirtless shots of our favorite ATPers?

Here’s 2007 China Open finalist Tommy Robredo practicing before some of his matches in Beijing last week.

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trophy watch: sopot, san diego, legg mason

August 5, 2007

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Andy Roddick ends the run of John Isner at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Click here to see Isner tower over Roddick.

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Maria Sharapova wins over scrappy lefty Patty Schnyder in the final Acura Classic at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Sharapova beat Schnyder 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, but couldn’t figure out how to fix her opponent’s flyaway hair.

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Tommy Robredo (still in Sergio Tacchini, le sigh) wins the Sopot title over Jose Acasuso.

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fashion focus: sveta goes back in time

July 3, 2007

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Fila: You know that I love, love, LOVE your stuff, so thanks for bringing back the sweatever vest, too. I really like this preppy look on Svetlana Kuznetsova.

p.s. Have you talked to Tommy Robredo yet?

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Robredo Disrobed!

June 14, 2007

That’s Tommy Robredo in a (cropped) photo for the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign, which raises awareness of, and funds research into, testicular and prostate cancer.

Readers of Cosmo‘s UK edition get to vote for their favorite centerfold, all of whom have posed nude. Other participants include Jason Donovan, ex-Blur member Alex James, and media personalities. Proceeds from the voting will go to the charity.

Tommy says in the magazine: “When Cosmo first asked me to get naked, I thought ‘No Way!’ But when I heard it was for charity I was like ‘Okay, it’s for a good reason.’ “

Note: I had to crop Tommy’s photo to keep it web-friendly. See the full photo here.

(ATP via Chris)

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chin up, senor robredo

June 5, 2007

Tommy: don’t worry too much about this loss. You can take comfort in your retro look AND in being the first player to take a set off Roger Federer in 11 Grand Slam matches.

When you’re done sulking, let’s scheme to get you sponsored by Fila, ok?

(Federer won 7-5, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.)

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fashion: a case for variety

June 3, 2007

Surely this Sergio Tacchini ensemble, worn by Tommy Robredo against Filippo Volandri, came in a color other than orange:

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They should have given one of them another shirt, so we could tell the difference between the two players while they were battling on the clay. Oh well, there’s always next time.

(Robredo won the fourth round match 6-2, 7-5. 6-1.)

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florida orange 2.0 aka more tennis fashion

March 31, 2007

The orange doesn’t stop. We caught more players wearing it at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami this week, including Serena Williams, Tommy Robredo, and Shahar Peer. More photos after the cut…


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