• adidas Roland Garros 2015 collection

    adidas Roland Garros 2015 Collection by Y-3

    The new collection combines Y-3’s bold aesthetic with adidas Performance technology, and will debut at Roland Garros. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic will wear these new designs by Yohji Yamamoto for adidas Y-3, as well as Roland Garros’ ball boys and girls.

  • Andre Agassi, 1990 Lipton Open

    1990 Lipton Open: Andre Agassi defeats Stefan Edberg

    From Hard courts: real life on the professional tennis tours, by John Feinstein: As always, the Lipton was full of strange matches on the men’s side. None was stranger than Ivan Lendl’s three-set loss to Emilio Sanchez in the fourth round. Sanchez was a good player, solid on hard courts although more comfortable on clay, […]

  • Tim Mayotte, Lipton Open 1985

    The early days of the Miami Open

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Miami Open. Over the past three decades, the tournament has grown into one of the biggest tournaments of the season, but the beginnings were quite chaotic. Let’s have a look at the early days of the Miami Open (then called the Lipton Open): From Hard courts: real […]

  • Karen Khachanov

    Open du Nord 2015: final recap

    Perhaps tired by his marathon match against Quentin Halys the day before, Rudy Coco could not do much to counter Karen Khachanov, who wins in straight sets, 6-1 6-4. Aged 18, Khachanov trains at the 4Slam tennis academy in Barcelona, with former number 40, Galo Blanco. He won 2 Futures tournaments last year, in Taipei […]

  • Joachim Gérard

    Open du Nord 2015: wheelchair tennis exhibition

    The Open du Nord, in Lille, had the great idea to organize a wheelchair tennis exhibition before the singles final between Karen Khachanov and Rudy Coco: a mini-set (tie break at 4 games all) between the Belgian Joachim Gerard, world number 5 and the French player Nicolas Peifer world number 6. Some spectacular points in […]

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    A visit to Lacoste showroom

    I’ve been lucky to get invited to a quick tour of Lacoste‘s showroom in Paris last Monday. The opportunity to have a look at pieces of the Fall 2015 fashion collection, the tennis collection, but also the soon-to-be released LT12 hybrid racquet. First, a look at the Fall fashion collection. The iconic Lacoste polo shirt […]

  • Jennifer Capriati

    Jennifer Capriati: Too little, too late?

    By Bruce Schoenfeld, Tennis Magazine (November/December 2004) At 28, Jennifer Capriati knows her days are numbered. Following a dramatic but disappointing run to the US Open semifinals, her hopes of another major victory now rest on the 2005 Australian Open. Jennifer Capriati had been crying. Her red-rimmed eyes gave her away as she stepped into […]

  • Jennifer Capriati

    Surviving stardom

    By Cindy Hahn, Tennis Magazine, October 1992: Jennifer Capriati, her ankles still encrusted with the red clay of Il Foro Italico, faces a den of crass, middle-aged sportswriters. One, an Italian journalist, will write a story tomorrow whose headline screams that she looks like a pig. The 16-year-old, sweat-soaked and exhausted, hasn’t yet suffered that […]

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Federer US Open outfit 2013

2013 US Open: Roger Federer Nike outfit

Roger Federer will step onto the court sporting the Nike Premier RF Jacket, Nike Premier RF Polo and Nike Premier Twill Shorts. Federer’s footwear of choice is the iconic, Tinker Hatfield-designed, Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour:

Del Potro US Open outfit

2013 US Open: Juan Martin Del Potro Nike outfit

Coming off a great Wimbledon tournament, Juan Martin Del Potro looks to reclaim the title he won in New York in 2009. He will compete in the Nike Advantage UV Crew and Nike ‘Gladiator’ 10-inch Plaid Shorts. Del Potro’s shoe of choice is the Nike Air Max Cage:

Li Na US Open outfit

2013 US Open: Li Na Nike outfit

Li Na will take the court in New York wearing the Nike Pure Short-Sleeve Top and Nike Flounce Knit Skirt.

Vika US Open outfit

2013 US Open: Victoria Azarenka Nike outfit

Victoria Azarenka will compete in New York wearing a lightweight tank and skirt combination. Azarenka’s shoe of choice is the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour women’s shoe.

Serena US Open day dress

2013 US Open: Serena Williams day dress

Defending champion Serena Williams will compete to retain her New York title in the Nike Heathered V-Neck Dress she inspired. For day matches, Williams will compete in a Fusion Red colored dress. At night she will wear a DK Armory Blue colorway.

Sharapova US Open dress

2013 US Open: Maria Sharapova day dress

Nike Tennis presents the day dress that Maria Sharapova will wear on the hard courts of New York later this month. The dress is made from Nike Dri-FIT Knit jersey fabric to wick perspiration away from the skin, and features multiple laser perforations for lightweight ventilation and comfort.