Monte Carlo 2018 collection by Sergio Tacchini

Sergio Tacchini celebrates a decade as the official outfitter of the Monte Carlo Masters with a brand new collection, featuring uniforms for on-court officials, including chair umpires, line umpires and ball boys and girls.

The uniform polo shirt features bright colours, mostly turquoise and a thin neon orange piping outlining the raglan sleeve, and it will be made from techno fabric like the pro range match uniforms. This polo shirt, a merchandising item, will make a souvenir to wear at matches on the court. A novelty this year is the introduction of the Italian flag detail on many items of the collection: on the wristbands of the ball boys and girls, on the zips of track tops and bomber jackets and even on the official towels used by the players on the court.

The footwear includes a new technical shoe for ball boys and girls and court staff in a colourful mesh that matches the uniforms. The leather version of the same shoe style has a classic look but a sporty performance, ideal for training on the court.

A few items from the collection:

Sergio Tacchini Monte Carlo 2018 collection

Sergio Tacchini Monte Carlo 2018 collection

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Roger Federer, Rotterdam 2018

Title number 97 for Roger Federer who dispatched Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final. Federer continues his unbeaten start to the 2018 season and regains the number one ranking for the first time in more than five years.
Following his win at the ATP finals last November, Dimitrov reached the semifinals in Brisbane (beaten by Kyrgios), and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open where he fell to Kyle Edmund. He hasn’t dropped a set all week en route to the final but couldn’t do much to prevent Federer from winning his third Rotterdam title.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was the defending champion, but withdrew before the tournament began with a left hamstring injury.

Rotterdam Centre Court, 2018

Roger Federer, Rotterdam 2018

Grigor Dimitrov, Rotterdam 2018

Roger Federer, Rotterdam 2018

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov, Rotterdam 2018

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Roger Federer, Rotterdam 2018

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov, Rotterdam 2018

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov, Rotterdam 2018

In the doubles draw, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert went on to claim the title with a 2-6 6-2 10-7 win over recent Australian Open champions Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic. This is Mahut’s third title in Rotterdam, after his victories with Llodra in 2014, and Pospisil in 2016.

Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Rotterdam 2018

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