2001 US Open: Polo Ralph Lauren collection

Polo Ralph Lauren, official outfitter of the US Open, presents its 2011 US Open collection. All items can be purchased on RalpLauren.com and will be available on the grounds of the U.S. Open in August.

US Open Neon Stripe Big Pony

2001 US Open: Polo Ralph Lauren collection

US Open Neon Big Pony Full-Zip
Official limited edition US Open long-sleeved full-zip track jacket, designed for a classic, comfortable fit in neon lightweight stretch microfiber with a soft fleece interior.

2001 US Open: Polo Ralph Lauren collection

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The official limited edition US Open performance tennis sneaker is created for Polo Ralph Lauren by New Balance to achieve maximum performance and control on the court.

– Mesh upper for maximum breathability.
– Molded insole for comfort and shock absorption, skid-resistant neon rubber outsole for increased traction and pivoting.
– Signature pony accents the side. Printed “NB” logo at the tongue and back heel.

Ralph Lauren 2011 US Open tennis sneaker

Ralph Lauren 2011 US Open tennis sneaker

The real star of this first week was: the Centre Court roof. Only used for 3 matches the first two years, it has already been used 9 times in the first week this year. 3 of them featured Andy Murray, who qualified for the fourth round. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic also cruised through the second week.
The only surprise (semi-surprise) came from three-time runner-up Andy Roddick, defeated in straight sets by Feliciano Lopez, quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2005 and 2008.

Feliciano Lopez

Other seeds upset: Robin Soderling, Gael Monfils, Fernando Verdasco, Nikolay Davydenko

On the women’s side, seeds fall one after another: Vera Zvonareva, Na Li, Francesca Schiavone, Sam Stosur, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic are all out of The Championships.
Serena and Venus Williams struggle in the early rounds but qualify for the second week.

Matches to follow on Manic Monday:

Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin del Potro

Del Potro has all the weapons to beat Nadal: serve, forehand, volley. A real first test for the defending champion.

Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

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