fashion focus: nike hoodies

Nike tennis fans were all over the UK exclusive that Rafa Nadal sported during the grass court season.

Alas, aside from a few folks who grabbed this windmill-themed hoodie from JD Sports before they sold out, we will have to settle for the tennis version:

The hoodie features an all-over tennis ball pattern fabric, lined hood, kangaroo pocket, and a small embroidered Nike Tennis logo on the chest.

Buy: the hoodie’s available in white, purple, and black at JD Sports.

you know i don't do brackets

Upsets happening left and right at the Cincy Masters and Rogers Cup. One of our resident bracketologists, Chris, chimes in:

What happened?? Fed is the only seed left on his half of the draw (granted, former GS champs Hewitt and Moya are still in) and both Djoko and Nadal lost today! Were they too tired after Toronto (just like Fed losing to Murray last year)?

Potential QFs: Fed vs. Nieminen, Moya vs. Hewitt, Berdych vs. Roddick, Blake vs. Querrey. Unfortunately, only one American can become a finalist as they’re all in the same half: Ginepri (who’s in the third set with Davydenko now), Roddick (who plays Ferrer next), Blake (who plays Ferrero — don’t get ‘em confused) and Querrey (who plays Monaco).

And on the women’s side, Chak and Ivanovic both lost today, as did Dementieva!

Potential QFs: Henin vs. Schnyder, Daniilidou vs. Bartoli, Golovin vs. Kuznetsova, and Peer vs. Jankovic.

It’s been a crazy day!!

Do you agree with his picks? Tell us.

fashion: more than just underwear…

I assure you I am capable of discussing things other than Djokovic‘s chones…

Stay tuned for Borg and Fila: I’ll have my hands on pics from the Bjorn Borg spring/summer ’08 collection (that’s underwear AND swimwear) very soon. Also, word about Fila‘s new clothing line (one that’s even better than their Settantatre collection, I’ve been told) should pop up at any time. I’ll let you know when it does.

Kournikova’s next move: First, can we stop talking about Anna Kournikova‘s lack of singles titles already? She’s still an accomplished tennis player with TWO Grand Slam doubles titles under her belt.

Ads: The Russian starlet — who’s currently the tennis face of K-Swiss, poses in these print ads for the SoCal-based sporting goods company. I love the Fila-esque play on red, white, and blue. (via RightFielders)

A new clothing line: Kournikova announced at the Rogers Cup this week (she’s there playing an exhibition) that her K-Swiss yoga/tennis/gym collection — “it will basically be stuff that you can be in the gym in and then go to a coffee shop in” — will drop in 2008. I can’t wait to see all the muffin tops at my local Coffee Bean!!! (via DTL)

Vintage vision: The folks at Nike continue to raid their archives for this season’s looks, and DTL continues to obsess.

My next mission: Former Vogue Hommes International EIC Bruno Danto is hard at work to bring his Sport & Style magazine to New York. The book, currently distributed in France, Dubai, and China, is “a lifestyle title that harmoniously blends fashion with athletics.” If someone sees an issue, please let me know. (via DTL)

Racqonteur’s dirty work: Editrix (and tennis fan) Anna Wintour gives the sport its fair share of ink in the September issue of Vogue. Sister (brother?) publication Men’s Vogue does the same. (Racqonteur)

Speaking of magazines: Portfolio, Condé Nast’s new business mag, profiles François-Henri Pinault aka Salma Hayek’s baby daddy and the newest owner of Puma. Also, as head of the Gucci Group, Pinault rocked the fashion world by booting Tom Ford from Gucci and proved naysayers wrong by growing that brand (along with YSL and Bottega Venetta) even without a celebrity designer.

I don’t know about you, but the Portfolio website reminds me of Monocle‘s.

djokovic in his undies at the atp fashion show

(Editor Update: As of July 2012 we are focusing our tennis coverage over at Tennis Now. Check us out there.)

Don’t ever say I never did anything good for my readers…

As Novak Djokovic recounted earlier this week, he decided to add a little spice to the end of the ATP fashion show in Montreal. He wore more clothes for the actual show, but came back out on the catwalk in just his briefs (with Italian Adriano Biasella — not “Biaselli” as it appeared in the transcript) .

FYI: In case you’re curious, Biasella played for USC and is currently ranked No. 467 in the world.

Was it worth the wait? Tell us. More photos after the cut…

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