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Fashion Focus: Nike Men Spring 2015

New collections for Spring 2015 are starting to roll in which means new styles and new colors! While we don’t know what the top players will wear for the first tournaments of the year or Melbourne just yet, here’s a peek at some of their practice items (great for fans) as well as some items from the rest of the Nike collection. One thing that stands out: PINK.

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My favorite addition to the Nike collection next season is the Gladiator 2-in-1 shorts. The brand is rolling out its bottoms that come with built-in compression shorts underneath and add a pop of color as well (come in grey mist with hot lava and classic charcoal with volt).

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New items for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal fans include the Spring RF Logo Shirt, now with a huge RF logo and the words printed at left hem that read  ”Respect All Fear None,” and the Rafa Icon T-Shirt in new colors including grey, hot pink and white.

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Top off your fandom for Rafa and Roger with their logo hats – the Rafa Featherlight 2.0 hat (comes in black, white, volt and pink) and the Spring RF hat (in volt and pink).

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Nike’s classic Advantage Polo is now updated with new colors as well, including the pinks and yellows plus the  Advantage Printed Polo in a printed volt pattern.

View more of the men’s collection here.

(Images: Tennis Warehouse)


Serena Completes Ultimate Run In Miami

Serena Williams hosted the first Serena Williams Ultimate Run Sunday in Miami, which included a quarter marathon and a 5K run-walk to benefit her foundation. Serena did the quarter marathon and finished in one hour, 14 minutes before singing a little karaoke with her sisters, including Venus.


2014 Holiday Gifts For Everyone On My List

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Christmas is coming. Hanukkah is almost here. The holidays are upon us and you know what that means… gifts. In the spirit of giving, I’m sharing with you the gifts I’m giving to the people on my list in hopes it might inspire you with some ideas as well. Disclaimer: I was not paid to say these things and this is not a sponsored post. Most of these things below are the gifts I’m actually giving. Which reminds me, I need to finish my shopping!

For the dad who needs new shoes: My dad has always worn Adidas and he’s due for an upgrade. Perfect timing for the new Adidas 2015 Barricades to be released (and if he can’t pull of the purple, the black and red would be perfect for him.

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For the mom who just got a new iPhone: Mom’s iPhone 6 needs some protection, so this Djokovic logo cover in red (her favorite color) would be perfect (and supports Novak’s foundation.. I love gifts that give back!).

For the sister who steals your shirts: There’s nothing I love more than a soft shirt, okay maybe a soft shirt with some tennis on it, which must be why my sister likes to steal my Swiss Forehand T-Shirt by Stick It Wear?!. So I guess that’s a hint that I should get her one for herself, like the Ana T-Shirt (“ajde” sold separately… I think).

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For the sister(s) who really need to work on their tennis: Yes, that includes me. I tried out the Babolat Play with connected tennis in August and I feel empty when I hit the court without it. Plus, I know it’ll help me and my hitting partner sister improve. Dad, if you’re reading this, click here.

For the grandfather who loves books about sports: My sister and I have always given my now 93-year-old grandfather (who used to work in publishing) books for Christmas, almost always about tennis. In the past, it’s been A Terrible Splendor, Andre Agassi’s book Open: An Autobiography and Rafa. This year, the tennis book pickings were slim, but I was pleased to find You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels and tennis writer extraordinaire Jon Wertheim. If it wasn’t for the book, I can guarantee you we’d be gifting him this Roger Federer sweater.

For the grandmother who recently decided she’s a Federer fan: Roger Federer-branded playing cards for when she plays Rummi would be perfect (and proceeds benefit the Roger Federer Foundation!).

For the trendy female friend: The Serena Williams Colorblock Sweater from HSN is perfect. I bought it. I love it. They will too.

For the trendy male friend: I don’t have many of these (sorry guys) but in case you missed out on snagging the Roger Federer-Michael Jordan collaboration Nike sneakers, what’s cooler than Milos Raonic’s New Balance arm sleeve? The answer is nothing.

For the godson who just started tennis lessons: This gator racquet head cover is too cute to pass up (ps: go gators).

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For the neighbor’s cat who keeps the squirrels out of the garden: True story. And apparently there are numerous tennis ball cat toy options (exhibit A, exhibit B). One of those with some Temptations salmon-flavored cat treats will be perfect.

For the stockings you need to stuffSugarpova.

For the child obsessed with Disney’s Frozen: I wracked my brain for a tennis-themed Frozen gift and got nothing. But after some time on court, you’ve got to eat, so… Do you want to build a snowman waffle?

Happy shopping!

(Images: Adidas, Tennis Warehouse)


Tsonga Appears In French GQ

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did a photo shoot recently for January’s issue of GQ magazine in France. Stylish Jo in the magazine talks about his off-court style including a pricey sofa purchase! Read part of the article (in French) here.

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(Images: GQ via IMG)


Ivanovic Attends Dubai Film Festival

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Ana Ivanovic looked lovely attending the Opening Night Gala of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival  Wednesday night. In town for the IPTL, Ana wore winter white as she viewed the critically acclaimed film, The Theory of Everything.

At movie premier at Dubai International Film Festival. #thetheoryofeverything #mustsee #ddf

Una foto pubblicata da Ana Ivanovic (@anaivanovic) in data:

(Photo: Getty Images)


Quick Hits

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Who’s your caddy? For golfer Sergio Garcia, it’s his buddy Juan Carlos Ferrero. Oh, we know him! JCF helped out his amigo Wednesday at the Pro-Am for the Thailand Golf Championship.

Big coaching news this week: Aga Radwanska has hired Martina Navratilova to her team.

Genie Bouchard has finally found new management after leaving Lagardere. The Canadian signed a global marketing and management deal with WME-IMG and will be represented by a team lead by Jill Smoller (also Serena Williams‘ agent)

‘Tis the season for Christmas shopping for everyone, including Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov.

Serena Williams looked lovely last weekend in Miami at the Audemars Piguet Presentation of Theo Jansen’s Larger Than Life Strandbeests. 

(Photo: Getty Images)


Players Visit Taj Mahal

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It’s one of the wonders of the world so it’s no wonder Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova would want to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra during their visit to India. And it looked like they had beautiful weather on their day off on Tuesday too.

Daniela Hantuchova

A legend also visited the beautiful site:

(Photos: Pawan Sharma/IANS)


India Loves Federer

Got Roger Federer? Well, India does right now.. and his fans are loving it! Some of them have come up with some very interesting signs for his match with the Indian Aces in Delhi. Let’s take a look:


I imagine this is India’s version of “keep calm and…”


A lot going on here.. one guy loves Roger more than his wife, one person has no regrets, and for another, Roger is the reason he’s still alive.


 Federerism is a religion?


 This one I’m not sure I understand.

(Photos: Getty Images)


Federer Finds Time For Fun In India

Roger Federer has made his way to India for the IPTL and is clearly already having a lot of fun. First, he took a flight with some other guy who is also really good at tennis:

Then on Sunday, he (again with Pete Sampras) joked around with his buddy Gael Monfils, who almost defeated him at the US Open.. remember that?

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There was some dancing in New Delhi too:

#federer #dancing #iptl #indianaces #Delhi

Une vidéo publiée par Philip Tennis (@tennis_phil) le

All around, a fun time in India for Roger so far. Fist bump!


(Photos: Getty Images/AP)


Fashion Focus: Cash Named New Face Of Ellesse

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Aussie legend Pat Cash has been announced as a new face of ellesse, the brand the Wimbledon champion wore in the 1980’s. Cash joins Tommy Haas and rising star Elina Svitolina, who also wear the Italian sportswear brand, and will work closely with the two in 2015.

Cash said: “It’s great to join ellesse and I can’t wait to work with the brand to help develop and promote their fantastic clothing. Sportswear has evolved a lot since my early playing days, but ellesse remains a top player in tennis and I’m proud to join them at an exciting time for the brand.

I’m looking forward to working closely with Tommy Haas and Elina Svitolina next season, passing on my experience where possible. Elina has been a very exciting player to watch on the WTA Tour this year, and she’s definitely a hot prospect in the women’s game. 2015 also looks set to be a big year for Tommy Haas, as he comes back from the shoulder injury which has troubled him this season. He’s been a consistent performer on the men’s circuit over the last 18 years and he is a great personality to have representing ellesse.”

(Photo/Video: Ellesse)