absolutely teal-icious

It must be springtime because shades of aqua are back (like they were in 2007). Read on to see how they’re popping up — both on and off the court…

The Mutua Madrilena Madrid Masters tournament uses this teal/grey combination as the theme for its brand identity. See their website here.

Jeremy Chardy lost to eventual champion Tomas Berdych 1-6, 7-5, 2-6 in the semis of the BMW Open.

Lacoste Super Dry Short Sleeve Polo with Color Block Detail, $95, white/eclipse blue, lacoste.com.

Rafa Nadal‘s kit from Miami through Madrid is this retro 80s polo, a white tee punctuated by teal and yellow stripes. Take a look at his shoes.

Nike Sunny Men’s Tennis Polo, $60; Nadal Signature Wristband, $10; Dri-fit Rafa Signature Bandana, $15; colorways are white/neo-turquoise/lectrolime (yellow); nike.com.

And at the Masters Series Monte Carlo tournament, the third(!)-ranked Andy Murray bowed out to Rafa Nadal 2-6, 6-7(4) in the semis. (Here he’s shown after beating Juan Monaco in an earlier round. Monaco got his revenge at the subsequent tournament, where the Argentine upset Murray in the second round. Two snaps for Fred Perry, who spiced up Murray’s kit by changing the color of the shirt’s back panel — along with the laurel logo.

Fred Perry Performance Tennis T-Shirt, white/teal, £ 35.00, other colorways available at fredperry.com.

From around the internet: (clockwise, from top left) Vans Sneaker, $49; Big W Wayferer Reader, $14; Incase Nylon Backpack, $100; ASOS Nylon Paneled Rucksack, £14.75.

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