fashion: russian dressin’


French clothing sponsor Airness still has top Russian Nikolay “Kolya” Davydenko to help boost its international profile at Roland Garros this week.

They’re really taking care of him. They had him in four different shirts in Hamburg earlier this month, and now this black/orange number. I’m not in love with it, but it’s not atrocious.

What do you think about this color combination?

(Their other player, Nadia Petrova, crashed out in the first round yesterday. Her injured back contributed to her loss against qualifier Kveta Peschke, and will likely keep her out of Wimbledon, too.)

>> skip Gola, go straight for Airness sneakers
>> davydenko’s fashion show in hamburg
>> nikolay and airness



  1. Austy says

    Maybe it’s just coincidence, but the black/orange combo works really well with the clay court. Do people take that into account when they’re choosing clothes? (i.e. no white on clay courts?)

  2. ruberdcky says

    clearly they don’t. Serena’s pink, as much as we love it, doesn’t
    quite work with the red clay. (or so say the color theorists…)

  3. Austy says

    you should write an article about that! Famously bad colour choices for the court! Red on Green? orange on clay? Do people ever try to blend into the background to make it harder for their opponent to see them?

    Is all clay the same color?

  4. ruberdcky says

    Yeah. That will be a mid-French Open (i.e., next week) post. Been thinking about a lot it, definitely. I don’t think they try to blend into the background, but who knows? People will take any edge they can get.

    And no, not all clay is the same color. French Open has red clay. Some american clay courts are green/grey.

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