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flashback: rafa and roger take miami

Remember these fellas? This was Roger and Rafa‘s second meeting ever, a year after Rafa had beaten Rog 3 and 3 in the third round at Miami. Nadal led this final two sets to love only to fall 2-6, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-1. Nadal would win their next five encounters before falling to Federer in the 2006 Wimbledon final.

TSF Vault: First-ever Roger post (Feb. 2007)

(Image by Sports Illustrated via Getty)

flashback: the tsf 'zine

Spring cleaning at TSF West unearthed this, our first (and only!) attempt at a print version of Tennis Served Fresh. Oh, what a time capsule from four years ago: Marat was still an active player, Etienne de Villiers tested the round-robin format on the ATP; Venus‘ fashion sense had not yet gone on a rampage…

flashback: loup & the volley girls at the delray itc

Loup’s lady, Danielle Ribner, chic in the middle of a VolleyGirl sandwich. VolleyGirls wearing the classy 2 Layer black dress.

Tee-time: Loup-sponsored player Sydni Katz looking (and throwing) good in a pale Army green gathered skirt dress. Buy: $95 online

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flashback: gael monfil’s quarterfinal run

Ana Ivanovic wasn’t the only one flirting with backgammon at the 2010 US Open. While she was being toasted by the US Backgammon Federation, Gael Monfils had points detailing his white/black kit from K-Swiss.

Results: At the Open, Monfils made his way to the quarterfinals with wins over Tipsarevic (who’d downed Roddick) and Gasquet before losing to Djokovic. And in the Davis Cup World Group semifinal against Argentina, he did his part to send the French team to the finals against Serbia with a singles rubber victory over David Nalbandian. (Of course, Gael whipped out his breakdancing moves in the post-tie celebration.)

Buy: See that Fall Checkprint Short — along with the rest of K-Swiss’ fall items — at TW.

More: Few other pictures we took of Gael after the cut…

flashback: robert kendrick’s dna shirt

Robert Kendrick qualified for the 2010 US Open but had the bad luck of drawing Gael Monfils in the first round. Kendrick was up 2-1 and 40-0 in the fifth but couldn’t hold on in the end.

The black/blue print on the American’s white Athletic DNA crew was a welcome deviation from the trend of solid colors and subtle detailing that dominated the players’ clothing at Flushing Meadows. (Others wearing graphics were Gael in K-Swiss, the boys of Joma and Venus Williams‘ dress from the Tide contest.) Buy: This shirt’s not online, but check out the rest of the company’s goods here.

More: Three other pictures from that first-round match against Gael after the cut…

flashback: youzhny, like ginepri, remembers a tragedy

Russian Mikhail Youzhny, seeded 12th at the 2010 US Open, joined fellow ATPer Robby Ginepri in remembering the 9/11 tragedy from ten years earlier. Unlike Gineps’ specially made Under Armour kit, Mikhail chose a somber ribbon to (awkwardly) pin on the left shoulder of his blue adidas Barricade crew.

In Flushing Meadows, he swatted off upset attempts by John Isner, Tommy Robredo, and Stan Wawrinka — two four-setters; one five- — and eventually ran out of steam as he went up against top seed Rafa Nadal. Still, props to Mikhail for equaling his best result at a major (he also reached the Open semis in 2006, beating Nadal in the quarters and losing to Roddick).

Buy: adidas Barricade Crew, in Blue Beauty/Red, at Midwest Sports.

More: A few other pics of Youzhny’s US Open after the cut…