flashback: robby ginepri wears UA (with a cause)

Robby Ginepri found out about his fellow Under Armour athletes wearing pieces from the UA Freedom line, a brand initiative launched by UA in collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project to honor American folks in the service (and also public safety officials) via monetary, product, and volunteer support. And since the 2010 US Open was happening during the 9th anniversary of 9/11, Gineps asked UA to make him a special version of his Edge Crew — this time with the UA Freedom logo on his right sleeve — to wear for the tournament. Robby lost in the first round to Eduardo Schwank 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3.

The UA Freedom logo.

No word yet on whether Robby will keep wearing UA Freedom gear (or if this was a one-time thing for the Open).

Read up: Find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project.

Buy: Under Armour Edge Crew, $31.99, tennisexpress.com.

More: Ginepri pics after the cut…

argentina: yet another warm-up from topper

The French Davis Cup team might have all the looks — uhh, that’s Gilles Simon, Arnaud Clement, Michael Llodra, Gael Monfils (and with Gasquet as an alternate, no?) — but you gotta give the Argentinians credit for their wardrobe. At this semifinal tie held in Lyon, the team of Schwank, Monaco, Nalbandian, and Zeballos (with coach Modesto Vazquez) are wearing a new warm-up suit from Topper. This is at least the second wardrobe change of 2010. (Deets: See some detail shots of the warm-up, along with Schwank’s crew, at Topper.)

Beauty over brawn: Llodra and Monfils won their singles rubbers against Monaco and Nalbandian, respectively. See the rest of the tie info here.

(image via the Argentine Tennis Association)

davis cup: nalbandian moves argentina into the semis

Two clutch performances by David Nalbandian at this past weekend’s Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals in Moscow moves Argentina into the next round. Even though he’s been sidelined by injury for the past few months, the former World No. 3 won the opening singles rubber (vs. Davydenko) and the decisive fifth rubber (upsetting the unflappable Mikhail Youzhny), both of which contributed to their 3-2 victory against the Russians. (Read up: Tie Details)

Top clothing marks go to Leonardo Mayer in Lotto. Everyone else came predictably dressed (Eduardo Schwank in Topper‘s standard issue; Nalbandian in Yonex; Davydenko — with costume changes — in Dunlop; Kunitsyn and Youzhny in Fila and adidas whites, respectively).

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(images via Getty Images)