fashion: on Djokovic, Monaco, and Mathieu; adidas used white wisely



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Nevermind the crazy lime green they’ve put on Russians Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny; I can overlook that if adidas keeps working this clean, classic, white/gold (and black) look for Juan Monaco, Nole Djokovic and Paul-Henri Mathieu.

One could say that they should have saved the white for next month’s Wimbledon, but they eschewed color tastefully, unlike what Reebok put on Igor Andreev and what Nike forced on Oliver Patience.

What do you think of the look? Tell us.

short balls: a SECOND federer/sampras exhibition, a russian tennis flick, and more french open



Pete Sampras booked through the fall: Pistol Pete has already announced his second date with Roger Federer, this one at the Malaysian Open. (As we mentioned yesterday, the other exhibition will be in Macao.) (via The Star)

Hewitt’s chances at the French: The weight of an Australian Roland Garros title sits squarely on the shoulders of “Little Lleyton” Hewitt. (via The Age)

Some baguettes in the oven: The French Tennis Federation (FFT) hopes to crank out some Grand Slam champs in the near future. They’ve already got an amazing coaching infrastructure. They’re hoping that new facilities in Cannes and Aix-en-Provence will help the cause. (via Bloomberg.com)

Another tennis movie: The latest attempt at big screen success — From Russia With Racquet. Clips galore here. (via Talk Tennis)

Ready yourself for the water cooler: (or the Flavia machine?) Bone up on the French Open with SI.com’s quick preview.