trophy: michael llodra in a wet, white t-shirt

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Frenchman Michael Llodra replaces Nole Djokovic as the singles champion of the Adelaide International on Sunday. Clad in Lacoste, Llodra defeated Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-4 to take his second career ATP title.

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Llodra celebrated by jumping into the Torrens River. Much like Nole, this guy tends to take off his shirt when celebrating. So everyone wins when he does.

Doubles: Results after the cut…

clement to 2007: peace out!

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Arnaud Clement and his doubles partner Michael Llodra (not pictured) have not been doing so well post-season; their seventh-seeded pairing lost all three of their round-robin matches at the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, first to Knowles and Nestor 2-6, 7-5, 10-5, then to Dlouhy and Vizner 3-6, 6-3, 10-5, and finally to Aspelin and Knowles 6-3, 7-5.

Have a good vacay and we’ll see you rowdy Frenchmen in 2008!

(photos by Getty Images)

lacoste and roddick vs. nike and darth federer

Texan Andy Roddick heads into his U.S. Open quarterfinal match against Roger Federer with a 1-13 losing record.

This week, Andy added a darker version (above) of his Lacoste Short Block Polo. I prefer this colorway over the white version he debuted earlier this fall. If Roger wears his “Darth Federer” get-up to the quarters, it’ll be an all-black affair.

Flashback: The two last met at the semis of the Aussie Open, with Roger emerging victorious with a 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 win (in 83 minutes). After the win, Mirka went up to the World No. 1 and said, “Darling, you are a maniac.” Haha, I can’t picture her saying that. (quote from Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story; New Chapter Press, $24.95)

Other Lacoste: The French clothier don’t exactly innovate with their clothes, but we liked what we saw:

Richard Gasquet got his own shirt.

While Michael Llodra, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, and Sebastien Grosjean all wore the standard issue. (If Nike‘s looked like this, none of us would be griping, right?)

On the women’s side, Alize Cornet, Tatiana Golovin, Emilie Loit, and Camille Pin all competed in pieces from the polka-dotted and cerise-themed Fall ’07 Women’s Sport collection.

What do you think of Lacoste’s U.S. Open clothes? Tell us!

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my mid-day pick-me-up

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Nope, I’m not done with Wimbledon yet: TENNIS magazine’s Peter Bodo winds down his grass season blogging with some anecdotes; first up is this entry on the on-court antics of French doubles team Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra.

More tennis marketing ploys: This year’s China Open held an open call for a theme song and received over 1,300 entries. And their “Kappa Tennis Cheering Squad Show” (what an awesome name!!) will send winners to compete in the final Beijing round of the Miss World competition.

Making me hungry: Officials for the 2012 Olympic games unveiled the plans for their Pringles-esque Velodrome. The consortium involved with the design includes Hopkins Architects, the firm who designed the LTA National Tennis Centre.

(OT) Mocassins en vogue: NYT‘s David Colman makes a case for Top-Siders.

(photo via tennis.com)

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men's doubles: clement and llodra roll in lacoste + trophy watch

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The clean whites of Lacoste got some more airtime today when Frenchmen Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra won the men’s doubles title over the Bryan brothers 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

A word on their trophy from Off the Baseline: “The Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship trophy is a silver challenge cup, which was presented to the All England Club in 1884 by the Oxford University Lawn Tennis Club who sponsored the original doubles play in 1879. The Gentlemen’s Doubles was played at Oxford University from 1879-1883 but moved to Wimbledon in 1884.”

Photos of Clement and Llodra after the cut…