kit count: lacoste shows at french tourney in montpellier



#kitcount - Feb 4-10, 2013

 

Last (gar)men(ts) standing: As much as we here at TSF pay attention to the scorelines week in and out, we’re also curious about which brands have been making the smartest (luckiest?) moves with their sponsorships: are they putting eggs in the correct tennis baskets? Are their players making the later rounds of tournaments?

#kitcount: If you have questions, feedback, or comments about this, please contact us with the #kitcount hashtag. Looking forward to explore this with y’all.

Croatian love: The sponsor-less Ivan Dodig is makin use of his real estate with shout-outs to his homeland, similar to how Marcos Baghdatis had Cyprus badges for a brief period in 2010. Dodig’s worn badges over his kits in Kooyong and at the Australian Open.

men in stripes: roddick, haase, and blake



The few: Only a handful of ATPers dared to venture into stripes for this year’s U.S. Open: Andy Roddick wore a piece from his Lacoste collection (Buy: Striped Polo, $88); Robin Haase, as the lone mascot for Robey, dared to go diagonal (Info: Top spin Polo); and James Blake tickled us with his Fila design (Buy: TR engineered polo, $55).

Draw: Roddick’s still in it after schooling American upstart Jack Sock in straight sets on Ashe. Up next for Andy is Benneteau, then likely a tough fourth-round match vs. Ferrer. If he survives that, it’s a QF date with Rafa!

Haase ground out Andy Murray before losing 6-7 (5-7), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 (yikes!). Muzz should be okay to beat Feli Lopez in the third round, but could run into trouble against Donald Young in the round of 16 or Isner (or Delpo, or Simon) in the quarters.

Blake lost to Ferrer in straight sets.

Scan: See the entire 2011 U.S. Open Men’s Singles draw here.

More: See pics of Roddick’s, Haase’s, and Blake’s polos — all after the cut…

r is for robin and robey



Here’s the landing page for Dutch ATPer Robin Haase‘s official site. He’s wearing clothes by Robey, a sportswear company that started in the late 40s and made a comeback in late 2010. More images and info to come as we dissect their offerings. (Can’t wait? Browse ahead.)

FYI, Robin’s been wearing Robey since the beginning of 2011, alternating between white and navy versions of this vintage-inspired polo (note the stripes on the sleeves). The logo on the chest is the company’s “R”, while one of their other logos — a four-leaf clover — appears on Robin’s sweatband. Much better than receiving the standard issue from adidas, right? What do you think of Robin’s new look? Tell us!

(images via Getty Images; Haase website screengrab from robinhaase.nl)