trophy watch: another rf tee from nike



Check out this Roger Federer tee being sold by Nike at their on-site U.S. Open booth. It wasn’t included in the preview they released, so I’m glad we ran across it!

Pop quiz: The images show Roger’s medal from the Olympics (albeit in doubles) along with 14 of his majors. He has 16 Slams in total; which ones did they leave out?

In a rush: Fed took care of things quickly against Juan Monaco in the fourth round of this year’s men’s singles event; between the late start (that Wozniacki/Kuznetsova took forever) and the threat of a rain delay, he wanted to finish ASAP. Roger only dropped three games against the Argentine and has booked a quarterfinal appointment with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the man who beat him in the final 8 of this year’s Wimbledon. (Draw: Men’s Singles)

(screengrab via ESPN)

practice makes perfect: roddick and fish



Keeping it cool: Isn’t it nice to have an un-cranky American be at the top of the sport? Perhaps Fish‘s reign as the No. 1 Yank will take the edge off for Andy

Regardless, both chaps are still in contention for the 2011 U.S. Open title, with Roddick defeating Benneteau for a spot in the fourth round (he plays David Ferrer next) while Mardy is set to play Tsonga for a spot in the quarters. How crazy would it be if they both got through their halves of the draw and met in the final? (Bracket: See how the men’s field is stacking up.)

(photo via Flickr by NickSixers)

practice makes perfect: david ferrer



U.S. Open fifth seed David Ferrer practice in a Lotto graphic tee. He’s set to play Florian Mayer today for a spot in the fourth round. (Draw: Men’s Singles)

(photo via Flickr by digitaluis)

we just want to love feliciano lopez



Collective sigh from us. And maybe Kolya. Pic of Feliciano Lopez taken at tonight’s Wilson fashion show at Exit Art.

(image by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

merch is the word



You know how giddy we get at the merch booths, so we’re glad we could temper some of our energy with this preview of the U.S. Open-related merch that Nike‘ll be selling during the tournament.

The Nike Tribute Collection is “inspired by NYC and one of the most anticipated moments in tennis… Nike offers a unique collection that is fit for any enthusiast to express their loyalty to the mavericks of the court and sheer love for the game.” (Hmm, is that smashed-racquet logo an homage to McEnroe or Ryan Harrison?)

Which items are you eyeing? Tell us!

(images courtesy of Nike)