the latest young scalp: the oldest man left in the draw

The oldest man left standing by the third round of the 2011 U.S. Open men’s singles event turned out to be the latest scalp of Donald Young. The American had the crowd behind him as he defeated the 24th seed Juan Ignacio Chela 7-5, 6-4, 6-3, and Young’ll face Andy Murray in the fourth round (joining compatriots Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, and John Isner in the sweet 16). See the rest of the men’s draw here.

But before we bid Chela farewell, a look at his spotted crew from Topper Argentina, a refreshing use of circles in what has been a sea of solids and straight lines at this year’s event.

(photos by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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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fuzzy wuzzy had no hair

Jose Acasuso and his buzzed hair (pic: before) took a stab at defeating Roger Federer in the second round of the French Open. While the Argentinian put up a fight, he could not upset Federer, who’s riding his soon-to-be-pop high and is fresh from his clay title win against Rafa at the Madrid Masters earlier this month. Federer won in four: 7-6 (8), 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Big leagues: Roger needs to step it up — no more losing seven straight games like he did in the second and third sets against Acasuso — if he wants to make his fourth straight French Open final. Up next for Roger is the winner of the Pablo Andujar/Paul-Henri Mathieu second-rounder.

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not even all the lunges in the world…

Guillermo Canas might have gotten mugged near his parents’ home in Buenos Aires last month, but his attackers left him with his best, uhm, asset.

The Argentine has switches to an orange version of his Topper kit (he was wearing black/red at the U.S. Open), playing at this week’s Bank Austria-TennisTrophy in Vienna.

Score: Canas lost to the pompadoured Fernando Verdasco in the second round 6-1, 6-2.

More: A closer look at his shirt after the cut…

guillermo canas has a slow start in 2008

Guillermo Canas - Topper - Spring 08

It’s been almost a year since Guillermo Canas handed Roger Federer back-to-back tournament losses (at Indian Wells and Miami). He’s off to a much slower start in 2008, having only entered in two tournaments (Acapulco and Las Vegas) so far.

Topper, his sponsor, gets on the stripe bandwagon with this spring Sublimado crewneck. I’m waiting for an optical illusion, but I don’t think there’s one there.

Browse: Check out all of the Argentinian sportswear company’s goods here.