Tim Smyczek battled the rain delays and up-and-coming Aussie, James Duckworth, to win his first round match at the US Open. In his second round, he had to grind against fellow Athletic DNA player, Alex Bogomolov Jr., pulling out the win in five sets proving he was “born for this!” As he makes his way into the third round, let’s take a look at what this Athletic DNA athlete is wearing this week!
Tim Smyczek at the US Open — photo by Cynthia Lum
His apparel & gear:
For his matches, Tim is wearing the Athletic DNA Spring Victory Polo — a classic look with a modern edge. This polo features a ribbed knit collar with contrast tipping, three-button placket with a fun custom print, raglan sleeves and contrast mesh insets on sides to keep cool. He has paired that with the ADNA Summer Tournament Short in red. This lightweight woven short features an elastic waistband with an internal drawcord, an inner print and pockets for balls. Rounding out the look, with a hint of blue, Tim is wearing the adidas adizero Feather II’s. These shoes are comfortable, quick and high performing with a focus on multidirectional speed and support for aggressive movements — if you have watched Tim play, then you know why these are his current shoes of choice!
Tim’s weapon of choice on the court is the Dunlop Biomimetic F3.0 Tour. This racquet offers advanced players exceptional control from all areas of the court with a tight 18×20 string pattern that provides an extremely predictable and precise response. Baseliners with big swings are rewarded with controllable power with this one and it’s clear why this racquet works so well for Tim’s game.
Well the time has come for all eyes in the tennis world to gravitate towards NYC. The first day of the 2013 US Open is here! I cannot tell you how excited I am to be back up playing in the main draw of both singles and doubles. For an American, it doesn’t get much better than playing here because the atmosphere is electric. The crowds are loud, the spotlight is always on, and opportunities are there to make dreams come true. I’m especially pumped because I’ve been watching tennis from the couch for most of the year due to the right knee injury I sustained during the Australian Open. This is my third tournament back and I’m ready to get after it. It’s also the 20 year anniversary of the 1st time time I visited Flushing Meadows. I definitely was a wide-eyed 8 year old whose dream was to one day to play in the US Open.
Summer is here! And if you are any sort of fashionista, then you know when the season changes, it is the perfect time to buy last season’s clothes at a discount. So be sure to check out the newest markdowns here at Tennis Warehouse from the Athletic DNA Spring Line.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good sale – no matter the time of year! I will buy tank tops in the middle of winter or jackets when it’s 100 degrees out, as long as the deal is good! And that’s exactly what is going on with these new markdowns from the Men’s, Women’s and Junior (Girl’s and Boy’s) Athletic DNA — it’s the perfect time to stock up on some great stuff from this edgy, athlete-oriented brand and rock some outfits that not everyone else at your club is wearing!
Be sure to check out their graphic tees and tanks that are perfect to practice in or wear to the gym. Also, the jackets and pullovers are great, and at a marked down price, you can always grab one now and stash it in the closet until you may need it after summer. Both the men’s and women’s lines also have some great tournament shirts that will make you look good so you can play at your best on the court!
I really love this brand because it is so different than anything else out there in the tennis world right now and the line is made for the athlete. The clothing is super soft and performance oriented. The colors and cuts are new and original. And I love their slogan, “Born for this!”