Australian Open 2014′s best dressed

This time of year Hollywood has its Golden Globes and red carpet. We tennis fans have our first Slam of the year and its blue courts. I know which of those I prefer to watch!

We of self-proclaimed tennis fashionista status chose a few of the outstanding outfits from the 2014 Australian Open. Without further ado, here are some of our favorites (in no particular order) …

Photo by Cynthia Lum.

Photo by Cynthia Lum.

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US Open 2013 Gear Check: David Ferrer

The Spanish grinder, David Ferrer, is making his presence known at the US hard court major this year. Despite losing a tough battle against Richard Gasquet, let’s take a look at what he’s been wearing and using this year at the US Open.

David Ferrer in action at Flushing Meadows -- photo by Cynthia Lum

David Ferrer in action at Flushing Meadows — photo by Cynthia Lum


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5 Things I Love This Week @ TW

We have gotten all kinds of awesome stuff in this week, it’s hard to narrow it down to just 5! But, I have done my best to show you 5 of my favorite products right now at Tennis Warehouse.

5 favorites this week at TW

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TW Stylists — Summer Resort/Country Club Edition

With it being August (already!), hopefully you have one more summer getaway before Fall rolls around. So this week, the TW Stylists came up with some unique looks that are perfect for when you are heading out to get some tennis in — while on vacation. Or if you don’t have time for a trip away, these would make some great country club outfits as well.
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Man on fire – Jerzy Janowicz

World #5 David Ferrer captured his first ATP Masters 1000 title this past weekend in Paris.

In his fourth try, David Ferrer finally took home his first ATP Masters 1000 title this past weekend in Paris.

He becomes the first player outside of the Top 4 to win a Masters 1000 title since the end of 2010. Furthermore, he did it on a fast, indoor court, and not the red clay where Ferrer has traditionally thrived. This Spanish warrior just keeps getting better and better, having arguably the best year of his career at the ripe old age of 30. If David wins 4 matches this week at the year end championships in London, he would overtake Rafael Nadal and become the top ranked Spaniard.

David Ferrer took down the red hot Pole Jerzy Janowicz in the finals in Paris.

However, overshadowing Ferrer’s impressive title run was the man he played in the finals, 21-year-old Jerzy Janowicz. His incredible run to the final had him win 7 matches, 2 in the qualifying and 5 in the main draw, and every win in the main draw was over a player ranked inside the Top 20 (Kohlschreiber, Cilic, Murray, Tipsarevic, Simon). His magical week in Paris vaulted him 39 spots to a career high ranking of #26.

The 6’8″ youngster from Poland was slaying giants with monstrous serves, big flat forehands and remarkably effective drop shots. The big fella’ has some major weapons in his arsenal and masterly creativity about how to use them. But most impressive was his fighting spirit, which has come from a tough road to the top of the game.

Jerzy started this year ranked outside of the Top 200, at #221 in the world. “This year I didn’t go to the Australian Open because I just didn’t have money to play [the] tournament,” Jerzy told members of the ATP Staff in an interview following one of his matches, demonstrating the reality of many touring pros outside of the top 100. It was evident that he’s been fighting for his life on the tour all year long, scrapping to win matches just so he could get to the next tournament. The pressure you feel when you know you have to win just to make enough money to travel and play the next week is terrifying, which explains his fearless play in the later rounds of the Paris Masters. His astonishing jump almost 200 spots in the world rankings must be attributed to his strong mental toughness and determination.

It’s great to see one of these success stories come to the forefront of the game, and I’m sure I can speak for everyone when we say that we hope to see more great things out of the young Pole in the months and years to come.

-AG

What’s new: Trendy to vintage

We only have so much room on the home page to showcase what’s new, and we have so many products arriving each week that it can be tough to keep up. Here’s a quick look at some of the items you may have missed.

adidas barricade 7.0 Women's Shoe in Core Energy

Men's adidas barricade 7.0

It’s an Olympic year, and adidas has come out with new colors of the barricade 7 for men and women. The men’s High Energy/Black/White combo and women’s Core Energy color are hard to miss on the court. In keeping with trend, adidas is not shying away with color. The barricade was revamped for this seventh version, offering a shorter break-in period and a redesigned stability claw system. The shoes still do carry the six-month durability guarantee, and this model is also miCoach compatible.

 

Bosworth Wimbledon Vastega Thailand

That was the trendy, and now on to the vintage. Siobhan recently wrote a few blogs about our Bosworth Collection, so if you haven’t heard about our vintage collection, you can read up a little more about them here. We just put up several classic racquets. These are great for those looking for an old-school racquet to play with as well as racquet collectors. The racquets are unused but may have some customization to them or just have some blemishes because of their age. Just added are Bosworth Fox ATP Racquet, Bosworth Fox Target 210 Plus Racquet, Bosworth Wimbledon Vastega Taiwan Racquets, Bosworth Wimbledon Vastega Thailand Racquet and the Bosworth Yamaha Gold 90 Racquet.

Wilson Tour Red Traveler w/Wheels Bag

If you’re a traveling competitive player or a traveler who likes to play some tennis, the Wilson Tour Red Traveler w/Wheels Bag is for you. This bag is huge. When stuffed full of clothes it can be heavy, and that’s where the wheels come in handy. The Tour Traveler bag is sturdy and can take the abuses of air travel. With no specific racquet compartments, this is better suited for traveling from city to city rather than to and from the courts. Cost: $99.95.

Roma Intman Polo

Men who like their Italian fashion will be pleased to see two new collections right up their alley. First we have the Sergio Tacchini Roma Group. Each of the items in this collection features the Internazionali BNL d’Italia tournament patch embroidered on the sleeve. There are casual tees as wells pique polos for stylish days on and off the court. Be sure to check our fit descriptions for each piece because we found most of the tops to run at least one size small. The Intman Polo pictured here is cotton and runs small by US standards. Even at one size up, it was still slim. Keep in mind that it is cotton and if you want a slightly more forgiving cut, you’ll want to go up two sizes to account for shrinkage in the wash. Whatever size you choose, you can’t deny that this is one sharp looking polo. Intman Polo Cost: $55. For more classic Italian designs, check out the Lotto Summer Heritage Group. There’s one performance polo in the line, while the rest of the collection is made up of cotton polos and tees. It’s a great mix of white and navy, which is always in style.

 

Bolle Women's Firefly Colorblock Racer Tank ($48.99) with the Firefly Skort ($45.99)

Not to be left out, the women have new apparel options as well. Yellow has been a popular color for summer collections, and Bolle adds to the mix. The High Performance Firefly Group showcases Bolle’s sporty designs in a striking yellow/black/white mix. High Performance pieces have a slightly slimmer fit than other Bolle items, but check out each piece’s fit description for details.

Look slim in these Spanx pants! ($118)

Last but certainly not least, we are now carrying Spanx Figure Flattering Activewear. There’s probably not a woman out there who hasn’t heard of the slimming benefits of Spanx. Now you can get those body shaping benefits in your active wear. The Power Skort and Power Pant have the famous Bagel Buster waistband, and when you’re wearing a top over it, no one will be the wiser!

That’s it for now. Check back in later for more new gear arriving at TW.

Happy Hitting!
Tiffani, TW

Who Says Men Can’t Wear Pink?

Men's Lotto Graphic 2 Group

Lotto certainly doesn’t!  Their new collection of apparel certainly doesn’t shy away from the color!  Pink can be seen in every piece of the Graphic 2 Group whether it is the main color of the crew or an accent on the short. And it is definitely not the girly powdery baby pink.  The color is named by Lotto to be Fluo Gloss, but I would describe the pink as neon or highlighter. Another feature of the outfit is the sporty wave graphic on the front chest of the crew, polo and warmup.

David Ferrer in Lotto

The pros  will be sporting this look out on the court as well. Keep an eye out for  players like David Ferrer to be showing off this new line at some upcoming events. Just for fun I had some willing men in my office try on the line, and to my surprise the outfits looked great on them as well. I love the Lotto Graphic 2 Trail Crew In Fluo Gloss paired with the Graphic 2 Trail Short. It definitely makes a statement on the court!

And let’s not forget about accessories! Complete your look with the Lotto Graphic Trail 2 Hat and Wristbands.

What are your thoughts on this Lotto line?

Ad Out,

Brittany