Sneak Peek: adidas Y-3 Collection

200251888-008adidas has teamed up with award winning Japanese fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto, to create Y-3, a bold, original and confident line of apparel and shoes for the tennis world. adidas was excited to introduce Y-3 to tennis and seeing that Paris is one of the most fashion-forward cities in the world, doing so at the 2015 French Open made perfect sense. Each piece helps construct an attitude and sense of power for the player wearing it as you will see when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic debut the line this year at Roland Garros.

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“Together with adidas we created something that did not exist before and completely projected the future. My desire was and is to make sportswear elegant and chic. adidas is a very personal inspiration to me…it enriches my creative life.”

- Yohji Yamamoto

 

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8 Signs You’re a Rafael Nadal Fan

 

Rafa fans know this forehand well

Rafa fans know this forehand well

#1. You don’t like Roger…
But more specifically, you don’t like his fans. Why would you? They certainly don’t like you and your lefty Mallorcan. They say that Federer plays tennis how tennis should be played; with grace, a one handed backhand and a sub 100 square inch head sized racquet. They are quick to point out that Rafa plays tennis like a brut. He muscles the ball, stomps instead of glides, counter-punches, a pusher, a one trick pony. He’s winning because of his equipment; with strings that help produce so much spin it should be illegal. You don’t like Roger’s fans because they’re snobby fans that look down on you. Which is why…..

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Men’s Semifinals of French

What a great 2 semifinals are awaiting us!
Nadal vs Djokovic
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Last year’s final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be the semis of this year!
Rafa has been absolutely dominating the clay court season, besides his loss in Monte Carlo against Novak Djokovic, after having won there eight consecutive times before! He will be on fire and ready to play Novak for a spot in the RG finals. But at the same he has a lot of respect for how Novak has been playing. I predict it will be a brutally long match with long exhausting rallies and great points!

 

Tsonga vs Ferrer

 

fer:tsoThis is the first French Open semifinal for both of these players and one of them will go through to the finals. Tsonga, who hasn’t lost a set yet (even when playing Roger!), is definitely on a roll! His on court performance has impressed me a lot and I am looking forward to seeing him play today. And how many sets has David lost so far? Take a guess. Correct…none! They both seem to have conserved a lot of energy out there and this will be another great match to look forward to!

 

Enjoy this day of great Tennis!

 

Mats
@matsmerkel