September 01, 2006

Halloween in September: : James Blake plays a sartorial tribute to Andre Agassi (and maybe gets a little mojo) in his second-round US Open match.

posted by lil_brown_bat to tennis at 09:14 PM - 5 comments

That outfit deserved to stay in the archives. Ouch. There's a bet on various tennis boards that it wasn't Blake's idea, but Nike's, and that they had to pay rather handsomely to get Blake to wear it. Considering how much crap Domnik Hrbaty got for his pink ensemble last year, it's probably not that far off. As for mojo, Blake needs as much as he can beg, borrow, or steal, considering his play in recent weeks.

posted by somethingotherthan at 11:08 PM on September 01, 2006

Strictly Boardwalk gay...where's the "skimmer"?

posted by wolfdad at 12:10 AM on September 02, 2006

I think Agassi should do it himself, and start wearing all his old duds for every game. Or maybe just the ones he wore when he won the Grand Slams, or when he won the US Open. That would be fun.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:52 AM on September 02, 2006

Nah. Hes been there & done that, and besides, it's too late for Andre to grow that shag-thing out by this afternoon (or tomorrow, depending on the rain) anyway. Whether Blake got paid to wear that getup or whether it was just his idea, it was a nice nod to one of his personal heroes, and after last year's epic, I think he's got some karma on tap to go nice and deep into this tournament. Go him.

posted by chicobangs at 04:17 AM on September 02, 2006

I want someone to come out with a wig and pay tribute to the early Andre hair...

posted by tieguy at 08:32 AM on September 02, 2006

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