Nike Shorts for Men @ French Open – 2023

Posted by on Jun 5, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Nike Shorts for Men @ French Open - 2023

Photos: Helen Oppenheim with thanks to Tennis TV

I have to say it.  I think the Nike shorts trend for men at the French Open for 2023 is silly.  The idea maybe good, something different coming from the street, but it doesn’t work from all angles in reality.   This is a trend which may not happen. On the other hand, it may.  What do you think?
Top players are wearing them at the Roland Garros Clay court event on now, on the Tennis Channel in America, Eurosport in Europe, until June 11.  (The semi-finals and final will also be on NBC in America but, be warned, they don’t always broadcast the full match, sometimes wanting us to pay for Peacock to see the end.  Safer to watch the Tennis Channel repeats, if they  and you have them!!)

Left to right:   Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz  … Canada’s Denis Shapovalov … America’s Taylor Fritz.
And others have fallen for the look!


Alcatraz Future Tennis No 1 & His Hair – 2022

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Alcatraz Future Tennis No 1 & His Hair – 2022

Photos Helen Oppenheim with Thanks to The Tennis Channel

18 year old Carlos Alcatraz is The Real Deal, The Future No. 1 World Tennis Champ, before all others.  He just went from 103 in the world to 38 to 11 in the world, in one season. With his win of the Championship at the Miami Open today, the pundit commentators say the Big Four now are Nadal, Djokovich, Medvedev and Alcatraz.  But Nadal has a foot injury, a rib injury,  and Medvedev has to have a hernia op.   Both Nadal and Djokovich are mid-30s so Spain’s Alcatraz, called the “bone crusher” could rocket even higher in the rankings, soon. I love his game. Such fun to watch, takes my breath away. Not so sure about his hair!  To the left, his hair last year, longer, and to the right the close crop he has now.   I think he should grow it a little, easy as it must be to take care of now, and find a new look. Whatever, I look forward to seeing  more of him, and Tsitipas, who plays more like the great Federer than anyone else, perhaps a great rivalry like that of Nadal and Federer will happen.

Photos: Helen Oppenheim with thanks to the Tennis Channel.