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!


Fritz Taylor Looks Like Robert Taylor – 2022

Posted by on Mar 22, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fritz Taylor Looks Like Robert Taylor - 2022


Every time I see Fritz Taylor, the new 2022 Indian Wells tennis champ, I think he looks like the ’30s/’40s movie star Robert Taylor. A very handsome man.  The Widow’s Peak, the ‘v’ on the forehead, is the same.  Of course, Taylor has a modern haircut but the resemblance is striking.   Maybe they are related, I don’t know.   Whatever, surely Taylor Fritz is the best looking tennis player on the planet, when he removes his headband !!  I think the headband could be placed with a little more style, Taylor.  The black and white photos include Robert Taylor in the movie, Camille, in which he starred with Greta Garbo.

Photos via Googie … Top center by John Martin;World Tennis Gazette …   Color photos byHelen Oppenheim with thanks to The Tennis Channel.