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Becksx1
01-15-2009, 11:18 AM
I have just seen some pictures of James Blake warming up for the aussie open but hes wearing fila gear instead of his normal Nike gear. I didnt know he changed to FILA? They kept that quiet

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/67/fullj.2cc1ccd2d68b0057631fee9d9460aeb7/2cc1ccd2d68b0057631fee9d9460aeb7-getty-tennis-open-aus-blake.jpg

S H O W S T O P P E R !
01-15-2009, 11:21 AM
He's been with Fila for about a week. Nike dropped him or the other way around.

West Coast Ace
01-15-2009, 11:42 AM
Wow! There goes the theory that Nike would keep creating some wilder stuff - like Rafa used to wear - and let Blake wear it.

TennezSport
01-15-2009, 12:16 PM
It was official last week as Blake dropped Nike for the offer that Fila made him when Nike did not counter.

"Italian sportswear company and James Blake, ranked in the top 10 in the men’s tour, have entered into a collaboration that is the first of its kind in the sport of tennis - Blake to serve as inspiration for a broad collection of Fila apparel.

The result will be a yet-to-be named collection of men’s Fila apparel and footwear for tennis, golf, fitness and lifestyle that will be co-branded; Fila and James Blake

The collection will debut with a limited Spring 2010 collection of tennis and fitness apparel that will be unveiled just before the 2009 US Open in New York.

Blake said he was pleased because the collaboration with Fila is much more than an endorsement arrangement. “It will serve as the foundation of a business venture that I that will continue to build for years to come.”

Good move by JB for his future. If this is done right it could be great news for Fila as well.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:

Fedace
01-15-2009, 12:17 PM
He looks better in FILA anyway. Should get him more Fashion oriented chicks...lol

Mick
01-15-2009, 12:21 PM
He looks better in FILA anyway. Should get him more Fashion oriented chicks...lol

the hat on his shaved head looks way better than a headband, IMHO.

Nickk
01-15-2009, 12:23 PM
Sweet, now "3 the hard way" can be his theme song

Fedace
01-15-2009, 12:23 PM
the hat on his shaved head looks way better than a headband, IMHO.

Agree but i think he is wearing the hat cause the blazing sun in australia. you need to protect against UV rays on the bald head to protect against possible skin cancer.

Mick
01-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Agree but i think he is wearing the hat cause the blazing sun in australia. you need to protect against UV rays on the bald head to protect against possible skin cancer.

ah i see. i hope he would abandon the headband for the hat though.
I have never been a fan of the sleeveless shirts, so I approve of his new fila short sleeve shirt too :)

TennisLover17
01-15-2009, 02:56 PM
Hmm I heard they're making a special line just for him.

West Coast Ace
01-15-2009, 04:05 PM
He looks better in FILA anyway.THe shorts look wrinkled. That outfit looks boring. And as you said, JB has worn a hat in Oz before - the sun is pretty tough down there - and I think they have some holes in their ozone...

J-man
01-15-2009, 04:08 PM
THe shorts look wrinkled. That outfit looks boring. And as you said, JB has worn a hat in Oz before - the sun is pretty tough down there - and I think they have some holes in their ozone...Its only a practice outfit. This is a good move from Fila.

Fedace
01-15-2009, 04:11 PM
Its only a practice outfit. This is a good move from Fila.

Yes, usually FILA makes a Fashion statement. I love those BORG outfits.

Fee
01-15-2009, 07:53 PM
I have just seen some pictures of James Blake warming up for the aussie open but hes wearing fila gear instead of his normal Nike gear. I didnt know he changed to FILA? They kept that quiet



Not really, there are two threads on this subject in the Pro Gear section (where clothes and racquets are usually discussed) and there was a story on Tennis Week as well.