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SystemicAnomaly
01-22-2009, 12:38 PM
Yellow, yellow everywhere! Have you all noticed how much yellow is in evidence at the AO this year -- in both the men's and women's outfits.

SystemicAnomaly
01-23-2009, 01:34 AM
Anyone got any theories or insights?

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_nadal_20_01.jpghttp://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_Safin_19_2.jpghttp://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_Gonzalez_22_1.jpghttp://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_safina_21_02.jpg

SystemicAnomaly
01-23-2009, 01:44 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_Venus_Williams_20_1.jpg

A partial listing of the Yellow brigade: Nadal, Tsonga, Safin, Monfils, Gonzalez, (Florian) Mayer, Verdasco, V Williams, Safina, Wozniacki, Kleybanova, Petrova.

Take a look at the following links for more on this yellow invasion:

AustralianOpen.com/en_AU/news/galleries/2009-01-21/200901211232582144390.html (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/galleries/2009-01-21/200901211232582144390.html)
AustralianOpen.com/en_AU/news/galleries/20090120.html (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/galleries/20090120.html)

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angharad
01-23-2009, 02:04 AM
Yellow is 2009's colour, according to the fashion world. Supposedly even yellow lipstick will be a trend.

SystemicAnomaly
01-23-2009, 03:53 AM
^ Thnx for the feedback/insight. Was beginning to think that Rafa was using the yellow as a highlight color to match his racket color. Another theory was that others had adopted the bright yellow colors to "hide" the ball -- make it more difficult for the opponent to see it when the yellow ball was in front of (or near) a yellow background. Yellow-clad mystery player:

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Tsonga_20_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-20/200901201232513751296.html?glryid=2009-01-20/200901201232515488750)

random guy
01-23-2009, 05:30 AM
There's no mystery to it. Yellow is the traditional color of Australia. It's like everybody wearing white at Wimbledon

Storm_Kyori
01-23-2009, 09:09 AM
That would make sense, but why not green also? Anyway I haven't been playing long enough to have seen the previous color choices for tennis, but yellow is pretty cool.

SystemicAnomaly
01-24-2009, 06:17 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Peng_24_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-24/200901241232718915187.html?glryid=2009-01-24/20090124)http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Medina_24_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-24/200901241232719353328.html?glryid=2009-01-24/20090124)http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Ancic_24_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-24/200901231232645497937.html?glryid=2009-01-24/20090124)

SystemicAnomaly
01-24-2009, 06:24 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Melzer_24_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-24/200901241232748248546.html?glryid=2009-01-24/20090124)http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_gonzalez_24_02.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-24/200901241232718422890.html?glryid=2009-01-24/20090124)http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_penn_24_01.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-24/200901241232860130484.html?glryid=2009-01-24/20090124)

thundaga
01-25-2009, 05:23 AM
^ Thnx for the feedback/insight. Was beginning to think that Rafa was using the yellow as a highlight color to match his racket color. Another theory was that others had adopted the bright yellow colors to "hide" the ball -- make it more difficult for the opponent to see it when the yellow ball was in front of (or near) a yellow background. Yellow-clad mystery player:

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Tsonga_20_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-20/200901201232513751296.html?glryid=2009-01-20/200901201232515488750)

Tsonga.That's definitely his flame dampener. Also says who it is when you quote the image :-P

ollinger
01-25-2009, 09:02 AM
The fashion industry historically favors brighter colors in difficult economic times, as it feels people want to be cheered up. Formal colors like black and purple are more common in better economic times. The exception is LONG periods of economic struggle, as they then have to simply change shades eventuallly to churn sales. Look for the same colors on cars in a year or two -- the auto industry usually lags a year or two behind the fashion industry as it wants people to get used to seeing those colors before putting them on something as large as a car (they feel the consumer better accepts colors he's seen on clothing for a year or two). (Source: a marketing book I read some years ago, don't recall the title).

SystemicAnomaly
01-25-2009, 10:17 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Tsonga_20_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-20/200901201232513751296.html?glryid=2009-01-20/200901201232515488750)


Tsonga.That's definitely his flame dampener. Also says who it is when you quote the image :-P

Thank you for playing -- the cookie is yours! Actually, the answers will emerge if you click on any of the small pictures I've provided. Like the one below for instance:

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_Mirza_Bhupathi_25_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-25/200901251232850883250.html?glryid=2009-01-25/20090125)

SempreSami
01-25-2009, 10:36 AM
I wouldn't want to be wearing black in Oz during the day.

lainey80
01-26-2009, 08:41 PM
wow! you're right! Plus, you didn't even add pictures of Tsonga in the mix!

before I opened this thread, I wasn't even sure you were referring to tennis..
as I have seen more yellow out in dept stores this year...:oops:

Fee
01-26-2009, 08:48 PM
"Mr President" is the new Black.

lainey80
01-26-2009, 09:27 PM
Thanks, ollinger! :)

SystemicAnomaly
01-27-2009, 01:37 AM
"Mr President" is the new Black.

Good one!

wow! you're right! Plus, you didn't even add pictures of Tsonga in the mix! ...:oops:

Guess again. Try clicking on the picture of the mystery player in post #5.