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Four Decades, Four Crocs. Lacoste Creates Special Polo for Fabrice Santoro.

Lacoste Fabrice Santoro If you didn't watch the early rounds of the Australian Open you missed it; the crocodile brand created a special polo shirt for their longtime ambassador Fabrice Santoro.

Santoro lost in first round match play to Marin Cilic. The final score was a respectable 7-5, 7-5, 6-3, not at all bad for a guy who's on tour at age 37. 

Santoro is a legend of sorts in that he has now entered 70 Grand Slam tournaments and is the only player to have played the Grand Slams during four different decades.

For this occasion Lacoste created a special zip-front polo shirt sporting the colors of the French flag on four crocodiles, one for each decade. Lacoste Close Up of Fabrice Santoro's Australian Open Shirt

"We are proud to have built a long lasting relationship with [Santoro]…for 29 years…" said Christophe Chenut, CEO of Lacoste SA. Alas the shirt is not available to us admirers of Santoro. I like it a lot though. 

Santoro's website.