Tennis on eBay, Volume 2
Back with another edition of vintage tennis finds from the pages of eBay. First up, this terrycloth-like Borg shirt from Fila.
Despite what the ad says, this isn’t a T. This is a regular cut tennis shirt, and it felt unlike any other shirt I ever wore. It was a bit oversized and floppy, a far cry from the usual second-skin Fila feel, so to speak. The matching shorts had matching terrycloth inserts in the pockets.
Loved the design I wore, which had navy and red stripes on the shoulder. Watch Borg in this outfit defeat the late Vitas Gerulaitis in the 1980 French Open:
This Le Coq Sportif tennis racquet from the 1980s was endorsed by Roscoe Tanner.
From the true antique department- the T2000 Wilson racquet which made Jimmy Connors a lot of money.
Late in his career, though- Connors tried other brands, including Slazenger, Prince (he still uses an old Mono) and this frame from Estusa.
One of the many geometric designs Adidas offered in the 1980s- this shirt is from one of the Edberg lines.
Never saw this 1980s Adidas shirt before- it looks like someone cleaned their car engine with it, though.
Boris Becker recently renewed his partnership with Puma- here’s what his late 1980s Puma shorts looked like.
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