This year’s French Open is winding down–as I write this, Nadal and del Potro are battling it out for a spot in the final. (Well, the first set was a battle. Now it’s just a beatdown.)
It’s time to take stock of the year’s French Open fashion. We’ll vote on the best-dressed man and leave the women for next Friday.
Men’s tennis fashion had a strong showing this year, a few clunkers aside. (Looking at you, still-brown Nishikori!)
I’m nominating my three favorite ensembles for the face-off: del Potro’s, Dominic Thiem’s, and Alexander Zverev’s. (Those of you who know my Nadal obsession may be surprised not to see him on my best-dressed list. He always looks good, but the blue-on-blue ended up boring me after two weeks.)
First up, del Potro in Nike. I like him in black, and the white stripes add just enough interest. The cut of del Potro’s clothes sometimes borders on the slovenly, but this outfit fits him well.Embed from Getty Images
Next we have Thiem in Adidas. The cut on this is flawless, and I love the pops of color on his sleeves!
Zverev brings a youthful vibe in this coral combo, also by Adidas. The color goes well with the court’s red clay, and the tan shorts help keep things grounded. (I would NOT like this with coral shorts!)
There may be other impeccably dressed men that I overlooked. I couldn’t watch EVERY minute of the tournament–I do have to attend to non-tennis matters occasionally. If I missed your favorite, let me know in the comments section.