Friday Fashion Face-off: Best-dressed Man, French Open 2021

I know you’re all itching to get to today’s nominees, but first let me update you on my fantasy league.

I’m currently in SIXTH place (out of 117) on the women’s side of the draw! That’s pretty damn good for someone who’s new to fantasy leagues. My picks: Sabalenka, Gauff, Collins, Swiatek, Jabeur, Pegula, Sorribes Tormo and Badosa. (The crossed-out names have been eliminated from the tournament.)

And on the men’s side, I’m 144th out of 166th. Wow. That’s embarrassing. But my four players still in contention are John Isner, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner and some guy named Nadal. I’m feeling pretty good about my chances of cracking the top 100 over the next week.

Now, aren’t you sorry you didn’t participate? Okay, I didn’t give you much notice. Maybe you’ll make a fantasy team for Wimbledon.

Without further ado, let’s get to the best-dressed men at the French Open. Ooh la la!

Nominee #1: Kei Nishikori

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Nishikori wasn’t on my fantasy league team, but he’s still in contention, facing Alexander Zverev in the next round. Maybe I should have picked him, if for no other reason than this super snappy outfit by Uniqlo. I love the bold white bands on the shorts—they pull the hat into the outfit and brighten the whole look.

Nominee #2: Gael Monfils

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The Frenchman regularly lands on our best-dressed list. That’s probably because he’s French. They just seem to know their way around a wardrobe.

Is the swirl on the Asics shirt a nod to the French flag? I think it is. I’m awarding five bonus points for patriotism and another ten points for the coordinating kicks.

Nominee #3: Roger Federer

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Confession: Roger is a “lucky loser,” as they say at the Slams. I wanted to nominate Casper Ruud, a Norwegian player with a very cool blue shirt. But there were two problems. 1) Choosing him would violate my long-standing policy against nominees with goofy names like Casper. And 2) I couldn’t find any good photos of him.

The Swiss star is always a safe back-up plan, though. He’s the picture of effortless style in this simple red-and-navy Uniqlo ensemble. Plus, he gets 100 bonus points for coordinating with all the ball kids:

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Did I omit a snazzy dresser who deserves recognition? Let me know in the comments. Meanwhile, cast your vote, and let’s crown l’homme le plus chic de Roland Garros!



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  1. Ok…Monfils may be patriotic, but that looks like a Pepsi logo on his shirt. I couldn’t get past that. And Federer looks awesome, especially the hot bod, but his straightforward outfit lacked any surprise and delight element. So I had no choice but to go for Nishikori. I personally would not wear white bands around my thighs and had a negative reaction based on that. But HIS thighs looks just FINE in them. :-p

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