My last post highlighted a number of female players tennis fashion at the US Open. While men’s tennis fashion is rarely as interesting as women’s, this year shows some innovative patterns and, notably, more bright colors than we typically see in a single tournament.
Tennis fashion goes green
The most prominent color for men this year is green. Bright green. Neon green. It showed up on Milos Raonic, although I noticed his haircut as much as his shirt color.
Crazy green works for Gael Monfils. Not only does it complement his dark skin, but also goes along with his unorthodox, acrobatic style that fans love so much.
In addition to Raonic and Monfils, many more male players are sporting a similar color green, across a variety of labels. They include Jack Sock (also with a haircut), Marinko Matosevic, Juan Monaco, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Querrey.
Murray’s tennis fashion: light on the green
Andy Murray wears just a touch of green on his wristbands and hat. Given all the other green shirts, his mostly-grey ensemble is refreshing.
More bright colors in US Open tennis fashion
Green isn’t the only bright color showing up around the grounds in Flushing Meadows. Nick Kyrgios wore a particularly colorful shirt in his defeat of Mikhail Youhzny. Kyrgios is a relatively unknown Australian whose principal achievement since turning pro in 2013 was defeating Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014. Although the pinkish-orange purplish-blue shirt by Nike is hard to describe, it works well on him.
Another player who can wear bright colors is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. His orange shirt, sweatband and shoes look sharp against the white socks, shorts and hat.
Federer’s timeless tennis fashion
Contrasting with all these bright colors was Roger Federer’s all-black “evening” ensemble. Perhaps he’ll have a different outfit for daytime, but being the star that he is, Roger is playing his first and second round matches during primetime on Ashe.
Djokovic’s tennis fashion: boring!
You may have noticed that so far I haven’t mentioned the top-seeded male player at the US Open, Novak Djokovic. That’s because, even though his game is impressive, his tennis fashion is not. Sponsored by Uniqlo, Nole wears basic-looking outfits. No special colors — just red, white, blue and black. Always the same style of polo shirt. For this tournament, he’s going with red and black, and his shoes go with the theme. I suppose he opts to make his mark with tennis pure and simple, not with tennis fashion.
There’s lots more tennis to be played, and if the early rounds are any indication, things are going to continue to be exciting on the courts. Enjoy the matches, and keep your eye out for new tennis fashion trends!
Image credits: various photographers via usopen.org