2013 Australian Open: Player Outfits (MEN)
The 2013 tennis season got off to a rough start today with Nadal’s announced withdrawal from the Australian Open. We however have something to keep your mood up as we review the outfits to be worn by the top players during the Melbourne based Australian Open.
Djokovic wore this simple navy, white and red outfit at the recent Mubadala exhibition tournament. If our assumptions are correct he will also be wearing it for the Australian Open. The ensemble is very simple and somewhat classic.
Best feature: The classic colours used are timeless.
Worst feature: Classic can also mean boring which is less than appropriate for the Aussie Open where it’s always hot and the tennis is drama filled.
Federer wears grey shirt with zipper collar paired with black shorts. It’s a classic Federer look and suits him perfectly.
Best feature: The grey and black will look great during night matches.
Worst feature: The colours could look a bit dull in the harsh glare of day.
Murray wears a white shirt with yellow and green detail with white shorts for the Australian Open. The outfit looks to be very light and the use of so much white (outside of Wimbledon) is quite refreshing.
Best feature: It seems super comfortable and the white is ideal for the hot weather.
Worst feature: The yellow. It’s being horribly overused this season already.
Nadal of course withdrew from the Australian Open; we can however review the outfit he would have worn. The outfit consisting of a purple shirt and navy shorts with orange accents suit the rambunctious player and the lively feel of the Australian Open perfectly.
Best feature: The colours used are different from all the other players’ outfits and feels appropriate for Melbourne.
Worst feature: Rafa will still have a wedgie.
The Frenchman wears a white, yellow and grey outfit with yellow shoes. The outfit seems light and comfortable; the cut of the shirt and pants are both very traditional.
Best feature: The combination of colours – it looks good and is probably light enough to be very comfortable in the sunshine.
Worst feature: It’s a very plain cut, much like Djokovic and Murray’s too. Some more detail in the design could have made it more attractive.
The Spanish player of the year is expected to wear white and yellow at the Australian Open. It seems comfortable, but to an extent quite boring.
Best feature: Like Tsonga’s outfit – light and comfortable.
Worst feature: Another plain cut shirt and pants in what’s fast becoming an overused colour.
Tipsarevic wears an outfit mainly in black with red accents on the sleeves and collar. It’s a classic evening tennis look.
Best feature: The black and red will look good at night.
Worst feature: Those glasses. Honestly. Okay, they’re not part of the outfit. The colour then. It’s impractical for wear during day matches at the Australian Open. It’s just too hot.
Berdych wears grey shorts and a white t-shirt with light grey and green print. The colours and combination thereof have a fresh feel and should look good on court.
Best feature: The colours
Worst feature: Didn’t he wear this last year too?