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Tennis: FedEx goes pink!

August 16, 2010

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It was a bad weekend for fans of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as both lost in the Toronto Masters (in the final and semi-final respectively). Despite Federer’s loss to Andy Murray, the Swiss gentleman gets our trophy for the sartorial surprise of the tournament, and that’s because he donned a soft pink tennis tshirt on court (gasp!).

It’s not the first time that pink has turned up on a tennis court (check out Serena Williams’ white-and-pink ensemble in this year’s Wimbledon), nor is it the first time we’ve seen a guy wear pink. But it’s perhaps the first time a man has worn it while playing an international tennis tournament.

Take a look:

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Even while Roger’s backhand remains as elegant as ever, note the two pairs of tuck detailing going down the length of the tshirt. We’re trying to figure out what went through Roger’s mind when he decided to wear this tshirt. Perhaps it was: “I don’t care that the world calls me a ballet dancer on court, I’m man enough to wear pink. Hah!”

Also note Roger’s shorts– they’re olive green. An odd combo on paper (blue would have been the obvious choice here), but he makes it work with the pink tee. Must say that Roger’s suddenly begun taking risks in more ways than one.

Speaking Chic says: Even though only guys comfortable with their masculinity would dare to wear pink in public, we’re still not sure about wearing it on court, with millions of people watching. Meanwhile, most people (read “men”) have been surprisingly quiet about this odd choice for an all-male tennis tourney.

What do you think of Roger Federer’s pink tshirt? Tell us!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Pradnyaa permalink
    August 17, 2010 4:12 pm

    I agree with you…dats a very feminine colour

    • August 17, 2010 10:25 pm

      I don’t mind guys wearing feminine colours at all, just wonder if it was the right choice for Federer. Ah well, no one seemed to be snickering!

  2. Ruchi permalink
    August 25, 2010 9:54 am

    i really don’t understand what’s the fuss about Federer wearing a feminine color. Do u really need a color to proove ur masculinity?!

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