Don't get the look

Roger Federer's bizarre appearance at Wimbledon this week instantly destroyed all the good work he’s done in recent years to inject tennis with some much-needed visual panache. We appreciate that’s he’s handy with a racquet but merely being the best tennis player of all time hardly makes up for the foul strokes he made in the sartorial arena on the opening day of Wimbledon.

In the past we’ve unfavourably compared Rafael Nadal’s outsized toddler look to Federer’s (relative) elegance, but this summer Nadal has finally got his act together while the Swiss appears to have gone a little bit mad. What other explanation can there be for his gold and white kit bag (which looks like it came free with some cheap aftershave), and a white coat that is a cross between a M65 US army surplus jacket and a cruise ship waiter’s uniform?

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He then abandoned the military jacket and warmed up in white tracksuit bottoms and a gold-trimmed waistcoat, which ought to have brought Fred Perry to mind, but actually just looked ridiculous. Finally, would someone please point out that his RF monogram makes it look as if he’s nicked some gym kit from a Rocco Forte hotel?