*Roger Federer in his fitted suit.
Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych have all been featured in GQ’s 20 Most Stylish Athletes of 2013.
The resulting crop of sharp-suited athletes are challenging even the savviest Hollywood A-listers and sidewalk peacocks for the title of best-dressed celebrities on the planet.
The 32-year-old Federer came in at Number 7 in the list, which was topped by Miami Heat star LeBron James. “’Grand Slam’ is a title that could just as easily be applied to Federer’s off-court style as the tennis ace’s graceful moves on clay or grass extend to the red carpet as well,” wrote GQ.
“Federer favours subdued colours and simple menswear mixes, usually anchored by a crisp white shirt, and the timeless kits are what separate him from athlete pack. Even his white Nike-sponsored uniform, with interlocking gold initials, looks more like luxury menswear than any performance piece in play.”
Murray was ranked Number 18, while Berdych closed the list at Number 20.
“Murray proved himself a pro by lending a sense of cool to a sport that once seemed all too classist”, wrote GQ.
“After reclaiming Wimbledon in the name of the Kingdom, he went on to further victory in trim fitting suits and narrow ties. With his ever-present stubble and tousled just-so hair, he may not be the most refined guy on the court, but this is what makes him stand out from the manufactured handsomeness of his competitors.”