Federer….not his usual self at Wimbledon?

Roger Federer sporting his new look at the Wimbledon

Roger Federer sporting his new look at the Wimbledon (Photo Credit:AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images via YahooSports.com)

The contest has began at Wimbledon and I can’t help to make a few observations on Mr. Roger Federer and his new uniform.  As expected, Wimbledon is basically one of the few tournaments that imposes a dress code: White – is always and forever will be the no color – color on the spring grass court.  A few moments earlier, the world greeted Roger upon entering in his usual self…of course, but not the usual all elegant look….this time it was more sloppy.

Roger Federer and his entire ensemble

Roger Federer and his entire ensemble

I thought it was a bad bargain from his classic beige cardigan we saw last year.  That white  jacket I’m afraid looks  like a rugged belstaff-y jacket better left off in leather.  It’s very corporate.  Take that jacket right off and he seems more ventilated rather than choked.  His shirts have always been a favorite, this one particularly is a stand-out especially with that understated pinstripe detail and the peekaboo champaigne piping on his collar.  In a lighter note, perhaps that reflects the status of his career….authority…the powerful graceful master of strokes.  I think that’s the subliminal message of his uniform.  Now that Nadal is out of the way….his productive state  so far as compared to the darker past and growing confidence out there is most certainly not the usual.

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