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Lily’s Looks: Novak Djokovic v. Jannik Sinner, ATP Finals 2023

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Novak Djokovic, the long-reigning number one tennis player in the world, recently took his seventh ATP Finals title on November 19. His seventh championship at this tournament is record-breaking, as Djokovic was previously tied with Roger Federer with six ATP Finals championships. The ATP Finals is meant to cap off the ATP season, and hosts the top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams based on their results throughout the season.

The ATP Final draw is unique, as it takes after a round robin format—where every athlete plays each other, and each athlete is guaranteed a certain number of matches regardless of results. Even though Djokovic lost to Italian Jannik Sinner previously in the tournament, he was able to still win the tournament. After four matches, Djokovic met Sinner in the finals; Djokovic triumphed 6-3, 6-3.

To me, Djokovic sports the most classy outfits on tour. His outfits always have an air of confidence and symmetry to them, made by his sponsor: Lacoste. Lacoste is not so much of a trendy sportswear brand, like Nike or Adidas; instead, it boasts elegance and timeless clothes. For the finals, Djokovic stepped out in a green and blue ensemble with matching Asics shoes.

The shirt has identical composition and look to the “Men’s SPORT Novak Djokovic Regular Fit Colorblock Polo” on Lacoste’s website, retailing for $110. However, Djokovic wore deeper green and blue hues than the ones currently for retail. Lacoste’s tennis shirts feature a polo design—very classy. Djokovic pairs this shirt with shorts in a matching blue shade to his shirt. I love this choice of wear. The deep green and blue compliment Djokovic well, and provided eye-appealing symmetry to the dark blue court and arena. Additionally, I marveled at how his shoes match his clothes exactly. Obviously intentional, the strictness of keeping to these green and blue colors adds to the class of his look.

Lily’s Analysis:

Style: (colors, fabric, composition) 10/10

Function: (comfort, breathability) 8/10 (no mention of specific features to aid in breathability on Lacoste’s website)

Djokovic’s opponent, Sinner, is sponsored by Nike. Sinner is relatively young, only 22, but he has shown tremendous talent and skill on the few years he’s been on the ATP tour. Sinner wore a white Nike top with green stripes coming down the side, paired with dark green Nike shorts. He also wore black Nike shoes and a white cap. Upon first glance, I neither loved nor disliked his outfit. I confess to having a bias towards Nike clothes, and it added to the appeal of his outfit for me—but the lack of color symmetry between his shirt, shorts, and shoes is something mildly distasteful. I adore white tennis clothes, (part of the reason I like Wimbledon so much) and if he had incorporated more white into his outfit I’d likely be more drawn to it.

Lily’s Analysis: 

Style: (colors, fabric, composition) 8/10

Function: (comfort, breathability) 10/10 (due to Nike’s known Dri-Fit technology and comfort)

Between these two athletes, I prefer Djokovic’s choice of wear. Although Sinner’s is smart and respectable, I love Djokovic’s repeated pattern of color symmetry and class.

 

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Lily Ohlman, Editor-in-Chief
Lily is a senior entering her second year on the FHC Sports Report staff, this year as Editor-in-Chief. She plays varsity tennis, is involved with the Environmental Club, and loves to immerse herself in environmental matters and concerns. Lily is additionally deeply passionate about wellness, chai tea lattes, candles, and the rain. Apart from being on the tennis court or in the classroom, she enjoys discovering new coffee shops and trying new dinner spots. Her favorite sports team is the Michigan Wolverines. If asked about the book series Throne of Glass, she would probably throw a fit of excitement. Her dream destination: Scotland Her favorite season: She cannot decide between fall or spring Something unusual she loves: The celestial world above Something she hates: The fact she can't read all the books ever written  

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