The current issue of Ocean Drive follows up their Maria Sharapova cover story with a fashion spread featuring ATP young guns Robby Ginepri, Donald Young, Ross Hutchins, Benjamin Becker, and Jamie Murray.
They were all photographed wearing some snappy spring suits, and all spoke about their favorite offcourt looks. (Jamie Murray is all about Ted Baker, FYI.)
When asked about the state of fashion in tennis, a few wished for more flexibility and choice (which is good; this means that they’re thinking outside the box). Unfortunately, more than a few of them wanted “longer shorts”. I guess that’s what the dress code is for (thank you, ATP!). Otherwise, they’d all dress like Vince Spadea.
Above, Gineps wears a suit by Neil Bartlett, a floral shirt from Etro, a tie from Marc Jacobs, and penny loafers by Prada. When he’s not playing, he favors jeans and button-downs. He also loves Robert Wayne shoes. When asked if tennis attire could be more fashionable, he responds, “It couldn’t because of the rules governing the design and logos on clothing and shoes.” At least you get to wear those sleeveless tanks, mister.
Wristmaster Donald Young is a fan of Gucci and Prada, and favors tennis gear that’s well thought-out and coordinated. “Tennis gear could be more fashionable if the shorts were longer — say, 11 inches — and there were more color options for our outfits.” For this shoot, he wears a shirt by Marc Jacobs, a pinstripe seersucker suit by Prada, and shoes by D&G.
Wimbledon native Ross Hutchins wears Diadora on the court but prefers Zara and Abercrombie & Fitch when he’s just hanging out. He calls his oncourt look “slick” and wouldn’t mind seeing tennis fashion become “more flamboyant — funky designs, baggy shorts, and allowing top designer labels to make smart tennis clothing.” Hutchins wears a eersucker jacket and linen slacks by Etro. White shirt by Prada, ring by Luis Morais, and shoes by Vicini.
Store owner Benjamin Becker wears Boris Becker during matches but converts to Nike (Air Force 1s) and jeans before and after. Prada suit and tie, Marc Jacobs shirt, Miu Miu shoes.
The adidas-sponsored Jamie Murray counts Hugo Boss and Ted Baker as his favorite designers. Off the court, fans will likely see him wear “jeans, a funny T-shirt (I have a few up my sleeve), tie, aviator sunglasses, and a hat — it’s the peacock theory!” He’s dressed the best out of the five guys, with a purple cardigan from Ralph Lauren adding some pop to his Etro shirt and D&G suit and slacks.
(photos by Nathan Beckner for Ocean Drive; via ATP)