Roger Federer’s Fashion Story: From That Wimbledon Cardigan to Red Carpet Elegance | ATP tour


For more than two decades, Roger Federer has fascinated fans with his game, personality and superior fashion sense. Her style has evolved from her long-haired teenager to a detail-oriented, meticulously put together modern-day icon.

Although Wimbledon made expressing fashion a unique challenge with the white dress code, Federer rose to the occasion time and time again, managing to make his warm-up outfits as resplendent as his prom tuxedos. champions (a celebration in which he played eight times). At the US Open he wisely opted for bold and loud looks to excite the New York crowds, while at Roland Garros he counterbalanced the red backdrop by donning blue and neutral hues. At the Australian Open, where he won six times, he stayed effortlessly cool and chic in the sweltering heat every year.


Off the pitch, the Swiss is a regular in the front rows of fashion shows and best-dressed lists. When Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine, was asked about her favorite looks from New York Fashion Week in 2007, she said, “Everything Roger wears!”

In honor of the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s decorated career, let’s run through his most memorable looks.

Wimbledon 2006
On his way to winning his fourth Wimbledon trophy in a row, Federer made a fashion statement with a cream jacket more appropriate for a black-tie gala than a tennis court. He donned the perfectly fitting outerwear for the trophy ceremony with Rafael Nadal, practically breaking the internet.

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US Open 2007
While Wimbledon was strictly all white, Federer wasn’t afraid to go to opposite extremes elsewhere. In New York, en route to the 2007 title, he put on a complete kit that intimidated all opponents. The look included black socks, black shoes and black bracelets.

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New York Fashion Week 2007
Off the tennis court, Federer continued to cement his place as a fashion ace as a regular guest at New York Fashion Week. Joined by Vogue editor-in-chief Mirka and Anna Wintour, he was pictured here at Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2007 show.

“I grew up liking Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. I love Dior and Louis Vuitton. I also have a lot of Tom Ford suits, so that’s how I got into [fashion]Federer later told Esquire. “And I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of these creators also through Anna Wintour, who is a really close friend of mine. And getting around the big cities and meeting people like Oscar de la Renta and talk to them about fashion. Meeting people from the art world is very inspiring.

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Wimbledon 2008
After the All-England Club suit jacket came the cardigan with the finely stitched golden RF logo. Seeking his sixth straight Wimbledon title, Federer was bowled over by Nadal in one of the best matches of the Open Era as daylight hours dwindled on Center Court.

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Roland Garros 2009
Of course, the outfit Federer wore on his way to his first and only Roland Garros crown is going to be significant. Wearing a baby blue collared shirt with dark blue trim and red detailing, Federer finally managed to lift the Musketeers Cup with victory over Robin Soderling in the final.

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Wimbledon 2009
Instead of slowing down his fashion risks, Federer took things up a notch in London with a full three-piece suit for his outing on the pitch. Despite being multi-piece, the loose ensemble looked comfortable and airy as Federer headed for a sixth Wimbledon title.
“I felt a bit funny in the locker room with other players looking at me and saying, ‘What is he thinking? “”, Federer recalled in Esquire. “But it brought a bit of glamor to tennis and a bit of style and something to say other than forehands and backhands. I’m really happy to have done it and to have taken risks like that throughout my career.

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2010 Nitto ATP Finals

Federer appeared in a bold red kit for his appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals in London in 2010. He beat rivals Novak Djokovic and Nadal in the semis and finals, respectively. The sleek look was classic Federer with attention to detail in his shoe accents and the pairing of a flattering bright red with a neutral gray.

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Australian Open 2013
Federer has caused a stir around the world during his career, including six Australian Open titles. He failed in 2013 but left a resounding fashion statement with his gray outfit with pink accents. The pink detailing in the headband and shirt collar really brought the look together with the pink laces making the biggest splash.

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Oscars 2016
Even arthroscopic knee surgery couldn’t hold Federer back as he rubbed shoulders with Hollywood’s who’s who at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Three weeks after his speech, Federer looked every inch of the movie star as he walked the Louis Vuitton red carpet and mingled with newly-acclaimed Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio, Anne Hathaway and more at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party later that night.

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2017 Hopman Cup
After taking six months off from the Tour, the world was eager to see Federer back in action at the Hopman Cup. For traditional New Year celebrations, the Swiss wore a tuxedo masterpiece, complete with a pointed bow tie.

“I felt very uncomfortable in suits when I was younger, so what I started doing was wearing suits every time I went to dinner,” Federer told Tennis View Magazine in 2014. accustomed to wearing suits. And after a while, I discovered that I really like buying and wearing nice clothes. Today, I am as happy in a suit as in a tracksuit!

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Australian Open 2017
The 39-year-old’s black and white patterned outfit for his No. 18 Grand Slam march was most memorable due to the grandeur of his achievement. Having not won a major in five years and taking most of 2016, Federer won the title as the most adored underdog.

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2017 Met Gala
In 2017, Federer skipped the clay-court swing, stunning and worrying his many fans. He took advantage of his free time to attend the Met Gala in New York for the very first time. No simple tuxedo would suit the Swiss as he wore a Gucci cobra embellished jacket.

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US Open 2019
No news in the world of designer clothing was more shocking than Federer leaving Nike in 2018 after more than 20 years for a new contract with Uniqlo. At the 2019 US Open, he proved it wasn’t the company that made him so stylish, it was the man. He shone in a black outfit with chunky, white trim.

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GQ Most Stylish Man of the Decade (2010-2019)
Federer’s signature blend of effortless elegance and classic menswear has landed him on countless “best dressed” lists over the years. At the end of 2019, he scored major fashion points after being voted the most stylish man of the decade by GQ.

“Roger has dressed like a champ for the entire decade,” GQ editors wrote. “At 38, he knows what it takes to show off and look good.”

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Federer has evolved over the years, on and off the pitch, and his clothing choices have perfectly reflected his growth and accomplishments.

Additional report by Stéphanie Livaudais