World No. 17 Frances Tiafoe captured the eye of the tennis world after he kicked off his Australian Open marketing campaign in essentially the most putting vogue.
Tiafoe claimed a 6-3 6-3 6-7 7-6 win over German Daniel Altmaier on day one of many event however it was his daring vogue assertion that caught individuals’s consideration.
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Tiafoe, who made the US Open semi-finals in a breakout efficiency final season and helped the US to victory within the inaugural United Cup, made waves together with his psychedelic Nike look.
Removed from Wimbledon the place it made worldwide headlines when the standard house of tennis will lastly let girls put on black underpants this 12 months, the Australian Open and the US and French Opens permit gamers to observe the fashions.
Whereas different Nike athletes have opted for plain shorts or skirts with the colorful prime or the colorful shorts and a plain prime, Tiafoe went the entire hog.
Fellow American Coco Gauff stated her countryman pulled the look off.
“It’s so much occurring however I really feel like that’s Frances Tiafoe,” Gauff stated.
“He has so much occurring. He’s by no means quiet, he’s all the time loud.
“I believe the outfit represents that. Loud and proud, and I believe that’s Large Foe.”
Nevertheless, social media was considerably divided on the look, though nobody was sitting on the fence.
ESPN’s Zenia D’cunha tweeted: “Frances Tiafoe wins his first first-round match & the swag Slam package contest on this match at #AusOpen”.
Newscorp’s Emily Benammar referred to as Taifoe’s outfit “superb”.
Racquet Journal’s Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca wrote: “What’s Frances Tiafoe sporting?”
Sports activities reporter Jacob Cersomsimo added: “An all time outfit from Large Foe on the #AO2023”.