Have you seen those photos from Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai’s opening ceremonies?
Simple lapel-less dark grey suits with light blue cheongsam-cut dress shirts on David Ferrer (above), Fernando Gonzalez, Richard Gasquet, and Nikolay Davydenko; while Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic decided to pair their shirts with tuxedo jackets… what?!? Of course, prom queens Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stood out in their black suits.
Gone are the silk fabrics and the flowers — a marked improvement from what they wore in 2006 and 2005.
See pics of the other seven guys (and a list of seedings and predictions) after the cut.
Roger Federer – No. 1, Red Group
Rafael Nadal – No. 2, Gold Group
Novak Djokovic – No. 3, Gold Group
Kolya Davydenko – No. 4, Red Group
Andy Roddick – No. 5, Red Group
David Ferrer – No. 6, Gold Group
Fernando Gonzalez – No. 7, Red Group
Richard Gasquet – No. 8, Gold Group
Brackets: The hard-hitting Gonzalez should join Federer as the two semifinalists to come out of the Red Group by week’s end, and Federer will take the Cup. The Gold Group should have Ferrer and a rested Djokovic vying for the final spot, with Nole making an appearance in the finals.
(photos via Getty Images)