Roger Federer's feeling blue in Melbourne but not because of his first round match.
The 3-time Aussie Open champ got past pesky Italian veteran Andreas Seppi 6-1, 7-6 (4), 7-5 even though he struggled somewhat with his serve. Fed hit 5 double faults and only connected with 59% of his first serve deliveries but still managed to hit 9 aces in the match. He'll next face Russian Evgeny Korolev for a place in the third round.
So when I previewed Regal Rog's Nike duds for Melbourne I wrote that the sketches, though clean + classic, looked a bit stale but I would wait to see the gear on him to give a final verdict. Lucky I did: the outfit is quite striking. The concord blue in the outfit leans more towards a deeper shade of cobalt and the shadow striping on the shirt, the piping on the polo's placket + cuffs, and the tuxedo-style side stripe on the shorts give nice texture and elegance to these duds.
And, BONUS, Fed was looking kinda sexy strolling out in his grey warmup jacket (could it be the new 'do too?). Yums.
Nice moves, Regal Rog. Nice moves.
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