In Montreal, the women’s tour is rushing towards the final stages of the Rogers Cup.
The tennis, just as the men’s was in Toronto, is pulsating. Vera Zvonareva pulled Kim Clijsters back to win a semifinal place and Caroline Wozniacki is coming into top form, just as she did for the U.S. Open last year.
However, many headlines have been devoted not just to the women’s tennis, but also to their catwalk skills.
It’s become a tradition, on opening Sunday, for the Players’ Party in this tournament to include a fashion show modeled by the players themselves.
The $350-per-ticket event, featuring all-Canadian designs, raises funds to promote tennis in schools.
The men missed out on all the fun during their Rogers Cup event, as they played in Toronto this year—though memories of Novak Djokovic strutting his stuff in black silk last year will last a good while.
The male of the species, therefore, has had to up the sartorial stakes, and the men have risen to the challenge with gusto.
Toronto laid out the wares of the men’s tour as all four of the top men—Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Djokovic—took up their rightful places in the semis. The same four were still around on quarterfinals day in sizzling Cincinnati, too.
Headliners all for their tennis, but also happy to be headliners for more than their tennis.
We start with Mr Cool, the man with the runway walk, with fashion icons as friends, and with a certain penchant for a sharp look.