Britain’s eyes are glued to Wimbledon, and whilst national favourites Murray and Konta may be out of the championship, there are still two tense finals between some of the world’s finest players to look forward to this weekend.
Here at Infocus Opticians we’re gripped by tennis fever and it’s got us thinking about some of our favourite players (and their favourite eyewear). So, here’s a look at the tennis champions who’ve got their eyes both on the ball and on some exceptional spectacles…
Roger Federer – The Double Bridge
GQ’s most stylish man of 2016, king of the court and – quite possibly – Wimbledon men’s champion 2017. His winning streak extends to seven Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and a French Open title, and many believe him to be the greatest tennis player of all time.
His champion play is matched by his champion fashion sense – and this is no less evident than in the eyewear stakes. Channeling masculine Swiss charisma, Federer complements sharp suits, polo necks and jackets with equally sharp shades and he’s a big fan of the double bridge – a detail which both complements his face shape and gives his look a stylish edge.
Our collections from Tom Ford, Polo Ralph Lauren and Persol can help you achieve Federer’s fashion panache.
Novak Djokovic – Aviators
He may have been out from injury for this championship, but we’ll always foster a soft spot for the legendary Djokovic (and his eyewear). With 12 Grand Slam singles titles under his racket, the world-class player has cemented his position in the international sporting hall of fame.
But beyond the court the stylish Serbian is rarely seen without his trademark aviator sunglasses – and we’ve been keeping tabs on his favourite pairs. From gold framed and dark tinted, to silver versions with mirror lenses – he’s got an enviable collection and is even brand ambassador for Lacoste.
For the latest styles, check out the collections from Lacoste and Ray Ban.
Arthur Ashe – All Round Bespectacled Tennis Legend
Arthur Ashe was famous for both his exceptional play and idiosyncratic eyewear. The American player won three Grand Slam titles and is still the only black man to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open.
When it came to his eyewear, Ashe was ahead of his time. Effortlessly cool, his thick-rimmed frames have since become iconic, and the style features on many of our 21st century faces today.
Get an Ashe-inspired look with specs from Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.
Serena Williams – Ace Wayfarers
Women’s tennis has almost become synonymous with the Williams sisters. Serena holds a record 39 Gland Slam titles and has four Olympic gold medals on her mantelpiece. In April this year she announced her pregnancy – so she’s taking some time off from the sport and is currently supporting her sister Venus at Wimbledon.
And while she’s in the grand stands cheering on her sister in the final, she’s rocking some head-turning shades. The stunning player looks particularly fabulous in wayfarers – the ideal sunglasses to pair with summery centre-court ready styles.
Ray Ban and Maui Jim are the go-to brands for this versatile look.
Garbiñe Muguruza – Glamour Off-Court
Set to face off against Venus Williams in this year’s Wimbledon final, the Spanish-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza was ranked No. 2 in the world after her Grand Slam win at the French Open in 2016.
A sporting inspiration on the tennis court and a fashion inspiration off it, her competitive spirit is complemented by her beautiful feminine glamour. Her oversized shades are the ideal companion for a holiday getaway from the courts.
Channel Muguruza’s style with Gucci and Tom Ford.
So if you’re looking for some winning eyewear style this summer, why not take inspiration from these tennis superstars and pick up a pair from Infocus Opticians. We guarantee you’ll find frames you love.