As I catch up on today’s tennis matches, I notice one thing….beards! Beards everywhere! It seems like every male tennis player is sporting some type of facial hair, and let’s face it, beards are totally trending right now. I may not be a huge fan of the bewhiskered myself, but that doesn’t mean we can’t highlight the best! Let’s take a look at “who wore it best.”
Disclaimer: I am no beard aficionado and these opinions are my own. I have researched beard “Types” (Google search), but I may call a certain type of beard the wrong name. I’m doing my best here, furriends…I’m a cat, knowledgeable in cat whiskers only.
Beard (short): Felciano Lopez vs. Juan Martin Del Potro
Juan Martin Del Potro
Winner: Lopez wore it best. It’s fuller, cleaner and it brings out his dreamy blue eyes. Wouldn’t you agree?
Chin Strap: Jack Sock vs. Nick Kyrgios
Winner: Nick Kyrgios. I am not a huge fan of the chin strap, to be honest. Nick has more of a goatie included in his look, but I did find one website that still categorized his look as a chin strap. Sorry Jack….
Beard (Full): Benoit Paire vs. Steve Johnson
Winner: This one is a tough one, don’t you think? I mean, I’m really not a fan on the full beard, but Paire’s eyes are very dreamy. But Steve Johnson is super nice. Sooo…if I am judging on beard alone, I will have to go with Steve Johnson.
Beard (Blonde): David Goffin vs. Tomas Berdych
Winner: Blonde beards are tricky because they never really look full. But we have some brave souls who still try, like these two. Completely for the effort involved, this battle goes to David Goffin.
Balbo: Fabio Fognini vs. Novak Djokovic (See, I did research! I didn’t know there was such a thing and now I do)
Winner: Fabio Fognini is the clear winner! Easily. Paws down! Don’t you think?
Adolescent Stubble: Sascha Zverev vs. Karen Khachakov
Winner: I know, I know. “Adolescent Stubble” is not a thing. But you can’t deny that when you hear “Adolescent Stubble”, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Am I right? I digress, the winner in the “Adolescent Stubble” category is….Karen Khachanov! By one stubble-speckled chin!
Classic Rivalry: Roger Federer vs. Rafa Nadal
Winner: It’s a tie, of course! I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite between these two!
Well did I get it right? Is there anyone I missed? I mean, let’s facial hair it, it’s hard to find a male tennis player these days who is not sporting some sort of beard. I can’t say for sure, but I would imagine it gets hot and itchy under there. But again, I’m just a cat, knowledgeable in cat whiskers only!
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