Roger Federer beat Beckham and Justin Bieber to Most Stylish Man of the Decade

Soon-to-be retired tennis star Roger Federer isn't just known for his excellence on the court – he has a supreme sense of style, too.

In fact, so well-regarded is the Swiss ace's sartorial elegance that he even won GQ's Most Stylish Man of the Decade award from 2010 to 2019, pipping the likes of David Beckham and Justin Bieber to the title.

Whether that quite matches up to his 20 Grand Slam titles, including eight Wimbledon championships and six Australia Open victories, no-one can be sure. But it's testament to a man who always carried himself with grace and style throughout his extraordinary career.

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Federer's dress sense wasn't outlandish or brash, rather it was somewhat understated. At awards dos and receptions, the Swiss always wore well-cut suits, often black in colour but almost always dark. And just like his tennis, he was a picture of class.

The 41-year-old beat off competition from a host of superstar celebrities to claim the best dressed award, which was voted on by GQ's readers.

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After coming through a tricky looking round-of-16 tie against A$AP Rocky, which would almost certainly have gone the full five sets at SW19, Federer overcame Jonah Hill in the quarter-finals.

He then won a battle of the big boys in the semi-final, defeating pop star Harry Styles. And he completed what is, on reflection, most probably the biggest title of his career by seeing off American actor Timothee Chalamet in the final.

Others involved in the shootout included LeBron James, Ryan Gosling and Kanye West. But while those three are still very much active in their chosen professions, Federer soon won't be.

The tennis great confirmed his retirement from the sport in a video on Thursday. "My body's message to me lately has been clear," he said, announcing that he will call it quits after the Laver Cup in London this month.

"I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career. To the game of tennis, I love you and will never leave you," he added.


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