The Daily Spin

Verdasco, Monaco, Lopez, and Almagro go Gatsby for Esquire

Friday, June 21, 2013 /by
Photo from Esquire Latinoamerica (esquirelat.com)
Photo from Esquire Latinoamerica (esquirelat.com)

Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted repeatedly at the French Open in Paris, but this week's it's a quartet of ATP stars who are dressing up as Jay Gatsby–era mates who do gentlemanly things. Fernando Verdasco, no stranger to major pages like GQ, leads the foursome, which also includes fellow Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and Feliciano Lopez and Argentine Juan Monaco. These pros appear online and in the pages of Esquire Latinoamerica, sporting elegant vintage styles as they play pool, chess, and more while simply looking dashing. A funny coincidence: Both Leo and these models sport the styles of Ted Baker in their respective settings.

If the Spin had to pick one who wins out here style-wise, it's Lopez. He's already chiseled like a model, and the pale salmon tones of his blazer make blue eyes pop all the more. He lends himself to the article's interview—what, there are words involved with this?—in which he notes that his tennis idol has been Stefan Edberg, considers Milos Raonic to be the cream of the current crop of up-and-comers, and taps Roger Federer as his personal style model.

The ATP World Tour has video of the photo shoot's proceedings here. What do you think of the theme and the results?

Of these four, says here that Lopez has the best chance at a breakout Wimbledon campaign. He defeated Andy Roddick at SW19 in 2011, and though he's been injured recently and saw his ranking fall to No. 43, remains a force on grass. What do you think?

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