Forget "the dress"—Denis Shapovalov wants to talk about "the shirt."

The Canadian scored his first Grand Slam match win since Wimbledon last year with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 triumph against French teenager Luca Van Assche at Roland Garros on Monday, but after the match, was just as decisive on a topic that had fans on social media buzzing: What color was his polo shirt?

Forget "blue and black" or "white and gold": "My shirt is salmon," Shapovalov declared on X, formerly Twitter, along with a GIF from an iconic episode of the sitcom Friends in which Ross eschews "pink" to repeatedly declare the same about an article of his own clothing.

Shapovalov is one of the players wearing Nike's Paris Collection at the clay-court Grand Slam which seems to be predominantly inspired by the color palate of Roland Garros itself. (According to the brand, the color is "Pink Quartz," with a "Rust Factor" orange collar.)


But even with his humorous declaration, fans were still divided, though they appreciated Shapovalov's light-hearted commentary.

"Shapo, it's orange on TV," one fan commented, while another quipped: "Whatever you say, pookie!"

Abd the debate will assuredly be embraced again in the Canadian's second-round match (maybe even doubly so): He'll face fellow Nike-wearer Frances Tiafoe, the No. 25 seed, for a spot in the third round, although the American elected to wear the "Thunder Blue" colorway of the same kit in his own opening win.