Tennis

Andy Murray handed fashion criticism by Maria Sharapova

Murray dresses too baggy off-court
Murray dresses too baggy off-court.

Andy Murray faces a double disappointment today after tennis beauty Maria Sharapova criticised his dress sense.

Less than 24 hours after the British no.1 bowed out of the Rome Masters with a quarter-final defeat by Rafael Nadal, he will be now forced to deal with question marks over his baggy clothes.

Sharapova isn't in a bad place to comment either. As well as her on-court exploits and looks, the Russian has a number of fashion endorsements - including Nike - and designs shoes and handbags for the Cole Haan label.

In an online Q&A session with racquet makers Head, she fed tips to Murray after he asked: “Hi Maria, I know you’re quite into your fashion so what one bit of fashion advice would you give me?”

The pretty 27-year-old responded:“Oh no, you’re putting me on the spot now Andy.

“Well from what I’ve seen and noticed you like to wear things a little bit baggier than maybe they should be.

“So I would probably advise you to maybe hire a tailor.

“It’s not very expensive, I’m sure you can afford it.

“You know it just has to be a little smaller, a little tighter, European style. I think you would look good with that.”

It looks as though Murray will have plenty of time on his hands if he wishes to heed the four-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova after his defeat to Nadal.

There would be no better place to start updating his wardrobe than at the upcoming French Open. Paris is known as the fashion capital of the world and there would be no shortage of designer threads or tailors, as Sharapova suggested.

With just over a week until the action at Roland Garros starts, the 27-year-old better get shopping in case he bumps into his new fashion guru without a new look.

Despite Sharapova's tips, Murray has actually made great strides on his personal image since becoming one of the sports' top competitors.

His girlfriend Kim Sears had him attending the Burberry show at London fashion week. The current Wimbledon champion also has a deal with sporting giants Adidas to wear their clothes after formerly signing up with Fred Perry.

He was also included in GQ magazine's' shortlist for the most-stylish men in Great Britain.

May Maria be wrong? 

Clearly not, however, as not everyone is happy with the way he looks. He constantly faces calls to start afresh on his 'afro-style' haircut. 

This happens just a week after Murray turned hairdresser for the day when he was seen giving Sharapova's boyfriend and fellow tennis star Grigor Dimitrov a makeover on the eve of the Rome Masters.

In a twist of cruel irony, Nadal set-up a semi-final meeting with the Bulgarian by beating his new-found stylist in a three-set thriller last night.

This Masters 1000 event provides the most competitive action before play kicks-off in France, when the tennis world descend for the two-week-long event.

Nadal will be favourite to pick-up his record ninth gong to enforce his tag as the 'King of Clay'. Murray will not be among the main expected challengers, a tough year has seen his world ranking fall to eighth. 

In the Women's draw, Sharapova will be hoping for a second French Open win in three years after her triumph in 2012. 

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