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Roger Federer is the most elegant sportsman on the planet. Who else is there?

by | 2nd, December 2008

Elegant
–adjective
1. graceful in form or movement

Roger Federer has been voted the second most elegant man on the planet, by Spanish rag Marca . Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld came first, improbably. Roger wuz robbed.

Federer is truly elegant because, as much as he is fiercely competitive, he doesn’t just care about results; the physical poetry of a classically performed backhand, for example he cares about that too.

Which got Anorak thinking, when did the elegance disappear from sport? Is Federer the only graceful sportsman left?

In men’s tennis, Federer has been usurped by the brutal power

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