Different dresses for all the different folks in Chennai
Not only rich tennis fare is being exhibited during the ATP Chennai Open at the Nungambakam stadium, but the fans are also making their presence felt for a variety of dresses they wear for the matches — from Canjivaram silk saris to jewellery.
Some prefer formal clothing but many more come in casual attire to watch the sporting fiesta.
M. Subhiksha Iyer, a bank executive dressed in a heavy silk sari, with gold ornaments adoring her neck, ears and hands, was seen applauding good shots.
She says the Chennai Open is like any other social occasion where one goes attired in a formal dress. It provides an occasion to meet friends and acquaintances. "Naturally one has to be dressed in our best," she said.
A couple, Satyamoorty Iyer and Tilaka Iyer, too enjoyed the outing. While Satyamoorty was in a black suit, white shirt and a red tie, his wife wore green silk sari with black border and light gold ornaments.
"We like being properly dressed because the weather in Chennai at this time of the year is so good and it's the time to dress well," the man said.
Some girls in blue jeans and tank tops wore a sporty look on the occasion. Sitting absolutely erect, applauding the shots in the floodlights, they provided glamour to the packed centre court.
No less were men, dressed in T-shits and jeans. Some wore beige shorts.