Steve Johnson trying to have a personality with mustachio. pic.twitter.com/siX9zCfdGB— Jess Stein (@jessica4stein) October 5, 2016
It's worth noting that the ATP World Tour's top-ranked American, No. 23 Steve Johnson, has augmented his famous grin with a rather robust mustache.
It's difficult to understand why exactly Johnson opted for the 'stache look. It's not yet time for the annual Movember campaign, and it instantly turns 26-years-young "Stevie" into a questionably 46-years-in fellow.
Observers' reactions have ranged from thinking he looks like the second coming of John Newcombe to a Scotland Yard detective. I find that he looks like my 50-year-old uncle who lives in Michigan, but regardless, it's a some kind of becoming look on Johnson.
His on-court results during this perhaps short-lived 'stache era most recently included a tough first-round loss to Grigor Dimitrov in the China Open in Beijing. Johnson fell 7-5, 6-7 (9), 6-4 to the Bulgarian, who most recently upset Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the semifinals.
If it's a physical semblance of good luck, Johnson shouldn't shave that facial hair just yet.
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