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When the All England Club says all white, it means all white, no matter how pretty Roger Federer‘s orange-accented Wimbledon getup may be.
The seven-time Wimbledon champ was chided by the host of the tennis major this week after he wore tennis shoes with orange soles, according to the Daily Mail. Federer has been told to change his shoes for his next match, which is Wednesday afternoon.
Federer has been given special treatment by parts of the club before as he’s set the record for most titles won on its famous grass courts, and he’s often brought a special wardrobe for the fortnight (this year’s orange accents are a marked contrast to the gold he’s worn before). But even Federer is not exempt to the dress code for Wimbledon, which asks competitors to dress in all white.
Check out the soles that caused the stir in the photos below.
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Apparently, what you see above is too colorful for Wimbledon.
According to multiple reports, Roger Federer -- who probably should have a little clout at the All England Club after winning the title seven times -- was asked to change his orange-soled shoes after his first-round match against Victor Hanescu.
Wimbledon is infamous for its strict dress code, calling for predominantly...
According to The Daily Mail, Wimbledon have deemed Roger Federer's shoes too colourful for the all-white tournament.
Wimbledon's rules dictate that a player must wear gear that is almost entirely white. Most players add small details of colour to their outfits. Federer in the past has been a fan of the white and gold look.
This year, Federer's outfit is adorned with small...
Not even Roger Federer is exempt from Wimbledon’s strict dress code. According to the Daily Mail, Wimbledon’s fashion police have asked the No. 3 seed not to wear his orange-soled shoes the next time he steps onto the courts at the All England Club. Federer disposed of Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday to [...]
Stepping onto the court today in the NIKE ZOOM VAPOR 9 TOUR LE with a bright orange outsole, tennis icon Roger Federer redefines the game once again. Now pursuing his eighth title, Federer’s confident choice of footwear befits his status as one of the greatest athletes of all time. With Nike, he remains committed to pushing the boundaries of classic style through design.
Sergiy Stakhovsky dealt Roger Federer his earliest Grand Slam exit in 10 years with a superb serve and volley display on Wednesday evening at The Championships. The Ukrainian lost serve just once as he knocked Federer out 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-5, 7-6(5) in the second round at Wimbledon. “I’m in disbelief that it happened,” said a [...]
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Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked
Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday,
his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.
Sergiy Stakhovsky earns biggest win of career at Wimbledon.
(June 26, 2013) Sergiy Stakhovsky came into his second round match against Roger Federer with a game plan: He was going to turn back the clock on Federer’s career, and pulled off the biggest upset in recent Wimbledon history by defeating the defending champion, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6.
Federer had been in the top four for exactly...
(June 26, 2013) In a day which saw seven players pull out with injuries and seven former number ones lose at Wimbledon, Roger Federer seven-time champion, lost in the second round to No. 116, qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in one of the biggest upsets in All England Club [...]
Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.
With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal long gone, and Maria Sharapova out, too, after a wild Week 1 at the All England Club, Week 2 begins Monday with a schedule that includes participants such as Kenny de Schepper and Adrian Mannarino, Ivan Dodig and Jerzy Janowicz, Karin Knapp and Monica Puig.
No one from that group has played in...
A champion at one major, gone in the first round the next.
This article marks the first in a daily series of articles reviewing the action at Wimbledon. They follow the same general format as a similar series on Roland Garros. If you missed some of the action, or want a general overview, check out this written equivalent of a highlight reel.
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