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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 amounts of orange, but Wimbledon have ruled that his shoes with orange soles are not quite white enough. It all seems a little silly, considering the women often wear colourful undershorts and the rules seem pretty subjective.
Although I think Wimbledon are being a little finicky, I'm not a fan of the shoes anyway. I'm looking forward to seeing the new ones when he takes on Sergiy Stakhovsky in his second round match today.
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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...
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...
Defending champion Roger Federer started his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title with an easy 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 win over Victor Hanescu of Romania on Monday.
In the first match of the year on Centre Court, the third-seeded Federer made light work of his 48th-ranked opponent, needing just 68 minutes to advance to the second round.
Federer, who won his first title at the All England...
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 [...]
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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.
WIMBLEDON, England — The 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky stunned defending champion and seven-time winner Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the second round, capping a wild day at …
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