Blog: Federer's orange-soled shoes banned at Wimbledon
Katie Smith | 28 June 2013
Federa's orange-soled shoes appeared on Nike's Twitter page yesterday
Tennis player Roger Federer, ranked world number three, might be forgiven for blaming his early exit from Wimbledon on the tennis club's ban on his Nike orange-soled shoes.
The orange-soled shoes were banned by the All England Club after Federer defeated his opponent Victor Hanescu during his first-round match on Monday (24 June), because they were not completely white.
According to the 2013 official grand slam rule book, players at Wimbledon must be dressed almost entirely in white even during the warm-up period.
Unfortunately for Federer, the lack of orange-soled shoes in his second-round match ended in an early exit from Wimbledon after he was beaten by Sergej Stakhovsky.
Following the defeat, Nike tweeted a picture of the tennis player's orange-soled shoes with the caption ‘One Match Wonder'. Quite fitting perhaps.
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