“Wimbledon doesn’t care what looks cool” Nick Kyrgios picks up on Wimbledon’s traditions and advocates an outfit change » FirstSportz

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

During his pre-match press conference ahead of his opening round clash against England’s Paul Jubb, the Australian showman Nick Kyrgios mentioned his affinity for black outfits. Traditionally, Wimbledon has this all-white dress code. “But I don’t think that will change, I don’t know,” said the 27-year-old Australian.

“I think it would be cool to allow a black headband or black sweatband. I think it would look cool. Obviously, Wimbledon doesn’t care what looks cool… I don’t think that’s ever going to change.” he added.

At one point in their history, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open were all played on grass. Even though the other continents have adopted hard courts and clay courts for playing, the dress code has remained almost half a decade later. Perhaps this piece of history would fill the Canberra-born Australian with some optimism.

Also read: Major setback for Roland Garros semi-finalist Marin Cilic as he withdraws from Wimbledon and tests positive for Covid-19

Wimbledon and its all-white history

Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic

The game’s purists believe the all-white dress code for Wimbledon is consistent with how the tournament stays true to its roots and maintains its exclusivity. Clearly, Kyrgios isn’t a huge fan. If you think about it, even sponsor companies would appreciate Wimbledon not being so strict with their outfit rules. They can unleash the latest fashions for their players while the whole world watches them.

However, Wimbledon will then hardly be distinguishable from the other Grand Slam tournaments. Before you even begin to make that decision, something in your bones tells you it’s going to be met with fierce opposition.

For now, Kyrgios would do well to focus on his game on Tuesday. You would think that some victories tucked under his belt would make the authorities consider his outfit ideas? We all know better. But it’s always very Kyrgios-like to speak your mind openly. You would wonder if he really is if he doesn’t.

Also read: Wimbledon 2022: Matteo Berrettini vs. Cristian Garin Live Stream, Match Times, Prediction and Preview

Also read: WATCH: Jodie Burrage makes heartwarming gesture to distressed ball boy ahead of early exit

https://firstsportz.com/tennis-news-wimbledon-doesnt-really-care-what-looks-cool-nick-kyrgios-takes-a-dig-at-wimbledons-traditions-and-advocates-for-an-outfit-change/ “Wimbledon doesn’t care what looks cool” Nick Kyrgios picks up on Wimbledon’s traditions and advocates an outfit change » FirstSportz

Subhankar Mondal

Subhankar Mondal is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Subhankar Mondal joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: subhankarmondal@24ssports.com.

Related Articles

Back to top button