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