Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios breaks rule again, sparks another controversy

Nick Kyrgios breaks rule again, sparks another controversy as he didn't follow the All England Club's strict dress code in the Wimbledon 2022

Payal Debnath
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The Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios likes to be in the controversies. This time he went against Wimbledon's strict dress code regulations. He has wore a red-and-white pair of sneakers instead of the traditional all-white grass-court shoes. Besides he also wore a red hat instead of a white one going against the All England Club policies. It was his round of 16 clash against Brandon Nakashima on Monday, July 4 at the Wimbledon 2022 tournament.

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Earlier, the ladies players had to face many difficulties for this white dress code regulations. It is tough for them to follow the dress code during their periods. They had felt awkward when the boys of their academy giggled at them because of the period issues. The All England Club didn't take any changes as they has very strict policy about all-white attire while players are on match courts during the tournament. Some athletes think the rules should be changed as it better suited to the 1880s than the 2020s.

"I mean, I always want to wear all black, obviously," Kyrgios said during a pre-tournament news conference of Wimbledon 2022 when asked about the dress code controversy. He added, "It would be cool to allow, like, a black headband or black sweatband. I think it would look cool. Obviously Wimbledon doesn't really care what looks cool."

On the other hand, the American tennis player, Alison Riske-Amritraj doesn't think of changing the attire, "For me, what I love about Wimbledon is the tradition and that is what makes it so special, and having the all-white attire is one of the small traditions that I really embrace. It looks crisp, especially against the grass court, You don't have to do it at any other tournament during the year. It's very professional. I would wear white for every match, everywhere, so I'm probably biased when it comes to that."

All England Club's dress code guidelines:

  • Competitors must be dressed in suitable tennis attire that is almost entirely white and this applies from the point at which the player enters the court surround.
  • White does not include off white or cream
  • Around the neckline and around the cuff of the sleeves is acceptable but must be no wider" than 1 centimeter
  • Caps (including the underbill), headbands, bandanas, wristbands and socks must be completely white except for that same size allowance for trim
  • Shoes must be almost entirely white
  • Soles and laces must be completely white
  • Large manufacturers' logos are not encouraged

The eight-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer also wore neon orange soles on his shoes for his first-round match in 2013. Tatiana Golovin showed up with red underwear beneath her white dress in 2007.

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