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Snooty Wimbledon officials scold 7-time champ Federer over orange soles

They have standards in SW19, don’t you know.

A close-up of Federer's footwear.
A close-up of Federer's footwear.
Image: Adam Davy/PA Archive/Press Association Images

SEVEN-TIME CHAMPION ROGER Federer has been told by Wimbledon officials that his orange-soled tennis shoes contravene the tournament’s strict all-white dress code.

Federer wore the shoes in his opening round win over Vicor Hanescu on Monday but has now been told to bin them when he returns to Centre Court later today to face Sergiy Stakhovsky.

“Players at Wimbledon must be dressed almost entirely in white,” a spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.

Despite being a member of the All England Club, defending champion Federer is still expected to abide by the rules.

We know we’re a touch colour-blind here at (most men are) but we barely noticed the orange. A drop of rain and another set and they’d be green.

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