Wimbledon is all about prestige and glory, but it’s also a little about style and panache. While the stars playing at the Championships give their blood, sweat and tears for that coveted piece of silverware, they never shy away from making fashion statements through their clothing and accessories.
There are numerous accessories that a tennis player carries on court, and some of the more basic ones are provided by the tournament organizers themselves. The official Wimbledon towel, for instance, makes a lot of appearances throughout the Championships (you can buy your own Wimbledon towel from the Welspun store).
But there are also quite a few accessories that the stars have made their own at Wimbledon. Here’s a look at 5 trademark accessories that have been part of the Championships:
Roger Federer headband
Federer is widely considered one of the greatest players, if not the greatest, in the history of the game, and his record at the Championships speaks for itself.
The Swiss Maestro holds 17 Grand Slam titles and has won as many as seven Wimbledon titles – the joint highest by any male player.
He has been heralded by peers, juniors and predecessors as the greatest, but there are some things even Roger Federer can’t do without! The 34-year-old is rarely, if ever, seen without his distinctive white headband. His luxurious locks of hair have been the subject of much fawning from his female fans, so it’s no surprise he likes to keep them in place during every match.
Even the way he ties the headband has a trademark feel to it; you can identify him just by looking at the top of his head!