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No oranges at SW19 as Federer found out

The National staff   |  June 26, 2013

This pair of shoes is a no-go for the All England club. Gerry Penny / EPA
This pair of shoes is a no-go for the All England club. Gerry Penny / EPA

Roger Federer has fallen foul of Wimbledon's strict clothing policy and been told to change his shoes for Wednesday's second-round match against Sergiy Stakhovsky.

The seven-time champion is a member of the All England Club but that did not cut him any slack when officials spotted the orange soles of his shoes during his victory over Victor Hanescu on Monday.

Players are only allowed the odd flash of colour on any part of their clothing, and Wimbledon officials have confirmed Federer's shoes were deemed to be not white enough.

Several other players have also been ticked off for their clothing but they do not include women's world number one Serena Williams, whose shoes also have orange details.

Press Association