Tennis, il dress code di Wimbledon: il bianco è d’obbligo [FOTO]

  • File photo dated 01-07-2013 of Great Britain's Heather Watson in action. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2015. British number one Heather Watson can crack the world's top 20 if she continues her current rate of improvement, according to her doubles partner and Wimbledon semi-finalist Simona Halep. See PA story WIMBLEDON British Women. Photo credit should read Adam Davy/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse  -- Only Italy

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    File photo dated 06-07-2014 of Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the Mens' Singles Final during day fourteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monda June 22, 2015. Press Association Sport looks at the top prospects to lift the trophy this year. See PA story WIMBLEDON Men Overview. Photo credit should read Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse -- Only Italy

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    File photo dated 07-07-2013 of Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates a point PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 22, 2015. Andy Murray believes he is playing as well as when he won Wimbledon two years ago but admits form counts for little when it comes to the crunch of a grand slam. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon Murray. Photo credit should read Adam Davy/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse -- Only Italy

  • File photo dated 23-06-1980 of Bjorn Borg. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2015. Borg's looping back-swing became a trademark part of the Swede's armoury and he unleashed it with particular effect on the backhand side. Deploying levels of top spin unseen before in the game, Borg's two-hander was an essential part of his five consecutive Wimbledon wins. See PA story WIMBLEDON Ultimate Champion. Photo credit should read PA/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse  -- Only Italy

    File photo dated 23-06-1980 of Bjorn Borg. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2015. Borg's looping back-swing became a trademark part of the Swede's armoury and he unleashed it with particular effect on the backhand side. Deploying levels of top spin unseen before in the game, Borg's two-hander was an essential part of his five consecutive Wimbledon wins. See PA story WIMBLEDON Ultimate Champion. Photo credit should read PA/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse -- Only Italy

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  • File photo dated 06-07-1974 of Jimmy Connors in action. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2015. A street-fighter on the tennis court, Connors simply never knew when to give up and he used to deploy any tactic he could to psyche out his opponent. The American once said: "Some people just don't seem to understand that it's damn war out there." See PA story WIMBLEDON Ultimate Champion. Photo credit should read PA/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse  -- Only Italy

    File photo dated 06-07-1974 of Jimmy Connors in action. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2015. A street-fighter on the tennis court, Connors simply never knew when to give up and he used to deploy any tactic he could to psyche out his opponent. The American once said: "Some people just don't seem to understand that it's damn war out there." See PA story WIMBLEDON Ultimate Champion. Photo credit should read PA/PA Wire. Wimbledon, le immagini che hanno fatto storiaLaPresse -- Only Italy

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A Wimbledon i tennisti devono rigorosamente indossare abiti bianchi. Perchè? Quando nasce questa usanza?

Si avvicina sempre di più l’inizio del prestigiosissimo torneo di tennis di Wimbledon. Tante le curiosità che caratterizzano questo torneo di tennis su erba, tra queste l’abbigliamento dei tennisti, che deve essere rigorosamente bianco (è permesso solo qualche accenno di colore). Siamo abituati a vedere i campioni di tennis vestiti in qualsiasi modo, con qualsiasi colore, e addirittura con fantasie stravaganti, come per esempio Wawrinka e Monfils, a Wimbledon però vige una regola fondamentale: l’abbigliamento degli atleti deve essere bianco. Ma come mai? Questa caratteristica è rimasta immutata dalla prima edizione del torneo che si è svolta nel 1877, quando, a partecipare erano solo aristocratici e ricchi che vestivano abitualmente di bianco, perchè erano gli unici che potevano permettersi di lavare i vestiti.
L’abbigliamento indossato dai campioni è ovviamente mutato nel tempo: nel 1930 gli uomini indossavano addirittura il vestito, con giacca e cravatta, mentre le donne gonna lunga e cappello. Grazie a Lea Pericoli le tenniste hanno iniziato ad usare gonne corte, e grazie a Lacoste, Fred Perry e Tacchini anche l’abbigliamento maschile ha subito una svolta: pantaloncini e polo. Ai giorni d’oggi i tennisti indossano ciò che preferiscono, o meglio, ciò che il brand di cui sono testimonial gli propone. Negli ultimi anni sono sempre più curiosi, moderni e stravaganti i look di alcuni tennisti, sia donne che uomini. Ma, ogni anno, con l’arrivo del torneo di Wimbledon tutti i vestiti colorati riposano negli armadi, e i tennisti diventano tutti uguali, un po’ come quando a scuola si indossava il grembiule.
Forse è anche un modo per non far cadere l’attenzione su cose futili, e poter commentare solo ed esclusivamente le performance degli atleti a livello tecnico e non estetico.

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