COURT REPORT: Khachanov's breaches Wimbledon's 'white' clothing rule

Karen Khachanov’s breaches Wimbledon’s ‘predominantly white’ clothing rule on Court 1 while Hubert Hurkacz asks Rodger Federer to PAUSE his serve due to technical fault with the roof

  • There was a breach of the ‘white’ clothing rule on Court 1 with Karen Khachanov
  • Hurkacz forced to ask Federer to pause his serve due to the closing of the roof 
  • Jack Pinnington Jones continued his form with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Orlikowski 
  • Britain’s Alfie Hewett could be playing in what may be his final Championships 

Karen Khachanov breached ‘predominantly white’ clothing rule on Court No 1, while British junior Jack Pinnington Jones continued his fine grass-court form.  

There was also a strange incident on Centre Court in the second quarter-final as Hubert Hurkacz asked Rodger Federer to pause his serve because the roof had begun to close. 

Here’s Sportsmail’s court recap of this summer’s Championships so far…  

Here’s Sportsmail’s court recap of this summer’s Championships so far…

There was an egregious breach of Wimbledon’s ‘predominantly white’ clothing rule on Court No 1 on Wednesday when it was discovered, at the end of the first set, that the underside of the peak of Karen Khachanov’s cap was black.

He wears it backwards so the offending area was practically invisible but that is not the point, apparently. 

He changed it to an all-white number, the match continued and — somehow — the All England Club remained standing. 

‘There was a little bit of black colour inside the hat,’ said the Russian after his five-set defeat to Denis Shapovalov. 

‘I don’t know if you can really see it from inside. But the rules are the rules.’

There was a breach of Wimbledon’s ‘white’ clothing rule on Court 1 with Karen Khachanov

Jack the lad’s on a roll   

British junior Jack Pinnington Jones continued his fine grass-court form with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Poland’s Aleksander Orlikowski in the first round of the boys’ singles, having won the Roehampton junior title last week. 

The 18-year-old junior world No 7 signed with Andy Murray’s 77 sport management company this year.

Jack Pinnington Jones continued his form with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Aleksander Orlikowski

Britain’s Alfie Hewett aims to bow out on a high   

The wheelchair events begin today, with Britain’s Alfie Hewett (right) playing in what could be his final Championships. 

A potential change to the classifications, due to be decided after the Paralympics, could rule that his disability is not severe enough to compete.

The 23-year-old told Sportsmail last month: ‘I want to make sure that if it’s my last I go out on a high.’ 

Hewett is the No 2 seed and faces world No 4 Joachim Gerard, of Belgium, in the first round. He is also favourite for a fourth Wimbledon doubles title with Scotland’s Gordon Reid.

The wheelchair events begin with Alfie Hewett playing in what may be his final Championships

Boys to men in the last four  

The men’s quarter-finals featured three former winners of the Wimbledon boys’ singles title: Roger Federer (1998), Marton Fucsovics (2010) and Denis Shapovalov (2016). 

It is the first time that three former junior champions have reached this stage since 1988: Ivan Lendl (1978 boys’ champion), Pat Cash (1982) and Stefan Edberg (1983)

The men’s quarter-finals featured three former winners of Wimbledon including Roger Federer

Hubert Hurkacz’s moment of roof   

There was a strange incident on Centre Court in the second quarter-final. With Roger Federer about to serve at the start of the third set, Hubert Hurkacz asked him to pause because the roof had begun to close, apparently of its own accord. 

The situation was sorted out but either someone at Wimbledon pressed the wrong button or the machines are taking over!

Hubert Hurkacz asked Rodger Federer to pause his serve because the roof had begun to close




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