Nick Kyrgios broke Wimbledon rules the moment he stepped onto Centre Court

Nick Kyrgios risked the wrath of Wimbledon officials during his round of 16 clash against Brandon Nakashima on Monday (July 4) by instantly breaking strict dress code regulations.

The controversial Aussie was looking to secure his first Grand Slam quarter-final spot in the singles draw since way back in 2015 – and strolled onto the court wearing bright red and white Nike Dunk Low trainers.

Wimbledon's strict all-white clothing policy says that all white clothing needs to be worn as soon as the player is on the court – with Kyrgios only changing to white shoes after sitting on his chair before warming up.

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The rules state: "Competitors must be dressed in suitable tennis attire that is almost entirely white and this applies from the point at which the player enters the court surround."

Despite the disregard for the rules, Kyrgios is unlikely to be fined more than he has already paid out this tournament in clashes against Phil Jubb and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The 27-year-old was fined £8,200 for spitting in the direction of fans during his win over the Brit – and a further £3,200 for his an audible obscenity in the later clash.

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Wimbledon's strict dress code has been pushed to the limit throughout the history of the tournament, with Anne White told to change after wearing a catsuit in 1985.

White was asked to change during a first-round clash against fifth seed Pam Shriver – and she did so before before losing the match.

She later said: "I had no idea it would be so controversial."

More recently in 2017, Venus Williams also flouted the historic dress code regulations.

Having broken tradition by wearing a rule-breaking pink bra, the seven-time singles Grand Slam winner changed the undergarment after a short break.

An official comment on the matter said: "Underwear should be white."


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