It’s been a rough couple of days for Roger Federer to say the least. First, the All England Club ruled against his white-and-orange Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE due to the fact that they violated Wimbledon’s strict all-white policy. After wearing the exclusive colorway during the first round, the orange-soled Zoom Vapor 9 Tour caught attention in all the wrong ways, causing All England Club to ban the shoes from play. The official Grand Slam rules are as follows: “Including the warm-up period, players at Wimbledon must be dressed almost entirely in white.”
In Federer’s second round match against Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, he opted for a more toned down, white-based colorway of the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour (see gallery above). Despite the dress code-friendly chose, Federer ran into even more trouble against Stakhovsky, which saw an end to Federer’s streak of reaching 36 straight Grand Slam quarterfinals. Stakhovsky was able to eliminate Federer with a score of 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5).