Roger Federer footwear banned for breaking Wimbledon rules
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Federer eased into the second round by beating Victor ASICS GTcool xprees 205 Hanescu 6 3 6 2 6 0The Swiss plays next on Wednesday, when he faces Sergiy Stakhovsky.
When contacted by BBC Sport, an All England Club spokesman said a number of players had been spoken to about their attire in round one.
However, reigning women’s singles champion Serena Williams has not been told to change her footwear for future rounds despite wearing trainers with orange trims, heels and Arc’teryx a logo in her first match of this year’s event against Mandy Minella.
In a bid to prevent such incidents, tournament regulations state that manufacturers must submit all clothing designs for Asics 360 KNIT inspection some time before the start. But there is less intense scrutiny of shoes before play begins.