Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Carlos Alcaraz scripted history at the All England Club as he triumphed over seven-time champion Novak Djokovic in the finals of the prestigious event. Losing the first set 6-1, Alcaraz had significantly reduced his chances of winning, but he came back strongly to clinch the second set 7-6 which lasted for one hour and 25 minutes. He continued his comeback and finally scored the championship point in the fifth set. But, despite this, the Spanish reporters managed to grab some eyeballs as they sported the same bucket hats as Carlos Alcaraz at the press conference as a tribute. 

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The 20-year-old sat down for the press conference and took a sip of water before making a stunned noise, pointing at the concerned reporters in the front row, and pumping his fist in the air. The bucket hat, a favourite of the newly crowned Wimbledon champion is no longer available online. One of the reporters wearing the hat, Nacho Albarran from Diario AS, informed the PA news agency that Alcaraz had told him it was "the key to his success in the tournament."

The hat had made the news earlier too, when Alcaraz wore it to a press conference a few days earlier. While sporting such a hat to the presser may seem rather common, it really served as further evidence of the 20-year-old's refusal to follow the rules of the game, something that was especially relevant at Wimbledon due to the competition's dress code.

Although this only applies to any on-court activities, the SW19 official dress code states that "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." 

Additionally, according to the regulations, "Caps (including the underbill), headbands, bandanas, wristbands, and socks must be entirely white, save for a single trim of colour no wider than one centimetre (10mm)." So even though Alcaraz's Nike bucket hat is legal, and nonetheless an illustration of Alcaraz having fun with the rules.