"The number of tennis players sporting budget clothing brands at Wimbledon has reached epic proportions," said a spokesperson for the world-famous Lawn Tennis Club. "There seems to be an inverse relationship between the quality of the player and the exclusivity of the tennis-wear donned by the player. It has to stop."
The fact may not have gone unnoticed by British title hope Andy Murray who was seen leaving Wandsworth Southside shopping centre's Poundland last night with a large carrier bag packed with what was probably the shop's value range of sportswear goods, although it might not have been. He could for instance have been picking up some souvenirs of his trip to London before he returns to being Scottish.