WE’RE AT THE business end of Wimbledon right now with Roger Federer and Marin Cilic going head to head in the men’s tomorrow.
But none of those massive matches will provide a comic moment like what happened in a match in the Ladies’ Invitation Doubles – the equivalent of the legends tournament – yesterday.
Kim Clijsters asked her teammate Rennae Stubbs whether she should serve wide or down the middle.
An Irish fan near the front row chimed in with his opinion of “body” – so Clijsters brought him on to the court to see if he could handle it
“You said body? Why don’t you go there!”
As WicklowNews.net discovered, the man in question is Chris Quinn from Greystones.
So Clijsters’ opponents got him out of the stands and gave him a racquet
But there was only one problem: Wimbledon has a strict all-white clothing policy, and poor Chris was sporting a jaunty green tshirt with blue shorts.
So Clijsters got him a spare skirt out of her bag
And with a bit of help, he successfully got it on
Clijsters was literally falling on the floor laughing throughout
And eventually Chris was ready to go
And actually successfully returned the serve!
The video has been watched over 300,000 times on YouTube since yesterday.
And Chris is making headlines around the world as his antics continue to go viral
WicklowNews has a theory that Chris is leaving his mark on Wimbledon in more ways than one:
We are not sure and are open to correction but is Chris the first Wicklow man to play at Wimbledon and if you are wondering, Chris got to keep the skirt.
He got to keep the skirt? That’s good to know.
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Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie