Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:18:58 PM
A victory in the legendary Wimbledon tennis tournament, it was a discovery, because Wimbledon was until then the total domain of that rich snobs and aristocrats of the upper classes. The prize money of 25 quid was not awarded to Fred Perry, since he was an armature, nevertheless a non-profit institution donated that prize as recognition with his achievement.
And in addition he also was dissmissed off the winners medal along with the obligatory Wimbledon club tie who were not formally awarded, but only handed to him in the changing room instead of presented to him on centre court as is a tradition.
The two following years in 1935 and in 36, Perry gained the Wimbledon tournament all over again. Even today there is no Englishman that has ever were able to win three Wimbledon victories in the row. Perry also proceeded to win tournaments in Australia, France and the united states. Perry is noted along with the Swede BjÃ¶rn Borg to be the only men being crowned King of your Centre Court five instances.
At the end in the 30s Fred Perry became a tennis professional in the U. S. and subsequently returned to England in 1947. He always complained that the Wimbledon players green shirts made them are similar to they were in the army and therefore contributed 75 white Fred Perry T-shirts that he had made to that players.
These were Tom Perry T-shirts, but they still had no emblem about them. The players who had been given the shirts wanted to thank him and invented the idea of adding a logo to the shirts in order that it could clearly be seen by the only thing that they were donated as a result of Fred. They opted for the laurel wreath, which he previously won at the 1934 All England Cup, this became the instant symbol of Fred Perry clothing
From then on just about all Fred Perry T-shirts sold like hot cakes, even the arrogant upper class started to wear Fred Perry clothing with the laurel wreath to play tennis and as well as casual wear. It can be even said that this Queen once asked him or her why he thought his shirts were so popular, Perry simply replied: "Highness, my own shirts fit! ".
Fifty years after their first Wimbledon victory your "Fred Perry statue" was dedicated (1984) and this statue is now this symbol of Wimbledon.
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