Monday, July 06, 2009

Bunny Austin


The last Englishman to reach a Wimbledon final was Bunny Austin who lost to Don Budge in 1938. Bunny, whose real name was Henry, is on the left in this photo. His other claim to fame was that he was the first man to wear shorts at Wimbledon. Wouldn't it be fun if Federer became the first man for years to wear trousers playing in a Wimbledon final?

7 Comments:

Blogger kinglear said...

Why Bunny? It's to do with his middle name Wilfred, who was a part of a comic strip "Pip Squeak & Wilfred".
Until I looked him up, I had always assumed he was "Bunny" because he scampered around the court.
I had a teacher at school whose name was "Warren".
You'll never guess what his nickname was.
Little boys are not known for particular ingenuity nor for deviating from time honoured tradition.

7:29 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

Don't you think Federer is slightly OTT? The military jacket. Who designed that? The gold initials on the shoes. The special 15 jacket with the 15 embroided in gold. The Swiss are not usually known for exuberance.

9:10 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

ED - correct, but don't forget he owns cows which have been presented to him by his local villagers. Swiss cowherds are known for being braggarts....

7:58 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi KL - good research!

Salut ED - I think Nike designs those clothes for him - not sure how much input Fed has...

8:25 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

WW- his output is in just taking the money.....

11:22 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That WOULD be fun!

7:00 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

You're probably right, KL.

Glad you agree, WL!

7:16 am  

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