Belgium and Germany went about their Davis Cup tie without much fashion oomph. The Rochus brothers, along with the rest of the Belgian team, chose to wear red (both on and off the court). The Germans chose a simple, utilitarian jacket, and Tommy Haas wore nothing special from his sponsor, Limited Sports.
But, alas, there’s a diamond in the rough. Look at this wristband worn by German Alexander Waske:
While not visible to people watching on TV — but Davis Cup ties aren’t televised anyway, so who cares? — the wristbands can easily be seen in photos. They’re customizable to each country’s flag, low cost, and can be worn off the court. What a great investment for raising the Davis Cup’s profile. All countries should make this a standard issue by the next round.
Winner: Alas, a wristband cannot carry the weight of a country. The edge goes to the Belgians.
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