What color are tennis balls?

Roger Federer settles the yellow or green tennis ball color debate

The internet is also abuzz with this question, which seems to be the sports version of the age-old “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” debate. Officially, tournament tennis balls are described as “optic yellow,” but fan descriptions during a recent Twitter poll were colorful, to say the least — including chartreuse, neon yellow, greenish yellow or “gellow,” lime green and day glow yellow.


The question was tackled by none other than 20-time Grand Slam singles title winner and current ATP No. 1-ranked player in the world, Roger Federer, 36, who was asked by a fan leading up to the Miami Open. “They’re yellow, right?” said Federer. Game, set, match. Yellow.


Event Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 15:49

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