Wimbledon 96 : Court circular : Jensen flannels his way through
Saturday 29 June 1996
Jensen, an American, was banned from wearing an England football jersey during the championships but got around Wimbledon rules after making a trip to Lillywhites sports shop in the centre of London.
When he walked out on court for his mixed doubles first round with Nicole Arendt, he was bedecked in full cricket kit.
"I was all decked out with long trousers and a cricket sweater that had the three lions on the front," said Jensen, who was a 1996 French Open finalist with Arendt.
Jensen, who was also wearing a Robbie Fowler-style nose-plaster to improve his breathing, moved comfortably into the second round with a straight- sets victory.
After the match Jensen, nicknamed "Dual Hand Luke", because of his ability to play both left and right-handed revealed his tactics for playing mixed doubles. "You naturally go for looks when picking your partner," he said with a smile. "And when you play of course you go for the girl but not with big serves because most of them drill it back. It's the spin they can't handle."
If you lose, your tactics change a little, he added. "Well, you can always blame the girl in mixed doubles," said Jensen, who might have hit on the flannels idea while offering expert comment on the championships for the benefit Radio Five Live listeners.
If Arendt does pick up the mixed doubles title with Jensen, she will get more than the pounds 34,000 prize-money - she is a big collector of Swarovski silver animals and treats herself to one after every competition.
Latest in Sport
Mario Balotelli: Time running out for ‘lost boy’ to shine
Liverpool fans applaud Cristiano Ronaldo after master-class for Real Madrid, despite his Manchester United ties
In other places I would have been sacked straight after 8-0 Southampton defeat, says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
Angel Di Maria injury latest: Argentina international set to play in Manchester United vs Chelsea match
Liverpool vs Real Madrid match report: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema run Reds ragged at Anfield
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo shot dead at war memorial
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
£50 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: SEN Teaching Assistant EBD , Septemb...
£7 per hour: Randstad Education Cheshire: We are a large and successful recrui...
£50 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: SEN Teaching Assistant We are curr...
£45000 per annum: Ampersand Consulting LLP: Datacentre Consultant (Datacentre,...