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From historical roots to your home court, the tennis headband’s presence is still as fresh as ever.
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You know the photo: Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe shoulder to shoulder, hair muffin-topping around terry headbands, the 1980 Wimbledon crowd out of focus behind them. It’s an iconic image of an era in men’s professional tennis, satirized with Luke Wilson’s The Royal Tenenbaums character and inspiring its own stand-alone film. And so when Nikola Aracic, a 46-year-old teaching professional based out of Palm Beach, Florida, was considering video ideas for his YouTube channel Intuitive Tennis, he selected the moment worthy of its own challenge, donning Borg’s vintage outfit down to the tennis headband itself. “[Borg] was the first guy to wear a headband,” Aracic says. “He did have