A Vicht Tale
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The Vicht is a congratulatory hand-gesture created by former ATP, Association of Tennis Professionals, touring pro Niclas Kroon used to celebrate his on-court exploits. Kroon started delivering "vichts" as a kid growing up in Sweden. The word "Vicht" is a bad pronunciation of the Swedish word that means "for sure". Kroon used the Vicht throughout his career but it became visible to the most of the world when tennis legend Mats Wilander used it repeatedly during the Australian Open one year. Since then it has been unfurled by athletes from all over the globe from the grass courts of Wimbledon, the soccer fields "Down Under" and swimming pools in several countries.

(Niclas Kroon, Mats Wilander, and Tom Suhler discuss the origin of the Vicht.)


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