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Wimbledon, one of the world’s most special tennis tournaments, begins today. The tournament will be played from 28 June to 11 July. Last time i.e. in 2020, this tournament was canceled due to Corona. After 2 years this tournament is returning. At the same time, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is also fully focusing on this tournament. He withdrew after the third round of the French Open to play Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia is the defending champion in the world number 1 tennis player among men. He has won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. It will not be easy for any player to overcome them. At the same time, Simona Halep is the defending champion among women. But due to injury, she will not play the tournament this time.
Many veteran players withdrew
This time many veteran players have decided not to play Wimbledon due to personal reasons. Players like Rafael Nadal, Halep, Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic and David Goffin are not participating.
history of wimbledon
Wimbledon started on 9 June 1877. At that time the match was held at Vorpel Road, Wimbledon. It is also the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Earlier it was called as Lawn Tennis Meeting. Even amateur players can play in it. Initially only men’s singles matches were played in it. In 1844, women’s singles and men’s doubles competitions were added. From 1913 onwards, matches of women’s doubles and mixed doubles were also played.
Strict dress code in tournaments
One thing that is taken care of at Wimbledon is the dress code. All players have to play in white dress. Its practice is going on since 1800. At that time white dresses were worn to prevent sweat stains. In 2013, Federer was asked to change his shoes in the middle match as his soles were orange.
Match starts with Rufus
Every morning during the tournament an eagle named Rufus is released into the sky. It is released only to scare away the pigeons. He does them no harm. Rufus’s job is to stop the pigeons from reaching the court. It was stolen in 2012. But then he was found.
thousands of tennis balls used
About 54,000 tennis balls are used during the tournament. When these balls are not in use, they are also kept in the refrigerator, so that there is no stain on them. Wimbledon fans can buy a can of 3 Balls for around Rs 257. This is possible only when the ball is completely used up.
Strawberries and cream are also very important
As important as a tennis racket is in the tournament, strawberries and cream are equally important. In 2017, 23 tonnes of strawberries and 7,000 liters of fresh cream were distributed to the court visitors. If 23 tons of strawberries are planted in a line, they will cover a distance of about 37 miles.
Importance of ball girl and ball boy
Being a ball girl and ball boy at Wimbledon is a serious job. For the tournament, 250 boys and girls are selected from 27 schools. All of them are around the age of 15 and they are interested in tennis. They are also checked whether they can stand still for 3 minutes or not. If they failed in this, they would not be allowed to participate.
Federer won this tournament 8 times
Roger Federer holds the record for winning Wimbledon the most times among men. He has won this title 8 times. At the same time, William Renshaw, Pete Sampras have won this title 7-7 times. This record is in the name of Czech and American player Martina Navratilova in women. He has won this title 9 times.
The longest match lasted 11 hours
The longest match was played at Wimbledon on June 23, 2010. Then John Isner of America defeated Nicolas Mahut of France in 11 hours and 5 minutes. This match lasted for 3 days. Taylor Dent holds the record for the fastest serve in the men’s tournament. He served at a speed of 238 kmph. This record is in the name of Venus Williams among women. He served at a speed of 205 kmph.
17.80 crores to the winner of the tournament
This time around Rs 17.80 crore will be given to the female and male players who win the tournament. Whereas, the runner up will get Rs 9.42 crore. Along with this a trophy is also given to the champions. The female player who wins the tournament gets a round plate-sized trophy. It is also called salwar.
It was first prepared in 1864. At the same time, the Golden Cup is given to the male players. It was started in 1887. The winners are not allowed to keep the trophy. It is kept in the All England Club Museum. Instead, the winners get a copy of it.