This year, Wimbledon tournament starts in July and everyone is eagerly waiting for the biggest tennis tournament of the year.
Let us learn more about this one of the popular tournaments of the sports.
What is Wimbledon?
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877. This event is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.
Since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in the year 1988, this play-off is the only major tournament that still played on grass.
This year 2019, its between 2nd July to 15th July.
We will see the living legend players and according to Wimbledon betting odds main favorites: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, among many others.
Some interesting things to know about Wimbledon:
In Wimbledon, all tennis players, both men, and women must wear white. It is a rule that is extended to the chair judges, who must wear a striped shirt with white collar, men’s beige pants and women’s long skirt, and a dark jacket. Line judges must wear the classic cap. How to watch Wimbledon online?
The trophy has not changed since it was designed in 1877 when only one men’s individual draw with 22 participants was contested. The silver cup, 47 centimeters high has a peculiar characteristic. It has a pineapple on top.
The explanation could be in the fact that the captains of the British Navy when returning home, put pineapple on top of the poles of his house to make known his return to his neighbors.
There are 15 British tennis players who have been crowned Wimbledon since 1877. The first to get it was Spencer Gore in 1877, while the last to win in his home town was the Scottish Andy Murray in 2016 and defeating the Canadian Milos Raonic in the final. Read more about Wimbledon here.