Wimbledon, one of the world’s most special tennis tournaments, begins today. The tournament will be played from 28 June to 11 July. This tournament was canceled in 2020 due to coronavirus. The tournament is returning after two years, and this is excellent news for the fans. Everyone is excited about the Wimbledon tournament return. 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 for playing Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia is the defending champion. He is the world’s number 1 tennis player among men. Novak has won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. At the same time, Simona Halep is the defending champion among women. But due to injury, she will not play in the tournament this time.
Djokovic Golden Chance To Win Wimbledon
Djokovic has won the first two majors of the year and has the chance at Wimbledon. He also has the opportunity to match the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles shared by Nadal and Roger Federer.
Many Players Withdrew
Many veteran players have decided not to play in the tournament due to personal reasons. Players like Rafael Nadal, Halep, Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic, and Davis Goffin are not participating.
History Of Wimbledon
Wimbledon started on 9 June 1877. At that time, the match was held at Vorpal Road, Wimbledon. It is also the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It was called Lawn Tennis Meeting earlier. 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
The dress code is the essential thing in Wimbledon. All players have to play in white dress. This practice is going on since 1800. A white dress is worn to prevent sweat stains. In 2013, Federer was asked to change his shoes in the middle of the match because his soles were orange.
Match Starts With Rufus
Every time during the tournament, an eagle named Rufus is released into the sky. It is released only to scare away the pigeons. He does not harm them. Rufus’s job is to stop the pigeons from reaching the ground.
Federer Won Wimbledon 8 Times
Roger Federer holds the record for winning Wimbledon the most times among men. He has won the title 8 times. At the same time, William Renshaw, Peta Sampras has won the title 7-7 times.
Thousand 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 to prevent them from staining. Wimbledon fans can buy a can of 3 balls for around Rs 257. This is possible when the ball is completely used up.
17.80 Crores To Tournament Winner
Around 17.80 crores will be given to the female and male players who win the tournament. 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 around a plate-sized trophy. It is also called salwar.
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