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Interesting facts about the Wimbledon tennis tournament:
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having been first played in 1877.
The tournament is held annually in late June and early July, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, along with the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open.
The tournament is known for its strict dress code, which requires players to wear white clothing. This rule was introduced in the 1800s to prevent players from sweating too much in colored clothing.
Wimbledon is also famous for its strawberries and cream, which is a traditional snack served during the tournament.
The tournament uses grass courts, which are the only Grand Slam tournaments to do so.
The longest match in Wimbledon history was played in 2010 between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. The match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, over the course of three days.
The record for the most Wimbledon titles in the men's singles category is held by Roger Federer, who has won the tournament 8 times.
The record for the most Wimbledon titles in the women's singles category is held by Martina Navratilova, who won the tournament 9 times.
The tournament has been canceled only 10 times in its history, mostly due to World War I and World War II. The most recent cancellation was in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament that has a Royal Patron. The current patron is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
The tournament has a tradition of playing the national anthem of the reigning monarch before the men's singles final.
The Wimbledon trophy is made of silver and is called the Venus Rosewater Dish. It weighs 2.25 kg and is 18.75 inches in diameter.
The tournament has a strict code of conduct for players and officials, known as the "Wimbledon Way." This code emphasizes respect, fairness, and good sportsmanship.
The first televised broadcast of Wimbledon was in 1937, and the tournament has been broadcast on television every year since then.
The tournament has a long history of attracting celebrities, including members of the British Royal Family, actors, musicians, and politicians.
The record for the most aces served in a single Wimbledon match is held by John Isner, who hit 113 aces in his 2018 semi-final match against Kevin Anderson.
In 2019, the tournament introduced a new rule allowing players to take a 12-minute break between the third and fourth sets of matches that go to five sets, to help players cope with the physical demands of the tournament.
Wimbledon has a tradition of starting matches precisely at 1:00 pm local time on Centre Court, with the exception of the final, which starts at 2:00 pm local time.
The Wimbledon website states that approximately 54,250 balls are used during the tournament, with each ball being tested and replaced every nine games.
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