Wimbledon: the temple for traditions and ceremonies



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Wimbledon: the temple for traditions and ceremonies

A cup of strawberries & cream, and what else? Legend says that in the early days of the Wimbledon tournament, to replace the broken and expensive plow to mow the grass, the organizers decided to offer the crowd cups of strawberries and cream for a fee.

Another legend says that, during the inaugural edition, one of the Telegraph correspondents noted in his notebook these words: "shortly before the start of the final, the refreshments pavilion had completely emptied...

for strawberries and cream!" Strawberries & cream, with a glass of Pimm's, are probably the most famous tradition of the London Slam. During the tournament, a falcon named Rufus flies over the lawns at nine o'clock in the morning for over an hour before the gates are opened, to ward off the pigeons, which could distract the players.

Wimbledon: the temple for traditions and ceremonies

Since the origins of the tournament's players must wear white outfits, however small hints of other colors are possible today. There are no concerns for even the greatest champions.

All the matches of the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles of the fourth round are then played in the Manic Monday, at the beginning of the second week. Players are always appealed with Miss or Mrs during the matches. Gentlemen are called only with the surname, but sometimes they can be called with the title, Mr.

The colors of Wimbledon are green, purple and white. You can see them in the logo of the tournament, in the flowers that cover the All England Club and in the gadgets which are sold in the museum shop. If you are an early riser, you have free time and you want to enter through the Championships gate without a ticket, then you better queue-up!

The queue has become a legend at Wimbledon, with fans which organizing nightstands, to enter the following morning. Last year was the last season in which Middle Sunday will be played, which will be no more from this edition. A centuries-old tradition that falls, but there are many others that resist, despite the passage of time.