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Wimbledon a day of tennis

Since I came to London a place I was dying to go was The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club for The Championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, probably the most prestigious, everything started in 1877, and it's basically 5 min from my flat unbelievable.

The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Tickets are available by a ballot, I always forget to send the application, so this year I took the courage of waking up really early and doing the queue, yes the famous queue, the only tennis tournament that have a queue to get a ticket and is part of the Wimbledon experience. My position in the queue was good enough to get me a sit in court 2. 

Queue rules
The queue
My spot
Lovely day, sunny, you have to eat strawberries and cream, drink pimm’s, wandering around watching any match on the no reserve seat courts, go to the Aorangi terrace and watch the matches on the large TV screen if you didn't get a court ticket, or queue inside for a ticket as anybody that leaves the club with a court seat, the tickets are resale for charity. 

Order of play
Fred Perry
All Lawn All Ready
Tsonga practicing
TV Screen and lawn perfect for picnic
Lovely day, great tennis, I had the chance to watch Tomic vs Goffin, Serena vs Zahlavova Strycova, and Del Potro vs Haase. An experience I will definitely repeat in following years.
Tomic vs Goffin
Serena Williams
Tennis reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Lip Reader” 

Jerry: Professional tennis too me I don't understand all the shushing. Why are they always shushing. Shh, shh! Don't the players know that we're there? Should we duck down behind the seats so they don't see us watching them? Tennis is basically just ping-pong and the players are standing on the table. That's all it is. And that goofy scoring, you win one point and all the sudden you're up by 15. Two points, 30-love, 30-love? Sounds like an English call girl, that'll be 30, love... And could you be a little quieter next time, please, shh!

Wimbledon The Championships
Tennis Tournament
Area: Wimbledon
Borough: Merton
Twitter: Wimbledon


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