The format of Wimbledon can be said to be the most severe in the Grand Slam. If the last set two players tie, do not play tie-break, but have to fight when they buck to 2 new games. That’s why on June 24, 2010 the players John Isner and Nicolas Mahut ended the match lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes. The match started on June 22 and ended only two days later with the final set score of 70 – 68 in favor of Isner.
Wimbledon is known not only as the tournament with the highest prize in the world but also a very luxurious tournament. All players are required to wear white and no advertisements printed on the costumes. Particularly, female tennis players were forced to wear skirts and greetings with the Royal style swing.
When the Queen of England or the British Crown Prince attends, the players must bow to pay their respects.
Little boys and girls picking up balls
Each year about 250 boys and girls pick up balls used to serve at Wimbledon. Each court usually arranges 6 people: 2 people on the 2 sides of the net and 4 people in 4 corners of the yard. The average age of a ball boy is about 15 years old and only serves from 1 to 2 prizes will be replaced by someone else.
Before being recruited, candidates will have to undergo a number of tests. Including fitness tests, as well as flexibility in each situation. There are also tests about some of the basic rules of tennis.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament to have a holiday between semi-finals and finals, and that holiday usually takes place on Sunday, people also call it a “middle Sunday” day.
Traditionally, the tournament will start on Monday and will last for 13 days, then take a Sunday break and proceed to the finals the next day. Only exactly 3 years, Wimbledon was forced to use Sunday to play tennis players due to the weather. That was in 1991, 1997 and 2004.