Rafael Nadal

CNN: The world’s oldest tennis tournament retains many of the same customs and quirks 131 years after it was first staged. It’s the only Grand Slam event still played on grass, despite perennial moans from the clay- and hard-court specialists who struggle to adjust. Players–who are always referred to as “gentlemen” and “ladies”–must wear predominantly white, and the courts are unsullied by conspicuous corporate logos.

And unlike at other tournaments, a 19th-century garden-party atmosphere prevails at Wimbledon, as evident in the classic ritual of eating strawberries and cream and sipping a cup of tea. CONTINUE READING

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