The Wimbledon tournament is one of the grand slam among the other four i.e. Australian Open, US Open, and the French Open. The champions Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. The Wimbledon tennis tournament 2017 is underway from Monday, so you need to know some interesting fact about the Wimbledon.
One of the renowned names in Wimbledon is Andy Murray, who is a superb player of tennis. The 2017s tennis tournament is now on high kicks, in supporting to this, here are some little facts about the most prestigious Grand Slam Tournament.
1. The total prize money for Wimbledon is £31,600,000
The recent total prize money is £31,60 million. In 2015 Wimbledon tennis tournament it was £26.75 million, which was divided £1.88 million each who won and the rest who lost in the 1st round will receive £29,000 each. Yes, of course, the tournament is not all about the money, it’s about winning the trophy.
2. The average age of BBG is 17 years old
The average age of a Ball Boy or Girl is 17 years old. Over 250 BBGs selected from surrounding schools every year. They mostly served for one tournament and if again selected they get a chance for the second tournament also.
3. Wimbledon is 140 years old
The Wimbledon tournament was founded in the year 1877, that means over 140 years ago. It was first known as The All England Croquet Club then it was changed to Lawn tennis. To celebrate the name change of the club, held the lawn tennis tournament on 9 July 1877, with the set rules that are mostly identical to what is used today.
4. The longest tennis match ever played last for three days
The longest tennis match was played for 11 hours and 5 minutes, which was held between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in 2010 Wimbledon. They both hold the records of playing the longest tennis tournament match. Final set for over 8 hours and 11 minutes and the match lasted for three days.
5. Submit Their Clothes By Players
Players who have to go for playing match have to submit their clothes to the club because in tennis tournament it is a rule to swear everything white and this is then checked by referee also before starting the match.
6. They gave his champagne to the loser
In the 1934 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, when the Fred Perry won the tournament, they gave the champagne to the opponent Australian Jack Crawford. Later, Perry also heard by saying that Jack was the best player though Fred was the favorite of the people.
7. Fastest serve ever recorded hit 163.7 mph
The fastest hit served record named by the American Sam Querrey in the year 2009 with 141 mph. Now the fastest served to smash the ball speed of 163.7 mph by Samuel Groth of Australia in 2012.
8. Tennis referees are making incorrect calls
The tennis referees proved in making most likely incorrect ‘out’ calls than incorrect ‘in’ calls. This occurs because of the illusion to our brain where the ball bounce. The ball appears to go further which is actually right, in this case, referees feel that the ball is on the line which is actually inside.
9. High-quality racket string
The term is actually catgut i.e. cattle’s gut not cat’s gut, that means made from the intestine of the goat, sheep, cow or pig. A good quality of a tennis racket is made by using catgut because it returns efficient energy.