Wimbledon, which gets its name from the location where it is played in a suburb of London, is the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis event. First played in 1877, it’s the only one of the major tennis tournaments that is still played on a traditional grass court unlike the others which are played on a hard or clay court.
Starting in early July, Wimbledon attracts famous celebrities from all walks of life every year from the royal family to Emma Watson to Drake and Justin Timberlake. The front row has become a ‘who’s who’ of red carpet types from around the globe.
Since it is the oldest of all the Grand Slams, it makes sense that Wimbledon would also have the most tradition tied to it. Famously, strawberries and cream are the food of choice. In addition to having the strictest dress code (all players must wear 100% white clothing) Wimbledon is also known for having no sponsored advertising around its courts. It’s also popular among bettors who want to make things a bit more interesting by making a wager. At Mr. Green we offer both fixed odds and live betting for main tennis events such as Wimbledon.