Wimbledon is the pinnacle of the Grand Slam. A tournament that’s crossed over into the mainstream, it’s become a beacon for tourists across the world. It’s also one of the only sports that’s positioned itself successfully in a medium where the elites of our society and tennis purists can come together to witness a match.
Located in London, England, the tournament has been played at the All England Club since 1877. In recent years, the tournament has been pushed to early July after changes to the tennis calendar were made in the interest of protecting the stamina of athletes throughout a long and gruelling season.
As you’d expect of a tournament held in England, Wimbledon is governed by numerous traditions that go so far as to inform dress codes for players and fans. Interestingly, one of the most prevalent traditions carried over into the modern era is the ubiquity of strawberries and cream vendors spread across the ground. It’s estimated that in 2017 alone, more than 34 000 kg of strawberries were consumed by attendees. Talk about an appetite!
One thing that should be readily evident is the tournament’s popularity with sports bettors. The highest level of competition, coupled with numerous storylines, is the perfect cocktail of fun for any enthusiast. Head over to Mr Green for the best odds for live betting.