Replying to Wimbledon 2012, Grand Slam - London, England
Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:37 PM
Do you think that Federer will win at Wimbledon or at any other Grand Slam this year?
Dont tell me that he can do it because we all know that he can win
But, in your opinion according to his performance at Roland Garros and Italian Open, he can do it?
what do you think?
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:32 AM
Give me a vid with Wimbledon and tears & excitement will overwhelm me.
I'm such a sucker for good tennis vids. Kudos to ESPN, even I'm not going to watch
a minute of Tennis on ESPN. #irony
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:47 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:23 PM
Qualifying draw: Sunday, June 17, 6pm
Main draw: Friday, June 22, 10am
Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:15 PM
Picture ©: 2004 Getty Images
Date: 06/25/2012 - 07/08/2012
City: Wimbledon, London, GBR
Series: Grand Slam
Surface: Grass, outdoor
Title holder: Novak Djokovic (2011)
Roger 2011: Quarter-final
Prize money: £ 16'060'000
Center Court: 15'000 spectators
The Championships, Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon (25 June – 8 July in 2012), is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, considered by many to be the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the other three Majors being the Australian Open, French Open and US Open. Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface, which gave the game of lawn tennis its name.
The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Final, scheduled respectively for the second Saturday and Sunday. Each year, five major events are contested, as well as four junior events and three invitational events.
The hard court (Plexicushion) Australian Open and clay court French Open precede Wimbledon in the calendar year. The hard court (DecoTurf) US Open follows. For men, the grass court Queen's Club Championships, also in London, as well as the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, serve as warm-up events. For women, the AEGON Classic in Birmingham and 2 joint events, the UNICEF Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and the Eastbourne International serve as warm-up events to Wimbledon.
Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. In 2009, Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to prevent rain delaying and interrupting Centre Court matches during the tournament.
ATP Ranking Points
R128: 10 (WC: 0 )