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Is there anybody here who is excited about Tennis as such or about Wimbledon?
 

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Tennis is an interesting sport but I'm inclined more towards Badminton though.

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@ type-r a.k.a.Archit Kishore

We agree again. [cheers]
Nadal is my favourite player too.

BTW, Wimbledon starts on 20th June
 
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only 1 and half week left! and my cable is messed up. gotta call the mechanic soon. i just loved the way Rafa murdered Fed in the french open final. But now Djokovic will be bigger threat i feel.
 
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Nadal has been given the top seed for Wimbledon.

For those of you who dont know, Wimbledon follows its own seeding system which is different from the rest.
 
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>> This is Wimbledon's 125th anniversary, since it first began in 1877 excluding the years 1915-1918 and 1940-1945, when the event was not held due to the two world wars.

>> Wimbledon is the only tournament which is played on the game's original surface, grass.

>>Wimbledon started with only men's singles in 1877. About 200 viewers paid one shilling each to watch the final, where Spencer Gore was crowned the first champion.

>>May Sutton of the United States became the first non-European champion in 1905 when she captured the women's singles title.

>> Charlotte "Lottie" Dod became the youngest player to win a Wimbledon singles event in 1887, she was just 15 years and 285 days old.

>> In 1930, Brame Hillyard became the first man to play wearing shorts. That was on court 10 and Bunny Austin was the first to do so on centre court three years later.

>> The country that has provided the most singles title winners is the United States (with 33 men's titles and 50 women's titles). Britain is second claiming 32 men's titles and 29 ladies titles.

>> If Federer wins, he will be on par with Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles.

>> If women's World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki wins, it will be her first Grand Slam title ever.

>> Wimbledon will be live on Star Sports at 16:30 from June 20 toJuly 3.
 
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