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Wimbledon, a tournament between traditions and concessions to modernity


The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world does everything to maintain its legend despite major changes.

This year, Wimbledon celebrates the 100th anniversary of its move to its legendary Church Road grounds.

The former winners, including Roger Federer (8 titles at Church Road and absent this year for the first time since 1997 due to his knee injury), paraded in the tennis sanctuary on Sunday.

But the world is changing.

And Wimbledon adapts.

At his own pace.

This 135th edition is historic since it marks the end of Sunday off.

For religious reasons, the English tradition has long been reluctant to organize sports competitions on this day.

Until 1982, the men's final was played on Saturdays.

The organizers then kept the “Middle Sunday”.

From ancient history.

From now on, it's "Sunday open"...

To discover

  • Wimbledon: men's schedule and results

  • Wimbledon: ladies schedule and results

Training on the Center Court before the tournament, once banned, has also been authorized this year.

This confused three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic:

“Even though I had the honor of practicing on Center Court before the tournament started…

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Source: lefigaro

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