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Wimbledon 2008

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Some of you know that I went to Wimbledon a few days ago. I just thought I’d post a couple of pictures to make you tennis lovers salivate:

An awesome 35+ doubles match with Martina Navratilova on one side and Conchita Martinez on the other!

An awesome 35+ doubles match with Martina Navratilova on one side and Conchita Martinez on the other!

The Bryan Brothers match on Center Court. This is the last year Center Court will be uncovered!

The Bryan Brothers match on Center Court. This is the last year Center Court will be uncovered!

Wimbledon is exceptional for a few reasons. The first is that it is one of the only events of its size and importance to sell tickets the day of the event. Secondly: the price of admission is totally reasonable–only 17 pounds. You would think that these two factors would combine to create a motley and rowdy crew of same-day ticket buyers/groundlings. This brings me to the most exceptional thing about Wimbledon: despite the cheapness and availability of the tickets, everyone there is remarkably well-behaved. The whole thing has a very dignified air. Spectators (and I use this word deliberately instead of “fans”, which implies crass partisanship) sip their Pimms, eat their strawberries and cream, and clap politely after a good rally.

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July 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm

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