For two weeks a year, SW19 is the place to be. Wimbledon is where dreams are made and also where they are shattered.
There are four grand slam tournaments. In order: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. But what is it about Wimbledon that makes it the best? The answer is everything. To win Wimbledon is the crown jewel in any tennis player’s collection.
Not only is Wimbledon the oldest tennis tournament on the tour (it dates back to 1877), but it is also considered the most prestigious. Each grand slam has its own quirks, but none more so than Wimbledon.
The importance even the greatest tennis players place upon this noble event was illustrated when Ivan Lendl, a former men’s singles number one, said ‘not winning at Wimbledon is going to bother me forever.’