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The 6 Reasons Why You Still Watch Wimbledon

The 6 Reasons Why You Still Watch Wimbledon
By Jason Brennan
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With the greatest tennis tournament on grass starting today, you’ve no doubt tuned in to catch all of the early thrashings, unseeded rivalries, see if the grass has grown back from last year, and just because there’s nothing else on till the World Cup kicks off at five. But why exactly do you continue to watch Wimbledon year after year?

Random celebrities

Sure there’s other events that attract celebrities, the World Cup is full of them, but who wants to see them hide away in corporate boxes when you can sit beside them likes David Beckham, Dustin Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Jay-Z, and Krusty the Clown.

Come on, Tim!

No, it’s not old, and yes, it’s still funny.

Who cares if Tim Henman isn’t playing, hell, it doesn’t even matter if he’s there. At some point someone is going to yell those iconic words at some form of a Tim, or a random British player, regardless of their sex, and we’ll all laugh, especially if it’s at Andy Murray.

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Who among us hasn’t had a tantrum while lashing the ball around the court? It’s significantly harder to pass the buck of poor performances onto teammates when you don’t have any, so the need to drag the umpire’s decision making into question is paramount.


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Ball-boys getting hit, falling over, running into each other, and doing anything but their job

It’d be easy to sit here and post the numerous gaffes they’ve collectively made over the years, but lets take a moment to appreciate all the good work they do.


This was a pretty great catch.

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Now that that’s out of the way we can laugh at them a little bit.


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The Rain

Oh the rain. It doesn’t matter if there’s been two weeks of sweltering hot weather in the lead up, you can guarantee sporadic showers throughout the fortnight.

At least now we have smartphones, back in the day we’d have to endure Cliff Richard. That’s right, Cliff Richard once sang during a rain delay.


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Everyone giving a shit about tennis for two weeks

The local courts are going to be full, pubs will echo the words of barstool pundits, and in two weeks time we’ll all stop caring until this time next year.


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