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Neptune
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:06 PM
I don't know why,tell me...

Dani12
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:07 PM
It's the oldest?

V-MAC
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:12 PM
yep it is the oldest. That and being drenched in tradition adds to its prestige. Also, Wimbledon has produced the most legendary players over the centuries too - if Venus wins her 4th title this year, she'll be way on track to gaining her legendary status at Wimbledon too :worship:

The_Pov
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Tennis was invented in Britain, and it has a lot of history so of cousre it will be the most prestigious.

Tradition + England = Prestige

Prizeidiot
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Yeah... first Amateur World Championships held there in... if I remembered correctly 1877.

Wimbledon also were the ones who took a stand against amateurism, and declared they would have an Open event in 1968.

And probably also helps that they are the only slam that retains their grass courts

SJP
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Tennis was invented in Britain, and it has a lot of history so of cousre it will be the most prestigious.

Tradition + England = Prestige

Tennis was invented in France!

The_Pov
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Tennis was invented in France!

EDIT: Accoding to wikipedia it:

Originating in England in the late 19th Century, the game spread first throughout the English-speaking world, particularly among the upper classes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis)

I may be mistaken though.

This is Lawn tennnis BTW

johnoo
Jun 11th, 2006, 03:30 PM
EDIT: Accoding to wikipedia it:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis)

I may be mistaken though.

This is Lawn tennnis BTW
yes real tennis was france lawn was england.