“Pictures tell the story.” In a time where the line between hyperboles and clichés is turning progressively blurry, this one still remains as one of the more valid clichés in the English language (or any other language one would assume). Over the two weeks at Wimbledon, many stories take place outside of the Centre Court or the main competition. Fans attending Wimbledon get treated to the “experience” of SW19 rather than simply watching matches live instead of on T.V. If you have followed my articles and live reports in the past, you would know that what interests me the most is precisely those outside stories that embody the tournaments on the professional tennis calendar. Yes, the tennis is compelling, and yes, the players and the matches still headline the media and conversations in club houses. Yet to those who may not have had the Wimbledon experience yet, here are a series of photos that may offer a glimpse into the “rest of the story.”
Little did Dustin “Dreddy” Brown know when he was playing this qualifying match that he would go on to defeat Rafael Nadal in the Main Draw one week later, and become the centerpiece of one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon 2015.
Meanwhile London was more than ready for the main event. The fact that Wimbledon would be the talk of town for the next two weeks in London could not be overlooked. The town of Wimbledon had signs everywhere celebrating the biggest tournament in the world, but the rest of London did not lag far behind.
At Wimbledon, on Monday morning, it was the calm before the storm…
A Wimbledon tradition, “The Queue,” was already filled with hopeful spectators. (Side note: Did you know that there is a 25-page “Guide to Queueing” to help “Queuers” familiarize themselves with the procedure and etiquette of being in “The Queue”?)