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125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious

Documentary which celebrates 125 years of Wimbledon history, featuring archive of the tournament's most memorable moments and interviews with the key players and famous fans.

SW19: The postcode alone generates a thousand images in any tennis fan's head. Even the signposts are evocative. Centre Court, the Fred Perry statue, Henman Hill (now Murray Mound), the Locker rooms, the Royal Box. This documentary celebrates 125 years of Wimbledon history, featuring archive of the tournament's most memorable moments and illuminating interviews with the key players and famous fans.

The memories are plentiful: the champions, the fierce rivalries, the tantrums, the British expectation, the weather, the fashions.

Wimbledon is the place gladiators like Borg and McEnroe, Federer and Nadal went head to head, where Mahut and Isner played for days and Novotna cried on Centre Court. It's where traditions are challenged but never forgotten, where the greats have been crowned and where even Sir Cliff Richard has entertained the crowds during the rain.

Featuring contributions from John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graff, Roger Federer, Boris Becker, Bille Jean King, the Williams sisters, Rafa Nadal, plus celebrity fans like Sir Cliff Richard and Stephen Fry.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 19 Jun 2011 20:00

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Role Contributor
Executive Producer Carl Doran

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