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Details of Wimbledon Championships and the Ticket Luck value
As the summer months approach, tennis-fans gear up for their annual treat - the Wimbledon Championships 2014. With last year's exciting win of Andy Murray in the men's singles category, everyone is on edge to find out what surprises this year will hold.
Wimbledon is one of the major Grand Slam tennis tournaments which takes place annually; the others being the French Open (Roland Garros), the Australian Open and the US Open. Starting next year, Wimbledon will start a week later than the usual time in June to ensure a three-week gap between the tournament and the French Open. The Wimbledon tournament is still played on grass, the original surface for the game, hence the term 'lawn tennis.'
As per tradition, Wimbledon will span over fourteen days; starting on June 23 and going on till July 6. The tournament will start with the first round of Men's and Ladies Singles on June 23 and will go on to the next day. The top seeds play on the Centre Court and Courts 1 and 2. The first three rounds will take up the first week, except Sunday which is a no-play day. The Ladies' and Men's Singles finals will take place around the final weekend of the tournament.
The current reigning champion of the Men's Singles category is Andy Murray, who took over the title from Novak Djokovic. The Nadal-Federer claim over the championship title had been in danger of being toppled over since Djokovic started rising through the ranks. It is famously known how Djokovic's mother called out to Federer when he lost the title to Djokovic; something along the lines of - 'The King is dead.' He also has several Open Era men's records to his credit and was also the youngest player to reach the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has a total of 13 Grand Slams to his credit and also has an Olympic gold medal which he won in 2008. He is the only male player credited with winning one Grand Slam eight times in a row. He broke Federer's record when he won at least one Grand Slam for nine years straight.
And with powerhouses like Nadal and Federer competing, which always ups the level of competition in the Men's area, it's bound to be an exciting tournament as always. On the women's side of things, spectators will get a handful of action from champions like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka going head to head. Williams has been on the courts since 1995 and is generally ranked 7th overall. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist in both Women's Singles and Doubles categories. She has won five previous Wimbledon tournaments in the Women's Singles category. The Russian beauty Sharapova, was ranked number 1 in 2005 and is an Olympic silver medalist.
Wimbledon boasts a television audience of millions, and 500,000 live spectators. Wimbledon championships tickets are available for this prestigious event for all hard core tennis fans.