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September 2018

Wonderful Forty Years: Rolex And Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Rolex’s cooperation with tennis began in 1978. At that time, Rolex became the designated timepiece for the Championships (Wimbledon), the world’s first lawn tennis championship, and the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis event. Wimbledon is committed to inheriting its unique image and features, which has greatly improved the condition of its courts and the standard of tennis events. As a classic legend in their respective fields, how to balance tradition and innovation has always been Wimbledon and Rolex’s top priority, which has also become one of the cornerstones of long-term cooperation between the two parties.

The atmosphere of the Wimbledon Championship venue.
 For Wimbledon, Rolex has played an important role for more than forty years and is committed to supporting all levels of this Grand Slam® event. Philip Brook, Chairman of AllEnglandClub, said: ‘We have been cooperating with Rolex for 40 years, and we are very honored. As we have practiced at the British Club, Rolex values Tradition and heritage, committed to the pursuit of excellence, while respecting history and looking to the future and advancing with the times. ‘

Rolex spokesperson Angelique Kerber won the 2018 Women’s Singles Championship at the Wimbledon Championships.
 It is said that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (TheAllEnglandLawnTennisandCroquetClub) originally held the Wimbledon Championship to raise funds to repair the 2/4 rollers used by the club to maintain the gateball lawn. Regardless of the truth, on July 9, 1877, 22 tennis players participated in the first men’s singles match at Wimbledon Tennis Court on Worple Road. More than 200 spectators watched the men’s singles event at the time. Tournament.

Rolex spokesperson Roger Federer at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
 Today, Wimbledon has more than ten events, including youth and veteran groups. The Wimbledon International Media Center has a Rolex clock showing the time in San Francisco, New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Melbourne. Only a few major cities will broadcast the most exciting tennis tournaments. In 1922, the location of Wimbledon was relocated to ChurchRoad. Every year, members of the royal family, celebrities and nobles and diplomatic ambassadors are invited to watch the game in the Royal Box, and ordinary audiences line up all night for tickets.

 Since then, more than 500,000 tennis enthusiasts have come together to spend two weeks together and admire outstanding men and women players from more than 60 countries to compete for their dream Grand Slam championship. Today Wimbledon is the only lawn tennis grand slam match. Rolex ambassador Roger Federer is the men’s singles player who has won the Wimbledon championship and the Grand Slam championship the most times. He said: ‘Wimbledon will continue forever, and it will always be wonderful … Its influence exceeds any player.’


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