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15 facts about tennis that you probably don't know

15 facts about tennis that you probably don't know

Tennis is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Singles and doubles are played, the male association is called ATP and the female association is called WTA. There are four major tournaments held throughout the year, united under the Grand Slam cap.

With the participation of Grigor Dimitrov in the world tour, tennis has won many fans from Bulgaria. However, we are convinced that many of you have not heard of the following interesting facts.

► The first edition of Wimbledon was held in 1877. The start of the US Open was given in 1881, the French Open began in 1891, and that of Australia in 1905.

► The longest tennis match lasts just over 11 hours with the participation of Nicola May and John Isner. The winner is the American with the final 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68.

► The Davis Cup started in 1900. This is an international tournament featuring men.

► Sam Grotto's fastest service is 263.44 km / h.

► The timbre appeared on Wimbledon in 1971.

► If the ball strikes the body or part of a competitor's garment before it hits the field, this is the opponent's point.

► The weight of the ball should be between 56 and 59.4 grams.

► The balls were white at first, but in 1986 Wimbledon appeared the yellow balls we know today.

► By 1875 the courts were shaped like an hourglass.

► Goran Ivanisevic is the only Wimbledon winner in whose name the vowels and consonants alternate.

► Boris Becker won Wimbledon in 1985 when he was just 17 years old. This makes him the youngest winner of the British Open.

► The shortest tennis match lasts for 20 minutes.

► “Gold Set” is a term used when a player wins a set without collecting any points.

► The strongest cry during the match was Sharapova's work in 2009.

► Over 54,000 balls are used during Wimbledon.

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