London 2012 Guide to…Tennis



TENNIS will be taking place at Wimbledon, just weeks after the Grand Slam there.

Players sometimes tend to pull out from the tournament to focus on the US Open, but there still promises to be some of the world’s top players, and this year Roger Federer is competing, arguably the greatest player ever.

  • Tennis in London

There will be five events at Wimbledon, with 172 players starting off.

The USA have a strong record in Olympic Tennis, with 17 gold medals, although Britain lie second only one behind on 16.

And finally…

Look out for: Roger Federer. The world’s greatest. Make the most of him while you can.

Not to be confused with: Wimbledon Grand Slam. Same location but different event.

Useless but informative fact: the last time the Olympic tennis event was held at Wimbledon was in 1908.

Tennis in two words: come-on Tim!

Tennis starts on 28th July and lasts until Sunday, 5th August.