Obviously, The All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Didn’t Hire The Same Retractable Roof Company As Miller Park
The retractable roof over Centre Court at the site of Wimbledon was used for the first time during live matches Sunday and it went off without a hitch.
The roof was closed with rain falling and a crowd of 15,000 spectators watching Andre Agassi, his wife Steffi Graf, Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters play mixed doubles and singles matches, the broadcaster said.
Apparently, it rains a lot in England, so I guess this is a good thing for the tournament. I wouldn’t know, as I am extremely xenophobic, especially regarding anything to do with those pale-faced, arrogant limey bastards.
But I digress. As the roof covered the stadium, singers Katherine Jenkins and Faryl Smith commemorated the event with a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace”, which sounds nice, but if it had been up to me, I would have had them sing “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie – but I use the song “Hello” as my voicemail message. What can I say, I’m a sucker for Lionel – I celebrate his entire catalog.
Report: Wimbledon uses retractable roof [UPI.com]
Wimbledon roof closes to open up a whole new world [The Guardian]