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Obviously, The All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Didn’t Hire The Same Retractable Roof Company As Miller Park

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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]