When Wimbledon is on the horizon you always know that summer is just around the corner. One of four Grand Slam tournaments, it's the oldest in the world and for many it has always been the number one.
It began back in 1887 when the Men's event was won by Spencer Gore but things have changed so much since then.
>2 million strawberries will be eaten.
>Almost 200,000 sandwiches.
>100,000 Pints of Beer will be drunk.
>150,000 glasses of Pimms
>17,000 bottles of Champagne popped.
>135,000 ice creams will be served
And 30,000 Fish Suppers will help feed the hundreds of thousands of fans who will turn up over the fortnight.
It's one of those sporting events which is in the fabric of British Life and it is a protected species under the Broadcasting Law. In other words it must be seen on terrestrial TV. It also can point to history in terms of that as it was the first colour broadcast of the BBC back in 1967.
This year there will be just short of 27 million pounds in prize money with the winners of the men's and women's singles collecting a cheque for just under £1.9 million quid.
So is going to take the title? Well in the men's event there is a clear favourite in Wimbledon betting - Novak Djokovic. The defending Champion is very much the man to beat. Since a shock defeat in the quarter finals at the Doha Open he has appeared in seven consecutive finals. He won the Australian Open and lost out in the French decider to Stan Wawrinka. Djokovic has many strong points and one of these is his mental ability. Questions will be asked about that defeat in Paris but if any player can put that to the back of his mind and get back on the winning trail then it has to be the Serbian.
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