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British camp for several days to enter Wimbledon

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C. Madini, M. Bradshaw, M. Boisseau – France 3

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Wimbledon is a tournament of traditions. in the middle They are to find out Queuing up to get the last tickets still on sale. Some spend several days there. On the other side of the channel it is also an art.

at the gates youWimbledon Championships (United Kingdom), SEvery day, nearly 5,000 people stretch a snake there for several hundred meters They are patient Hoping to get a ticket. “We’ve been here at 1h15, that’s not bad, is it?”Launches a man. Some have been there for days because it’s first-come, first-served. Others have pitched tents. “It’s been two days now. The only problem is you can’t shower, but I don’t care as long as I see Nadal.”A woman jokes.

The tradition dates back to the 1920s and is a symbol of popular enthusiasm for the competition. Today it is more organized. People wait in a park and maids make sure the activities run smoothly. A fan has come every year for 30 years. He planned everything to wait. “We have a loft chair that you can lie down on. We have two chairs”He explains. The atmosphere is fair game and festive. Overtaking is therefore prohibited, and the waiting order is numbered on the ticket. Follow the code of conduct to the letter.

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