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An important annual ritual: Wimbledon


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The annual Wimbledon ritual is nicely below approach once more.

By no means thoughts the tennis, the Beebs’s personal line-up is spectacular sufficient—Brits like Trusty Tim, all the time taking part in with a straight bat [?—Ed.], and the demure Sam Smith, compulsory Humorous Foreigners led by typically lovable however generally off-message Mac, smart Tracy Austin and Martina Navratilova, with the ever-hot Pat Money. It’s entertaining to see how the stalwart feminine commentators keep endurance with the hapless male pundits negotiating the sexist minefield within the wake of the Inverdale–Bartoli fiasco.

Quaintly extra antiquated than the opposite Majors, it’s a benign celebration for the center courses (together with me—I went to highschool close by, and bought ice-creams there). Like all ritual, certainly any efficiency, Wimbledon confirms Appropriate Behaviour (not least to maintain these errant Foreigners in line); and it’ll imply various things to completely different individuals. However it’s a visible deal with, regardless of the retro ritual costumes; and…

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