Wimbledon 1991

For the first time in Wimbledon’s 105-year history, because of atrocious weather, there was play on the sacrosanct middle Sunday! The first round of the tournament is supposed to be concluded in two days, at Wimbledon ’91 the last matches of the first round were finished on Friday (28 consecutive days of rain in London in total until Saturday)! The best player of the 80s, Ivan Lendl [3] lost his last reasonable chance to get the long-awaited Wimbledon title, ten years younger star – Andre Agassi [5] appeared at All-England Club for the first time in four years despite earlier assertions that he wouldn’t play there again in regard of etiquette of the white outfit. It was Michael Stich‘s fortnight – the slender and graceful German [7] defeated three best players at the time in a row: Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker, the last two had played three previous Wimbledon finals against each other. Read more
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