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Star to air Wimbledon Championships on 4 channels

MUMBAI: Star India will air the tennis
Grand Slam Wimbledon from 29 June on
four of its channels—Star Sports, 2,
Star Sports 4, Star Sports HD2 and
Star Sports HD4.
This time too, Vijay Amritraj and Alan
Wilkins will bring all the action from
Star Sports’ studio.
Talking about Wimbledon, a
tournament which he won seven times,
multi-Grand Slam winner Pete
Sampras once said, “They act like
they’ve got the biggest tournament in
the world, and they’re right, they
A dedicated Wimbledon coverage by
Star Sports is seeing a month of
build-up to the tournament. Leading
up to the tournament, Star Sports will
broadcast Wimbledon films and ‘golden
moments’ from the previous 138
editions until the inaugural day on 29
June 2015.
First played in 1877, Wimbledon is the
oldest tournament in tennis. Evoking
tradition, the contest is still fought
out on grass while strict rules require
players to play in crisp whites. With
the famous Strawberry & Cream
served off the court, the on-court
action will witness the best tennis
players descending on the All England
Club to pose their challenge for the
ultimate prize in tennis.
Before famously winning the
Wimbledon Championship in 2001,
Ivanisevic was once quoted as saying,
“If some angel comes tonight in my
dreams and says, ‘Okay, Goran,
you’re going to win Wimbledon
tomorrow, but you won’t be able to
touch the racket ever again in your
life’, I would take that.”
Fresh from winning the French Open,
Stan Wawrinka will be bidding to add
his name to the roll call of legends
that have triumphed at Wimbledon over
the 137-year history of the
tournament, even as the established
greats like World No. 1 Novak
Djokovic, seven-time Wimbledon
Champion Roger Federer, Rafael
Nadal, and home-hero Andy Murray
seek to burnish their own.
In the ladies’ battle, five-time
Wimbledon champion Serena Williams
will be looking to carry her French
Open-winning form onto the sacred
turf of the coveted Centre Court and
fend off competition from the likes of
Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova,
Simona Halep and Lucie Safarova.
Representing the Indian contingent at
the tournament will be Sania Mirza,
Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna.
Mirza will team up with Martina
Hingis, currently the sport’s top
ladies’ pairing, while Paes will look
forward to adding another jewel to his
crown after winning his 700th career
doubles match at the French Open.

Star to air Wimbledon Championships on 4 channels

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