Over the years the courts of the All England Club have been graced by some of the sport's most exciting players in some epoch-making duels. The Borg-McEnroe tie-break; Becker's victory in 1986; Fred Perry's three in a row and the marathon five setter between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2008 which is termed as the 'greatest match ever,' can hardly fade out of our memories. The latest addition to the list is the ongoing rivalry between arguably the two greatest champions in the open era- Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The singular stage, that is the Centre Court not only looks like a rectangle of flawless emerald but also plays like a gem. Used only for two weeks in the entire year, the showpiece court never fails to charm us.
Centre Court was opened in 1922 when The All England Lawn Tennis Club moved to its current grounds at Church Road from Worple Road.