Wimbledon back in the day (amazing photos)

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    The woman in the second photo looks like Papa Lazarou from League of Gentlemen.
     
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    The one in the big white mantle is the Comet, the inventor of the cannonball serve.
     
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    Can you imagine traveling back in time with today's clothes and equipment and playing that tournament? :lol:
     
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    They probably just wouldn't let you in.
     
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    Thanks for the photos, they are so nice. Had a few good laughs with their outfits :)
     
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    We do that now with the court.

    While frames have become more powerful and professional athletes faster and stronger the court dimensions that we use today were established in 1875.

    It's as if we decided to hold NASCAR races on tracks designed for horse and buggy races! :D
     
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    I assume that is Worple Road, a road I have travelled many a time! The man's serve wouldn't look ridiculously out of place today. The most amazing thing is that the rackets in the late 1960s looked very similar to the ones in the picture. Shows how the pace of change accelerated with the advent of the Open era.
     
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    "You're my wife now!" :)
     
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    Judging by the fashion on display:

    Fed would get in no problem :lol:

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    I couldn't play in the Victorian clothing they were wearing.. :(

    But, the style was elegant and classy compared to the trashy fashions of today.

    The biggest crime I see as of now is wearing leggings/tights as outerwear. They even have styles for guys to wear too!!

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    Lol they would literally think we had superpowers.

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    Renshaw. A forgotten Wimbledon GOAT. 7 Wimbledon titles
     
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    And they'd be right! I think time travel would count as a superpower!
     
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    I imagine it would be like watching this:

    http://youtu.be/y4CXY6TVBMc
     
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    This made me chuckle.
     
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    Weak era...
     
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