They’ve got it covered: Rain doesn’t dampen Wimbledon’s spirit

Rain, rain, go away. Wimbledon was flush with umbrellas on Saturday.

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London is famous for its inclement weather, so the fact that it took until 2009 for a roof to be added at Wimbledon is a little baffling. We know the folks over there are all about tradition, but still.

That roof was installed over Centre Court, and by 2019 No. 1 Court will also be covered. Which meant the drizzle postponed much of the play at the All England Club on Saturday. But the crowds weren’t fazed. Check out some of the best pictures from a rain-soaked Wimby below:

Doesn’t it look fun under those tarps? Come on, let us in.

This is a site we’ve seen many times at Wimbledon.  

Is one of the members of the groundstaff taking a selfie? Probably not, but that’d be awesome.

Fans aren’t leaving, even with the weather. Umbrellas out, they are trying to watch the action on a big screen (not pictured).

Love is in the air! Fans sit in the rain watching Rafael Nadal eventually beat Mikhail Kukushkin.



But with matches restricted to one court, it looks like boredom reigned (see what we did there? You laughed, admit it) with at least some folks: