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Wimbledon: the best single thing England has to offer

There are so many things to love about Wimbledon. The Royal Box isn't one of them.

By Geoff Dyer  

I hadn’t been to Wimbledon for thirty years. It had become one of many events on this overcrowded island of ours that was simply impossible to get to. Minus the time difference it might as well have taken place in Melbourne. It had come to exist solely—and quite satisfactorily—on TV.

And then yesterday I made my triumphant return. Have you been. No? Oh, then you’re missing out. It’s…

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