Un Wimbledon sin raquetas

British player Andy Murray and Spanish player Daniel Gimeno-Traver play during the men’s single at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 20, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Este fin de semana se jugará la final del prestigioso y mítico torneo de tenis de Wimbledon que se celebra en este club de la ciudad de Londres. En el momento que escribo este post aun no sabemos si Rafa Nadal jugará la final. Pero en este caso nos da un poco lo mismo ya que me he propuesto hacer este post sobre tenis sin prestar atención a los tenistas y a sus raquetas. En estas imágenes encontraréis la cara oculta del torneo del All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club de Wimbledon. Los pasillos de la pista central, el público bajo la lluvia, los recoge pelotas, los jueces, las fresas con nata y hasta los encargados de medir la altura del cesped. Este es el Wimbledon que gira al rededor de los jugadores y sus raquetas.

Players names are seen on the order of play board at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A groundsman checks a court before play at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Lauren Banister, 17, juggles as she camps overnight to get tickets for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 20, 2011. Heavy rain brought Wimbledon’s £80 million Centre Court roof into action on the first day of the 125th Championships. AFP PHOTO/OLIVIA HARRIS

A wristband is attached to a spectator on his arrival at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A groundsman marks a white line on Centre Court at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 22, 2011.   REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

The official tennis balls are seen during the 125th Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 20, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

A spectator prepares to eat strawberries and cream at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

An aerial view of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships is pictured at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO  /AELTC  / Tom Lovelock /  POOL/ RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

A spectator takes a photogrpah of Rafael Nadal of Spain  training on court 15 at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 30, 2011.     REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

A message about Spanish player Rafael Nadal is seen near teh court where he is attending a training during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

An umpire stands by the net as he waits for the match to start at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Key rings are pictured for sale on the third day of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

The statue of British tennis player Fred Perry is pictured on the eve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 19, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

TOPSHOTS A court official shelters from the rain as the roof is drawn on Centre Court on the first day of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 20, 2011.  TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Spectators pretect themselves from the rain as games were suspended during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 20, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

The covers are seen over Court 1 at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 22, 2011.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN  – Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS SPORT TENNIS)

Tennis fans shelter from the rain during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Spectators wear waterproofs in the rain at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 22, 2011.      REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

The covers are pulled off Centre Court after the roof was closed at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Tennis fans enjoy themselves during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

The umpire gestures during the match between Shahar Peer of Israel (R) and Ksenia Pervak of Russia at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 20, 2011.       REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

A fan supporting Conor Niland of Ireland watches his match against Adrian Mannarino of France at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

The umpire measures the net as Russian player Maria Sharapova plays with British player Laura Robson during the women’s single at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 24, 2011. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

A spectator takes a photograph of the order of play board at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A ball boy holds a ball on Centre Court as Slovak player Daniela Hantuchova plays against Belarus player Victoria Azarenka in a Women’s Singles match at the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 24, 2011. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

A service steward stands on Centre Court for the match between Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan and Venus Williams of the U.S. at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 22, 2011.       REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Line judges concentrate during the match between Andy Roddick of the U.S. and Andreas Beck of Germany at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 21, 2011.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

A ball girl holds a ball on Court 1 during the quarter-final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Mardy Fish of the U.S. at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Spectators watch the quarter-final match between Andy Murray of Britain and Feliciano Lopez of Spain on the big screen on Murray’s Mount (formely known as Henman’s Hill) at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 29, 2011. Photograph taken using a tilt-shift lens.       REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

A court official’s jacket is pictured on Court 7 as Taiwanese player Chang Kai-Chen plays against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand during a Women’s Singles match at the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 21, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Australian supporters celebrate as Lleyton Hewitt wins a point against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during a Men’s Singles match at the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 21, 2011. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

The BBC television edit suite showing all the tennis courts is pictured on the sixth day of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Tennis fans try to watch the action on Court 18 through gaps in the fence on the sixth day of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

An umpire watches the ball during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 24, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Members of the public fill up their bottles with drinking water at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Spectators walk past a plaque attached to the wall of number 18 court after the match in 2010 that lasted more than 11 hours, between John Isner of the U.S. and Nicolas Mahut of France, at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 21, 2011.  Both players have been drawn to play each other again on Tuesday.          REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN  – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

A ball boy prepares to work on Centre Court as Spanish player Rafael Nadal plays against Michael Russel of US during the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 20, 2011. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

TOPSHOTS Tennis fans take a break from the action on the sixth day of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Russia’s Maria Sharapova signs autographs for fans after beating Russian player Anna Chakvetadze during a Women’s Singles match at the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 21, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Spectators hide from the sun at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

A ball boy is seen during the men’s single at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on June 21, 2011.   AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

A security guard stands in driving rain on the roof of the broadcast centre during day eight of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, England, Tuesday June 28, 2011. The last women’s quarterfinal match, between No. 4 Victoria Azarenka and unseeded Tamira Paszek, resumed after being moved from Court 1 to Centre Court because of the rain. (AP Photo/PA, Anthony Devlin)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

A rain drenched umbrella featuring the wimbledon logo is pictured on the third day of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, on June 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE