Andy Murray will open centre court play for Wimbledon 2017

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The first round which will take place at 1pm BST will be Andy Murray against 30 year old 2016 champion will face Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik.

Women’s champion Serena Williams will be absent during this tournament as she prepares to give birth to her first child.

The Scotsman who is now recovered from a bad hip injury hopes to match against fellow Briton Fred Perry as a three time champion in the competition.

British number one Johanna Konta is also in full action on the first day of the 131st championships, alongside with Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal.

The weather forecast for the early days of the tournament suggests rain throughout but due do the centre court roof, play is guanteed to take place thanks to the roof which has been put in force since 2009.

Court one has already begun work on installing a roof which will be available in time for the 2019 championships. This will cause the court to be more open to the elements than usual this year.

After the 647 matches that are about to take place, the two singles champions will walk away with a record prize money of 2.2m. This amount doubles the winner’s cheques from six years ago where the price taken home was just 35,000.

The earliest places in the famous queue for tickets were taken just 48 hours before play starts, this if for those who are prepared to camp out.

Roughly around half a million spectators will pass through the gates of all England club across the 13 days of play. 28,000kg of strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream are set to be consumed along the way!

To celebrate the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, print out the poster below:

wimbledon 2017 poster