What removing the grass from Centre Court looks like

Ripping it up: Wimbledon ground staff get to work on Centre Court (pic: wimbledon.com)

Ripping it up: Wimbledon ground staff get to work on Centre Court (pic: wimbledon.com)

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The race is on to replace the green grass of Wimbledon Centre Court in time for next year's Championships!

Ground staff are busy ripping up the old turf that only weeks ago provided the setting for Novak Djokovic's sensational victory over Roger Federer in five sets.

Experts now have 49 weeks to lay a new lawn and ensure it's fit for purpose before the big guns of world tennis return (they should just about manage it...).

Here's a sneak peek:

 

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