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Each summer, England hosts tennis’ crown jewel and NBC provides coverage throughout the fortnight of the sport’s most prestigious championship, Wimbledon, from The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. NBC’s coverage, hosted by Ted Robinson and analyst team John McEnroe and Chris Evert and Bud Collins concludes with its traditional “Breakfast at Wimbledon” telecasts, the live weekend morning presentations of the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Finals. NBC has been the exclusive network broadcaster of Wimbledon for 33 years. In 2001, NBC’s Wimbledon coverage included the memorable 5 set match between eventual champion and wildcard entry Goran Ivanisevic as he defeated Patrick Rafter 6-3 3-6 6-3 2-6 9-7, to win the men’s title.In the Woman’s Final, Venus Williams knocked off Justine Henin 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, to win her second straight Wimbledon title.


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