After Djokovic’s success in the Wimbledon final last weekend, we’ve picked out a few interesting facts about one of the most historic tennis trophies in the world.
- For the past 11 years, there have only been 4 different names engraved on the men’s trophy.
- There are 48 trophies given out at Wimbledon each year, including the men’s singles trophy and Venus rosewater dish, as well as other winner’s and runner-up trophy cups from doubles, juniors, seniors veterans and wheelchair events.
- The engraving of the trophy is completed by Roman Zoltowski, who drives from Poland each year to hand-engrave each of the 48 trophies that are given out.
- Each trophy takes around 18 minutes to engrave, totalling to 14 and a half hours of work for the individual.
- The cup actually ran out of room after 2008, so the recent winners names have had to be added to a plinth on the bottom.
Click here to see a video of the engraver.