Somalia laments another year of Wimbledon frustration

‘People laugh at us for 127 years of failure at Wimbledon but in all fairness it is only 93,’ he says. ‘It was not until 1916 that the Italian governor general laid out the first court in the country.’

Since then, there have been many false dawns on the road to Wimbledon. The Husseini brothers led Somalia to a first found Davis Cup win against Djibouti in the 1970s but then disappeared in the Ogaden war. Twelve years ago, Hette Idriss cracked the world top 50,000, only to die in an armed raid on the US embassy. According to street legend in Mogadishu, he was hoping to steal a spare racket.

Zie ‘Somalia laments another year of Wimbledon frustration‘.

2-07-2013 13.49 | Door: Stagiaire | Categorie: Tennis

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