Sir Alex among stars in Royal Box... Wimbledon 11th day court report

Fergie in the box seat
It was a star-studded Centre Court for the most eagerly anticipated tennis match in a decade. Sir Alex Ferguson was in the Royal Box with his daughter-in-law Fiona, the pair having attended together previously, with Sir David Attenborough a few seats away. Jude Law, Michael McIntyre, Bear Grylls, Eric Bana and Leona Lewis completed the celebrity feel.
 
Jose leads the reserves
Elsewhere in the arena were a host of football figures — Jose Mourinho, David Beckham, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Liverpool's England defender, who was nine when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal last duelled on this grass, said: 'This is my first time. The things those two have done in the sport will go down in history, it might be the last day for this special occasion.' 
 
High and dry in SW19
We have enjoyed a Wimbledon free from rain delays. Records do not detail when the last time that was but it is safe to say it is a rare occurrence. Wimbledon remained bright and warm on Friday while parts of the north of England were experiencing minor flooding. Indeed, it was so humid another spectator had to be treated by paramedics during Novak Djokovic's match.
 
It's a berry good show
Strawberry statistics klaxon! It is estimated that 166,055 portions of strawberries and cream are consumed at the All England Club over Wimbledon fortnight. Even at £2.50 a pop, SW19 chiefs make a pretty penny off the traditional treat. Meanwhile, around 303,277 glasses of Pimm's and 21,917 bottles of champagne are sold. There will be about 17,170 portions of fish and chips bought, too. 
 
Hawks hits a hundred 
Kudos to Tennis For Free, a well-respected grassroots charity championed by writer and comedian Tony Hawks. They have hit their 100th site across Britain, with more than 70 per cent of those located in underprivileged areas. They offer free coaching sessions and access to courts, and 150,000 attendees have got involved in recent years. Tennis is not just for the rich. 
 
Psst, what's the latest from lord's?
Expect to see crowds peering through the windows of the media centre on Sunday. The Cricket World Cup final will be on Channel 4 and the only TVs with access are the ones at each journalist's desk. Last year dozens eschewed the tennis to try to get a glimpse of England's World Cup progress against Sweden. All England Club staff then pulled down the blinds to block the view.
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