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Victory across the entire line

Two highly traditional names got together when Rodenstock equipped the honorary helpers at Wimbledon with sunglasses, as the company does each summer. Rodenstock has already supported the most famous tennis tournament in the world for 19 years. The special highlight of this year is that tennis legend Boris Becker visited Rodenstock and its guests on location.

Point, Set, and Match
All voluntary helpers of the tournament – including ball girls and boys, referees and line umpires – were equipped for the tournament with the right Rodenstock sunglasses, even with correction lenses if need be. Rodenstock Sun Contrast lenses were chosen across the board due to the special demands on the lawn. The contrast-enhancing effect of the lenses makes it possible to recognise details even in diffuse sunlight or strong glare, which is indispensible especially for the referees and line umpires. With an UV filter of up to 400 nm, the Sun Contrast lenses also provide reliable sun protection for the eyes.

Perfect Match
As in every year, Rodenstock also assumed the costs this time as well for training the Wimbledon officials, that way making a valuable contribution to the tournament organisation. The President of the British Lawn Tennis Association, Matthew Morrissey, appeared very enthusiastic about the longstanding partnership: “One can simply rely on Rodenstock. We are all very well equipped with the sunglasses. They meet our requirements exactly. The lenses are not too dark, so that direct eye contact between the players and referees is possible. In addition, the spectacles are suitable for all age groups, which is important because we have voluntary helpers between the ages of 17 and 70. And not least, the spectacles simply look good!”

A Legend Returns
As a special highlight, there was a memorable meeting this year. The former tennis champion and multiple Wimbledon winner Boris Becker paid Rodenstock and its guests a visit. The world star returned to the sight of his success on the 25th anniversary of his first win on the famous lawn. Becker, himself a convinced wearer of the sunglasses from Rodenstock, got a personal picture of how the volunteers were equipped, and followed the tournament together with the guests of Rodenstock.

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