WIMBLEDON is attracting the world’s best tennis players to the All England Club – and it’s finally back to brighten up our summer.
But many fans are wondering who the famous “man in the hat” is and why he’s always around.
Who is the ‘man in the hat’ at Wimbledon?
For tennis lovers, David Spearing lives the dream of seeing some of the biggest stars on one of the best courts.
The 83-year-old is Wimbledon’s Senior Honorary Steward and welcomes guests to the boxes on Center Court.
But he’s gained popularity for his looks, sporting a neatly trimmed goatee and a black Stetson hat.
Though he’s been in the role since the days of Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and Billie Jean King, he’s only on his second hat since the other had disbanded.
When was the last time Spearing missed a day at Wimbledon?
The “man in the hat” has not missed a day at Wimbledon since 1974.
In this run, Spearing has competed in the last 41 finals of the championships, having been boxed in various boxes over the years.
His favorite area is the players’ box, where the players’ families and coaches sit on the pitch.
The Senior Steward has been a host since 1998.
What famous people has Spearing met?
As host to the entourage of players, Spearing has met countless people over the past 20 years.
With the likes of Andy Murray and Roger Federer often gracing center court, he has met their wives Kim and Mirka, as well as the Brit’s mother, Judy, on many occasions.
But Spearing was blown away when Barbara Streisand joined in the 1990s.
The American singer and actress went to Wimbledon to see her then-boyfriend Andre Agassi.
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