He was there last week too - on the day that the Brighton Bomber, Patrick Magee, was released from prison - sitting a few seats away from the former Tory home secretary, Michael Howard, who had not let his impassioned opposition to the release stop him enjoying his own day out. It's a good job that the Wimbledon weather two years ago was so off-putting, otherwise Mr
Patten, the former governor of Hong Kong, might have been tempted to miss the handover of the colony for a trip to SW19.
Today's number: 30
The number of days' play, including Tuesday of this week, completely rained-off at the championships since the first tournament, in 1877.Reuse content