These ball dogs are the secret weapon Wimbledon is missing

This needs to happen. Right now.

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We love Wimbledon, with its strawberries, Pimms and umbrellas.

But you know what Wimbledon is missing? Ball dogs.

Meet Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle…

They were rescued from the streets of Sao Paulo and spent months in training for their special role collecting tennis balls during an exhibition match at the Brazil Open.

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They even got special doggy outfits for the occasion…

Sometimes the shelter dogs were a little too fond of the balls they were sent to fetch.

Or got confused about which direction they were going.

But nevertheless, this is a great thing to have happened. 

C’mon Wimbledon. You’d be barking mad to turn down these guys.