Wimbledon 2014 kicks off today and – thanks to the unreliable nature of the Great British summer – that means the retractable roof on Centre Court will be back in business.
In fact, since its installation in 2009, the roof has kept many matches going through the rain and the dark.
However, the roof isn’t just active on court. Oh, no. The Wimbledon Roof is busy on social media too, running its very own @WimbledonRoof Twitter account.
How interesting can a roof be, you may wonder? Well, it has more than 9,000 followers. And, in between goading its foreign roof rivals, it enjoys stirring things up between reigning champ Andy Murray and Wimbledon hotshot Roger Federer…
When Andy Murray started a Q&A on Twitter, the Wimbledon Roof used it as an opportunity to ask the champ the blunt question…
The real Andy Murray actually replied
@WimbledonRoof because you change the way the court plays and you upset my rhythm— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) December 29, 2013
But it’s OK, the roof had already found itself a fan in Swiss legend Roger Federer
Who is all about the roof praise
Which turned the roof a bit threatening and evil as he went all #fedroof on Murray
The roof is actually quite smug
That is quite some rain at the US Open - good thing they have a roof to keep them dry. Oh wait, no they don't. Missing me now? #smugroof— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) September 2, 2013
Because when Wimbledon is on, it’s always ready
Getting ready for a big night. Thinking there's a chance I might be called into action later on… #roofnightout— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) July 5, 2013
Even if it gets a bit fed up now and again
Feel like I'm doing the hokey-cokey today. On one moment, off the next. On-off-on-off and shake it all about… #hokeycokeyroof— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) June 28, 2013
Especially when its rivals are not up to scratch
So I hear that my Australian rival has managed to get stuck? All these imposters will never be able to match my magnificence…#onetrueroof— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) January 24, 2014
The Wimbledon Roof would be willing to travel and knows what a trip on the Eurostar really means
Sounds like I should jump on the Eurostar and head over to Paris to save the day. Can pick up some fine wine while I'm there…#daytriproof— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) May 22, 2014
The roof loves a hash tag
Why am I getting booed? I thought you all loved me… #sadroof— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) July 5, 2013