Wimbledon final tickets going for as much as $21,000
By Sunday, the Wimbledon men’s final could be one of the richest tickets in sports history.
According to ticket purchasing site viagogo.uk, two tickets at Centre Court on Sunday are going for £13,636.36 per ticket, or more than $21,000, at the time of this post.
The cheapest ticket is listed at £3,409.09, or nearly $5,300.
The high price is due to the draw. Roger Federer, coming off a four-set victory against No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday, will the United Kingdom’s own Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.
Murray defeated Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga in four sets to advance to his first-ever Wimbledon final. Murray, the British No. 1 and world’s No. 4 player, has gone to the past three semifinals of the Slam, but has lost in all three years.
The last playing representing Great Britain to go to the men’s final was Bunny Austin in 1938. The last male Brit to win was Fred Perry, who won three straight between 1934 to 1936.
Federer is gunning for his seventh Wimbledon title, which would tie Pete Sampras for most all time.
UPDATE (4:20 p.m.): Some tickets are now being traded for nearly $50,000.
Viagogo UK reporting: 'Murray Mania in full force with tickets to see final soaring with some now trading for nearly £30,000 ($46,500)'—
Matt Cronin (@TennisReporters) July 06, 2012