London - A dapper-looking David Beckham wearing a jacket and tie and
sporting a goatee was among the Royal Box attendees at Wimbledon on Saturday
when a number of sports stars were acknowledged.
Beckham, accompanied by his mother, Sandra, sat immediately in front of
Bobby Charlton, who led England to their only Soccer World Cup title in 1966.
Also in the box on Centre Court were British Olympic medalists diver Tom
Daley, cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wiggins and rower Matthew
As the athletes were introduced, the applause echoed loudly off the closed roof.
With rain forcing the start of play to be delayed on all side courts, officials
decided to leave the roof closed on Centre Court until weather conditions
became more stable.