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Wimbledon 2014: The man behind the grass courts

As the Wimbledon Championships get under way, it is not just the tennis players who have been working hard all year to get prepared.

Head groundsman at the All England Club, Neil Stubley, along with his team, have been preparing the grass-court surfaces in a year-round operation.

It is Stubley's 20th year at the club and, as he explains, the tournament can be an anxious time as the world's eyes fall on the famous green courts.

Video Journalist: John Galliver

Producer: Elaine Thelen

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