1967: A family is crowded around the TV. It’s Wimbledon and, for the first time, a match is being broadcast in colour. The grass is a bit too green and only those closest to the screen can see the ball, but the response of the players’ show who has won the point. The room is buzzing as Briton Roger Taylor has match point.
2017: A father and son cheer the shot that has just won Andy Murray the point. The ball clipped the line so perfectly that they could see the white chalk bouncing off the court. Dad receives a text from his daughter, who is watching the match on her mobile from the Eurostar in France. “What a shot,” it says. Mum is out – she can see the highlights on catch-up later. No-one else is interested in the tennis, but two sisters are also in the living room streaming programmes onto their iPads.
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