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    for the ages and ageless

    These are the opening sentences from an article in Los Angeles Times:

    WIMBLEDON, England—It’s a Wimbledon weekend for the ages — and the ageless.
    Roger Federer and Serena Williams, both 37 and born 49 days apart, are headed back to their respective singles finals and further etching their names into the tennis history books.

    What does the underlined part mean? Can you paraphrase it?

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    Jason
    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 14-Jul-2019 at 07:55.

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    Re: for the ages and ageless

    Those are two separate phrases:

    1- For the ages implies the event will be a memorable one. See also for posterity.
    https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/for+the+ages

    2- For the ageless implies that players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams (who are 37) do not seem to be affected by age.

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