Sunday, 3 July 2011

Wonderful Wimbledon

Apologies for the long absence - sometimes real life has to take priority :-) So, what have we missed in the meantime? Well, congratulations have to go to Manchester Utd (Premiership), Manchester City (FA Cup), Barcelona (Champions League), Porto (Europa League), Pour Moi (The Derby), John Higgins(Snooker World Champion), Rory McIlroy(US Open), Petra Kvitova(Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion) and many others as the trophy season hits top gear.

I write this post as I am watching the Men’s Singles Final at Wimbledon. The match started off like it was going to be a walkover for Novak Djokovic but Rafa Nadal is not the champion he is for no reason, and after losing the first 2 sets he has pulled one back to make a real match of it. It is looking like it will be a fitting climax to another wonderful Wimbledon fortnight.

Dori and I were lucky to get tickets for No.1 court on the second Monday of The Championships, in the public ballot. It was just our second time attending the event after our visit there 3 years ago. I have to say that Wimbledon is one of those venues that absolutely lives up to your expectations when you get to visit in person. I love the event, and I love the place. I thought I would share just a few of the photos that Dori took whilst we were there this year.

For the record we saw Marion Bartoli defeat Serena Williams, Djokovich beat Michael Llodra and Roger Federer overcome Mikhail Youzhny in three very entertaining matches on what was a VERY hot ‘n’ humid summer’s day. We also wandered the grounds taking in small fragments of the games being played on the outside courts, whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this magnificent event. We will certainly be having another punt in the ballot again for next year!

PS Novak Djokovich has just secured his first Wimbledon victory. Many congratulations to him!

1 comment:

  1. It was really great to enjoy Wimbledon with you...let's try to do it again next year! :)