Yes, I am watching it as much as possible but not as much as I would like! It is, without doubt my favourite sporting event of the year.
I used to go there at least once each year. The atmosphere is incredible and, in just one day, it is possible to see so many players. Sadly, that was so long ago that none of today's players had even been born then! Have you ever been?
Gotta go. I can hear the television in the other room and it's set point. Trouble is, I haven't got a clue who's playing!
Post by lauraisbestangel on Jun 30, 2008 21:14:47 GMT
I can't believe that so many of the top seeds have gone out in the Womens singles, especially Ana Ivanovic, the number 1! It has now got a little less interesting with Ana out, but I will continue watching to see who wins.
Unfortunately Roger I have never been to Wimbledon, but plan to go next year if possible. Have you found out who was playing? lol.
I wish Ana Ivanovic good luck in the Rogers Cup and the US Open.
Yes well done to the "other" Laura though i have to admit, I missed the match.
I did watch the final of the mens singles though and i have to say, it was one of the most enthralling tennis matches I have ever seen! Apparently, it was the longest ever Wimbledon final in history
Now we know what it's like when an irresistable force meets an immovable object - a fantastic spectacle of supreme skill and power and well done not only to the irresistable Nadal but to the immovable Federer too for his part in making it a fabulous match!
Midway through the ladies final (Williams v Williams), one of the commentators announced the junior girls' final which was about to start on Court No 1 and said that it was available on BBCi. Being somewhat tired of the Williams' domination of the event, I switched over and I am so pleased I did. Laura was splendid and I hope we see her in the main event before long.
The men's doubles was electrifying. So often, the line-up looks good on paper and then proves to be a disappointment - often after two wonderful semi-finals. This years was different. It must surely have been one of the great matches of all time.
Well done Laura, well done Rafa, and well done to one Williams or another!
Dave, I thought you once told me you weren't interested in tennis?
Yes indeed, you probably remember right - this was the first Wimbledon final I have watched for several years - though many years ago, I used to watch it all! I had no interest in the Womens final this year (more of the same, I thought) but I must have been fired up by Lewis Hamilton's fabulous drive in the rain earlier yesterday - that put me in sporting mood. I also had a gut feeling that Nadal-Federer might be "something special" this year - and it certainly was!
Post by lauraisbestangel on Jul 8, 2008 21:23:34 GMT
Without a doubt Tennis is my favourite sport, Wimbledon is probably my favourite Grand Slam because its close to home but I also watch the others.
No doubt we will see more of Laura Robson in the Women's tour as she is expected to turn pro next year when she turns 15, it is also expected that she will be entered into next years Wimbledon as a wild card. So I wish her good luck and hope she goes on to win many championships!
I was glued to the TV throughout the two weeks of Wimbledon and loved both the Womens and Mens finals. A Williams final was predicted halfway through the first week, due to the dismissal of the top seeds, so it was very much expected. As was the Federer/Nadal final, yet the level of intensity and suspense was much higher than that of last year. Both players played amazing tennis and Federer did well to remain in the match after going 2 sets down. Nadal also did well, pushing Federer to his limits and hanging in there to take the title.
Wimbledon is over now! But the Tennis calender has not yet finished, the Rogers Cup is up next for the Women and the US Open after that for both the Women and Men. Good luck to all the players.
COME ON ANA IVANOVIC - World No 1! :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: