… the 2 weeks every year where everyone (sweeping generalisation) in the UK becomes an armchair tennis expert, and the media go into hyper-drive when British players reach the 2nd week, and positively catatonic should they reach the semi’s or the final itself.
In all honesty I love Wimbledon, always have done.
When I was little I wanted to be a ball girl at the championships, but unfortunately I didn’t live in the vicinity of SW19 or go to school there!
I do play tennis, although I haven’t picked up a racket in years, unless you can count carrying SC’s to his tennis lessons!
And being a girl, of course the best bit of watching men’s tennis is the close-up shot of their backsides as they get ready to return a serve. Choosing a top backside would be very difficult, mmmm, possibly a toss-up between Stefan Edberg and Pat Cash though.
As for this year’s tournament, well it is literally anyone’s guess – especially with all the injuries, players have been dropping like flies.
I reckon though the men’s final will be between Djokovic and Murray (hopefully with a Murray win – if nothing more than to shut the press up for the next 73 years!)
Women’s competition, Serena Williams looks favourite.
Such a busy weekend lies ahead – Wimbledon, British Grand Prix, and possibly more importantly the new series of Top Gear on Sunday – excited? I am 😉