Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Wimbledon Here We Come

Today we are off to Wimbledon and we're pretty excited as you can imagine.  Childcare has been arranged, as has a dog walker for the puppy and we are free to enjoy the delights of Centre Court. With our £45 tickets, we will be watching three of the world's highest seeded players (albeit from a distance I expect), namely Serena Williams (USA), Novak Djokovic (SRB) and  David Ferrer (ESP) seeded 1,1 and 4 respectively.  How lucky are we?

Last year I went on exactly the same day of the competition and was fortunate enough to watch Andy Murray (GBR) and Rafael Nadal (ESP) and had a thoroughly enjoyable day on my very first visit to Wimbledon.  (I was sad to hear of Rafa's shock exit from the tournament yesterday, and whilst not wanting to take away the achievement of his opponent feel he must have used up most of his energies winning the French Open in fabulous style a few weeks ago). This year, I'm going with my OH on his first visit to Wimbledon and we are really looking forward to it.

I have printed off the schedule of play for the day and can't wait to spend the first few hours wandering around the outside courts watching the various players and spotting the odd really famous one.  I've highlighted the matches I'd really like to take a look at on the outer courts and might have to sneak out of Centre Court to steal a look at some of them.

I'm hoping to take some photos whilst I'm there, but to be honest, it is on days like this that I wish I had a better camera.  I will leave you, however, with a few photos from last year of Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) on the practice courts.


And a couple of Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) seeded 26, an interesting young player I would like to watch again this year.

I don't think I'll be winning any awards for my photography anytime soon, but at least now you know what I mean when I say I'd like a better camera.