Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wimbledon 2007

Someone up there is looking out for me after all!
After the torrential rain that we have had for the past week or so which continued until yesterday morning, I thought that my tickets for Centre Court at Wimbledon were going to be such much wated money and effort this year. It is 4 years since Mrs DeeJay and I have been lucky enought to get an allocation of show court tickets that we were really looking forward to it this year, especially as our seats were in row E, only 5 back from court side.
As I said, it was absolutely bucketing it down in the morning when we set off for our 2 hour trip which took nearly 3 hours thanks to the rain and the accidents (2) that it caused on the motorway. To be exact it was the maniacal driving in such conditions that actually caused the accidents, not the rain itself. Any way I digress, we arrived at Centre Court only a few games in to the first match between Janko Tipsarevic and Fernando Gonzales which was a tremendous 5 set battle. That was followed by a poor unsuspecting (or maybe she was expecting) victim in the shape of Milagros Sequera to fall prey to Serena Williams mighty serves and volleys. Although it was great to watch Serena, the 6-1, 6-0 result was a true reflection of the standard of the match.
Before leaving Centre Court, we were then treated to a virtuoso performance by 'robot' Roger Federer against Marat Safin. We truly thought that we were in for at least 4 sets if not five, but despite some amazing shots and particularly serves from Safin, Federer disposed of him in a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) three set act of perfect tennis.
A good meal on the way home saw us arriving home well and truly ready for bed at about half past midnight.
Roll on next year, luck in the public ballot for tickets and hopefully another pair of ring-side seats.


5 comments:

Liz said...

Wow, that must have been fantastic! No strawberries?

Age is All in the Mind said...

No Liz,
no strawberries, not at the ludicrous price they charge for a teeny weenie punnet containing no more than about 6 berries. As I live in Kent, I have as many as I want on my doorstep at a fraction of the price!
The Pimms was good though :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad you had a good day there. And nice pics.

Shirl said...

How wonderful - I'm a bit late with my comment as I'm only just getting 'into' your blog! I do love Wimbledon - the Jamie Murray story was what it's all about.

Cynnie said...

If I came for a visit..would i be welcomed?