Following his historic victory at Queen’s, Murray set his sights on winning (for a second time) what is arguably the biggest tournament in tennis there is.
It was the third time I had been to Wimbledon but it was the first time I had been so early on in the competition and not in Centre Court but in one of the outer courts. I was fortunate once again to win tickets through my local tennis club and we were given Court 2 on the Thursday in the first week.
The first match on Court 2 that day was fortunately a Britain in Dan Evans who needed to finish his match after rain had delayed it. It was a great match to watch as Evans shocked many people and went on to win quite comfortably against a player who was ranked a lot higher than him.
After the match we went to Murray Mount/Hennan Hill to have lunch and have a look at the big screen as well as soak in the unique atmosphere before heading back to watch another men’s match on Court 2.
This time it was Australian Bernard Tomic and it is definitely an experience to watch an Australian with their fans making it a great and funny atmosphere. They were constantly singing and making everyone laugh and even started a Mexican wave! Tomic rewarded their efforts by eventually winning the game in an epic five sets and it was certainly the match of the day on our court.
During the Tomic game Murray had started his second round match on Centre Court so we headed to Murray Mount straight after and it was packed. We had to stand up but it made me wonder what it would be like if he was in the final! Murray eased into a 3 sets win and we headed off straight away to watch eventual Euro 2016 winners Portugal in the quarter finals in a bar nearby.
Another match of note after we went was young Australian Nick Kyrgios against German Dustin Brown in what was an epic 5 sets and both players were very entertaining to watch to say the least.
Kyrgios went on to win and he has the potential to be very good but he needs to control his attitude a bit more. I think his attitude is also what makes him so good though as he doesn’t care and just goes for it. He can get a too angry though at times which effects him a lot and this is something he needs to improve. Perhaps having a coach like John McEnroe would help him!
Murray went from strength to strength from the day we went as he impressively reached the final in what was a repeat of Queen’s. Raonic managed to beat legend and number three seed Federer in an epic semi final. Number 1 seed Djokovic surprisingly lost earlier on but he proved that he is human and that no one can be the best all the time.
The final was a fairly comfortable one as Murray won in 3 sets but Raonic made it a close and good match to watch. Murray has now won 3 grand slams and Wimbledon 2 times and joins more greats.
He has to be the best male British player we have ever had in the history of Tennis along with Fred Perry and he will now focus his attention on getting another gold medal in the Olympics in Rio before going on to the US Open which he has already won once. After that he will start all over again next year trying to win the two grand slams he hasn’t yet won – the Australian and French Opens.
Come on Andy!