Recently I’ve been working with Radio Yorkshire to try gain some work experience, as a result I was asked to write a blog to summaries this years Wimbledon (as I’m a big tennis fan). Here’s my blog which is posted on the Radio Yorkshire website located here: http://radioyorkshire.co.uk/?post_type=articles&p=1637
No joke Novak Djokovic’s triumphant return as Wimbledon Champion
I feel that this year’s Wimbledon championship has been slightly overlooked by the dominance of other current sporting events on this year.
The World Cup has stolen centre stage, taking over all major TV channels with continuous match coverage, summaries, hype and relentless advertising. Pedaling furiously behind it is the Tour de France more commonly known in its starting location as the Tour de Yorkshire, as the cyclists began their long journey in the heart of Yorkshire, Leeds.
Wimbledon’s hype slowly fizzled out when Britain’s only hope Andy Murray got knocked out of the running. Lightning clearly doesn’t strike twice for Murray as he was beaten in the quarter finals by up-and-coming Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 6-2. Murray has now plummeted from number three to ten in the world tennis ranking system.
The men’s final had us all tuning in to the pivotal match to see who would be crowned this year’s king of Wimbledon. Novak Djokavic was in the final with the 7 time champion Roger Federer, which was one of the best and most nail biting matches of this whole tournament.
Djokovic, 27, and veteran player Federer ,32, really showed that age has no boundaries, during the beginning of the match it really did seem that Federer had the upper hand and would take the match. Djokovich then began to doubt himself and start to miss vital shots, while slipping, sliding and eventually falling on centre courts’ eroded baseline.
Djokovic turned it around in the last legs on the match, equaling out Federer at every turn, while his new trainer, another vet to the game, Boris Becker spurred him on in the supporter’s box.
Finally Djokovic took the game in five sets, scoring 6-7 (9), 6-4, 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-4. Keeping up with his previous victory routine, while holding back tears he picks up a pinch of centre course and eats it.