Our Trip to Wimbledon

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After a very early start, we arrived in the Wimbledon queue at 6.15 a.m. We were handed a ticket showing that we were number 2,568!

The time in the queue went more quickly than we thought and when we got near the gates there were plenty of distractions like tennis quizzes and a chance to get your photo taken for the Wimbledon website.

We finally got in at 10.30, just when the gates opened and there was a mad dash to see John Isner, the man of the moment who had played his marathon 10-hour match the day before. Sadly, his match was a disappointment – he was easily beaten. He had very little energy left and couldn’t even run for the drop-shots!!

We then went to see a women’s singles match with eventual finalist Vera Zvonareva. We were then extremely lucky to see yet another eventual finalist Tomas Berdych win a 5- setter against a tricky opponent.

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After a picnic on Henman Hill, we then went into Court 1 to see last year’s finalist Andy Roddick in action against Kohlschreiber (Germany). It was a tight match to begin with but in the end Roddick’s experience and big serve won out.

After taking in some late doubles matches, we left Wimbledon when it was getting dark only to join yet another long queue –for the tube! We eventually got home to our auntie’s house at 10.30 – 17 hours after leaving it that morning! A long day but well worth it – we’ll be back next year!

Jack & Neil

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