You might be under the impression that I didn’t watch Wimbledon this year because I haven’t mentioned it, but I did watch it of course, it’s just that I didn’t want to say anything about it in case it jinxed Andy Murray.
Last year I predicted that he would win Wimbledon this year as it is the Queen’s diamond jubilee year and Virginia Wade had won the ladies’ title in the silver jubilee year.
I was just beginning to wish that I had put a bet on Andy to win, when it all went horribly wrong. I know that he thanked the spectators for giving him such great support but I wasn’t so impressed. I couldn’t believe how quiet they were being and they really didn’t start getting behind him until he was losing. They should’ve been yelling at every point that he won from the very beginning. I think to begin with the crowd may just have been too stressed out and tense.
As it happens, I couldn’t even watch the whole match. I went out for a walk to get away from the TV and the whole area was deathly silent. By the time I got back the roof was being rolled out and from then on it was only going to end one way. Federer is just too good indoors.
There’s always next year I suppose, but by then he’ll have won a grand slam, surely!