Wimbledon and Weather Meanderings

I’ve been glued to the Wimbledon coverage on TV when I haven’t been out in the garden taking advantage of the lovely blue sky and warm sunshiney weather which we’ve been having, cooling sea-breeze and all.

Maybe this is going to be Andy Murray’s year after all. As he says, he has beaten Nadal on quite a few occasions in the past – so fingers crossed. I was hoping that Mardy Fish would win against Nadal, it’s just nice to see new people in the mix but apart from that he has the most peculiar name.

I’ve been watching some of the women but I just can’t get enthused by it really. I find the high pitched shrieks very annoying, but apparently they’re necessary.

The high spot for me has been Jo Wilfried Tsonga because he has such a friendly and jocular personality and it’s good to see a real character coming through. There used to be so many characters but they’ve been thin on the ground for years now. I watched the match but I could still hardly believe that he had put Federer out.

I know that it’s just as well that we’re all different, but I can’t agree with Judy Murray when she describes Feliciano Lopez as deliciano. Strange really because I like men with beards and I was married to my husband for nearly 30 years before I saw him without his beard – and I can tell you it was a big shock!

Apart from the tennis I’ve been hard at it in the garden, getting things done while I can, just in case these last three days are our summer. Yes, we’ve had three sunny days in a row now – which has been unheard of for the last few years. The school holidays are just about to start in this part of Scotland and we’ll be footloose and fancy free for the next six weeks. Let’s hope the weather keeps up!

4 thoughts on “Wimbledon and Weather Meanderings

  1. We’ve been madly watching Wimbledon as well. Sasha does not know what to make of our cheering and applause for any tennis player who manages a gravity-defying display of chutzpah, grace, and athleticism.

    I’m so glad Andy Murray is in the semis, and I think it would be wonderful for him to win on his home turf. There have been plenty of upsets this year (all the more fun, as far as I’m concerned), and maybe he’ll topple Numero Uno.

    The women players right now lack luster, I think, except for Marion Bartolli from France, who made it to the quarterfinals. She’s lots of fun to watch. Pizazz! And Katrina, I can’t stand Sharpova’s shrieking. Couldn’t she come up with a more harmonious sound? She’d have more fans, maybe.


    • Judith,

      I feel for poor Sasha as her ears are so much better than ours! I happened to be in the kitchen during Bartolli’s last match so I only heard it on the radio. Andy’s out now, I could hardly watch it. Next year will be his year.

  2. So lucky you get to watch it live! Here in Arizona they hold the broadcasts for the big matches for later so more people can watch them. I’ve been at work when they are on so just have to check the scores every morning on the Internet.
    Despite her screeching, I like Sharapova. She has so much grit and determination in her. I always like players with mental toughness.
    I very much like 3 of the 4 men in the semis and am hoping Murray can hold his own against Nadal. What a great match that Federer/Tsonga one must have been to watch – I only saw highlights.
    Enjoy your sunshine and Wimbledon!

    • Anbolyn,
      It’s miserable that you can’t see it live. I think there would be a revolution here if the BBC didn’t have it on live and then they show it all again in the evening for people who missed it earlier. The tabloids here go crazy for Sharapova so I was really pleased the year that she won and proved that she wasn’t just a pretty face. I’m guessing that you’re going to be supporting Nadal now!

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