Anyone for tennis?

Tennis is one of those sports that you either love or hate. I don’t think there is an in between and you definitely need to know the game and scoring to get the full enjoyment from watching a game.

Although I am now in my *cough* forties I actually started to watch Wimbledon from the age of 16 or 17. My era of players were Becker/ Lendl/ Edburg/ Graf and Navratalova. I thought that era of tennis was exciting to watch, there were great rallies, different styles of shots, coming into the net more and a lot of variety which made watching the games exciting.

Then along came Sampras! Not that he doesn’t deserve his titles, the man was a machine, strong, fast and obviously unbeatable.

However, tennis then became boring. It became all about the biggest strongest serve and Ace after Ace…………not my idea of a match in any description. It became dull and not worth watching no matter how great the players were.

I have started to get back to it in the last few years. It certainly has had something to do with following Andy Murray’s progress through the ranks and tournaments. He has completely outranked the likes of Henman and Rudedski in my eyes. He is serious about his game and unbelievable competitive.

His game is very like the era of tennis I used to watch, a lot of the great players now are fabulous to watch, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and lots, lots more.

This years Wimbledon has been amazing to watch. I have always watched the women as their game, with exception of the Williams sisters, have always been interesting to watch- especially now that they have almost stopped the grunt and scream with every shot!

This year I have been able to catch most matches, although I had to record the men’s semi-final as I was here and was so chuffed to escape hearing the score and watched the game the next morning. It has been, exciting, riveting and interesting tennis to watch and long may it last.

So now my aim is to eventually grab a seat in centre court for one of the big matches ( yeah dream on LOL) so I’m relying on winning the lottery between now and next June!




4 thoughts on “Anyone for tennis?

  1. I enjoy playing and watching tennis, though only tend to watch Wimbledon, not the other majors. I think you’re right that the current players are making it exciting to watch; look at the DelPotro Djokovic match! Hopefully Murray’s win will get more people interested too.

    1. I know that match was amazing!! Again I had to record it but still watched it after LOL- My mum just informed me that if you have BT Vision+broadband (and I do) then you can sign up to a sports channel for free that will be showing the other tournaments throughout the year- I’m def doing that LOL 🙂 x

  2. I can’t wait for the sports package to arrive on the 1st August. Is that sad? I don’t follow any sport whatsoever except tennis, but you already know that. But I LOVE tennis so much. Post-Wimbledon Depression has definitely kicked in. Apparently we get BTSports1, BTSports2, and ESPN for free in a few weeks time. Last night (although we don’t get the channel as of yet) they were playing 2 Quarter finals from a WTA Championship, and 2 Semi-Finals from Di Sicilia in Palermo. They cover 21 different WTA Championships in total, and between those channels, BBC, and ITV, pretty much everything is covered. I read they are covering 800 hours of Tennis a year on the BT channels. Sound pretty good to me.

    Now all I need is there to be 35 hours in each day to fit it all in. HA!

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