It is that time of the year when you pick your spot in front of TV and do not move till the last point of the day has been played. It is that time of the year when your head and body are still and only your eyes move as the best tennis players on the planet showcase their extraordinary skills. It is that time of the year, my friends, when The Championships are played!
Exactly one year back I started this blog, just for the love of this event. Such is the magic of this tournament, it makes you do things you never thought you would do.
Wimbledon is here and so are the 128 men and 128 women players who are ‘ In Pursuit of Greatness’. I cannot wait for it to get started! The beautiful grass courts of Wimbledon, the star-studded Royal Box of the Centre Court, the well-rehearsed and practiced announcements of the anchor and the purest form of love in the hearts of our beloved players!
I can go on and on….but I have two weeks to share my endless love for this event and so now I will jump to the topic of this article 😛 ( Yes, before every article I will sneak in my description of Wimbledon :P)
What to expect from day 1!
Wimbledon is renowned for its traditions, one of which is that the men’s defending champion kick-starts the proceedings for The Championships. Novak Djokovic, a two-time defending champion will be honoured with this opportunity this year. He takes on the British number 5, James Ward in his opening match.
Novak Djokovic Vs James Ward (5:30 p.m. IST)
Find the draw analysis for Wimbledon here: https://myworldoftennis.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/wimbledon-2016-dissecting-the-draw/
In the second match of the day on Centre court the ever-charming Garbine Muguruza will take on the 48th ranked, Camila Giorgi of Italy. Garbine is in great form as she won her first major at the French Open last month. She is also last year’s finalist at SW19. Her career took off from there and the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon will always have a special place in her heart.
Garbine Muguruza Vs Camila Giorgi (after Novak’s match)
And that is not all. The action-packed first day will also feature the 7 time champion at Wimbledon, Roger Federer. Roger takes on Guido Pella of Argentina. Roger missed his first Grand Slam this century when he announced he will not take part in this year’s French open. He missed it to better prepare for The Championships. Well, The Championships are here and so is Roger Federer. Time to do some magic Roger.
Roger Federer Vs Guido Pella ( after Muguruza’s match)
The other big matches to look forward to are :
No. 1 Court:
Venus Williams Vs Donna Vekic ( 5:30 p.m. IST)
Kei Nishikori Vs Sam Groth ( 2nd match on court)
Angelique Kerber Vs Laura Robson( 3rd match on court)
No. 2 Court:
Milos Raonic Vs Pablo Carreno Busta ( around 5:30 p.m. IST)
Simona Halep Vs Anna Karolina Schmiedlova ( around 8 p.m. IST)
No. 3 Court :
David Ferrer Vs Dudi Sela ( around 5 p.m. IST)
Court 8 :
Ivo Karlovic Vs Borna Coric ( 4 p.m. IST)
Court 12 :
Gael Monfils Vs Jeremy Chardy (3rd match on court)
The stage is set, the fans are ready as they queue up outside the gates of the A.E.L.T.C.. Let the Championships begin!