I’m going to back date this or I’m going to run out of days…
Today was an epic day for tennis and British tennis in particular. I wish I could have been on Centre Court for Murray’s match against Federer but it wasn’t to be. I did get on to see him receive his medal which was a bonus and something to remember!
Actually, I had an incredible Court 1 ticket, four rows from the court! The main match was Novak Djokovic playing Juan Martin Del Petro for the Broze medal. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen two pros hitting the ball that hard (though I did think the same after seeing Murray and Baghdatis trading ground strokes at Wimbledon last month) and that consistently. It was a great match but I was surprised that Del Petro won in straight sets.
As I said, I managed to get tickets to Centre Court after the singles Gold medal match and so was treated to Murray’s chance at a second Gold medal in the mixed doubles final with Laura Robson. After really dominating in the first set they ended up losing in a tense tie break.
Pictures to follow.