Wimbledon Court no 1(This and many
other photos are courtesy of my friend Gaurav)
tickets are sold in advance, by lottery, by
memberships etc. Rest have to be bought on the
queued from 5:30 a.m. and there must have been
10000 people ahead of me already. Many were
with their tents clearly indicating they had
fun. Met a few friends as well.
The Wimbledon Tennis Club
went to see the tournament again in 2002. England's
Tim Henman lost (again!) much to the disappointment
of local fans.
small hill within the premises which has a huge
screen to watch the matches having beer, is
called Henman Hill in the honour of current
best British Player.
think from 1997 onwards it will be called 'Murray'
hill in honour of next best player 'Andy Murray'.
Hope he doesn't disappoint us.
|I got an opportunity to rub shoulders (literally) with who's who in tennis - Martina, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, A. Sanchez, Roger Federer, Patrick Rafter, Lisa Raymond, Elena Likhovtseva and many more.
Walk between courts
I saw a crowd, barged in, took an autograph, did not
realise who it was from. He did not look like a tennis
my next person who said it was ‘Sir Steve Redgrave’.
I nodded claiming ‘oh! That’s great’.
After going home in the evening, searched on the internet
to see who he was.
In case you are like me when it comes to other sports
and do not know who he is, here is what wikipedia says:
Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave CBE (born on
23 March 1962, in Marlow, England) is a British rower
who won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games
from 1984 to 2000, as well as an additional bronze medal
As the only Briton ever to achieve this feat, he is
widely considered to be Britain's greatest Olympian.
Redgrave also won a bronze medal with Andy Holmes in
the coxed pairs in 1988. He has won nine Rowing World
Championship gold medals.
Travel: You can travel to Wimbledon by train
from London. Other way that I prefer is to go
to East Croydon (underground station) and from
there take a tram to Wimbledon (20 minutes)
|England UK Train Travel
- Information on getting train ticket,
the train system