I use to often go to Day 7 and 9 of the tournament when it was within driving distance. Now on the other side of the world I have to stay up late to watch the tennis action.
some tennis memories:
- getting past several stewards (I had tickets for a different court) to see Martina Navratilova for my first visit to Centre Court
- on the old number one court being enthralled as Bergeria overcame Pat Rafter 13-11 in the 5th set
- I saw Pete Sampras play many times, after all he won Wimbledon 7 times, the last being in 2000. Seeing him play there, it was the expectation he would win, just like when a young guy named Rodger faced him in 2001. The crowd got behind him then went into startled silence 5 sets later when Federer went through.
|In 2001 4th round|
|Rodger Federer in 2004 quarter final against Lleyton Hewitt|